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DYLAN N. BALL, M.S.Ed.

PROFILE: 

An experienced graphic designer and fine artist turned educator who upholds an inclusive, relevant, and hands-on education for all students regardless of background or abilities.

M.S.Ed. Saint Joseph's University '22

B.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University '19

 

CERTIFICATIONS:

DYLAN N. BALL, M.S.Ed

PROFILE: 

An experienced graphic designer and fine artist turned educator who upholds an inclusive, relevant, and hands-on education for all students regardless of background or abilities.  

CERTIFICATIONS:

DYLAN N. BALL, M.S.Ed.

PROFILE: 

An experienced graphic designer and fine artist turned educator who upholds an inclusive, relevant, and hands-on education for all students regardless of background or abilities.

M.S.Ed., Saint Joseph's University '22

B.F.A., Tyler School of Art, Temple University '19

  

CERTIFICATIONS:

 

PA INSTRUCTIONAL I

ART EDUCATION, K12

PA INSTRUCTIONAL I - ADD ON

BUSINESS, COMPUTERS, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, K12

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, K12

 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

 

 

PA INSTRUCTIONAL I

ART EDUCATION, K12

PA INSTRUCTIONAL I - ADD ON

BUSINESS, COMPUTERS, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, K12

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, K12

 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

 

In the spring of 2019, artist, activist, educator, and member of the Cheyenne tribe Edgar Heap of Birds unveiled a custom, limited edition screenprint series for the new graduates of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. The screenprint, distressed, ghostly, and bright red, depicted three words; Learn. Share. Lead. In his address to the graduating class, Edgar Heap of Birds went on to say that “If you participate in your community, then maybe you have the ability to represent it; What are you going to do to help?” At this moment, I understood the privilege, power, and responsibility I now held as a designer and artist entering the professional world with the tools necessary to be an advocate and leader in our ever-changing society. With this responsibility and mindset, I enter the classroom each day motivated by the idea that every student has the ability to learn, share, and lead in their own future pursuits.

A visual arts education is essential in aiding all students’ academic and social development. An effective arts education adapts and challenges students to think abstractly to solve visual problems while fostering creativity and personal identity through a hands-on, project-centered curriculum. Art education, at its core, teaches students to embrace problems, develop focus and craft, and persevere in tasks. In addition to the physical nature of art, it is also essential to address topics in history, culture, and society to prepare students to become active participants within their own communities. As we progress in society, we rely more heavily on the contributions of creative geniuses who continuously innovate solutions for a greater world we never thought could be possible. One of the best aspects of art education is its ability to connect across all disciplines, especially technology. The art room is a place where students can take what they have learned in their traditional classrooms and apply it in a way that is relevant to them. I, as the teacher, am there to guide, enrich, and support students in the artistic endeavors of their choosing.

To run a successful and productive classroom, I take the time to get to know my students individually to adapt and modify lessons so that instruction is relevant to my audience. Students often thank me for taking the time to get to know them and providing the freedom for creativity. I know that each student brings with them their own unique background, culture, set of beliefs, and existing knowledge. By understanding my students personally, I can cultivate their education into something purposeful. Further, I take pride in providing a structured learning environment for all students to achieve and take ownership of their actions.

My ultimate goal as an educator is to prepare my students to become active participants in our democratic society. Art is a tool for communicating new ideas, concepts, innovations, and stories that can be shared across the globe. As an educator, I have the unique responsibility to equip our new generation with these necessary tools so that each student may learn, share, and lead in their own way.  

- Dylan Ball, M.S.Ed.

In the spring of 2019, artist, activist, educator, and member of the Cheyenne tribe Edgar Heap of Birds unveiled a custom, limited edition screenprint series for the new graduates of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. The screenprint, distressed, ghostly, and bright red, depicted three words; Learn. Share. Lead. In his address to the graduating class, Edgar Heap of Birds went on to say that “If you participate in your community, then maybe you have the ability to represent it; What are you going to do to help?” At this moment, I understood the privilege, power, and responsibility I now held as a designer and artist entering the professional world with the tools necessary to be an advocate and leader in our ever-changing society. With this responsibility and mindset, I enter the classroom each day motivated by the idea that every student has the ability to learn, share, and lead in their own future pursuits.

A visual arts education is essential in aiding all students’ academic and social development. An effective arts education adapts and challenges students to think abstractly to solve visual problems while fostering creativity and personal identity through a hands-on, project-centered curriculum. Art education, at its core, teaches students to embrace problems, develop focus and craft, and persevere in tasks. In addition to the physical nature of art, it is also essential to address topics in history, culture, and society to prepare students to become active participants within their own communities. As we progress in society, we rely more heavily on the contributions of creative geniuses who continuously innovate solutions for a greater world we never thought could be possible. One of the best aspects of art education is its ability to connect across all disciplines, especially technology. The art room is a place where students can take what they have learned in their traditional classrooms and apply it in a way that is relevant to them. I, as the teacher, am there to guide, enrich, and support students in the artistic endeavors of their choosing.

To run a successful and productive classroom, I take the time to get to know my students individually to adapt and modify lessons so that instruction is relevant to my audience. Students often thank me for taking the time to get to know them and providing the freedom for creativity. I know that each student brings with them their own unique background, culture, set of beliefs, and existing knowledge. By understanding my students personally, I can cultivate their education into something purposeful. Further, I take pride in providing a structured learning environment for all students to achieve and take ownership of their actions.

My ultimate goal as an educator is to prepare my students to become active participants in our democratic society. Art is a tool for communicating new ideas, concepts, innovations, and stories that can be shared across the globe. As an educator, I have the unique responsibility to equip our new generation with these necessary tools so that each student may learn, share, and lead in their own way.  

- Dylan Ball, M.S.Ed.

DYLAN BALL 

CONTACT:  P. 215.868.6646  E. DYLAN@DYLANBALL.CO

CONTACT: 

P. 215.868.6646

E. DYLAN@DYLANBALL.CO

 

CONTACT:  

P. 215.868.6646  E. DYLAN@DYLANBALL.CO

 

 

CONTACT:  

P. 215.868.6646

E. DYLAN@DYLANBALL.CO

 

>THIS IS STUDENT WORK COMPLETED AT THE TYLER SCHOOL OF ART, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

>THIS IS STUDENT WORK COMPLETED AT THE TYLER SCHOOL OF ART,             TEMPLE UNIVERSITY