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During summer ArtsWeek, teachers across all content areas work with practicing artists to explore art-specific techniques, concepts, and history that they can bring back to their classrooms. Graduate-level courses provide a rich, engaging studio experience within a specific artistic discipline, designed for teachers who are interested in innovative approaches to education. ArtsWeek provides the opportunity for teachers to collaborate and create within a vibrant learning community. ArtsWeek courses conclude with the creation of lesson plans reflecting the new skills and approaches learned and a final exhibition and reception for all participants.

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Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave.  |  Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610.688.3553

Located on the Main Line in Philadelphia’s western suburbs, the Wayne Art Center offers large, light-filled studios and galleries in a comfortable suburban setting.
 The Professional Institute for Educators is proud to partner with this community art center to serve teachers in this region, as well as those eager to visit this area.

Studio Choices

NAEA members receive a 10% tuition discount to ArtsWeek with proof of membership at the time of registration.

3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics Tile + Mosaics (Introductory, Advanced, or Advanced II)

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting (Introductory, Advanced, or Advanced II)

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Traditional Jewelry Techniques (Introductory, Advanced, or Advanced II)

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Woodmere Art Museum
Morris Arboretum
Brandywine River Museum
Chanticleer Garden
Valley Forge National Park
Wharton Esherick House Museum


Chester County’s Brandywine Valley Visitors Center

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau


Located 30 miles west of Philadelphia, the Wayne Art Center is accessible via Interstate 76 and the PA Turnpike, and offers convenient free parking. Participants from throughout central Pennsylvania, northern Maryland, and the greater Philadelphia region will find Wayne to be a convenient drive. Participants traveling to the region may also wish to consider arriving via Amtrak to Philadelphia’s 30th Street station, where car rentals are available. The Regional Rail train line R5 from Philadelphia stops at the Wayne Station near the center of the town. The Wayne Art Center is located about 2 miles from the train station. The Philadelphia International Airport serves the greater Philadelphia suburban region as well for those traveling from throughout the country.


Courtyard by Marriott Devon
762 West Lancaster Avenue           
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610.687.6633 
Toll-free: 1.800.321.2211

The Radnor Hotel
 
*ArtsWeek Rate Available 

591 East Lancaster Avenue
 St.      
Davids, PA 19087
Phone: 610.688.5800  
Toll-Free: 1.800.537.3000
Wayne Hotel
139 East Lancaster Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-687-5000
Toll-free: 1.800.962.5850

Supplies and materials are the responsibility of the student; some shared equipment may be provided. Supplies/materials lists will be distributed prior to the start of classes.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington St.  |  Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610.374.4600

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a premier community art and cultural resource center for Berks County as well as central and southeastern Pennsylvania. GoggleWorks is the largest, most comprehensive interactive arts center of its kind in the country.

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a prime example of adaptive reuse in architecture and derives its name from the original structure from which it evolved. A former goggle factory, GoggleWorks is an industrial complex of six buildings transformed into four galleries, dance and music studios, classrooms, a wood shop, a photography classroom with a darkroom, a glassblowing facility, and both ceramics and jewelry studios. The space also holds a 130-seat film theater, café, gift shop and offices for 26 community arts organizations. The factory’s groundbreaking innovations made it a leader in the safety industry for over a century. Now the buildings are a hub of activity, maintaining local historical and architectural integrity while inspiring a cultural and economic resurgence as the community and visitors come together to create, appreciate and celebrate the arts.

Studio Choices

​​​​​​​NAEA members receive a 10% tuition discount to ArtsWeek with proof of membership at the time of registration.

3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Raku (Introductory, Advanced, or Advanced II)

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Fusing + Slumping (Introductory, Advanced, or Advanced II)

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Screenprinting (Introductory or Advanced)

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Painting (Introductory or Advanced)

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Daniel Boone Homestead
Reading Public Museum
Renninger’s Antique + Farmer’s Market


Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau offices are onsite 
at the GoggleWorks.


Located 64 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is accessible via the PA Turnpike and PA Routes 422 and 222 and offers convenient free parking. Participants from throughout central Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos, and the greater Philadelphia region will find Reading to be a convenient drive. Participants traveling to the region may also wish to consider arriving via Amtrak to Philadelphia’s 30th Street station, where car rentals are available. Airports serving this area are the Lehigh Valley International Airport, Harrisburg International Airport, and the Philadelphia International Airport for those traveling from throughout the country.


Holiday Inn Express
*ArtsWeek Rate Available 
2389 Bernville Road
Reading, PA 19605
Phone: 610.372.0700   

Inn at Reading
1040 N Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610.372.7811 

Courtyard by Marriot
150 North Park Road
Reading, PA 19610
Phone: 610.378.1137 

Supplies and materials are the responsibility of the student; some shared equipment may be provided. Supplies/materials lists will be distributed prior to the start of classes.

At the University of the Arts, creativity in all its forms overlaps and converges. UArts is the first and only university in the United States solely dedicated to educating creative individuals in the visual, performing and communication arts. We believe in the creative process as a transformative force for society.Our campus in Center City Philadelphia stretches for six blocks along the Avenue of the Arts from Walnut Street to South Street. Philadelphia is overflowing with stories to tell, scenes to capture, people to meet, museums to explore, restaurants to sample and performances to ponder. This city offers a distinctive blend of old and new. Broad Street gives way to narrow alleys and large boulevards. History, technology, and artistic creativity mingle on city corners. Philadelphia is home to an astounding collection of museums, artistic venues and historical attractions. These include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Mütter Museum, and the National Constitution Center.

​​​​​​​Studio Choices

​​​​​​​NAEA members receive a 10% tuition discount to ArtsWeek with proof of membership at the time of registration.

3-D Projects for the Classroom: Fiber Arts (Introductory or Advanced)

Register now

Studio Techniques in Mural Making for Educators

Register now

Visual Arts for the Classroom: Collage + Assemblage, A Universal Framework

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Portraiture

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Fabric Workshop and Museum
Independence National Historic Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Reading Terminal Market​​​


The Official Visitors Site for Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia Cultural Events and Organization


Center City Philadelphia is accessible via the PA Turnpike and Interstate 95 or participants traveling to the region may wish to consider arriving via train or plane. Philadelphia is served by Amtrak’s 30th Street station, a convenient cab ride from our campus. Commuter train service via PATCO high-speed line from New Jersey and SEPTA’s Regional Rail lines all stop within walking distance of our campus. The Philadelphia International Airport is located just southwest of the city and can be reached via cab or the R1 Regional Rail train line.

Students attending UArts ArtsWeek are eligible for a free parking voucher to cover the costs of parking during class meeting times. Students must park at the LAZ garage in the Symphony House Building, located at 440 S. Broad St. Please see the Policies page for more details. 


Holiday Inn Express
*ArtsWeek Rate Available 
1305 Walnut Street         
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.735.9300 

   DoubleTree by Hilton
   237 S. Broad Street  
   Philadelphia, PA 19107
   Phone: 215.893.1600

   Hyatt at the Bellevue
   200 S. Broad Street
   Philadelphia, PA 19102
   Phone: 215.893.1234


Supplies and materials are the responsibility of the student; some shared equipment may be provided. Supplies/materials lists will be distributed prior to the start of classes.

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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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