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Posted by Nick Mohler on Jun 30, 2016 8:16:43 AM

Summer classes start in just 10 days.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education

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

Posted by Nick Mohler on Mar 23, 2016 3:48:48 PM

Watercolor Landscape class at PCA&D with Steve Wilson

 

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Topics: Continuing Education

Posted by Nick Mohler on Jan 8, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Ken Mueller, PCA&D Instructor

Investing in your workforce, keeping your staff’s skills, up to date is important in all job functions, but especially so for employees charged with the graphic design, photography, publications and communications needs of your organization.

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Topics: Continuing Education

Posted by Nick Mohler on Dec 11, 2015 3:36:05 PM

Are you responsible for maintaining the website for your company or for a group? Here’s some tips to make your task easier:

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Topics: Continuing Education, Art Careers

Posted by Nick Mohler on Dec 4, 2015 2:54:33 PM

You’ve got a digital camera and now want to know what separates a good photo from one that falls flat. How can you take a photo that does more than capture an image, but also tells a story in a compelling and creative way?

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Topics: Continuing Education

Posted by Nick Mohler on Nov 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Digital marketing has revolutionized the way business people do business. In the 21st century, mastery of social media and online marketing tools and strategies is essential to successful business operations. Reaching far beyond traditional marketing media, businesses today must open the lines of communication with customers and potential customers to develop valuable interactive online relationships using tools unheard of as recently as ten years ago.

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Topics: Continuing Education

Posted by Nick Mohler on Nov 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM


Email marketing offers some of the best return-on-investment for those marketing their businesses. Here are some tips from Laurel Woods, one of the instructors for PCA&D’s new Email Content Strategy & Design class  and the Manager of Copywriting and Content Strategy at Listrak.

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Topics: Continuing Education