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Food Photographer + Blogger Clay Williams Guest Lecture

Clay Williams

Clay Williams

Clay Williams is a Brooklyn-based photographer specializing in food, drinks and events. He shoots assignments for The New York Times, The James Beard Foundation and Edible Brooklyn. You can find more of Clay's photos in the new book, "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss," in bookstores now.

Clay will be on UArts' campus to speak about his work on July 12th, 6pm-8pm.

Click here for more info.

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ArtsWeek 2018

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ArtsWeek provides a rich, engaging studio experience within a specific discipline. The program is designed for teachers across subject areas who are interested in innovative, creative approaches to education based on work with art-specific media. Educators work with practicing artists to explore techniques, concepts, history and more to enhance how students learn. The week provides the opportunity for teachers to become part of a creative community and share new ideas. Each ArtsWeek program includes a final reception and exhibition for all participants, and the creation of lesson plans reflecting the new skills and approaches learned.


Teachers earn PA Act 48 hours + graduate credits and develop useful tools to use in the classroom.


ArtsWeek 2018 is offered at three locations  studio choices, travel, hotel and links to online registration available here:

• Wayne Art Center: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
• GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
• The University of the Arts: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27


Visit our ArtsWeek page to find out more details about course offerings at each location and register. 

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Meet Teaching Artist Symposium Keynote Speaker Eric Booth

Eric Booth

Eric Booth

In 2015 Eric Booth was given the nation’s highest award in arts education (The Arts Education Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts; the first artist ever given that award), and was named one of the 25 most important people in the arts in the U.S.  He began as a Broadway actor, and became a businessman (his company became the largest of its kind in the U.S. in 7 years), and author of six books, including the bestseller The Everyday Work of Art and the most recent is Playing for Their Lives.  He has been on the faculty of Juilliard (12 years), Tanglewood (5 years), The Kennedy Center (20 years), and Lincoln Center Education (for 34 years, where now he is the leader of their Teaching Artist Development Lab). He serves as a consultant for many arts organizations (including seven of the ten largest U.S. orchestras), cities, states and businesses around the U.S. and overseas. A frequent keynote speaker, he founded the International Teaching Artist Conferences, and the Teaching Artist Journal, and he gave the closing keynote to UNESCO's first world arts education conference.



Teaching Artist Symposium: Building Your Toolkit

 
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The University of the Arts Campus, Terra Hall (211 S.Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19102)
$25 for full day of activities, includes lunch - Register Now
 
 
Sponsored in partnership by the Division of Continuing Studies at The University of the Arts and Mural Arts Philadelphia.  Support for Building Your Tool Kit: A Teaching Artist Symposium has been provided by the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, plus in-kind support from Yards Brewing Co. and Blick Art Materials. This symposium is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
 
Teaching artists bring their creative knowledge to K–12 classrooms, but there are many new opportunities for artists to engage communities that are outside of the traditional classroom. This symposium will introduce practitioners to experts in the fields of restorative practice, inclusion, creative aging, and even municipal government.
 
Reconsider how your artistic practice can be transferred into these new learning settings. We will showcase practical tools and skills to support your development in these areas; through panel discussions and breakout sessions, we’ll explore the ways that you can expand your network and build your teaching toolkit.
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Director's Spotlight Courses

Continuing Education Summer 2018 Brochure

To get you started in the studio, we are offering a special tuition rate of $295 on the following courses:


Drawing Challenge
Challenge yourself to draw 100 drawings in 10 weeks.


Illustration: Character Development
Create characters for use in comics, children's books, gaming, or animation.


Open Edition Printmaking
Intermediate + advanced printmakers receive instruction + access to printmaking studios.


Stop Motion Animation
Introduction to medium: flip book, cut paper, hand drawn + puppet animation.

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Teaching Artist Symposium: Building Your Toolkit

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Teaching Artist Symposium: Building Your Toolkit

 
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The University of the Arts Campus, Terra Hall (211 S.Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19102)
$25 for full day of activities, includes lunch - Register Now
 
 
Sponsored in partnerhsip by the Division of Continuing Studies at The University of the Arts and Mural Arts Philadelphia.  Support for Building Your Tool Kit: A Teaching Artist Symposium has been provided by the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, plus in-kind support from Yards Brewing Co. and Blick Art Materials. This symposium is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
 
Teaching artists bring their creative knowledge to K–12 classrooms, but there are many new opportunities for artists to engage communities that are outside of the traditional classroom. This symposium will introduce practitioners to experts in the fields of restorative practice, inclusion, creative aging, and even municipal government.
 
Reconsider how your artistic practice can be transferred into these new learning settings. We will showcase practical tools and skills to support your development in these areas; through panel discussions and breakout sessions, we’ll explore the ways that you can expand your network and build your teaching toolkit.
 
The symposium will feature a keynote address from Eric Booth and a day of programming at The University of the Arts.

 

Why Attend?

• Build your network
• Learn more about creative aging, inclusion, juvenile justice, and government
• Meet expert practitioners in the teaching artist field
• Learn about Advanced Learning Opportunities including the UArts Teaching Artist Certificate Program
• Identify populations where you see need and develop partnerships and programs for them
 
 

Schedule

9:00–10:00 AM   Welcome + Coffee Reception
10:00AM  Keynote Speaker: Eric Booth
11:00 AM–12:30 PM                 
              




       
Panel: New Opportunities in the Field of Teaching Artistry
 
  •    What do you need to do this work?
  •    What do you need to be successful doing this work?
  •    What kind of expansion from school practice?
12:30–1:45 PM Topic Lunch featuring experts and specialists
2:00 PM Breakout session 
3:15 PM Breakout session 
4:30–6:00 PM Happy Hour
4:30–5:30 PM Office Hours - four 15-minute conversation blocks; 1:1 meetings with experts
6:00 PM Post-event meet up, location TBD
 
 
Support for Building Your Tool Kit: A Teaching Artist Symposium has been provided by the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, plus in-kind support from Yards and Dick Blick. This symposium is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
 
 
Questions? Contact continuingeducation@uarts.edu.
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Summer Courses are Open for Registration

Courses include the Arts, Ed Tech, Inclusion, Literacy, Partnership courses, ArtsWeek, and more.

View a full course listing here.

ArtsWeek courses are offered in three locations in the greater Philadelphia area. Learn more here.

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The MEd Priority Application Deadline is March 1st

MEd Brochure

MEd Brochure

Join a network of experienced educators and advance your professional goals without career interruption.
We're currently accepting application for our Summer 2018 MEd cohort, with priority given to those who apply by March 1st.

Master of Education in Educational Program Design
Master of Education in Educational Technology

Our MEd and Certificate programs provide you with the individual attention and support that define the learning experience at the University of the Arts.  


WHY UArts?  
  • Cohort model
  • Two MEd Tracks
  • Accelerated (complete degree in 2-3 years)
  • Summer Core (complete degree in 5 years)
  • Small, interdisciplinary courses
  • Hybrid, in-person and online course formats
  • Multiple sites across Pennsylvania
  • Access to fantastic studio space, UArts-wide events, happenings, speakers + resources
  • One-on-One Advising
  • Design a Capstone Project to address the needs of YOUR classroom, school, or District
 
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Meet Continuing Education's Mark Knight and Jacob Folk

Reading Aloud in Public instructor Mark Knight explains his methods and what's in store for his students this Spring.

 

Recorded by Digital Audio Workshop instructor Jacob Folk on UArts' campus.

 

Listen HERE.

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Patrick Brennan Exhibit 'While You Were Sleeping // Pocket Noise' Currently on View

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Patrick Brennan Postcard

While You Were Sleeping and Pocket Noise by Patrick Brennan, a Philadelphia-based photographer and UArts Digital Photography Certificate candidate, are currently on view on the 9th floor of Terra Hall.


While You Were Sleeping is a collection of digital photographs documenting celestial lights. Cinematic images depict dramatic skies patiently captured ib dark, clear nights.

Pocket Noise is comprised of images mined from accidental pocket photos, a common digital photography blunder. Brennan manipulates these seemingly banal mishaps, uncovering celebratory, psychedelic abstractions.


You can preview some of his work here.


The exhibition is FREE & open to the public.

Terra Hall

211 S. Broad Street

9th Floor, Room 901

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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MEd Alum Christianna Berg Selected to Present at PA Curriculum Summit

Join us in congratulating Christianna Berg, MEd in Educational Program Design, who was just selected to present her MEd Capstone Project, 5th grade science/social studies curriculum, at Pennsylvania's Curriculum Summit on February 9 in Pittsburgh, PA.

 
You can preview Christianna's presentation on her blog.
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Taxidermy as Wearable Art: Student Work

Amazing work done by students in Beth Beverly's Taxidermy as Wearable Art course.


Like what you see? We're offering another taxidermy course this Spring! Click here for more information.

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In The Spotlight

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Contemporary Theater instructor Kathryn MacMillan is the Producing Artistic Director of the Philadelphia theater company Tiny Dynamite. Their upcoming show, The Art of Swimming, tells the story of 26 year old Mercedes Gleitz successfully crossing the English Channel. The performance is one of Tiny Dynamite's A Play, A Pie, and A Pint, so admission gets you much more than an amazing show!


The Art of Swimming runs December 6-17th, Wednesdays-Sundays 6:30pm, with a "dessert show" Saturdays at 9:30pm

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Winter/Spring 2018 Courses are Live!

Our Winter/Spring 2018 course registration is open! View our brochure here or click here to be directed to our course listing. Courses start January, 29th - register today!


Don't forget: The Fall 2017 Variety Show is December 13th at the Arts Bank Theatre. Mark your calendar!

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Director's Spotlight

To get you started in the studio, we are offering a special tuition rate of $295 on the following courses:
 

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PIE Faculty Christine Stoughton at NABARTS Open Studio Exhibition

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Join faculty Christine Stoughton at the Norristown Arts Building for the 21st Annual Exhibition from December 1st to January 15th. Christine will also be part of the Open Studio & Reception on December 3rd from 1 - 5pm. Be sure to check out her prints, sculptures, and materials used to make them all.

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Celebrating the Marriot C. Morris Collection: A Partnership with the Library Company

We are proud to partner with The Library Company of Philadelphia for the Inaugural Morris Collection K-12 Educator Workshop, Snapshot of American Experience: Using Digital Collections in the Classroom.

Earn Act 48 hours as you join Sarah Weatherwax, Curator of Prints and Photographs and Jordan Rockford, Senior Lecturer of Photography at University of the Arts, for a one-day workshop focused on the Morris Collection, and in particular the value of utilizing local archival resources as primary source material in the K-12 classroom.
 
Click here for more information.

Workshop agenda:

Cassatt House (1320 Locust Street)
9:00-9:30 Registration, Light Breakfast
9:30-11:30 History of Photography
11:30-12:30 Overview, Marriott C. Morris Collection 
12:30-1:30 Lunch

University of the Arts (211 S Broad Street
Computer Lab (907 Terra Hall)
1:45-3:00 Image Exploration (Computer Lab)
3:00-4:00 Image and Lesson Plan Sharing
4:00-4:30 Wrap-Up

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New Continuing Education Brochure + Course Information Coming Soon

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Continuing Education

The wait is almost over! In the coming weeks, you'll see our Spring brochure and course information online (or in your mailbox). We have some exciting new courses and faculty as well as favorite courses returning for another semester.

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Monumental Exchange Lectures: Mel Chin, Tyree Guyton, and Ken Lum

You may have seen the lead up to Monument Lab by Mural Arts. A conversation about public memorials is taking place across our city in the coming months presented by Mural Arts. On October 11, UArts is hosting a panel discussion with Mel Chin and Tyree Guyton, moderated by Ken Lum.


Monumental Exchange Lectures

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017, 6 – 8 P.M. EDT

 
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Faculty Member Gina Kernan Featured in DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition

UArts Continuing Education faculty member Gina Kernan’s poster is featured in DesignPhiladelphia exhibition of posters by 26 designers. Hers features the letter N.Type is developed through a series of repeated forms, distinguishing one character from the next. TYPE TILES demonstrates each letter of the alphabet as subject, becoming object, variable in style and repeating in arrangement. AIGA Philadelphia, together built an abstracted alphabet of typographic patterns. This special exhibit, showcasing its diverse membership, will open with a DesignPhiladelphia Happy Hour on Monday, October 9th, from 5:30-7pm, and is open to the public through the end of November.

Gina Kernan

Gina Kernan

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A Big Band Salute to Jazz Drummers

Swing drumming maestro Bruce Klauber, the Monday Blues/Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Jerry Zucker, and special guests Mary Ellen Desmond and The All-Star Jazz Trio will star in "A Big Band Salute to the Legends of Jazz Drumming," an extraordinary concert performance that will take place at Philadelphia's World Cafe' Live Upstairs on Sunday afternoon, October 15 at 3:00 p.m.

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