PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration

PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration

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On Saturday, we were fortunate to hold an intergenerational art day with the wonderful instructors from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration! We are grateful to everyone who took part in the event and love seeing the artistic expression.
The flowers are blooming in the Demuth Garden, just in time for our Kids Garden Party this Saturday, May 21! Kids are welcome to dress up in fancy clothes or their favorite costume to stop in and explore what we have to offer. From 11 am - 2 pm, there will be small activities and craft projects available, light refreshments, and opportunities to take a sneak peak at our summer programming lists. PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration and Lancaster Creative Factory will also be joining us in the garden!

During your visit, make sure to stop by our galleries and enjoy our current exhibition, Between Two Worlds, featuring the work of artist Helen Berggruen! The museum is open 10 - 4 on Saturday. We hope to see you there!

Image: Helen Berggruen, Still Life with Open Book of Drawings, 2018, 27 x 36", on view at the Demuth Museum through July 24, 2022
We're welcoming spring with our first ever Kids Garden Party on Saturday, May 21 from 11 - 2 in the Demuth Museum Garden! Kids are welcome to dress up in fancy clothes or their favorite costume to stop in and explore what we have to offer. There will be small activities and craft projects available, light refreshments, and opportunities to take a sneak peak at our summer programming lists. PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration and Lancaster Creative Factory will also be joining us in the garden! Feel free to either pop in or stay awhile! No RSVP required. Admission by donation.

We have more fun children's workshops coming up this month, including two sessions for a Sit Upon Workshop on May 17 and May 26! Check out our website at demuth.org/events for more information.
We are excited to again partner with the Lancaster Conservancy to host events and workshops celebrating Water Week! 💧🌳🕷

We're hosting a FREE First Friday event with our friends from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration! on Friday, June 3rd! We've also got special Water Week Hands-on STEM workshops for kids in grades K - 8 all week long!

Check our the full event details and get signed up today at www.LancasterScienceFactory.org/waterweek
We're so excited to immerse ourselves in creative experiences again -- especially now that we can go on those deep dives in person, learning together! Kick off your season of cool, inventive workshops with Make and Create Weekend, a two-day "camp for creatives" April 23 and 24 with instructors from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration and Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. On the agenda: glassblowing, figure drawing, jewelry making, printmaking, and art books. All the details about this collaboration's gifted instructors and the skills you'll learn can be found at https://bit.ly/GuildCCE!
Due to forecasts of snowy, cold weather on Saturday, our PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration classes are CANCELLED for Saturday, March 12.
Today we welcomed Matt Lester from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration to teach residents how to improve their smartphone photography. Residents went out into the Village Square and took editorial style and portrait photos. They then learned how to edit them on their phones. A second Smartphone Photography class will be held on March 12 - residents sign up at resident services, and the general public can sign up online at https://pcad.edu/product/smartphone-photography-at-garden-spot-village/.
Today we are grateful to host our continuing partnership with PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration for a Drawing for Life workshop. There will be art workshops in the weeks ahead, not only for Garden Spot Village residents but also the greater community.
Congrats to PCA&D grad Matty Geez Artist '14, Illustration, and Teatro Paloma for their selection as two of Lancaster's five PACE (Public Art Community Engagement) Neighbors project artists! Geez, a sculptor, and Teatro Paloma, which has a focus on the Latinx community, both have been instructors in the College's PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration program. Over the next year and a half, they'll work with City of Lancaster residents to discover and build connections between art and civic government. https://loom.ly/6SOw3yY
¡Feliz Jueves a todos! Here's another announcement featuring company members!

We'd like to proudly announce that company member, Jade Cintrón Báez, will be leading a one day creative release workshop: Theatre Games for the Overwhelmed Person at the PCA&D - Pennsylvania College of Art & Design PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration on March 12, 2022.

This workshop is open to the public. Scholarships are available!
SIGN UP TODAY! https://pcad.edu/product/theater-games-for-the-overworked-person/
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Leave your worries behind as we engage with being in the moment, letting go and doing for yourself in an interactive and creative way. Using drama based games and movement, this course will provide you with a time to explore your theatrical side and equip you with basic theatre skills to add to your personal tool box while leaving you feeling refreshed and reenergized. Silliness encouraged!
We're ready for Lancaster Shops Late at the Lancaster Museum of Art! Visit us at our Holiday Pop-Up Shop by Details Style for Living from 5 - 9 pm tonight for all of your gift-giving needs! A portion of each purchase stays with the museum and helps to underwrite our exhibitions and educational programs. Plus many items support local businesses and artisans!

PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration will be joining us from 4:30 - 8:30 pm with a create-your-own-gift-wrap makers' station! Create your own unique wrapping paper for a special touch to your holiday gifts. We also have a gift wrapping station available by donation for purchases from our Holiday Pop-Up shop!
The Holiday Pop-Up Shop at the Lancaster Museum of Art has been restocked by Details Style for Living and local artists, just in time for Lancaster Shops Late on Thursday, December 9! Stop by during our extended hours through 9 pm for all of your gift-giving needs! A portion of each purchase stays with the museum and helps to underwrite our exhibitions and educational programs. Plus many items support local businesses and artisans!

A gift wrapping station is available by donation for purchases from our gift shop from 5 - 9 pm, and PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration will offer a create-your-own-gift-wrap makers' station from 4:30 - 8:30 pm! Create your own unique wrapping paper for a special touch to your holiday gifts. We hope you'll join us for an evening of shopping & creative fun!

Image: Create-your-own-gift-wrap by PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration - make your own during Lancaster Shops Late!

Classes, workshops, and events for adults, high school students, and children in grades 1-9 at the P

11/25/2022

In this online class, will begin studying the simple effects of light on form to learn to think like an observational painter, while exploring the digital tools that Adobe Photoshop has to offer. For any artist that is interested in digital painting we will focus on building understanding in rendering 3-dimensional form, light and its effect on local color, mark-making and using brushes in the digital space, Photoshop adjustment layers and their ability to create various lighting scenarios for your paintings, and getting comfortable in using Photoshop as an art-making tool. NOTE: Prior beginning-level knowledge of Photoshop is necessary to take this course. Learn more and register today! https://loom.ly/idJiSgk

11/24/2022

This introductory course will demystify the fundamental building blocks that are behind all forms of web design and development: HTML and CSS. Through straightforward practical exercises, you will learn the essentials of website code: basic HTML to define the content, and basic CSS to define the visual layout and style. You will also learn standards and best practices for formatting and accessibility, simple techniques for an efficient development workflow, as well as proper planning and organization as they pertain to web design. Learn more and register today! https://pcad.edu/product/html-css/

11/23/2022

This online course will introduce the concepts around the idea that UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) refer to the visual components, interactions, and experience when using a product. Each class meeting will include one hour of lecture, one hour of synchronous work time (with instructor present), and one hour of asynchronous work time on various projects such as Test Subject/Auditing, Personal UX Thesis, and the Final project. Register today! https://loom.ly/2VyfCz0

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We had a wonderful time designing fused glass ornaments over the weekend! Can’t wait to see how they look once they’re fired!

11/22/2022

An industry-standard layout and publication program, Adobe InDesign is used primarily for creating multi-page publications, layout designs, and other publication material. In this online class, you will learn to effectively use the Adobe InDesign software program while completing design projects on the computer. Basic computer skills are required to take this course. Register today! https://loom.ly/fDefxXM

11/22/2022

This online workshop is for women and femme-identifying people, especially those who are older. Using photo and writing prompts, we will have a conversation around what it means to look at one’s own image as well as what it means to be seen by others, especially in an age of social media and the selfie. The workshop will also host the conversation on the difference between a self-portrait and a selfie and why someone might not be comfortable taking their own photo or having their photograph taken. Learn more at pcad.edu/classes.

Monday, February 13
6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Dafna Steinberg

11/22/2022

In this intergenerational workshop for ages 9-adult, we will focus on Matisse and his use of color, cutouts, and pattern in his work. In the first half of class we will explore with paint and/or collage to create our own still life. During the second half of class we will collaborate on one larger Matisse inspired piece! Join us!

Saturday, February 18
10 am - 12 pm
Instructor: Elaina Posey


11/21/2022

Content creation both attracts new customers and retains your current customers while creating brand loyalty along the way. Instructor Mia Aquino will teach you the importance of reaching your target audience and building engaging content for your community. In addition, this course will explore principles of branding, social media marketing, content strategy, and SEO. Join us this winter! https://loom.ly/dGvkB2o

11/21/2022

A zine, short for magazine, is a small, self-published book that anyone can create about any topic they’re interested in. In this workshop, you will create your own zine while learning about the history of self-publication being used for social justice movements. You can draw, write, and/or collage to create your zines. At the end of the workshop, you can exchange some of the zines you created with each other. Join us!

Saturday, February 18
12:30 – 3:30 PM
Instructor: Rachel Yinger


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11/21/2022

In this deep-dive, in person workshop, you will learn how to use Design Thinking as a framework to critically examine what belonging looks like. Whether it’s identifying gaps in how you or your institution offer moments of welcome or finding creative ways to enhance belonging, this workshop will provide you with the tools to think deeply about being a more inclusive community member. We will use excerpts from the Stanford d.school guide Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in your Communities by Susie Wise. Register today!

11/19/2022

We all love a good ghost story. A warm fire, the dim glow of a candle, a blue face beyond a window pane. But what makes a ghost story effective? Is it the history of an old house that transforms every groaning floorboard into voice, every clanging pipe into an SOS from the other side? This in person workshop will introduce students to the writing strategies that produce effectively haunting tales. Join us!

Monday, February 13, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Josh Keller

11/19/2022

In this workshop, students ages 11 – adult will learn basic weaving terms and techniques on simple peg looms. We will discuss the techniques of plain and tapestry weaving, cultural aspects of weaving, and experiment with different yarns as weft to create colorful textured patterns in their woven fabric! Register today!

Wednesday, February 8, 6 – 9 PM
Instructor: Joanna Spicer
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11/18/2022

REPOST • Supporting the arts is important to folks like Abby Saurbaugh, whose work with the College's Center for Creative Exploration helps creatives of all ages bring their imagination, inventiveness, and unique perspective to life.

A donation of $120 supports instructors like Abby so that she can continue to host meaningful and free arts engagement events. Give at the LINK IN OUR BIO!

11/18/2022

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REPOST • Fiona Fackler, the College's Assistant Director, Candidate Experience & Enrollment Systems, has a long history with PCA&D:

Like, from childhood, when she attended art classes (and gave them a glowing review, seen in the photo 😍)

So what does a donation to PCA&D provide? Here's one example: A donation of $100 provides a scholarship to a young artist like Fiona to attend a class at no cost. That enriching experience can be the first step to a lifetime of creative thinking, making, and inspiration! Give at the LINK IN OUR BIO for Lancaster's , and help make that happen!

Photos from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration's post 11/18/2022

Join us at for the Creative Community STEAM Fair from 4-7 pm. We’re making buttons, taking creative selfies, and creating tiny masterpieces!

Free to attend!

11/17/2022

One more sleep until Extra Give! CCE will be busy all day providing opportunities to express and ! After our coloring party on campus from 10am-2pm, join us at the Lancaster Science Factory for the Creative Community STEAM Fair!

11/15/2022

Our winter session of classes and workshops is now live! Explore creative experiences for adults, teens and children. https://loom.ly/nS7dAyU

11/15/2022

Here at CCE we support the creativity of our students! Whether you're a BFA student, a 5th grader, or an adult learner trying something out for the first time, we provide offerings that enhance your creativity! We also provide opportunities for talented students, like Kendall White, class of 2023, to collaborate with us! Check out some of Kendall White's artwork and color her amazing coloring page with us this Friday!

11/14/2022

The Extraordinary Give is 4 days away! Check out what CCE will be up to on Friday November 18th!

11/11/2022

The is a week away!

Join the Center for Creative Exploration (CCE) at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N. Prince Street, for a coloring party to celebrate the ExtraGive.

Stop by PCA&D between 11 am - 2 pm to color and contribute to a large-scale collaborative coloring page! Page by page, we'll reveal the amazing artwork by PCA&D Illustration student, Kendall White '23! Free to participate, coloring materials provided!

Meditation works as well as a popular drug to reduce anxiety, study finds 11/10/2022

Meditation works as well as a popular drug to reduce anxiety, study finds

Meditation and mindfulness are so helpful. That's why we're excited for this Saturday's Intergenerational Studio: Ages 9-Adult – A Handful of Quiet, Pebble Meditation Workshop. There's still time to register. Join us! https://pcad.edu/product/intergenerational-studio-ages-9-adult-a-handful-of-quiet-pebble-meditation/

Meditation works as well as a popular drug to reduce anxiety, study finds Researchers compared a practice of daily mindfulness meditation to taking Lexapro to control anxiety symptoms. The meditators got equivalent relief, without the side effects.

Photos from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration's post 11/05/2022

Great beginning colored pencil workshop with at our PCA&D York pop-up today!

Photos from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration's post 11/04/2022

Amazing work from and his pre-college students!

REPOST • Last month I taught an Intro to weekend course through — Everyone did an amazing job making some truly epic and getting familiar with their digital cameras. Here’s just a few photos of the zines that were made and our final group publication with the wonderful title, “Fall Into Fall” 🍁🍂🍁

10/27/2022

Meditation is a way to deeply connect with the present moment and our own bodies. Pebbles make meditation tangible and help us focus on our breath. In this intergenerational workshop for ages 9-adult, you’ll learn simple but profound meditation practices that you can use anytime, anywhere. We’ll also make a small bag to keep your meditation pebbles in! Join us! https://loom.ly/QHTjIKk

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We're still thinking about all the cool cereal creations Burrowes Elementary School 5th graders created yesterday! We learned about all the creative roles behind products and programs we use every day, like breakfast cereal. Continue to follow us for more fun, creative programming that exposes youth to the importance of arts and creativity! We look forward to your support this upcoming Extraordinary Give! More details to come! School District of Lancaster

10/26/2022

In this workshop students will create a kid-sized gingerbread cottage! Using everyday items, we will learn about basic architecture and transform our cottages into fantastical gingerbread houses. Students will be bringing home their gingerbread cottage at the end of the class where they can continue to create and add to their ideas.

Parents – crafty cottage buildings are cardboard and can be assembled to their final size of 32′′ x 26.5′′ x 40.5′′. Ideal for siblings! Limited spaces available. Register today! https://loom.ly/K62-g7o

10/26/2022

We're excited to share that we're partnering with Lancaster Science Factory for the Creative Community STEAM Fair! The Fair will feature interactive projects and demonstrations by Lancaster Creative Reuse, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, and more!

10/25/2022

Make your creative wellbeing a priority by using forest bathing to reconnect with yourself. We’ll practice mindfulness as we take in the forest atmosphere and use nature as an inspiration to create small works through writing or art. Join us for a relaxing and contemplative time to rejuvenate your spirit with instructor Beth Hacker. Register today! https://loom.ly/6ZIPASw

10/25/2022

Everytime we use Spanglish, we are creating new formas to describe the way we perceive our mundos (worlds). In this one day workshop, we will embrace that power of creación that Spanglish grants us and through writing, we will give life to the worlds that live in nuestra imaginación. We will examine cuentos by different Latinx writers, discuss their writing techniques, styles, and processes of creation, as we begin crafting our own. Throughout this course, we will provide feedback and support while we give life to our historias from beginning to end, and leave with a finalized draft of our cuentos. Register today! https://loom.ly/RGbTQyA

10/24/2022

In this introductory workshop, students in grades 6-9 will learn a variety of colored pencil techniques. These include stippling, hatching, scumbling and more. They will learn to blend and layer colors to create a vibrant fall-themed drawing. Join us! https://loom.ly/OzJyuB0

NOTE: This workshop takes place at PCA&D York located at 133 S. Duke Street, York PA

10/24/2022

In this two session workshop, children in grades 1-3 will explore the Tainos of Borikén, learning about Puerto Rican Taino culture! We will learn about Taino lifestyle, symbols, fashion, and art to create our own Taino inspired arts and crafts such as rock painting, clay pot making, fossil making, jewelry making, and more! Last call for registration is today! Don't wait! https://loom.ly/dTteaK0

Photos from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration's post 10/15/2022

Character design workshop with Shelby Young this afternoon!

Photos from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration's post 10/14/2022

Are you feeling the TGIF feels today? Looking for ways to calm the noise and care for yourself? We have workshops and classes that do just that - but through art. No need to be an artist to take them. Check out our upcoming pebble meditation forest bathing, or fall gel print workshops and consider trying one.

(Images from Drawing with Movement with instructor )

Photos from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration's post 10/13/2022

Hispanic Heritage Month officially ends on October 15th BUT our classes offer an opportunity to continue learning about Hispanic and Latinx culture through creative exploration!! Use discount code latinxpride15 for 15% off these two exciting classes!

10/10/2022

Get Spooooky with CCE!

Get SPOOOOKY with CCE! There are two exciting, seasonal classes happening starting this week! Learn more and sign up today!

Photos from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration's post 10/07/2022

We are all set up for Art Alley! Make a spooky sock puppet with OR a spider craft with !

10/06/2022

In this workshop your child in grades 5-8 will learn the fundamental techniques of figure drawing. We will work from photos and other references of clothed models while using various drawing materials. Students will learn about the landmarks of the body, measurements, proportions, and very basic anatomy. Register today! https://loom.ly/jD8cH9k

NOTE: This workshop takes place at PCA&D York located at 133 S. Duke Street, York PA

Photos from PCA&D - Center for Creative Exploration's post 10/06/2022

Learning to use our entire body and using non-traditional or modified tools is what our Intergenerational Drawing With Movement class is all about. Photos by instructor

10/05/2022

In this workshop students in grades 1-5 will create a kid-sized gingerbread cottage! Using everyday items, we will learn about basic architecture and transform our cottages into fantastical gingerbread houses. Students will be bringing home their gingerbread cottage at the end of the class where they can continue to create and add to their ideas.

Parents – crafty cottage buildings are cardboard and can be assembled to their final size of 32′′ x 26.5′′ x 40.5′′. Ideal for siblings! Limited spaces available. Register today! https://loom.ly/K62-g7o

10/04/2022

Do you love painting & drawing? Always wanted to learn but haven't taken that step? We have lots of amazing painting and drawing classes and workshops this fall. Take a look and register today! https://loom.ly/sQmmjgI

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