SUMMER 2019 Class Catalog

YOUTH ART CLASSES: GRADES 1-5

Week long sessions with morning & afternoon classes
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WEEK ONE: JULY 8 - 12
Young Artist Academy I for Grades 1.2.3 - YS 11-01 - Morning

**THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL: If you would like to join our waitlist, please contact the Continuing Education Department at ce@pcad.edu with your name, student's name, email, and phone number.**

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July 8 - July 12, Monday - Friday
9AM-12PM
$200
Instructor: Lisa Wilson DSC_0368

Children entering 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade are invited to experience a class focusing on a variety of art making techniques and materials.  Instructors provide personalized instruction catered to your child’s skill level. Students will be guided through projects using a wide range of materials and techniques, such as drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this week long class, students will have fun exploring their imaginations, while making connections to artists throughout history.  Assignments vary each week and session, so there is always something new to learn! At the end of each session, students will participate in a Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

 

Young Artist Academy II for Grades 4.5 - YS12-01 - Morning

**THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS**

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July 8 - 12, Monday - Friday
9AM-12PM
$200
Instructor: Nichole Madonna

 

Students entering 4st and 5th grade are invited to experience a class focusing on a variety of art making techniques and materials.  Instructors provide personalized instruction catered to your child’s skill level while challenging them to explore their individual creative talents. Students will be guided through projects using a wide range of materials and techniques, such as drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this week long class, students will have fun exploring their imaginations, while making connections to artists throughout history.  Assignments vary each week and session, so there is always something new to learn! At the end of each session, students will participate in a Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

 

Animal Art Explorers for Grades 1-5 - YS 36 - Afternoon
**THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS**
YS 36 – Animal Art Explorers for Grades 1.2.3.4.5 PhotOle_0013-2
July 8 - 12
Monday - Friday 12:30 PM - 3 PM
$200
Instructor:  Jessica Steigelman

 

Get wild about animals as students observe and draw them in a variety of exciting materials and projects! In this class, students in grades 1st- 5th will learn the fundamentals of art: value, color, composition, perspective, and anatomy, in a fun and creative way. Learn different studying and referencing techniques while developing beautiful works of art with animals. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

 

 WEEK TWO: JULY 15-19
Young Artist Academy I for Grades 1.2.3 - YS11-02 - Morning

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July 15 - July 19, Monday - Friday
9AM-12PM
$200
Instructor: Lisa Wilson

 

Children entering 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade are invited to experience a class focusing on a variety of art making techniques and materials.  Instructors provide personalized instruction catered to your child’s skill level. Students will be guided through projects using a wide range of materials and techniques, such as drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this week long class, students will have fun exploring their imaginations, while making connections to artists throughout history.  Assignments vary each week and session, so there is always something new to learn! At the end of each session, students will participate in a Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

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Young Artist Academy II for Grades 4.5 - YS12-02 - Morning

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July 15 - 19, Monday - Friday
9AM-12PM
$200
Instructor: Nichole Madonna

 

Students entering 4st and 5th grade are invited to experience a class focusing on a variety of art making techniques and materials.  Instructors provide personalized instruction catered to your child’s skill level while challenging them to explore their individual creative talents. Students will be guided through projects using a wide range of materials and techniques, such as drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this week long class, students will have fun exploring their imaginations, while making connections to artists throughout history.  Assignments vary each week and session, so there is always something new to learn! At the end of each session, students will participate in a Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

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Printmaking Studio for Grades 1-5 - YS 27 - Afternoon

**THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL: If you would like to join our waitlist, please contact the Continuing Education Department at ce@pcad.edu with your name, student's name, email, and phone number**

YS 27 – Printmaking Studio for Grades 1.2.3.4.5

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July 15-19, Monday - Friday

12:30 PM-3:30

$200

Instructor: Stephanie Mowery

Come explore the beautiful and fun art form of printmaking! In this week long class, students in 1st-5th grade will learn a variety of printmaking techniques. By experimenting with foam board, collagraph, and linoleum, students will experience the wonders of creating an image on a variety of surfaces and printing multiples from their original design. Students will learn about the subtractive and additive techniques that make printmaking such an interesting art form! This class is designed for students of all skill levels and each student will come away with a vast portfolio of print work at the end of the week. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

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 WEEK THREE: JULY 22-26
Young Artist Academy I for Grades 1.2.3 - YS11-03 - Morning

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July 22 - July 26, Monday - Friday
9AM-12PM
$200
Instructor: Lisa Wilson

 

Children entering 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade are invited to experience a class focusing on a variety of art making techniques and materials.  Instructors provide personalized instruction catered to your child’s skill level. Students will be guided through projects using a wide range of materials and techniques, such as drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this week long class, students will have fun exploring their imaginations, while making connections to artists throughout history.  Assignments vary each week and session, so there is always something new to learn! At the end of each session, students will participate in a Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

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Young Artist Academy II for Grades 4.5 - YS12-03 - Morning

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July 22 - 26, Monday - Friday
9AM-12PM
$200
Instructor: Nichole Madonna

 

Students entering 4st and 5th grade are invited to experience a class focusing on a variety of art making techniques and materials.  Instructors provide personalized instruction catered to your child’s skill level while challenging them to explore their individual creative talents. Students will be guided through projects using a wide range of materials and techniques, such as drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this week long class, students will have fun exploring their imaginations, while making connections to artists throughout history.  Assignments vary each week and session, so there is always something new to learn! At the end of each session, students will participate in a Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

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Summer Sculptures for Grades 1-5 - YS 49 - Afternoon

**THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL: If you would like to join our waitlist, please contact the Continuing Education Department at ce@pcad.edu with your name, student's name, email, and phone number**

YS 49 - Summer Sculptures for Grades 1.2.3.4.5

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July 22-26, Monday - Friday
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
$200
Instructor: Susan Wheelersburg

 

Celebrate summer through sculptural explorations! In this week long session for students entering 1st-5th grade, students will explore additive and subtractive techniques that artists use to create three-dimensional forms. Using the beach as a source of inspiration, students will design summer sculptures using wire, clay, paper mache, and aluminum. Students will be encouraged to explore their individual creativity while learning about the artistic process and forming connections between their art and art makers of the past and present. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

 

YOUTH ART CLASSES: GRADES 6-9

Week long sessions with morning & afternoon classes 
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WEEK ONE: JULY 8 - 12
Young Artist Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS13-01 - Morning

**THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL: If you would like to join our waitlist, please contact the Continuing Education Department at ce@pcad.edu with your name, student's name, email, and phone number.**

YS 13 – 01 Young Artist Academy III for Grades PhotOle_00626.7.8.9
July 8 - 12, Monday - Friday
9AM-12PM
$200
Instructor: Carol Aument

 

Your child entering 6th, 7th, 8th , or 9th grade has a passion for creativity; let’s nurture their curiosity and abilities in a supportive one week class that encourages artistic exploration. Using the principles of design and art history as a foundation, your pre-teen or teen will learn the significance of thinking like an artist with lessons that will inform and enhance their personal development. Students will learn a variety of art-making techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpting, and more. This program is open to all skill levels, and provides an atmosphere for self-discovery, camaraderie, and small group learning. At the end of each session, students will participate in a Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

 

Irresistible Resist Painting for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 52 - Afternoon
**THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS**
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July 8 - 12, Monday-Friday
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$200
Instructor: Susan Wheelersburg

 

Like oil and water, there are some art materials that just don’t want to get along and that can inspire some incredible pieces of art! In this week long course, students entering 6-9th grade will explore the amazing creative possibilities of resist painting. By using materials like oil pastels and watercolor and tempera and paste, students will observe how some materials resist each other when applied to the same surface. Students will learn how artists utilize this “resist” characteristic to create beautiful special effects in their paintings. All materials and supplies included in the cost of class.

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WEEK TWO: JULY 15 - 19
Sculpture Lab for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 51 - Morning
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July 15-19,Monday - Friday
9 AM – 12 PM
$200
Instructor: Stephanie Mowery

Build in the third-dimension this summer and discover your inner sculptor! Students entering grades 6-9 will have fun experimenting with a variety of materials from cardboard to wire to paper and more in this week long sculpture lab. Students will practice brainstorming their ideas by drawing and learn how to transform their concepts into three-dimensional forms. By studying famous artwork and referencing cultural art forms, students will discover the joy of going big and exploring the wonders of sculpture! All materials and supplies included in the cost of class.

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Collage & Mixed Media for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 45 - Afternoon

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July 15-19, Monday - Friday
12:30 – 3:30PM
$200
Instructor: Lisa Wilson

Collage is an exciting art technique that results in the playful combination of different and sometimes unlikely materials. Explore using materials in a new and unexpected way! In this course, students will learn through experimentation with color, form, composition, and design, producing artworks that are both representational and abstract. Explore how to use traditional media, such as paint, graphite, charcoal, and ink; in combination with found imagery, text, texture, and natural/found objects. Class will find inspiration through discussions of art history, and visual presentations of various artists who have worked with collage and mixed media. All material and supplies included in the cost of class.

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Comics with Imagination for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 37 - Afternoon **NEW CLASS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!**
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July 15-19, Monday - Friday
12:30 – 3:30PM
$200
Instructor: Jeff Tischer

Do you love comics and want to learn how to create like a professional? In this class students will learn how to take their comic ideas from concept to finished piece by learning to develop interesting characters, plotting their adventures, and learning the importance of page layout. Students will be encouraged to explore their individual styles and expression. Come with your imagination and pens ready to create something fantastic!

All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

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WEEK THREE: JULY 22 - 26
Young Artist Academy III for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS13-02 - Morning
**THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL: If you would like to join our waitlist, please contact the Continuing Education Department at ce@pcad.edu with your name, student's name, email, and phone number.**
YS 13 – Young Artist Academy III for Grades 6.7.8.9 PhotOle_0079
July 22 - 26, Monday - Friday
9AM-12PM
$200
Instructor: Carol Aument

Your child entering 6th, 7th, 8th , or 9th grade has a passion for creativity; let’s nurture their curiosity and abilities in a supportive one week class that encourages artistic exploration. Using the principles of design and art history as a foundation, your pre-teen or teen will learn the significance of thinking like an artist with lessons that will inform and enhance their personal development. Students will learn a variety of art-making techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpting, and more. This program is open to all skill levels, and provides an atmosphere for self-discovery, camaraderie, and small group learning. At the end of each session, students will participate in a Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

All materials and supplies are included in the cost of class.

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Sketchbook Development: Drawing from Nature for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 7 - Afternoon
**THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL: If you would like to join our waitlist, please contact the Continuing Education Department at ce@pcad.edu with your name, student's name, email, and phone number.**
YS 7 – Sketchbook Development: Drawing from 2Nature for Grades 6.7.8.9
July 22 - 26, Monday - Friday
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
$200
Instructor: Margaret Saylor

Grab your sketchbook and discover the amazing world of nature drawing! Students will have fun learning to observe and document objects of the natural world while focusing on basic drawing skills and handling of materials.  Working in graphite, watercolor and Micron pens, students will leave class with a strong beginning of a sketchbook full of studies and natural explorations, as well as foundation in botanical illustration. Small class sizes create a space for individualized attention. All skill levels welcome!

 

SUPPLIES:

  • Sketch book (8 x 10 or larger)
  • All other supplies are provided

PRE-COLLEGE CLASSES: GRADES 9-12

Two week sessions with morning & afternoon classes

All classes worth 1 credit
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SESSION ONE - JULY 8 - 19
Figure Drawing - HS 4 - Morning

**THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS**

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July 8-19, Monday - Friday
10 AM – 1 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Evan Kitson

This two-week high school figure drawing class will focus on teaching fundamental drawing and observational skills with an emphasis on composition, design, proportion, and human anatomy. A nude or clothed model will be present almost daily for students to observe and draw the human form in various poses. Components of the class include regular critiques, basic lessons on anatomy and discussing and practicing the benefits of different drawing speeds – from quick gestural sketches to longer, more studied poses. The importance of personal style and expression will be emphasized. The perfect class to create work to enhance a student’s portfolio before applying to college!

 

SUPPLY LIST:

NOTE: You do not have to purchase everything on this list- if you’d like to work with charcoal, rather than graphite, please do not purchase graphite materials.

 

This is an extensive list of my recommendations, and what I’ll be using.

 

RECOMMENDED CHARCOAL MATERIALS

  • Generals brand Charcoal Pencils

A few of their soft and medium. If you had to choose one, the medium is my favorite. I usually have two of each when I work with them.

  • Generals brand White Charcoal Pencil

This is my favorite charcoal white to heighten with.

 

RECOMMENDED GRAPHITE MATERIALS

A selection of graphite pencils:

A range of 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, and 5H would be great.

UNIVERSAL DRAWING MATERIALS

  • Erasers

-Kneaded eraser

-General Pencil’s Factis BM-2 Mechanical Eraser

  • Sandpaper

220 Grit is great, something that’s not too coarse, but not too slick either.

  • Bristle Brush

A brush to push around the media, should be medium in size, and one you don’t mind getting dirty/roughing up. This is optional. I use it for my charcoal work.

  • Blending Stumps

Medium sized blending stumps, also called tortillons.

  • Razor Blades

Single Edged Razor Blades. I prefer them by themselves instead of with a cutting tool. Single edge is important for safety.

  • Drawing Board/Support for your surface:

Drawing boards, the kind with the two clips at the top are fine. So is a 1/2” thick sheet of foamcore that’s cut to size. Whatever works for you.

  • PAPER

I prefer Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper, which can be found in pads at any art supply store. It’s a great paper that can take a beating, and get really worked while holding up well. It’s not super cheap, but it’s not expensive either. Graphite or Charcoal will work on this paper for what we’re doing. 18”x24”.

  • SKETCHBOOK

I’d recommend you bring a sketchbook to do some smaller drawings in, as well as take notes.

Portfolio Preparation: Level UP + IMPACT - HS 81 - Afternoon

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July 8 - 19, Monday - Friday
2 PM - 5 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Justin Phillips

REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 23RD

This class is designed for high school students who are preparing their portfolios to apply to visual art colleges as well as students who would like to gain valuable summer studio class experience to enrich their creative vision and confidence. This unique class will have pre-college students working with a member of PCAD's admissions staff and a faculty member from PCA&D's Foundation Department to develop their portfolios for college. Students will come to class with their current portfolios for an engaging and informative session with our admissions counselors where they will learn what makes a student's portfolio stand out and what strategies the student should take to help take their portfolio to the next level. For the remainder of the course, students will have personalized instruction as they create new pieces in class with an emphasis being placed on strengthening their technical skill sets and conceptual ideation. Students will practice critique techniques, learn how to talk about their art, and be encouraged to develop their unique artistic voice.

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • 2B, 6B. 4H Pencils
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Staedtler mars plastic eraser
  • 1 pack soft vine charcoal
  • 1 pack Compressed Charcoal
  • 1 Chamois
  • 1 stick white conte crayon
  • Sketchbook 9” x 12” – 11” x 14” hardcover preferred
  • 18 x 24 Strathmore 400 drawing pad
Intro to Animation - HS 67 - Evenings

 

HS 67 - Intro to Animation PhotOle_0193
July 8-19, Monday - Friday
6PM - 9 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Steven Jennings

Take the first step to realizing your dream of working in the computer animation field by gaining an introduction to the 3D animation software, Autodesk Maya. Learn the basics of animation aesthetics, concepts, and history through a series of exercises, discussions and screenings. Complete a variety of short guided projects designed to teach you the main principles of animation that combine character performance, and storytelling. The skills you gain will become an essential foundation for future work in either traditional or computer animation.

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • Sketch book with pencils
  • Flash drive/ hard drive for file transfers

SESSION TWO - JULY 22 - AUGUST 2

3D Studio: Deep Dive - HS 47 - Morning

** THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS **

HS 82 – 3D Studio: Deep Dive Where The Wind Was Sculpture
July 22 - August 2, Monday - Friday
10 AM - 1 PM
1 Credit
$375
Instructor: Justin Phillips

High school students will gain a foundational knowledge of 3D design and then dive deeper into its creative potential! Students have fun creating their own sculptures using a variety of media and approaches. They will learn about professional artistic practices such as using their drawings for planning as well as hand building to make their sculptural ideas come to life! Some of the concepts discussed will include: space, function, form, and balance. Students will learn to take their two dimensional drawings and translate them into three dimensional works of art. This class is ideal for students that are preparing to enter art school, students who want experience working in three dimensions, and students who are interested in exploring new ways of creating art.

 

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Exacto knife with replacement blades
  • Utility knife with replacement blades
  • 2B Pencil
  • Staedtler mars plastic eraser
    12 steel ruler
  • 1 Pound block of Super Sculpey Beige
  • Polyform Sculpey Style and Detail Tools, 3/Pack
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Pack of hot glue gun sticks
  • 1 roll of aluminum foil
  • 1 pack of solo cups (any color)
  • Pack of 52 playing cards

 

 

Color Lab - HS 91 - Morning

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July 22 - August 2, Monday - Friday
10 AM - 1 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Leah Limpert Walt

This two-week class is designed to give high school artists and painters a solid foundation to approach color with confidence. Students will have fun exploring the power of color through a series of exercises using limited palettes and still life’s as well as experiment on a large scale by creating color "environments" outside the classroom! Students will gain an understanding of color temperature, context and value while practicing discussing student work as a group. Throughout the week, students will develop a broader understanding and practical use of color as well as create a small series of paintings by the end of class. This class is great for enhancing a college portfolio and preparing for a career in art and design.

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SUPPLY LIST:

OIL PAINT

  • titanium white
  • mars black
  • yellow ochre
  • cadmium red
  • cadmium yellow
  • alizarin crimson
  • ultramarine blue
  • raw umber
  • GESSO (acrylic)

SURFACES

  • one 16x20” canvas
  • one 18x24” canvas
  • watercolor paper 4 sheets no smaller than 11x14”

MISC.

  • small glass container with lid for

MEDIUM

  • variety of brushes
  • palette paper/palette
  • palette knife
  • medium (walnut oil, stand oil and turpentine mix 50/50, linseed oil)
Painting Wildlife: Creative Creatures - HS 48 - Afternoon

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July 22 - August 2, Monday - Friday
2 PM - 5 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Jessica Steigelman

Does your high school student have a love for animals and a passion for painting?  In this two-week course, students will work to compose artworks of a variety of animals in their favorite paint mediums. Students will create work practicing the fundamentals of art such as form, composition, and color and learn about animal anatomy. Students will explore their creativity and learn painting techniques, while working with subject matter that is mythical and fun!

*Oil paints are not permitted in this class

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Into to Game Development - HS 75 - Evenings

HS 75 -  Intro to Game Development Intro-to-Animation
July 22 - August 2, Monday - Friday
6 PM - 9 PM
1 Credit
$355
Instructor: Steven Jennings

Do you have a high school student that is obsessed with video game creation? This course introduces students from grades 9-12 to the principles of game design and game art production. Students will learn a brief history of games and participate in exercises designing rules and mechanics that are foundational in game creation. Students will work independently and in small groups to explore visuals and concepts for your game and learn to manage their projects from start to finish!

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • Sketch book with pencils
  • Flash drive/ hard drive for file transfers

ADULT STUDIO CLASSES

Evening classes meeting once a week from 6 PM - 9 PM
Classes open to students ages 16 & up

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Observations: Drawing from Nature - CE 231- Mondays, July 8 - 22

**THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL: If you would like to join our waitlist, please contact the Continuing Education Department at ce@pcad.edu with your name, student's name, email, and phone number.**

CE 231 – Observations: Drawing From Nature 20819187_1690761470956721_6374847400825370163_o

Mondays, July 8 – 22, 6-9PM

$100

Instructor: Margaret Saylor

Botanical art draws together art and science in this time-honored genre. Begin a sketchbook of observations and fill it with graphite, watercolor, and Micron pen art as you explore a different aspect of the natural world each week. Students will draw leaves, flowers, fungi, and more and sow the seeds for a lifetime love of drawing and documenting botanical specimens. Each class will consist of a brief discussion on the selected subjects, followed by guided instruction with instructor demonstrations along the way. Botanical specimens will be provided, but feel free to bring in your favorites! All experience levels welcome.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Stillman & Birn, Zeta series sketchbook (available on Amazon) or any sketchbook with better quality paper
  • Graphite mechanical or regular pencils
    • 2H, HB, & 2B
  • Sharpener (Faber-Castell 9000, Staedlter Mars Lumopragh, or Caran D’Ache)
  • Tuffstuff eraser stick
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Magnifying lens or magnifying glass
  • Ruler
  • Micron pen, black
  • Optional: camera, iPhone or iPad

If you are interested in working in color:

  • A good set of six watercolor paints including: French ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, cadmium yellow medium, lemon yellow, permanent magenta, scarlet lake
  • Optional colors great for fungi: Perylene maroon, quinacridone gold, winsor violet
  • Viva paper towels (just a few are very absorbent!)
  • Two water vessels (one for working water, one for clean)
  • Plastic or white porcelain palette, with room to mix colors

BRUSH SUGGESTIONS:

If you are going to invest in one quality art supply, please let it be your brush. The instructor recommends:

  • DaVinci Maestro Kolinsky Brush : Long tapered round or round #4 or #6
  • Raphael #4, #8408 (tan-tipped handle)
  • Both clean easily and last a long time.

 

Sculpture: Content, Process & Experimentation - CE 307 - Tuesdays, July 9 - August 6

**THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS**

CE 315 – Sculpture: Content, Process &  Experimentation
Tuesdays, July 9 – Aug 6, 6-9PM
$195

Instructor: Leah Limpert Walt

Experience the exciting world of contemporary sculpture in this five-week studio course. This class is meant for artists of all levels to gain an introduction into contemporary sculpture through exploration of materials, historical context, and discussion. A variety of materials will be explored as students work to create material studies and complete a final sculpture by the end of class. Come discover the possibilities of three dimensional forms!

SUPPLY LIST:

  • sketchbook
  • writing/drawing utensils, pen, graphite, eraser, sharpener
  • bring any material you’ve scavenged or think would be interesting to work with. Examples: old loofa, coffee filters, rubber bands, fabrics, found objects, buttons, yarn, wire, sticks/wood, etc.
  • wood glue
  • paring knife
  • duct tape
  • waterproof sandpaper 80/150/220

 

The Art of Felting - CE 239 - Wednesdays, July 10 - August 8

**THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS**

CE 239 – The Art of Felting
Wednesdays July 10 – August 7 , 6-9PM
$245

Instructor: Chris Allen 

Learn the diverse history of how felting began and how it has become the popular art form it is today! Students will gain experience working with alpaca and wool fibers and learn traditional techniques to create your own unique colors and fiber combinations. Students will learn the basics of wet felting and needle felting with their handmade fibers to create their own pieces of art! Students of all skill levels are welcome to participate.

SUPPLY LIST: Supplies are provided

Practical Printmaking: Screen & Lino for the Home Studio - CE 308 - Wednesdays, July 10 - August 8
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Wednesdays July 10 – Aug 7  ,6-9PM
$195

Instructor: Henry Gepfer

Printmaking is a broad field with a deep history and offers a viscerally pleasing material experience. But, printmaking can seem tough to replicate without heavy and often expensive equipment at your disposal. This class will teach you introductory methods to screen-printing and lino-cut relief printing that are easily replicated in your home studio. Projects will begin with thorough demonstrations and continue with hands on supervision throughout image generation, material preparation and printing processes. Students will leave class with the knowledge and techniques to create their own prints from home!

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SUPPLY LIST:

Screen Printing:

Printmaking papers that are relatively smooth

 Speedball Permanent Acrylic Screen Printing Ink Starter Kit

OR

If student would like wider range of color options for mixing:

8 oz Speedball process cyan acrylic ink

8 oz Speedball process magenta acrylic ink

8 oz Speedball process yellow acrylic ink

8 oz Speedball black acrylic ink

8 oz Speedball white acrylic ink

 

8 oz Speedball screen drawing fluid

8 oz Speedball screen filler

 

1 Roll of Reynolds Freezer paper

3-5 rolls painter’s tape

Spatulas & wooden spoon (basic kitchen tools) 

Containers for mixing ink (plastic or glass food containers that can be reused)

 

Linocutting:

Printmaking papers are that are relatively smooth.

116 oz Speedball black water-based block printing ink


1 9” x 12” battleship gray lino block (mounted or unmounted will work)

Cutting tools - ABIG Lino Cutting tool sets
The Evolved Drawing: Figure & Still Life - CE 305 - Thursdays, July 11 - August 8

**THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL: If you would like to join our waitlist, please contact the Continuing Education Department at ce@pcad.edu with your name, student's name, email, and phone number.**

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Thursdays, July 11 - August 8, 6-9PM
 $195
Instructor: Evan Kitson

 

Refine your drawing process and learn to build and adapt a strategy for a long drawing full of substance and presence.  In this class, students will develop one drawing completed from observation using the clothed human figure incorporated with a still-life. Drawing materials of graphite and charcoal will be used and discussed at length. Students will learn how to heighten tonality with white chalks and use fixative to both protect and layer their drawings. Topics covered will include light and shadow, gesture, proportion, observational perspective, morphology, anatomy, composition and design. Students will learn how to create and build atmosphere in their work.

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SUPPLY LIST:

NOTE: You do not have to purchase everything on this list- if you’d like to work with charcoal, rather than graphite, please do not purchase graphite materials.

 

This is an extensive list of my recommendations, and what I’ll be using.

 

RECOMMENDED CHARCOAL MATERIALS

  • Generals brand Charcoal Pencils

A few of their soft and medium. If you had to choose one, the medium is my favorite. I usually have two of each when I work with them.

  • Generals brand White Charcoal Pencil

This is my favorite charcoal white to heighten with.

 

RECOMMENDED GRAPHITE MATERIALS

A selection of graphite pencils:

A range of 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, and 5H would be great.

UNIVERSAL DRAWING MATERIALS

  • Erasers

-Kneaded eraser

-General Pencil’s Factis BM-2 Mechanical Eraser

  • Sandpaper

220 Grit is great, something that’s not too coarse, but not too slick either.

  • Bristle Brush

A brush to push around the media, should be medium in size, and one you don’t mind getting dirty/roughing up. This is optional. I use it for my charcoal work.

  • Blending Stumps

Medium sized blending stumps, also called tortillons.

  • Razor Blades

Single Edged Razor Blades. I prefer them by themselves instead of with a cutting tool. Single edge is important for safety.

  • Drawing Board/Support for your surface:

Drawing boards, the kind with the two clips at the top are fine. So is a 1/2” thick sheet of foamcore that’s cut to size. Whatever works for you.

  • PAPER

I prefer Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper, which can be found in pads at any art supply store. It’s a great paper that can take a beating, and get really worked while holding up well. It’s not super cheap, but it’s not expensive either. Graphite or Charcoal will work on this paper for what we’re doing. 18”x24”.

  • SKETCHBOOK

I’d recommend you bring a sketchbook to do some smaller drawings in, as well as take notes.

Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate - CE 169 - Fridays, July 12 - August 9

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Fridays July 12 – August 9, 6-9PM
$195

Instructor: Jason Ward 

Learn the traditional methods of oil painting and explore the effects of color, structure, light, mark making and composition. This class will serve as an introduction to oil painting for beginners or as a refresher for those with some painting experience. Students will enjoy studying a still-life and create a painting through step-by-step demonstrations. Classes will provide historical context to connect student’s work to historical and contemporary painters. Students will leave this class with enough experience to feel confident to continue exploring oil painting on their own.

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Paints:

Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Cerulean Blue
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow
French Ultramarine Blue
Lemon Yellow
Titanium White

Brushes and Palette knife:

A variety of brush sizes and stiffnesses is beneficial. Make sure to have oil painting brushes, not brushes for water medium.
A palette knife is used to both mix and apply paint, so a medium sized diamond head palette knife is recommended.

Palette:

A good palette is important for mixing colors and staying organized throughout the painting process. Glass and wood palettes are good for oil painting.

*Please do not bring water color palettes, tin foil wrapped cardboard, or paper plates to class. They will only make painting more difficult.

Oder-less Turpenoid:

Keep brushes clean with odorless turpenoid to get the paint out of the brush, followed by soap and water to keep the brush soft and useable.

Canvas or Panel:

Any store bought canvas should be given a few coats of gesso with a light sanding between coats. This process will help fill in the weave and provide a better painting surface. Birch panel or masonite hardboard are good choices too, just give them a couple coats of gesso and a light sanding.

*Please do not use canvas board as it tends to curl during the painting process.

ADULT DESIGN & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Evening classes meeting two times per week
Classes open to students ages 16 & up
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HTML & Web Design - DES 155 - Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 - 31 *Accelerated 4 Week Class*

**THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS**

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4 Week Accelerated Class 
Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 5
5:30 PM - 9: 15 PM
1 Credit
$475
Instructor: Jonathan Ober

Learn the basics of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) for generating home-pages and websites in this accelerated 4 week class. This course focuses on HTML codes, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and the skills needed to plan a web page. Students will also learn file management, formatting, basic structural elements, text editing, image use, optimal file formats, and the use of color on the web. Prerequisite: DES 152 Adobe Photoshop or equivalent experience is required to enroll in this course. Contact us at ce@pcad.edu if you have any questions about prerequisite specifics.

 

SUPPLY LIST:

  • HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites 1st Edition by Jon Duckett Buy It Here
  • Notebook for notes
  • USB Drive or Thumb drive for saving files
Design Principles & Typography - DES 150 - Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 - August 7
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Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 5 , 6-9PM
1 Credit
$475
Instructor: Emily White

Learn the basics of using typography and its importance as a design element in publications and web design. This course will teach you the fundamental skills necessary for much of your future work and education in print and web design.  Special attention is given to developing the problem solving skills critical to functioning in the design industry. Note: This course is a non-computer course.

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • Tracing Pad: 14”x17”
  • Bound, white paper sketchbook 9”x12” or larger
  • Sketching & Drawing Pencil set with Kneaded Eraser
  • Circle Template- if needed
  • Micron Market Set
  • Color medium of your choice ( markers, pencils, paints, etc.)
  • 18” steel ruler
Content Creation - SM 105 - Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9 - August 8

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Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9 – Aug. 8, 6-9 PM
1 Credit
$475
Instructor: Mia Aquino

Now that you’ve set up your Facebook and Twitter accounts, it’s time to go to the next level and make sure you are connecting with your target audience. You will learn the ins and outs of search engine optimization to drive traffic to your blogs or websites. Learn how to measure the results of your social media efforts to succeed in your marketing and communications plan and learn how to build a fully integrated strategy across all platforms. In this class, students will dig deeper into the platforms and concepts discussed in Social Media & Marketing 101 as well as cover new material designed to give a deeper understanding of online marketing and communications. Prerequisite: SM 101, Social Media & Marketing or equivalent experience. Contact us at ce@pcad.edu if you have any questions about prerequisite specifics.

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • Registered accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This can include personal or business accounts, but the student must possess the ability to log-in and post.
  • Notebook/pen for taking notes
  • Flash drive 
Adobe Illustrator - DES 151 - Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9 - August 8

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Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9 – Aug. 6, 6-9PM
1 Credit
$475
Instructor: Matt Hannigan

Learn to create illustrations, technical drawings, logos, informational graphics, and other visuals using the cutting-edge drawing tools of Adobe Illustrator. An industry-standard vector graphics program, Adobe Illustrator is used primarily for creating print, multimedia, and online graphics. In this course, you will learn to effectively use the Adobe Illustrator software program while completing illustration and design projects on the computer. Basic computer skills are required to take this course. No Adobe Illustrator experience necessary!  

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • USB Flash Drive (8 GB minimum)
  • Graph paper sketchbook (highly recommended, not required)

WORKSHOPS

Single day workshops and events for adults
Open to ages 16 & up
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Healing the Creative Body: Reiki and Meditation - WS 117 - July 19

 WS 117 - Healing the Creative Body: Reiki and Meditation

Friday, July 19

6PM - 9 PM

$65

Instructor: Emma Robertson

Take a moment to break away from the hustle and bustle of life and nurture your mind, body and soul. In this relaxing and energizing workshop, participants will create art that directly reflects their flow of energy before and after utilizing Reiki healing and meditation. First, participants will gain an introduction to Reiki and create art. After, students will enjoy a guided group meditation and Reiki healing session, create a second piece of art and finish the workshop with a comparative critique of their work made before and after the session. This workshop is perfect for anyone experiencing an artist's block or in need of a creative re-boot. Come utilize the boundless energy we have around us to amplify the creative mind.

SUPPLIES:

  • Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing
  • Art making supplies are provided, but participants may bring their sketchbooks.
  • Yoga mat, blanket, or pad

What is Reiki? Learn more here!

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Expand your Creativity. Enrich your Life. 

Summer is the perfect time to unleash your creative potential. Join PCA&D, the region’s leader in art and design education, and elevate your conceptual thinking, making, and design skills to new levels during our summer schedule of classes for children, teens, and adults. Weekday daytime classes are perfect for school age students, and our weeknight classes are convenient for working professionals.  

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