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.


Weekends in June

Botanical Illustration

Drawing by Lynn Kitagawa


Next weekend PNCA Continuing Education has group of classes starting including:


Online Portfolio In this weekend workshop build the structure and start the content of your online portfolio or personal website. More than just a basic web design class, this class will cover how to write about your work and yourself, marketing yourself and how to maintain your site. Using the Squarespace platform, you will be leave with an effective web presence and an understanding of this powerful web publishing tool.  Register


Illustrator Basics Whether taking as a stand alone weekend or part of the discounted Weekend Pack, learn the basics of the powerful design and digital illustration tool Adobe Illustrator. Taught by local artist Damien Gilley, you will learn the basic functions of the program: drawing and shape tools, type, text and color management. Register


Botanical Illustration In this four Saturday class learn the techniques to create Botanical Illustrations in pen and ink. Using live specimens, students create accurate and aesthetically pleasing images. The emphasis of the class will be on observation and drawing skills, as well as development of personal style. Register


Collography Spend four Saturdays in PNCA’s printlab creating collography prints. Using non-traditional and found materials to create printing plates, explore pattern and texture on the printing press. Prints created using collography are unique and beautiful and call for experimentation while also learning reinforcing the basics of printing on a press. Register


PNCA Continuing Education classes are open to the public for registration. All prerequisites are self managed by the student and do not require further proof before starting a class.

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