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PIE + MEd Graduate Course Catalog

A complete listing of courses + course descriptions for all programs offered through the Professional Institute for Educators + MEd Programs.

Summer 2018

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 Tile + Mosaics, Advanced
VPAS 517NM 01
Matthew Courtney
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jun 29
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 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 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • 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, Advanced II
VPAS 556NM 01
James Pastore
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

With further refinement and exploration, expand the techniques of Raku firing and the qualities of this approach, with an emphasis on more advanced projects, focused critiques and the more subtle aspects of the medium to convey an artistic message. Participants develop work and consider application to younger students. This course provides an opportunity for personal invention and higher-level challenges through developing a series of pieces. Improve competency in thinking and working three-dimensionally.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Raku, Introductory
VPAS 512NM 01
James Pastore
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • 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, Advanced II
VPAS 560NM 01
Matthew Courtney
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jun 29
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wayne Art Center

Develop advanced skills in ceramic tile and mosaics, using techniques involving plaster mold castings for tile replication, as well as various glazing options. Build your personal repertoire of tile and mosaic skills, and learn how to think and work three-dimensionally. Projects are adaptable for K-12 teachers across content areas.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics Tile + Mosaics, Introductory
VPAS 516NM 01
Matthew Courtney
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jun 29
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 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: Collage + Assemblage - A Universal Framework -for Communication
VPAS 573NM 01
Sarah Pohlman
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 23 to Jul 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Children and young adults has grown up in a media-drenched environment, full of appropriation. It is second nature to young people to create and curate personal collections of these images. Collage and assemblage as an art practice seeks to recontextualize that collective imagery to be presented in thoughtful and communicative ways. In this course, educators will learn to create collages and assemblages that communicate a focused message. We will explore the ways in which collage and assemblage has been used across cultures and by various artists. We will discuss the environmental and socioeconomic benefits to the art form, using recycled, salvaged, and personal imagery and artifacts to create works of art. Educators will come away with a deep appreciation for meaning in everyday objects and materials for artistic expression.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Fiber Arts Advanced I
VPAS 562NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 23 to Jul 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Advance your skills using fiber techniques and fabric processes, including weaving, stamp printing, dyeing and construction. With demonstrations, discussions and hands-on projects enhance vocabulary and the ability to work with this media along with the technical considerations required to bring these approaches into the curriculum. Projects are adaptable for K-12 students, particularly in the areas of knowledge of 3-D concepts and construction.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Fiber Arts, Introductory
VPAS 522NM 01
Shelby Donnelly
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 23 to Jul 27
  • 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 I
VPAS 524NM 01
Margaret Gallen
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • 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, Advanced II
VPAS 563NM 01
Margaret Gallen
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Develop advanced techniques in glass fusing and slumping to make small sculptural and functional objects. Improve technical aspects of kiln work, the compatibilities of glass, annealing schedules, and use of colored sheet glass with powdered frit. Participants will create a series of pieces to cultivate personal style , and consider ways to adapt a range of projects for K-12 students.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Fusing + Slumping, Introductory
VPAS 523NM 01
Margaret Gallen
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • 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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