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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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Photojournalism/Documentary Photography
CE 2718C 01
Hinda Schuman
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 08 to Aug 10
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Learn the basics of artistic photographic practice and apply them to documentary photojournalistic content. Using digital photography and a documentary approach, utilize content-driven visual storytelling to investigate subjects in the landscape or community. Class time includes critique, lectures, discussion and studio time. Lectures and readings will cover the work of photographers using the documentary style, and you will create a final portfolio of images. Students must provide their own DSLR cameras with manual control of shutter speed and aperture. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I, Digital Media for Photographers, after Digital Photography II or equivalent experience.

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Poetry Challenge: Write 100 Poems in 10 Weeks
CE 1912N 01
TBA
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 14 to Aug 16
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course will offer inspiration, feedback, and support as participants write approximately ten poems each week. What happens to your writing when you emphasize velocity and variety? How can poetry match the speed and significance of daily experience, so that, as William Carlos Williams says, "nothing that is not green will survive"? Rather than waiting for inspiration, writers in this course will generate and discuss many pages of new material-while also exploring the fundamentals of poetic craft and poetry's place in our world. The course will include guest speakers, individual conferences, and exercises drawn from a dynamic group of contemporary and historical readings, including poems by writers such as Bernadette Mayer, Georges Perec, Harryette Mullen, Adrienne Rich, Frank O'Hara, Bhanu Kapil, Eugenio Montale, Cecilia Vicua, Lisa Robertson, and others. Writers of all backgrounds, styles, and experience levels are welcome; the course may be particularly useful for poets who wish to explore new compositional practices and to experiment with changing what we write by changing how we write.

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Professional Practices for Teaching Artists
CE TA09 01
Jennifer McTague
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 05 to Jul 07
CS Online Course

This course focuses on the practical and business skills needed to support and sustain a working professional teaching artist. It addresses specific demands outside of working in the studio and making art. In addition to examining current trends and transitions in the field, students develop traditional presentation materials, which are central when applying for residencies. This includes writing artist statements and cover letters, shooting digital images and other variables of a presentation packet. Through lectures, student research projects, trips to venues and class discussions, students examine best practices for grants and residencies, taxes, contracts, record keeping, and basic dos and don'ts. Guest speakers from the local arts community as well as master teaching artists are scheduled to discuss different aspects of the profession. Prerequisite: Foundations of Learning Theory.

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Project Management for Creatives
CE 2444C 01
Sloan Miller
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Jul 06
  • Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Are you freelancing, starting a design services-based business, or looking to become a member of an existing design and development team? This course on digital agency operations, business development and project management offers a comprehensive guide to the potential and pitfalls inherent in web-based projects. All aspects of digital agency operations are examined, from finding the right clients and negotiating the best price for your services, to contract writing basics and effectively scheduling and managing your workflow. Perform the steps an operations industry professional follows in planning, running, tracking and completing projects. By the end of this course you will be able to scope potential web-based work, create project tasks and identify and confirm user requirements, including interviewing techniques, and present solutions to common web-based project problems. Prerequisite: Web Design I or Overview of Social Media or equivalent experience.

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Screenprinting Residency
CE 0824N 01
Marisha Simons
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

This course addresses image-making through methods in screen printing and monoprinting without specialized equipment or presses. Demonstrations in printing techniques are followed by hands-on work in stencil preparation, mixing of pigments, registration processes, pulling a print and presentation, including development and application of various hand-cut, drawn and photo stencils. Emphasis is on the acquisition of personal expression and technical skills and use of water-based inks. 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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Screenwriting: the Art of Dialogue
CE 1901N 01
David Greenberg
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 06 to Jul 11
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UArts

Interested in striking up a juicy conversation between your characters? You may have a strong story premise, but the ability to write character-based dialogue is the key that will separate excellent screenwriting from the mediocre. This workshop will help you develop the voice of your characters and improve your dramatic scenes. Intended for both beginning and more experienced screenwriters, this workshop will strengthen your skills in scene work, dialogue and "voice." Participants will receive feedback on their work in a supportive environment, and learn to address dialog-centric scene problems.

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Songwriting Workshop
CE 9420N 01
Kevin Hanson
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Jul 05
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Explore the fundamentals of songwriting - and try your hand at it yourself - in this course designed for both aspiring and experienced songwriters. Learn, analyze, and apply the foundational and structural elements of songwriting through this collaborative, growth-oriented experience. The ground rules of songwriting are outlined, then applied toward your own composition - bringing out your inner songwriter! No previous music training is required.

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Taxidermy as Wearable Art
CE 5054N 01
Beth Beverly
  • Summer 2017
  • Jul 12 to Aug 09
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Creatively repurpose, design and fabricate animal specimens in this introduction to one of the world's oldets and most alluring crafts. Learn the essentials of basic taxidermy to gain visual and hands-on knowledge of animal anatomy and an understanding of natural fibers, ultimately completing an accessory or wearable embellishment of your choice. Specimens for class are sourced humanely and are safe to handle. Additional costs may be incurred for materials depending on the scope of the individual project selected.

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Typography
CE 9500C 01
Gregg Robinson
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Through a series of applied design projects, this course stresses the importance of typography and design in visual communication. Study basic letterform anatomy, type history, typographic contrast, characteristics of major type families and how to design words, sentences and paragraphs to visually communicate an idea. Develop your ability to create typographic layouts using the dynamics of a grid system as a design tool and to build an effective hierarchy. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Design, Adobe InDesign or equivalent experience.

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Visual Creative for Digital Media
CE 1417C 01
Brendan Lowry
  • Summer 2017
  • Jul 11 to Aug 10
  • Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UArts

Visual Creative for social media covers branding, photography, video, simple graphic tools to create graphs, infographics, along with other graphical elements that are all crucial to your overall social/digital media strategy.

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