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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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100 Poems in 10 Weeks

We put out a challenge this summer to write 100 poems. This generative workshop gave participants guided writing exercises + feedback and the chance to work with a series of guest poets. The brave participants of Steven Kleinman’s Poetry Challenge: 100 Poems in 10 Weeks even performed their work at the Variety Show.
 

Here is the work of two students, Dot Vile and Coby Mangum:


The flood and the nicest thing ever said
by Coby Mangum, 2017

corner
by Dot Vile, 2017

little brother
by Dot Vile, 2017


Steven will be teaching a new course in Poetry this fall for Continuing Education, CE 1916 Poetry. --Explore and expand your creativity and poetic voice while sharing your writing in a workshop format.

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Around Town

Art suggestions from Caitlin Perkins, UArts Continuing Education Program Director


I have tried to be outside as much as possible this summer, including any cultural events. I’ve walked along the Highline using my field guide by Mark Dion from Printed Matter; experienced River Charette #3 by Martha McDonald and David Brick at the Andalusia Foundation along the Delaware, and enjoying the Alexander Calder sculpture on the roof deck of the new Whitney.


I plan on continuing my outdoor cultural visits this fall. Here are some things I’m looking forward to:

The Quiet Circus: River Charrettes will be starting again in September
Performative Dialogues curated by Headlong & Philadelphia Contemporary


Monument Lab - Mural Arts

The project, taking place over nine weeks between September 16 and November 19, invites people to join a citywide conversation about history, memory, and our collective future.


Big Bling Martin Puryear along Kelly Drive between Fountain Green Drive and the Connecting Railway and Girard Avenue Bridges, viewable through November 2017.


Planning some walks in Philadelphia using this guide to take in the public sculpture.


Taking us inside I’m looking forward to the opening of Julianna Foster’s exhibition, Call and Response

An Exploration of Photography and Writing with Julianna Foster

Exhibition of selected work from the project along with the book: Call and Response
August 25th - September 22nd, 2017

Reception Thursday, September 7 from 4-6 p.m.
University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St. 15th floor, Sol Mednick Gallery
 

And, if you are coming to the Continuing Studies offices in the next few weeks you can catch an exhibition of original posters produced for the Works Progress Administration curated by Social Impact Studios - Posters for the People: the Art of the WPA.

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In The Spotlight

Jordan Baumgarten, a member of the UArts Photography faculty has been working on a project over the past 5 years called Slow Blink Open Mouth to be published as a book by GOST this fall.

From the artist:

Slow Blink Open Mouth is a glimpse into the rampant chaos and lawlessness present in a place with no oversight. With that apparent lawlessness, chaos is inevitable; that chaos is now evident, with the city of Philadelphia in the grip of the opioid crisis. In this world, private moments are public, animals and humans roam free, fueled by id, and always, somewhere, there is a fire burning. My neighborhood, Kensington, happens to be the nexus for those in and around Philadelphia seeking heroin, and all that it entails.

The title Slow Blink Open Mouth comes from the pictograph illustrating “severe pain” in hospital universal pain assessment tools. I discovered this while in the hospital after someone stuck me with a used heroin needle during my work on this project. The title is also meant to convey being stoned or astonished, as well as the feelings of bliss and ecstasy. At its core, the project is about the opioid epidemic and its supporting addiction-based economy. While all the photographs were made in Philadelphia, the project is not about that specific place. Rather, the city serves as a microcosm to discuss issues tearing apart the fabric of our social landscape.

We are excited to let you know that GOST will be publishing a book based on his project, Slow Blink Open Mouth. Images are available through the artist’s website to support the project publication.

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The Scoop

One of the amazing things about working here at a university that focuses on the arts is that the staff is so talented! Something that has been making me smile, Tran Nguyen who is the Student Employment Coordinator for the University, has been working on an All Ages productions on some web shorts. Tran has also been taking our Continuing Education Taxidermy courses has been working on some amazing film projects featuring...cats!


Tran did the costuming, wigs, and sewn props for the Bravo network and Henrick's Gin.

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Summer 2017 Variety Show

Continuing Education held the Summer Variety Show on August 9. Thank you to everyone who made this such a great night including Continuing Studies staff Sarah Pater, Melanie Pulley, Melissa DiGiacomo and from the College of Performing Arts Meghan Walsh, Jennifer Jaynes and Lisle Hummerston who helped us take over a bigger theater, which we needed with more than 100 people in attendance!
 

Photos by Sarah Naji

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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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