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.

Ceramics & Sculpture

Clay Sculpture

(Ages 15 through Adult, Reservoir Park Sculpture Studio, 10 weeks)

The course will explore sculpture and the ways in which a three-dimensional object created first in the sculptor’s imagination, and then made manifest through tooling of selected materials, can communicate with the viewer. With an emphasis on the form of the human head, students will be encouraged to create forms of their own interest in an open-studio setting.

Instructor: Seward Ryan  |  $150
Jan. 13 – Mar.16  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm
Apr. 13 – Jun. 22   |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)

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. 13 – Jun. 22  |  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: Stephen Cincotta  |  $150
Jan. 15 – Mar. 18  |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Jan. 16 – Mar. 19  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm

Instructor: Jerald Phoenix  |  $150
Jan. 13 – Mar. 16  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm
Jan. 14 – Mar. 17  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Jan. 18 – Mar. 21  |  Saturdays, 9:30am–12pm
Apr. 13 – Jun. 22  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm [no class Memorial Day]
Apr. 14 – Jun. 16  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm
Apr. 15 – Jun. 16  |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30pm [Instructor: Stephen Cincotta]
Apr. 16 – Jun. 16  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm [Instructor: Stephen Cincotta]
Apr. 17 – Jun. 16  |  Saturdays, 9:30am–Noon

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
Jan. 18 – Mar. 14 |  Saturdays, 10-11am
Apr. 18 – June 13 |  Saturdays, 10-11am (register)

Clay For Kids

(Ages 8 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: Bethany & Stephen Cincotta  |  $135
Jan. 18 – Mar. 7  |  Saturdays,10:00am-Noon
Apr. 18 – Jun. 6  |  Saturdays,10:00am-Noon (register)

Junior Media Exploration

(Ages 6 through 10, AAH Third Level, 9 weeks)

In this class, we will primarily be working two-dimensionally, using oil and chalk pastels. In addition, some found object collage and assemblage will also be explored. Utilizing our imaginations, as well as photos and still life scenes, we shall begin to examine the art styles of the past and present. All materials are included in the tuition price..

Instructor: Martha Griffin  |  $120
Jan. 19 – Mar. 7  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm (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.

Instructor: Allison Juliana  |  $120
Jan. 19 – Mar. 15  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm (register)


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.

Instructor: Nate Foster  |  $110
Jan. 13 – Mar. 9  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr. 13 – Jun. 15  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm [No class Memorial Day] (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
Apr. 15 – Jun. 10  |  Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

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

Based on the book of the same name, this class is for beginners, professionals, and those who are curious about art. In class we will explore the differences between the right and left hemispheres, learn techniques to tap into the creative sides of our brain, and practice ways to improve our artistic endeavors. No experience is necessary. Open mind required! Supplies: pencil, sketchpad and eraser.

Instructor: Bradley Gebhart  |  $80
Jan. 16 – Feb. 20  |  Thursdays, 6:00–7:30pm
Apr. 16 – May 21  |  Thursdays, 6:00–7:30pm (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.)

Apr. 16 – Jul. 2  | 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.

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 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
Jan. 14 – Mar. 10  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm
Apr. 14 – Jun. 9 |  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
Apr. 18 – Jul. 11  |  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 experi-ence. 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. 13-Mar. 9  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr. 13 – June. 15  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm [No class Memorial Day] (register)

Open Painting Studio (All Media)

(Ages 15 through Adult, Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Dr., Mechanicsburg, 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  |  $60
Jan. 14-Mar.10  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr. 14 – Jun. 9  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (register)

Watercolor Explorations

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

Both beginning watercolorists and more experienced painters are welcome. The instructor will work with individual students to develop their own personal style and watercolor technique, assisting them in choice of subject matter. Composition, color mixing, and handling the watercolor medium in a variety of ways will be covered. Demonstrations and personalized instruction will be included.

Instructor: Chuck Schulz  |  $110
Jan. 14 – Mar. 10  |  Tuesdays, 7–9pm
Apr. 14 – Jun. 9  |  Tuesdays, 7–9pm (register)


(Ages 15 through Adult, Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Dr., Mechanicsburg, 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
Jan. 14 – Mar.10  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm
Apr. 14 – Jun.9  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Other Media

Basic Digital Photography

(Ages 16 through Adult, AAH Second Floor Michener Gallery, 6 weeks)

This class addresses the basic techniques required to create meaningful 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 create better photographs. The instructors are familiar with many different types of cameras and will work with you to help you understand YOUR camera. Each participant should bring their camera, the camera instruction manual, and (at least one) lens. 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.

Each class is 1.5 hours in length. Contact the instructor for more information: Dennis Baker: Dennis@DennisBakerPhoto. com.

Instructor: Dennis Baker  |  $150
Feb. 18 – Mar. 24  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (register)

Creating Amazing Phone Camera Images

(Ages 16 through Adult, AAH Second Floor Michener Gallery, 4 weeks)

You take lots of pictures with your phone, but are you happy with them? Do you keep thinking that they could look better? This is your opportunity to learn how to use your phone to take photos that you previously thought were only possible with a professional-level camera. You will learn specific tips and techniques for phone photography as well as the time-honored principles of composition and lighting. Your instructor is a retired educator with over 40 years of experience as a photographer – who has discovered that he really can create amazing pictures with his phone camera. Your instructor uses an iPhone 8 Plus, but the basic concepts presented in the class are applicable to all brands of phone cameras.

Contact the instructor for more information – Dennis Baker: Dennis@DennisBakerPhoto.com.

Instructor: Dennis Baker  |  $130
Apr. 14 – May 5  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (register)

Therapeutic Art

(Ages 18 through Adult, AAH Third Level, 9 weeks)

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. 15 – Mar. 11  |  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Apr. 15 – Jun. 10  |  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (register)