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

Using form to communicate complex ideas

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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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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 10, 2017 12:07:50 PM


Architect's rendering of exterior

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and Warfel Construction have entered into an agreement to repurpose a former tobacco warehouse into housing for PCA&D students. The building, owned by 349 North Market Street LLC, at 349-351 North Market Street, downtown Lancaster is less than three blocks from the college and will be developed as an adaptive reuse project by Warfel into six apartments ready for occupation by “upper-class” art students, those who have completed their first or foundation year, by the fall 2018 semester.

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Topics: Art Student, Art Education, housing

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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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 Sep 28, 2017 4:19:54 PM

Approximately 400 First Friday goers visited all the stops during the first annual Print Crawl scattered around downtown Lancaster, and went home with a beautiful poster featuring iconic Lancaster City, designed by PCA&D students Austin Lord and Catherine Spengler!

Austin, an illustration senior from Mechanicsburg, and Catherine, a graphic Design junior from Lancaster, created each of the eight sections on the poster, which were completed as participants went from stop to stop on the crawl, First Friday, September 1, 5 – 9 p.m. to get each section silkscreened, printed or stamped.

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Topics: Art Student, student work

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