CE Community Education

Summer Intensives for High School Students

CREATE a portfolio that will make your college applications stand apart. 

EXPERIENCE first-hand what your life will be like at art school. 

WORK with the professional artists who are our instructors and mentors to push your art to a new level.

Enrolled Pre-College Students click here for more information.

Summer Intensives for high school students encourage students to push their artwork to a new level while building their portfolios and experiencing art school first hand.

July 9 - July 27
This three-week Pre-College Foundation Intensive lets you experience firsthand what Foundation year at art school will be like including training in and access to 2D, 3D, and digital tools to turn ideas into finished works. May be taken for college credit at PNCA. 

Our one-week Studio Sessions give you additional time and support to further develop your work by focusing on the discipline that interests you most.

July 30 - August 3
Figure Painting
Animated Arts: 2D

August 6 - 10
Illustration: Comics + Characters
Screenprinting + Relief

Our campus is a space created by artists for artists. While students are here, we introduce them to the Portland art scene, include them in PNCA events, and connect them with mentors who can guide them outside of the classroom. We have a team of people who are on standby to talk through how to choose the right art school and go through the actual steps it takes to document work and assemble a portfolio. Our instructors are generous artists who will also be glad to offer a safe haven where students can talk through concerns or questions they may have about being a professional artist. 



Applicant families must meet free/reduced lunch eligibility criteria. Please provide documentation of such eligibility to ce@pnca.edu or by mail. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that you submit your materials before May 1st. 

Fill out the Online Application Now!


QUESTIONS? Send an email to ce@pnca.edu.