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





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


Saturday Art Explorers: Around the World!

Ever wanted to travel?  Children will explore new materials and techniques as they create a variety of projects inspired by subjects around the world.  We will travel to China, the Netherlands, and Mexico.  In China, we will make a willow tree poem ‘porcelain’ plate. In the Netherlands, we will draw windmills with a field of tissue paper tulips. Lastly, in Mexico, we will use a weaving technique to create Ojos de Dios—this is a favorite of many students!  New projects are introduced each week, with students working with a variety of materials; all supplies provided.

Age: 6-10

Instructor: Genevieve Yoder

Dates: Saturdays March 2, 9, and 23, 10-11:15 am

Price: $30 for three-week session

Chinese Thread Book

The Chinese Thread Book, commonly known as Zhen Xian Bao in China, translates as “needle thread pockets”.  These books date back thousands of years. In this class students will make a book consisting of eleven folded containers that originally were used to store needles, embroidery, thread, paper patterns, and personal memorabilia. The books may look and sound complicated but they are not difficult to make. Each book will be completed with a cover. By learning this ancient craft we are helping to keep this folk craft alive. Handmade paper will be provided; material fee, $20 payable to instructor.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Liz Goins

Dates: Saturday May 11, 10am-3pm

Price: $35


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