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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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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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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:


GEISTDENKENHEIT: AN INSTALLATION BY TYLER KLINE
EKG: Esther Klein Gallery
Runs through March 25, 2017
http://estherkleingallery.tumblr.com/post/157129163951/geistdenkenheit-an-installation-by-tyler-kline


IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD: THE WORKS OF CLAES GABRIEL AND TYLER WILKINSON
University City Arts League
February 24 - March 24, 2017
http://www.ucartsleague.org/events/event/image-from-the-floating-world-the-works-of-claes-gabriel-and-tyler-wilkenson/


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

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Student Highlight

Patricia Shields - Capstone Exhibition, THE ROCK


Patricia Shields is a Philadelphia based photographer and UArts Digital Photography Certificate candidate whose work documents and preserves silent moments in time. Her recent photographs take iconic maximum high-security federal prison Alcatraz (San Francisco, CA) as subject.


Americans have long been transfixed by the brutality that took place inside the walls of Alcatraz, and fascinated with the notorious inhabitants imprisoned there. These images of the shuttered, famously inescapable penitentiary capture the ominous mood of isolation and confinement still present today. Light streams through windows—a sort of prisoner’s cinema—onto the crumbling paint of another era.

View images from Patricia Sheilds' Capstone Exhibition down below (click the images to advance the slideshow).
 

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In the Spotlight

Sue White in Paperscapes

Featuring: Sun Young Kang, Dawn Kramlich, Elizabeth Mackie, and Susan White


The four artists of Paperscapes explore the possibilities of paper as a medium that straddles the divide between the analog past of print and our current digital age. Using a mixture of traditional and experimental techniques, these artists create immersive environments that challenge our traditional understanding of paper as simply a vehicle for the printed word. Incorporating light, shadow, sound, and texture, the works of Paperscapes respond to the architectural setting of the Art Alliance, transforming its turn-of-the-century domestic interior into an otherworldly space.

Susan White will be teaching Prints + Books: A Crash Course this Spring! To view the official press release for Paperscapes, go here
 

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The Scoop

5-Week Workshop Series


There are still seats available in our March course offerings. Special offer to current students: 20% off tuition if you sign up for an additional course this semester! Check them out:
 

Jewelry Workshop - Introduction to Precious Metal Clay
Prints + Books: A Crash Course
Taxidermy as Wearable Art
Adobe InDesign
Screenwriting - Developing Your Script
Travel Writing
Business of Photography
 

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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
 

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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

 

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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
 
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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
 

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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)

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