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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 Oct 24, 2019 1:00:00 PM

When Kay Baier was applying to art school, she says, "I kind of knew what I was doing" when it came to preparing a portfolio -- "but not a whole lot."

And that's pretty typical. Knowing you have to create a portfolio of your work is one thing, but knowing what to include, how to shoot your work to its best advantage, how to make use of less-than-ideal equipment or space, and how to assemble that portfolio, aren't necessarily skills that are automatic or come naturally.

On Nov. 16, Baier will teach Portfolio Preparation: Documenting your Artwork Workshop, a 2.5-hour Continuing Education Pre-College class immediately following the College's Fall Open House. Baier will share advice and ideas, and it's a great opportunity for prospective PCA&D students to document some of their own work using College facilities. Though it's perfect timing to segue from one event to the other, participants can choose to attend either or both events

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Topics: Continuing Education, open house, enrichment, high school art class, portfolio

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Sep 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM

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Topics: Continuing Education, Art for youth, art technique, James Brook

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 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 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 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 Daina Savage on Jul 8, 2019 3:48:01 PM

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design welcomes Natalie Lascek as the Director of Continuing Education. For the past decade, Lascek has served as the Director of Admissions Marketing & Recruitment at PCA&D. Lascek joined PCA&D in 2000, where she worked in a multitude of positions as the College grew, including Marketing Assistant, Housing Coordinator, Admissions Counselor, Continuing Education Youth Coordinator, and Adjunct Instructor.

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, Art for youth, Art Education, Lancaster, announcment

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

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