PCA&D announces summer courses for youth, teens and adults

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Every year since 2011, Carson Lieberman, a Lancaster City 5th grader, has taken classes at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. He said, “I <3 the projects and the teachers.”

His mother, Lori Hartmann said, “I love that PCA&D gives Carson an opportunity outside of school to explore different art techniques while still allowing his creativity to grow. His teacher understands his level of creativity and allows him to imagine out of the box.”

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has announced its schedule of courses for summer 2015. The courses for youth include general studio courses designed by age level and courses that allow children to explore color, watercolors, drawing, beads and pottery, cartooning, textiles, printmaking and more. The courses are designed with specific age groups in mind and offer a creative outlet in a camp like setting.

Schedule Summer 2015 PCA&D Youth Classes

Schedule Summer 2015 PCA&D Youth Classes

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has redesigned its summer youth classes to be geared to the creative interests and abilities of specific age groups, and to become more accessible to families, according to Nick Mohler, Director of Continuing Education. The schedule is designed to allow students from grades 1 – 8, take age-oriented classes in the morning and the afternoon, with supervision for lunch. Classes are offered concurrently for students in grades 1-3, 4-5, and 6-8, to be convenient for families with multiple children. Week-long sessions begin weekly from July 6 through August 7.

Schedule Summer 2015 PreCollege classes at PCA&D

Schedule Summer 2015 PreCollege classes at PCA&D

Courses with a pre-college focus, are also being offered for high school students. These courses are offered in four tracks to allow students a creative experience in areas of interest: Fashion and Fine Arts Photography are offered in Session 1, July 6 -17; Design and Digital Media, Session 2, July 20 – 31. Classes may be taken without credit or for credit. These pre-college courses provide an opportunity for college bound teenagers to have an immersive art school experience, develop their admission portfolio, earn credit good towards college electives, as well as deepening their skill set.

PCA&D also offers Adult and Intergenerational studio classes for enrichment as well as certificate programs in print design, web design, social media marketing, and digital photography for professional development. Participants will have the opportunity to show their work at an end of summer reception during the August First Friday.

Course descriptions and registration for summer classes at PCA&D is available at http://pcad.edu/academics/continuing-education. For more information, please contact (717) 396-7833 x1019 or x1022.