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Digital Audio Workshop
CE 2508N 01
Jacob Folk
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Jul 05
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Interested in making music on your computer, but not sure where to start? Gain a basic understanding of digital audio so you can finally start composing and creating! Students become familiar with the fundamentals of digital recording and audio manipulation over the course of five sessions. The first three classes are held in a lab setting, allowing hands-on experience converting audio to a digital format and manipulating it within a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Get acquainted with audio editing software including GarageBand, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools, and learn to create MIDI-based compositions - compositions where instruments interface with your computer. The final two sessions are held in a recording studio, granting exposure to a mixing console and different types of microphones. Basic mixing techniques are covered in this course, including equalization, compression and panning audio within the stereo spectrum.

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Digital Media for Photographers - Lightroom
CE 1416C 01
Addison Geary
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course provides an overview of Adobe Lightroom, a complete end-to-end software solution for both amateur and professional photographers. Providing a critical set of tools for digital imaging tasks, Lightroom helps photographers work faster and more efficiently with one image, a set of images or a large image library. Lightroom allows you to organize images and quickly make adjustments. In this course, learn how to productively work with Lightroom, import images and sort them for organization and efficiency. Also spend time with advanced developing techniques to adjust exposure, contrast and color of images. You'll learn to edit photos and discover advanced features to enhance workflow.

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Digital Photography - Capstone Project
CE 0005C 01
Andrea Poulsen
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course is designed to provide you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have learned in the Digital Photography Certificate program. Explore and analyze topics within the discipline of photography to meet your individually defined goals in coordination with and approved by the instructor. Assemble and present your body of work in a portfolio of images appropriate to your professional, educational or personal goals. The course concludes with an exhibition. Prerequisite: For Digital Photography Certificate enrollees only; successful completion of all prerequisite classes is mandatory.

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Digital Photography II
CE 2710C 01
Jordan Baumgarten
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

If you have completed Digital Photography I or are comfortable with the use of a digital SLR camera (in manual mode), this course will allow you to expand your photographic competency and aesthetic sensibility while learning techniques to improve your work and build a greater understanding of advanced functions of the digital camera. The course stresses the development of a cohesive body of work, and the final goal is a series of project-based photographs. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I or equivalent experience.

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Drawing - Fossils, Taxidermy + Botanicals Workshop
CE 6162N 01
David Berger
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Jul 11
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Artists have a long tradition of studying and drawing organic specimens. Each session we will draw from observation using a collection of animal bones, skulls, tortoise shells, model birds, animal hides, starfish and more. Our focus and subjects will also include botanicals and plant specimens such as gourds, and pine cones. We will focus on a range of drawing techniques and concepts as applied to this subject area, considering cross contour, rendering techniques, texture, abstraction and reduction/simplification.

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Drawing Challenge
CE 1114N 01
Adam Lovitz
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Each session will be a drawing marathon designed to encourage you to produce many pieces in short bursts with the goal to be fearless when drawing. Each week the instructor will provide different prompts ranging from props, still life, the live figure model or your imagination. Your drawing sessions will be fast paced, and you will be encouraged to bring different media such as ink, graphite, charcoal to experiment in these creative sessions. This class is designed for those with previous drawing experience eager to get into the studio looking for opportunities to practice, for artists looking for new inspiration, or for those new to drawing looking for opportunities to practice their skills in a supportive environment.

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Glass Sampler Residency
CE 0823N 01
Wesley Valdez
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Introduction to basic glass techniques. Hands-on projects include fusing and slumping (bending), flame work and introductory glassblowing. Those new to glass as a material discover the technical aspects of working in both the hot and cold shops and discuss types of glass to use, compatibilities of glass, annealing schedules, and using sheet glass with powdered frit. Content applicable to K-12 classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts. Open to all with an interest in glass, no previous experience required. Studio intensive--breakfast is provided on the first day of classes, lunch is provided on Wednesday along with the Keynote Speaker, and a reception takes place on Friday.

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Illustration: Character Development
CE 2306N 01
Christian Patchell
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Learn how to bring imaginative characters to life through compelling visual description and design. In this course, students will create original illustrated characters. Working from imagination, students will develop characters through thumbnail sketches that evolve into highly-rendered images. The characters developed for this class can be used in children's books, animation, comic books, cartoons, or graphic novels.

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Landscape Painting Residency
CE 0807N 01
Joseph Sweeney
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Explore an "in the field" approach to landscape as a subject matter. Discuss the genre and the themes often illustrated in it, including the concept of place, scale, the nature of light and the balance of human and nature. This one-week intensive course addresses topics like location selection, reading the weather and light and the process of working with the immediacy of changing conditions. As weather permits, you will work outdoors to make color studies in addition to producing finished paintings. Working in oil, acrylic or pastel, you will study proper grounds (surfaces) and techniques for efficient use of time, color mixing and how to use a loose drawing to form a strong composition. In case of inclement weather, the instructor will provide you with deatils about updates to the session.

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Making Videos for the Web
CE 2441C 01
Robert Curry
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Are you interested in learning how to bring an idea to life through video, and sharing it on the web? Perhaps you've been thinking about creating instructional videos, digital storytelling, or creating short videos for your blog-but don't know where to start? This course will focus on learning all the stages of story development, from pre-production to production and postproduction to create multimedia content for the web. You will learn about the creative and technical considerations to bring your stories to life through the basic concepts and skills of storyboarding, camera operation, composition + lighting, sound recording and editing techniques. You will be encouraged to create several short projects throughout the class.

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Metal Sculpture - Fabrication + Welding
CE 1619N 01
Paige Miller
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Aug 15
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Appropriate for the beginning or advanced student, this course focuses on developing or improving metal fabrication techniques through practice for your sculptural and/or functional pieces. You are encouraged to bring ideas to the class, which could be sketches, moquettes or even 3D CAD drawings. Techniques covered include: MIG, TIG and oxyacetylene welding; plasma cutting, hot + cold bending and forming; drilling + grinding; and patinas. You will get demonstrations on all these techniques adn encouraged to explore a number of them in depth while creating your own work.

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Painting the Urban Landscape
CE 1672N 01
Coy Gu
  • Summer 2017
  • Jul 13 to Aug 10
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Paint Philadelphia's skyline under the guidance of a pro! Gather at an on-campus vantage points providing spectacular views of the city's iconic skyline. Artists across skill levels receive collective as well as one-on-one assistance ranging from painting basics, such as perspective and composition, to more advanced techniques including lighting, texture and depth through the use of atmospheric perspective. Use of a limited palette of acrylic paints and Bristol board (supplies provided for your first session) makes for easy transportation and setup.

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