Thursday, April 15, 2010

Summer of making sketches

PNCA occupies a restored warehouse in the heart of Portland's Pearl District.
Its urban campus is just blocks away from the river and downtown attractions.

This illustration by Kurt Hollomon captures the creative spirit at PNCA's Commons, the gathering space that welcomes visitors into the building.

In this blog post, PNCA's Continuing Education Program Coordinator Joshua Moon gives an overview of the college's mission and its Summer of Making program (To download the catalogue on pdf click here.)

We at PNCA are incredibly excited to be working with the Urban Sketchers to co-host this first Symposium. We wanted to share a little about PNCA and our Summer of Making.

The Summer of Making program explores the confluence of diverse practices and ideas in art, design and craft. Attuned to national and international issues in these fields, it brings together PNCA’s mission of excellence and innovation in arts education and Portland’s community-minded, outside-of-the-box producer ethic in a unique and exciting program that celebrates art, craft, design and entrepreneurship.

Since its founding in 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has become a leader in innovative educational programs that connect students to a global perspective in the visual arts and design. In addition to its eight Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, PNCA offers graduate education with an MFA in Visual Studies, as well as an MFA in Applied Craft and Design developed in collaboration with the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

PNCA is actively involved in Portland’s cultural life through exhibitions, its Continuing Education program and a vibrant public program of lectures and internationally recognized visiting artists, designers and creative thinkers. With the support of PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education), the College has a partnership with the nationally acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Craft.

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