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.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The following Fall classes have been cancelled.
Their descriptions and times have been removed but will be reinstated for the Winter Semester in January.

  • Drawing 1 and 2
  • Junior Media Exploration
  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
  • Art for Kids
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Hand-Built Pottery
  • Watercolor and Open Studio Painting (all students transferred to the Paper Lion Watercolor class)
  • Therapeutic Art
  • Fluid Art Workshop
  • Writing for the Arts

Ceramics & Sculpture

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  |  $150
Sept. 14 – Nov.16  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)

Pottery Using the Wheel

(Ages 15 through Adult, Reservoir Park Painting Studio, 6 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.

Instructor: Stephen Cincotta  |  $150
Sep. 16 – Nov. 18  |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30pm (CLASS FULL!)
Sep. 17 – Nov. 19  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)

Instructor: Jerald Phoenix  |  $150
Sep. 14 – Nov. 16  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
Sep. 15 – Nov. 17  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
Sep. 19 – Nov. 21   |  Saturdays, 9:30am–Noon (CLASS FULL!)

Children’s Classes

Anime 201: The Basics of Storytelling

(Ages 10 through 15, AAH Lower Level, 4 weeks)

The follow up to Anime 101: The Introduction, is a class on how to use our visual vocabulary to tell stories.  We will learn the roles of director, cinematographer,  actor and writer- terms normally associated with film but applicable to Anime storyboards.  This class will teach various “camera angles”, character development and how to develop a short story based on personal experience.  Anime 101 not required but helpful.  Willingness to learn and enthusiasm for Anime a must.  Snacks will be provided but feel free to bring your own lunch.

Instructor: Brad Gebhart |  $100
Sep. 19 – Oct. 10  |  Saturdays, 10am-1pm (register)

Youth Drawing & Painting

(Ages 11 through 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  |  $120
Sep. 20 – Nov. 15 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm (register)

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  |  $120
Sep. 20 – Nov. 15 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm (register)

Drawing

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. 17-Dec. 10  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM [no class on Thanksgiving]

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

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

Painting & Mixed Media

Acrylic Painting 101

(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 various surfaces including glass, primed and unprimed canvas, wood, and other fun surfaces. Using photos, still life objects and imagination students will become familiar with this new medium, learn methods of applying paint and create works of art worthy of display.

Instructor: Brad Gebhart  |  $110
Sep. 15 – Nov. 10  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm (CLASS FULL!)

Landscape Painting

(Ages 15 through Adult, Outdoor Locations, 9 weeks)

Students will explore plein air painting, as well as nature-inspired studio work. They will work directly from nature to influence individual creativity. Students usually work in oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastels, and may work in any medium they choose. They MUST supply their own materials and a portable easel. The first class will be conducted at an outdoor location so it is essential for students to register IN ADVANCE so that the instructor is able to contact everyone with the place to meet! Students must bring their supplies and easels to the first class. Some travel is involved so it is necessary for participants to have transportation. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A BEGINNING LEVEL PAINTING COURSE. Students with limited painting experience should consider taking our basic Oil or Acrylic courses.

Instructor: Paul Flury  |  $110
Sep. 19 – Nov. 14  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm (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  |  $110
Sep. 14 – Nov. 9  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Watercolor Explorations

(Ages 15 through Adult, 9 weeks)

This class will be held at Paper Lion Frame & Art Gallery, 1217 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne.  Please call instructor Chuck Schulz at 717-571-2374 for more information.

Both beginning watercolorists and more experienced painters are welcome. The instructor will work with individual students to develop their own personal style and watercolor technique, assisting them in choice of subject matter. Composition, color mixing, and handling the watercolor medium in a variety of ways will be covered. Demonstrations and personalized instruction will be included.

Instructor: Charles Schulz  |  $110
Sep. 15 – Nov. 10  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Other Media

Create Amazing Pictures With Your Phone Camera!

(Ages 16 through Adult, ONLINE, 4 weeks)

You take lots of pictures with your phone, but are you happy with them? Do you keep thinking that they could look better? This is your opportunity to learn how to use your phone to take photos that you previously thought were only possible with a professional-level camera. You will learn specific tips and techniques for phone photography as well as the time-honored principles of composition and lighting. Your instructor is a retired educator with over 40 years of experience as a photographer – who has discovered that he really can create amazing pictures with his phone camera. Your instructor uses an iPhone 8 Plus, but the basic concepts presented in the class are applicable to all brands of phone cameras. Each class is 1/5 hours in length.

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 |  $80
Sep. 15 – Oct. 6  |  Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm (register)