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.


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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