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Professional Development + Encrichment courses for Graphic Designers

These courses are offered as professional development opportunities for artists and graphic designers who want to  get inspired, enhance their skills and train with renowned leaders in the field.
 
  • Data Visualization
    Visual presenation of quantitative data
     
  • Letterform Design
    Developing unique alphabets + letter sets based
    on classical principles of the Latin-based letterforms.
     
  • Photographics
    Explore the constructed photograph - street shooting
    + controlled studio lighting.
     

Visit cs.uarts.edu/ce/courses for a full list of Fall 2017 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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Fall 2017 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.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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Student Profile: Gayatri Aditya

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    •  Student Profile: Gayatri Aditya

By Caitlin Perkins, Director UArts Continuing Education

Gayatri Aditya is a UArts Teaching Artist Certificate Program Student. She participates in this online program from Shanghai, China.


I had a chance to catch up with Gayatri, one of our Teaching Artist Certificate program students who lives in Shanghai. Literally, catch up to her–she is a busy woman. She has been a participant in our TAC program since last fall, but she just got back from Ooty in Tamil Nadu region of India where she spent four days as a teaching artist-in-residence at a remote rural school.


Gayatri and I spoke about her fall Capstone Project, which will complete her Teaching Artist Certificate program. Even though it was early morning in Shanghai, she was beaming with happiness to report that because of her participation in the Teaching Artist Certificate program, she had just secured a job at the Bright Start Academy in Shanghai. She starts teaching her new program in September teaching art to a group of 16 two-year old children!


Gayatri explained that she would develop a series of lesson plans to work with the school’s curriculum, and laughed as she explained that she would definitely be referring back to the coursework from the Human Behavior and Child Development class in getting ready to work with such young children.


Leading up to our conversation, I’d been following Gayatri’s journey to Ooty in July of 2016. She worked with a Tribal school in Ooty,Tamil Nadu to help build a school.

Gayatri did a four-day workshop and intervention in the Tribal school in Ooty. This particular school sits inside a forest surrounded by tea plantations, and the tea farm worker’s children attend the school until the 4th grade. The teachers are government appointed, and Gayatri said that they are extraordinary, working at the school with no power or electric connection, let alone wireless. She laughed saying that simple teaching tools she has so often relied on didn’t exist, “They write everything. No photocopier. No Internet. No electricity. No lights. They are in the middle of the forest!”


The children have text books, but there are no storybooks. We spent a lot of time reading stories, but as she started her four day residency, “I realized on the first day that the children couldn't draw!”


And, in closer observation she saw that the children were being “overly corrected” or "inappropriately corrected' when they showed their drawings to their teachers. Disturbed by the barriers that had been put up, Gayatri said she went home that night and remembered something her mentor Cheilaugh Garvey said: “Children learn best when they are let out in nature.”


The next day, Gayatri took from Garvey’s lesson and asked the children to go out and collect whatever they could find. Then they made “drawings” using these found materials. The children made patterns or designs of their choice and then we let the rain and wind wash it away the next day. The drawing project was amazing!


Gayatri added to their experience by having the students photograph their drawings and designs.


Gayatri left for Chennai/Madras, India on June 24th, and upon her return she shared this experience with her fellow UArts TAC classmates, indicating that [she had] “put all that we learned last month into practice. It really works! I suddenly found Lowenfeld's [stages of artistic development] observations and charts coming into being!”


While the school project with Ooty is over, Gayatri explained that they have identified needs the school has and she will continue to raise awareness and funds to support it. She started the a fundraising campaign in June and has already raised funds and volunteer support. You can read more about Gayatri’s projects with the children on this blog: https://gayatriadityablog.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/first-blog-post/

 
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Welcome Caitlin Perkins, New Director of Continuing Education

Continuing Studies is proud to welcome Caitlin Perkins as our new Director of Continuing Education + Special Programs. Caitlin came to UArts from Fleisher Art Memorial, where she served as the Manager of Adult Programs at for the past three years. During her tenure at Fleisher, she managed a faculty of 55 teaching artists and oversaw the classes and workshops for more than 900 adults each term. 
 

Prior to Fleisher, Caitlin managed Philagrafika’s international artist residency projects and partnerships with exhibition and historical sites across Philadelphia. Caitlin was the Project Manager for Philagrafika, overseeing public art projects and she worked with the Artistic Director and a curatorial team to produce Philagrafika 2010:The Graphic Unconscious, a citywide festival celebrating print in contemporary art with over 90 partner sites.  In addition, she served on the Philadelphia committee to host the Southern Graphics Council (SGC) Conference in 2010. She was an artist member of the Space 1026 collective and a co-founder of the Philadelphia Center for the Book. In her artistic practice, which includes prints, books and installation, she foregrounds the use of historical materials. She received her BFA, magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico and her MFA from the Book Arts/Printmaking Program at The University of the Arts. 


 
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CE Spring Info Session

Attend Our Spring Information Session


Wednesday, January 13, 2016 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm


Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and certificate programs. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills using a project-based approach. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry, or keep technical skills current.


Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one new spring CE course. (New students only. No retroactive refunds will be given.)


Terra Hall
9th Floor, Room 901
211 S. Broad Street (Corner of Broad + Walnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19107


RSVP to  or 215.717.6006


Need Directions? Go to:
cs.uarts.edu/campus-map-directions

 
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CE Photography Capstone Exhibition

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
August 5 - September 21,2015

Featuring the work of:
Cheyene Mason Perez – Exposed Within the Spotlight
Veronica Clymer – Serenity


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

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Congratulations to our CE Certificate Graduates!

Congratulations to the 23 students who recently completed their CE Certificate Programs! A celebratory reception was held on Thursday, April 30 to celebrate their accomplishments. We wish these students great success in all they do! We are excited to see how they apply the skills they have learned through these programs towards furthering their professional goals.


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CE Summer Info Session

Attend Our Summer Information Session


Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm


Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and certificate programs. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills using a project-based approach. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry, or keep technical skills current.


Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one new summer 2015 CE course. (No retroactive refunds will be given.)


Terra Hall
9th Floor, Room 901
211 S. Broad Street (Corner of Broad + Walnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19107


RSVP to or 215.717.6095


Need Directions? Go to:
cs.uarts.edu/campus-map-directions

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CE Preview Workshop Day

Join us on May 9 from 10 am - 4 pm for a one-day hands-on experience for only $45.
 

These one-day workshops are designed to give you a short introductory experience to many of our popular subjects. They provide a quick sample that can help you select a full course or allow you to explore a new subject that intrigues you. Free lunch is included for all participants.
 

  • Digital Camera Basics
  • Drawing Basics
  • Photoshop Basics
  • Screen Printing Basics
  • Social Media Basics
  • Writing Workshop
     

Students who register and complete a workshop are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on one 30-hour course within the same term. Contact the Continuing Studies office at 215-717-6006 with any questions.

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Exhibition Reception - Makua Mea Keiki: A mother-daughter collaborative

The Division of Continuing Studies is pleased to present the upcoming Photography exhibition.
 

CE Photography Exhibition
February 9 - May 31, 2015

Makua Mea Keiki: a mother-daughter collaborative
Featuring the work of:
Samantha Castrale and Susan Kessler

 

Reception:
Thursday, February 26, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hors d'oeuvere and refreshments will be served
 

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


For more information please call 215.717.6006 or email cs@uarts.edu.

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Continuing Education Spring Information Session

Attend Our Spring Information Session


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm


Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and certificate programs. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills using a project-based approach. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry, or keep technical skills current.


Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one new spring 2015 CE course. (No retroactive refunds will be given.)


Terra Hall
9th Floor, Room 901
211 S. Broad Street (Corner of Broad + Walnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19102


RSVP to or 215.717.6095


Need Directions? Go to:
cs.uarts.edu/campus-map-directions

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CE Preview Day: Saturday, January 17

Join us on Saturday, January 17 from 10 am - 4 pm for a one-day hands-on experience, including free lunch for only $40.

These one-day workshops are designed to give you a short introductory experience to many of our popular subjects. They provide a quick sample that can help you select a full course or allow you to explore a new subject that intrigues you. Free lunch is included for all participants.
 


Students who register and complete a workshop are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on one 30-hour course within the same term.

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