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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 6, 2017 11:14:11 AM

Once again, PCA&D is participating in the ExtraGive!

Donate to PCA&D here on Friday November 17!

 

The countdown to the 2017 Extraordinary Give - Lancaster County's largest day of giving -  is on! And you can help by supporting Pensylvania College of Art & Design.

Coffee At PCA&D 8 - 10 a.m. at PCA&D

Start ExtraGive day off right with a cup of coffee, donated by Prince Street Cafe, and giving stations at PCA&D. Enjoy coffee donated by while you support prizes, including a massage from Dorreen Jamison, artwork and other prizes.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Education, Lancaster

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 1, 2017 4:20:47 PM

"Digital media for me has been a lot more about how to communicate a story and how to communicate a concept that will interest a viewer,  so there's lots of visual storytelling."

 

That's a quote from the new video about the PCA&D Digital Media Major, designed to highlight the major for prospective students. Featuring the voices of PCA&D students and faculty, the video spotlights how digital media and interactive entertainment are the most pervasive and popular modes of connection, influence, and communication in today’s world. Students majoring in digital media receive introductory and advanced training in this integrative and technology-driven field.

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Topics: Announcement, PCAD

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 30, 2017 4:51:59 PM

"In a sense, you're almost sort of creating a visual language. And you also need to be the interpreter for the viewers as well."

That's a quote from the new video about the PCA&D Fine Art Major, designed to highlight the major for prospective students. Featuring the voices of PCA&D students and faculty, the video spotlights how the fine art program hones the skills of each student as an artisan,  augments students’ abilities to conceptualize as visual thinkers, and  assists in their consideration of complex contemporary issues on their way to become creative problem solvers.

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Topics: Announcement, PCAD

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 26, 2017 9:21:23 AM

"Illustration encompasses a lot of different skill sets.  You're visually problem-solving for an avenue of commercial art and that could be publishing and it could be entertainment"

That's from the new video about the PCA&D Illustration Major, designed to highlight the major for prospective students. Featuring the voices of PCA&D students and faculty, the video spotlights  PCA&D's Illustration Department where our faculty guide  students through a curriculum emphasizing strong concepts, knowledge of industry standards and a solid foundation of drawing skills, using industry techniques ranging from manual to electronic and photographic.

 

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Topics: Announcement, PCAD

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 26, 2017 8:55:10 AM

Professor Bill Mammarella, chair of the Fine Art department,  offers this peek into the course, DRAWING: THEME & VARIATION (FA382),  which challenges junior year students to sustain an examination of a set of technical, formal, and conceptual parameters through the development of a thematically related body of drawings. 

In an assignment and through critique, the class focused on a sequence of drawings about Motion, Gesture, and Mark.

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Topics: Art Student, Art Education, fine art, art technique

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 24, 2017 4:28:44 PM

"Photography for me is a form of expression, I'm really interested in composition, and working with collage and exhibition styles. I just love making art."

That's from the new video about the PCA&D Photography Major, designed to highlight the major for prospective students. Featuring the voices of PCA&D students and faculty, the video spotlights PCA&D's photography program where vision – design sophistication and the ability to see photographically – is of primary importance, regardless of its application. Students discover how craft and vision are inextricably bound, and develop strong visual skills and knowledge of traditional, digital and experimental photographic processes and video.

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Topics: Announcement, PCAD

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 13, 2017 4:23:22 PM

In Leah's Senior Studio: Rick Price, Jackie Price, Megan Price, Leah Walt, Jacob Price, Jordan Price, and Evelyn, Sophia and Mason Price.

"It would be hard to explain the kind of person Mom was, but the person who would understand would be an artist," said Jordan Price, son of the late Cynthia Price. 

 J. Richard "Rick" Price and his two sons Jacob and Jordan, along with their families, created the Cynthia E. Price Memorial Scholarship, a one-time scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year, to remember her, an artist and craftswoman who worked, lived, and loved in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  

Leah Walt, a PCA&D Senior Fine Art student, was the recipient of the scholarship. She expressed gratitude for the family's effort in making her collegiate dreams easier during an opportunity to give the entire Price family a tour of PCA&D.

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Topics: Art Student, scholarships, fine art, student art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 13, 2017 2:07:21 PM

Plan to visit the PCA&D Main Gallery. 

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Topics: Gallery, visiting artist

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 13, 2017 2:06:45 PM

Throughout the year, the academic departments at PCA&D invite many nationally known artists to add to the curricular content for the students. Many of these are open to the public. The community is invited to join the College to hear about the work, practice and career of these exemplary artists. Read More

Topics: visiting artist, artist talk

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 9, 2017 10:27:52 AM

Christina Hess, PCA&D Chair of Illustration, is conducting a Kickstarter Campaign for a repeat iteration of her popular Animals from History Calendar.

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Topics: faculty, faculty art