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NEW for ArtsWeek: Non-Credit Course Options

We Listened - Register Now!


They're here!
 
Are you interested in an immersive arts experience, but don't need graduate credits? Non-credit courses for 2016 UArts ArtsWeek are available for a special, discounted tuition rate! Check them out - we can't wait to see you this summer!
 


See our full course catalogue HERE for more details.

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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New This Summer - Design Thinking for the Classroom

Meet Your Classroom Design Challenge with Phil Holcombe


Phil Holcombe is a professional designer, educator, and founder of PlusUs, a Philadelphia-based educational design consultancy that uses the design process to optimize learning experiences for today's students. Phil's NEW course, Design Thinking for Educators, is tailored for K-12 educators looking to deepen their understanding of Design Thinking and to discover ways to use Design Thinking in their classrooms - whether to strengthen curriculum, align instruction, organize resources, structure lesson plans, or foster communication.
 

See our full course catalogue HERE for more details.

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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It's all about project management this summer

Digital Operations + Project Management
 

Sloan Miller is a creative and technology industry veteran with expertise in operations, strategy, business development and leading teams. His in-depth knowledge across various methodologies allows him to successfully execute projects in a flexible and adaptable way. Sloan has consulted and contracted with dozens of startups, non-profits and established businesses in operations and outreach.
 

Are you a freelance designer or creative that needs help with best practices in your field?  Sloan is teaching Fundamentals of Digital Operations + Project Management, starting July 5. This course offers a comprehensive guide to the potential and pitfalls inherent in web-based projects. 
 

Visit Continuing Education for course and certificate program information, or call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone.
 

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Catch PIE @ PAEA in Philadelphia!

See you in October, if not sooner!


Planning on presenting at PAEA this October? Submit your proposal by Friday, June 24th! And after you've hit 'send', join us for ArtsWeek beginning June 27! Other exciting courses coming up this Summer/Fall include:
 

See our full course catalogue HERE for more details.
 

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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Create Wearable Art in Your Classroom

Jewelry is what you make of it.


Chris Darway has been working in metals for over 40 years. An educator and artist, Chris has sold and exhibited his work internationally through galleries, shops and craft shows, including American Craft Council and the Smithsonian Craft Show.  He is a two-time recipient of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts  Award and the winner of the International Pearl Design Contest in Japan.

In 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Traditional Jewelry Techniques, participants will learn fabrication techniques such as hollow construction, linkage, chain making, forming and fabrication.
 

See our full course catalogue HERE for more details.
 

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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Transform your creative impulse into creative action.

Artist Christine Stoughton will take you there.
 

"...Inherent in the making of art is the transformation of a creative impulse into a creative action. In the visual arts, this involves a change from the artistic concept to the art object. My work is strongly motivated by this idea of change, both in the making of the work and in the final image. Eastern philosophy, with its honoring of the simple and its focus on change with mindfulness in the present, is a guiding principle for me. My former profession of practicing psychologist and my experience of being a mother has reinforced the view that living life is about honoring change and recognizing impermanence. Thus the capturing of the ephemeral is essential to my art."
                                                                                                                                                                                                - Christine Stoughton, PIE Faculty
 

Join Christine Stoughton this month for Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting. Techniques covered include printing with water-based inks and multiple colors as well as working with non-traditional presses that can be used in a variety of classroom settings.
 

See our full course listing here for more details.
 

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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Enhance your professional practice with Danielson.

Effective Teaching Practices: New Ways of Using the Framework
 

Does your school and/or District use Danielson's Framework for Teaching?  Join PIE + MEd faculty Elana Betts for a deep dive into understanding and applying the Framework, including strategies for implementing Teacher Tools, conducting self-assessments, peer observations, and individualized professional development plans. 
 
We will:

  • Apply Danielson’s theory of professional practice to your classroom, including planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities
  • Assess and chart your own professional and pedagogical growth within the Framework
  • Use Teacher Tools through hands-on learning experiences
  • Access On-Demand professional development resources
     

See our full course listing here for more details.
 

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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Kick start your inspiration.

Unleash your creativity.
 

We want to see you spread your wings and lose yourself in one of our courses - indulge, ignite, and be inspired.
 

  • Jewelry Workshop - Earrings
    In this one-day workshop, learn the basic jewelry fabrication techniques to create a unique sterling silver earrings. Learn how to saw, file, pierce and texture with hammers to explore various shape options.
    Instructor: Joseph Pillari
     
  • Painting from Observation
    This course explores painting materials, technique and concepts with a focus on capturing realistic works from direct observation. Learn the basics of color mixing, application techniques and composition.
    Instructor: Coy Gu
     

Visit Continuing Education for course and certificate program information, or call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone.
 

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Back by Popular Demand, Tina Pisch!

Igniting Learning Through the Arts

 
Summer is the ideal time to rejuvenate your creative spirit.  Discover, or rediscover, the significance of art in your classroom as you design and innovate your unique teaching and learning environment.  Reflect on your practice through an artist's lens... re-imagine teacher as gardener, composer, builder, navigator, and more. Curious how to design more inclusive, novel, lasting learning experiences?  Join instructor Tina Pisch on a journey through discovery, course customization, and student empowerment through the arts.  

Check out Tina's summer courses. We can't wait to see you there.
 

  • The Arts and Inclusion 
    ONLINE Jun 20 - Jul 18 with in-person sessions Mon + Wed Jun 20 + 22, Jun 27 + 29, Jul 6, Jul 11 + 135 pm - 9 pm
    Faculty: Tina Pisch
     

See our full course listing here for more details.
 

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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KAPOW! Comics are coming at you in CE!

Super-charge your art with cool comic styles!

 

The cultural phenomenon of the comic book world is heating up and CE is getting in on all of the action! With Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con taking place next weekend, June 2-5, and with Free Comic Book Day just a couple weeks ago, we're tying on our capes and slipping on the spandex - and nothing could get us more ready than our comic and illustration courses featuring acclaimed illustrators Ian Sampson and Adam Gustavson!
 

Making Comics with Ian Sampson is for fans and aspiring comic books artists alike, aiming to improve drawing and writing skills in a workshop-style course. Children's Book Illustration with Adam Gustavson is designed for illustrators looking to tailor their portfolio to target children's book agents and publishers. You will develop new portfolio pieces with a focus on narrative and promotional materials.


Visit Continuing Education for course and certificate program information, or call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone.
 

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Love technology? Unsure how to optimize it in your classroom?

Optimize Your Technology.


91% percent of teachers agree that technology allows them to tailor lessons and assignments to the individual needs of each student, but just 16% of teachers give their schools an 'A'  for incorporating technology into their classrooms, according to a new national survey.

 
This summer, our PIE + MEd Faculty will take you on a multimedia journey.  Learn how reading, math and social studies assignments can be transformed into digital storytelling adventures in your classroom. Capture digital video and edit in iMovie. Conquer coding. All the while, foster a safe, responsible, grade-appropriate tech-rich environment
                                                                           

See our full course listing here for more details.

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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Check out these exciting courses coming up!

Our Summer 2016 term is officially underway! We have some exciting offerings coming up and we want to see you there.

Check them out!
 

  • Inspiration Point - Kick Start Your Writing with Steven DiMeo - We’ll discuss the craft of storytelling and do writing exercises sure to set your imagination on fire! Mon, Jun 6 + 13: 6 - 9 pm
     
  • Fundamentals of Design with Charles Cooper - Receive a strong, broad-based foundation in the visual arts through instruction in drawing and design in a studio setting. Tue, May 31 - Aug 9: 6 - 9 pm
     
  • Making Comics with Ian Sampson - Fans and aspiring comic book artists alike improve drawing and writing skills in a workshop-style course, designed to expand knowledge. Wed, Jun 1 - 29: 6 - 9 pm
     
  • Taxidermy as Wearable Art with Beth Beverly - Creatively repurpose, design and fabricate animal specimens in this introduction to one of the world's oldets and most alluring crafts. Mon, Jun 6 - Jul 11: 6 - 9 pm
     
  • Classical Tap with Corrine Karon - This course focuses on teaching classical tap steps, rhythm and technique. Thu, Jun 2 - Aug 4: 6 - 7:30 pm
     
  • Digital Audio Workshop with Jacob Folk - Gain a basic understanding of digital audio so you can finally start composing and creating! Wed, Jun 1 - 29: 6 - 9 pm
     
  • Travel Photography with Hinda Schuman - Examine travel photography - and corners of Philadelphia you've never visited before - in this travel photography course.Thu, Jun 2 - 30: 6 - 9 pm
     

Visit us here for a full list of Spring/Summer 2016 CE courses and information about our certificate programs. Call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone!
 

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Congratulations, Susan Rodriguez!

Congratulations to PIE faculty member Susan Rodriguez on the release of her debut novel, Heart Struck, with a reception and Author's Talk at Main Point Books in Bryn Mawr, PA.  
 

A longtime advocate for diversity and for women in the arts, Susan has traveled the professional speaker circuit on a variety of topics, including female identity, visual art in storytelling, and the creative process. Susan is the author of six K-12 resource books on art, culture and world travel. Heart Struck is her first novel.
 

Well done, Susan!  
 

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Give Gifted Students the Chance to Thrive with Michele McKeone!

Lead your students to their fullest potential.

 
As we all know, gifted students - both high-achieving and high-potential - often end up in the regular classroom and depend on regular classroom teachers for referrals for gifted education programs and services. It is therefore crucial that all teachers advance their understanding of how to identify and work with gifted students. This course explores the needs of high-potential students in an inclusive setting with effective gifted education practices.

Join Michele McKeone, founder of Autism Expressed and winner of the Educational Services of America Award - Startup of the Year, for Gifted Education in Inclusive Classrooms.
                                                                                           

See our full course listing here for more details.
 

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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Digital Photography is right around the corner!

Our students are always creating...

 

 ...And that is what we're all about here in Continuing Education! CE certificate student and digital photo guru Jean Solar has taken his photoZINES to the next level and we can't get enough. Be sure to visit his flickr account to see more of his incredible work - the photos you see in this collection include originals from our Experimental Photography and Lightroom courses.
 

Interested in our upcoming photo course offerings? Check them out down below - it's not too late to register!
 

  • Digital Photography I
    Explore the fundamental principles, techniques and application of digital camera-based image making. Learn to capture images by selecting your exposure settings for aperture and shutter while simultaneously learning about manual metering, color balance and strong composition.
    Instructor: Andrea Poulsen
     
  • Studio Photography
    This course is designed for those interested in discovering the versatility and creative potential of the studio environment. Learn how controlled studio lighting, both electronic flash and tungsten sources, enhances a photograph.
    Instructor: Addison Geary
     
  • Lightroom Basics
    Unlock the full possibilities of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and how to use Lightroom as the core component of a digital photographic workflow. You will learn to examine, sort, and evaluate photographs, and how to photographically edit the images to prepare them for a variety of output solutions.
    Instructor: Sean Dyroff
     

Visit Continuing Education for course and certificate program information, or call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone.
 

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CE Highlights - Student Work

We here in Continuing Education couldn't be more proud of the excellent student work that we see in our courses - and we can't help but show them off!

The works *featured below in the slideshow are from our Spring semester's Metal Sculpture - Forging + Welding class with CE instructor Michael Carter of Carter Studios. We love seeing this type of art making in our programs - and we want you to be a part of it.
 

Check out some of these exciting Art and Design courses coming up this summer:
 

Metal Sculpture - Forging + Welding
Techniques covered include oxyacetylene cutting and welding, MIG, TIG, and Stick welding, as well as plasma cutting, re-sistance spot welding, hot & cold bending, drilling, and basic forging techniques. Students will get demonstrations on all of these techniques and be encouraged to explore a number of them in greater depth while creating their own work.
Instructor: Phillip Scarpone

Jewlery Workshop - Earrings
In this one-day workshop, learn the basic jewelry fabrication techniques to create a unique sterling silver earrings. Learn how to saw, file, pierce and texture with hammers to explore various shape options. Choose high polished, an oxidized look or a brushed finish in the metal. This workshop is a great introduction to the jewelry metals studio - everything you need is provided.
Instructor: Joseph Pillari

Jewlery Workshop - Ring Design
In this one-day workshop, learn the basic jewely fabrication techniques to create a unique sterling silver ring. Learn how to saw, file, pierce and texture your ring with hammers. Choose high polished, an oxidized look or a brushed finish in metal. This workshop is a great introduction to the jewelry metals studio - everything you need is provided.
Instructor: Mallory Weston
 

*Featured Works: Mattew Van Derwindt, Bench Legs | Lev Yakubov, Pedistal | William Leberi, Railling 

Visit us here for a full list of Spring/Summer 2016 CE courses and information about our certificate programs. Call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone!


 

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Join us in June!

Prepare to Unleash Student Curiosity
 

Learn why and how art, and artistic processes - including giving your students greater control over subject matter and media - unleashes excitement, engagement, and curiosity-driven learning. The 'curiosity-priming approach' to education comes from Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB), rooted in the belief that students need multiple ways of making meaning, from varied materials to personalized subject matter. TAB supports learning by encouraging students to think critically when making decisions, to communicate ideas effectively, to collaborate with others in learning and making, and how to distribute time across various creative processes.

Our summer courses are gearing up in June, and we can't wait to see you there!
                                                                                                            

See our full course listing here for more details.

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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CE Summer courses begin Monday, May 23!

Our Summer 2016 courses are about to begin! Classes officially start next Monday, May 23rd - and we can't wait to see you there.

Check out some of our exciting offerings - and remember, it's not too late to register!
 

  • Drawing + Painting
    Learn about human proportions as well as how to construct a drawn armature which represents the skeleton. Long poses will provide you the opportunity to explore the use of different mediums and techniques.
    Instructor: Adam Lovitz
     
  • Travel Writing
    Examine the art of travel writing and understand the process of gathering research on the road, turning your memories into crafted works, and pitching your writing for publication. 
    Instructor: Andrea Calabretta
     
  • Adobe Creative Suite Overview
    Have some experience with the Adobe software, but want more? This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
    Instructor: Natasha Warshawsky
     
  • Metal Sculpture - Forging + Welding
    Make art in metal - learn about oxyacetylene cutting and welding, MIG, TIG, and Stick welding, as well as plasma cutting, spot welding, hot & cold bending, drilling, and basic forging techniques.
    Instructor: Phillip Scarpone
     

Visit us here for a full list of Spring/Summer 2016 CE courses and information about our certificate programs. Call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone!
 

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CE Creative Writing Courses - Summer 2016

Writing the Short Story
Michael Aronovitz
In this class, write and edit stores designed to intrigue readers. Work on creating dramatic tension and building your narrative voice. Writers of all levels and experience will learn how to develop fictive ideas, moving from idea generation toward exciting and heartfelt climaxes.
Wednesday, July 6 – August 10, 6- 9 PM
Tuition + Fees: $240
 

Creative Writing
Ken Bingham
This course is taught in a workshop format to allow both fiction and non-fiction writers to share, critique and improve their craft through lively discussions, conferences, written critiques, personal feedback and more, led by a professional writer.  Participants examine plot structure, character developement, effective dialogue, voice and point of view.
Thursdays, June 2 - August 11, 7 - 9:30 PM
Tuition + Fees: $408
 

Inspiration Point – Kick-Start Your Writing
Steve DiMeo
Do you want to write but don't know where to begin?  Have you started to work on a piece but have writer's block or trouble revising?  In this workshop, discuss storytelling and explore techiques to increase your creativitity. You will participate in writing exercises that are sure to spark your imagination.  Appropriate for writers at all experience levels.
Two sessions: Mondays, June 6 +  June 13, 6 - 9 PM
Tuition + Fees: $105
 

Travel Writing
Andrea Calabretta
Learn to convey your impression of places near and far memorably, vividly and effectively in this travel writing course, which covers pitching and selling practices for writers hoping to share and sell their work.  Discover how to improve storytelling, develop tone, voice and mood, consider images, and submit work for publication.
Tuesdays, May 24 - June 21, 6 - 9 PM
Tuition + Fees: $240
Pair it with Travel Photography!
 

Screenwriting – Developing the Script
David Greenberg
No matter what stage you're in, will help you ignite a new screenplay, make significant headway on one already in progress or finish a first-draft script.
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 9, 6 - 9 PM
Tuition + Fees: $240
 

Songwriting Workshop (*see dates)
Nicole Tranquillo
Bring out your inner songwriter! Explore the fundamentals of songwriting – and try your hand at it yourself –  in this course designed for both aspiring and experienced songwriters. No previous music training is required.
Choice of two one-night sessions: Tuesday, July 12, 7 - 9 pm or Saturday, July 16, 1 - 3 pm
Tuition: $45
 

Effective Writing for Digital Content
Instructor TBA
Writing solid copy is essential to any digital marketing strategy. Learn the techniques to develop and create copy for marketing emails, websites, online advertising, social media, blogs and mobile technologies.
Tuesdays, May 24 - August 2, 6 - 9 PM
Tuition + Fee: $640
This course is part of our Social Media Marketing Essentials Certificate Program—visit cs.uarts.edu/certificate-programs for details.
 

Letterpress Printmaking
Marisha Simons
Explore the traditional art of letterpress printing with handset type using the University's collection of metal and wood typefaces. Budding poets can bring their words to life on the printed page.
Tuesdays, June 7 - August 9, 6 - 9 PM
Tuition + Fees: $490
 

Making Comics
Ian Sampson
Fans and aspiring comic book artists alike improve drawing and writing skills in a workshop-style course, designed to expand knowledge and execution of this vibrant storytelling medium. Great for artists and writers looking to learn more about comics and comic-making, as well as cartoonists looking for a creative jolt.
Wednesdays, June 1 - 29, 6 - 9 PM
Tuition + Fees: $245
 

Travel Photography
Hinda Schuman
Want to enhance your travel writing?  Examine travel photography and learn to take great photos on location in any shooting circumstances, while simultaneously capturing its unique sense of place.
Thursdays, June 2 - 30, 6 - 9 PM
Tuition + Fees: $245
Pair it with Travel Writing!
 

Children's Book Illustration
Adam Gustavson
Tailor your portfolio to target children's book agents and publishers with a focus on narrative and promotional materials. Examine the works of contemporary illustrators and discuss techniques, materials and style.
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10, 6 - 9 PM
Tuition + Fees: $255
 

Acting Lab
Rosey Hay
Discover your strengths and challenges as an actor. Get a basic foundation in the craft of acting through investigating techniques in script analysis, movement, voice, ensemble, and collective collaboration, gain skills widely useful in social, business or any public speaking situations.
Wednesdays, May 25 - August 3, 6 - 7 PM
Tuition + Fees: $175
 

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'A Midsummer Night's Dream' with Rosey Hay!

Columbus Square Advisory Council presents FREE Outdoor Performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream from REV Theatre Company, directed by CE instructor Rosey Hay!
 

Wednesday July 13 – Saturday July 16, 2016

4 Shows Only!

All performances begin at 6PM

Columbus Square Park – Wharton/Reed and 12th/13th Streets 

For further Information and tickets: www.revtheatrecompany.org

Running time: 21/2 hours with intermission.
 

And don't forget to register for Acting Lab with Rosey, starting next Wednesday May 25!
 

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