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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
Elana Betts
  • Spring 2015
  • Mar 28 to Apr 12
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 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
James Pastore
  • Fall 2014
  • Oct 04 to Oct 19
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 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, Advanced
VPAS 513NM 01
James Pastore
  • Spring 2015
  • Mar 07 to Mar 22
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 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
  • Fall 2014
  • Oct 04 to Oct 19
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 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 - Raku, Introductory
VPAS 512NM 01
James Pastore
  • Spring 2015
  • Mar 07 to Mar 22
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 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
Hope Rovelto
  • Spring 2015
  • Jan 31 to Feb 22
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 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
Hope Rovelto
  • Spring 2015
  • Jan 31 to Feb 22
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 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: Glass Fusing + Slumping, Advanced
VPAS 524NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2015
  • Jan 10 to Feb 01
  • Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UArts

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
TBA
  • Spring 2015
  • Jan 10 to Feb 01
  • Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UArts

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: Glass Sampler
VPAS 525NM 01
Carol Tadzynski-Moore
  • Fall 2014
  • Nov 01 to Nov 16
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
GoggleWorks

Explore an overview of basic glass techniques as an introduction to this material. Hands-on projects include fusing and slumping (bending), flamework and introductory glassblowing. 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: Traditional Jewelry Techniques, Advanced
VPAS 519NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2015
  • Mar 28 to Apr 19
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
GoggleWorks

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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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Traditional Jewelry Techniques, Introductory
VPAS 518NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2015
  • Mar 28 to Apr 19
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
GoggleWorks

This course is an introduction to beginning traditional jewelry techniques and metalwork. Participants learn basic fabrication techniques such as hollow construction, linkage, chain making, forming and fabrication. With demonstrations, discussions and hands-on projects, this course provides an overview to the vocabulary and process of working with metals and an understanding of the technical requirements and considerations 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. No previous jewelry experience required.

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