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Summer 2014 Brochure
  • Summer 2014 Brochure
  • Courses offered in summer 2014 by the Professional institute for Educators at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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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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Developing an Awareness of Students with Disabilities
ED 6231 01
TBA
  • Summer 1 2014
  • Jun 30 to Jul 09
  • Mon, Wed 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Montgomery Co IU

Develop a greater awareness of emotional, behavioral and mental difficulties that affect students and the classroom environment. Focus on mental illnesses, conduct disorders, attention deficit disorders as well as hearing and visual impairments. Participate in creating strategies to deal with various special needs students and for developing materials to be used effectively in the classroom. Course includes film clips, speakers, activities, self-assessment, lecture, journals, brainstorming, role-playing and group work.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Raku, Advanced
VPAS 513NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2014
  • Mar 22 to Apr 06
  • Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 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
  • Spring 2014
  • Mar 22 to Apr 06
  • Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 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 - Throwing, Advanced
VPAS 511NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2014
  • Feb 08 to Feb 23
  • Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UArts

With further refinement and exploration, develop advanced throwing skills with stoneware clays. Use both traditional and experimental throwing techniques to make functional and sculptural pots. In addition, expand knowledge of firing techniques and finishes with colored slips, under glazes, oxides and shop glazes. This course provides an opportunity for personal invention, higher-level challenges and advanced critique in throwing. Improve competency in thinking and working three-dimensionally and bring these skills into the classroom. Prerequisite: 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics-Throwing Introductory (VPAS 510)

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing, Advanced
VPAS 511NM 01
Hope Rovelto
  • Summer 1 2014
  • Jun 23 to Jun 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wayne Art Center

With further refinement and exploration, develop advanced throwing skills with stoneware clays. Use both traditional and experimental throwing techniques to make functional and sculptural pots. In addition, expand knowledge of firing techniques and finishes with colored slips, under glazes, oxides and shop glazes. This course provides an opportunity for personal invention, higher-level challenges and advanced critique in throwing. Improve competency in thinking and working three-dimensionally and bring these skills into the classroom. Prerequisite: 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics-Throwing Introductory (VPAS 510)

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing, Introductory
VPAS 510NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2014
  • Feb 08 to Feb 23
  • Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UArts

This course explores both traditional and experimental throwing techniques to make functional and sculptural pots. Develop a repertoire of skills, improve competency in thinking and working three-dimensionally, and incorporate new methods to encourage craftsmanship and conceptual skills in students. This course provides an opportunity for personal invention and exploration in developing sound skills to take back to the classroom. Learn throwing techniques with stoneware clays for both the beginning and advanced student. In addition, discover finishes experimenting with colored slips, under glazes, oxides, shop glazes and firing techniques.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing, Introductory
VPAS 510NM 01
Hope Rovelto
  • Summer 1 2014
  • Jun 23 to Jun 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wayne Art Center

This course explores both traditional and experimental throwing techniques to make functional and sculptural pots. Develop a repertoire of skills, improve competency in thinking and working three-dimensionally, and incorporate new methods to encourage craftsmanship and conceptual skills in students. This course provides an opportunity for personal invention and exploration in developing sound skills to take back to the classroom. Learn throwing techniques with stoneware clays for both the beginning and advanced student. In addition, discover finishes experimenting with colored slips, under glazes, oxides, shop glazes and firing techniques.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics Glazing, Advanced
VPAS 515NM 01
James Pastore
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 07 to Jul 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Further investigate advanced glaze chemistry and glaze application in relation to clay body, oxidation and firing. Participants develop technical experience in glazes and discuss the visual and physical characteristics of fired glaze in relation to the integration of form, surface, color, structure, function and expression. Content is designed for those with previous throwing or handbuilding experience as well as glazing instruction. Participants focus on producing a series of pieces illustrating refined application of glazes through studio work, lectures and critiques. Discussions consider classroom application of course content.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics Glazing, Introductory
VPAS 514NM 01
James Pastore
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 07 to Jul 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Investigate ceramics materials and processes, focusing on glaze chemistry and glaze application in relation to clay body, oxidation and firing. Participants develop technical experience in glazes and discuss the visual and physical characteristics of fired glaze in relation to the integration of form, surface, color, structure, function and expression. Content is designed for those with previous throwing or handbuilding experience who seek to explore technical aspects of glazing. Studio time, critiques and lectures provide opportunities for personal exploration, as well as consideration of classroom application of course content.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Fiber Arts
VPAS 522NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2014
  • Feb 08 to Feb 23
  • Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 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 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Aug 04 to Aug 08
  • 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
TBA
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 07 to Jul 11
  • 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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