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Cups - Artistic Goblet Exhibit until 2/13/17
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We offer a wide variety of fun and instructional classes for both kids and adults at every skill level!

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Anyone can express their creative side in our instructor guided art experience.
Great classes for beginners or painters who want to have a fun night out!

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Collector's Choice Art Lottery

May 30, 2017
Collectors Choice by 5:00pm, Return by 7:30pm

Upcoming Classes

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Council for the Arts Open Studio

June 2, 2017
No Instructor by 10:00am, Return by 2:00pm

Need inspiration? Tired of working solo in your studio? Join a group of other artists working independently on 3rd Fridays at the Council. Easels and tables available, but no instructor – just bring your art supplies and work on your own in the company of other artists! Pre-registration not required. Feel free to just drop in!

Ti It Basket

June 5, 2017
Susan Matson by 6:30pm, Return by 9:30pm


Ti-twining is a lashed as opposed to a woven technique. The bottom (dyed reed) section of the basket is a continuous weave which works up fairly quickly from an 8” x 12” oval base.  In the upper, ti-twining section, you will experience both versions of that technique—having the weaver in front of the stakes, and having the weaver behind the stakes.


This is a truly striking basket that you will be proud to have made.  Not recommended as a first-time weaving experience. Materials fee: $50 payable to instructor.

To be sure instructor has sufficient supplies, please sign up one week in advance, or contact the Council at 717-264-6883 or programs@councilforthearts.net 

Observational Drawing

June 6, 2017
Thomas Tholen by 1:00pm, Return by 3:00pm



A groTholen.Still Lifeund floor drawing experience regardless of skill level: something for everyone, with a variety of subjects! The class focuses on observational skills and applies them to drawing what you see. Students will work on a variety of surfaces and use a variety of materials. Call for supply list.