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.
SUMMER 2021 CLASSES have been posted and registration is now open! Please see the available dates below and follow the hyperlinks to sign up.
(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Lower Level, 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. 19 – June 21 | Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm [No Class on Memorial Day]
July 12 – Aug 16 | Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm (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. 22 – July 8 | Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM
July 15 – Aug 19 | Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM
AAH Members may also attend individual sessions for $15 per evening.
Ceramics & Sculpture
(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. 19 – June 28 | Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm [No class Memorial Day]
July 12 – Aug 16 | 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: Jerald Phoenix | $105
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
July 12 – Aug 16 | Mondays, 6:30–9:00pm (register)
July 13 – Aug 17 | Tuesdays, 6:30–9:00pm (register)
July 17 – Aug 21 | Saturdays, 9:30am–Noon FULL
Instructor: Stephen Cincotta | $105
Apr. 21 – June 23 | Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Apr. 22 – June 24 | Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm
July 14 – Aug 18 | Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
July 15 – Aug 19 | Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm FULL
Painting & Mixed Media
(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. 20 – June 15 | Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
July 13 – Aug 17 | 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
July 13 – Aug 17 | Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)
(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
July. 17 – Aug 21 | Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm (register)
(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.
Art for Kids
(Ages 5 through 7, AAH Lower Level, 4 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 | $70
Apr. 24 – June 19 | Saturdays, 10-11am
Jul. 24 – Aug 21 | Saturdays, 10-11am [No class July 31] (register)
Youth Drawing & Painting
(Ages 11-15, AAH Lower Level, 6 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: Crista Sanfilippo | $90
July 18 – Aug 22 | Sundays, 2:30-4pm (register)