SUMMER pre-college 2016

Unleash your creativity. 

PCA&D’s pre-college program is designed to give you a taste of art college while helping you grow as an artist. All classes give you the opportunity to earn college credit upon successful completion. Spend your summer exploring, creating and making in the inspiring, tree-lined, urban setting of our campus in downtown Lancaster’s gallery row.

  • Meet other creative-minded students
  • Build work for your portfolio
  • Develop and sharpen your skills
  • Collaborate with expert faculty
  • Prepare for college by earning credit

Registration for our summer courses is now available! Enter the code TEACH10 when you register for any class by June 29 to receive 10% off your full order. 

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Classes available July 11-22

*FULL* Intro to 3D Computer Animation - HS 67 - (morning)

Intro to 3D Computer Animation
HS 67, Mon-Fri, July 11-22
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Natasha Warshawsky

COMPUTERthumb.jpgIntroduction to 3D design tools to produce short animations. Students will learn the basics of 3D modelling and fundamentals of animation to tell a story with simple objects. The course will cover classic animation techniques such as the bouncing ball exercise, as well as building a scene in 3D using the Autodesk Maya software. No previous experience required.

*FULL* (call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to wait list)

Narrative Figure Drawing - HS 66 - (afternoon)

Narrative Figure Drawing
HS 66, Mon-Fri, July 11-22
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Evan Kitson

DRAWthumb.jpgThe figure is the perfect vehicle for conveying a narrative. Students will learn how to use gesture, rhythm, measuring and structure to their advantage and will be encouraged to experiment with different mediums, as well as express personal style. Other components include regular critiques, lessons on anatomy and practicing the benefits of different drawing approaches. NOTE: Nude models will be present for this course.

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*new* Fashion Illustration & Design w/ CAD - HS 76 - (afternoon)

*new* Fashion Illustration & Design w/ CAD
HS 76, Mon-Fri, July 11-22
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 1 credit, $355
MeeAe Oh-Ranck

Study and develop the essential skills and techniques of drawing fashion figures and the research process that goes into fashion illustration. Drawing methods used in the industry will be demonstrated, starting with idea development and progressing to a completed concept and illustration board that includes actual fabrics. Various mediums will be demonstrated and you will be encouraged to develop your own personal style of illustration. Also, Fashion Illustration with CAD course focuses on the purpose of CAD technology in the fashion industry for design ideation, concept development, research, and presentation. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop will be used to visualize and explore design ideas, and gain technical skills. Personal study and investigation will be important in the success of this course.

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Classes available July 25-August 5

Intro to Graphic Design - HS 73 - (morning)

Intro to Graphic Design
HS 73, Mon-Fri, July 25 - August 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Adam Delmarcelle

Intro to Graphic design will expose students to the professional practice of Graphic design focusing on industry standard methods and mediums. We will discuss career paths related to the design industry through classroom discussion as well as case study review. Classroom study will include visual problem solving, creative thinking strategies, and individual and group design problem challenges. We will learn to discuss our work both individually and as a group through the critique process. Through this experience you will have a chance to work within the Adobe Creative Cloud, creating work on industry standard software.

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Portrait & Figure Photography - HS 77 - (afternoon)

Portrait & Figure Photography
HS 77, Mon-Fri, July 25 - August 5
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Osmyn Oree

PHOTOthumb.jpgWant to learn how to take great, compelling portraits? Creating a captivating portrait of someone can be difficult. You might know what you want your image to look like, but can’t figure out how to make it work. Students will learn to use composition, color, lighting, and a number of other techniques to create images that will catch the eye. In this course, students will also be tasked with handling different creative and conceptual ways to create portraits. Approaching someone to take his or her portrait is also something the course will touch on. If you like portraiture and people this is the course for you!

*this class is no longer accepting registration*

*new* Art for Social Good - HS 78 - (afternoon)

*new* Design for Social Good
HS 78, Mon-Fri, July 25 - August 5
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Bill Dussinger

The act of doing good by giving a voice to the voiceless can be a force to be reckoned with. On a worldwide scale– artists have and continue to produce iconic posters, advertising, websites, books, publications, clothing, accessories, and more that play an integral part in how the stories of our time unfold in the public forum and influence the good. In this course, students will draw upon current topics as inspiration for their own unique campaigns while discussing case studies of past movements, individual works, and other artists in this field. This class is mainly a graphic design course held in our computer lab. 

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Get a Taste of Art College While Growing as an Artist

Enrich your life creativity and develop practical skills with summer courses from PCA&D. Registration is now available! Enter the code TEACH10 when you register for any class by June 29 to receive 10% off your full order. 

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