Continuing Education Blog

PNCA offers evening and weekend classes for adults and young people. For adults we offer courses in art, craft, and design, as well as professional development classes. For children we have Saturday classes during the school year and week-long camps during the summer. In addition to our regular teen classes, we also offer immersive summer Pre-College Studios. Our blog below gives you an idea of some of the goings on, and you can see our full course catalogue online here.

Director’s Message

Welcome to the Continuing Education program at PNCA. In my blog entries I share what we do and why I am passionate about the opportunities we create for you.

I am proud of the excellent and creative educational experiences our program delivers consistently and enthusiastically. Here follows two of my highlights from our course evaluations of the recent winter quarter. With more than a third of our students in the adult program responding, 95% of our participants tell us that our instructors always create a respectful and supportive class atmosphere. This is definitely the learning environment that I want to experience for my own education and development.

Yes, we also heard, and take seriously, issues about temperature control of a few of our studios. Yet, at the end of the day our students told us the quality of teaching and learning was outstanding. An incredible 98% of our participants would recommend the course they just completed to friends.

This is a great challenge to repeat or exceed for our program, notwithstanding our extended record of participant satisfaction of above nine out of ten students.


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