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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

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

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


To learn more about Adam,

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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!

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

    • 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 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 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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PIE Faculty Christine Stoughton to Show in Exhibition at Main Line Art Center!

Iris in Blooming © Josephine Tsai

Iris in Blooming © Josephine Tsai

PIE+MEd Faculty Christine Stoughton to show in WELCOME GALLERY EXHIBITION: MLAC TEACHING ARTISTS Exhibition at Main Line Art Center!


*Be sure to check out Christine this Spring in Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting!


January 7 - February 9, 2017

Main Line Art Center is proud to present the work of our talented Teaching Artists in the Welcome Gallery.

  • Deena Ball
  • Joseph Iacona
  • Dori McClennen
  • Marea Palmer-Loh
  • Gillian Pokalo
  • Andrea Snyder
  • Christine Stoughton
  • Josephine Tsai



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.

Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm 
Friday – Sunday: 10 am-4 pm 
Free and open to the public

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Accepting Applications NOW for our Continuing Education Certificate Programs!

Accepting Applications NOW for these exciting Continuing Education Certificate Programs

Social Media Marketing Essentials
Application deadline: January 20, 2017 | Program Orientation: January 24, 2017

Web Design Essentials

Application deadline: January 20, 2017 | Program Orientation: January 26, 2017

Digital Photography Certificate

Application deadline: January 20, 2017 | Program Orientation: January 31, 2017

    • Social Media + Marketing banner
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Exciting NEW Literacy Courses for Spring

Dr. Sara Tilles, PIE Instructor

Dr. Sara Tilles, PIE Instructor

Join Us this Spring for Multicultural Literature AND Gifted + Advanced K-5 Readers


Check out these exciting Spring 2017 courses on exploring literature and teaching gifted K-5 readers in your classroom: 

  • Exploring Multicultural Literature
    Ideal for secondary teachers, librarians and reading specialists, this course - taught by veteran educator Sandi Richards - is designed to enrich student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures through literature centered on the experiences of African American, Hispanic, Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. Participants read Zora Neale Hurston, Chris Soentpiet, Faith Ringgold, Mildred D. Taylor and the poetry of Joyce Carol Thomas, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes, with a focus on their incorporation into cross-curricular studies. 
    Instructor: Sandi Richards
  • Teaching Gifted and Advanced K-5 Readers
    Ideal for PK-5 teachers, this course is designed to examine the unique needs of gifted and advanced readers and to develop a classroom environment that supports them. Educators will develop and build out instructionally-appropriate lessons and reading routines that support young readers in developing higher order and critical thinking skills when transacting with text.
    Instructor: Sara Tilles

Register at or call 215.717.6006.

See our full course catalog HERE for more.

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Interactive Presentations and Blended + Flipped Learning with NEW PIE + MEd Faculty Maria Geiger

Maria Geiger, PIE + MEd Faculty

Maria Geiger, PIE + MEd Faculty

Join Maria this Winter for Interactive Presentations and Blended + Flipped Learning

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.

Register at or call 215.717.6006.

See our full course catalog HERE for more.

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PIE + MEd Coy Guy's Latest Exhibit + Spring Course

Bring Drawing to Life with Your Students

Broaden your drawing skills with Coy this Spring in Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing. Students will explore proportion, line and tone, improve perception, and work from direct observation using still life, figure models and the urban landscape.

*Check out PIE + MEd Faculty Yikui (Coy) Gu's recent exhibit at ArtSpace in New Haven, CT! Exhibited works are part of ArtSpace's Flatfile Artists, earning a write-up in the Yale Daily News.

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. 

Ready to register for Spring? Online at or call 215.717.6006.
See our full course catalog HERE for more details.

    • Coy Gu, PIE/MEd Instructor + Artist
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Philly Featured: 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017, Travel + Leisure Magazine!

Check it out!

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.

    • Travel + Leisure, Philadelphia
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CE Winter/Spring 2017 Courses are now LIVE!

UArts 2017 Winter/Spring CE Brochure Cover

UArts 2017 Winter/Spring CE Brochure Cover

Classes start Monday, January 30th! 

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!


  • Web Design I (*First course in our new Web Design Essentials cert) 
    Begin to build skills in the tools and languages used on the web; process images for use on the web; learn the roles of HTML, CSS and Javascript. 
    InstructorMalcolm McAtee
  • Overview of Social Media Marketing (*First course in our new Social Media Marketing cert)
    Interactive social media tools are examined, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, mobile apps and blogging.
    InstructorJessica Meeder
  • Experimental Photography
    You will explore four alternative photographic processes, including Cyanotype, Van dyke brown, encaustic medium over photographs, and transferring digital images on alternative surfaces.
    InstructorSandra Davis
  • Letterpress Printmaking
    Letterpress printing is ideal for creating broadsides, posters, books, cards, personalized letterhead and more. Using the University’s wide array of lead and wood type and engraved imagery, you will explore composition, typography, and color.
    InstructorMarisha Simons

Visit us here for a full list of Winter/Spring 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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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:

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery
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

Practice Gallery
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

Eleanna Anagnos, Joshua Bienko, Clare Britt, Catherine Haggarty, Eric Hibit, Will Hutnick, Leeza Meksin, Sarah Rushford, Zahar Vaks
Dec 2 - Jan 8, 2017

To learn more about Adam,

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In the Spotlight

Our first Continuing Education Variety Show was a smashing success!

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!


In community,

Caitlin Perkins

Director of Continuing Education

    • Emma Hobson (center) - Reading from Aww Shucks or How to Shuck and Oyster as Told Through Memories
    • Corinne Karon and tap students
    • Andrey Pak singing
    • Carol Shepherd - Reading From Kernicterus 3
    • Jon Glynn - Reading from The Philadelphia Understory 2
    • Mary Ellen Desmond with piano accompanist Tom Lawton
    • Taneasha Ratchford with accompaniest Tom Lawton,
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The Scoop

'Another Time After' Exhibition - Leanne Grimes

'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
No.4 Studio

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9th 6 - 9 pm

361 Stagg Street #204
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Leanne Elizabeth Grimes

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Congratulations, Cate Cooney!

Cate Cooney - Program Coordinator

Cate Cooney - Program Coordinator

Congratulations, Cate Cooney!


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.


Check out Cate's webinar HERE, and you will:

-become familiar with UArts' online guide to photographic images
-explore photographic primary source materials
-get introduced to the Library of Congress' Analysis Tool
-build visual literacy skills through images
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Got Tech?

Scott Duggan

Scott Duggan

Our Ever-Popular Scott Duggan 'Gets Tech!'

Join Scott for Our Winter/Spring Offerings:

  • Web Based Lessons + Resources for Teachers
    While just about all K-12 classroom teachers use or are looking to use web-based content, where do you find the most effective educational resources? How do you engage in web-based active learning? How do you incorporate web-based skills into your lessons? Learn to design web pages and access/use a wide variety of web-based tools.

  • Integrating iPad Technology Into Today's K-12 Classroom
    Discover the ways in which ever-evolving iPad technology can meet your students where they are. Discover and use apps to unlock vast content, and to design and develop grade-appropriate lessons across grade levels and content areas.

  • Google Apps for Education, Advanced
    Do you use Google Apps for Education, and want to know more? Get more advanced with Docs, Sheets, Sites, and Hangouts, and explore other apps, eg., Google Classroom, Google Expeditions, Communities, Programs, and other resources for your classroom.

See our full course catalog HERE for more details.

Ready to register? Online at or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.

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