Looking for a certificate to jump-start your career?

Continuing Education certificate programs develop skills through sequential coursework, designed to build a body of
knowledge in a focused area – choose from:

  • Communication Design Essentials
  • Web Design Essentials
  • Communication + Web Design Professional
  • Web Design Professional
  • Web Design + Development Professional
  • Digital Photography
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Portfolio Development

 

Each program addresses professional practice and the latest trends. Our Continuing Education staff is available to advise new students of the right certificate program to meet their personal and professional goals.  Apply now – classes begin May 29!

 

 

TEDxPhiladelphia Conference Coming March 28: One last opportunity to get limited tickets on Monday March 10!

On Friday, March 28, 2014, TEDxPhiladelphia will present a daylong multidisciplinary conference championing great ideas, bringing together engaging speakers, performers, participants and exhibitors to examine the 2014 conference theme “The New Workshop of the World.”

Over 700 tickets sold very quickly when first announced — and sales were suspended for some time.  But on March 10, limited tickets will be released again to those who are ready to commit!

From the 1860s through the early 1970s Philadelphia was known by the well-earned moniker, “Workshop of the World.” Now it’s reemerging as a home for makers, entrepreneurs, artists, and a dizzying array of thinkers and doers. TEDxPhiladelphia will spotlight those at the intersection of community, business, and culture — marking the revitalization of an old urban center. The 2014 conference celebrates this New Workshop of the World, an idea and image the city embodies as it reclaims its position on the global stage as a center for innovation.

http://tedxphiladelphia.org/

 

Attend our Spring Info Session!

Attend Our Spring Information Session
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm and again at 6:30 pm.


Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and certificate programs.

Our curriculum provides accelerated, in-depth learning experiences taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills using a project-based approach.

Find out about our latest certificates, enrichment courses, senior series, and preview day.  Meet faculty and current students from Web Design, Web Development, Social Media, Communications, Digital Photography and more!

Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one new spring 2014 CE course.
(New students only. No retroactive refunds will be given.)
Terra Hall
211 S. Broad Street (Corner of Broad + Walnut)
9th Floor, Room 901
RSVP to ce@uarts.edu or 215.717.6095

The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies

I recently came across this online museum of forgotten art supplies –  where tools of the trade that have died or have just about died a slow death are cheerfully exhibited.  Sadly, it is not a physical, actual bricks-n-mortar place (I wish)…but it is a really amusing site, with over 500 images of art supply artifacts, all contributed by visitors to the page.  See their artifacts here.

Loupe. Image from Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies.

Be sure to check out the prehistoric computers and photography sections.  Beware, if you remember too many items, you may begin to feel old.

Image from Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies

Image courtesy Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies.

Not only do I enjoy the former tools of the trade and thinking about how differently designers and artists work now —  but it is always hard for me to resist old typography, cool packaging, and interesting design styles.

Enjoy some design history and be glad that you no longer have to use rubber cement!

Create your now at our Info Session Sept 11!

Join us to learn more about our Continuing Education certificate programs and personal enrichment courses offered this fall at the University of the Arts.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Terra Hall – 211 S. Broad Street (near Broad + Walnut) 9th Floor, Room 905

There are two brief overview presentations:  one at 5:45 pm and repeated again at 6:30 pm – come when it is most convenient for you!

  • Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and certificate programs.
  • Understand the curriculum
  • Meet members of our faculty of industry professionals
  • Meet current certificate students
  • Ask questions
  • Learn about featured benefits
  • Enjoy light refreshments

Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one new Fall 2013 CE course. (New students only. No retroactive refunds will be given.)

Need Directions? Go to: http://cs.uarts.edu/campus-map-directions

Note: We do not have a UArts parking garage or designated parking for this event.

 

http://cs.uarts.edu/events/2013/09/11/ce-fall-information-session-5-30-7-00-pm

 

Learn more at our Info Session – Tue May 7

Join us on Tuesday, May 7 (5:30 – 7 pm) to learn more about our certificates and courses offered this summer.


Presentations at 5:45pm and 6:30pm provide the opportunity to hear a general overview about the many certificate programs and classes available – then meet faculty and current students, enjoy refreshments and get your questions answered. New students who attend the Info Session receive a 10% tuition discount off their first summer course.


We provide high-quality courses in digital technology, art + design, photography, writing, music + movement,  and more!  If you are thinking about a career change, developing a portfolio, moving up within your company, exploring a new media, or learning an instrument, we have options to suit many types of students.

Please RSVP to ce@uarts.edu or call 215.717.6095. We look forward to meeting you!

Book Release Party – CE Instructor Greg Pizzoli – Sat May 4 @ the Print Center

Please celebrate the accomplishment of artist and CE instructor Greg Pizzoli at the Print Center on May 4 (3 – 6 pm) for his Book Release Party!

Story + Pictures by Greg Pizzoli

Enjoy food, drinks, games, art activities and books at this fun and family-friendly event.  The Watermelon Seed is his first children’s book and is published by Disney*Hyperion. Come celebrate and meet the artist and find out more about his work:
Saturday, May 4 from 3 – 6 pm
The Print Center
1314 Latimer Street (between Spruce and Locust)

Image copyright Greg Pizzoli

Greg Pizzoli is an illustrator, printmaker and educator. He teaches screen printing for Continuing Education at the University of the Arts. His colorful prints and books are inhabited by an array of fanciful characters and places including alligators in ice cream trucks and dogs driving race cars. The distinctive style, humor and attention to detail make his work instantly appealing.

Pizzoli received his MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts. Greg has exhibited his work in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. His books are in various collections throughout the country, including the Free Library of Philadelphia. He has completed one children’s book and has several more in the works.

Image copyright Greg Pizzoli

According to his publisher:

“With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love.”

“With bold color and a beautiful sense of design, Greg Pizzoli’s picture book debut takes this familiar childhood worry and gives us a true gem in the vein of I Want My Hat Back and Not a Box.”

 

Publisher’s Weekly’s review stated:

“Classic kid fear: accidentally swallow a watermelon seed, and the result will be a botanical version of what the zombie virus does to folks in The Walking Dead: vines will come out of your ears, and pretty soon you’ll turn pink and wind up a morsel in someone else’s fruit salad. In this first book from Pizzoli, the goal isn’t to assuage readers’ fears, but he does defuse them with help from an adorable bug-eyed crocodile who’s hooked on watermelon (“Ever since I was a teeny, tiny baby crocodile, it’s been my favorite. CHOMP! SLURP! CHOMP!”). Pizzoli’s ostensibly simple cartooning is actually quite clever: he plays with framing and scale to gently spoof the crocodile’s horror-movie imaginings (“It’s growing in my guts!”), while the limited but luscious palette (watermelon pink and green, of course) and a subtly pulpy texture make each spread good enough to eat. It’s an expert debut, and one with a valuable lesson, to boot: a hearty burp can brighten even the darkest hour.” (Reviewed on: 03/11/2013)

Please visit Greg’s blog (gregpizzoli.blogspot.com) or follow him on twitter (@gregpizzoli) for updates and giveaways.

THE WATERMELON SEED is available for pre-order now!

Continuing Education Information Session – May 7

Join us on Tuesday, May 7 (5:30 – 7:00pm) to learn more about our certificates and courses offered this summer.


Presentations at 5:45pm and 6:30pm provide the opportunity to hear a general overview about the many certificate programs and classes available – then meet faculty and current students, enjoy refreshments and get your questions answered. New students who attend the info session receive a 10% tuition discount off their first summer course.


We provide high quality courses in digital technology, art + design, photography, writing, music + movement,  and more!  If you are thinking about a career change, developing a portfolio, moving up within your company, exploring a new media, or learning an instrument, we have options to suit many types of students.

Please RSVP to ce@uarts.edu or call 215.717.6095. We look forward to meeting you!

Philly Tech Week 2013 – April 20 – 27

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia.

This annual collection of events is intended to grow the impact of our innovative region through programming focused on technology, collaboration and improving Philadelphia.

Here are a few featured events – be sure to check out the full schedule!

Powering Creativity, Technology and Community
Monday, April 22: 12 – 6 pm
3848 Lancaster Avenue – a wonderful afternoon of food, fun, art, dialogue, business and music!
Refreshments at 12:45 pm

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Discussion on Technology, Creativity and Community, featuring Gary Steuer, Alex Hillman, Aviva Kapust, Rakia Reynolds and others

3 pm to 4 pm – Discussion on Technology, Digital Arts and Entrepreneurship, featuring Curran Swint, Johny Rabbit, Cheldin Barlatt Rumer, DJ Phsh and others

Reception at 4 pm

4 pm to 6 pm – PEC Youth activities including Comcast Digital Connectors and Teen Technology Networks. Music, prizes and giveaways sponsored by VILLA, with a special guest appearance by the artist FREEWAY

 

“Geek Out” First Person Arts Story Slam
Tuesday, April 23: 7 pm – 9 pm
L’Etage, 624 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Come tell your personal five-minute story inspired with the theme of “Geek Out.”  Regular admission tickets to StorySlams at L’Etage are only available at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm. The Slam starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 or $8 for First Person Arts members. At a typical Slam, doors open at 7:30 pm and usually these prime seats are gone by 7:35 pm!

 

 

“Developing Philly” World Premiere

Wednesday, Apr 24: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Venturef0rth, 417 N. 8th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123

Developing Philly Still

Check out the first two episodes of the upcoming web series about the rise of the Philadelphia innovation community, Developing Philly. Stick around for Q & A with co-producers David Thomas and Maurice Gaston with special guests Elliot Menschik and Meredith Broussard.

And many more talks, events, panels, workshops and more – including themes in technology such as:  access/policy, arts/creative, media/transparency, entrepreneurship, design and development.