Youth Programs at PNCA

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What does the PNCA Youth Program do?

PNCA Continuing Education offers a comprehensive program of art courses for children and teens (ages 4-18) including Saturday classes during the fall and spring. YOUTH CLASSES provide artistic skill building and exploration for students, ages 4-18. Courses offer a wide variety of media, each providing basic skill and vocabulary. During the fall, winter and spring terms, classes are held on Saturdays. During the summer, classes are one and two week workshops.

“You’re not just doing art, but your learning to express yourself in different ways!” – Youth Program Student, age 8

Mixed Media Studio

Learn more on the Youth Program Facebook Page.

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Youth Program Scholarship Deadlines

Fall 2013 – Summer 2014:

Art.Play.Dance Workshop (May/June): Friday April 18, 2014
Summer Term (smARTworks): Friday May 9, 2014

Fill out the Scholarship Form Online!
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Download the Scholarship Form
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(This form must be completed in full by the first day of class.)

The Pre-College Studios Program uses an alternate application process and form. Please visit the Pre-College section of our website to download our Studios scholarship application. Pre-College Summer Studios. Scholarship applications are due: TBA.

Special Programs

Hollywood Theatre Studio (Ages 13-15)
Aspiring filmmakers enrolled in Hollywood Theatre Studio will learn to create films from talented professional filmmakers using the latest software and equipment. Whether you are hoping to pursue filmmaking as a career or simply seeking to further your skills, Hollywood Theatre Studio will give you the resources and training to create inspired, relevant and meaningful digital art. Completed films are projected on the big screen at a public event hosted by the Hollywood Theatre.

Session 1: June 16-27, Session 2: July 7-18, and Session 3: July 21-
August 1. Monday-Friday, 11-4pm
Location: PNCA
Cost: $695.00

For more program information, registration and scholarships, please check and contact


In collaboration with PNCA.


Pre-College 2013

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM offers workshops through out the year as intensive course for students looking to sharpen their skills and develop a portfolio for college admissions. The Pre-College Program also offers the Summer Studios, a four week college prep for serious students interested in expanding their art training, developing a portfolio, and experiencing an art college environment.

Week 1: Legends from Many Lands

smARTworks are unique summer courses designed specifically for first through eighth grade students who use art as a lens to investigate the world. One-week workshops guide children as they explore project topics and encourage their ideas to take form. Included in smARTworks registration are a camp T-shirt and healthy morning and afternoon snacks. Students have the opportunity to utilize the many resources of the college including professional studios and labs, quality tools and materials, Charles Voorhies Fine Art Library and the Internet. If you would like more information about 2014 smARTworks you can call (503) 821-8903.

PNCAs Youth program of art classes for children was founded in 1910. The philosophy of Anna Belle Crocker, the founder of the program, puts art at the center of an enriched life. The curriculum of the program addresses the continued developmental stages of children and teens. The faculty are practicing fine artists committed to providing a program of excellence in a nurturing, supportive and enriched environment. PNCA awards scholarships to children based on financial need and artistic merit.

Pacific Northwest college of Art thanks the following for their support of the college’s Youth Art Programs: Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, Jackson Foundation and Juan Young Trust (Pre-College Studios).


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Recent Work

Winter of 2011 CE Youth Program
From CE’s Pre-College Studios 2011

by Sara Kaltwasser

Work from CE Instructorby Sara KaltwasserPNCA BFA 2006

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