Art in the Open 2016

We are so excited to have been selected to participate in this year’s biennial Art in the Open along the Schuykill River Trail. On May 13, 14, and 15, Sarah and I led a “PA Native Fish” mural painting project on parachute cloth with the public to help promote environmental awarenessabout conserving natural habitats, protecting natural …

Bird Origami Hand Puppet

Title: Bird Origami Hand Puppet Description: Students make hand puppets using a single sheet of paper and folding paper like a traditional origami fortune teller. This project is a great way to introduce compassion as a theme. Students relate to the different characters and the stories they create. Project Ideas: theater, interpersonal, compassion, body kinesthetic …

Meet Sean

Meet Sean – a Film and Media Arts student at Temple University and an ASI videographer, photographer, art teacher, and mural painting volunteer. My name is Sean Olivier, a Film and Media Arts student at Temple University. I was looking for opportunities to volunteer in my community and the programs that you’re …

Meet Grace

Meet Grace – a professional Graphic Design Assistant with Anthropologie, graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Industrial Design, and an ASI volunteer Graphic Designer and  Mural Painter. She has made Art Sphere Inc. posters, flyers, lesson plan layouts and helped ASI with creating ASI design policy and strategy as …

Meet Tricia

Tricia (in front) is an ASI Art Teacher and Mural Painting Volunteer who has helped Candice (in back) at Fishtown Recreation Center this past summer (seen here working on the mural) and worked with youth during the summer programs at Northern Liberties and Fishtown Recreation Centers and participated in giving out art …

Meet Alysia

Alysia is an ASI volunteer who has shared her knowledge and expertise working professionally with special needs youth as a volunteer Art Teacher, Mural Painter, leading nature walks and classes with Veterans, and coordinating other volunteers. Seen here entering feedback surveys data here at the office, she has helped ASI a great deal in our office …

Community Art: Why Paint Benches?

Painting benches protects wood from rotting and decorates the most utilitarian objects found in parks and playgrounds, making them inviting to visitors. When volunteers work together to take on a once-graffitied bench, their artwork gives viewers the message that this is a special, public, kid-friendly and safe area for play, collaboration, meeting others, …