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Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Nov 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM

When Jeff Tischer was about 3, his father handed him a simple 60-cent comic book. On the cover, superheroes (of course). Inside, a double-page pinup penciled and inked by the great comic book artist George Perez.

"DC Comics Presents #38," Tischer recites off the top of his head. "A Superman-Flash team-up."

It was fascination at first sight. "Yeah," Tischer says now, "(comics have) been a full-bore interest since then. Always."

An alumnus of PCA&D (2001, Illustration BFA), Tischer brings that literal lifetime of comics knowledge -- and resources from his thousands-strong personal comic book collection -- to a Winter/Spring semester Pre-College Continuing Education class. "Comics! A History of Comics in the U.S." explores how social issues and context have informed comics since their beginnings -- and the massive, truly multimedia pop culture sway they have held over the decades.

"The class is for (any high school student) who has even a cursory interest in comics," Tischer says. "It may endear the medium to them. And a huge (comics) lover will still learn more than they may realize."

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Topics: Continuing Education, alumni, art classes, art technique, art students, high school art class

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Oct 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 

 

“Where are all my people?”

-- Every creative person, at some point

 

The creative life often starts as a constant inflow of ideas and feedback and collaboration, that jumble of inspiration and energy. But so much of a creative life in practice is solo -- working on the next piece, or struggling over the stubborn detail -- until you look around and wonder where that energy used to come from.

Maybe you were once inspired by critique sessions. Maybe it was the constant informal feedback provided by the structure of being in school. Maybe it simply was from the companionship and camaraderie of other artists, each on their own path but feeding into the creative flow.

If you’re missing that energy, PCA&D’s Continuing Education Department has a spark of a solution.

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Topics: Continuing Education, alumni, community, art students, art support

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Sep 19, 2019 1:27:55 PM

 

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Topics: PCAD, Art Careers, graphic design, alumni, artist talk, atrium talk

Posted by Kristi Barto on Sep 3, 2019 9:00:54 AM

Interested in screen printing, explorations in typography, and room to share your passions? Join us in the print studio for our Printmaking: Social Justice Poster Design course this fall on Monday nights starting October 14. We're excited to introduce you to instructor Jared Shuey. Jared is a graphic designer and graduate of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Originally from Northampton, Pennsylvania, Jared relocated to Lancaster City after transferring to PCA&D from Northampton Area Community College. We had a chat with Jared about his class and his life and work design.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, alumni, design, art for social good, printmaking, art technique, digital design, art students

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Feb 8, 2019 5:08:56 PM

PCA&D Fine Art alumna Quinn McNichol ’12, will be participating in a pop-up exhibition in  the East Village of New York on  February 21 & 22, at The Living Gallery Outpost, 246 E 4th St, New York, NY.

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Topics: alumni, alumni art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 31, 2018 2:32:11 PM

Pictured: Emily Adelblute's “The Albatwitch of Chiques Rock," a short manlike creature, also known as the apple-snitch because of their fondness for apples. (16 x 20 in. Oil on canvas) 

Emily Adelblute, PCA&D alumni, Illustration ’13, and current Admissions Counselor at PCA&D, is rightfully proud of her first curatorial experience! Her show, Mythos: Family Folklore of Lancaster Artists, will be on display during the month of June at the Lancaster City Hall Gallery, 120 N Duke Street.

 

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Topics: alumni, alumni art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Apr 30, 2018 12:58:18 PM

Stop by the Senior Show and Celebration Friday May 4, 5-8 p.m., and help us welcome the Class of 2018 at Proud PCA&D Alumni.

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Topics: Senior Show & Celebration, alumni

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 16, 2017 9:47:42 AM

My name is Lisa DeAngelo, '13 Graphic Design PCA&D alumna, reaching out to my fellow alumni to spread the word about an event you may or may not be familiar with, The Extraordinary Give on Friday, November 17, 2017.

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Topics: Announcement, ExtraGive, alumni

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 6, 2017 3:24:45 PM

PCA&D Alumni are doing great things this fall!

Alumni! Tell us your story. Here at PCA&D we are interested in learning what our alumni are doing. Please let us know. 

Alumni News Fall 2017

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Topics: alumni

Posted by Kyra Shackelford on Apr 6, 2017 12:09:02 PM

Photography student Kyra Shackelford, class of 2020,  from Hartford County, MD, is interested in a career in music photography.  Eric Weeks, PCA&D’s chair of photography, suggested she talk to alumna Kate Frese, class of 2014, a Philadelphia based photographer who combines music and sports photography with fine art photography. 

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Topics: Art Student, Art Education, alumni

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