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.

WINTER 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
Sept. 14 – Nov.16  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm 
Jan. 18 – Mar. 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.

Instructor: Stephen Cincotta  |  $150
Sep. 16 – Nov. 18  |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Sep. 17 – Nov. 19  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Jan. 20 – Mar. 24  |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
Jan. 21 – Mar. 25  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)

Instructor: Jerald Phoenix  |  $150
Sep. 14 – Nov. 16  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm
Sep. 15 – Nov. 17  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Sep. 19 – Nov. 21   |  Saturdays, 9:30am–Noon
Jan. 18 – Mar. 22  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
Jan. 19 – Mar. 23  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
Jan. 23 – Mar. 27   |  Saturdays, 9:30am–Noon (register) 

Children’s Classes

Anime 201: The Basics of Storytelling

(Ages 10 through 15, AAH Lower Level, 4 weeks)

The follow up to Anime 101: The Introduction, is a class on how to use our visual vocabulary to tell stories.  We will learn the roles of director, cinematographer,  actor and writer- terms normally associated with film but applicable to Anime storyboards.  This class will teach various “camera angles”, character development and how to develop a short story based on personal experience.  Anime 101 not required but helpful.  Willingness to learn and enthusiasm for Anime a must.  Snacks will be provided but feel free to bring your own lunch.

Instructor: Brad Gebhart |  $100
Sep. 19 – Oct. 10  |  Saturdays, 10am-1pm
Jan. 23 – Mar. 20  |  Saturdays, 10am-Noon (register)

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
Sep. 19 – Nov. 14  |  Saturdays, 10-11am 
Jan. 23 – Mar. 20  |  Saturdays, 10-11am (register)

Clay for Kids

(Ages 6 through 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
Jan. 23 – Mar. 13  |  Saturdays, 10am-Noon (register)

Junior Media Exploration

(Ages 8 through 10, AAH Lower Level, 9 weeks)

In this class, we will primarily be creating works on paper, utilizing a variety of media. Additionally, some found-object collage and assemblage techniques will be employed. Using our imaginations, as well as photographs and other visual references, we shall begin to explore new possibilities for creative expression. All materials are included in the tuition price.

Instructor: Martha Griffin |  $120
Jan. 24 – Mar. 21  |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm (register)

Youth Drawing & Painting

(Ages 11 through 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
Sep. 20 – Nov. 15 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm 
Jan. 24 – Mar. 21 |  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
Sep. 20 – Nov. 15 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm 
Jan. 24 – Mar. 21 |  Sundays, 2:30-4pm (register)

Drawing

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 [no class on Thanksgiving]

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

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

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. 14 – Nov. 9  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm 
Jan. 18 – Mar. 15  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Drawing II

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

This course builds on the skills acquired in Basic Drawing, going into more depth on per-spective and composition, with the addition of colour in some instances, using coloured pencils, pastels, etc. Charcoal drawing will also be utilized.

Instructor: Nate Foster  |  $110
Sep. 16 – Nov. 11  ​|  Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Jan. 20 – Mar. 17  ​|  Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Painting & Mixed Media

Acrylic Painting 101

(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 various surfaces including glass, primed and unprimed canvas, wood, and other fun surfaces. Using photos, still life objects and imagination students will become familiar with this new medium, learn methods of applying paint and create works of art worthy of display.

Instructor: Brad Gebhart  |  $110
Sep. 15 – Nov. 10  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Jan. 19 – Mar. 16  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm (register)

Acrylic Painting 201

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Third Floor, 9 weeks)

This class goes beyond the introduction to acrylics. If you have taken Acrylics 101 or have experience with the medium, this class is for you. During our 9- week course we will explore the medium in greater depth and detail. Students will learn hands-on brush techniques, color combinations and use of mediums. Unlike the beginner class where we had a new image and surface every week, this class will concentrate on one image and surface over a course of several weeks, working individually with each student to improve their skill level. This class is student motivated, so it will conform to the needs and outcome desired by each student. Motivation to improve your painting techniques and acrylics acumen required.

Supplies Needed:

Blue, red, yellow and white acrylic paint (brand and specific color your choice)
Round brushes (1 – 3 brush sizes)
Paper towels
12” X 16” canvas

(Professor will supply additional supplies)

Instructor: Brad Gebhart  |  $110
Sep. 16 – Nov. 11  |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Jan. 20 – Mar. 17  |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00pm (register)

Landscape Painting

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Third Floor, 9 weeks)

Students will explore nature-inspired studio work.  Students usually work in oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastels, supplying their own materials .  Students must bring their supplies  to the first class.. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A BEGINNING-LEVEL PAINTING CLASS. Students with limited painting experience should consider taking our Basic Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor courses.

Instructor: Paul Flury  |  $110
Sep. 19 – Nov. 14  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm
Jan. 23 – Mar. 20  |  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
Sep. 15 – Nov. 10  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Jan. 9 – Mar. 16  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (register)

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
Sep. 15 – Nov. 10  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm 
Jan. 19 – Mar. 16  |  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
Sep. 14 – Nov. 9  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm
Jan. 18 – Mar. 15  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Exploring Mixed 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, colour mixing, and handling the  medium of choice in a variety of ways will be covered. Possible media may include: watercolour, acrylics, ink, markers, and collage on board or paper.  Demonstrations and personalized instruction will be included.

Instructor: Charles Schulz  |  $110
Sep. 15 – Nov. 10  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Jan. 19 – Mar. 16  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Other Media

Fundamentals of Photography – Online Class

(Ages 16 through Adult, ONLINE, 4 weeks)

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
Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16   |  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
Jan. 20 – Mar. 17 |  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
Jan. 20 – Feb. 24  |  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (register)