Center for Creative Exploration’s Fall lineup of classes, workshops, makes the most of the season

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Saturday, September 30th, 2023

With the advent of autumn and back-to-school routines, PCA&D’s Center for Creative Exploration (CCE)  has designed a program of both classes and short-term workshops that cater to opportunities for learning within busy schedules. Also highlighted: offerings that mark landmark anniversaries such as the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop music; Hispanic Heritage Month; and fall-themed classes that bring creativity to the season. 

“When we began to plan our fall session, we were really excited to tap into fall themes and events like Hispanic Heritage Month and Lancaster Fall ArtWalk,” says Natalie Lascek, CCE’s Executive Director. “We always try to dialogue with our faculty about what’s on their mind and what they are most interested in sharing, like Gelli plate printmaking or the history of the elements of Hip-Hop to continue the 50th-anniversary celebration. 

‘We also take past student feedback seriously and try to meet requests like more mosaic classes or black and white film photography. It’s always amazing to see how a session evolves and this is definitely one to not miss!”

That attention to timely offerings means highlights such as:

Intro to Zine Making Workshop

CCE also is taking advantage of our PCA&D-York location to offer three classes  and workshops to creatives on the other side of the Susquehanna River:

Botanical Watercolor Illustration Workshop

Says Lascek: “It has also been exciting to plan another slate of fall engagement at the College’s PCA&D-York space. We were deeply inspired by the continuation of the Arte de La Borinqueña exhibition and the recent York Mural Festival. 

“We are offering workshops that focus on the cross-section of visual and literary arts in the form of zines, writing for performance with our community partner Sir Dominique Jordan who hosts House of Poetry, and a fantastic mural-making 101 workshop for artists led by our own Salina Almanzar-Oree. There are also other classes and events we’ve pulled together into our PCA&D-York landing page, so check it out for current and future information.”

A full list of Fall CCE course offerings, registration, and community events can be found at pcad.edu/cce, and questions can be emailed to ce@pcad.edu.

Top photo: Sir Dominique Jordan, House of Poetry, York