Special Programs & Events

The PNCA Youth Program and Continuing Education host a variety of special programs and events throughout the school year and summer, including specialized workshops, collaborative classes with Portland-based non-profits, and community events.

Youth Art Festival & Family Day

Special Events

The College will be hosting a series of Youth-focused community events over the next few months. Information on Spring Events will be posted soon!


Annual Youth Exhibition

At the beginning of each academic year, our Faculty vote on a theme for our Youth Program Exhibition and Art Project. This year the theme that has been chosen by Faculty is environment and conservation. During Fall and Spring term, Youth Program students will create a work or works of art inspired by our theme of environment and conservation. These works will be kept at PNCA for inclusion in our exhibition, which will take place in May and June of 2015.

The Conservation Project will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Craft from May 5th, 2015 through June 13th, 2015.

Class Shots: Cicada Killers from PNCA Youth Program on Vimeo.

Students in MaryEllen Hartman’s 7-8 year old class learn about bugs and the valuable role they play in our ecosystem. A lively discussion ensues.


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