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.

DUE TO ONGOING BUSINESS CLOSURES RELATED TO COVID-19, ALL SPRING CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  SUMMER CLASS DATES, WHICH ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN THE WEEK OF JULY 13, ARE LISTED BELOW AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

WE HAVE ALSO JUST ADDED ANIME WORKSHOP 100: COVERING THE BASICS (ONLINE), A SPECIAL ALL AGES THREE-SESSION ONLINE CLASS IN JUNE, UNDER THE “DRAWING” SECTION BELOW.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

Ceramics & Sculpture

Hand-Built Pottery

(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
July 13 – Aug. 17  |  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  |  $105
July 15 – Aug. 19  |  Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
July 16 – Aug. 20  |  Thursdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)

Instructor: Jerald Phoenix  |  $105
July 13 – Aug. 17  |  Mondays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
July 14 – Aug. 18  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:30pm (register)
July 18 – Aug. 22  |  Saturdays, 9:30am–Noon (register)

Children’s Classes

Anime Workshop

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

Day 1 of this class we will begin with a historical overview of Japanese Anime, setting the tone for understanding the genre. Next we cover how to draw the face and head, and how to visually communicate emotions. Day 2 we will learn how to draw bodies, bodies in motion, anatomy and accessories. Day 3 we will teach students how to draw chibi, mecha, fantasy creatures and our favorite Anime characters. Day 4 we will learn how to create our own characters, stories and different ways to create our very own comic book. This is a basic drawing class that explores materials, types of surfaces and techniques as well. Positive attitude, willingness to learn and love of Anime welcomed! Light snacks provided. Students are welcome to bring lunch.

Instructor: Brad Gebhart  |  $100
July 25 – Aug. 15  |  10:00am-3:00pm (register)

Art for Kids

(Ages 5 through 7, AAH Lower Level, 6 weeks)

This class for deigned for the true hands- on artist. This summer we will be exploring art in a whole new way! In this class we will get messy as we create art with the world around us. In this class your child will be pushed to think out of the standard art environment. Some of the fun and exciting projects you can expect to see are projects with nature, shaving cream, glitter, paint and more. Heads up – this is a 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 |  $90
July 18 – Aug. 22  |  Saturdays, 10-11am (register)

Junior Media Exploration

(Ages 6 through 10, AAH Lower Level, 6 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  |  $90
July 19 – Aug. 23  |  Sundays, 2:30-4:30pm (register)

 

Youth Drawing & Painting

(Ages 11 through 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: Tzuhsuan Yang  |  $90
July 18 – Aug. 22  |  Saturdays, 1-3pm (register)

Drawing


Anime Workshop 100:
Covering The Basics (ONLINE)

(All ages online course, 3 sessions total)

Day 1 of this class we will begin with a historical overview of Japanese Anime, setting the tone for understanding the genre. Next we cover how to draw the face and head, and how to visually communicate emotions. Day 2 we will learn how to draw bodies, bodies in motion, anatomy and accessories. Day 3 we will teach students how to draw chibi, mecha, fantasy creatures and our favorite Anime characters. This is a basic drawing class that explores materials, types of surfaces and techniques as well. Positive attitude, willingness to learn and love of Anime welcomed!

Instructor: Brad Gebhart  |  $80
June 4, 11, 18  |  5:00-6:30pm (register)

Basic Drawing

(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
July 13 – Aug. 17  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Drawing II

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Lower Level, 6 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  |  $80
July 15 – Aug. 19  ​|  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
July 16 – Aug. 20  | Thursdays, 6:00–7:30pm (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.)

July 16 – Aug. 20  |  Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM

AAH Member Fee  |  $100 (register)
Non-Member Fee  |  $140 (register)

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

Painting & Mixed Media

Acrylic Painting

(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 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  |  $80
July 14 – Aug. 18  |  Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00pm (register)

Landscape Painting

(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 18 – Aug. 22  |  Saturdays, 10:00am–12:30pm (register)

Oil Painting

(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.

Instructor: Jonathan Frazier  |  $80

July 13 – Aug. 17  |  Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Open Painting Studio (All Media)

(Ages 15 through Adult, Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Dr., Mechanicsburg, 6 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  |  $40
July 14 – Aug. 18  |  Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (register)

Watercolor Explorations

(Ages 15 through Adult, 6 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 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: Charles Schulz  |  $80
July 14 – Aug. 18  |  Tuesdays, 7–9pm (register)

Watercolor

(Ages 15 through Adult, Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Dr., Mechanicsburg, 6 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  |  $80
July 14 – Aug. 18  |  Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00pm (register)

Other Media

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
July 15 – Aug. 19  |  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (register)

Fluid Art Workshop

(Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Lower Level, 2 sessions)

Fluid art is the process of mixing acrylics and a pouring medium to change the consistency of the paints so that colors can flow around and play off each other, creating mesmerizing abstract art that anyone can do. In this workshop you will learn how to mix paint, and practice many of the techniques used to create different patterns and make the paint react in varied ways. Students will practice on paper, canvas, and 4×4” coasters, leaving with artworks both decorative and functional. In the second session, students will turn some of their works into real wearable jewelry. Supplies are included in the tuition fee, except for the jewelry supplies, which may be purchased from the instructor.

Instructor: Miranda Metz  |  $100
Saturday, July 18 – 10:00am-1:00pm AND Monday, July 20 – 6:00-7:30pm (register)

Therapeutic Art

(Ages 18 through Adult, 6 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  |  $80
July 15 – Aug. 19  |  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (register)