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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 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 Kristi Barto on Jun 18, 2019 1:32:56 PM

Looking to expand your design knowledge with Adobe Illustrator or add to your professional credentials in graphic design? We've got you covered. This summer, faculty member Matt Hannigan is teaching our Adobe Illustrator course on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Not only is this course a must for those wanting to learn more about the possibilities within Illustrator, but it is also a core course in several of our professional certificate programs.

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Topics: Announcement, Continuing Education, Art Education, graphic design, Lancaster, Illustration, art classes, enrichment, professional development, summer, faculty art, Ilustration, certificates, digital design, art students, summer art class

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 19, 2019 11:43:42 AM

 

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Topics: photography, graphic design, art classes, fine art, Ilustration, digital media, community, digital design, art students, art institute transfers

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Apr 15, 2018 9:51:00 AM

Do you remember how much fun it was to go to summer camp as a kid? Relive the fun and make new memories this summer by taking a studio course. Below are 3 new courses that you're going to LOVE. Grab a friend or two, or come and make new friends. Register online or call us at 717-396-7833 ext 1019. Have a great day!

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Topics: Continuing Education, art classes, summer

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Apr 14, 2018 7:10:00 AM

We love hearing stories about kids who light up when they make art, and are thankful for parents like you that work hard to support and nurture their interests. This summer is a great time for you kids to discover new materials and techniques in art. Some of our most popular classes are Printmaking, Painting, and Cartooning. These tend to fill quickly, so be sure to register today.
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Topics: Continuing Education, Art for youth, art classes, summer

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 31, 2018 3:55:04 PM

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PCA&D’s junior-level graphic design Motion Graphic class, taught by instructor Chris Ruch, paid a visit on January 29th to TC Motion, a motion communications content provider serving advertising agencies, broadcasters, and corporate communicators located in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

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Topics: Art Student, Art Careers, graphic design, art classes

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 24, 2017 5:00:54 PM

Faculty and administrators from HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, including president John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D, came to Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D) Thursday to tour PCA&D, meet their counterparts here and sign a dual admissions transfer agreement, allowing HACC students who earn an Associate of Fine Arts in Photography to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at PCA&D, Lancaster, without loss of credit and without extending the length of time required to complete a bachelor’s degree.

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Topics: art classes, photo student

Posted by Nick Mohler on Mar 3, 2017 10:31:13 AM

Every year since 2010, Samantha Reynolds, an 8th grader at Martin Meylin Middle School in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District, has taken classes at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. Samantha’s younger sister Callie, a 4th grader at Hans Herr Elementary, also takes classes at PCA&D.

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Topics: PCAD, Art for youth, art classes

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