Instructor: Lisa Ditty Skill Level: Beginner “Make Me Mine” Leather Clutch Workshop – Online Class – Ongoing LPDstudios has teamed up with the PA Guild of Craftsmen and is now offering it’s first “Make Me Mine” Leather Clutch Workshop as an online class.  Now you can create this beautiful leather clutch in your own home.  (more…)

  • Leather Clutch - Online Workshop
    March 8, 2021 - September 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:55 pm

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Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner If you are a shot glass collector this is the class for you! Learn how to make your own unique shot glass in this fun class. Blowing, shaping, and color application will be done by the student. Glasses will be ready to take home by the end of the class. (more…)

  • Glassblown Shot Glass
    April 21, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Skill Level:  Intermediate – Prior stained glass experience required. Description:  PA Guild of Craftsman Master Artisan Dan Hayward will introduce participants to the techniques to create works in stained glass using the traditional lead-came method of assembly.  This is the method of construction typically used in large installations like churches. (more…)

  • Leaded Glass - Day 1
    April 24, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Leaded Glass - Day 2
    April 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Brian Cunfer Spin the wood and let the chips fly! Spend a day turning wood on a lathe and learn how to make fun, useful projects such as tops, pens, and cup & ball game. No woodturning experience necessary! Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of (more…)

  • Beginning Woodturning
    April 24, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Barry Miller Skill Level: Beginner This will be a beginner woodcarving class, no previous carving experience is required. We will be carving a small hedgehog out of a block of basswood. You will start with a cut-out of a hedgehog, learn the steps needed and tools required to finish the day with a completely (more…)

  • Beginning Woodcarving: Hedgehogs
    April 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Learn tons of tips and tricks to making a pair of these sterling and gemstone tassel earrings. The instructor will provide a huge offering of natural gems and pearls and sterling materials. Learn to form links, create handmade components in sterling sheet metal,  simple soldering techniques, and lots of (more…)

  • Gemstone Tassel Earrings
    April 24, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Y’vonne Page-Magnus Skill Level: Beginner Select a beautiful semi-precious stone and transform it into a pendant for a chain necklace. You will have a basic introduction to wire wrapping techniques that can be applied to a variety of jewelry making while learning how to attach a clasp to the chain. Learn about semi-precious stones (more…)

  • Pendant Chain Necklace (Online)
    April 24, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is not (more…)

  • Nantucket Baskets
    April 25, 2021
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to fabricate their own bezel settings, size, and form their rings to create a one of a kind piece! Stone choices will vary. Students are welcome to bring their own stones to set as long as they are no more (more…)

  • Bezel Set Rings
    April 25, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn the basics of flameworking while making beautiful glass beads in this three-hour class! Each student will make their own glass beads and create a unique steel bolt pendant necklace. A materials fee of $20 is included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide (more…)

  • Glass Bead Pendants
    April 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Andrew Loerchner Skill Level: Beginner In this three hour class, students will construct a Redware plate using the slab method. Each individual will complete the glazing process using a design of their choice. The pieces will be fired and returned and may be used for baking or display. **** Please note **** A materials (more…)

  • Spring Redware Pie Plate
    April 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner For this Craft on Tap, students will have the opportunity to learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter eggs. Dyes, beeswax, and a stylus are used to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. All materials are included in the tuition. (more…)

  • Craft on Tap - Pysanky Eggs
    April 29, 2021
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this three hour class, students will make two sets of sterling silver earrings using a Durston Rolling Mill to create a pattern and texture on the surface of the metal. Students will have the option to set 6 mm stones on one pair of earrings. Tips on fabrication, (more…)

  • Roll Printed Earrings
    April 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Intermediate – Participants should have completed several stained glass projects (e.g., panels, butterflies, snowflakes) and be familiar with the basic cutting, breaking, foiling and soldering skills. Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will help participants develop the skills and confidence to design and create stained glass art which represents your (more…)

  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 1
    May 1, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 2
    May 15, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 3
    May 16, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Intermediate – This class builds on glass cutting and soldering skills learned in a Beginner Stained Glass or its equivalent.  Not recommended for someone with no prior stained glass experience During this one-day workshop, PGC Master Artisan Dan Hayward will lead participants through the process of making 3-D butterflies.  After (more…)

  • Stained Glass Butterflies
    May 2, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Beginner Sharpen your favorite pencil and learn to draw through Zoom! In this class, the instructor will cover perspective, shading and shadows, form, and composition. No previous experience or special materials required. Students should come to class prepared with paper, pencils, an eraser, a sharpener, and a few objects they (more…)

  • Intro to Drawing - Week 1
    May 4, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Intro to Drawing - Week 2
    May 11, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Intro to Drawing - Week 3
    May 18, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Carlo Jury Skill Level: Beginner Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw clay? In this two hour class, students will learn the skills necessary to throw bowls, cups, and cylinders. Each student will have the chance to make 2 pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. This class (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    May 5, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Intermediate – This class builds on glass cutting and soldering skills learned in a Beginner Stained Glass or its equivalent.  Not recommended for someone with no prior stained glass experience During this one-day workshop, PGC Master Artisan Dan Hayward will lead participants through the process of making 3-D butterflies.  After (more…)

  • Stained Glass Butterflies
    May 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Skill Levels Learn to design and create your own Spinner Ring with a bezel-set gem. Students will use textured sterling sheet metal and a variety of textured sterling and 14kt gold fill wire to complete their ring. Techniques such as soldering, proper ring sizing, forming, and polishing will be (more…)

  • Make a Spinner Ring
    May 8, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Join us for this new and fun date night class! In this workshop, two individuals will get the opportunity to explore the glass medium together. Come knowing nothing, leave with lots of knowledge and your own creations. Shot glass, bud vase, or a holiday ornament are some examples of (more…)

  • Date Night: Glassblowing
    May 11, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Carlo Jury Skill Level: Beginner Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw clay? In this two hour class, students will learn the skills necessary to throw bowls, cups, and cylinders. Each student will have the chance to make 2 pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. Students must (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    May 12, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Love marbles?…. Then this is your class! Learn several color application techniques and how to make many round marbles all with zero prior glass knowledge! This class would be excellent for a second-time student but all skill levels are welcome. Please note *** A materials fee of $30 is (more…)

  • Marble Madness
    May 12, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is not (more…)

  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 1
    May 13, 2021
    4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 2
    May 20, 2021
    4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Ali Williams Skill Level: Beginner Description: Perfect for plant lovers! In this online class, students will learn techniques to work confidently with acrylics to paint and capture likeness and personality of their favorite plants. Students will work from their own photo references or are welcome to work from life if they choose.  Participants will (more…)

  • Painting Plants (Online) - Session 1
    May 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Painting Plants (Online) - Session 2
    May 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: All skill levels Make a fused glass plate or bowl in this 3-hour class! The design measures 8 x 8 and is a collage of transparent glass with additional glass embellishments. It can be decorative and functional as a hot plate or serving dish. All materials are included in the (more…)

  • Fused Patchwork Glass Plate
    May 15, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Sarazen AnYin Skill Level: Beginner In this class, you will learn how to use small bits of wool and barbed needles to make beautiful pictures fit for framing and displaying on your wall or giving as a very special gift. You will learn how to layout your spaces with the eye of an artist (more…)

  • Woolpainting 101
    May 15, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this three hour class, students will make two sets of sterling silver earrings using a Durston Rolling Mill to create a pattern and texture on the surface of the metal. Students will have the option to set 6 mm stones on one pair of earrings. Tips on fabrication, (more…)

  • Roll Printed Earrings
    May 18, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner If you are a shot glass collector this is the class for you! Learn how to make your own unique shot glass in this fun class. Blowing, shaping, and color application will be done by the student. Glasses will be ready to take home by the end of the class. (more…)

  • Glassblown Shot Glass
    May 19, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner For this Craft on Tap, learn the art of flameworking with frit glass! Students will use crushed up glass and implode these small pieces of glass into clear glass to make frit pendants. Everyone will make approximately 3-5 pendants and string them onto silk for a complete, ready to wear (more…)

  • Frit Glass Pendants
    May 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Join us to naturally dye a one-of-a-kind scarf.  We’ll use fresh eucalyptus leaves and the magic of bundle dyeing to create a unique pattern on a silk scarf. In the morning session, you’ll put your scarf together, place it in the dye bath and we’ll talk about the process. (more…)

  • Eucalyptus Magic
    May 29, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Carlo Jury Skill Level: Beginner Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw clay? In this two hour class, students will learn the skills necessary to throw bowls, cups, and cylinders. Each student will have the chance to make 2 pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. This workshop (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    June 2, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Join us for this new and fun date night class! In this workshop, two individuals will get the opportunity to explore the glass medium together. Come knowing nothing, leave with lots of knowledge and your own creations. Shot glass, bud vase, or a holiday ornament are some examples of (more…)

  • Date Night: Glassblowing
    June 2, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Ali Williams Skill Level: Beginner Description: Collage is a great way to incorporate creative play into artwork and explore ideas without the pressure of perfectionism found in many other mediums. This class will focus on exactly that. We’ll be working with everyday materials such as magazines, old papers, and non-toxic, water-based supplies and mediums that (more…)

  • Collage & Mixed Media (Online)
    June 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Intermediate – This class builds on glass cutting and soldering skills learned in a Beginner Stained Glass or its equivalent.  Not recommended for someone with no prior stained glass experience During this one-day workshop, PGC Master Artisan Dan Hayward will lead participants through the process of making 3-D butterflies.  After (more…)

  • Stained Glass Butterflies
    June 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Molly Grant Skill Level: Beginner Squire Boots with The Cordwainer Shop Squire Boots are the classic desert boot.  This class will take the student through the custom boot making process from start to finish. The students will begin by choosing the leathers, toe, and heel foxings.  Cutting a pattern and assembling the boots is (more…)

  • Squire Boots - Day 1
    June 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Squire Boots - Day 2
    June 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Squire Boots - Day 3
    June 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Squire Boots - Day 4
    June 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Squire Boots - Day 5
    June 11, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner If you are a shot glass collector this is the class for you! Learn how to make your own unique shot glass in this fun class. Blowing, shaping, and color application will be done by the student. Glasses will be ready to take home by the end of the class. (more…)

  • Glassblown Shot Glass
    June 9, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner Create this decorative and functional fused glass mosaic Lazy Susan in this three-hour class! The finished piece will be approximately 12″ and will have a device attached to the bottom which allows it to spin. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (more…)

  • Fused Glass Mosaic Lazy Susan
    June 12, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of making stained glass! PA Guild of Craftsman Master Artisan Dan Hayward will introduce participants to the tools and techniques to create works in stained glass using the copper foil method.  The class begins with a safety overview and an introduction to the tools used.  Everyone will practice (more…)

  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    June 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    June 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: All skill levels Make a fused glass bowl in this 3-hour class! Students will create a large patchwork glass quilt bowl that consists of approximately 150 squares in the color of your choice. The bowl measures approximately 13 inches by 8 inches. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  (more…)

  • Fused Patchwork Glass Bowl
    June 19, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Love marbles?…. Then this is your class! Learn several color application techniques and how to make many round marbles all with zero prior glass knowledge! This class would be excellent for a second-time student but all skill levels are welcome. Please note *** A materials fee of $30 is (more…)

  • Marble Madness
    June 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Registration

Participants are encouraged to register early. Register online or by calling 717-431-8706. If you have any questions, please email handmade@pacrafts.org.


Tuition

Tuition for each workshop is noted in the descriptions. Guild members receive a 10% discount on most classes. You may register online or by calling the office at 717-431-8706. If you would like to pay by check, please mail your payment to PGC 335 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603 and call the office at 717-431-8706 to let us know that you will be paying by check.


Confirmation

Once registered, you will receive a payment confirmation that confirms your registration. No printed tickets are required.


Cancellation/Refund Policy

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild.

In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone 717-431-8706 or email handmade@pacrafts.org at least 7 days prior to the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a 100% tuition class credit that can be used toward another workshop.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.


Accessibility

We do not have an elevator, so some of our classrooms are wheelchair accessible and some are not. Please contact handmade@pacrafts.org to find out more about your classroom.


Snow and Inclement Weather

Severe weather poses many safety concerns for participants that may require modifications to the workshop’s hours. Based on current conditions in the area immediately surrounding the event and our best judgment, the Guild staff may delay the opening of a workshop or postpone a workshop to another date that the instructor is available. Circumstances that justify amending workshop hours include icy roads, rapid snowfall, tornado warnings, and other severe weather conditions. The Guild does not offer weather-related refunds of class fees unless the workshop is canceled.


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Artists interested in teaching may submit a proposal online here.

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