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Experiencing Philadelphia Theatre
CE 1938N 01
K. C. Nocero
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 07 to Aug 02
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UArts

Would you like to expand your theater experience? Join UArts to watch + discuss Philadelphia productions and meet local artists. Your instructor will guide you on this journey through Philadelphia theatrical productions through readings, discussions, attending performances, which will be enhanced through artists talks with directors and actors. Productions are included with your student fee.

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Filmmaking: Introduction to Video
CE 1900N 01
Ellen Reynolds
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 14 to Aug 09
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

A hands-on introduction to the principles and techniques of digital-video production. Learn to light, compose, and shoot video; and explore the logic of editing. The course engages students in an analytic consideration of basic cinematic syntax and will provide you with an opportunity for individual experimentation and practice.

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Food Writing
CE 1917N 01
Andrea Calabretta
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Jul 17
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

The art of food writing requires not only a keen interest in and knowledge about food but also an ability to translate your experiences and bring them alive for the reader-through evocative language that appeals to the five senses. Whether you write about producing, preparing, or partaking of food, this course will show you how to make mouths water as you inform, educate, or persuade. We will discuss the full spectrum of food writing-restaurant reviews, food blogs, magazine articles, personal essays, recipe-centered pieces, social and cultural commentary, food history, destination pieces-and try your hand at a variety of forms. Creative brainstorming, hands-on writing exercises, group writing critiques, and close analysis of readings by some of America's best food writers will comprise the main activities of the workshop. Mixed into this experience will be visits from food industry professionals, culminating in an exclusive tasting dinner at a local establishment.

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Game Design Lab
CE 1658N 01
Thomas Panico
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 07 to Jul 05
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Designed for individuals who are interested in learning how to design their own games, the Game Design Lab will introduce students to the core concepts of Game Design. Over the course of 5 weeks, you will learn about game mechanics, prototyping, playtesting, analyzing feedback, and iterating on their game based on that feedback. You will be encouraged to explore multiple concepts and will be challenged to improve upon the first iteration of those concepts. By the end of the course, you will have developed their own tabletop (board) game.

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Illustration: Character Development
CE 2306N 01
Christian Patchell
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 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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Introduction to Bookbinding
CE 5100N 01
Beth Sheehan
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 12 to Aug 09
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

In this course, students will learn the basics of making books by hand. From cutting and folding to sewing and gluing, we will explore accordion books, pamphlets, Japanese stab bindings, and Coptic stitch. Starting with one-page books and working our way up to multi-section books that make excellent journals/sketchbooks, our discussion will focus on best practices and materials as well as tricks and techniques for modifying the book structures to suit projects and solve problems. This class is excellent for beginners with no book experience or anyone looking to expand their skill set.

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Jewelry Workshop: Beyond the Brooch
CE 1527N 01
Luci Jockel
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Jul 03
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Together we will explore the structural possibilities of brooches. We will investigate the materiality of found objects and work to transform them into wearable mementos using unconventional settings. You will learn to fabricate pin backs, as well as how to set a found object using cold connections such as rivets, pegs, stitches, and more. This course is intended for practitioners looking to expand their approach to jewelry and technical metalsmithing skills.

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Letterpress Printmaking
CE 5079N 01
Marisha Simons
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Aug 07
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

The traditional art of printing from engraved plates and metal type is explored using the University's collection of metal and wood typefaces. Create several printed works via typesetting and the Vandercook Proof Press, allowing for prints up to 22 inches by 24 inches. Design custom polymer plates and perform multicolor printing. Students should anticipate additional costs for materials based on the scope of their individual projects.

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Memoir Writing
CE 0207N 01
Laura Biesiadecki
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 04 to Jul 09
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Develop your personal stories to craft engaging content. Learn how to improve your creative non-fiction writing to bring out the humor, improve the narrative, find your voice and more. Readings and excercises will be used to jog your memory and inspire your creativity.

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Metal Sculpture - Fabrication + Welding
CE 1619N 01
Paige Miller
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Aug 07
  • 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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Open Edition Printmaking
CE 5087N 01
Susan White
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

A printmaker's dream come true, this studio-based course offers intermediate and advanced artists a collaborative learning community, instruction from a skilled printmaker and access to some of the best printmaking facilities in the city. Resources and instruction span screenprint, relief, intaglio, lithography and digital printmaking techniques. Weekly sessions include demonstrations as well as one-on-one guided assistance, informal dialogues and work time. Group critiques are held informally throughout the semester, and formally at the end of the course. Prerequisites: Introduction to Printmaking or equivalent training/experience. You should be proficient in at least one printmaking medium.

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Painting in the Abstract
CE 1600N 01
Michelle Oosterbaan
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 10 to Aug 07
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Add sophistication to your abstract work in this applied and analytical course, structured to let you work at your own pace in a supportive environment. Honing in exclusively on invented forms, this course focuses on painting materials, techniques and concepts that help students improve their abstract painting style - and their results. Learn the basics of color mixing, color theory, techniques and pictorial composition, with an emphasis on perceptual painting.

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