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Professional Development

Thursday Night Workshop Series

What's Happening on Thursday Night?

The UCDS Institute is excited to announce a new initiative to provide affordable and engaging professional development for educators. The UCDS Thursday Night workshop series is a weekly opportunity for teachers in the region to have fun and elevate your professional practice.

The cost to attend each workshop is $40 per participant. This fee includes clock hours. Proceeds from hands-on arts workshops also provide support for the Creative Fusion arts program by paying artist salaries and providing scholarships for students to participate in this unique program.

The full catalogue of courses offers a range of topics for educators who work from early childhood through high school. Most workshops offer hands-on experiences that give participants the chance to learn by doing. The 2019-2020 line-up is open for registration now.

Upcoming Offerings

Kids CAN Read & Write Cursive: A hands-on calligraphy workshop

Thursday, January 9, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Diane Chickadel
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Financial Literacy from Early Childhood to On Your Own

Thursday, January 16, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructors: Stephanie Cisakowski & David Garrick
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Chine-collé Printing Techniques

Thursday, January 23, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Sheila Coppola
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The Experience Painting Project

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Matthew Offenbacher
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Handmade Books, Alphabets, and Writing Tools

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Diane Chickadel
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Writing for Real (2 Night Workshop)

Thursday, February 13 & 27, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Carmine Chickadel
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Paint, Draw, Print, Redraw

Thursday, March 5, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Eric Chamberlain
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Love that Poetry! Learning to Read, Write and Integrate Poetry

Thursday, March 12, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Melinda Deal and Nancy Kiefer
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Experimental Weaving on Informal Looms

Thursday, March 19, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Emma Royer
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Using Literature to Help Young Students Discuss Race and Develop Empathy

Thursday, March 26, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Namrata Kulkarni and Patrick King
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Alternative Photography: Approaches for Capturing and Printing Images

Thursday, April 16, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Kathy Fridstein
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New Art Forming: Hands-on Workshop in Art and Technology

Thursday, April 23, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Ben Chickadel and Jessica Garrick
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Everyday Museum of Like

Thursday, April 30, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Dawn Cerney
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Color Theory Redux

Thursday, May 14, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Gala Bent
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Two-Part Silicone Mold-Making

Thursday, May 21, 2020
6-8:00pm
Instructor: Eva Funderburgh
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