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

Students under 16 will be considered.
Class sizes are limited





Felted Purse

Create a stylish purse with your very own choice of colors, in just one night!  This is a 3 – 4 hour project that will require drying time at home: the wet-felted purse uses a resist to accomplish the open inside.  The size of the purse is about 8″ x 10” (a smaller one can be made if desired), and includes fiber handles, and a small felted ball and loop for the closure. Both beginners and advanced felters will be able to design their own purse as desired!  $15 material fee, payable to instructor.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Barb Pennett

Dates: Saturday October 27, 12noon-4pm

Price: $30


Christmas Stocking or Elbow Basket

The elbow basket (also called a heart basket) is a unique Native American design credited to the Choctaw people. The Christmas stocking is derived from that basket.  To create either of these pieces, you will weave two parallel 8½” bases, then work each “arm” as appropriate for the basket you are creating.    Decorative touches (painting, stamping, or stenciling, and ribbon) are not part of the class instruction.  When completed, the ‘arms’ of the elbow basket extend about 4” beyond the bases.  The ‘toe’ of the stocking extends about 8” to the side of the bases of that piece, the top (open end) about 12” above them.  Both baskets are finished with a self-made handle. Materials fee TBA.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Susan Matson

Dates: Saturday, November 10, 9am-3pm

Price: $40


Calligraphy for the Holidays

Calligraphy, the art of “beautiful writing”, is one of the oldest artistic & literary forms known. Appropriate for both beginning & intermediate students, this class will give students a chance to create a unique holiday card and envelope  – that they can make more of at home!  Material fee: $15, payable to instructor, covers the use of fountain and dip pens with various inks. Open to ages 14 & up.                                           

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Don Burkholder

Dates: Wednesdays November 7 & 14, 10am-12noon

Price: $30 for two-day workshop


Flamework Glassblowing - OutPost at Higher Mountain Glassworks



Learn to shape hot glass using a variety of colors to make your very own wine glass or shot glass. Take part in an exciting opportunity to learn a dynamic medium while working to design your signature cup!

These Outposts will be held at Higher Mountain Glassworks. Located at 5185 Mountain Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202.   Blue Studio building is at the end of the driveway.

Age: Adult 21 + Over

Instructor: Kevin Beecher

Dates: Saturdays, June 16, June 23, or June 30 from 12-3 PM or Every Wednesday or Thiursday evening in July and August 6-9 PM

Price: $50 per one class session


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