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From the moment you arrive, you’ll be part of a creative environment that blurs the lines between thinking, making, and sharing. Get ready to live a life of art in action.

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Are you thinking about starting a business, but not sure where to start?⠀
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" This class was exactly what I was looking for, in order to make informed business decisions. Jim was not only interested in addressing the needs of each student, but also helpful in every way. We got all the time we needed to answer the specific questions we had, and all the resources needed to be confident in starting and maintaining a business. " ⠀
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Business Practices for Creatives starts Jan 30th. Visit our website for details and to register.
Classes for young aspiring artists begin on Saturday, January 27 from 10 am - 12 pm and meet for eight consecutive Saturdays ending with a Youth Art Exhibition & Reception. Classes for students in grades 1-9. Details at http://pcad.edu/winter.
When it comes to designing for the Web, are you taking advantage of headlines and subheads?⠀
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The HIERARCHY of your text helps readers to focus while enhancing search engine optimization. ⠀
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Use no more than three front families that pair well together, links should be distinctively different from regular text. ⠀
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Learn more about designing for the web by taking a class this winter.  Design Principles & Typography starts Feb 1, or HTML 5 & Website Design starts Jan 30th.