Sep
9
2014

Number 5 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#5 Temple University Tyler School of Art

 Jerry's Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.

Getting down to the top 5 in our list, we are counting down to the best art school in the country and coming in at number 5 is the Tyler School of Art at Temple University

 

Named after famed sculptor Stella Elkins Tyler and located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Tyler School of Art at Temple University is one of the largest producers of notable artists and designers. This higher learning institution is home to some of the leading programs in painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, ceramics, photography and graphic design. 

The highly competitive and selective graduate program offers 12 programs from Masters of Architecture and Masters of Fine Arts to PHD in Art History. The school also boasts an impressive study abroad program with locations in Rome, Scotland and Japan with the belief that exposure to different cultures and other artistic environments can be valuable to widen their student's experiences and views on art.

 

The Breakdown

  • Professors- The faculty at Temple is made up of recognized art and design professionals that provide instruction through both word and example. Professors are comprised of art and design professionals that have won awards such as Guggenheims, Fullbrights to even MacArthur Fellowships. 
  • Notable Alumnus- The Tyler School of Art boasts an impressive alumni base including two Presidential portrait painters, Simmie Knox and Aaron Shickler, and a host of professional artists currently on display across the world.
  • Local flavor- Philadelphia is home to many art galleries and museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Woodmere Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Barnes Foundation.
  • Currently on Display- Reform, a new installation addressing school closings in Philadelphia and Vital Signs, a project to refurbish old signs located around Philadelphia. 

 

Art from the 2013 Annual Student Exhibition

 

For More Information on the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, visit tyler.temple.edu


Jerry's Artarama Fall Back to Class Sale 2014

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Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

 This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerrysartarama.com. Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!

One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to Jerrysartarama.com will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!

For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.

Sep
6
2014

Number 6 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#6 California Institute of the Arts (Valencia)

 Jerry's Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.

At Number 6, we have the California Institute of the Arts. 


 

 The California Institute of the Arts, a private university located in Valencia, California was founded in 1961 and currently boasts a student body of 1,454 students. The School has been called one of the best "campuses that offer an exceptional artist atmosphere" by Newsweek in 2011. 

The Institute was created by Walt Disney who when designing it had this to say concerning art education:

"The remarkable thing that's taking place in almost every field of endeavor is an accelerating rate of dynamic growth and change. The arts, which have historically symbolized the advance of human progress, must match this growth if they are going to maintain their value in and influence on society. The talents of musicians, the self-expression of the actor, and the techniques of fine and commercial artist are being used more and more in today's business-not by themselves but rather, in close association with each other. What we must have, then, is a completely new approach to training in the arts- an entirely new educational concept which will properly prepare artists and give them the vital tools so necessary for working in, and drawing from, every field of creativity and performance...A school should offer a kind of cross-pollination that would develop the best in it's students."

The School of Art offers degrees in fine arts, design, photography and media, and art and technology. Students are given the flexibility to plan their own creative development whether thats painting or digital imagery with a growing curriculum in multimedia technology. The school offers a four year BFA and a two year MFA in art which teaches students through both theory and real studio experience. 

The Breakdown

  • Professors- 314 Accredited professors are ready and working to help their students test the boundaries of where art and technology meet. 
  • Notable Alumnus- Animator and illustrator Glen Keane who worked on Disney's The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Stop Motion director Henry Selick who directed The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, and famed performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena.
  • Local flavor- The Institute is close to Los Angeles, global hub of media and the arts.
  • Currently on Display- Check out the MFA and BFA art students at CalArts Open Studio

 

Art on Display from MFA and BFA students at the California Institute of the Arts 

 

 For More Information on the California Institute of the Arts, visit calarts.edu


Jerry's Artarama Fall Back to Class Sale 2014

Jerry's Artarama is the one-stop-shop for all of your back to class needs. Why run from store to store trying to find all of your supplies when you can order them with just a few clicks on Jerrysartarama.com? Save money and gas by getting all of your supplies at student friendly prices.

And of course, we carry all your favorite brands with great savings on supplies from LUKAS, Fabriano, Winsor & Newton, SoHo Urban Artist, GOLDEN, Arches and many more.

Start Shopping Todayor Check out all the classroom essentials in our 2014 Back to Class Art Supply Shopping Guide!

Sale Ends October 17, 2014 so get your supplies why the savings lasts!


Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

 This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerrysartarama.com. Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!

One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to Jerrysartarama.com will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!

For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.

Sep
4
2014

Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors

A 'Painter's Paint'

From the very beginning Williamsburg has been known as a ‘painter’s paint.’ The founder of the company, Carl Plansky, was first and foremost a painter by both temperament and training. Everything he made was infused with a painter’s sense of touch and passion for color. This passion for paint continues today as Golden Artist Colors carries on the legacy of Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors.

Ground to accentuate the unique qualities of each pigment

Using high quality pigments is just the beginning. So much of the quality of oil paint is in the grinding. With Williamsburg, each color is ground to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to that particular pigment. Some colors will feel slightly gritty; others extremely smooth, preserving the wider range of differences oil paints had in the past.

Cerulean Blue will have a beautiful velvet, light-absorbing surface with extremely strong covering power; the Siennas will often have a lesser grind and feel slightly gritty due to the larger pigment particle size. This grind allows light to travel through the vehicle, exposing rich golden or mahogany undertones instead of just heavy, dull browns.

Williamsburg Oil paints are strongly pigmented and offer excellent covering power.  Most pigments are ground in pure, premium, alkali-refined and pH-balanced linseed oil, the most durable and flexible of the different kinds of oils. There is also a recently introduced line of colors ground in safflower oil, designed for glazing and the top layers of a painting where flexibility is less important and reduced yellowing over time is desired.

A wide range with several unique colors

  • Large selection of pigment rich Cobalt and Cadmium colors.
  • A wide range of earth colors including  Cyprus Orange, Turkey Umber, Native Italian Earth colors & French Earth colors.
  • Modern pigments such as Quinacridones and Phthalos.
  • Unique colors like Courbet Green, Montserrat Orange and Stil de Grain.
  • A line of transparent glazing colors ground in safflower oil.Special effect colors, with a range of Iridescent and Interference colors.

Beautiful blends created using Williamsburg Iridescent Colors

Embraced by the art community

Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors continue to be used by some of the most recognized painters of our time, such as Milton Resnick, Susanna Coffey, Susan Rothenberg, and Julian Schnabel. Works created in Williamsburg can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Beauborg in Paris.

Explore the full line of Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors and Mediums at Jerry's Artarama:

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