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.


Picture of the Week - 10/7/2013

Our Fall term started on Saturday. It was quite the day, full of painting, drawing, and cats! Here is one of our favorite images from classes this weekend. Our Animal Art class started a project combining drawing and collage!

Animal Art

As always, you can find more images at our flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pnca_youth/

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Blogging Class

First Blog

Reprinted from Instructor Sarah Moon’s tumblr. Sarah is also teaching Web Design Tools this Fall.



I wrapped up teaching an introductory class on blogging at PNCA last night and it was so, so much fun. I get to teach this class once a year, and I always look forward to it more than anything else I teach. One of the coolest things we do in the last class is students publish their first blog post(s). 


This one is from Peggy, who forages for wild mushrooms in the Mt. Hood National Forest. 


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Fall 2013 - Youth Classes!

Week 4: Creatures & Characters

The Youth Program is looking forward to the start of classes! Our Fall term begins on October 5th. On the docket for the next couple of months… Little Painter’s Workshop with Shelley Short, Animal Art with Amy Steel, and Art and Storytelling with Mary Dixon. There is still time to register for these classes! Just visit our Online Registration Site!

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CE Instructor’s Fulbright in India

Kate in India

PNCA BFA and CE instructor Kate Copeland is spending the fall in Vadodara, India, teaching workshops within the Graphic Arts Department through the Fulbright Program. Follow Kate’s adventures on her tumblr.

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Schedule Shifts

Laubenthal Teaching

As we have every term, schedules change after the catalog goes to print. Here the changes for this term we made to accomodate the instructor’s schedules.

Chair Prototype moves from Thursday nights to Monday nights beginning at 6:30 on September 30.

Ukulele Building makes the corresponding move from Monday to Thursday. Frank will be assisted by a professional Luthier for this class, effectively giving the class two instructors who are experts at Uke construction.

Textile Drawing, Design and Printing is now being held on Wednesday nights.

Also I wanted to highlight the second section of Beginning Drawing Perception Skills on Saturday mornings with the fantastic Jerry Sumpter.

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Clay and Plaster Rooms

The plaster and clay rooms at PNCA are ready for students! Thanks Liz for getting us ready for the new school year.

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Ukulele

Frank's Ukes

These are two of Frank Irby’s Ukuleles. In the class Ukulele Building, students will build a Baritone Uke with all of the basic supplies included.

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Tube Amp

Tubes

Check out the kits from the upcoming Tube Amp class with Mark Keppinger. In this class you will spend the first session learning basic electronics, followed by seven weeks of tube electronics and cabinet construction.

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Picture of the Week - August 19, 2013

Just a few weeks back we concluded our smARTworks Summer Art Camp, the Pre-College Studios, and a variety of teen workshops. To say the campus was active for the last two months would be an understatement. Now that programs have concluded, we are looking back! How do you boil down such an amazing body of work by staff, faculty and students into just a few images. Well, we’ll do our best.

Pre-College 2013

Week 3: Myths of Ancient Civilizations

Week 4: Creatures & Characters

Those are just a few images that showcase what we did his summer. If you would like to work from our smARTworks Camps, the Pre-College Studios, and more, visit our Youth Program Photo Archive on Flickr. (Photo credit: Micah Fischer, Sara Kaltwasser)

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Picture of the Week - smARTworks 2013

smARTworks – Art + Storytelling is in full swing. We’ve been so busy making art with kids for the last couple of weeks, that we’ve not had time to post our weekly photos. Well, there is a little bit of time today! Check out some photo’s from smARTworks 2013!

Week 2: Science Fiction

Week 2: Science Fiction

Week 2: Science Fiction

Our students seem to be enjoying themselves. PS.These super cool photos were taken by program photographer Mike O’Malley. Not only is he a great photographer, he is also a smARTworks Staff and PNCA alum! If you would like to see more images from smARTworks visit our Flickr site!

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