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PNCA Parent & Family Weekend

Feb 16 12:00 PM - Feb 17 3:00 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Community Events

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Calling all parents and families of PNCA students! You’re invited to join us for Parent and Family Weekend on February 16th and 17th.

Activities begin at noon on Friday, February 16th and continue into mid-afternoon on Saturday, February 17th. See below for a detailed schedule.

Early Bird registration by February 2nd 4th is $25; $40 after.
$10 for children under 18.
Registration closes on February 9th.

Registration is closed

Tentative Schedule:


11:30 Registration opens/ Light lunch available/ Optional tours at 12:00 and 12:30

1:00 Welcome with President Don Tuski

1:30 Faculty TED Talks From solving design problems with recycled cardboard to projection mapping, come learn about ways PNCA faculty are innovating with the curriculum and in their fields.

4:15 Shop demos in the sculpture facility (in the Falcon Building)

5:00 Reception and BFA Studios Open House (in the Falcon Building)

Dinner on your own.


9:00 Light breakfast

10:00 Exploring the academic program with Department Chairs

11:30 Printmaking demo and more

12:45 Lunch buffet opens

1:00 Life After PNCA alumni panel Join us as Ashley Robinson, the Director of PNCA’s BridgeLab Career Center, talks to a panel of alumni about how they got their start in their field.

2:10 Optional Tour of Pensole Footwear Design Academy Your chance to learn more about the PNCA|PENSOLE Design Intensive an accelerated program is designed to ready students for a career in the product creation industry.

Questions? Lauren Creany:, 503-821-8923.