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.


PhotoShop Fun

Visual Elements
Visual Elements
Here is a glimpse at some of the digital editing work that our Visual Elements students created on their last day of class. There are some interesting approaches with the photoshop tools here. If you would like to see more, as always, make sure to check out our Flickr page. Also, there is still time to register for our winter classes! Just visit our Registration Site!

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A CE Gift Guide

As everyone searches for the perfect gift and shopping guides become ubiquitous we decided that we should add our two cents. Listed below are some of our amazing faculty, staff and friend’s work that is available this holiday season.

The multi talented Lizzy House has a new line of Star Fox items available, including Iphone cases .

Stephen Mauldin has recently relaunched his website including his new work that is available for sale.

Ryan Bubnis’ shop features his awesome illustrative style on prints, t-shirts and beer cozies.

Animation instructor Lori Damiano has dvds and prints available. Check out her cool style!

Our office mate Jason and his wife co-founded the letterpress studio Darling Press and Stationers which has fantastic cards and ephemera.

Kim Lakin’s quilts are amazing!

We will add more as we find things.

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End of Term

PNCA Continuing Education is currently accepting new Registrations for our Winter Term, having concluded our most recent round of classes prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Here’s a peek into our classrooms during the final days of Fall Term.
Fall Classes 2011
Fall Classes 2011
Fall Classes 2011

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I See You.

hmm…What happens when you give children a magnifying glass on the last day of class?
Drawing Studio
Drawing Studio
Drawing Studio
Oh, the things that you can capture when students don’t think you are looking. The magnifying glasses were used to get up close and personal with plants; Drawing Studio’s final project with Alice Hill, which focused on Botanical Illustration. Here is one of the super sweet pieces of artwork that was completed during student’s final work session.
Drawing Studio

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November News and Notes

A great fall term has just finished, thanks to all of the great students and instructors. You can get a peek in classroom by visiting the adult program Flickr site.

The Animation class, led by Lori Damiano presents their work Friday December 2 at 7:30. This screening will be held at the IPRC and is free and open to the public.

Check out Paul Missal’s show at Blackfish Gallery.

Currently on display in the CE Hallway are works from Sara Kaltwasser, Youth Program Coordinator and prints from this Fall’s Screenprinting class.

December 16+17 we are having Illustrator Patterns and Repetition with Damien Gilley. In this new class students learn to make repeating patterns utilizing the power of Adobe Illustrator.

The Continuing Education office will be closed Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th.

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Looking Back…

We’ve had the opportunity to meet some great students, and share some especially lovely experiences over the last 8 weeks. Here are a few choice moments that we will remember from this term. We had so much fun!
Art Explorers
Drawing Studio
Visual Elements
Art Explorers
Visual Elements
Drawing Studio
As always, it’s been a blast! Visit our Flickr site to check out more of the goings on from our classes this Fall. Don’t forget to visit our Flickr after Saturday November 19th to see additional artwork and class candids.

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Sneak Peek - Online Exhibition!

Two more days until the conclusion of our Fall term. Wow. I can’t believe classes are over for this year. We’ve had so many great Youth and Pre-College instructors teach with our program during 2011, and we’ve had so many awesome students join us. While there are still a few works to be documented from this round of classes, the majority of images are up on our Flickr Site! Here is a sneak peek of the amazing art from our Art Explorers, Drawing Studio, and Visual Elements students!
Art Explorers
Drawing Studio
Visual Elements
If you would like to see more visit our Online Exhibition Collection.

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Winter Classes and Scholarships

Art Explorers
Our Fall classes will be ending this Saturday. Looks like we’ll have to take a break from “Art Stretches” with Wayne Bund; a ritual that our 4 to 6 year old students practice each week prior to starting the day’s project. But don’t worry, we have a lot of great class options starting over the next few months! Our Winter term starts on January 28th and runs through March 17th, 2012. We will be offering Mini Masters (4-6), Drawing + Painting (7-8), Art + Storytelling (9-11), Hand Printed Fabric Design(12-14), and Beginning Painting Techniques (Pre-College). You can read more about upcoming Youth Program classes by visiting the registration section of our website.
Art Explorers
Did you know that we also offer scholarships to attend classes with our Program? Our application deadline for Winter Term is Friday December 9th, 2011. You can learn more about Youth Program scholarships including required materials and information, download a PDF of our application, or apply online on the Youth & Teen section of our website.

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Our Portland Project and Exhibit!

Visual Elements
Art Explorers
Classes are hard at work on their submissions for our Youth Program Exhibition in March. Art Explorers and Visual Elements started the project this last Saturday. Several students from Drawing Studio have completed their submissions for our Portland-centric exhibit. Check out this awesome piece that features our city’s stellar soccer team, the Portland Timbers. Click the jump to see more —> River City Art Exhibit
River City Art Exhibit

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Clay Creatures

Art Explorers
Our Art Explorers clay work has come out of the kiln! It looks awesome! Among other items that were fired: several houses, a bird, a few cats, and some crazy shapes that aren’t quite identifiable.

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