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  • Summer 2014 Brochure
  • This semester offers more than 50 courses in art + design, digital technology, education, movement + dance, music and writing.

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Studio Intensives

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In collaboration with our series of one-week studio intensives offered by the Professional Institute for Educators to serve K-12 teachers, the Continuing Education department is pleased to offer registration for these unique non-credit studio opportunities for all artists and art-lovers seeking to explore a new media in depth during an intensive summer week-long retreat, now at a non-credit rate.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in focused study, material exploration, and a retreat to produce work.  Each course culminates in a small gallery reception and celebration for all participants.


Note: UArts alumni receive the standard alumni discount for these programs! 

These artistic retreats allow for focused daytime studio study and are held at three locations:
Wayne Art Center: June 23 - 27
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: July 7 - 11
The University of the Arts: August 4 - 8
 

Select a location above to see a listing of Studio Choices and registration information.

Wayne Art Center
June 23 - 27, 2014

 

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

Studio Choices
Register online by clicking the links below or register by the phone by calling the Continuing Studies office at 215-717-6006.


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Local Attractions
Brandywine River Museum: brandywinemuseum.org
Chanticleer Garden: chanticleergarden.org
Valley Forge National Park: nps.gov/vafo
Wharton Esherick House Museum: levins.com/esherick.html
 

Visitor Information
Chester County’s Brandywine Valley Visitors Center: brandywinevalley.com
Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau: valleyforge.org
 

Travel
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.


Accommodations

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

The Radnor Hotel
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
Supplies are the responsibility of the student; some shared classroom supplies and equipment may be provided. Supply lists will be available online prior to the start of classes.
 

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GoggleWorks
July 7 - 11, 2014


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.
 

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

Studio Choices
Register online by clicking the links below or register by the phone by calling the Continuing Studies office at 215-717-6006.


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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.
 

Accommodations

The Abraham Lincoln - A Wyndham Historic Hotel
100 North Fifth Street              

Reading, PA 19601                                                                
Phone: 610.372.3700

Reading Crowne Hotel

1741 Papermill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610.376.3811           
 


Supplies
Supplies are the responsibility of the student; some shared classroom supplies and equipment may be provided. Supply lists will be available online prior to the start of classes.


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The University of the Arts
August 4 - 8, 2014


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
Register online by clicking the links below or register by the phone by calling the Continuing Studies office at 215-717-6006.


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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
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.


Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express – Philadelphia Midtown
1305 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107                                               
Phone: 877.863.4780

Doubletree Philadelphia Hotel

237 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107-5686
Phone: 215.893.1600


Supplies
Supplies are the responsibility of the student; some shared classroom supplies and equipment may be provided. Supply lists will be available online prior to the start of classes.


 

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