Professional Development

Embodying Values and Finding Sanctuaries in Time

A Message From ArtWell Executive Director Susan Teegen Dear Friends, I’m thrilled to be back after having an opportunity to personally live out the ethos of our ArtWell programs throughout my Sabbatical. Thanks to your dedicated support and that of our Board and staff, our programs never missed a beat—more on this exciting work below. […]

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Scenes from the 7th Annual Arts and Education Symposium

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Arts Education network and Education and Policy Leadership Center (EPLC), the 7th Annual Arts and Education Symposium presented arts educators, school and community leaders, higher education faculty and administrators, and policy leaders with a unique opportunity for networking and learning. Among the day’s workshop offerings: “Supporting Trauma Impacted Students Through Arts […]

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Creative Techniques for Connection, Reflection and Self-Care at Jefferson University

Through poetry, collage and conversation, Jefferson University students experienced ArtWell’s arts-based approach to developing healing relationships and personal practices which can mitigate stress, burnout and secondary trauma. The “Creative Techniques for Connection, Reflection and Self-Care” workshop was held on November 1 as part of Jefferson University’s Immersion Week. Participating medical students created the following I […]

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ArtWell Workshop Explores Self-Knowledge, Identity, and Sanctuary Through The Arts

On September 29th ArtWell led Plymouth Meeting Friends School administrators and teachers in a workshop exploring identity, arts activities and tools in support of youth, and building community among students and colleagues. One Plymouth Meeting administrator had this to say: We are a community that thrives on creative, reflective opportunities. This was really a perfect […]

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Teachers-only session begins Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week at ArtWell

Thank you afterschool professionals and partners for making a difference in the lives of young people! An estimated 10.2 million children participate in afterschool programs each year. Today, afterschool programs are viewed as much more than just childcare. They are widely credited as the way to enhance education in STEM, literacy, the arts, social and […]

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