Summer Camps and Classes are Scheduled!

Check our Event Calendar or Click on the Classes Below for More Information

Download a PDF of our Fall 2017 Classes here: Council for the Arts Fall 2017 Classes

For questions about classes call the Council for the Arts at 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

Deadline for signing up for classes is 48 hours in advance, in consideration of our instructors’ schedules and planning for materials.



Ceramic Birdhouse


In this workshop, you will create a decorative birdhouse for your home or patio. In the first class, clay and a template will be provided and you will be guided through the process of adding decoration and assembling the birdhouse.  In the second part of the workshop, you will refine the fired clay by sanding and applying a colored glaze.  A $15 materials fee will be paid to the instructor.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Sherree Devor

Dates: Fridays September 22 and October 6, 1-3pm

Price: $30 for two-day workshop


Lady of the House Glass

Work with a pro! Create this hand-painted glass with an adorable Ladybug; from preparation to finish, Gail will teach students the basics of painting on their choice of glass. No experience in drawing or painting is necessary.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Gail Cox

Dates: Wednesday September 13, 6:30-8:30 pm

Price: $15 plus $10 Materials fee payable to instructor


Tuesday Morning Home School Art Class

Let your children discover and develop their inner creativity! A new art project and technique will be explored each week. This class will meet the PA Standards 9.1.3.A/B/C/D/E/F, introducing young art students to a variety of mediums and styles, and brief experiences with art history and terminology, as they create original artwork that reflects both their own ideas and the influence of famous artists throughout history.  All materials will be provided.    

Age: 6-10

Instructor: Nicole Troup

Dates: Tuesdays, October 17 - November 7 OR November 21 - December 12, 10:30-11:45am

Price: $45 for 4-week session

Try Your Hand at Painting!

Have you always wanted to paint, but never had the opportunity? Now you can try out working in oil paint, watercolor and pastels without having to spend lots of money on supplies. Each week Laurie will lead you through a short introduction to the medium of the day, and then guide you through a project. The fourth class will be open to finishing projects from the previous weeks, or choosing to work on a new painting. This is a class for beginners: get ready to have fun! Materials fee $20.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Laurie McKelvie

Dates: Tuesdays September 5-26, 6-9pm

Price: $85 for 4 week session


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