The area’s youngest art students will exhibit their work at a special exhibit at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design on First Friday, August 7, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m., when students the Continuing Education classes held this summer at PCA&D will display their efforts for family and friends. Event details.
215 young artists exploring creativity
The summer session enrolled more than 300 students in enrichment and professional development classes this summer, but it was the 215 young students who took center stage.
According to Nick Mohler, PCA&D’s Continuing Education Director, “ Watching the kids find their voice and creativity has been the highlight of this very successful Continuing Education Season.”
This summer’s session, in addition to offering courses for adults, focused on programs for youth that worked with family schedules and on fun with art and creativity. Courses included Adventures in Color, Bead and Pottery Works, Exploring Textiles, Printmaking, Art in Nature, Cartooning and more.
25 of the students, from 23 Lancaster County schools, received scholarships to attend a class at PCA&D this summer, totaling $2588.75 in scholarships awarded with the advice of school art teachers. William “Hugh” Beachy (pictured) was one of the students suggested for the scholarship by Buchanan Elementary School art teacher Karen Labiak. His mother, Mirta Beachy said of her son’s experience, “I was very pleased that Hugh enjoyed this class so much. He's always been artistic & has been drawing since the age of 2. He enjoyed all of it and was very pleased to use acrylics, like his dad.”
BFA student art also in exhibit
In addition to the Continuing Education Art Show, the current exhibit in PCA&D’s main gallery “Selected Artworks from the BFA Program at PCA&D” will also be open. This exhibit features a selection of outstanding artwork created by our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design.
Registration for Fall Continuing Education Classes now open
PCA&D’s fall continuing education program will continue with similar program for youth, but will expand options for enrichment and creativity for adults with the inclusion of expanded Saturday workshops in areas such as Botanical Arts, Comics, Short Story Writing and Responsive Web Design. In addition, two new technology based high school courses, Digital Painting and Graphic Design, will be added. Registration is currently underway at pcad.edu/fall2015 for the fall session, which starts September 14.