Our Fall Programming has begun!

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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.
  • 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]


Felting Class: Nuno Felted Scarf or Table Runner

Students will learn to create functional art in the form of felting. The nuno felted scarf or table runner uses 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! Materials fee $20 payable to instructor.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Barbara Pennett

Dates: Saturday, December 7, 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM

Price: $30


Beginning and Intermediate Portraiture

Explore the fascinating art of portrait drawing or painting! Beginners and intermediate students will work from a live model, focusing on observational skills and applying them to drawing what they see. Tom will give short lessons on the structure of the face and then will give help to each student as they spend the rest of the class drawing or painting. Students should feel comfortable in whatever medium they choose since the emphasis will be on the process of creating portraits.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Tom McFarland

Dates: Thursdays, October 3-24 OR November 7 - December 5 (no class Nov. 28), 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Price: $65 for 4-week session plus model fee

Observational Drawing

A ground floor drawing experience regardless of skill level: something for everyone, with a variety of subjects! The class focuses on observational skills and applies them to drawing what you see. Students will work on a variety of surfaces and use a variety of materials. Call for materials list.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Jeff Barnhart

Dates: Tuesdays, November 5 - December 10, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Price: $115 for 6 - week session

Oval Shopper or Blanket Basket

With six sizes of oval baskets from which to choose, there is surely something here for everyone!  All of the baskets begin on a wooden base, and combine natural and dyed or smoked materials to create striking patterns in the weaving.  Shoppers are topped with swing handles, blanket baskets with a center stationary handle or end bushel handles.  The shopper sizes are: small, 9”l x 6”w x 6”h; medium-small, 11”l x 8”w x 8”h; medium-large, 14”l x 10”w x 10”h; and large, 16”l x 12”w x 12”h.  Blanket basket sizes are: medium, 20”l x 14”w x 14”h; and large, 24”l x 14”w x 14”h.  Because of the advance time needed to make blanket basket bases, anyone desiring to make a blanket basket will need to register and indicate their desired basket size no later December 14, and will also need to pay $20 of the materials fee at that time.  Please indicate which size basket you desire, and the handle style if you will be weaving a blanket basket…no matter when you are registering!  All skill levels welcome.  Materials fee and tuition depends on project: call the Council (717-264-6883)  for details.

Age: Adult & Teen

Instructor: Susan Matson

Dates: Mondays, January 13, 20, & 27, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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