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.

The Art of Social Media - Quarterly

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $250 (members receive 10% discount)

Learn how to navigate today’s major social media channels; select the “best fits” to showcase your arts/crafts; and enjoy connecting with friends, colleagues and/or customers. All sessions will address both personal and professional social media use, with tips customized towards artists/craftsmen.

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Basics of Digital Photography with Christine Goldbeck

January 10, 2015

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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Hand Building Tips & Tricks with Barbara Hanselman and Marcia Reiver

January 10, 2015

Pennsylvania 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.

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Experimental Mixed Media Quarterly

January 17, February 21, and March 21, 2015

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster
$220 (members receive 10% discount)

This new quarterly offering challenges students to explore color, texture, line, and design principles over the course of several months. During class hours, students will paint, pour, spray, stamp, and make marks with nontraditional painting tools and techniques. Open Studio hours are included in each student’s tuition, Monday-Friday 10-5, allowing students create a sustained body of work exploring these new techniques.

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How to Photograph Your Artwork

January 31, 2015

Pennsylvania 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.

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Fraktur Calligraphy with Emily Smucker Beidler

February 7, 2015

Pennsylvania 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.

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Making Pedestals and Bases with Stephen Latta

February 9 & 10, 2013

Thaddeus Stevens College, Lancaster
$125 (members receive 10% discount)

It can be difficult and expensive to find pedestals or bases to display your art. In this demo-only workshop, we will look at a variety of techniques for creating pedestals in a wide range of sizes and materials.

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Print to Stitch with Kachina Martin

April 11-12, 2015

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $180 (members receive 10% discount)

This intensive two day-long class is designed to introduce participants to a variety of ways in which to add color and pattern to fabric which can be further embellished with different embroidery stitches.

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Bead-Weaving Bracelet with Teddi Fine

June 6, 2015

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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Ready to Thread with Kachina Martin

September 12, 2015

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $90 (members receive 10% discount)

This class introduces participants to a variety of simple, elegant embroidery stitches than be used to embellish garments or fabric pieces. We will address the use of embroidery as a form of art on its own, as well as discuss techniques for embroidering on paper and other non-traditional materials.

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Traditional Marbling with Diane Maurer

September 12, 2015

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $180 (members receive 10% discount)

The mysteries of a once-secret craft are revealed in this introductory level watercolor marbling workshop. We’ll apply color to a carrageenan (seaweed) size using broom corn whisks and brushes and then perform magic with a series of marbling combs and rakes. Your class fee also includes Open Studio time.

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Color on Cloth with Kachina Martin

October 17-18, 2015

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster $180 (members receive 10% discount)

This weekend class will focus on the creation of both wearable works of art as well finished fabrics perfect for use in quilting and other forms of fiber art.

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