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 SUMMER 2022 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, 6 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  |  $80
Apr 20 – Jun 15   |  Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Jul 20 – Aug 24   |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00pm  (register)

 

Figure Drawing Studio

(Ages 16 through Adult, AAH Third Floor, 6 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.)

Apr 21 – Jul 7  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM
Jul 21 – Aug 25  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM​  (register below)

AAH Member Fee  |  $100 (register)
Non-Member Fee  |  $140 (register)

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

Ceramics & Sculpture

Hand-Built Pottery

(Ages 15 through Adult, Reservoir Park Pottery Studio, 6 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  |  $105
Apr 18 – Jun 27  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm [No Class on Memorial Day]
Jul 18 – Aug 22  |  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.

Instructors: Jerald Phoenix  (Mon, Tue, Sat) and Roni Bauer (Wed, Thu)  |  $105

Apr 18 – Jun 27  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm  [No Class on Memorial Day]
Apr 19 – Jun 21  |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm
Apr 20 – Jun 22  |   Wednesdays, 6:30–9:00pm
Apr 21 – Jun 23  |  Thursdays, 6:30–9:00pm
Apr 23 – Jun 25  |  Saturdays, 9:30–Noon

Jul 18 – Aug 22  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm  (register)
Jul 19 – Aug 23  |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm (register)
Jul 20 – Aug 24  |  Wednesdays, 6:30–9:00pm (register)
Jul 21 – Aug 25  |  Thursdays, 6:30–9:00pm (register)
Jul 23 – Aug 27  |  Saturdays, 9:30–Noon (register)

 

 

Painting & Mixed Media

Acrylic Painting

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Third Floor, 6 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  |  $80
Apr 19 – Jun 14  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Jul 19 – Aug 23  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm  (register)

Exploring Multiple Media

(Ages 15 through Adult, Paper Lion Frame & Art Gallery, 1217 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne, 6 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  |  $80
Jul 19 – Aug 23  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm  (register)

Multiple Media II

(Ages 15 through Adult, Paper Lion Frame & Art Gallery, 1217 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne, 6 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  |  $80
Jul 21 – Aug 25  |  Thursdays, 7:00–9:00pm  (register)

Landscape Painting

(Ages 15 through adult,  Outdoor Locations, 6 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  |  $80
Apr 23 – Jul 9  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm
Jul 23 – Aug 27  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm (register)

Oil Painting

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Third Floor, 6 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  |  $80
Apr 18 – Jun 20  |  Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm [No Class on Memorial Day]
Jul 18 – Aug 22  |  Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm  (register)

 

Open Painting Studio (All Media)

(Ages 15 through Adult, Giant Store – 3301 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, Second Floor Community Room, 6 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  |  $40
Apr 19 – Jun 14  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Jul 19 – Aug 23  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm  (register)

Watercolor

(Ages 15 through Adult, Giant Store – 3301 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, Second-floor Community Room, 6 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  |  $80
Apr 19 – Jun 14  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Jul 19 – Aug 23  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm  (register)

Children’s Classes

Youth Drawing & Painting

(Ages 11-15, AAH Lower Level, 4 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  |  $70
Apr 24 – Jun 18 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm
Jul 10 – Jul 31 |  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

Wabi-Sabi Weaving

(Ages 15 through Adult, Held at Weft Studio (Behind 310 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg), 4 weeks)

Ever thought you might like to learn how to weave but felt intimidated by the equipment and skill required? Or do you know how to weave traditionally and wonder what freestyle weaving is like? This 8-week introduction to weaving course will provide you with an overview of Wabi-Sabi Weaving. This liberating approach to weaving embraces the Japanese aesthetic where beauty comes from imperfection. In Wabi-Sabi weaving, “mistakes” add to the beauty of the creation! You are encouraged to play and to celebrate the story each piece produces as you respond to the medium.

Offered off-site at Weft Studio in Mechanicsburg, you will receive one-on-one instruction, you will have ample time to create, and all materials and looms are included in the tuition cost!

Instructor: Nelly Smith  |  $200
Apr 18 – Jun 13  |  Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm
Jul 18 – Aug 8  |  Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm  (register)