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Posted by Nick Mohler on Mar 3, 2017 10:31:13 AM

Every year since 2010, Samantha Reynolds, an 8th grader at Martin Meylin Middle School in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District, has taken classes at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. Samantha’s younger sister Callie, a 4th grader at Hans Herr Elementary, also takes classes at PCA&D.

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Topics: PCAD, Art for youth, art classes

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 28, 2016 3:38:29 PM

At this morning's Artist Talk at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, award winning illustrator Christian Robinson, San Francisco spoke about his journey as an artist to PCA&D students and members of the community.

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Topics: PCAD, Art for youth, visiting artist

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 7, 2016 3:09:15 PM

Mosaic Project Artist Jamea Richmond-Edwards will be attending PCA&D’s First Friday Lancaster reception tonight in the PCA&D Gallery, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster.

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Topics: PCAD, Art for youth, visiting artist

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Sep 30, 2016 3:09:57 PM


Three public events for the Mosaic Projec
tfeaturing Christian Robinson’s storytelling with illustration and animation and Jamea Richmond-Edwards’s repertoire of portraits of black women drawn using ink and graphite, are planned during October 2015 at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster:

  • Artist Lecture by Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Friday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.
  • Opening Reception with Mosaic Artist Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Friday, October 7, 5-9 p.m.
  • Artist Lecture with Mosaic Artist Christian Robinson, Friday, October 28, 10 a.m.

In addition, the artwork will be on exhibit on First Friday, September 2, 5-9 p.m.

The 2016 Mosaic Project, a  multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County held annually by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

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Topics: PCAD, Art for youth, Gallery

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Aug 12, 2016 2:46:59 PM

The 2016 Mosaic Project, a  multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and families in Lancaster County held annually by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design,  will feature Christian Robinson’s storytelling with illustration and animation and Jamea Richmond-Edwards’s repertoire of portraits of black women drawn using ink and graphite.

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Topics: PCAD, Art for youth, Gallery

Posted by Nick Mohler on Aug 11, 2016 9:45:00 AM

Register Today for Fall Couses at PCA&D

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Art for youth, pre-college

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Aug 5, 2016 10:35:49 AM

PCA&D’s summer pre-college class “Design for Social Good,” taught by Bill Dussinger, designed a poster to thank our local police and highlight the fact that the community appreciates all they do for the residents in the community. Each student in the class designed a quadrant of the poster that was presented today to Officer William Hickey, of the Lancaster Police Department Officer Hickey said he would hand the poster in the department’s squad room, so all patrol untits will see it as they start their shifts. “We really appreciate it,” he said, and talked with the students about the work of a police officer.

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Topics: Continuing Education, Art for youth, pre-college

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 29, 2016 4:30:00 PM

The lazy hazy days of summer! The dream of every child.

However, there are 1,992 hours to fill this year between Memorial Day and the start of the third week of August, when Lancaster County children head back to the classroom. With nearly 2,000 hours to fill, it’s no wonder that parents often hear, “I’m bored.”

Here’s some ideas to prevent your child’s summer boredom, and at the same time, have fun and explore their natural creativity.

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Topics: Continuing Education, Art Student, Art Careers, Art for youth

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 25, 2016 2:12:05 PM

"Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement." - Sir Ken Robinson

  1. Art teaches children that there can be more than one solution to the same problem
  2. The act of making with their hands develops hand-eye coordination and higher-order thinking skills
  3. Creativity teaches children to express themselves and learn who they are as individuals
  4. Art teaches risk taking, playful exploration, discovery by accident, and learning from one's mistakes
  5. Art promotes proper use and care of tools, and builds respect for the material world
  6. Art nurtures teamwork, promotes collaboration, and deepens empathy through shared experience

Creativity empowers kids

“We are always so impressed with projects and techniques that are worked on in class. Both girls not only always have fun, they learn a lot. They point out paintings and artists they see in everyday life that they learned about at PCA&D. I love that they get a little insight with each artists and some history behind each project. The instructors are all very talented and knowledgeable, and have wonderful rapport with the kids!”  - Melissa Reynolds, mother of Callie (age 9) and Samantha (age 12)

Connect with the region's premier art classes

What setsPCA&D’s art program for youth apart is our classes teach art techniques, skills and processes steeped in art history for a full, lasting experience. We don't just teach kids to make things, we teach them how to think like artists because learning (curiosity) shouldn't end in the classroom. 

No matter what your age or educational background, put your inspiration to work with the region's leader in art and design education. 

 

Lifelong Learning at PCA&D

 

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Topics: Continuing Education, Art Student, Art for youth

Posted by Nick Mohler on May 12, 2016 9:32:11 AM

As the weather continues to warm, we turn our attention to the summer. See how PCA&D can help brighten your (or your child's) summer with art classes and professional development courses.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Art for youth