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 SPRING 2023 CLASSES!

CURRENT AAH MEMBERS are now eligible for a $10 DISCOUNT on all art classes (except for Figure Drawing – prices as marked).
Be sure to click the Member box at checkout to receive this special discount!

Become an AAH Member today! Prices start at just $25 annually.

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: Nate Foster  |  $130
Jan 18 – Mar 15   |  Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
Apr 19 – Jun 14   |  Wednesdays, 6–8pm  REGISTER NOW

Basic Portraiture

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Lower Level, 9 weeks)

Learn the basics of creating a portrait. Through step-by-step instruction, students will learn proportion, value, and texture. The focus will be on drawing the eyes, nose, mouth and ears to create a convincing likeness. No previous drawing experience is necessary.

Instructor: Mindy Deardorff  |  $130
Apr. 19 – June 14  ​|  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.)

Jan 19 – Apr 6  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Apr 20 – Jul 6  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm  (register below)

AAH Member Fee  |  $160  REGISTER NOW
Non-Member Fee  |  $190  REGISTER NOW

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)

​For beginners and experienced artists alike, this class will adapt to the needs of all registrants. Learn to work water-based clay to create a project of your choosing or follow the lead of the instructor. You are welcome to choose human or animal figure, still life or a variety of other subjects. Freestanding and relief modes are available. Emphasis will be upon the techniques required to render a successful sculpture. You will have an opportunity to produce a final product that can be dried and fired.

There will also be opportunities to meet outside of the scheduled class time, according to the needs of the group. Please express your interest even if the scheduled time is inconvenient for you.

A small number of sculpting tools will be recommended for purchase.

Instructor: Mark Walter  |  $170
Jan 17 – Mar 21  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Apr 18 – Jun 20  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm   REGISTER NOW

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  |  $170
Jan 19 – Mar 23  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Apr 20 – Jun 21  |  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)  |  $170

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

Apr 17 – Jun 26  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm  [No Class on Memorial Day]  REGISTER NOW
Apr 18 – Jun 20   |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm   REGISTER NOW
Apr 19 – Jun 21  |  Wednesdays, 6:30–9:00pm  REGISTER NOW
Apr 20 – Jun 22   |  Thursdays, 6:30–9:00pm   REGISTER NOW
Apr 22 – Jun 24  |  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  |  $130
Jan 17 – Mar 14  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Apr 18 – Jun 13  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm   REGISTER NOW

Landscape Painting

(Ages 15 through adult,  Outdoor Locations, 12 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  |  $150
Apr 22 – Jul 8  |  Saturdays, 9:00am–11:30pm   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  |  $130
Jan 16 – Mar 13  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr 17 – Jun 19  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm  [No class on Memorial Day]  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  |  $90
Jan 17 – Mar 14  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr 18 – Jun 13  |  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  |  $130
Jan 17 – Mar 14  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr 18 – Jun 13  |  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  |  $140
Jan 21 – Mar 18  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm
Apr 22 – Jun 17  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm  REGISTER NOW​

NEW!  Motif: Printmaking for Youth

(Ages 10 through 14, AAH Lower Level, 6 weeks)

MOTIF is a decorative design or pattern. We’ll explore MOTIF by creating our own, inspired by the local Susquehannock tribe, Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, and present-day consumer goods. We will be using potatoes and other vegetables to print, as well as found objects for nature prints, and geometric shapes such as flowers and marbled paper. Supplies are included in the tuition.

Instructor: Yasmin Kuhn  |  $130
Apr 22 – May 20  |  Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am   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  |  $140
Jan 22 – Mar 19  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm
Apr 23 – Jun 18  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm   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  |  $140
Jan 22 – Mar 19​  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm
Apr 23 – Jun 18  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm   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! 

Other Media

NEW!  Cluster Earrings

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Lower Level, 6 weeks)

Using multiple beads, students will learn to create an elegant earring with movement and volume. Students will need only pliers, jump rings, eye pins, head pins, chain and some wire wrapping to create the clusters which will be attached with a hook, post or clip-on depending on your desired style. These earrings can be colorful or monochromatic, can be tiered or single clusters, bring your imagination and any beads that you’d like to work with. Tools are included in the tuition, and students  may purchase beads and other items directly from the instructor.

Instructor: Yasmin Kuhn  |  $140
Apr 22 – May 20 |  Saturdays, 1:00–2:30pm    REGISTER NOW