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Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Oct 17, 2019 12:40:51 PM

 

 

Tucked on a side street in Lancaster City's east end, the make717 makerspace is an exciting hive of creativity and experimentation.

CAD and design equipment and software, multiple 3D printing systems, 3D carving, laser cutting, machine and woodworking tools, open-source art robots... a workshop wonderland.

And now it's open for PCA&D students, faculty, and staff for free.

Two "makerPasses" now can be checked out from PCA&D's library by students, alumni or faculty. Attend a required tour event and orientation, and you can become a social member, using your pass during primetime member hours for up to two weeks at a time.

"The 3D printers and laser cutter get the most attention because they tie right into curriculum in several departments and are hot topics even outside a school of art and design," says Jeremy Waak, Chair of Foundation. Waak, and Natalie Lascek of Continuing Education, have been instrumental in setting up the PCA&D/make717 partnership. "But make717 is so much more than that. They have a full metalworking workshop: Lathes, mills, saws. They have soft-goods machines as well: industrial sewing machines; a computer-controlled embroidering machine.

"These could be useful to any number of students," Waak says. "It's hard to tell who might grab on to something there and blow us away with what they make."

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Topics: faculty, partnerships, maker space, make717

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Oct 2, 2019 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Announcement, PCAD, faculty, staff, hires, promotions

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 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

Posted by Natalie Lascek on Mar 21, 2019 8:41:15 PM

 

Meet Christina Hess, Chair of our Illustration department. Christina joined PCA&D in 2006 and has been teaching while running her freelance practice for over 20 years! Her work can be found on book covers, children’s books, magazines, products, and advertisements. She also has a running personal project called “Animals From History” that has been featured on ABCnews.com, Jezebel.com, MentalFloss.com, Juxtapose Magazine, ModernMet.com, etc.

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, Art Careers, faculty, Illustration, children's books, bfa, visiting artists, art students

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 9, 2017 10:27:52 AM

Christina Hess, PCA&D Chair of Illustration, is conducting a Kickstarter Campaign for a repeat iteration of her popular Animals from History Calendar.

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Topics: faculty, faculty art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 6, 2017 3:14:21 PM

PCA&D faculty are doing interesting things and taking part in interesting exhibitions and projects - around the corner, the country and the globe!

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Topics: faculty

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 21, 2017 10:58:00 AM

PCA&D Photo Chair Eric Weeks’s work is in a solo exhibition exhibition "A Rose By Any Other Name," at the Seohak Artspace in Jeonju, South Korea,  May 20-27, 2017, in conjunction with the 10th Jeonju International Photo Festival. He will be showing twenty photographs, ranging in size from 40 x 50 inches to 16 x 20 inches.

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Topics: photography, faculty

Posted by Kathy Smyser on May 19, 2017 3:51:24 PM

PCA&D faculty are doing interesting things and taking part in interesting exhibitions this summer - around the corner, the country and the globe!

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Topics: faculty

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Apr 27, 2017 9:28:24 AM

In his 35 years at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Tom Scullin, Associate Professor and one of the founders of the College, taught nearly every student to come through the College. After PCA&D’s commencement on May 5, Scullin will retire from teaching.

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Topics: Announcement, faculty, faculty retirement

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