PNCA Application Walk-Throughs

Need help completing your application? Join us for a step-by-step walkthrough of the PNCA application. We will review how to start or continue your application, upload your portfolio and artist statement, submit transcripts (official or unofficial), and how to know if your application is complete. We will be holding these events both in person on PNCA’s campus and virtually.

For these on campus events, please bring your portfolio (10 - 15 pieces or digital images), Transcripts (unofficial or official copies), and your laptop. We will be providing a documentation station where you can get your work photographed for your portfolio! Dinner will also be provided.

April 30, 2024

4pm - 5pm PT

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Portfolio Development Workshops

You are invited to join us for a special series of workshops designed to help you! We will be offering four portfolio development workshops this spring both in person at PNCA's studios and online. These workshops are designed to help you further develop your skills and generate pieces that can be included in your portfolio. These workshops will cover subjects like life drawing, documenting your work, and digital character design.

Join us for an in-person observational still life drawing workshop at PNCA! We will draw from a fun selection of objects with colorful, high key lighting for contrast.

April 24, 2024

6pm - 8pm PT


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Join us for a virtual workshop and learn how to create dynamic digital character designs using shape language, silhouette, and stylization! We will engage in a series of drawing and idea generating exercises to help you develop your characters with time for Q&A.

May 10, 2024

4pm - 5pm PT


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First Thursday Art Walk + Tour

Join us for a special tour of PNCA! This tour will coincide with the monthly First Thursdays (Art Walk) in the Pearl event. You will have a tour of PNCA’s campus and afterward get the chance to see a unique side of PNCA as the campus opens its doors to the public for show openings, performances, refreshments, and more.



4:30pm - 5:30pm

First Thursday

5pm - 9pm

May 2, 2024

4:30pm - 5:30pm

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