Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 2, 2018 12:01:07 PM

Again this year, in Illustration Studio II, taught by Megan Halsey and Christina Hess, illustration students were assigned a project called the Community Challenge Project.

Each student was charged with finding an online community challenge that focuses on illustrative problem solving and then create a piece that would

  1. fit into their portfolio and
  2. satisfy the requirements of the projects guidelines.
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Topics: PCAD, Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Feb 9, 2018 10:21:44 AM


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Topics: Art Student, Illustration, student art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 31, 2018 3:55:04 PM


PCA&D’s junior-level graphic design Motion Graphic class, taught by instructor Chris Ruch, paid a visit on January 29th to TC Motion, a motion communications content provider serving advertising agencies, broadcasters, and corporate communicators located in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

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Topics: Art Student, Art Careers, graphic design, art classes

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 11, 2018 2:52:46 PM

Austin Lord, a senior Illustration Major from Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicburg, PA, is originally from Savannah GA.  He is a student ambassador because he "loves the school I go to and wants to do my part in the community!"

In addition to being a student ambassador, Austin is also the Vice President of Student Council.


Come to the PCA&D Open House on Saturday, January 20 to meet Austin and the other Student Ambassadors. Register Here.

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Topics: Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 27, 2017 11:26:00 AM

Casey Capece, a senior Graphic Design major from Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge, MD feels that being a student ambassador at PCA&D means that "I have been seen as a successful individual here and now I can share the school and my personal stories with other young artists and help lead them to be successful by just helping them with a huge decision like finding their college."

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Topics: Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 18, 2017 9:29:00 AM

Chris Morris, a digital media junior from Bear, DE, and a graduate of Appoquinimink High School, has always been interested in telling stories through the digital medium. “The newly forming Digital Media program was really exciting for me and felt like a great place to pursue my passion.  The small class sizes were also a huge plus, too.”

Since it's beginning just a few years ago, the PCA&D Digital Media program has shaped into something amazing, says Chris. “By being the Student Ambassador for Digital Media at PCA&D, I get to share and promote this experience to future creators which is truly exciting to me.”  

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Topics: Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 15, 2017 4:19:14 PM

Using form to communicate complex ideas

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Topics: Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Student Ambassasor Brigitte Errickson, Fine Art major from Changewater, NJ, and the Warren County Technical School, laughs out load at almost anything. “I am very easily amused. I absolutely adore puns and wordplay.”

As she was searching for colleges, PCA&D was the only college she looked at that was specifically an art school, and she liked how focused it was. “I also was really attracted to the small size, and I really like that I can get the help I need in class.”

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Topics: Art Student, fine art, student art

Posted by Christina Hess on Nov 24, 2017 4:37:00 PM

On November 7th, the Illustration Department was proud to host Adam Gustavson as our guest speaker and demonstrator for the day. Adam began the day speaking about his life as a Children’s book illustrator (Simon and Schuster) and his gravitation to mural and gallery work. His publications vary from fictional tales to non fiction historical illustration. Some of his books illustrate the life of the Beatles before their fame as well as the rambunctious life of Alice Roosevelt. He also described his ability to bounce back and forth between oils and gouache and his love for creating fun small sketches that he features on social media under the hashtag #fereltown.

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Topics: Art Student, visiting artist, Illustration

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 20, 2017 3:41:18 PM

Julya Nichols is often one of the first people you’ll meet when you come to PCA&D for a tour. Julya, a senior photography major from Parkesburg, PA, is one of PCA&D’s Student Ambassadors, a team of students who help in the Admissions Department and share their College experiences to visitors to PCA&D.

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Topics: Art Student, Art Education, photography, student art

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