Upcoming Classes

Class Schedule

Our classes are offered in four convenient semesters. Can’t take a class this semester? No worries! Check out our upcoming classes.
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.

WINTER 2022 CLASSES have been posted and registration is now open!  Please see the available dates below and follow the hyperlinks to sign up.

Drawing

Basic Drawing

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Lower Level, 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: Crista Sanfilippo  |  $120
Jan 18 – Mar 15   |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm (register)

Figure Drawing Studio

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

This Figure Drawing class offers a classical studio experience for beginners, art students, and working professional artists. Artists will have the opportunity to work from costumed and unclothed models, unfettered by instruction or interruption. 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, whether it be 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 graphite sticks. AAH members receive a discount. (Model fee included in tuition fee.)

Sept 16 – Dec 9  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM
Jan 20 – Mar 24  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM  (register below)

AAH Member Fee  |  $150 (register)
Non-Member Fee  |  $190 (register)

AAH Members may also attend individual sessions for $15 per evening, or purchase a package of 5 sessions for $70.

Ceramics & Sculpture

Clay Sculpture

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

This course will explore sculpture and the ways in which a three-dimensional object
created first in the sculptor’s imagination, and then made manifest through tooling of
selected materials, can communicate with the viewer. With an emphasis on the form of the human head, students will be encouraged to create forms of their own interest in an open-studio setting.

Instructor: Seward Ryan  |  $160
Sept 14 – Nov 16  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Jan. 18 – Mar. 22  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)

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  |  $160
Jan 17 – Mar 21  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)

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 5 students.

Instructors: Jerald Phoenix  (Mon, Tue, Sat) and Stephen Cincotta (Wed, Thu)  |  $160

Jan 17 – Mar 21  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm  FULL
Jan 18 – Mar 22  |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm  FULL
Jan 19 – Mar 23  |  Wednesdays, 6:30–9:00pm   FULL
Jan 20 – Mar 21  |  Thursdays, 6:30–9:00pm   FULL
Jan 22 – Mar 23  |  Saturdays, 9:30–Noon FULL

 

 

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  |  $120
Sept 14 – Nov 9  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Jan 18 – Mar 15  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm (register)

Exploring Multiple Media

(Ages 15 through Adult, Paper Lion Frame & Art Gallery, 1217 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne, 9 weeks)

Both beginning artists and more experienced painters are welcome. The instructor will work with individual students to develop their own personal style and technique, assisting the in choice of subject matter. Composition, color mixing, and handling the medium of choice in a variety of ways will be covered. Possible media may include: watercolor, acrylics, ink, markers, and collage on board or paper. Demonstrations and personalized instruction will be included. The instructor will discuss supplies at the first session.

Instructor: Charles Schulz  |  $120
Sept 14 – Nov 9  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Jan 18 – Mar 15  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Multiple Media II

(Ages 15 through Adult, Paper Lion Frame & Art Gallery, 1217 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne, 9 weeks)

Students who have taken Exploring Multiple Media I are encouraged to take this class, in order to build upon projects undertaken in the basic sessions. Individual initiatives will be encouraged with input from the instructor when needed.

Instructor: Charles Schulz  |  $120
Sept 16 – Nov 11  |  Thursdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Jan 20 – Mar 17  |  Thursdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Landscape Painting

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

Students will explore nature-inspired studio work.  Students usually work in oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastels, supplying their own materials .  Students must bring their supplies  to the first class.. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A BEGINNING-LEVEL PAINTING CLASS. Students with limited painting experience should consider taking our Basic Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor courses.

Instructor: Paul Flury  |  $120
Jan 22 – Mar 19  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm (register)

Open Painting Studio (All Media)

(Ages 15 through Adult, Giant Store – 3301 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, Second 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  |  $80
Sept 14 – Nov 9  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm 
Jan 18 – Mar 15  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (register)

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.

Instructor: Jonathan Frazier  |  $120
Jan 17 – Mar 14  |  Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm  (register)

 

Watercolor

(Ages 15 through Adult, Giant Store – 3301 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, Second-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  |  $120
Sept 14 – Nov 9  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Jan 18 – Mar 15  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Children’s Classes

Youth Drawing & Painting

(Ages 11-15, 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  |  $130
Sept 19 – Nov 14 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm
Jan 23 – Mar 20 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm  (register)

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! 

Advanced Youth Drawing & Painting (Open Studio)

(Ages 11 through 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  |  $130
Jan 23 – Mar 20  |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm (register)

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! 

Other Media

Process, Share, and Discuss (Formerly “Fundamentals of Photography”)

(Ages 15 through Adult, ONLINE ONLY)

This class is designed to improve your photo processing skills using whatever software you have.

You will share a photo that you have taken and processed, explaining your intent and methods.  Other participants will then discuss your efforts, ask questions, and offer suggestions.

Your instructor will demonstrate what can be done in post-processing using Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.

The class is designed for all digital photographers, regardless of the type of camera used: DSLR, mirrorless, or even phone cameras.

Take this class from the comfort and safety of your home; access Zoom from your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer. If you have questions about the class or using Zoom, contact the instructor – Dennis@DennisBakerPhoto.com.

Instructor: Dennis Baker |  $150
Feb 15 – Mar 22  |  Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm (register)