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.

Registration is NOW OPEN for WINTER 2023 CLASSES!  Please see the available dates below and follow the links to sign up.

Drawing

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: Allison Juliana  |  $120
Sept 15 – Nov 9   |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Jan 18 – Mar 15   |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00pm  REGISTER NOW

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 15 – Dec 8 (No class on Thanksgiving)  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM​  
Jan 19 – Apr 6  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM  (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

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
Sept 15 – Nov 17  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Jan 19 – Mar 23  |  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 7 students.

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

Sept 12 – Nov 14  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm
Sept 13 – Nov 15  |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm
Sept 14 – Nov 16  |  Wednesdays, 6:30–9:00pm 
Sept 15 – Nov 17  |  Thursdays, 6:30–9:00pm
Sept 17 – Nov 19  |  Saturdays, 9:30–Noon

Jan 16 – Mar 20  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm   REGISTER NOW
Jan 17 – Mar 21  |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm   REGISTER NOW
Jan 18 – Mar 22  |  Wednesdays, 6:30–9:00pm   REGISTER NOW
Jan 19 – Mar 23  |  Thursdays, 6:30–9:00pm  REGISTER NOW
Jan 21 – Mar 25  |  Saturdays, 9:30–Noon    REGISTER NOW

 

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 13 – Nov 8  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Jan 17 – Mar 14  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm  REGISTER NOW

Landscape Painting

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

Students will explore nature-inspired studio work using oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastels, supplying their own materials . Students must bring their supplies and easels to the first class. 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  |  $120
Sept 17 – Nov 12  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm
Jan 21 – Mar 18  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm  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.

Instructor: Susan Benigni-Landis  |  $120
Jan 16 – Mar 13  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm  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  |  $80
Sept 13 – Nov 9  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm  
Jan 17 – Mar 14  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm    REGISTER NOW

Watercolor

(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  |  $120
Sept 13 – Nov 9  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm  
Jan 17 – Mar 14  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm  REGISTER NOW

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  |  $130
Sept 17 – Nov 19 (No class Oct 1)  |  Saturdays, 10-11am
Jan 21 – Mar 18  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm  REGISTER NOW

Clay for Kids

(Ages 8-12, Reservoir Park Pottery Studio, 8 weeks)

Ready to get your fingers muddy?  This fun Clay for Kids class will teach the student the fundamentals of hand building as they construct various projects using coiling, pinching, and slabbing techniques.  They will also learn how to decorate and glaze their projects.  Students will be able to work at their own pace as they explore their imagination through the medium of clay.  All supplies are included in the tuition fee.

Instructor: Melissa Ross  |  $140
Sept 17 – Nov 5  |  Saturdays, 10am-11:30am
Jan 21 – Mar 11  |  Saturdays, 10am-11:30am   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  |  $130
Sept 18 – Nov 20  (No class Oct 9)  |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm
Jan 22 – Mar 19  |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm  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! 

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!

Monitor: Allison Juliana  |  $130
Sept 18 – Nov 20  (No class Oct 9)  |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm 
Jan 22 – Mar 19​  |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm   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!