January – May Classes Now Online


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You can register online or by calling 717-264-6883

Deadline to sign up for classes is 48 hours in advance,

in consideration of our instructors’ schedules and planning for materials.


717-264-6883 or email programs@councilforthearts.net

Adult classes are open to students age 16 and up, unless otherwise noted.

Students under 16 will be considered.
Class sizes are limited





Weaving Weekend!

This special event will have many options so that students can customize their time, creating the type of baskets they would like; the focus of the weekend will be weaving functional baskets for household use.  Hours are flexible: call the Council (717-264-6883) and request a brochure!

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Susan Matson

Dates: May 17-19: Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday 9:30-4:30pm; Sunday hours flexible

Nuno Felted Scarf

Students will learn to create wearable art in the form of nuno felting.  Nuno felting is a wet process of felting wool into a fabric such as silk.  This workshop will have the option of doing a more advanced technique using a resist or more advanced embellishments.  Barb will bring some samples of advanced designs and everyone can have fun experimenting. Beginners are welcome! $20 materials fee payable to instructor.

Dates: Saturday May 4, 12noon-4pm                                                                                                                                                    Price: $25


Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Barbara Pennett

Dates: Saturday, February 16, 12-4 PM

Price: $25 for one-day workshop


Poppies Felted Wall Hanging

Students will create a unique 12×16 wall hanging of carded and prefelt wool, using the process of wet felting. Each person can make the design their own, or follow Barb’s example.  Once your creation is complete, soapy water and friction will felt it all together.  After the felting is complete and it is dry you will be shown how to stretch it over a canvas. Beginners are welcome! Materials fee $15 payable to instructor.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Barbara Pennett

Dates: Saturday, April 13 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Price: $25 for one-day workshop


Go with the Flow: Wildflowers Garden

Create a wildflower garden using the swipe technique associated with acrylic pours.  Students will mix paints with a pouring medium by tilting and swirling the canvas, and instead of a brush, gravity will be the tool used to move the paint across your 8X10 canvas. Beginner or expert artist, the results are unlike anything you have ever done before. All materials supplied!

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Susan Collier

Dates: Wednesday May 8, 6:30-8pm

Price: $30


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