Upcoming Workshops

Hands-on Craft for Everyone!

Grab a friend, learn a skill and have an unforgettable experience in the process. The Guild offers a wide selection of engaging workshops for the craft enthusiast, emerging artist and established craftsmen, we not only show you how it’s made but we teach you to make it yourself.

All introductory level workshops (requiring no prior experience) are open to ages 16 and over with parental consent.

Please be sure to register early.  Workshops with under-enrollment may be cancelled up to two weeks ahead of time.

Advanced Shibori Dyeing with Kachina Martin

May 3 & 4, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$160 (members receive 10% discount)

This intensive weekend class is designed for participants who have taken the Introduction to Shibori class, or are already familiar with the fundamentals of dyeing fabric. We will mix up 6 dye baths from a limited palette over the course of the weekend and focus on a variety of overdyeing techniques to create richly textured patterns of color on fabric. We will also experiment with removing color using Thiourea Dioxide.

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Watercolor Landscapes with Gary Greene

4 Saturdays, May 31, June 14, June 21, June 28, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $160 (members receive 10% discount)

This workshop has two-fold purpose, to experience plein air sketching and painting, as well as studio work. We will practice sketching with a pen; we will learn about composition and design; we will experience using primary colors to create all the needed shades. Each class session will consist of a demonstration, followed by personal attention/instruction for each student. A critique will close each day.

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Print & Stitch with Kachina Martin

June 7 & 8, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$160 (members receive 10% discount)

This intensive two-day class is designed to introduce participants to a variety of ways in which to add color and pattern to fabric which we will further embellish with different embroidery stitches. Students will start by dyeing fabric which will be used as the base for creating designs with stamps made from a variety of materials. We will explore many of the different ways to make stamps and what inks and dyes are best for fabric. Students will also have the opportunity to make a screen using a thermofax machine, which is a quick alternative to the silk screen process.

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Mixed Media Mini with Christine Goldbeck

June 8, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$40 (members receive 10% discount)

This 2-hour workshop is for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced artisans and painters. Exploring color, texture and line as well as design principles, we will paint, pour, spray, stamp, and make our marks with nontraditional painting tools and techniques.

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Crochet Rag Rugs with Cathy Hetznecker

June 8, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$66 (members receive 10% discount)

In this fun & satisfying three hour workshop, students learn to make a crocheted rag rug! Re-purpose all that mending that has been driving you crazy, or the bits of fabric that are just too beautiful to get rid of. Use everything from old jeans to shimmering velvet, and turn it into a warm and inviting art piece in your home . Students can create a floor covering with fabric that tells their personal story, and learn to begin and continue a traditional oval rag rug.

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Basics of Encaustic with Elaine Brady Smith

June 21 & 22, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$175 (members receive 10% discount)

Encaustic is a luscious and versatile medium with a range of controlled to wildly unpredictable results. In this 2 day workshop, instructor Elaine Brady Smith will cover the basics of working in encaustic.

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Experimental Mixed Media with Christine Goldbeck

July 19, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$75 (members receive 10% discount)

This workshop is for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced artisans and painters. Exploring color, texture and line as well as design principles, we will paint, pour, spray, stamp, and make our marks with nontraditional painting tools and techniques. Join the creative community by taking multiple sessions, and receive an additional discount.

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Toggle Hide & Seek Bracelet with Teddi Fine

August 9, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
Early-bird registration: $125 (members receive 10% discount)

In an all-day class, learn one of the centerpieces of bead weaving basics: peyote stitch. And, at the same time, create this limited-edition bracelet designed by your teacher, Teddi Fine. Once it is on, people will wonder how it comes off. Only one of the four togglies is real! The others are a wonderful exercise in trompe-l'oeil. And all that you learn is ready transferrable to other beading projects.

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Experimental Mixed Media with Christine Goldbeck

August 9, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$75 (members receive 10% discount)

This workshop is for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced artisans and painters. Exploring color, texture and line as well as design principles, we will paint, pour, spray, stamp, and make our marks with nontraditional painting tools and techniques. Join the creative community by taking multiple sessions, and receive an additional discount.

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Women only! Make a Stool

August 23 & 24, 2014

Windsor Chair Shop of Lancaster County, Kirkwood $210 (members receive 10% discount)

Overcome your fear of tools by creating a foot stool among other women. In this weekend class, students will be making a 12" diameter foot stool. You will start from scratch; turn legs on the lathe and hand carve the seat. This class is an introduction to Windsor chairmaking with juried Guild member Brian Cunfer. All the principles of chairmaking will be discussed in this class. Finishing techniques will be discussed but not done in class.

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Circular, Square, & Rectangular Rag Rugs with Cathy Hetznecker

September 13, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$66 (members receive 10% discount)

In this fun & satisfying three hour workshop, students will build on what they learned in the first Crochet Rag Rugs class to create square, circular, and rectangular rugs. Use everything from old jeans to shimmering velvet, and turn it into a warm and inviting art piece in your home . Students can create a floor covering with fabric that tells their personal story, and learn to begin and continue three additional shapes of rug.

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Basics of Digital Photography with Christine Goldbeck

September 13, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$75 (members receive 10% discount)

New and intermediate photographers develop and improve their skills in pixel-based photography. Christine Goldbeck covers important creative and technical principles. Students learn about composing, editing, storing, and outputting digital photographs for print or to their website. Students also learn automatic and manual camera settings, white balance, composition basics, file formats, and basic photo editing.

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Experimental Mixed Media with Christine Goldbeck

September 20, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$75 (members receive 10% discount)

This workshop is for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced artisans and painters. Exploring color, texture and line as well as design principles, we will paint, pour, spray, stamp, and make our marks with nontraditional painting tools and techniques. Join the creative community by taking multiple sessions, and receive an additional discount.

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Marvelous Marbling on Paper and Silk with Diane Maurer

September 27, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$125 (members receive 10% discount)

Bright meandering lines and jagged rings of color are the hallmark of Japanese Suminagashi marbling. A favorite of paper decorators for over 800 years, this is an easy, almost meditative type of marbling. In this class you’ll learn to float dyes on water, fan, blow or tease them into designs and apply a sheet of absorbent paper to make a contact print. We’ll concentrate on eastern techniques and add some western take-offs like multiple-image work and kitty-whisker prints to spice things up.

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Experimental Mixed Media with Christine Goldbeck

October 4, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$75 (members receive 10% discount)

This workshop is for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced artisans and painters. Exploring color, texture and line as well as design principles, we will paint, pour, spray, stamp, and make our marks with nontraditional painting tools and techniques. Join the creative community by taking multiple sessions, and receive an additional discount.

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Digital Photography Editing and Design with Christine Goldbeck

October 11, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $75 (members receive 10% discount)

In this class, you will learn to make you photographs better through basic and advanced editing techniques using software. You will learn to do photo editing and sizing in popular software and to make color and black and white digital photographs for print and for web. In addition to basic photographic editing, you will learn how to use design elements and creative ideas to make photographs and digital images that stand out from the crowd.

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Beginning Woodturning with Brian Cunfer

October 18 & 19, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$210 (members receive 10% discount)

Instructor Brian Cunfer will give an overview of wood-turning, and introduce the mini-lathe, the use of the tools involved, and the affordability of setting yourself up to use a lathe at home. Cunfer will also instruct students on the use and application of a number of woodturning tools, including the Garden Dibble and Spurtle (Scottish stirring stick).

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Introduction to Shibori Dyeing with Kachina Martin

October 18 & 19, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$160 (members receive 10% discount)

Imagine a plain, white piece of silk…now fold it…twist it…bind it. After dyeing, you’ll be amazed at the transformation! This class will introduce the participant to shibori, the ancient Japanese fabric dyeing technique that utilizes a variety of methods – wrapping, tying, stitching, folding, twisting – to create richly textured patterns of color on fabric.

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Experimental Mixed Media with Christine Goldbeck

November 8, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $75 (members receive 10% discount)

This workshop is for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced artisans and painters. Exploring color, texture and line as well as design principles, we will paint, pour, spray, stamp, and make our marks with nontraditional painting tools and techniques.

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Intermediate Woodturning with Brian Cunfer

November 15 & 16, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$210 (members receive 10% discount)

Continue mastering the art of woodturning with an intermediate class. In this follow up on Beginning Woodturning and Ladies of the Lathe, students will make a hollow vessel, a pepper grinder, and lidded box.

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Advanced Shibori Dyeing with Kachina Martin

November 15 & 16, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$160 (members receive 10% discount)

This intensive weekend class is designed for participants who have taken the Introduction to Shibori class, or are already familiar with the fundamentals of dyeing fabric. We will mix up 6 dye baths from a limited palette over the course of the weekend and focus on a variety of overdyeing techniques to create richly textured patterns of color on fabric. We will also experiment with removing color using Thiourea Dioxide.

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Woodturned Ornaments with Brian Cunfer

December 6, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$110 (members receive 10% discount)

Adorn your Christmas tree this year with hand turned ornaments! Students will choose from three different styles; a bird house, Christmas tree, and icicle. If you have favorite turning tools, please bring them along. Familiar tools make the process more enjoyable for you. We will also discuss proper sharpening techniques for all turning tools.

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Experimental Mixed Media with Christine Goldbeck

December 6, 2014

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$75 (members receive 10% discount)

This workshop is for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced artisans and painters. Exploring color, texture and line as well as design principles, we will paint, pour, spray, stamp, and make our marks with nontraditional painting tools and techniques. Join the creative community by taking multiple sessions, and receive an additional discount.

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