Instructor: Lisa Ditty Skill Level: Beginner “Make Me Mine” Leather Clutch Workshop – Online Class 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.  Join a friend, (more…)

  • Leather Clutch - Online Workshop
    May 22, 2020 - August 31, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All Skill Levels Come and explore the world of glass bead-making! From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders and bicones. Shop maintenance (more…)

  • Flameworking Glass Beads
    June 7, 2020
    10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Susan Burlingame Skill Level: Beginner Hand build your own ceramic mug in this 3-hour class! Students will learn how to roll out clay, imprint with texture and build a mug. You will pick a finish glaze from provided samples. Mugs will dry slowly and be kiln fired and glazed by the instructor. The mugs (more…)

  • Make Your Own Ceramic Mug
    June 9, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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 workshop (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    June 9, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Susan Burlingame Skill Level: Beginner Hand build your own ceramic mug in this 3-hour class! Students will learn how to roll out clay, imprint with texture and build a mug. You will pick a finish glaze from provided samples. Mugs will dry slowly and be kiln fired and glazed by the instructor. The mugs (more…)

  • Make Your Own Ceramic Mug
    June 10, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a beautiful glass flower pendant in this 3-hour class! Students will use borosilicate color rods to make their flower pendants. Everyone will make approximately 2-3 pieces and string them onto silk for a complete, ready to wear pendant! Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash (more…)

  • Glass Flower Pendants
    June 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Choose from a variety of Tibetan turquoise cabochons in this new workshop. Students will learn to create their own bezel set in sterling silver using a variety of decorative bezel wires. Pyrite compliments this set perfectly and I will have a variety of these to choose from. Learn to texture and form (more…)

  • Turquoise & Pyrite Rings
    June 11, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructors: Rod Spotts & Barry Mentzer Skill Level: Beginner Spend a day learning the art of Blacksmithing! Students will have the chance to learn how to forge steel to form a fireplace poker, spatula, bottle opener, set of wall hooks, or a stake for a firepit. The class will take place outside, rain or shine. (more…)

  • Beginning Blacksmithing
    June 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Marjolaine Arsenault Skill Level: Beginner or Intermediate Join Marjolaine on a two-day class to create a Nuno felt scarf, designed for beginners or intermediate. During this workshop, you will learn the technique to lay merino wool roving on silk to create a lightweight scarf. (Please note that this class requires standing most of the (more…)

  • Nuno Felted Scarves - Day 1
    June 13, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Nuno Felted Scarves - Day 2
    June 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Learn to make this sweet bunny out of wool and felt! Beginner level, no experience necessary!  Local fiber artist and instructor Lisa Haldeman will walk you through this fun and easy craft step by step. The class will be approximately two hours long. As needles are very sharp, this class (more…)

  • Needle Felted Bunny
    June 13, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make three hammered rings in this 3 hour class with local jeweler, Jessica Keemer! Students will learn how to size, form, solder, and finish two 14 k gold-filled bands and one sterling silver band with a bezel set 6 mm stone. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  (more…)

  • Gold & Silver Stacking Rings
    June 16, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Show off your inner creativity in this new workshop. Students will learn to cut and texture 14kt gold fill sheet metal and design their own charm necklace. The instructor will provide all materials, including a generous selection of gemstones and pearls. A 14kt gold fill chain will also be provided to finish (more…)

  • Charm School: Gold Edition
    June 17, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    June 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner 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 pendant!   Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The (more…)

  • Frit Glass Pendants
    June 21, 2020
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All Skill Levels Learn the basics of Flameworking while making a set of fun swizzle sticks for your next cocktail party! All materials are included in the tuition. Each student will have the chance to make at least one set of 5 swizzle sticks, more if you’re a natural! Your (more…)

  • Glass Swizzle Sticks
    June 21, 2020
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour class, students will learn how to design, set, and form a beautiful bracelet out of sterling silver. Students will have an array of semi-precious 6 mm stones to choose from for their bracelets. Tips on soldering, forming, and finishing jewelry will be covered in class. (more…)

  • Stone Set Circle Bracelets
    June 24, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Learn several fun and creative metal techniques in this brand new workshop. Students will learn to cut and shape sterling sheet metal as well as texturing, drilling and creating a stirrup setting. The instructor will provide a generous selection of gemstones and pearls, as well as sterling silver metal and chain (more…)

  • Charm School: Silver Edition
    June 25, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner Gourd Night Light – 1,000 holes One of my favorite gourd projects is creating a cannonball gourd night light.  During the day, it is a simple shape on a base, but at night it reflects an incredible design on the walls and the surface it sits on. This project (more…)

  • Gourd Night Light
    June 27, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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PGC’S Fine Craft As A Business program is a multi-layered, year-long program for craft artists of any age who have less than two years of experience selling their craft/art.  Our goal has always been to assist PGC members who seek to become professional or semi-professional artisans. As part of this program, we offer workshops to (more…)

  • Fine Craft as a Business
    June 27, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Choose from this gorgeous selection of rose-cut tourmaline slices in this new workshop. We will forge and texture our own rings bands from heavy gauge sterling stock. Learn to solder tiny granulation for a one of a kind look. Traditional bezel setting will be taught and demonstrated. Students will (more…)

  • Stacking Tourmaline Rings
    June 27, 2020
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner Spend an afternoon experimenting with alcohol inks and embellishments (powers, alloys, mylar, and metallics). The class is geared toward learning about alcohol ink characteristics. By the end of the day, each student will create three small colorful bowls and two yupo cards. Students must bring a bottle of 90%+ (more…)

  • Explore & Experiment with Alcohol Inks
    June 27, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels During this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to size, fabricate, solder, and finish a complete set of sterling silver stacking rings! Students will also have the option to bezel set a gemstone for one of their stacking rings and patterned or plain wire will be provided (more…)

  • Silver Stacking Rings
    June 28, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner In this new workshop, students will design their own wrap-style ring using heavy gauge sterling sheet metal. We will explore different texturing methods using the rolling mill and various hammers. Learn to properly size, form, and solder a ring band. Add 14kt gold granulation then oxidize your new ring to highlight the (more…)

  • Mixed Metal Wrap Rings
    July 1, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels welcome In this 3 hour class, students will learn to create a one of a kind stone set ring with two rose-cut cabochons on either side. One bezel will be handmade from scratch and the other will be pre-fabricated to fit a 6 mm stone. Various stone (more…)

  • Stone Set Balance Rings
    July 2, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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
    July 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a beautiful glass flower pendant in this 3-hour class! Students will use borosilicate color rods to make their flower pendants. Everyone will make approximately 2-3 pieces and string them onto silk for a complete, ready to wear pendant! Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash (more…)

  • Glass Flower Pendants
    July 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    July 8, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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
    July 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels welcome In this 2 hour class, students will learn how to fabricate three hammered bangles out of sterling silver wire. Tips on soldering, forming, and finishing their bangles will all be covered in the class. No prior jewelry fabrication skills are required. All materials are included in (more…)

  • Hammered Silver Bangles
    July 11, 2020
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels During this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to size, fabricate, solder, and finish a complete set of sterling silver stacking rings! Students will also have the option to bezel set a gemstone for one of their stacking rings and patterned or plain wire will be provided (more…)

  • Silver Stacking Rings
    July 11, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All Skill Levels Come and explore the world of glass bead-making! From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders and bicones. Shop maintenance (more…)

  • Flameworking Glass Beads
    July 12, 2020
    10:30 am - 4:30 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
    July 14, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    July 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    July 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Susan Weaver Skill Level: Beginner Explore the art of hand-weaving by creating your own scarf. With looms threaded and ready to use, students begin throwing their shuttles back and forth through the beautiful organic cottons and novelty threads, including hemp.   It is rewarding to see your scarf develop into a flowing fabric, woven into (more…)

  • Handweaving Basics: Woven Scarf
    July 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner In this new workshop, students will design their own wrap-style ring using heavy gauge sterling sheet metal. We will explore different texturing methods using the rolling mill and various hammers. Learn to properly size, form, and solder a ring band. Add 14kt gold granulation then oxidize your new ring to highlight the (more…)

  • Mixed Metal Wrap Rings
    July 25, 2020
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels welcome In this 3 hour class, students will learn to create a one of a kind stone set ring with two rose-cut cabochons on either side. One bezel will be handmade from scratch and the other will be pre-fabricated to fit a 6 mm stone. Various stone (more…)

  • Stone Set Balance Rings
    July 28, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner 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 pendant!   Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The (more…)

  • Frit Glass Pendants
    July 30, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Learn to make this sweet bunny out of wool and felt! Beginner level, no experience necessary!  Local fiber artist and instructor Lisa Haldeman will walk you through this fun and easy craft step by step. The class will be approximately two hours long. As needles are very sharp, this class (more…)

  • Needle Felted Bunny
    July 31, 2020
    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
    August 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    August 1, 2020
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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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