Upcoming Classes

Class Schedule

Parking for evening and Saturday students is available in the Dauphin County lot across Market St. Instructions will be emailed to students when they register, as well as a class supply list if needed.  Downtown street parking is FREE after 5:00pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday.

Registration is NOW OPEN for SPRING 2024 CLASSES!

CURRENT AAH MEMBERS receive a $10 DISCOUNT on all art classes (except for Figure Drawing – prices as marked).
Be sure to click the Member box at checkout to receive this special discount!

Become an AAH Member today! Prices start at just $25 annually.


Basic Drawing

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Third Floor Studio, 9 weeks)

This course develops creativity through basic drawing skills. Emphasizing observation, exercises in a variety of media will be offered. Students will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook and all levels of experience are welcome. MINIMUM of 5 students per class.

Instructor: Nate Foster  |  $130
Jan 17 – Mar 13  |  Wednesdays, 6–8pm
Apr 17 – Jun 12  |  Wednesdays, 6–8pm   REGISTER NOW

Basic Portraiture

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Lower Level, 9 weeks)

Learn the basics of creating a portrait. Through step-by-step instruction, students will learn proportion, value, and texture. The focus will be on drawing the eyes, nose, mouth and ears to create a convincing likeness. No previous drawing experience is necessary.

Instructor: Mindy Deardorff  |  $130
Jan 17 – Mar 13  ​|  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Apr 17 – Jun 12  ​|  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00pm  REGISTER NOW

Figure Drawing Studio

(Ages 16 through Adult, AAH Third Floor, 12 weeks)

This is not an instructor-led course. Instead, it offers a classical studio experience for beginners, art students, and working professionals. From 5 to 6pm is open studio, individuals are encouraged to use this time to work on their projects, finish up work from the previous model session and generally make use of the drawing studio. Artists will then have the opportunity to work from costumed and/or unclothed models; unfettered by instruction or interruption from 6 to 8pm. Students may arrive and stay the length of time they choose. Artists are encouraged to work at their own pace in the medium of their choice such as paint, pencil, charcoal or pastel. PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT PERMITTED. Supplies are not included and beginners are advised to bring a large drawing pad and compressed charcoal sticks. The model fee included in tuition fee.

Class hours below are subject to change.

Jan 18 – Apr 4  |  Thursdays, 5:00-8:00pm
Apr 18 – Jul 11  |  Thursdays, 5:00-8:00pm (register below)

AAH Member Fee  |  $150  REGISTER NOW
Non-Member Fee  |  $190  REGISTER NOW

AAH Members may also attend individual sessions for $15 per evening.

Ceramics & Sculpture

Clay Sculpture

(Ages 15 through Adult, Reservoir Park Sculpture Studio, 10 weeks)

For beginners and experienced artists alike, this class will adapt to the needs of all registrants. Learn to work water-based clay into a project of your choosing or follow the lead of the instructor. You are welcome to choose human or animal figure, still life or a variety of other subjects. Occasionally, live models, nude and/or draped, may be present. Freestanding and relief modes are available. Emphasis will be upon the techniques required to render a successful sculpture. You will have an opportunity to produce a final product that can be dried and fired.
There will also be opportunities to meet outside of the scheduled class time, according to the needs of the group. Please express your interest even if the scheduled time is inconvenient for you.  A small number of sculpting tools will be recommended for purchase.
The course is limited to 6 registrants.
Instructor: Mark Walter  |  $170

Jan 15 – Mar 18  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm
Apr 15 – June 24  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm (No class on Memorial Day)  FULL

Hand-Built Pottery

(Ages 15 through Adult, Reservoir Park Pottery Studio, 10 weeks)

Recommended for those who have never participated in a clay class as well as more experienced potters who enjoy working without a wheel, the class will teach building projects with clay using coil, slab and free-form techniques. Clay, glazing and firing costs are included. Additional clay may be purchased at $10 per bag.

Instructor: Nicholas Boone  |  $170
Jan 18 – Mar 21  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Apr 18 – Jun 20  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm   REGISTER NOW



Pottery Using the Wheel

(Ages 15 through Adult, Reservoir Park Painting Studio, 10 weeks)

This course is an introduction to the use of the potter’s wheel as well as glazing and alternative finishing techniques. Clay, glazing and firing costs are included. Additional clay is $10 per bag. No new students will be accepted after the second week of class.

MAXIMUM enrollment for each class is 6 students.

Instructors: Jerald Phoenix  (Mon, Tue, Sat) and Arminda Paige (Wed, Thu)  |  $170

Jan 15 – Mar 18  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm
Jan 16 – Mar 19  |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm
Jan 17 – Mar 20  |  Wednesdays, 6:30–9:00pm
Jan 18 – Mar 21  |  Thursdays, 6:30–9:00pm
Jan 20 – Mar 23  |  Saturdays, 9:30–Noon

Apr 15 – Jun 24  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm (No class on Memorial Day)  FULL
Apr 16 – Jun 18  |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm   FULL
Apr 17 – Jun 19  |  Wednesdays, 6:30–9:00pm  FULL
Apr 18 – Jun 20  |  Thursdays, 6:30–9:00pm   FULL
Apr 20 – Jun 22  |  Saturdays, 9:30–Noon   FULL

NOTE: Classes no longer appear on the registration form after all available slots have been filled.

Painting & Mixed Media

Acrylic Painting

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Third Floor, 9 weeks)

This class is for new, intermediate and seasoned artists who want to learn the basics of Acrylic Painting, including color theory, color mixing, and painting techniques. We will learn about acrylic paint by working on primed and unprimed canvases of different sizes. Using photos, still life objects and imagination, students will become familiar with this medium, learn methods of composition and applying paint,  and create works of art that are worthy of display.

Instructor: Carrie Feidt  |  $130
Jan 16 – Mar 12  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Apr 16 – Jun 11  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm   REGISTER NOW

Classic Painting in Oil

(Ages 16 through Adult, AAH Third Floor, 9 weeks)

This course is recommended for students who have had some experience in drawing and painting previously. If you have never taken an art class before, please consider taking Basic Drawing first. This class will focus on classical painting techniques, demonstrations and supportive critiques to help you take your painting to the next level. Class work will center around still life setup and painting in oil.

Instructor: Reem Ghoti  |  $130
Apr 21 – Jun 16  |  Sundays, 2:30–4:30pm   REGISTER NOW

Oil Painting

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Third Floor, 9 weeks)

This class is intended for both beginning painters and for those with previous experience. The class will include demonstrations and instruction in technique, color mixing, and value for the beginners, while the more experienced students will be encouraged to work on their own projects, with occasional at-easel advice and critiques. The instructor will go over the supply list at the first session, so wait to purchase supplies until then.  Experienced students should sign up for either “Painting II”  or “Classic Painting in Oil”.

Instructor: Susan Benigni-Landis  |  $130
Jan 15 – Mar 11  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr 15 – Jun 17  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm (No class on Memorial Day)  REGISTER NOW

Open Painting Studio (All Media)

(Ages 15 through Adult, Giant – 3301 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, 2nd Floor Community Room, 9 weeks)

This open-studio-format session is intended for artists with some experience in watercolors, pastels, oils, or acrylics ,who do NOT require direct instruction. The artists MUST be AAH MEMBERS. Students may work from photos, sketches or still-lifes. This open studio should provide artists an opportunity to not only create art, but also a social setting in which to share their art with other artists, in the spirit of the late Dave Lenker’s classes.

Monitor: Dick Michaelian  |  $90 – AAH MEMBERS ONLY
Jan 16 – Mar 12  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr 16 – Jun 11  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm   REGISTER NOW

Plein Air Painting

(Ages 15 through adult,  Outdoor Locations, 6 weeks)

This class is a great opportunity for the studio painter who would like to try painting outside. Each class will begin with a short lesson focusing on a key essential to painting from life. Occasionally there will be suggested exercises to reinforce the lesson. Students may participate in the exercises or work on their own. The instructor is an oil painter and any demonstrations will be done in oil, but students may work in any medium that they are comfortable with. Students must provide their own materials and a supply checklist will be available upon registration. This class will meet at various public parks and locations will be announced each week through email. In the event of rain we will hold class under a public pavilion.

A minimum of 8 students is required.  Please sign up early if you are interested!

Instructor: Julie Riker  |  $140
April 20, May 4 & 25, June 15, 22, & 29  |  Saturdays, 9:00am–Noon  REGISTER NOW


(Ages 15 through Adult, Giant – 3301 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, 2nd Floor Community Room, 9 weeks)

Students who are new to the medium will receive basic watercolor technique instruction, including paper and color selection, sketching, the importance of design and drawing washes, handling of color, and how to be in control of the medium. Students will work from photos, still-lifes, and sketches. Demonstrations will be included. Experienced students may use this class to expand their skills and may work independently. The class is appropriate for both the beginner and the more advanced student.

Instructor: Dick Michaelian  |  $130
Jan 16 – Mar 12  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr 16 – June 11  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm   FULL

Children’s Classes

Art for Kids

(Ages 5 through 9, AAH Lower Level, 9 weeks)

This class is designed for 5 to 9 year-olds. We will explore different elements and processes of art.  Heads up – this is a very hands-on and sometimes very messy class, so come prepared! Supplies are included in the tuition price, and all students of any level experience are encouraged to enroll!

Instructor: Carrie Feidt  |  $140
Jan 20 – Mar 16  |  Saturdays, 10:00–11:00am​
Apr 27 – Jun 29  |  Saturdays, 10:00–11:00am (No class May 18)  REGISTER NOW​

Youth Drawing & Painting

(Ages 10–15, AAH Lower Level, 9 weeks)

This class will be an opportunity for young art enthusiasts to enhance their artistic skills and to create unique artwork in a variety of media. We will focus on drawing and painting basics such as shading, perspective, composition and color value. Subject matter will be open to each individual student.

Instructor: Allison Juliana  |  $140
Jan 21 – Mar 17  |  Saturdays, 10:00–11:00am
Apr 21 – Jun 16  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm   REGISTER NOW


Advanced Youth Drawing & Painting (Open Studio)

(Ages 11-15, AAH Lower Level, 9 weeks)

Work independently or collaborate with fellow art students to create original 2D artwork in an open studio setting without direct instruction. Completing Youth Drawing & Painting class is recommended but not required. Some supplies will be available but also feel free to bring your own as well as your creativity!

Instructor: Allison Juliana  |  $140
Jan 21 – Mar 17  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm​
Apr 21 – Jun 16  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm   REGISTER NOW

NOTE TO PARENTS: If you park behind someone in our back lot and plan to stay in the downtown area during your child’s class, please let the Gallery Assistant on duty know.  Thanks! 

AAH instructor Carrie Feidt will be teaching a series of kids’ art classes run by the City of Harrisburg beginning in February.
Please click the image below for more information or to register.