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).
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.
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:
Instructor: Cynthia Willits
See our full course catalog HERE.
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.
Instructor: Denise 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.
Instructor: Susan White
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
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.
Instructor: Christine Bailey
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
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.
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)
January 28th to March 11th
UArts Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Gideon Barnett, Michael Ciervo, Micah Danges, Samuel Hindolo, Peter Allen Hoffmann and Kelsey Halliday Johnson
Through February 28 2017
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.
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