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TWO Incredibly Important Courses for Our Times - Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship

Cynthia Willits

Cynthia Willits

Join NEW PIE + MEd Faculty for Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship
 

  • Integrating Media Literacy into Today's K-12 Classroom
    Middle and high school students spend, on average, 8 hours a day engaged either actively or passively in media. This course will equip you to guide your students in recognizing marketing approaches, identifying propaganda, understanding stereotypes, critically evaluating media, distilling and interpreting messages, and using media in innovative ways for learning.

    InstructorLuke Bilger


 

  • Digital Citizenship/Digital Literacy in Today's K-12 Classroom
    Students have the power of the Internet at their fingertips. What types of issues should you, as a teacher, be aware of and be able to navigate within a seamless, ever-connected environment at school and at home?  You will emerge from this course understanding the import of guidance and leadership in the digital world, including appropriate and safe use of digital tools and the empowerment of students through digital tools. 

InstructorCynthia Willits


Ready to register for Spring? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006.

See our full course catalog HERE.

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The 2017 MEd Catalogue is HERE!

2017 MEd Catalog - Cover

2017 MEd Catalog - Cover

 


Our NEW MEd Catalogue will be hitting mailboxes soon! Request your copy here.

All applications received by April 1 are eligible for Early Decision admission.

Questions? Visit us online, email pie@uarts.edu, or call  215.717.6092.

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Tell a Story in Continuing Education!

Tell us a story! Register NOW for one of these highly popular Art + Design courses! 
 

Artist Book Structures
Feb 2 to April 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM


This course approaches the book as a form of art. You will get an introduction to a fundamental set of materials, processes and concepts involved in making books by hand. Craft and concept are strengthened as you learn new and innovative structures each week. In-class demonstrations and examples help familiarize you with the processes and product of a variety of different book structures.
InstructorDenise Carbone
 


Prints + Books: A Crash Course
Mar 16 to April 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Freedom of the press no longer belongs only to those who own one! This course will cover experimental, low-tech printmaking methods, most of which will not require a press. Each week we will learn a new print technique combined with simple book structures that can be used in endless combinations.
InstructorSusan White


 

Screen Printing
Feb 2 to April 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Curious to try your hand at pulling a print? Are you eager to get back into the studio and explore new ideas? This course provides an introduction to image generation, screen preparation and the unique nature of this process, from start to finish, allowing more advanced students to develop individually. Students at all levels are welcome as we guide you into the process and let you explore varying levels of complexity.
Instructor: Ian Sampson
 

    • Screen Printing, Sheila Watts
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We're Bringing Adobe to Continuing Education!

Check out these awesome Adobe courses running in Winter/Spring with Continuing Education! 


Adobe Creative Suite Overview
Feb 1 to April 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM


Have little to no experience with Adobe design software? This course outlines the fundamentals of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Learn the basics of image resolution, scanning, image import/export, print setup, photo adjustments and vectors, as well as introductory typography and design. You'll gain a better understanding of how these three software programs work together and independently to create products for print and web. This course offers navigational and introductory essentials, as well as a solid foundation for ongoing design exploration.
InstructorChristine Bailey
 


Adobe Photoshop
Feb 1 to April 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for editing raster graphics. This course kicks off with an introduction to its interface, tools and potential application to both web and print. Learn basic techniques for cropping and retouching images as well as for correcting exposure, color and lighting - skills applicable to everything from restoring old photos to manipulating the shot you snapped today.
Instructor: Natasha Warshawsky

 

    • Caitlin Sheehy, Photoshop
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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:


World War I and American Art
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Up thru April 9th, 2017
https://www.pafa.org/exhibitions/world-war-i-and-american-art


RAIR Filthy Rich - Projects Made Possible by the Waste Stream
The Galleries at Moore
Ana Peñalba: Philli
Mark Stockton: Independent(s)
Paper Giants
January 28th to March 11th
http://moore.edu/the-galleries-at-moore/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions


After Now
UArts Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Gideon Barnett, Michael Ciervo, Micah Danges, Samuel Hindolo, Peter Allen Hoffmann and Kelsey Halliday Johnson
Through February 28 2017
http://www.uarts.edu/events/2017/01/after-now

 

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

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Student Highlight

On January 9, 2017 UArts Continuing Education graduated the first class of Teaching Artists sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts from our certificate program. Nine artists from across the state participated in the 18 month long program. Courses were conducted online and culminated in teaching residencies in schools and community organizations across the state of Pennsylvania.


Kristin Balmer, Philadelphia

Katherine DeMent, Swissvale

Elizabeth Faist, Factoryville

Julie Mader, Smethport

Shari Mastalski, Butler

Mark McKenna, Bethlehem

Amy Kaye Mullen-Johnson, York

Michele Randall, State College

Alison Zapata, Pittsburgh

 

Participating Pennsylvania Council on the Arts - Arts in Education Partnership organizations included:


Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership
Lively Arts, ArtsPath: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
AIE Northeastern Pennsylvania, a program of Northeastern Educational IU #19/Scranton
Elk County Council on the Arts
Erie Arts & Culture
Allentown Art Museum

Cultural Alliance of York County
Galaxy, the Arts in Education Program of Central IU #10
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Pittsburgh Filmmakers
 
    • Teaching Artist Certificate Program - Graduation
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In the Spotlight

UArts faculty member David J. Greenberg will be the featured speaker in the UArts Visiting Writers Series this March!
 

David's feature-length writing-directing debut, Stomping Ground, premiered at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival in 2016. His numerous writing credits include the indie films What Matters Most (2012), Used to Love Her (2014) and the documentary Bonnie & Clyde: Lovers On the Run (2015). In 2015, David wrote and directed the short film Interrogation, which won a Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Neo-Noir Festival, and his 1995 short The True Meaning of Cool won an award from the American Film Institute.


David will be teaching Screenwriting for Continuing Education this Spring!


DAVID GREENBERG
Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

http://www.uarts.edu/liberal-arts/creative-writing/visiting-writers-series
 

    • david greenberg headshot jpg
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The Scoop

Our permanent collection is growing!


The Continuing Studies Division at UArts is pleased to announce the purchase of a photograph from Caitlin Sheehy’s Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition.


Next time you stop by the Continuing Studies office, check it out!


(pictured below, from left to right: Adrienne Harding, Caitlin Perkins, Sheila Watts)

    • Continuing Studies Staff with Caitlin Sheehy Photo (from left to right): Adrienne Harding, Caitlin Perkins, Sheila Watts
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Your Digital Classroom

Enhance Your Digital Classroom!
 

  • Creating Websites for Teachers
    Join fellow educators to collaborate and create unique classroom websites using HTML/XHTML and Adobe Creative Suite.  Come away with a basic understanding of HTML coding and the fundamental aspects of creating an organized and graphically pleasing site, along with tools and templates for daily classroom use.
    InstructorScott Duggan
     
  • Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
    How do ELA, math, and science assignments become digital storytelling adventures?  Design a wide range of interdisciplinary projects using photography and videography, from simple audio offerings to complex multimedia projects. 
    InstructorRupananda Misra


Register at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006.
See our full course catalog HERE for more.


 

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Join Us for Spring Arts Courses: Digital Books, Drawing, Oil Painting!

Amanda D'Amico, PIE + MEd Faculty

Amanda D'Amico, PIE + MEd Faculty

 

 

Join Us for the Visual Arts, from the Studio to the Field
 



Our amazing Spring courses help you to harness the power of the visual arts in your classroom!
 


  • Creating Digital Books in the Classroom
    Explore the book as a vehicle for visual narrative, using digital book design as creative concept. Join artist Amanda D'Amico to combine Adobe Photoshop, primary image-making software, with InDesign for page layout. Work with text and image sequentially within diverse book structures.
    Class Sessions: Mar 13 + 15, Mar 20 + 22, Mar 27 + 29, Apr 3 + 5, Apr 10
    InstructorAmanda D'Amico
     
  • Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing
    Drawing is the foundation of fine arts, crafts, media and design. Join artist Coy Gu to work from direct observation using still life,figure models and the urban landscape, work intensely on perception and technical skills.
    Class Sessions: Mar 18 + 19, Mar 25 + 26
    InstructorCoy Gu
     
  • Visual Arts for the Classroom: Oil Painting
    Join artist Joe Sweeney in the field (weather permitting) to evaluate the effects of light and color, refine technique, examine the principles and elements of composition using oil.
    Class Sessions: Apr 1 + 2, Apr 8 + 9
    InstructorJoseph Sweeney


Register at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006.
See our full course catalog HERE for more.
 

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CE Coverage in Technically Philly!

CE Alumni and Certificate Programs Featured in Technically Philly! 


We were so honored and proud to be featured not once, but TWICE in Technically Philly this month! Check out the incredible articles down below, and don't forget to register now for a Winter/Spring 2017 course! 


These 4 Philadelphians landed tech jobs after graduating from UArts | Jan. 6, 2017
Program Director Caitlin Perkins sat down with writer and contributor Julie Lenard to talk about all of the fantastic work our students have accomplished. 


At UArts Continuing Education, web design is an 'art form' | Jan. 11, 2017
Highlighting our Social Media & Web Design Essentials certificate programs, the interviews conducted in this article include Social Media faculty Jessica Meeder, Web Design Essentials faculty David Chaplin-Loebell, and our very own program director Caitlin Perkins!
 

    • Technically Philly
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