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Posted by Natalie Lascek on Jan 15, 2020 9:30:44 AM

Caring for our creative minds is something that we don't always practice as much as we should. In this season of resolutions to eat better, drink less, and clear clutter, we should also be thinking about how we are stretching ourselves and our ways of thinking as well as creating time to engage in activities that make us happier - activities like making art

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Topics: Continuing Education, community, art support, Winter Classes, Creativity, Creative Care

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Jan 10, 2020 8:15:00 AM

So......what is Design Thinking? We could lay out all the academic definitions, but instead we sat down to chat with Salina Almanzar who will be teaching it in PCA&D's Continuing Education program this winter.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, professional development, certificates, Winter Classes, Design Thinking

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Jan 7, 2020 4:42:00 PM

UX and UI are two important concepts that are often used interchangeably, but actually mean very different things. We sat down to talk about our winter session UX/UI class with instructor Matt Hollenbach.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Winter Classes, UX/UI, Web Design

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Jan 6, 2020 8:15:13 AM

Do you love virtual reality and want to learn more about how to design your own VR experiences? This winter, PCA&D is offering a pre-college Introduction to Virtual Reality on Saturdays starting February 1. This course will introduce high school students to the basics of building interactive virtual reality worlds which can be shared on VR devices, on the web, or on any smartphone headset! And the person leading this course is our own Ellie Cochran. Ellie is a graduate of PCA&D and a graphic designer, and we're so excited to have her back on campus.

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Topics: Continuing Education, graphic design, pre-college, Lancaster, alumni, Virtual Reality, Winter Classes

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Sep 11, 2019 2:28:24 PM

Instructor Erin Dorney is a freelance writer and marketing consultant working with advertising agencies and small businesses, as well as individual clients, to help with marketing strategies and copywriting. She is also the co-founder of Fear No Lit, a literary organization that hosts writing workshops and events. Erin will be teaching Creative Literary Explorations for Artists & Writers, Writing About: Art & You, and Make & Take: Zines for us this fall. Erin comes to us from a rural town along Lake Ontario in upstate/western New York where there were lots of apple farms, tons of lake-effect snow, and cornfields aplenty. Now she is settled into Lancaster City and creating inventive and powerful experiences in writing and literature for PCAD and our greater community. Read on to find out more about Erin and her classes.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Art Education, LiberalArts, art classes, enrichment, art technique, community, main gallery, creative writing

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Sep 10, 2019 4:29:48 PM

Three amazing pre-college classes open this fall for high school students looking to level-up their skills and portfolio. Almost all of PCAD's pre-college classes award college credit upon successful completion, giving students college classroom experience and a leg up in degree completion, while being taught by professional artists and designers.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, pre-college, art classes, student work, bfa, art technique, community, art students, Bachelor of fine art, high school art class

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Sep 4, 2019 11:37:42 AM

Deciding to make the leap into entrepreneurship is a huge commitment, driven by a deep passion for the service or product you want to share with the world. At PCAD, we have a front-row seat to witness the evolution of our creative students, alumni, faculty, and community members. To support them, and our larger community, in developing the next steps for setting up a business, we offer our Business Practices for Creatives course. This course runs Mondays from 6-9 pm from Sept. 16-Nov. 18 and counts toward our professional certificate programs. 

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Art Careers, professional practice, design, professional development, digital marketing, digital media, certificates

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Aug 28, 2019 10:46:39 AM

 

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Art Careers, faculty, social media, professional practice, digital marketing, community, certificates

Posted by Natalie Lascek on May 24, 2019 9:23:29 AM

Linda King Brown is PCA&D's Chair of Liberal Arts. She attended Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York for her undergraduate education where she majored in English and minored in Art History, often researching and writing about the intersection of poetry and art. Her honors thesis focused on the work of poet John Ashbery and his connection to the Abstract Expressionist artists of the 1940s and 1950s, and another capstone project explored the poetry of William Carlos Williams and the work of the avant-garde artists of the early 20th century. During college, she lived in Florence, Italy for three months and gained an even deeper appreciation for art history. She then attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago for graduate school and earned a masters in journalism.

From there, she headed 30 miles out to sea and became a staff reporter for the Nantucket Island Inquirer & Mirror. Life eventually led her to PCA&D in the fall of 2005. Linda's love for the written word and for art history made her a good match for teaching writing, communications, and literature at an art & design college. 

Outside of teaching, Linda also writes poetry and has participated in readings at various local venues over the years. In 2010, she was appointed as PCA&D’s “poetry guru” and led the poetry selection committee for the Poetry Paths installation by Mary Szybist and PCA&D alums Root 222 in the College's portico.

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Posted by Natalie Lascek on Apr 3, 2019 2:47:32 PM

Eric Weeks is the Chair of our Photography Department. Eric first fell in love with photography at the age of sixteen. His high school photography teacher, Ken Ross, recognized his interest and helped obtain a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to attend art school in New York City. After receiving his BFA, he played bass in a rock band for a few years while exhibiting photography, and working as a commercial photographer and custom printer.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, Art Careers, photography, faculty, professional practice, photography exhibit, bfa, alumni art, photography student, art students, student trips, partnerships

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