Our Spring Programming has begun – but is on hold!

The health and safety of our patrons, instructors, students, and staff are of utmost importance to the Council for the Arts. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Council for the Arts will be closed for the month of April. We will be rescheduling all of the classes impacted by the closure and make-up dates for those classes will be announced soon.

Check out our New Location – just up the street: 103 North Main Street!

Click here to view our Class Calendar (or click the EVENTS tab above) or  search by Age Group, Teacher, or Month scroll down below.

  • 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.
  • Adult classes are open to students age 16 and up, unless otherwise noted.
  • Students under 16 will be considered. Class sizes are limited


For more info contact: 717-264-6883 or email [email protected]


Saturday Art Explorers: Textured Self Portrait

Students will use found objects such as rope and cardboard to create a unique self-portrait. During this class, they will explore texture and learn about facial proportions, while using unconventional materials not often found in the classroom to create original artwork. All supplies provided.

Age: 6-10

Instructor: Genevieve Yoder

Dates: Saturday, April 25th, 9:30 AM -10:45 AM

Price: $15

The Beauty of Abstraction


Join us as we spend three sessions focusing on the creative and expressive use of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. We will discuss the similarities and differences between representational, abstract, and non-objective artwork. Each class participant will experience the freedom of deriving the essence of subject matter through the subtle use of simplification, color, contrast and space. Class members will work with a wide variety of materials to generate new ideas and fresh approaches to their chosen subject matter. Students are welcome to bring their own fluid media as well as canvas or paper.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Kate Keely

Dates: Fridays, May 1 - 15, 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Price: $60 for 3-week session

Saturday Art Explorers: Picasso Faces!

Children will use paper collaging techniques to recreate the innovative portraits of Pablo Picasso, learning about the important artistic concept of negative space. Supplies provided.

Age: 6-10

Instructor: Noelle Zeigler

Dates: Saturday, May 16th, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Price: $15


Saturday Art Explorers: Animals Around the World

Children will use painting and paper collaging techniques to create artwork inspired by animals from around the world. All supplies provided.

Age: 6-10

Instructor: Noelle Zeigler

Dates: Saturday, May 23rd, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Price: $15


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