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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 the region, as well as those eager to visit this area.


Studio Choices

3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics Tile + Mosaics (Introductory)

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics Tile + Mosaics (Advanced)

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

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting (Introductory)

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting (Advanced)

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting (Advanced II)

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Landscape Painting (Introductory)

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Landscape Painting (Advanced)

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Landscape Painting (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
 
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.

University of the Arts
320 S. Broad St. |  Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.717.6006

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.

 Summer 2019 UArts housing info below 


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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing + Painting (Introductory)

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing + Painting (Advanced)

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing + Painting (Advanced II)

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Collage & Assemblage, a Universal Framework for Communication

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Digital Photography (Introductory)

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Digital Photography (Advanced)

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Screenprinting (Introductory)

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Screenprinting (Advanced)

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Graphic Design for the Classroom: Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop)

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On-campus housing at UArts is available for courses running Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to reserve housing is July 19, 2019.

Located on the UArts campus in Center City Philadelphia, housing for the week is $185* for a standard double-occupancy apartment-style rooms. Linens are included, but participants must bring their own pillow.

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Location Juniper Hall (320 S Broad St. Philadelphia, PA)

Check In Sunday, August 4, 2 - 4 PM
Check Out Saturday, August 10, by 12 PM 

* Please note that overnight parking is not included in the housing costs. However, there are many nearby lots. View parking information.


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. 

*Please note that parking is for daily use only and does not cover overnight parking costs.


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.


Holiday Inn Express
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

UArts guests receive special rates from these nearby hotels:


University of the Arts
320 S. Broad St. |  Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.717.6006

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts creates professional development opportunities for K-12 educators in the greater-Philadelphia area that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular areas in all grade levels.

TPS courses encourage participants to become detectives — seeking out images, artifacts, music, playbills and more to bring subjects to life in the classroom. Hands-on analysis of primary sources from the Library of Congress and local collections, and engagement with the artists who partner with TPS provide unique and authentic experiences for educators.

Non-credit courses are tuition free* and graduate credit is available at a reduced tuition rate.

*All students are required to pay a non-refundable $50 materials fee.

 Summer 2019 UArts housing info below 

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One-Week Courses

A is for Everything: How Typography Shapes our Language and Culture (Non-Credit)

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A is for Everything: How Typography Shapes our Language and Culture (3.0 Credits)

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Comics + Graphic Novels as Primary Sources (Non-Credit)

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Comics + Graphic Novels as Primary Sources (3.0 Credits)

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Moving Pictures: Connecting with Documentary Film (Non-Credit)

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Moving Pictures: Connecting with Documentary Film (3.0 Credits)

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STEM to STEAM: Connecting the Arts to STEM and Local Collections (Non-Credit)

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STEM to STEAM: Connecting the Arts to STEM and Local Collections (3.0 Credits)

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On-campus housing at UArts is available for courses running Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to reserve housing is July 19, 2019.

Located on the UArts campus in Center City Philadelphia, housing for the week is $185* for a standard double-occupancy apartment-style rooms. Linens are included, but participants must bring their own pillow.

Download Housing Registration Form

Location Juniper Hall (320 S Broad St. Philadelphia, PA)

Check In Sunday, August 4, 2 - 4 PM
Check Out Saturday, August 10, by 12 PM 

* Please note that parking is not included in the housing costs. However, there are many nearby lots. View parking information.

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pie@uarts.edu 
College of Critical & Professional Studies
   with the Center for Engagement
401 S. Broad St, Gershman Hall 205
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 717 - 6006