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TMA Art Class Scholarships

TMA Scholarships are intended to provide an understanding and appreciation of the arts to a wide demographic range who might not otherwise be financially able to attend Museum classes, and to recognize and encourage artistically gifted students.

Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Application: Scholarships, awarded based on financial need, cover 100% of the tuition fee for most classes.

Winter/Spring 2018 Art Class Scholarship Deadlines

Scholarship applications for Session 1 must be received by January 7, 2018.
Scholarship applications for Session 2 must be received by February 11, 2018.

Palmer Scholarship

This scholarship provides funding for travel to pursue independent study in an art-related field. The award recipient(s) receives up to $8,000 toward the costs of travel , either domestic or abroad, to enhance his/her studies in an art-related endeavor.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Palmer Scholarship. Completed applications must be received by March 16, 2018.

Palmer Scholarship Information 2018

Palmer Scholarship Application 2018

Recipients of the 2017 Palmer Scholarship are:

Recipient Project
Lia Colapietro Study Dutch flower paintings and contemporary floral design in the UK & Netherlands
Robert Cummerow Travel to East Asia for artist residency and photographing performing ensembles
Lucia Yupanqui Learn traditional weaving techniques in Peru

Recipients of the 2016 Palmer Scholarship are:

Recipient Project
Hedyeh Elahinia Travel to northwest Iran to practice photography and document landscapes
Erin Miller Learn techniques for dying wool and textile-making from traditional Scottish artisans
Julie Schnell-Madden Study indigenous artifacts in New Zealand and how the objects are used in the country’s education system

Recipients of the 2015 Palmer Scholarship are:

Recipient Project
Dan Chudzinski Pacific Northwest carving workshop
Aaron Brandt Cross-country photography and illustration trip
Lindsay Scypta Travel to Paris to study Sèvres porcelain

Recipients of the 2014 Palmer Scholarship are:

Recipient Project
Wesley Brown Ceramics workshop in China
Jennifer Giovannucci The study of anatomical paintings and wax models in Italy

Recipients of the 2013 Palmer Scholarship are:

Recipient Project
Cathie Moorek Egyptian Coffins / Penn University
Kelly Crosser-Alge Teachers’ Collaborative Workshop / Bullseye Glass Factory
Elliott Michael Charney Photography in Thailand

Recipients of the 2012 Palmer Scholarship are:

Recipient Project
Jennifer Fechik Research on 6th-5th century B.C. symposium pottery from Attica.
Kathy Heisinger Photograph the educational process for life skills as well as AIDS.
Ryan Davis Study art and culture. Paint murals with local residents.

Recipients of the 2011 Palmer Scholarship are:

Recipient Project
Elizabeth Wise Interdisciplinary professional development: Art & chemistry
Jennifer Leszczyniski Color theory & the illusion of light
Joshua Torres Haiti’s condition a year after the earthquake
Grace Engel Reinvent Lewis Carroll’s classic text Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland