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Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Nov 26, 2019 11:01:14 AM

 

Senior Illustration class members with projects. 

 

Runners who cross the finish line at the Garden Spot Village Half-Marathon next March will be rewarded with a PCA&D student-designed medal.

 

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, Illustration, annimation, student work, student art, awards, community, art students, partnerships, Garden Spot Village

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Nov 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM

When Jeff Tischer was about 3, his father handed him a simple 60-cent comic book. On the cover, superheroes (of course). Inside, a double-page pinup penciled and inked by the great comic book artist George Perez.

"DC Comics Presents #38," Tischer recites off the top of his head. "A Superman-Flash team-up."

It was fascination at first sight. "Yeah," Tischer says now, "(comics have) been a full-bore interest since then. Always."

An alumnus of PCA&D (2001, Illustration BFA), Tischer brings that literal lifetime of comics knowledge -- and resources from his thousands-strong personal comic book collection -- to a Winter/Spring semester Pre-College Continuing Education class. "Comics! A History of Comics in the U.S." explores how social issues and context have informed comics since their beginnings -- and the massive, truly multimedia pop culture sway they have held over the decades.

"The class is for (any high school student) who has even a cursory interest in comics," Tischer says. "It may endear the medium to them. And a huge (comics) lover will still learn more than they may realize."

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Topics: Continuing Education, alumni, art classes, art technique, art students, high school art class

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Nov 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Corinne Carmiche '20 works on a CITYarts mural during her summer NYC internship. All photos courtesy Corinne Carmiche.

 

Corinne Carmiche '20 used her summer vacation from art school to take a crash course of sorts in public art in the real world: an internship with CITYarts, a New York-based public arts and education nonprofit.

CITYarts programs pair children and youth with professional artists to create public art in New York City. And, since its 1989 founding, CITYarts has gone global using local artists and volunteers. Youth on six continents, and in 81 countries, have created more than 6,000 works through CITYarts' Pieces for Peace Project.

When Corinne learned about the program, the Fine Art major says, it seemed a perfect fit.

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Topics: fine art, summer, art students, internship

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Oct 31, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 

It can be tough, as an art student, to get your work seen beyond class critiques, professor evaluations, and your social media followers.

The work of more than half a dozen PCA&D students, though, recently was on display as part of an exhibit curated by Photography Department Chair Eric Weeks at the 2019 Pingyao International Photography Festival in Shanxi, China. It's the second time Weeks has curated student work at the weeklong event, which draws educators and artists from around the world.

This year, photos by Kay Baier '19, Justin Carney '20, Jose Collantes '19, Ashley Crist '20, Karim Gavins '20, and Kyra Shackelford, '20, along with former PCA&D student Hanna Schoener, were part of The Adventure of the Photographer: Photographs from Four Art & Design Colleges in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. Along with works from PCA&D students, Weeks, curated student work from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Philadelphia's University of the Arts, and Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

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Topics: photography, photography exhibit, photo student, student art, student news, art students, Pingyao

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Oct 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 

 

“Where are all my people?”

-- Every creative person, at some point

 

The creative life often starts as a constant inflow of ideas and feedback and collaboration, that jumble of inspiration and energy. But so much of a creative life in practice is solo -- working on the next piece, or struggling over the stubborn detail -- until you look around and wonder where that energy used to come from.

Maybe you were once inspired by critique sessions. Maybe it was the constant informal feedback provided by the structure of being in school. Maybe it simply was from the companionship and camaraderie of other artists, each on their own path but feeding into the creative flow.

If you’re missing that energy, PCA&D’s Continuing Education Department has a spark of a solution.

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Topics: Continuing Education, alumni, community, art students, art support

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Oct 1, 2019 1:04:13 PM

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Topics: Transfer students, art students, national portfolio day, admissions

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Sep 10, 2019 4:29:48 PM

Three amazing pre-college classes open this fall for high school students looking to level-up their skills and portfolio. Almost all of PCAD's pre-college classes award college credit upon successful completion, giving students college classroom experience and a leg up in degree completion, while being taught by professional artists and designers.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, pre-college, art classes, student work, bfa, art technique, community, art students, Bachelor of fine art, high school art class

Posted by Kristi Barto on Sep 3, 2019 9:00:54 AM

Interested in screen printing, explorations in typography, and room to share your passions? Join us in the print studio for our Printmaking: Social Justice Poster Design course this fall on Monday nights starting October 14. We're excited to introduce you to instructor Jared Shuey. Jared is a graphic designer and graduate of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Originally from Northampton, Pennsylvania, Jared relocated to Lancaster City after transferring to PCA&D from Northampton Area Community College. We had a chat with Jared about his class and his life and work design.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, alumni, design, art for social good, printmaking, art technique, digital design, art students

Posted by Kristi Barto on Jun 18, 2019 1:32:56 PM

Looking to expand your design knowledge with Adobe Illustrator or add to your professional credentials in graphic design? We've got you covered. This summer, faculty member Matt Hannigan is teaching our Adobe Illustrator course on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Not only is this course a must for those wanting to learn more about the possibilities within Illustrator, but it is also a core course in several of our professional certificate programs.

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Topics: Announcement, Continuing Education, Art Education, graphic design, Lancaster, Illustration, art classes, enrichment, professional development, summer, faculty art, Ilustration, certificates, digital design, art students, summer art class

Posted by Justin Phillips on Jun 11, 2019 6:39:00 AM

I'm Justin Phillips and I am a professor at PCA&D in the BFA degree program, specifically teaching in the College’s Foundation Department, and I am an instructor in the College’s Continuing Education program. I’m also a PCA&D alumnus, having graduated from the BFA program in fine art. I also received my MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Art Student, Art Careers, pre-college, fine art, student art, summer, art students, Foundation, Bachelor of fine art, summer art class, high school art class

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