Workshops and seminars: Summer 2014

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UA Business Solutions (formerly Workforce Development and Continuing Education) offers a variety of classes and workshops in the summer.

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Revisiting the Fundamentals of Reading

Sponsor: Center for Literacy

Summer program at Akron

Prepare with Rigor for Praxis 5203 Teaching Reading! Join our Intersession or Summer I Revisiting the Fundamentals of Reading blended workshop cohort to get ready for the Praxis 5203 test, approved by the Ohio Department of Education as the rigorous test of principles of scientifically research-based reading instruction available as one option for credentials under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee Law (ORC 3313.608).

Credit: Graduate credit available at an additional $150 per hour.

Dates: Intersession 2014 (May 16-June 4, 2014) and Summer Session 1 2014 (June 11-July 9, 2014)

Cost: $400 graduate registration/$150 undergraduate registration

Website: Third-grade reading guarantee

Contact: Jeremy Brueck, 330-972-2673 or centerforliteracy@uakron.edu


Photography

Sponsor: Myers School of Art

Beginning fine art photography for all art and non-art majors.  We will cover use of the camera, composition, idea development, self expression, and black and white printing techniques using film cameras. Learn about contemporary issues in photography through slides and field trips.

Dates: June 9 to July 10

Cost: $1,300

Contact: Penny Rakoff at prakoff@uakron.edu


Graphic Design

Sponsor: Myers School of Art

Corporate Identity investigates various types of branding. The course will explore use of visual principles and strategies to develop branding systems. /  / Advanced Illustrations id designed to encourage development of individual illustration style. Emphasis will be on concept development and use of illustration visual principles. /  / The two courses are for graphic design majors and those who are interested in graphic design.

Dates: Summer I (June 9 to July 13) and Summer II (July 14 to Aug. 17)

Cost: Standard single course fee.

Contact: Vlada Vukadinovic, 330-972-5957 or vlada@uakron.edu


Water Color

Sponsor: Myers School of Art

This course will serve a variety of students from beginner painters to experienced professionals.  Providing an introduction to basic watercolor painting techniques the course will also be designed for advanced artists to explore individual directions of work with flexible scheduling. We will be working indoors and out with demonstrations of the remarkable variety of approaches to the medium.  This class will also will also offer the opportunity for students to engage in a group project that will be presented at a regional, or national venue.   Past class projects have been displayed at the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland and at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

Dates: June 9 through July 10, meeting Monday through Thursdays 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Undergraduate credit: 7100 489-405, 3 credits

Graduate credit: 7100 589-405, 3 credits

Contact: Mark Soppeland, Distinguished Professor of Art, Myers School of Art, 330-972-6030 or msoppeland@uakron.edu


Children’s Book Illustration

Sponsor: Myers School of Art

This course is designed to enhance the student's awareness of the historical and current issues in Children’s Book Illustration from which discoveries of directions of personal interest and motivation will be found.  It is hoped that through exposure to the most exciting activities in the field students will not only increase their conceptual, formal and technical skills, but will find professional opportunities.  This class will also will also offer the opportunity for students to engage in a group project that will be presented at a regional, or national venue.   Past class projects have been displayed at the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland and at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

Dates: June 9 through July 15, 2014 meeting Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Undergraduate Credit: 7100 489-406, 3 credits

Graduate Credit: 7100 589-406, 3 credits

Contact: Mark Soppeland, 330-338-9595 or msoppeland@uakron.edu


Production Design With Limited Budget and Personnel

Sponsor: School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration

Study of artistic and technical aspects of theatrical stage design with limited budget. An overview of the functions of stage design as an effective production element. Practical methods and techniques of the use of new, traditional low cost materials and the use of multi media and special effects for design of plays, musicals, dance and opera productions.

Who should attend? High school teachers, college students, play directors, design and technical personnel of community theatre.

When: Five Weeks: First Summer Session, June 9 to July 13, 2014

Credit: 3 credit hours

Contact: Adel Migid, Professor, Theatre Arts, 330-972-7890 or adel@uakron.edu


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