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Murals tell the stories of our city.

Untitled - S. Walinsky

Untitled - S. Walinsky

Murals tell the stories of your classroom.

(Image) Shira Walinsky, Ethiopian Garden, 44th & Ludlow in West Philadelphia

"The city is a connected web of personalities and histories which fascinate me. The network of family, neighborhood, immigrants and teachers are some of the subjects of my murals. By exploring lives which are either marginalized or often simply forgotten by society we represent and affirm a sense of identity and a place in history within these people."

                           - Shira Walinsky, Artist & Educator
 
In Mural Arts + Storytelling for the Classroom, developed through a partnership with the Mural Arts Program, participants study the historic context of murals in Philadelphia and explore the process of visual translation and community collaboration. The course includes a guided tour of Philadelphia murals, as well as guest speakers and projects that build an understanding of collaborative artmaking.
 

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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Sewn books, flexagons, and pop-ups...oh my!

Denise Carbone (left)

Denise Carbone (left)

Printmaking for the Classroom

 
 
Denise Carbone, artist and educator, is a faculty member with The University of the Arts and the book conservator at The American Philosophical Society Library. Denise's personal work challenges traditional methods of printmaking and book structures by incorporating mixed media, found material, letterpress and alternative processes. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.
 
Printmaking for the Classroom: Book Arts + Language Arts integrates text, image and structure through hands-on projects and exercises for educators in the classroom. You will explore and create several book structures, including accordion variations, sewn books, flexagons and pop-ups, using simple methods to generate images, to which we will add narrative.
 

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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July PIE Offerings, Going Fast!

There's Still Time to Enroll in a July Course!
                                                                 


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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Digitally-Driven Instruction

Your Classroom, Your Technology


Research suggests that, on the whole, K-12 educators have been slow to adapt instruction in meaningful ways to technological advancements.  But there are definitely exceptions. A growing number of educators are becoming influencers in the ed tech space by leveraging digital tools in their subject areas and by sharing their experiences with others. Become that influencer at your school.
 
Join veteran educator and PIE faculty member Scott Duggan for your choice of courses:
 


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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Tell a story through the written word.

David Greenberg, CE Instructor

David Greenberg, CE Instructor

Put it on the page.


Creative Writing is getting kicked into high gear this summer in CE and we want to tell you all about it!


Writer and author Michael Aranovitz's first novel Alice Walks is being released in paperback and electronic forms through Dark Regions Press. Michael also did a review of the famous Bill Leverty from the 90's powerhouse metal band Firehouse. Congratulations, Michael!  


Screen writer and instructor David Greenberg has written or doctored over 40 screenplays for features, shorts and documentaries. His feature writing and directing debut Stomping Ground is in post-production. The features, Used To Love Her and What Matters Most, both played festivals in the past few years.


Be sure to check out their courses below! Classes start next week!
 


  • Screenwriting - Developing Your Script
    This course allows you, the budding screenwriter, to begin at the beginning and develop a feature film idea into a story treatment with complete beat sheets, character bios, an outline, and a first draft screenplay at a professional, industry-standard level.
    InstructorDavid Greenberg
     
  • Writing the Short Story
    Writers of all levels and experience will learn how to develop fictive ideas, moving from idea generation toward exciting and heartfelt climaxes.
    InstructorMichael Aranovitz
     

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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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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