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ArtsWeek 2015

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During ArtsWeek, each course provides a rich, engaging studio experience within a specific discipline. The program is designed for teachers across subject areas who are interested in innovative, creative approaches to education based on work with art-specific media. Educators work with practicing artists to explore techniques, concepts, history and more to enhance how students learn. The week provides the opportunity for teachers to become part of a creative community and share new ideas. Each ArtsWeek program includes a final reception and exhibition for all participants, and the creation of lesson plans reflecting the new skills and approaches learned.

Teachers earn graduate credits, PA Act 48 hours and develop useful tools to use in the classroom. 


ArtsWeek 2015 is offered at three locations studio choices, travel, hotel and links to online registration available here:
Wayne Art Center: Sunday, June 28 - Thursday, July 2
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
The University of the Arts: Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24


During the UArts ArtsWeek, the program also includes a featured keynote speaker and luncheon, a reception at the Library Company of Philadelphia to launch a photo education guide for teachers produced in collaboration with UArts, and evening open studios – plus the newly added housing option in our dormitories.
 

ArtsWeek participants from all locations are invited to attend the keynote talk at no additional cost. 


NAEA members receive a 10% tuition discount to ArtsWeek with proof of membership at the time of registration.

Jane Golden

2015 Keynote Speaker

ArtsWeek at UArts features a luncheon and talk with Jane Golden from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

Emphasizing community art connections via public art and murals
Artistic Director of the Mural Arts Program, Jane Golden, welcomes our guests at a special mid-week luncheon for all participants at UArts ArtsWeek – this included as a special free invite event for all registrants in any of our summer ArtsWeek programs.  Her talk provides insight into the community power of murals, advocacy for the arts to impact lives and how murals can be used as a teaching resource for a wide range of diverse learners.  We are proud to have the internationally recognizedGolden share these experiences with her colleagues in educations to enrich our week.

About Jane Golden: 
For over 25 years, Jane Golden has been the force behind Philadelphia’s most public of artistic treasures: the Mural Arts Program. Launched in 1984 to fight graffiti and gang violence, Golden has emerged as an expert on urban mural development.  She represents a deep commitment to using art to restore neighborhoods and lives, with a passion that fosters hope and inspiration.  She is a Co-founder of the Public Art Foundation in Los Angeles; Artistic Director of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, recipient of the Clara Barton Outstanding Humanitarian Award of the American Red Cross (1999); co-recipient of the Philadelphia Award (1998); Women's Way Local Honoree Award for Outstanding Achievement (1996). In addition, the Mural Arts Program received the Philadelphia Arts and Business Council Award for Outstanding Business-Arts Partnership (1998).  Golden earned her BA from Stanford University, her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and an Honorary PhD from Swarthmore College. Jane recently recieved Philadelphia Magazine's 2015 Trailblazer Award.


About the Mural Arts Program:
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.  More than 3,000 murals are located throughout our city, and we are proud to partner with the Mural Arts Program to encourage teachers to discover and consider this unique cultural resource in Philadelphia.
 

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Wayne Art Center
June 28 - July 2, 2015

Located on the Main Line in Philadelphia’s western suburbs, the Wayne Art Center offers large, light-filled studios and galleries in a comfortable suburban setting.
The Professional Institute for Educators is proud to partner with this community art center to serve teachers in this region, as well as those eager to visit this area.


Studio Choices:

The Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave.  |  Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610.688.3553
 

Local Attractions
The Barnes Foundation: barnesfoundation.org
Brandywine River Museum: brandywinemuseum.org
Chanticleer Garden: chanticleergarden.org
Valley Forge National Park: nps.gov/vafo
Wharton Esherick House Museum: levins.com/esherick.html


Visitor Information
Chester County’s Brandywine Valley Visitors Center: brandywinevalley.com

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau: valleyforge.org


Travel
Located 30 miles west of Philadelphia, the Wayne Art Center is accessible via Interstate 76 and the PA Turnpike, and offers convenient free parking. Participants from throughout central Pennsylvania, northern Maryland, and the greater Philadelphia region will find Wayne to be a convenient drive. Participants traveling to the region may also wish to consider arriving via Amtrak to Philadelphia’s 30th Street station, where car rentals are available. The Regional Rail train line R5 from Philadelphia stops at the Wayne Station near the center of the town. The Wayne Art Center is located about 2 miles from the train station. The Philadelphia International Airport serves the greater Philadelphia suburban region as well for those traveling from throughout the country.


Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Devon
762 West Lancaster Avenue           
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610.687.6633 
Toll-free: 1.800.321.2211
The Radnor Hotel

591 East Lancaster Avenue
 St.      
Davids, PA 19087
Phone: 610.688.5800  
Toll Free: 1.800.537.3000
Wayne Hotel
139 East Lancaster Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-687-5000
Toll-free: 1-800-962-5850

Supplies
Supplies are the responsibility of the student; some shared classroom supplies and equipment may be provided. Supply lists will be available online prior to the start of classes.


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GoggleWorks
July 13 - 17, 2015


The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a premiere community art and cultural resource center for Berks County as well as central and southeastern Pennsylvania. GoggleWorks is the largest, most comprehensive interactive arts center of its kind in the country.

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a prime example of adaptive reuse in architecture and derives its name from the original structure from which it evolved. A former goggle factory, GoggleWorks is an industrial complex of six buildings transformed into four galleries, dance and music studios, classrooms, a wood shop, a photography classroom with darkroom, a glassblowing facility, and both ceramics and jewelry studios. The space also holds a 130-seat film theater, café, gift shop and offices for 26 community arts organizations. The factory’s groundbreaking innovations made it a leader in the safety industry for over a century. Now the buildings are a hub of activity, maintaining local historical and architectural integrity while inspiring a cultural and economic resurgence as the community and visitors come together to create, appreciate and celebrate the arts.
 

Studio Choices:

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington St.  |  Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610.374.4600


Local Attractions
Daniel Boone Homestead: danielboonehomestead.org
Reading Public Museum: readingpublicmuseum.org
Renninger’s Antique + Farmer’s Market: renningers.com
 

Visitor Information
Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau: readingberkspa.com
The Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau offices are onsite 
at the GoggleWorks.
 

Travel
Located 64 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is accessible via the PA Turnpike and PA Routes 422 and 222, and offers convenient, free parking. Participants from throughout central Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos, and the greater Philadelphia region will find Reading to be a convenient drive. Participants traveling to the region may also wish to consider arriving via Amtrak to Philadelphia’s 30th Street station, where car rentals are available. Airports serving this area are the Lehigh Valley International Airport, Harrisburg International Airport, and the Philadelphia International Airport for those traveling from throughout the country.


Accommodations

 

Reading Crowne Hotel

1741 Papermill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610.376.3811           
 


Supplies
Supplies are the responsibility of the student; some shared classroom supplies and equipment may be provided. Supply lists will be available online prior to the start of classes.


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The University of the Arts
July 20 - 24, 2015


At the University of the Arts, creativity in all its forms overlaps and converges. UArts is the first and only university in the United States solely dedicated to educating creative individuals in the visual, performing and communication arts. We believe in the creative process as a transformative force for society.

Our campus in Center City Philadelphia stretches for six blocks along the Avenue of the Arts from Walnut Street to South Street. Philadelphia is overflowing with stories to tell, scenes to capture, people to meet, museums to explore, restaurants to sample and performances to ponder. This city offers a distinctive blend of old and new. Broad Street gives way to narrow alleys and large boulevards. History, technology, and artistic creativity mingle on city corners. Philadelphia is home to an astounding collection of museums, artistic venues and historical attractions. These include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Mütter Museum, and the National Constitution Center.
 

Studio Choices:

Local Attractions
Fabric Workshop and Museum: fabricworkshopandmuseum.org
Independence National Historic Park: independencevisitorcenter.com
Philadelphia Museum of Art: philamuseum.org
Reading Terminal Market: readingterminalmarket.org


Visitor Information
The Official Visitors Site for Greater Philadelphia: gophila.com
Philadelphia Cultural Events and Organizations: phillyfunguide.com


Travel
Center City Philadelphia is accessible via the PA Turnpike and Interstate 95 or participants traveling to the region may wish to consider arriving via train or plane. Philadelphia is served by Amtrak’s 30th Street station, a convenient cab ride from our campus. Commuter train service via PATCO high speed line from New Jersey and SEPTA’s Regional Rail lines all stop within walking distance of our campus. The Philadelphia International Airport is located just southwest of the city and can be reached via cab or the R1 Regional Rail train line.

Accommodations

On-campus housing is available for UArts ArtsWeek 2015! Housing facilities are apartment-style, located in center city Philadelphia - close to theaters, dining, park, historical sites, entertainment and more! Participants will have their own bedroom in a shared apartment.

Amenities include:

  • Laundry facilities on premises
  • Free internet/WiFi

Housing rate is $125 for the week. Linens are included with the cost of housing but ArtsWeek participants must bring their own pillow.

For those wishing to park overnight for the week, discounted parking is available at an additional rate of $120.


Supplies
Supplies are the responsibility of the student; some shared classroom supplies and equipment may be provided. Supply lists will be available online prior to the start of classes.
 

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