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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!


 

    • Matthew Van Derwindt - Bench Legs
    • Lev Yakubov - Pedistal
    • William Liberi - Railing
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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
 

    • CE Creative Writing - Summer Courses 2016
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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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Better Arts recognizes CE faculty member Coy Gu!

Continuing Education is proud of the active professionals in our community - like artist and instructor Coy Gu, who has received an artist residency at Better Arts in upstate New York. During this two-week residency, Coy will be continuing his series Lovers Melt and focusing on doing a life-sized version of numerous figures while incorporating such materials as camouflage fabric into his works. Way to go, Coy!
 
Join Coy this summer in his course Painting in the Abstract. In this class, you will look at historical and contemporary abstract paintings and have plenty of in-class studio time. You can use either acrylic or oil painting media, and work at your own pace in this supportive studio atmosphere.
 

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

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Congratulations certificate recipients!

Last month, our Certificate Program students in Continuing Education received their certificates of completion from the Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms. Congratulations! We wish them great success in their future as they draw on the skills and knowledge they have gained at UArts.
 

Thank you for being a part of our community. We are so proud of your work with us!
 

Have you thought about taking those next steps in your career, but are unsure of where to start? Our certificate programs will provide you with knowledge and networking opportunities to enhance your career, change directions entirely or simply develop expertise around an important personal interest. Programs include:
 

Visit Continuing Education for course and certificate program information - or to make an appointment with Caitlin Perkins, Director of Continuing Education, email or call 215-717-6006.
 

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Jazz Week 2016!

The University of the Arts: JAZZ EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM 2016

 
Join us for 4 amazing days and earn 3 grad credits while immersed in jazz - from playing and improvising, to rehearsal strategies and repertoire. With special guest Randy Brecker, a special screening of Brownie Speaks, and a live concert by The Power of 10!
 
Housing is available! Visit us at here for more infomation.

All coursework for the MM in Music Education is offered in conjunction with Summer Music Studies. For more information on this summer-only master's degree program visit uarts.edu/academics/music/mm-music-education.

Register online or call 215.717.6006. Free parking provided at all four course locations
 
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Grow as an educator with Scott Duggan.

Scott Duggan invites you to blend, flip, and integrate...starting with YOUR classroom. In Blended + Flipped Learning, we will explore innovative, tailored, practical ways to optimize classroom time with your students.

Scott is also Integrating Technology into the Curriculum, empowering you to use your computer or tablet as a productivity center for a universe of course tools and course development.
 

See our full course catalog 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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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

To all of our dedicated teachers who enlighten and brighten the lives of our students each and every day comes a heartfelt thank you from all of us here at UArts.  Take a moment to remember, why did you become a teacher?  

"The main reason I became a teacher is that I like being the first one to introduce kids to words and music and books and people and numbers and concepts and ideas that they have never heard about or thought about before.  I like being the first one to tell them about Long John Silver and negative numbers and Beethoven and alliteration and "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning" and similes and right angles and Ebeneezer Scrooge... Just think about what you know today.  You read.  You write.  You work with numbers.  You solve problems.  We take all these things for granted.  But of course you haven't always read.  You haven't always known how to write.  You weren't born knowing how to subtract 199 from 600.  Someone showed you.  There was a moment when you moved from not knowing to knowing, from not understanding to understanding.  That's why I became a teacher."
 
- Phillip Done, teacher and author, 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny: Life Lessons from Teaching.


 

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Congratulations, Beth Sokolowski!


Huge congratulations to Beth Sokolowski, Director of Summer Mustic Studies and Associate Professor in the School of Music, awardee of this year's Lindback Award to a teacher who exemplifies excellence in teaching and support and fulfillment of the University's mission through student instruction, curriculum development and advancement, and student advising and mentoring. All of us at Continuing Studies are so pleased and thrilled for you!

 

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PIE + MEd Grad Greats: Nicole Dupree

Nicole Dupree, MEd, Educational Program Design, has accepted a position with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) as their Director of Student Services.
 

For her Capstone Master's thesis, 'Design Thinking for ESL Toolkit: A 21st Century Learning Curriculum for Adult Students,' Nicole developed a curriculum that provides English language educators with course materials, lesson guides, and assessments to shape engaging learning experiences for adults with limited English proficiency.
 

Congratulations Nicole, from all of us here at The University of the Arts!


 

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Congratulations, Henry Bermudez!

 

Our new Spring Salon Series will include CE instructor and Philly native Henry Bermudez, who has just been given the Peter Benoliel Fellow award from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists! The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists within 100 miles of Philadelphia reach new levels in their artistic and professional practice. Applicants are asked to demonstrate a vision for the next level of their professional practice and a clear plan for how CFEVA can help them to accomplish their goals. Congratulations Henry, on behalf of everyone here in CE!
 

The Salon Series is an inspiring new UArts spring workshop initiative that is designed to ignite creativity, critical conversation, and camaraderie among art-inclined adults. Henry will be teaching Mix, Don't Match: Creating A Large-Scale Collage - be sure to check us out here for more information. We can't wait to see you there!


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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Continuing Education - Capstone Exhibitions

The Division of Continuing Studies is pleased to present the upcoming Continuing Education Capstone Exhibitions, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate students.
 

CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition
April 28 - May 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 28, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring the work of:
Laura Storck – Simulacra and Simulation
Mariana Fernandez – Dominion


The Continuing Studies Gallery
9th Floor of Terra Hall
211 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

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CE Salon Series + Spring/Summer Info Session, May 11th!

The UARTS Continuing Education program welcomes you to explore the full range of offerings for making your summer a creative one. Our new all-inclusive Salon Series launches in May, complete with guest speakers and great content. Or, you might be interested in delving deep into a studio practice this summer with one of our studio intensives.
 

Itching to scratch that next creative thing off your bucket list? Have you always wondered about acting? Or maybe you have a tune in your head, but just don’t know how to write a song? Are you planning an amazing trip this summer--we can help you write an article to document your adventures this summer. You can find Acting Lab, Song Writing and Travel Writing among the many course offerings this summer.
 

Is your bucket list item bigger--like a creative career change to become a web designer, or social media maven? Learn about taking that next step at our Continuing Education Spring/Summer Information Session on Wednesday, May 11. You can meet faculty, ask questions about the courses and programs and learn about the benefits of taking a Continuing Education course.
 

Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount on one course (new students only - no retroactive refunds will be given).
 

Visit us here for a full list of Continuing Education courses and here for information about our certificate programs. Call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone.
 

Come get inspired!

Spring/Summer Information Session

Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

RSVP to ce@uarts.edu or 215.717.6095. Walk-ins welcome.
 

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