Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces its Spring slate of Continuing Education courses, a full list of programming that runs the gamut of credit and non-credit classes with one thing in common:
You can take them all online.
Due to ongoing statewide coronavirus restrictions, in-person instruction is not currently permitted. But Continuing Education instructors have revamped their lessons to make online learning not only possible, but effective -- and fun!
Industries representing careers that lead from every PCA&D major will be present April 14 when the College hosts its first Career Day.
In addition, artists and creatives from a wide variety of fields -- from VFX artists and game developers to comic book writers, illustrators, graphic designers, curators, gallery directors, filmmakers, public programming, graduate studies, and more -- have signed on to share their career experiences.
When Nicole Belcher Denzler combined one passion -- photography -- with another -- fashion -- it was a dynamic mix.
The result turned into a four-page spread in Issue 38 of Art of Portrait, a print and online publication dedicated to photographic portraiture.
photography and videography,
Class of 2021
Animation & Game Art Chair Jon di Venti
With some recent changes, one of PCA&D's departments has aligned itself more closely with skills in great demand in its creative field.
And the changes go much deeper than just the name, shifting from Digital Media to Animation & Game Art.
Asked to name three aspects of the department that have changed this academic year, Chair Jon di Venti's response is: "How about 8?!
animation & game art,
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces a new portfolio-based scholarship initiative for students applying for Fall 2020 admission.
A total of $25,000 in scholarship money will be awarded by the College's Portfolio Merit Scholarships, and submissions will be juried by a panel of PCA&D faculty and admissions staff.
You can find a full list of information and directions here.
Bachelor of fine art,
Class of 2024
Photo courtesy Noel Fry
As Noël Fry '20 gears up for her final weeks as a PCA&D student, she's gotten word that her artwork is garnering attention from a worldwide perspective:
Two single works of art, as well as a set of four prints, have been selected to appear in Create!, an independent magazine that features contemporary art from around the world.
The publication received a record number of entries for its annual women's issue call for art. Fry's work was selected by guest curator Liezel Strauss, founder of Art Girl Rising and last year named one of UN Women's top 100 female innovators worldwide.
Visitors to the Gallery at PCA&D take time with Ana Vizcarra Rankin's "Old Midsummer," part of her solo Butterfly Effect exhibition.
Being in the presence of art often inspires our own creativity -- however we choose to express it, whether through writing, or music, or dance, or visual art we feel compelled to create.
Two Continuing Education classes this spring take full advantage of PCA&D's current gallery exhibition, Butterfly Effect, to kindle participants' own creative flames.
the gallery at PCA&D,
ana Vizcarra Rankin
(all photos courtesy Sara Kay)
Fine art on a canvas is one skill. Illustration on skin?
They're more closely related than you might think, says tattoo artist Sara Kay, who notes that her transition from one to the other "was kismet."
More than a decade after Sara Karpinski graduated with her BFA in Illustration from PCA&D, she is known as Sara Kay to her huge following for her groundbreaking work creating art on the body. Through the end of May, she's a featured artist in Body of Work: Tattoo Culture, an exhibit at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.
Anthony Nardo and Dyneisha Gross
Anthony Nardo and Dyneisha Gross, both seniors in Graphic Design, have been named Students to Watch by Graphic Design USA . The magazine annually recognizes "top students ready to burst on the design scene."
Jason Herr, in his PCA&D studio surrounded by some of the work he's completed during his Fine Art Alumni Residency. (photos by Jennifer Kopf)
Five of artist Jason Herr's works still haven't returned from the gallery where they hung during Art Basel events in Miami, but it's hard to see where they'd fit in his studio on PCA&D's fourth floor.
Lit by late-afternoon winter sun slanting through a wall of windows, the corner studio already is full of paintings, their bold lines and vibrant colors popping from the white background of wall behind them.
Two pieces soon are heading to a show in Los Angeles. Others are headed to an exhibit at Little Berlin in Philadelphia, being curated by PCA&D Directions in Contemporary Art Adjunct Henry Gepfer. And all of the art covering the studio walls has been created during Herr's tenure in PCA&D's first-ever Fine Art Alumni Residency.
Bachelor of fine art,
artist in residence