2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR:

Wednesday, OCTOBER 11, 2017, 10AM

AGTS will be painting a mural! One hour tours of surrounding murals will also be available during the event to those members wishing to participate.
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Monday, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017, 10AM
with special guest lecture by Catherine Marie Charlton, “Wyeth Walks” immediately following the meeting–ALL MEMBERS WELCOME!!!
Keneseth Israel (KI)
8339 Old York Road  (the corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)
Elkins Park, PA

2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR:

SAMUEL S. FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL, 10AMFleisher art memorial

719 Catherine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Lectue and tour




Art Goes of the Delaware Valley, Inc

Networking Meeting

“Another Way of Looking”–slides of the Networking Meeting

William Penn Inn

 Winterthur Museum Lecture and Tour, October 6, 10AMthumbnail winterthur

Download Winterthur RSVP Form  (PDF or Word Doc)

 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE

Chapter Chairman’s Meeting Monday, September 12, 2016, 10AM, Keneseth Israel


2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR:

Click here to download a PDF of the 2015-2016 Enrichment Events Schedule.X'ian Army
Click on the links below for directions to each event location.

Portfolio Exchange

Monday, June 6, 2016

10:00 AM
Keneseth Israel (KI)
8339 Old York Road (the corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)
Elkins Park

Brandywine River MuseumBrandywine river Museum 2: Museum led tour of American Art Inclusive of the Wyeth family holdings.

Wednesday May 4, 2016

10:00 AM
1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd Chaddsford, PA
Free access granted to the Museum after the lecture

Networking Meeting: The Rhythm of Patterns:William Penn Inn Connecting Art to the World around Us

Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

10:00 AM
William Penn Inn Gwynedd, PA
Registration and Fee Required
$10.00 per person

History of Networking (PDF) or (Word Doc)

PMA Craft Show 2015

PA Convention Center, NOVEMBER 12-15. 
Information regarding the special discounted ticket offer for AGTS-DV Members, may be found under the “Member Opportunity” tab and in the chapter chairman’s secure section of this website. OFFER DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30th

The Barnes: Exploration of Pictures and Word Program Featured Exhibit! STRENGTH AND SPLENDOR: WROUGHT IRON FROM THE MUSÉE LE SECQ DES TOURNELLES

Barnes Informational Sheet for the day of the trip–click in parenthesis–(PDF) or (Word Doc)

Microsoft Word - AGTS Barnes Event Friday October 2.docx



KI Building

Chapter Chair Meeting: Implementation of New Programming & Policies

Monday September 21, 2015

10:00 AM
Keneseth Israel (KI)
8339 Old York Road (the corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)
Elkins Park  (Meeting held in KI Library)


 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR:

Portfolio Exchange

Monday June 1, 2015 at 10AM, Keneseth Israel (KI) Elkins Park , PAX'ian Army



“Artistrator” E.B. Lewis
The Process of Illustrating for Children”coming on home eb lewis

Wednesday May 6, 2015 at 10AM, African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Free access granted to the Museum after the lecture

It wasn’t easy getting this Caldecott Winner but we did!  Mr. Lewis has graciously agreed to chat with us and sign a few books as he explains the process of Illustrating for children.
Quite popular worldwide, students in our area are very familiar with Lewis through Artist in Residence Programs; they snap up his work at their school book fairs. We thought we should get to know him as well as they do.

Additional Parking Options:AAMP

Surface parking is available on Arch Street at the Parkway Parking Lot, located directly behind the Museum.

Additional lots are located within a one block radius. There is also metered parking throughout the neighborhood surrounding the Museum.


Chapter Workshop–Education Department  ” Visual Thinking Strategies ” featuring  Philadelphia Art

Monday March 9, 2015  at 10AM, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA


Recognition Awards Ceremony immediately following the event.

Rediscover Woodmere and their collections in a group setting! The Education Department will share a program developed just for AGTS incorporating  “Visual Thinking Strategies”.   Featured will be PAFA artists from their collection, followed by a brief activity using paintings from the galleries.
Also come and support your chapter members as they are honored for their years of service

Steve Wills: The Story of Diana

Wednesday December 10, 2014  at 10AM, Philadelphia Museum of Art


PMA’s  Diana exhibit is seen by thousands  of our students yearly. The story of how it came to Philadelphia is already fascinating, but wait untilDiana PMA you discover the intricate tangents behind this famous statue.  A story of intrigue involving love and death in the gilded age should not to be missed!

The Member Recognition Awards have been moved to the March 9, 2015 Chapter Workshop at the Woodmere Art Museum. 



Networking Meeting: Public Art & Presenting a 2D Representation of a 3D Object!  

For a summary of the Networking Presentation, please click here

WEDNESDAY November 12, 2014 at 10AM, William Penn Inn, Gwynedd, PA



AGTS is continuing to expand our inventory. We began with sculptures, introduced mural arts and will now venture into public works. Have you ever wondered the best way to present that sculpture? How do others present the current 2D images of a sculpture?clothspin

We’ll discuss a few of the many public works in Philadelphia and be pairing them with our new Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) works as we begin to add them to our portfolios.



The Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show , logo 38th craft show

Thursday, November 6-9, 2014

By special arrangement with the Craft Show Committee, AGTS members (and friends & family) can purchase $10 ticket–reduced from the regular price of $15.

To reserve your tickets, please contact AGTS member Wendy Peck at 610-658-2027 or wrpcons@comcast.net. Wendy is a volunteer with the 2014 Craft Show Committee.

  • Thurs-Friday, 11AM to 9PM; Saturday, 10AM to 6PM; Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM
  • pmacraftshow.org



Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 10AM,

Trolley Tour image

CONGRATULATIONS to our Facebook competition winner: KRISTI JOHNSON SIMKINS from our Methacton Chapter! Thank you to all of our members who participated.

Mural Arts Trolley Tour
Mural Arts at the Gallery
901 Market Street Philadelphia
Registration and Fee Required $18.00 per person
This heavily requested tour has been a year in the making!
Finally members will receive the chance to see many of the murals featured in our portfolios. The trip will take place primarily in North Philadelphia where most of our murals reside. Tour guides will accompany vehicles and answer all those questions your students want to know!

AGTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 1962-2012, Sept. 10, 2012

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

PAFA: Hamilton building  Annex on N. Broad Street-one-half block north of main PAFA Building.

    • 10:00-11:00  Silent auction Art work created and donated  by AGTS  members. Fancy Art books as well.
    • 10:30-11:30 Coffee and Danish. Self-guided tour of Tuttleman Gallery exhibit
    • 11:30 Luncheon begins! Guest Speaker Monica Zimmerman Director of Education at PAFA

2012 Networking

'Peace Wall' is one of 47 murals throughout the city that celebrate African American culture in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Mural Arts)

‘Peace Wall’ is one of 47 murals throughout the city that celebrate African American culture in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Mural Arts)

Networking is being held Tuesday November 13, 2012 at the William Penn Inn. Networking will be about the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. They have given us permission to reproduce five murals to add to some of our portfolios. These works will be discussed for the first time. Docents from the Mural Arts program will be on hand to facilitate discussion and show a short power point presentation.

  2013 Networking Workshop


Robert Indiana (b. 1928), “Love” c 1976
JFK Plaza, 15th Street and JFK Boulevard
(Photo by Caitlin Martin, courtesy Association for Public Art)

Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 10AM, William Penn Inn,    Gwynedd, PA  Click link above for details.



   Networking Meeting: The Education of a Print
   Art Across The Curriculum – PUBLIC ART


Click here for the May 2014 Lecture Summary: Laura Cohn

submitted by Carrie Damiani (Owen J. Roberts)





Monday September 8, 2014 at 10AM, Keneseth Israel (KI), Elkins Park, PA