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ArtsWeek 2018: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

July 16 - 20, 2018

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.

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ArtsWeek 2018: UArts

The University of the Arts
July 23 - 27, 2018

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.

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*FREE COURSE* Teaching with Primary Sources: City as Primary Source

The City as Primary Source: Connecting the City, Local Collections, and the Library of Congress

Teaching with primary sources allows educators to design student-centered learning experiences focused on the development of critical skills and building content knowledge. The City provides a vast array of primary source material to help understand history, culture, and identity. In this course, educators will examine the city of Philadelphia - its layout and geography, architecture, and the art it inspires - as a primary source. Educators will examine primary sources from direct access to sites around the city and local collections, as well as from the digital resources made available by the Library of Congress. Site visits include guided tours of historical and cultural attractions, an architect-led walking tour of significant buildings in the city, and a site visit with a working artist including a hands-on studio activity. Comfortable attire and footwear are suggested for participants in this course, as walking is required, and most sites are outdoors.

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*FREE COURSE* Teaching with Primary Sources: A is for Everything

A is for Everything: How Typography Shapes our Language and Culture

Using type specimens, printed ephemera, and design examples from the Library of Congress digital collections, participants will traces histories, narratives, and connections in parallel with our diverse cultural experiences and visual language. We regularly interact with typefaces and designes that were forged thousands of years ago. Over 500 years ago, Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the movable type created an explosion of shared knowledge, history, and visual language that continues to evolve in contemporary culture.

This course will explore meaning and subject matter through type design. Collaborative exercises will encourage participants to think critically and openly about how type and design shape our language and visual culture. Site visits include collections in the Philadelphia region, with guest lectures and an artist studio visit. Content is appropriate to a range of subject areas, from art and design, to history, science and technology.

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*FREE COURSE* Teaching with Primary Sources: Comics + Graphic Novels

Comics + Graphic Novels as Primary Sources

This course provides a general overview of the history of comics and graphic novels, particularly as social commentary in the U.S., using the resources of the Library of Congress. Consider visual literacy, basic narrative techniques, the combination of image and text, as well as some graphic design principles to better understand and analyze this art form. Participants plan classroom activities focusing on this visual resource, exploring the potential impact to engage students in discussions. Projects include researching and evaluating comics, hands-on printing and design activities, lesson plan development, and more. Content appropriate to many subjects; connects tohistory, social science and visual literacy.

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Creating Classroom Community through the Arts

Creating a classroom community through music, dance and theater introduces strategies for educators to incorporate elements of arts-based thematic instruction. Educators will use guided discovery, movement, imagery, spatial concepts, choreography, musical and rhythmic accompaniment and group theater games to promote positive relationships and academic achievement. This course will be facilitated by the instructor within a collaborative and cooperative framework, building upon current educational philosophies and practices, including Responsive Classroom. Instruction will be transparent, in that educators will be engaged in learning activities, which they may choose to adapt to meet the needs and developmental levels of their own students. Each class session will begin with a Circle of Power and Respect, interactive activities, and processing techniques derived from Restorative Practices. Application of learning from previous courses will be integrated into daily reflections and into the final project. Educators will collaboratively prepare projects in class and will be expected to continue this creative process outside of class, refining their thematic unit/'work of art' and reflecting on classroom experience. Educators will be encouraged to actively participate in theater games and activities, experiment with various theater techniques, and design theater, dance or music-based thematic units integrating standards-based curriculum and IEP goals.

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Instructor: Rupa Misra

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Blended + Flipped Learning: What is it All About?

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of- and ways to best facilitate- blended and flipped learning? We will explore multiple ways to optimize- and to comfortably and appropriately balance- classroom time and at-home time within blended and flipped formats. Begin to experiment with flipped classroom practices using free classroom resources. Learn how to flip learning in any environment, even with limited online access and/or limited devices. How might you use structures that are already in place, such as stations and clusters, to tailor the best learning experience for students in your classroom? Open to K-12 educators who have experience at all levels of blended learning and flipped classroom implementation.

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Instructor: Maria Geiger

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UArts Weekend

Join us for UArts Weekend!

We celebrate the students, alumni and families that make the UArts community! This fun-filled weekend includes a variety of events across our campus on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. UArts Weekend takes place October 5-7, 2018.

Friday, October 5 (for students and families):
2-6pm: Check-in. Get your name tag (good for area discounts), schedule of events, area map, meal tickets, and welcome gift. 
6-8pm: Block Party! Join us for a block party on Pine Street featuring area food trucks, music, art, and more!

Saturday, October 6: 

8am-2pm: Check in. Get your wristband, weekend guidebook, meal tickets, and welcome gift.
8-10:30am: College brunch. Enjoy breakfast with faculty and staff from your students academic program
11am-12pm: BIG SHOT! Major announcement from President Yager (Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall) 
11:30am-2pm: Lunch Seatings. Ticketed lunch seatings available for Terra Dining Hall.
12-8pm: Midtown Village Fall Festival. Enjoy performances on the UArts stage, visit UArts vendors, and take in our great neighborhood
12-4pm: Gallery Crawl. Visit the various galleries around campus to student and alumni work.
5-7pm: Family BBQ

Sunday, October 7: 
9-11am: Farewell Brunch

Saturday, October 6 (for alumni): 

10am-11am: Welcome Brunch, CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
11am-12pm: BIG SHOT! Major announcement from President Yager (Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall) 
12-8pm: Midtown Village Fall Festival. Enjoy performances on the UArts stage, visit UArts vendors, and take in our great neighborhood.
12-4pm: Gallery Crawl. Visit the various galleries around campus to student and alumni work.
6-9pm: Alumni Party, open bar and hors d'oeurves  - Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Plus free faculty-led workshops and on campus performances! 

*Full schedule to be released soon*

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MEd Application Open

Applications for our MEd programs are reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those who apply before March 1st to join the summer's cohort.

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Winter Break - University Closed

UArts will be closed for winter break December 17, 2017 - January 2, 2018.

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Professional Institute for Educators

Continuing Education

Happy Holidays!

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