USF to Offer Summer Art Workshops for Teachers

May 11, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis is offering summer workshops for local and regional art educators. Each course has been approved to offer points toward the Professional Growth Plan (PGP) required to renew a professional educator license with the Indiana Department of Education.
Introduction/Refresher to Digital Design
Instructor: Ron Lewis
June 25, 26, 27
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
12 PGP points
Cost $60.00
Class capacity: 21
The three-day course focuses on various graphic software and the dichotomy of raster and vector-based imagery. The programs covered in this course will be:

  • Adobe Photoshop: Discover the importance of raster-based imaging and the power of image correction and manipulation. Participants should bring one damaged photograph they are interested in repairing.
  • Adobe Illustrator: Learn the power of vector graphics as used in logo creation and other forms of graphic design.
  • Adobe InDesign: A brief introduction to desktop publishing and layout.

Calligraphic Workshop
Instructor: Tom Keesee
June 25, 26, 27
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
12 PGP points
Cost $75.00
Class Capacity 15
Educators learn about working with oil and water-based inks to produce different effects on paper. Over a three-day workshop, participants will produce unique prints with texture and color printed from collage materials adhered to a rigid surface.
Aluminum Casting Workshop
Instructor: Mary Klopfer
June 18 – 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
June 20 – 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
24 PGP points
Cost: $160.00
Class Capacity: 10
The class will be sculpting out of Styrofoam, then packing that sculpture in green sand and transforming that to aluminum via casting hot molten aluminum into a sand mold. As part of a casting team, participants will have the experience of pouring molten aluminum. After the casting cools, participants will open the mold and finish their piece. No previous experience is needed.
The University of Saint Francis is an accredited school by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.