SUMMER pre-college 2017

Reimagine your future. 

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 28 to receive 10% off your full order. 

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Classes available July 10-21

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

Intro to 3D Computer Animation
HS 67, Mon-Fri, July 10-21
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Natasha Warshawsky

COMPUTERthumb.jpgIntroduction to 3D design tools to produce short animations. Students will learn the basics of 3D modeling 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 Autodesk Maya software. No previous experience required.

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Figure Sculpting - HS 29 - (afternoon)

Figure Sculpting
HS 29, Mon-Fri, July 11-22
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Evan Kitson

In this introductory to sculpting the figure, students will delve into the basics of figure modeling using Plasteline (oil-based clay) or terra cotta clay. You will explore the techniques of figure modeling from live models; projects will focus on realism and may transition through stages of abstraction. Whether a beginner or intermediate student, you’ll be able to move your own work to the next level. This supportive environment is the space you need to explore the making of art. NOTE: Nude models will be present for this course.

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Graphic Design for Social Good - HS 78 - (evening)

Graphic Design for Social Good
HS 78, Mon-Fri, July 10-21
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Nancy Stamatopoulos

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, you will draw upon current topics as inspiration for their your 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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Classes available July 24-August 4

Fundamentals of Design - HS 61 - (morning)

Fundamentals of Design
HS 61, Mon-Fri, July 24 - August 4
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Megan Zettlemoyer

Discover the essence of design and typography through the creation of compelling real-world projects like typefaces, logos and posters. This course will introduce you to the fundamental skills that will unlock the possibilities of conceptual design from both traditional and contemporary points of view. Special attention is given to achieving highly creative solutions and being the most imaginative, compelling, and unique designer possible. NOTE: This is a non-computer course.

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Storyboarding: Visual Storytelling - HS 79 - (afternoon)

Storyboarding: Visual Storytelling
HS 79, Mon-Fri, July 24 - August 4
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Matt Chapman

Is telling stories your thing? Do you ever think of it playing out through pictures in you head? Storyborading gives the story a visual life and sees it played out over a number of illustrated panels. This can be great for any artist, but those particularly interested in visual storytelling, illustration, concept art, digital media, or animation.

The class will guide you through building a finished storyboard. Starting with concept building and the foundations of storyboard terminology and it’s visual vocabulary/symbolism. Moving  into panel creation and critical thinking. Resulting in the final construction, and reveal of your finished Storyboard!

Tell the story you have always wanted to, in a deeper and exciting new way.

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Figure Drawing for Character Development - HS 68 - (evening)

Figure Drawing for Character Development
HS 68, Mon-Fri, July 24 - August 4
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 1 credit, $355
Kurt Aspland

CRASH! POW! BANG! Learn the secrets to great character design with Kurt Aspland. If you like drawing your own comics or have some great ideas for video games, then designing rich characters is a great place to start. You will learn all the basics of drawing in this fun and exciting class; gesture, line, value, action, and much much more! Kurt spent over 30 years in southern California studying under some Hollywood greats and he brings a wealth of knowledge from a lifetime of experience and practice to each class. This class is for all ages and all levels, beginner to advance. Sign up today to let those great characters loose from your mind!!!!

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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 28 to receive 10% off your full order. 

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