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.

FALL 2021 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: Nate Foster  |  $110
Sept 13 – Nov 8  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm  FULL

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.)

July 15 – Aug 19  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM
Sept 16 – Dec 9  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM

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

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)

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  |  $150
Sept 14 – Nov 16  |  Tuesdays, 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.

Instructor: Stephen Cincotta (M-Th) or Jerald Phoenix (Sat)  |  $150

Sept 13 – Nov 15  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm  FULL
Sept 14 – Nov 16  |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm  FULL
Sept 15 – Nov 17  |  Wednesdays, 6:30–9:00pm  FULL
Sept 16 – Nov 18  |  Thursdays, 6:30–9:00pm  FULL
Sept 18 – Nov 20  |  Saturdays, 9:30–Noon (register)  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  |  $110
July 13 – Aug 17  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Sept 14 – Nov 9  |  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  |  $110
July 13 – Aug 17  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Sept 14 – Nov 9  |  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  |  $110
Sept 16 – Nov 11  |  Thursdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

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
July. 17 – Aug 21  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm
Sept 18 – Nov 13  |  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  |  $70
Sept 14 – Nov 9  |  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  |  $110
Sept 13 – Nov 8  |  Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm   FULL

 

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  |  $110
Sept 14 – Nov 9  |  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  |  $120
July 18 – Aug 22 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm  FULL
Sept 19 – Nov 14 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm  (register)

Other Media

Fundamentals of Photography

(Ages 15 through Adult, ONLINE ONLY)

This class addresses the basic techniques required to create pleasing photographs with a digital DSLR-style camera.  It is intended for individuals who are new to photography as well as experienced photographers who simply want to consistently create better photographs.  The instructor is familiar with many different types of cameras and will work with you to help you understand YOUR camera.

By taking this class you will learn how to:

  • Handle your camera properly so your pictures are sharp (when you want them to be).
  • Use your camera’s different exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual exposure) to achieve properly exposed pictures—under any lighting conditions.
  • Use your camera’s different focusing settings to accurately focus on both stationary and moving subjects.
  • Use different focal length lenses to achieve different “looks.”
  • Compose a photograph so that it looks “dynamically balanced.”
  • Adjust the camera’s shutter speed and the lens aperture for creative effects.

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
Sept 14 – Oct 19  |  Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm (register)