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.

SPRING 2021 CLASSES have been posted and registration is now open!  Please see the available dates below and follow the hyperlinks to sign up.

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
Apr. 19 – June 28  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm [No class Memorial Day] (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: Jerald Phoenix  |  $150
Apr. 19 – June 28  |  Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm [No Class Memorial Day]  FULL
Apr. 20 – June 22  |  Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm  FULL
Apr. 24 – June 26   |  Saturdays, 9:30am–Noon  FULL

Instructor: Stephen Cincotta  |  $150
Apr. 21 – June 23  |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
Apr. 22 – June 24  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)

Children’s Classes

Art for Kids

(Ages 5 through 7, AAH Lower Level, 9 weeks)

This class is designed for 5 to 7 year-olds. We will explore different elements and processes of art. With a brief walk-through art history, your child will be able to learn and understand different fundamentals 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: Cassie LaPorta |  $120
Apr. 24 – June 19  |  Saturdays, 10-11am (register)

Clay for Kids

(Ages 6-12, 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: Kami Lumadue  |  $140
Apr. 24 – June 12  |  Saturdays, 10am-Noon (register)

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
Apr. 25 – June 20 |  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
Apr. 25 – June 20 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm (register)

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
Jan. 18 – Mar. 15  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr. 19 – June 21  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm [No Class on Memorial Day] (register)

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. 21 – Apr. 8  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM
Apr. 22 – July 8  |  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.

Life Sketching Sessions

(Ages 16 through Adult, 12 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.

Nude and costumed models pose for 20-minute poses as participants sketch/draw with pencil, conte’, pastels, charcoal, or watercolor. The class does not offer instruction, however the monitor will offer advice and coaching regarding form and techniques.

Materials needed: Sketch book or tablet, pencils, charcoal, pastels, or prepared watercolor paper on board. The class does not employ tables, only chairs, so all papers must be self-supporting.

Monitor: Charles Schulz
Apr. 19 – June 21 |  Mondays, 6-9 PM (No class on Memorial Day)
AAH Members Fee: $150.00 (register)
Non-Members’ Fee: $190.00 (register)

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

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
Jan. 19 – Mar. 16  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Apr. 20 – June 15  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm (register)

Landscape Painting

(Ages 15 through Adult, Outdoor Locations, 12 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  |  $130
Jan. 23 – Mar. 20  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm
Apr. 24 – July 10  |  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
Jan. 18 – Mar. 15  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr. 19 – June 21  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

 

Exploring Multiple Media

(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 artists and more experienced painters are welcome. The instructor will work with individual students to develop their own personal style and  technique, assisting them 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
Apr. 20 – June 15  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

 

Other Media

The Art of Couture

(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.

Learn to sew or perfect your sewing skills! A three-part class exploring:
(1) The basics of fashion over the centuries.
(2) Contemporary pattern-cutting and fundamentals of sewing.
(3) Final product. Instructor will assist with the production of a finished garment based upon student’s selection of pattern and
fabric.

Students must provide their own materials and sewing machines.  One session will be held at JoAnn Fabric Shop in West Shore Plaza, Lemoyne.

Instructor: Chuck Schulz  |  $110
Apr. 22 – June 17 |  Thursdays, 7-9 PM (register)

Fundamentals of Photography – Online Class

(Ages 16 through Adult, ONLINE)

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
Mar. 23 – Apr. 27  |  Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm (register)

Therapeutic Art

(Ages 18 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.

Artistic self-expression is a practice that can reduce stress, remedy trauma and promote a state of emotional well-being. You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy the benefits of the therapeutic experience of creating art…This class is focused on the process of relaxation and introspection through artistic imagination and creative process. Each session will focus on meditations and projects based on understanding ourselves, our lives, the world, and situations around us. A list of supplies will be provided upon registration.

Instructor: Chuck Schulz  |  $110
Apr. 21 – June 16 |  Wednesdays, 7-9 PM (register)

Writing For The Arts

(Ages 18 through Adult, AAH 2nd Floor Michener Gallery, 6 weeks)

This class will focus on how to prepare for, and then conduct, an interview and/or review of a gallery show, a book about the arts or an artist, a theatrical production, or an art-related event. Participants will select their area (s) of interest in order to tailor the course to their needs.

Instructor: Frank Pizzoli  |  $80
Apr. 21 – May 26  |  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (register)