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Professional Institute for Educators Courses

Courses listed below are for non-matriculated students ONLY.  
Please refer to the COURSE NOTES section for in-person meeting dates for Hybrid courses.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramic Casting
VPAS 555NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

An introduction to the methods and techniques of modeling, making a mold, casting, and finishing the final piece. Learn to prepare an armature, set up the clay, scale the sculpture and complete the process of modeling in water-based clay. The ability to structure a modeled form and to comprehend how to represent compound volumes are addressed through direct observation. Approaches presented can be applied in any art classrooms and include how to lead the process of three-dimensional creation to students. The unique techniques of using silicone as a precise mold-making matrial are enhanced by discussiona and demonstrations of alternative methods.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramic Tile + Mosaics, Advanced
VPAS 517NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 1 2015
  • Jun 28 to Jul 02
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wayne Art Center

Create large and small-scale ceramic mosiac constructions through the use of line drawings, freehand sketches, slide transfers or with computer assistance. Participants work on more advanced techniques and projects, with more complex concepts and critiques. Application to classroom use is considered.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Raku, Advanced
VPAS 513NM 01
James Pastore
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 13 to Jul 17
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Explore the techniques of Raku firing and the qualities of this approach, with an emphasis on more refined projects, focused critiques and the more advanced aspects of the medium to convey an artistic message. Participants develop work in a series and consider its application to the classroom. Prerequisite: (VPAS 512) 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Raku, Introductory

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Raku, Introductory
VPAS 512NM 01
James Pastore
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 13 to Jul 17
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Raku is a form of Japanese pottery that uses low firing temperatures and removal from the kiln while still hot, creating a unique surface finish, often with crackled textures. Raku techniques have been adopted and modified by contemporary potters worldwide. In this course, explore the techniques of Raku firing and the qualities of this approach.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics Tile + Mosaics, Introductory
VPAS 516NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 1 2015
  • Jun 28 to Jul 02
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wayne Art Center

Create large and small-scale ceramic mosaics constructions through the use of line drawings, freehand sketches, slide transfers or with computer assistance. Learn techniques such as plaster mold castings for tile replication opportunities, the use of plastic patterns or one-of-a-kind fabrications. Mounting and hanging are covered as well. Content open to all teachers with an interest in producing tiles; application to classroom use is considered.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Fiber Arts
VPAS 522NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 13 to Jul 17
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Explore general fiber techniques and fabric processes, including weaving, stamp printing, dyeing and basic construction as an introduction to working with these materials. With demonstrations, discussions and hands-on projects, this course provides an introduction to the vocabulary and process of working with this media and the technical requirements and considerations to bring these approaches into the curriculum. Content applicable to K-12 classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts with students. Open to all teachers with interest in fibers, no previous fiber experience required.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Fiber Arts
VPAS 522NM 02
TBA
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Aug 03 to Aug 07
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Explore general fiber techniques and fabric processes, including weaving, stamp printing, dyeing and basic construction as an introduction to working with these materials. With demonstrations, discussions and hands-on projects, this course provides an introduction to the vocabulary and process of working with this media and the technical requirements and considerations to bring these approaches into the curriculum. Content applicable to K-12 classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts with students. Open to all teachers with interest in fibers, no previous fiber experience required.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Fusing + Slumping, Advanced
VPAS 524NM 01
Carol Tadzynski-Moore
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 13 to Jul 17
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Continue to refine glass techniques to make small sculptural and functional glass objects. Participants use methods to form glass with fusing and slumping techniques. Develop more advanced experience with the technical aspects of kiln work, the compatibilities of glass, annealing schedules and using colored sheet glass with powdered frit. Participants create a series of pieces to build a style within their work and develop a range of projects for students. Prerequisite: (VPAS 523) 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Fusing + Slumping, Introductory

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Fusing + Slumping, Introductory
VPAS 523NM 01
Carol Tadzynski-Moore
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 13 to Jul 17
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Explore an overview of basic glass techniques as an introduction to this material. Hands-on projects include fusing and slumping (bending), framework and basic casting. Those new to glass discover the technical aspects of working in both the hot and cold shops and discuss types of glass to use, the compatibilities of glass, annealing schedules and using sheet glass with powdered frit. Content applicable to K-12 classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts. Open to all teachers with interest in glass, no previous experience required.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Jewelry - Metal Clay, Advanced
VPAS 521NM 01
Christopher Darway
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 13 to Jul 17
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

In this course, work with metal clay in both silver and bronze to produce jewelry or small sculptural objects, covering more complex topics and techniques including applications of metal clay in combination with other materials, consideration of jewelry techniques and use of metal elements and alloys. Course content is designed for application in art classrooms and for those with previous metal clay experience. Prerequisite: (VPAS 520) 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Jewelry - Metal Clay, Introductory

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Jewelry - Metal Clay, Introductory
VPAS 520NM 01
Christopher Darway
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 13 to Jul 17
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Metal clay is an amazing material that is well adapted to classroom use. It is metallic clay made of either pure silver or bronze, which molds and handles like putty, fires in a kiln and becomes solid permanent silver. This material is unique, safe and non-toxic and requires only simple tools and equipment that students of all ages can easily use. In this course, work with various forms in both silver and bronze to produce basic jewelry or small sculptural objects, covering topics such as wet and dry fabrication, firing times and temperatures, use of the kiln and alternative firing methods. Topics may include projects for students, simple tool making and rubber molding, other basic jewelry techniques and use of metal elements and alloys in jewelry. Course content is designed for application in art classrooms.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Traditional Jewelry Techniques, Advanced
VPAS 519NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Participants expand on projects using fabrication techniques such as hollow construction, linkage, chain making, forming and fabrication. This course furthers the process of working with metals and the understanding of the technical requirements needed to bring these skills into the curriculum. Content applicable to K-12 art classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts and construction with students.

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