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.
November 15 & 16, 2014Pennsylvania 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.
November 15, 2014Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $125 (members receive 10% discount)
Students will learn some of the basics that are part of all bookbinding projects and then will make a small journal/sketchbook using materials provided by the instructor. Their book will open completely flat; it is a structure that is relatively easy to make with simple tools at home. Once they have completed their first book, they will have an opportunity prepare the materials to create a second book so they can practice the skills they have learned.
November 15 & 16, 2014Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $160 (members receive 10% discount)
This intensive weekend class will focus on the creation of wearable works of art using shibori. Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that utilizes a variety of methods – wrapping, tying, stitching, folding, twisting – to create richly textured patterns of color on fabric. We will also experiment with removing color using Thiourea Dioxide to give further depth and color to our work, enabling us to over-dye fabrics multiple times, creating unique designs and richly textured fabrics.
November 22, 2014Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $125 (members receive 10% discount)
In this class you’ll learn how to add a raised layer to your metalwork using rivets. You can choose from a variety of patterns to create a two layer pendant using textured copper and brass – no torch necessary! You’ll saw, file, and hammer your way to a beautiful pendant you can complete during class time. Learn a new technique and get a fabulous piece of jewelry you can wear home.
December 6, 2014Pennsylvania 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.
December 6, 2014Pennsylvania 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.
December 13, 2014Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $79 (members receive 10% discount)
Make a basket in a day! Students will learn to use yarn or fabric to cover a fiber core to create a basket that is both beautiful and functional. The instructor will demonstrate a variety of techniques to create bends and twists in the coiling core and address how to play with negative and positive space to create a unique, functional work of art.
December 13, 2014Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $43 (members receive 10% discount)
Learn the centuries-old technique of paper filigree, also known as quilling, by making snowflake ornaments just in time for winter decorating. After practicing basic shape elements, students choose from one of the included patterns to create their own festive ornament. Plenty of paper is provided for making as many ornaments as time permits.
January 10, 2015Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $150 (members receive 10% discount)
Do you know how to make invisible seams? Create hollow handles? Hand build a form and dart, stretch or manipulate the clay you are using into a rewarding form? Tried and true HAND BUILDING tricks of the trade will be explored in this one day workshop with Barbara Hanselman and Marcia Reiver as they do dual demonstrations.
January 31, 2015Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $75 (members receive 10% discount)
Getting ready for the craft fair season or revamping your online portfolio for the new year? Prepare with better photographs than even before, and stop paying other people for something that you can do yourself.
February 7, 2015Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $79 (members receive 10% discount)
Focus on learning lettering and calligraphy within the context and history of fraktur. You will use a nib pen and india ink, as well as a traditional method of practice used in the cloisters. Emily will also discuss modern adaptations of fraktur calligraphy.
June 6, 2015Pennsylvania 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.