FALL 2017 Class Catalog

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ARTMAKING IS FOR EVERYONE 

CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 11
AND CONTINUE INTO NOVEMBER

No matter what your age or educational background, put your inspiration to work with the region’s leader in art and design education. Our classes encourage artists of all age groups and experience levels to explore, enjoy and enhance their artistic abilities. Learn from experts and experiment with a variety of drawing and painting mediums.

Youth courses inspire young artists and encourage self-expression through art, while adult courses are available for both enthusiastic beginners and artistic professionals.

Why wait to unleash your full creative potential? Enroll today.

    


Adult Professional Development, Evening

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Adobe Photoshop - DES 152, Monday, September 11 - November 13 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Adobe Photoshop
DES 152, Monday, September 11 - November 13
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475
Laurie Ulrich

Adobe Photoshop has long been the world-standard image-editing, photo-retouching and web graphics software program. This course presents a complete survey of the Photoshop interface – its features, capabilities, and uses.  Learn to create and manipulate bitmapped, grayscale, and color images through a series of hands-on exercises. You will also learn how to create sophisticated images for both print and the web. No prior experience necessary. NOTE: A basic familiarity with computers recommended. After enrolling, you may be able to use your PCA&D student ID and receive a discount on the Adobe Suite.

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Insights, Analytics and Strategies for Digital Marketing and SEO - SM 102, Monday, September 11 - November 13 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Insights, Analytics and Strategies for Digital Marketing and SEO
SM 102, Monday, September 11 - November 13
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 1 credit, $475
Ken Mueller

Is your digital presence really connecting with your target audience? Measuring the results of your social media efforts is key to the success of your comprehensive marketing plan. In this class, you will learn how to interpret your analytics to help you build and maintain a strong digital presence. You'll also learn how to create a social media policy for your company or organization and how to integrate online and offline marketing. Plus, understand the basics of search engine optimization as part of your content strategy. NOTE: This class counts towards the Social Media Marketing certificate.

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*new* Design Thinking Mind-mapping Methodology - DES 205, Tuesday, September 12 - November 14 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

*new* Design Thinking Mind-mapping Methodology
DES 205, Tuesday, September 12 - November 14
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475
Jeff Dull

We all have that “creative” friend! Have you ever wondered how or why some people seem to be more creative? In this course, we’ll talk about the different methods used to research, brainstorm and implement ideas that carry across multiple design disciplines. The background for design thinking is rooted in principles that when implemented into your daily life, you begin to see the world differently which allows you to solve problems from a more creative perspective. NOTE: This class counts towards both the Entrepreneur: Design & Digital Marketing certificate.


registration is closed for this class

 

Intro to Video Production & Short Film - DES 178, Tuesday, September 12 - November 14 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Intro to Video Production & Short Film
DES 178, Tuesday, September 12 - November 14
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475
Jason Pohlig

 

For the aspiring filmmaker, advertising creative, or anyone who wants to take their social media presence to the next level! Video is ubiquitous online today, but it takes specialized knowledge to do it right. This course will give you the information you need to make any video production stand out from the crowd. You'll gain an understanding of screenwriting, lighting, audio, and editing with Final Cut Pro X. Learn the techniques that professionals use to create high production values on a limited budget, and take full advantage of this high-impact medium. NOTE: To take this course, you must have basic to intermediate computer skills and a digital video camera or DSLR with video capabilities.


registration is closed for this class

UX/UI & Responsive Website Design - DES 165, Wednesday, September 13 - November 15 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
UX/UI & Responsive Website Design
DES 165, Wednesday, September 13 - November 15
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475
Stephen Weber

 

The student will learn the foundations of interaction design and how to craft engaging user experiences from the start of the design process. The scope of the course will cover everything from what makes a good user experience, to setting goals for small and large-scale projects, to designing multiple prototypes and site maps and/or wireframes. Emphasis will be placed on high-level, conceptual project planning and the framework that goes into projects of varying sizes, and how to leverage feedback to rapidly iterate on the design to deliver the most effective design. This class counts towards the Digital Design: Web certificate.


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Introduction to Digital Photography - PHO 193, Wednesday, September 13 - November 15 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Introduction to Digital Photography
PHO 193, Wednesday, September 13 - November 15
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475
Ken Altobello

 

This course is an introduction to the world of digital photography and the unique opportunities and challenges it presents. Confused about all of the settings on your camera? You will become proficient in the use of a digital camera, understanding how to control exposure through aperture and shutter settings. Learn basic photographic composition, basic editing with Adobe Photoshop, ISO, along with image sizing, what it means, and how it impacts the final result. Students must bring a 35mm digital camera that allows control and manipulation of exposure, instruction manual, and USB cord. Digital cameras that meet the requirement: Canon: Any EOS and Rebel digital camera; Fuji: Any Fine Pix “S” series; Kodak: Any “P” series; Nikon: Any “D” series; Olympus: Any “E” series; Panasonic: MMc‐L1K SLR; Pentax: Any K series; Sigma: SD‐14; Sony: Any DSLR‐A100 camera. Others may be applicable.


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Wordpress for Website Design - DES 162, Thursday, September 21 - November 16 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Wordpress for Website Design
DES 162, Thursday, September 21 - November 16
6 p.m. - 9:20 p.m., 1 credit, $475
Jonathan Ober

Learn to create your own website or blog using the WordPress platform. WordPress is one of the most popular and easy to use programs for blogging and website creation. You’ll learn the difference between wordpress.com and .org and how to decide which is best for you. This course will teach you how to setup your account, write posts, and navigate through the WordPress dashboard. It will cover custom themes, blog design, managing posts, adding new pages and links, installing plug-ins, search engine optimization tips, and adding analytics. See first-hand why WordPress is a valuable tool for individuals and business owners to use to create or maintain their own blog and website. You’ll be able to leave the course with a new website up and running. NOTE: Previous HTML experience recommended but not required. You do not need to have an existing website to take this course. A personal computer is not necessary. This class counts towards the Digital Design: Web or Social Media Marketing certificate.

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Event & Portrait Photography - PHO 195, Thursday, September 14 - November 16 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Event & Portrait Photography
PHO 195, Thursday, September 14 - November 16
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475
Ole Hongvanthong

Learn the skills you will need to successfully obtain employment as an event and portrait photographer. Professional techniques associated with venue photography, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, music concerts, sporting events, and graduations will be taught. The course also includes valuable information on the business and planning of event photography. Recommended: Completion of PHO 193, Introduction to Digital Photography or equivalent experience. Note: To take this class, you must have a digital 35mm SLR camera.

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Marketing Workshops, daytime

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*new* Better Letters: Typeface Design - WS 99, Thursday, September 21 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Better Letter: Typeface Design
WS 99, Thursday, September 21
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $60
James Todd

A hands-on introduction to lettering techniques and styles. Students will learn the basics of hand lettering and layout. This class will focus on both analog and digital lettering. No prior experience in graphic design is required but it is helpful.

 this class is no longer accepting registrations

 

*new* Paid Social Media Marketing: Boost Posts & Beyond - WS 100, Thursday, September 28 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Paid Social Media Marketing: Boost Posts & Beyond
WS 100, Thursday, September 28
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $60
Kris Bradley

Social Media Advertising is becoming an increasingly important piece of businesses overall marketing strategy. In this class, you'll get a 30,000-foot view of the basics of social media advertising and learn more about social media advertising tactics. We'll focus on why you should use social ads to promote your business and how you can setup social media ads for success.  We'll also create a Facebook and Instagram campaign so that you can get hands on experience with what that process looks like. After attending this class, you'll have a better grasp on the basics of social media advertising and you'll better understand how to focus, research, and measure your social media ad campaigns. 


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*new* Basics of Copyright Law for Visual Artists WS 102, Thursday, October 12 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Basics of Copyright Law for Visual Artists
WS 102, Thursday, October 12
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $60
Peter Kraybill

 

Artists should have a basic understanding of copyright laws, defenses to infringement allegations, and how to apply those laws when creating art. This class will cover those basics, and walk through a hypothetical of what typically happens when a visual artist has received a cease-and-desist letter containing allegations of copyright infringement. Gain guidance to protect against such accusations when creating art, or mitigate harm after an allegedly infringing artwork is already created. Learn when to contact an attorney, and what information an attorney will consider significant in determining an artist's defense -- or ability to avoid a lawsuit entirely.


 this class is no longer accepting registrations

*new* Savvy Social Media for Artists (by Artists) - WS 103, Monday, October 23 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Savvy Social Media for Artists (by Artists)
WS 103, Monday, October 23
6 p.m. - 8 p.m., $40
Evan Kitson

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DAYTIME, EVENING & SATURDAY CLASSES FOR ADULTS (SOME 14 & UP)

Mushroom & Woodland Botanical Specimens - CE 233, Monday, September 11 - October 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Mushroom & Woodland Botanical Specimens
CE 233, Monday, September 11 - October 9
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., $195
Margaret Saylor

Botanical art draws together art and science in this time-honored genre. Contemporary botanical artists work in a variety of media, including graphite and watercolor. Perfect for the casual artist or the accomplished illustrator, join us to learn to depict our natural world accurately and artistically. All experience levels welcome. Explore graphite rendering of leaves and botanical specimens with an emphasis on drawing skills, then move on to watercolor or colored pencil as the weeks progress. Each class will consist of a brief discussion on the topic at hand followed by guided instruction during studio time. Instructor demonstrations along the way. Botanical specimens will be provided.


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(re) Developing your Drawing Style - CE 14, Monday, September 11 - October 16 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

(re) Developing your Drawing Style
CE 14, Monday, September 11 - October 16
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $215
Matt Chapman

Art has a voice all its own - what is yours saying? This class focuses on creating a personal style. Demonstrations will emphasize experimentation with a variety of tools and techniques. The majority of studio time will be devoted to drawing or painting assignments followed by open discussions about your art-making experiences. This class will have you actively questioning your work with the goal of finding your unique voice as an artist.


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*new* Screenprinting with Hand, Digital & Photographic Processes - CE 228, Tuesday, September 12 - October 17 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Screenprinting with Hand, Digital & Photographic Processes
CE 228, Tuesday, September 12 - October 17
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $215
Becky Blosser

This course is an introduction to Screen Printing.  Hand-based and photographic stencil making techniques in combination with drawn and digitally produced imagery will be used to create multi layer prints that explore color, composition, drawing and design.  Students will create reproducible imagery experimenting with a variety of printing surfaces. Throughout this course students will gain a strong understanding of the proper handling of tools and equipment in the print shop.


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*new* Calligraphy: Gothic Blackletter & Scripts - CE 236, Tuesday, September 12 - October 31 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

 Calligraphy: Gothic Blackletter & Scripts
CE 236, Tuesday, September 12 - October 31
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245
Joanne Stephan

Blackletter, also known as Gothic script or “Old English” was widely used from approximately 1150 to the 17th century. Fraktur was derived from these letters. You will learn how to construct the minuscules and how to space them on a page of lettering. The capitals and some decorative elements will be introduced. You will learn the technique of writing with the pointed pen. It differs from broad pen calligraphy both in the tool and manner of making the strokes. This cursive script if beautiful with thicks and thins produced by the hand and tool. It is often used for formal applications. Many flourishes can be added to the basic strokes.

this class is no longer accepting registrations

 

 

Pastels in Plein Air - CE 226, Wednesday, September 13 - October 18 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Pastels in Plein Air
CE 226, Wednesday, September 13 - October 18
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., $215
Dot Stepanaski

The goal of plein air is to experience a place and time using all your senses and translate those impressions into your painting. Class will meet for five weeks to paint the landscape in various Lancaster County parks.  In the event of bad weather, class will meet at PCAD. Emphasis will be placed on simplifying the landscape, working with composition, value, and color.  Students will learn to work quickly and decisively.  Most importantly, students will learn about the quality of existing light versus that of a photograph.  

registration is closed for this class

Intro to Acrylic Painting - CE 204, Wednesday, September 13 - October 18 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Intro to Acrylic Painting
CE 204, Wednesday, September 13 - October 18
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $215
Justin Phillips

Acrylic paint is an ideal medium for beginners because the paint is water soluble, cleans up easily, and dries quickly. This makes acrylics versatile and easy to use. Learn how to use acrylics while painting from observation: both still life and room interiors. Explore various materials, blending, washes, glazes, other techniques, and color theory in a six-week painting course ideal for beginners or as a refresher course.

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*new* Paper Arts: Handmade paper, Paper Cuts & Bookmaking - CE 229, Wednesday, September 13 - November 1 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Paper Arts: Handmade paper, Paper Cuts & Bookmaking
CE 229, Wednesday, September 13 - November 1
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245
Alexandria Nabinger

In the first class, learn the basics of making paper from recycled materials and plant fibers while exploring Suminagashi paper marbling techniques.  The paper produced will be incorporated into books that you will learn to bind by hand.  We will explore the art of Paper-cutting, and transform the finished piece into a "carousel" artist book.  Other handmade book methods will also be explored in depth, such as; the "accordion," "window," "flag," and case binding.  The books can be used as a creative way to display artwork, poetry, narratives, or photographs. 

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Classic Portrait Oil Painting - CE 149, Thursday, September 14 - November 2 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Classic Portrait Oil Painting
CE 149, Thursday, September 14 - November 2
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245
Eric Fowler

The likeness captured in the most successful drawn portrait is the most desired skill in art.  Learn the core skills and concepts - an understanding of the structure of the human head and face and the graphic techniques and studio skills appropriate to the task - that make accurate portrayal possible.  Using live models and photo reference, you will begin with monochromatic classroom drawing projects, and progress to making smart choices, with oils and/or acrylics, towards successful portraits.

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Graphic Novels: Illustration & Sequential Narrative - CE 230, Thursday, September 14 - November 2 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Graphic Novels: Illustration & Sequential Narrative
CE 230, Thursday, September 14 - November 2
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245
Steve Becker

Graphic novels, like comic books, provide an outlet for combining creative writing with stylized illustration. This class will include an overview of different forms of sequential storytelling from comic strips to American comic books through to European style graphic novels and Japanese Manga. Learn the fundamentals of story development, plot structure, character design, page layout, penciling, inking, lettering, coloring/ grayscaling, packaging, and production. Traditional and digital techniques will be explored to provide a range of skills and potential avenues for personal expression. 

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*new* DIY Costumes: Design & Sewing - CE 99, Saturday, September 16 - October 21 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
DIY Costumes: Design & Sewing (14 & up)
CE 99, Saturday, September 16 - October 21
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., $195
Sally Congdon-Martin

Learn a variety of techniques including sewing, embroidery and crafting to create simple costumes with charm. The class will discuss ways to turn inspiration into designs, and designs into costumes.  Through a series of basic projects, students will learn sewing & embellishing methods for tunics, hats, masks & accessories in materials such as felt, fleece & canvas. The course will also discuss sizing of costumes from children to adult.

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Portfolio Preparation Workshop - WS 7, Saturday, November 18 [fa icon="chevron-down"]
Portfolio Preparation Workshop
WS 7, Saturday, November 18
2 p.m. - 5 p.m., $55

Matt Chapman

Need to put together a portfolio, but not sure how? This workshop teaches you how to assemble a portfolio for admission to an art college. Learn how to visually and verbally present your work and select pieces for your portfolio. A variety of portfolio styles are shown and discussed. This is an excellent workshop if you are considering a college education in the visual arts.


this class is no longer accepting registrations. next session will be in March

 

Youth / Kids / Elementary & Middle School

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Youth Studio I Grades 1.2.3 - YS 11, Saturday, September 16 - November 4 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3
YS11, Saturday, September 16 - November 4
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $175
Lisa Wilson

Youth_Studio_Art_with_Lisa_Wilson-886952-edited.jpgA class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. K12 Certified Art instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this once per week class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, and assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

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Youth Studio II Grades 4.5 - YS 12, Saturday, September 16 - November 4 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5
YS12, Saturday, Saturday, September 16 - November 4
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $175
Susan Wheelersburg

Youth_Studio_Art_with_Lyndsay_Hoke-115823-edited.jpgA class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. K12 Certified Art instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this once per week class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, and assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

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Young Artist Academy Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 13, Saturday, September 16 - November 4 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Young Artists Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS13, Saturday, September 16 - November 4
10a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Carol Aument

141_102415_PCAD-464960-edited.jpgYour child has a creative spark; let’s nurture their curiosity and artistic ability in a supportive weekly class that encourages exploration. Using the principles of design and art history as a foundation, your pre-teen / teen will learn the significance of thinking like an artist as they learn a mix of different art-making techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpting, and more. Lessons will help inform and enhance their personal development as a young artist. This program is open to all skill levels, and provides an atmosphere for self-discovery, camaraderie, and small group learning. At the end of the session, each student will have a mini-exhibition during the larger Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies included in the cost of the class.

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Homeschool Art Studio - YS 40 - Tuesdays, September 12 - October 31 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Homeschool Art Studio Ages 6-13

YS 40, Tuesday, September 12 - October 31, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$95
Amber Kane

Let your child explore their inner artist, build a solid art foundation, and leave the mess with us.

Through this 8-week class, students will gain experience in art-making techniques while developing their creative thought process. Students will be guided through discovery learning anchored in art history, and methods of creating. Because the class size is limited, each child will be met at their skill level with individually tailored lessons. 

Keep learning after class. Parents will receive some helpful prompts for art history lessons such as web links to videos, book references, short bios of famous artists, etc. All materials and supplies are provided for this class. Open to ages 6-13. 

The college is conveniently located in downtown Lancaster within a short walk from many coffee shops, bakeries, Central Market (open on Tuesday), public library, galleries, and more for parents and younger siblings to explore.

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Elevate your potential.  Jumpstart your new year.

Ignite your passion for making art and jumpstart new professional skills this winter. Join PCA&D, the region’s leader in art and design education, and unleash your personal potential. Elevate your thinking, making, and design skills to new levels in classes for children, teens, and adults. New daytime classes on weekdays for adults, Saturday classes for kids and teens, and our weeknight classes are convenient for working professionals.

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