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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Apr 24, 2019 11:04:35 AM

PCA&D's  Illustration Construction class taught by Jason Ward focuses on building illustrative environments. Last week, the classes visited Long's Park in Lancaster to introduce the students to the ever changing lighting nature provides, while they concentrate on atmospheric perspective and scene composition.

Pictured, right, Hannah Miller with instructor Jason Ward.

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Posted by Natalie Lascek on Apr 3, 2019 2:47:32 PM

Eric Weeks is the Chair of our Photography Department. Eric first fell in love with photography at the age of sixteen. His high school photography teacher, Ken Ross, recognized his interest and helped obtain a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to attend art school in New York City. After receiving his BFA, he played bass in a rock band for a few years while exhibiting photography, and working as a commercial photographer and custom printer.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, Art Careers, photography, faculty, professional practice, photography exhibit, bfa, alumni art, photography student, art students, student trips, partnerships

Posted by Larissa Ramey on Apr 2, 2019 3:08:22 PM

Come Support Fellow Students this First Friday!

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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 28, 2019 9:58:53 AM

Garden Spot Village Partners With PCA&D Students to Capture their Envisioned Future

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Topics: Illustration, partnerships

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 25, 2019 4:29:05 PM

Seven artists, gallery professionals and curators visited PCA&D Monday to assist in the second annual portfolio review for the senior fine art and photography majors.

Arranged by Julia Staples, Adjunct Instructor in the Photography Department, as part of the students' required Professional Practices Class, the event was designed to offer networking opportunities to the students along with practice in talking to professionals and showing their work.

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Topics: visiting artist, student work

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Mar 21, 2019 8:41:15 PM

 

Meet Christina Hess, Chair of our Illustration department. Christina joined PCA&D in 2006 and has been teaching while running her freelance practice for over 20 years! Her work can be found on book covers, children’s books, magazines, products, and advertisements. She also has a running personal project called “Animals From History” that has been featured on ABCnews.com, Jezebel.com, MentalFloss.com, Juxtapose Magazine, ModernMet.com, etc.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, Art Careers, faculty, Illustration, children's books, bfa, visiting artists, art students

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 19, 2019 11:43:42 AM

 

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Topics: photography, graphic design, art classes, fine art, Ilustration, digital media, community, digital design, art students, art institute transfers

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Mar 12, 2019 8:50:19 AM

 Jon Di Venti is not only the Chair of our Digital Media department in our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, he is one of our own. Jon started his journey as a student at PCA&D (then the Pennsylvania School of Art & Design) where he graduated from our Illustration program, which at the time only offered students an Associates degree. Jon then moved on to Ringling College of Art & Design and obtained his BFA in Illustration.
 
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Topics: animation, bfa, faculty art, Ilustration, digital media, digital design, alumni art, art students

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Feb 28, 2019 9:24:49 AM


 
Jeremy Waak is the Chair of Foundation at PCA&D. The foundation year, or first year, program is the basis for all students at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Courses are structured to teach you the fundamentals of art making allowing students to build their skills, techniques, knowledge of historical context, and critical thinking to support their work at every stage in their career.
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Topics: PCAD, design, bfa, faculty art, Foundation

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Feb 20, 2019 8:57:08 AM

 
Pam Barby is our Chairperson of the graphic design department in our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. Pam developed a love for art and design at a young age and was heavily influenced by her grandfather, who was a painter.  Her expanded passion for design began during her college years. After graduating college, she was an in-house designer within the beauty industry, and then moved on to a small design studio creating a variety of print work. She began her freelance career in 2001. A few years later she was extended an invitation to teach at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) in 2005 and has been an invaluable source of professional guidance and leader of all things in graphic design since her arrival.
 
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Topics: Art Student, Art Careers, designathon, graphic design, professional practice, bfa, GDUSA, community, alumni art, art students, student trips

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