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ArtsWeek 2017 is almost here!
 

During ArtsWeek, each course provides a rich, engaging studio experience within a specific discipline. The program is designed for teachers across subject areas who are interested in innovative, creative approaches to education based on work with art-specific media. Educators work with practicing artists to explore techniques, concepts, history and more to enhance how students learn. The week provides the opportunity for teachers to become part of a creative community and share new ideas. Each ArtsWeek program includes a final reception and exhibition for all participants, and the creation of lesson plans reflecting the new skills and approaches learned.

Teachers earn graduate credits, PA Act 48 hours and develop useful tools to use in the classroom. 


ArtsWeek 2017 is offered at three locations  studio choices, travel, hotel and links to online registration available here:

• Wayne Art Center: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30
• GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28
• The University of the Arts: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11


Are you interested in an immersive arts experience, but don't need graduate credits? Non-credit courses for UArts ArtsWeek are available through the UArts Continuing Education department . VIEW DETAILS.
 

During the UArts ArtsWeek, the program will feature keynote speaker Ben Volta and catered luncheon and special events including a closing exhibition/reception.
 

ArtsWeek participants from all locations are invited to attend keynotes at no additional cost. 


NAEA members receive a 10% tuition discount to ArtsWeek with proof of membership at the time of registration.

Keynote Luncheon


Join Ben Volta for our Keynote Address! 


Ben is a 2015 Pew Fellow. He earned his certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2002 and his BFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, during which he completed extensive graduate coursework in art history and design. After finishing his academic studies, Ben began working with teachers and students in Philadelphia public schools to create participatory art rooted in an exploratory and educational process. For the past 10 years, he has been developing this collaborative process in partnership with public schools, art organizations, and communities. He has received funding to work in more than 40 schools on hundreds of projects, which have focused on skills alignments and the integration of art with math, science, and reading. 


Wednesday, August 9th, 12 – 2PM

CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall, 320 S. Broad Street
Lunch to follow in Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

 

Wayne Art Center
June 26 - June 30, 2017

Located on the Main Line in Philadelphia’s western suburbs, the Wayne Art Center offers large, light-filled studios and galleries in a comfortable suburban setting.
The Professional Institute for Educators is proud to partner with this community art center to serve teachers in this region, as well as those eager to visit this area.


Studio Choices:

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave.  |  Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610.688.3553
 

Local Attractions

Woodmere Art Museum: woodmereartmuseum.org
Morris Arboretum: morrisarboretum.org 
Brandywine River Museum: brandywinemuseum.org
Chanticleer Garden: chanticleergarden.org
Valley Forge National Park: nps.gov/vafo
Wharton Esherick House Museum: whartonesherickmuseum.org

Visitor Information
Chester County’s Brandywine Valley Visitors Center: brandywinevalley.com

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau: valleyforge.org


Directions
Located 30 miles west of Philadelphia, the Wayne Art Center is accessible via Interstate 76 and the PA Turnpike, and offers convenient free parking. Participants from throughout central Pennsylvania, northern Maryland, and the greater Philadelphia region will find Wayne to be a convenient drive. Participants traveling to the region may also wish to consider arriving via Amtrak to Philadelphia’s 30th Street station, where car rentals are available. The Regional Rail train line R5 from Philadelphia stops at the Wayne Station near the center of the town. The Wayne Art Center is located about 2 miles from the train station. The Philadelphia International Airport serves the greater Philadelphia suburban region as well for those traveling from throughout the country.

Hotels near Wayne Art Center

Courtyard by Marriott Devon
762 West Lancaster Avenue           
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610.687.6633 
Toll-free: 1.800.321.2211

The Radnor Hotel
 
*ArtsWeek Rate Available! 

591 East Lancaster Avenue
 St.      
Davids, PA 19087
Phone: 610.688.5800  
Toll Free: 1.800.537.3000
Wayne Hotel
139 East Lancaster Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-687-5000
Toll-free: 1.800.962.5850

Supplies + Materials
Supplies and materials are the responsibility of the student; some shared equipment may be provided. Supplies/materials lists will be distributed prior to the start of classes.

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GoggleWorks
July 24 - 28, 2017


The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a premiere community art and cultural resource center for Berks County as well as central and southeastern Pennsylvania. GoggleWorks is the largest, most comprehensive interactive arts center of its kind in the country.

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a prime example of adaptive reuse in architecture and derives its name from the original structure from which it evolved. A former goggle factory, GoggleWorks is an industrial complex of six buildings transformed into four galleries, dance and music studios, classrooms, a wood shop, a photography classroom with darkroom, a glassblowing facility, and both ceramics and jewelry studios. The space also holds a 130-seat film theater, café, gift shop and offices for 26 community arts organizations. The factory’s groundbreaking innovations made it a leader in the safety industry for over a century. Now the buildings are a hub of activity, maintaining local historical and architectural integrity while inspiring a cultural and economic resurgence as the community and visitors come together to create, appreciate and celebrate the arts.
 

Studio Choices:

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington St.  |  Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610.374.4600


Local Attractions
Daniel Boone Homestead: danielboonehomestead.org
Reading Public Museum: readingpublicmuseum.org
Renninger’s Antique + Farmer’s Market: renningers.com
 

Visitor Information
Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau: readingberkspa.com
The Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau offices are onsite 
at the GoggleWorks.
 

Travel
Located 64 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is accessible via the PA Turnpike and PA Routes 422 and 222, and offers convenient, free parking. Participants from throughout central Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos, and the greater Philadelphia region will find Reading to be a convenient drive. Participants traveling to the region may also wish to consider arriving via Amtrak to Philadelphia’s 30th Street station, where car rentals are available. Airports serving this area are the Lehigh Valley International Airport, Harrisburg International Airport, and the Philadelphia International Airport for those traveling from throughout the country.


Hotels Near GoggleWorks


Holiday Inn Express
*ArtsWeek Rate Available! 
2389 Bernville Road
Reading, PA 19605
Phone: 610.372.0700        
     

Inn at Reading
1040 N Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610.372.7811        
 

Courtyard by Marriot
150 North Park Road
Reading, PA 19610
Phone: 610.378.1137   
 

Supplies + Materials
Supplies and materials are the responsibility of the student; some shared equipment may be provided. Supplies/materials lists will be distributed prior to the start of classes.


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The University of the Arts
August 7 - 11, 2017


At the University of the Arts, creativity in all its forms overlaps and converges. UArts is the first and only university in the United States solely dedicated to educating creative individuals in the visual, performing and communication arts. We believe in the creative process as a transformative force for society.

Our campus in Center City Philadelphia stretches for six blocks along the Avenue of the Arts from Walnut Street to South Street. Philadelphia is overflowing with stories to tell, scenes to capture, people to meet, museums to explore, restaurants to sample and performances to ponder. This city offers a distinctive blend of old and new. Broad Street gives way to narrow alleys and large boulevards. History, technology, and artistic creativity mingle on city corners. Philadelphia is home to an astounding collection of museums, artistic venues and historical attractions. These include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Mütter Museum, and the National Constitution Center.
 

Studio Choices:


Are you interested in an immersive arts experience, but don't need graduate credits? Non-credit courses for UArts Artsweek are available for a special, discounted tuition rate VIEW DETAILS.
 

Local Attractions
Fabric Workshop and Museum: fabricworkshopandmuseum.org
Independence National Historic Park: independencevisitorcenter.com
Philadelphia Museum of Art: philamuseum.org
Reading Terminal Market: readingterminalmarket.org


Visitor Information
The Official Visitors Site for Greater Philadelphia: gophila.com
Philadelphia Cultural Events and Organizations: phillyfunguide.com


Travel + Parking
Center City Philadelphia is accessible via the PA Turnpike and Interstate 95 or participants traveling to the region may wish to consider arriving via train or plane. Philadelphia is served by Amtrak’s 30th Street station, a convenient cab ride from our campus. Commuter train service via PATCO high speed line from New Jersey and SEPTA’s Regional Rail lines all stop within walking distance of our campus. The Philadelphia International Airport is located just southwest of the city and can be reached via cab or the R1 Regional Rail train line.

Students attending UArts ArtsWeek are eligible for a free parking voucher to cover the costs of parking during class meeting times. Students must park at the LAZ garage in the Symphony House Building, located at 440 S. Broad St. Please see the Policies page for more details. 
 

Hotels near University of the Arts

Holiday Inn Express
*ArtsWeek Rate Available! 
1305 Walnut Street         
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.735.9300 
 
   DoubleTree by Hilton
   237 S. Broad Street  
   Philadelphia, PA 19107
   Phone: 215.893.1600
 
   
   Hyatt at the Bellevue

   200 S. Broad Street
   Philadelphia, PA 19102
   Phone: 215.893.1234

 


Supplies + Materials
Supplies and materials are the responsibility of the student; some shared equipment may be provided. Supplies/materials lists will be distributed prior to the start of classes.
 

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