SUMMER 2017 Class Catalog

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All ages and skill levels welcome.   

CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF JULY 10, 2017,
AND CONTINUE INTO AUGUST

No matter what your age or educational background, put your inspiration to work with the region’s leader in art and design education. 

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Youth / Kids / Elementary & Middle School

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WEEK ONE - July 10-14

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3 - YS 11-01 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3
YS11-01, Mon-Fri, July 10-14
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
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 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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additional sections available week of July 17 and 24

Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5 - YS12-01 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5
YS12-01, Mon-Fri, July 10-14
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Hoke

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 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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additional sections available week of July 17 and 24

Young Artists Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS13-01 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Young Artists Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS13-01, Mon-Fri, July 10-14
9 a.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 daily 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.  All materials and supplies included in the cost of the class.

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additional section available week of July 31

 

 

  

Pop Art: Inspired by Popular Culture for Grades 1.2.3.4.5 - YS 48 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Pop Art: Inspired by Popular Culture for Grades 1.2.3.4.5
YS 48, Mon-Fri, July 10-14
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Hoke

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Adobe Photoshop: Self Portrait Collage for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 43 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Adobe Photoshop: Self Portrait Collage for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS 43, Mon-Fri, July 10-14
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Laurie Fuller

039_102214_PCAD.jpgAdobe Photoshop is so popular that the word "Photoshopped" has become a common way to describe the process of editing any photo! It makes sense, therefore, for anyone who likes to take pictures and use them in creative ways to master this gold-standard application for fixing photographic flaws in color, light, and content, to combine multiple photos into a single image, and to create fun and interesting special effects. This introductory class doesn't require any prior experience with Photoshop, but students should know how to ‘Google,’ how to save files to a thumb or flash drive, and how to use email.

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WEEK TWO - July 17-21

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3 - YS11-02 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3
YS11-02, Mon-Fri, July 17-21
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
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 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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additional sections available week of July 24

Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5 - YS12-02 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5
YS12-02, Mon-Fri, July 17-21
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Hoke

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 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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additional sections available week of July 24

 

Drawing for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 7 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Drawing for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS 7, Mon-Fri, July 17-21
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., $200
Tamera Teets

118_022716_Tennison.jpgWhat do animators, game designers, architects, fashion designers, cartoonists, and fine artists have in common? They know how to draw. Using pencils and charcoal, learn the basic skills of perspective, shading, and composition. All skill levels welcome.

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*new* Sculpture Lab for Grades 1.2.3.4.5 - YS 49 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Sculpture Lab for Grades 1.2.3.4.5
YS 49, Mon-Fri, July 17-21
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Hoke

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Cartooning Basics for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 8 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Cartooning Basics for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS 8, Mon-Fri, July 17-21
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Rebecca Chester

Cartooning-904916-edited.jpgPut your love of drawing, storytelling, and silliness to work as you explore the world of cartooning! Young artists will learn to draw like a cartoonist as they create their own characters, learn about sequential art, and have an opportunity to create their own single panel or multi-panel comic strip. Students will also explore traditional cartooning media for drawing and inking their work.

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WEEK THREE - July 24-28

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3 - YS11-03 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3
YS11-03, Mon-Fri, July 24-28
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
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 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 Art II for Grades 4.5 - YS12-03 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5
YS12-03, Mon-Fri, July 24-28
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Lyndsay Hoke

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 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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Painting & Printmaking Studio for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 50 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Painting & Printmaking for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS 50, Mon-Fri, July 24-28
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., $200
Tamera Teets

026_022716_Tennison-387756-edited.jpgIn this introductory course, students will have a chance to explore two-dimensional art through painting and printmaking. Students will learn the fundamentals of both mediums such as color mixing, contrast, composition and dimension.

Multiple projects will explore a variety of subjects such as nature, architecture, portraits, abstract, and landscape. Students will also explore various processes for creating original prints including relief printing (collagraphs and foam prints), monoprinting, and screen printing. Create unique works of art both in vibrant color and classic monochromatic palettes.

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Cartooning Basics for Grades 1.2.3.4.5 - YS 46 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Cartooning Basics for Grades 1.2.3.4.5
YS 46, Mon-Fri, July 24-28
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Rebecca Chester

Cartooning-904916-edited.jpgPut your love of drawing, storytelling, and silliness to work as you explore the world of cartooning! Young artists will learn to draw like a cartoonist as they create their own characters, learn about sequential art, and have an opportunity to create their own single panel or multi-panel comic strip. Students will also explore traditional cartooning media for drawing and inking their work.

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Sculpture Lab for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 51 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Sculpture Lab for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS 51, Mon-Fri, July 24-28
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Stephanie Deininger

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WEEK FOUR - July 31 - August 4

Young Artists Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS13-02 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Young Artists Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS13-02, Mon-Fri, July 31 - August 4
9 a.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 daily 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.  All materials and supplies included in the cost of the class.

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Collage & Mixed Media for Grades 6.7.8.9 (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Collage & Mixed Media for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS 45, Mon-Fri, July 31 - August 4
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Stephanie Deininger

collage-184884-edited.jpgCollage is a highly versatile and accessible art technique that results in the playful combination of different and sometimes unlikely materials. It is a medium that allows for the fostering of unique expression through the use of materials in a new and unexpected way. In this course, learn through experimentation with color, form, composition, and design, producing artwork that is both representational and abstract. Explore how to use traditional media, such as paint, graphite, charcoal, and ink; in combination with found imagery, text, texture, and natural/found objects. Class will find inspiration through discussions of art history, and visual presentations of various artists who have worked with collage and mixed media.

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WEEK FIVE - August 7-11

Cartooning 2 for Grades 6-9 - YS 28 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Cartooning 2 for Grades 6-9
YS 28, Mon-Fri, August 7-11
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200
Rebecca Chester

Cartooning_Class_in_Lancaster-219632-edited.jpgContinue exploring the tools, skills, and methods employed by professional cartoonists. Students will delve deeper into character and story development while experimenting with more advanced drawing and illustration techniques. Expand the comic you began in Cartooning Basics, or bring a whole new idea to life! Note: Cartooning Basics a required prerequisite - available this semester on July 17-21.

 

Digital Photography for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 47 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

 Digital Photography for Grades 6.7.8.9
YS 47, Mon-Fri, August 7-11
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200
Amber Kane

Photography_classes_in_Lancaster-374254-edited.jpgLove photography, but feel like your photos could be better? You will gain an understanding of how to control your digital SLR Camera , create eye-catching compositions, and hone your voice and vision as an artist. If you have an interest in photography as a career or hobby, this class is for you. Small class sizes allow the instructor to tailor the class to meet your needs, no experiences required.

 

 

Pre-College Summer Program (grades 9-12)

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SESSION ONE - July 10-21

Intro to 3D Computer Animation - HS 67 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

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 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.

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Figure Sculpting - HS 29 - (afternoon) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

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) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

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, 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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SESSION TWO - July 24-August 4

Fundamentals of Design - HS 61 - (morning) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

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) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Storyboarding: Visual Storytelling
HS 79, Mon-Fri, July 25 - 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 on 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) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Figure Drawing for Character Development
HS 68, Mon-Fri, July 24 - August 4
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 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 lean 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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Professional Development

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Design Principles & Typography - DES 150, Mon/Wed, July 10 - August 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Design Principles & Typography
DES 150, Mon/Wed, July 10 - August 9
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $430
Megan Zettlemoyer

Learn the basics of using typography and its importance as a design element in publication (newsletters, magazines, brochures, catalogs) and website design. This course will teach you the fundamental skills necessary for much of your future work and education in print and web design. Special attention is given to developing the problem solving skills critical to functioning in the design industry. NOTE: This course is a non-computer course. This class counts towards both the Digital Design: Web & Digital Design: Print certificates.

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HTML & Website Design - DES 155, Mon/Wed, July 10 - August 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

HTML & Website Design
DES 155, Mon/Wed, July 10 - August 9
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460
Ron Flory

This course teaches basic HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) which is used to generate home pages and websites. The emphasis of this course is on basic HTML codes, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and skills needed to plan a web page. Students learn file management, formatting for web pages, basic structural elements, text editing, image use, optimal file formats, and the use of color on the web. Prerequisite: DES 152, Adobe Photoshop or equivalent experience.  This class counts towards the Digital Design: Web certificate.


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Intro to Social Media Marketing - SM 101, Mon/Wed, July 10 - August 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Intro to Social Media Marketing
SM 101, Mon/Wed, July 10 - August 9
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $430

Ken Mueller

Bring your business into the 21st century. Learn how social media is changing how businesses market and advertise. Develop a successful social media plan by thoroughly knowing answers to these questions: Why do we communicate? What do you want to say? What are the best tools (channels) for communicating? Who is your target audience? What media do your audiences use? This course will cover a wide range of relevant social media platforms used to promote your products and services, with an emphasis on Facebook and Twitter as well as coverage of Pinterest, Instagram and others. You will learn how blogging connects you to a larger audience and improves your search engine rankings. Design a successful social media plan by developing a strategy, identifying your goals and objectives, and creating a timeline for the fulfillment of your strategy. NOTE: A basic familiarity with social media is recommended. Current accounts with each social network is not required.This class counts towards  the Social Media Marketing certificate.

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Lighting for Photographers - PHO 199 - Tues/Thurs, July 11 - August 10 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Lighting for Photographers
PHO 199, Tues/Thurs, July 11 - August 10
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460
Ole Hongvanthong

Confused by off-camera lighting? This course is an introduction to learning about the techniques and tools used in photography lighting. You will learn about the characteristics of light, light sources, modifiers, balancing flash with ambient light, and additional camera techniques specific to lighting. At the end of this course, you will have the basic knowledge and hands-on experience to feel confident when lighting a subject with off-camera light. Recommended: Completion of PHO 193, Introduction to Digital Photography or equivalent experience. Note: To take this course, you must have basic to intermediate computer skills and a digital 35 mm SLR camera. This class counts towards the Digital Photography certificate.

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Adobe Illustrator - DES 151, Tues/Thurs, July 11 - August 10 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Adobe Illustrator
DES 151, Tues/Thurs, July 11 - August 10
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460
Laurie Ulrich

Create illustrations, technical drawings, logos, informational graphics, and other visuals using the cutting-edge drawing tools of Adobe Illustrator. An industry-standard vector graphics program, Adobe Illustrator is used primarily for creating print, multimedia, and online graphics. In this course, you will learn to effectively use the Adobe Illustrator software program while completing illustration and design projects on the computer. No prior experience necessary. NOTE: After enrolling, you may be able to use your PCA&D student ID and receive a discount on the Adobe Suite. This class counts towards the Digital Design: Print certificate.

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How to Write Content that Sizzles - WS 89, Tues, July 11 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

How to Write Content that Sizzles
WS 89, Tuesday, July 11
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $75
Donna Talarico

This workshop is all about finessing your wordsmith skills, no matter what the medium or your skill level. In this practical, interactive workshop, we’ll cover, among other things: 1) Why brevity rules – how you can turn that stuffy paragraph into a compelling sentence. 2) How repurposing works – repurposing content is key to efficient web/marketing operations, especially when you’re short staffed. You’ll leave this workshop with tips on how to effectively tweak existing content to fit various mediums. If you want, bring a piece of writing you want to make better, or an outline for a current project. 3) How to add sizzle to your sentences – you know when a headline is catchy or a story is compelling—we’ll look at the actual language and explore why that writing sounds so good. Explore some tried and true literary elements and journalistic techniques that make content pop—repetition, alliteration, those sorts of things.


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*new* 3-D Printing - WS 96 - Tues, July 18 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

3-D Printing
WS 96, Tuesday, July 18
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., $135
Michael Dennis

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Importance of Audience Engagement - WS 97, Tuesday, July 25 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Importance of Audience Engagement
WS 97, Tuesday, July 25
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $75
Donna Talarico-Beerman

Don't Just Do It, Do it RIGHT and Do It with Personality. In a day where authors are expected to be entrepreneurs and marketers too, it is absolutely critical for us to understand how to leverage web and social media properly. A website and social accounts alone is not enough; we must engage, sincerely, enthusiastically and frequently, with our audience; we must have an up-to-date web presence; and we must be active in other online communities. In this session, learn why audience engagement matters and how to build an extension of yourself online using little- or no-cost tools.

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Do-It-Yourself Market Research - WS 98, Tuesday, August 1 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Do-It-Yourself Market Research
WS 98, Tuesday, August 1
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $75
Rhonda Kleiman

In an age of information overload it can be difficult keeping up with your industry, market and competition.  This seminar will cover different types of market research and the basics of competitive intelligence.  Learn about existing free and fee-based information resources that will help you identify your markets and competition. We will be exploring the "hidden web" throughout the course of the seminar. A basic competitive intelligence process you can institute in your business or organization will also be covered. 

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Adult Studio / Personal Enrichment

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*new* Food Photography - PHO 102, Monday, July 10 - August 7 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Food Photography
PHO 102, Monday, July 10 - August 7
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., $195
Brian Yarvin

If you know food and photography, it´s time to put the two together. In this five session workshop, you´ll be introduced to the skills needed to create professional-quality food images. We´ll spend our time learning the nuts and bolts. Still life setups with studio strobes, continuous lighting and window light will all be demonstrated. We'll also study current publications and discuss how the photos in them were executed. While this isn´t really an advanced workshop, you will need a bit of experience with f/stops, shutter speeds and manual focus. You should also have a macro lens, extension tubes, or closeup lenses. And you´ll get more out of the class with a tripod and flash sync adapter too.

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Landscape Painting (en plein aire) - CE 95, Monday, July 10 - August 7 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Landscape Painting (en plein aire)
CE 95, Monday, July 10 - August 7
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $195
Jason Ward

Take advantage of the long evening light of summer in this outdoor painting course. The tranquil setting of several area parks and inspiring settings will provide you with weekly inspiration. Learn strategies for both direct painting outdoors and working from references. Techniques that will be covered: color mixing, paint handling, and the various ways to begin a painting. A brief historical overview of landscape painting will also be presented. NOTE: Oil and Acrylic paint is recommended (watercolor is optional if you have prior experience with that medium).

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Abstract Thinking: Painting & Drawing - CE 10, Tuesday, July 11 - August 8 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Abstract Thinking: Painting & Drawing
CE 10, Tuesday, July 11 - August 8
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., $195
Matt Chapman

Abstract Thinking is something we all do, even if we aren't totally aware that we are. We each see the world differently, so how can we show this visually?

Through painting and drawing, This class will look at abstraction in its many forms while providing studio time for self exploration and discussion. Abstraction is a wonderful way to access the concepts and ideas we each have about the world and it’s many facets, and express them in a visual format.

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Drawing (Portrait & Figure) - CE 91, Tuesday, July 11 - August 8 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Drawing (Portrait & Figure)
CE 91, Tuesday, July 11 - August 8
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $195
Evan Kitson

Students will learn basic proportions for the human form, and study methods for judging proportional relationships related to the figure. Emphasis will be on understanding the structure of the body and head, through basic anatomy and historical systems of drawing. Techniques for using charcoal and conte will be emphasized, with students eventually working on toned paper with black and white media. NOTE: Nude models may be present during some sessions of this course.

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Pastels in Plein Air - CE 226, Wednesday, July 12 - August 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Pastels in Plein Air
CE 226, Wednesday, July 12 - August 9
9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $195
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.  

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Pet Portrait Painting - CE 211, Wednesday, July 12 - August 9 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Pet Portrait Painting
CE 211, Wednesday, July 12 - August 9
6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $195
Tamera Teets

Do you adore your pet? What better way to capture your love for them and their personality than with a portrait. This fun and whimsical class starts with a history of pet portraiture as a launching point for discussions on pose, texturing, proportion, color mixing, and more. Demonstrations in acrylics will include how to achieve different coat/skin textures such as scales, feathers, fur, hair, etc. Bring a photo of a cherished pet, and learn how to capture their personality, distinct expressions and characteristics. All skill levels welcome. Lessons will center on the use of acrylic painting, but other mediums are also appropriate.

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Exhibition Framing for Artists - CE 227, Thursday, July 13 - August 10 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Exhibition Framing for Artists
CE 227, Thursday, July 13 - August 10
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., $195
Michael Allen

The course provides instruction on building and finishing exhibition frames using stock lumber from your local home improvement center.   Using traditional hand tools, learn to measure, cut, build, and finish frame stock. Additional subjects include, creating strainers for works on panel, mounting works on paper, and mounting paintings into the completed frame. Students are encouraged to bring finished works to discuss specific framing options. No woodworking or framing experience is necessary.

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Expand your Creativity. Enrich your Life. 

Summer is the perfect time to unleash your creative potential. Join PCA&D, the region’s leader in art and design education, and elevate your conceptual thinking, making, and design skills to new levels during our summer schedule of classes for children, teens, and adults. Weekday daytime classes are perfect for school age students, and our weeknight classes are convenient for working professionals.  

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