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PIE + MEd Graduate Course Catalogue

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

Summer 2017
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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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2-D Projects for the Classroom: Screenprinting + Monoprinting
VPAS 593NM 01
Marisha Simons
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

This course addresses image-making through methods in screen printing and monoprinting that can be used for every day classroom use, without specialized equipment or presses. Demonstrations in printing techniques are followed by hands-on work in stencil preparation, mixing of pigments, registration processes, pulling a print and presentation, including development and application of various hand-cut, drawn and photo stencils. Emphasis is on the acquisition of personal expression and technical skills and use of water-based inks. Open to all K-12 teachers, across content.

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3-D Printing in the K-12 Classroom
ETEC 530NM 01
Christopher Sweeney
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Have you heard about 3D printing and wondered, how can I get started in my classroom? Have you tried 3D printing, yet you are looking for some guidance around its sustained use and utiliy? Some examples of 3-D printing in the classroom include topography, complex molecules, architectural designs, cross-sections of organs, artifacts, prototypes, modified robot parts... the list is boundless! In this course, you will learn how to print in 3-D, and how to make 3-D printing a reality in your classroom.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramic Tile + Mosaics, Advanced
VPAS 517NM 01
Hope Rovelto
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 26 to Jun 30
  • 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: Ceramic Tile + Mosaics, Advanced
VPAS 517NM 01
James Pastore
  • Fall 2017
  • Oct 07 to Oct 21
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
GoggleWorks

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 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • 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 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • 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 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • 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 Glazing, Advanced I
VPAS 515NM 01
Kelcy Folsom
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

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, Advanced II
VPAS 559NM 01
Kelcy Folsom
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Continue to refine advanced techniques of glaze chemistry and glaze application in relation to clay body, oxidation and firing. Content is designed for those with previous throwing or handbuilding experience as well as glazing instruction. Participants will focus on producing a series of pieces, illustrating refined application of glazes through studio work, lectures and critiques. Discussions consider application of course content into the K-12 classroom.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics Glazing, Introductory
VPAS 514NM 01
Kelcy Folsom
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

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: Ceramics Tile + Mosaics, Advanced II
VPAS 560NM 01
Hope Rovelto
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 26 to Jun 30
  • 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, Advanced II
VPAS 560NM 01
James Pastore
  • Fall 2017
  • Oct 07 to Oct 21
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
GoggleWorks

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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