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
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!
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium
(pictured below, from left to right: Adrienne Harding, Caitlin Perkins, Sheila Watts)
Amanda D'Amico, PIE + MEd Faculty
Our amazing Spring courses help you to harness the power of the visual arts in your classroom!
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!
Iris in Blooming © Josephine Tsai
Main Line Art Center is proud to present the work of our talented Teaching Artists in the Welcome Gallery.
Main Line Art Center
Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Road in Haverford PA, offers free parking, and is easily accessible from public transportation.
Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday – Sunday: 10 am-4 pm
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Social Media Marketing Essentials
Application deadline: January 20, 2017 | Program Orientation: January 24, 2017
Application deadline: January 20, 2017 | Program Orientation: January 26, 2017
Application deadline: January 20, 2017 | Program Orientation: January 31, 2017
Dr. Sara Tilles, PIE Instructor
Maria Geiger, PIE + MEd Faculty
In Interactive Presentations with Maria Geiger, students will explore the evolving ways to interact via video, back channeling, 3-D animations, whiteboards, screen-casting, and with other tools. All applications introduced in the course are free, with iPad-approved options available for those teachers who use iPads in their classrooms.
Also with Maria is Blended + Flipped Learning: What is it All About? Are you looking to expand your knowledge of - and ways to best facilitate - blended and flipped learning? Explore the multiple ways to optimize - and to comfortably and appropriately balance - classroom time and at-home time within blended and flipped formats.
Maria Geiger is an undergraduate writing instructor and freelance writer/editor. She recently conducted an educational technology integration workshop at the New Jersey Writer’s Alliance (NJWA), which draws K-20 teachers from across the state of NJ. Maria is a graduate of the VOLT program at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Director of Content and Web Editor at PrepHound, a college consulting company.
Yikui (Coy) Gu has completed several artist residencies, including the School of Visual Arts in New York and Better Arts in Redwood, NY. Coy's work has been reviewed in KunstForum International (Berlin) and in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and he has appeared on the covers of the Lower East Side Review and Fresh Paint Magazine.
Philadelphia has made Travel + Leisure's list of '50 Best Places to Travel in 2017', and the The University of the Arts campus is featured in the Broad Street image! Be sure to visit the link below to read the full article.
UArts 2017 Winter/Spring CE Brochure Cover
Our Winter/Spring 2017 courses are officially open for registration! Classes start on Monday, January 30th - and we can't wait to see you there.
Check out some of our exciting offerings!
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.
Person, Place or Thing
Emilia Brintnall, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Michael Ryan Handley, Morgan Hobbs, Nick Lenker, James Maurelle, Anne Minich, Lisi Raskin, Jaither West, Ashley Wick
Nov 18 - Jan 28, 2017
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910 - 1950
Up thru Jan 8, 2017
All Gems: Emily Snedden Yates
..."Motivations to amass particular objects range from monetary to memorization. The ritual of collecting may provide a sense of security or a definition of one's self..."
Dec 2 - Jan 29, 2017
ORTEGA y GASSET PROJECTS: Serious Play
Eleanna Anagnos, Joshua Bienko, Clare Britt, Catherine Haggarty, Eric Hibit, Will Hutnick, Leeza Meksin, Sarah Rushford, Zahar Vaks
Dec 2 - Jan 8, 2017
In spite of the SEPTA strike, we had the most lovely evening for our very first Continuing Education Variety Show. On November 2 our brave Continuing Education students took to the cabaret stage with Creative Writing faculty, Ken Bingham as a masterful master of ceremonies. We were treated to readings, performance and other delights presented by our talented students, faculty and friends.
What a hoot it was!
The performances included a series of hot, hot, hot tap dance numbers, a Russian pop song from the 60s, jazz and scatting, a heartwarming story about shucking oysters; a fabulously funny reading about Philadelphia trees; a scene from play by a pair of students from Acting Lab, and more.
Thank you to everyone for making it a magical night--you are wonderful talented people. I look forward to future collaborations and performances, mark your calendar for April 26 - for our 2nd Continuing Education Variety Show!
Director of Continuing Education
'Another Time After' Exhibition - Leanne Grimes
Leanne Elizabeth Grimes, who taught our Watercolor course this fall is part of a three person exhibition, Another Time After, at NO. 4 Studio in Brooklyn, NY. A show celebrating love, friendship, and some bad ass paintings!
Another Time After
Opening Reception: Friday, December 9th 6 - 9 pm
361 Stagg Street #204
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Leanne Elizabeth Grimes
Cate Cooney - Program Coordinator
PIE + MEd congratulates Cate Cooney, Program Coordinator, Teaching with Primary Sources Program, on her highly acclaimed webinar, Analyzing Photographs from the Library of Congress Collection, presented as part of the Library of Congress' Online Conference on October 25.
Join Scott for Our Winter/Spring Offerings:
James Pastore - Work Sample
In 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing with James Pastore, we will explore both traditional and experimental throwing techniques to make functional and sculptural ceramic objects. Students will deepen skills, improve competencies in conceptualizing and working three-dimensionally, and will incorporate new methods to encourage craftsmanship in their own students. Take these amazing skills and experience back to your classroom.
James Pastore holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. James is a utilitarian potter and has taught at numerous art centers throughout the country, previously having worked at the Clay Studio of Philadelphia. He is currently the Director of Program Operations of GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading , PA.
See our full course catalog HERE for more details.
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