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PIE + MEd Instructor Chris Sweeney Presents at the Connectivity Arts Integration and STEAM Online Conference

PIE + MEd instructor and artist Chris Sweeney will be presenting at the Connectivity Arts Integration & STEAM Online Conference on July 20th, in a session titled 3D Printing in the Secondary Design Classroom. The conference, provided by the EducationCloset, is a great opportunity to gain clarity around integrating the arts, develop successful STEAM lessons, and learn how to create exciting makerspaces for your students, all while earning your professional development hours.


Click HERE for more information on Chris’s session and other exciting presentations.

You can catch Chris at the UArts ArtsWeek teaching 3D Printing in the K-12 Classroom. Click HERE to register.


 

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Enrich your summer with 5-week courses beginning in July

Whether you're looking to log studio time in an art + design course or refresh your digital design skills, there's still time to join us this summer. Courses begin throughout July, including:





View the full list of CE Summer 2017 course offerings. Questions? Contact or call 215-717-6006.

    

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MEd Faculty Matt Duvall Award Postdoctoral Fellowship

Matt Duvall PIE Faculty

Matt Duvall PIE Faculty

UArts congratulates Matt Duvall, MEd Faculty, who has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation: The Impact of Virtual Literacy Communities in an English Language Arts Classroom: A Case Study Using Goodreads.  We are thrilled to report that Matt will begin work as a postdoctoral fellow with the Entrepreneurial Games Studio at Drexel's ExCITe Center, where he will be working on the Skyscraper Games project (www.skyscrapergames.com), focused on middle grades students and teachers interested in computational thinking through game design. 

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Away for the summer? Take an online course.

We listened! Teachers are looking for more online course options. Register now for: 

 
 
** Registration closes next week!
 

Register online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006. See our complete summer course catalogue for further details.
 
    
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UArts Anderson Hall closure + course cancellations

Dear UArts Continuing Studies community,
 
A large water main burst in the basement area of the university's Anderson Hall causing significant damage and forcing the closure of the building through the summer of 2017. 

Continuing Studies is working with the university administration, faculty and studio technicians to relocate our summer programs that were planned for those studios; however, unfortunately, in some cases we can not accommodate class offerings in alternative spaces, forcing us to cancel select classes.
 
Please be sure to look for communication from Continuing Studies staff for the final location of your course.
 
 
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to or 215.717.6006.
 
    
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Write, sing, record and perform in our summer music courses.

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Start composing and creating.


Whether you're an aspiring singer, composer or producer, our summer Music courses will help build your skills and confidence. You'll also have the option to showcase what you've learned alongside your classmates in our Summer Variety Show
 



Check out all of our summer courses offering at cs.uarts.edu/ce/courses. Questions? Email or give us a call at 215-717-6006.

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Dive into digital design and technology this summer.

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Take your digital design skills to the next level.

 


Interested in building a website but not sure where to start?  Want to enhance your digital design skills or generate engaging video content for the web? 
 

Our Digital Technology summer course offerings will equip you with the skills to succeed in these endeavors and more.



Visit cs.uarts.edu/ce for a full list of Summer 2017 courses and information about our certificate programs.

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Hear about the UArts MEd experience first hand from alum Jill Rakowicz

"I could take my research and apply it right then and there to my teaching practice."
 

Jill Rakowicz, a K-5 arts teacher with the Littlestown Area School District, is an alumni of the MEd in Educational Program Design program. Hear about her capstone project, which she was selected to present to at the NAEA conference in Chicago and imagine how your own classroom practice would be enhanced through one of UArts' 30-credit Master's degrees.
 

Apply today and begin this Summer. Join colleagues to demystify curriculum, instruction and assessment, and use technology to support meaningful learning experiences both inside - and outside - the classroom.
 

QUESTIONS? Call Jules 215.717.6092 or email .

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Beginning soon: 5 + 10 Week Writing Courses

Our range of  Writing courses are designed to help you develop your voice in a variety of genres. Summer course offerings include:
 

10 Week Courses                                                                                           5 Week Courses                                


View a full list of Summer 2017 courses and information about our certificate programs.


Questions? Call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006 or email .

  

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Instructor Howard Glasser presenting at ATLIS

Howard Glasser
PIE + MEd instructor, Howard Glasser, will be co-facilitating "Innovative Ways to Support Faculty" at this year's online Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools' (ATLIS) conference on Monday, April 24 at 1:15pm PT.
 
ATLIS formed around the idea that technology leaders make the best decisions when they are reflective, informed, and connected. Registration is now open to participate in this years conference where independent school technology leaders log in to share experiences, knowledge, and insights on the best practices in technology and innovation for independent schools.
 
For more information and a full schedule click here.
 
For more information on the PIE + MEd Programs, click here or call 215-717-6092
 
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Get a head start on planning for next year: Fall 2017 Catalogue available online

Fall 2017 brochure cover

Fall 2017 brochure cover

  • Check out what's in store for next semester. Submit your district paper work before the school year ends and firm up your professional development plans.

    View the PIE Fall 2017 Catalogue


    Make sure you're on our mailing list to stay informed about our year-round professional development opportunities.

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CE Painting Package: 20% off 5-week courses

CE Student Work: Catherine Moroney

CE Student Work: Catherine Moroney

Sign up for both of these Summer 2017 Thursday night 5-week painting courses and get 20% off!*

  • Watercolor Workshop: Observational + Still Life Painting
    Thursdays: June 8 - July 6 | Instructor: LeeAnn Grimes

    Gain a familiarity with the properties of the watercolor medium as you explore various approaches to painting still life set ups. A variety of styles and approaches are demonstrated and discussed, including color selection, painting wet into wet, glazing and washes. Get the tools to paint with confidence through this mix of demonstrations, and in-class painting exercises.
     
  • Painting the Urban Landscape
    Thursdays: July 13 - August 10 | Instructor: Coy Gu

    Paint Philadelphia's skyline under the guidance of a pro! Gather at an on-campus vantage points providing spectacular views of the city's iconic skyline. Artists across skill levels receive collective as well as one-on-one assistance ranging from painting basics, such as perspective and composition, to more advanced techniques including lighting, texture and depth through the use of atmospheric perspective. Use of a limited palette of acrylic paints and Bristol board (supplies provided for your first session) makes for easy transportation and setup.

* Discount cannot be applied via online registration. Call 215.717.6006 to redeem this this discount.

 
 
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This summer: Enjoy the outdoors with plein air painting

PIE students recently enjoyed the warming spring weather while plein air painting with artist Joe Sweeney.
 

Come paint with Joe during this Summer's 2017 ArtsWeek course, Landscape Painting at the Seaport Museum, from Aug 7-11!




Register online or all Jules at 215.717.6092 for more information.

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Free UArts event exclusively for Educators

View senior thesis exhibitions from the College of Art, Media & Design, mingle with faculty and students over hors d'oeuvres and drinks, and come see what the University of the Arts has to offer your students!
 
 
Educator Mix & Mingle: Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition
Tuesday, April 18, 5 - 7pm
Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street
 
RSVP for April 18
Educator Mix & Mingle: Craft + Material Studies and Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition
Thursday, May 4, 5 - 7pm
Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street
 
 
We hope you’ll join us. Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions with any questions at 800-616-2787 x6049 or .
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PIE Jewelry Exhibit on view now

3-D Projects for the Classroom: Precious Metal ClayPIE Educator Exhibit
University of the Arts, 210 S. Broad Street, Terra Hall, 9th Floor

Precious metal clay is an amazing and unique material, well-adapted for K-12 classroom use.  Made of pure silver or bronze, it molds and handles like putty, fires in a kiln, and becomes a solid permanent silver. Safe and non-toxic, precious metal clay work involves simple tools and equipment that students of all ages can easily use.  

K-12 educators enrolled in our Spring course with artist Chris Darway worked with various forms in silver and bronze to produce jewelry and small sculptural objects.  Chris covered wet and dry fabrication, firing times and temperatures, use of the kiln, and alternative firing methods. 
 
Inspired? Enroll in this summer's Precious Metal Clay course and make your own wearable art.
 
    • Precious Metal Clay - William Bech
    • Precious Metal Clay - Hara Zefran
    • Precious Metal Clay - Courtney Jaggers Maikits
    • Precious Metal Clay - Michele Cole
    • Precious Metal Clay - Alicia Luba
    • Precious Metal Clay - Josh Irvan
    • Precious Metal Clay - Sandra Sherbinko
    • Precious Metal Clay - Kate Kasmar (Anne Meyers)
    • Precious Metal Clay - Juanita A Gaspari
    • Precious Metal Clay: Alison Bongiorno
    • Precious Metal Clay - Kaitlyn Boyer
    • Precious Metal Clay - Elizabeth Kerr

Work by: William Bech, Hara Zefran, Courtney Jaggers Maikits, Michele Cole, Alicia Luba, Josh Irvan, Sandra Sherbinko, Kate Kasmar, Juanita A Gaspari, Alison Bongiorno, Kaitlyn Boyer, Elizabeth Kerr

Photo credit: Andrea Poulsen

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CE Summer 2017 course registration is open

 

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New! CE Director's Spotlight courses

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DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT
Caitlin Perkins Director of Continuing Education + Special Programs


When people ask me how to get started on a path to creativity I stress the importance of quantity. Want to learn to draw? Make a ton of drawings. Don’t get stuck trying to make one perfect painting, or develop writer’s block from anxiety about getting the pen to page – instead, welcome the mistakes, learn from them, and enjoy your journey of becoming a maker.
 

To get you started, I am offering a special tuition rate of $295, on a selection of Continuing Education courses. I’m certain our courses will delight you. Courses include:
 


Register online or contact the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006 with any questions.
 

*Tuition for Making Videos for the Web is $500.


     

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Around Town

Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor

Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor


 

 

 

 

 

Deciding where to head on First Friday? Planning your next gallery hop? Each month, Continuing Education faculty member Adam Lovitz will curate a selection of new and current exhibitions and happenings each month.




 



Adam's Picks:


Locks Gallery - Shape Paintings
April 7 - May 20
Jennifer Bartlett, James Havard, Ralph Humphrey, Elizabeth Murray, Joanna Pousette-Dart, David Row, Frank Stella, and Richard Tuttle
http://www.locksgallery.com/exhibitions/shape-paintings?view=slider


Vox Populi - Chum
March 3 - April 23
Tim Belknap
http://voxpopuligallery.org/exhibitions/tim-belknap-chum/


Rosendwald-Wolf Gallery - Quicktime
March 13 - April 22
Marina Adams, Amy Feldman, Ann Craven, Melissa Meyer and Patricia Treib
http://www.uarts.edu/events/2017/03/quicktime


Fleisher/Ollman Gallery - Cryptopictos
March 30 to May 26
Reed Anderson, Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Patrick Maguire, and Sarah Walker
http://www.fleisher-ollmangallery.com/shows/2017/03_cryptopictos/


Little Berlin - FOUND
APRIL 8- 23RD, 2017
Natalie Kuenzi, Kasey Toomey, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Megan Howland, Leon Xu, Stephanie Bursese and Will Owen
Curated by Terrill Warrenburg
http://www.littleberlin.org/calendar/2017/3/16/found

 

To learn more about Adam,
http://cs.uarts.edu/faculty/adam-lovitz
http://www.adamlovitz.com/

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In the Spotlight

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To advance slideshow of Jean's works, click on the photograph above. To see more of Jean Solar’s work, visit https://www.instagram.com/jsolarcl/

 

Continuing Education Digital Photography Certificate student Jean Solar recently returned from a photography trip to Cuba. He is currently working on several projects related to documentary and street photography. These works below are part of this new body of work by the artist.


#ContraRevolucion


The internal politics established by the regime of the revolution and the economic embargo by the United States of America have led to an evident stagnation in the development of Cuba. The lack of basic elements in health, education, construction and technology are notorious when walking the streets of Havana. Nevertheless, the gradual opening of relations is a sign of hope for better times for the new generation of Cubans.


The artistic project #Cuba #ContraRevolucion shows us life in Havana after 56 years of revolution and embargo. It is a photographic record realized in long hours of walking the streets of the city, in casual meetings or long talks with the old ones of Cuba, those of the revolution. #Cuba


#ContraRevolucion includes images in digital and analog format, some of them as experimental photography.


About Jean Solar


Jean Solar is a Chilean artist-photographer based in Philadelphia. He is an electronic engineer, who worked mainly on telecommunication projects in Santiago, Chile. He moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2013, and began to study art and photography at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He also taught several art workshops at the UBC Learning Exchange, a community organization in Vancouver downtown.


In 2015, he moved to Philadelphia, where he is pursuing a Digital Photography Certificate at The University of the Arts. As well, he is attending multiple art institutions in Philadelphia, including Fleisher Arts Memorial, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and Philadelphia Photo League.


Jean's earlier work shows us urban architecture and nature in cities. Recently, his photography is a record of the urban life, cultural diversity, and the human condition. Most of his pictures are in black and white to present strong images and to emphasize emotion; in addition, he is also exploring traditional and alternative photographic processes.

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Join us this summer for TPS-UArts Courses

TPS Summer 2017 - Brochure Cover

TPS Summer 2017 - Brochure Cover







Spend your summer learning to teach with primary sources.











Are you interested in learning more about how to connect to the arts in your classroom? Did you know that UArts offers free courses that help teachers bring primary sources to K-12 students?

Join us this summer for a Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) class – which includes immediate resources for your classroom!

 

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS-UArts courses are FREE for non-credit, at a reduced rate for graduate credit and there are no course fees!

Space is limited – register now for Credit or Non-Credit (FREE)! 

View our Summer 2017 TPS course offerings HERE.

Program includes:  Act 48 or NJ Professional Development hours plus a flash drive of resources for immediate use in your classroom! 

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