Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to fabricate and polish their own bezel set necklaces to create a one of a kind piece! Stone choices will vary. Students are welcome to bring their own moonstones to set as long as they are less than 30 mm in (more…)

  • Moonstone Necklaces
    January 26, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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 2
    January 26, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Intro to Drawing - Week 3
    February 2, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: E. Douglas Wunder Skill Level: All skill levels This workshop is intended to familiarize one with the understanding of how to transform titanium and niobium into a piece of jewelry. This will involve creating an object on paper that incorporates; aesthetics, function, and how the piece will be constructed. These concepts will then be developed (more…)

  • The Art of Making Jewelry with Titanium & Niobium - Day 1
    January 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • The Art of Making Jewelry with Titanium & Niobium - Day 1
    January 31, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Fred Eberly Skill Level: All Skill Levels Learn how to make your very own copper weathervane in this 4-hour class! Solid copper sheet metal is cut to shape using provided patterns, Hand hammered to shape; a chemical patina is then applied.  An aged pine base is supplied. Several traditional design patterns to choose from: (more…)

  • Miniature Copper Weather Vane Silhouettes
    January 30, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Beginner Create and customize a handmade journal from scratch through Zoom! In this class, the instructor will show how to create a basic, single-signature booklet with a cover. Use recycled or upcycled materials like old calendars, wrapping paper, greeting cards, and stickers to make it your own! Materials needed: Paper (more…)

  • Bookbinding Basics
    January 30, 2021
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Y’vonne Page-Magnus Skill Level: Beginner Go back in time to the Victorian Era and create beautiful Victorian inspired jewelry. Take from your own imagination for inspiration. Learn how to make a Victorian style necklace and earrings with guided instruction along the way. A materials fee of $25 is included in the tuition.  (students must (more…)

  • Victorian Jewelry (Online)
    January 30, 2021 - February 6, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:30 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
    February 3, 2021
    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
    February 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    February 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Learn the techniques needed to create your own ring trio. We’ll learn to make a twist band using square sterling wire, solder decorative sterling granulation to a ring band and bezel set a rose cut sapphire. The instructor will demonstrate the various ways to texture ring bands with the rolling (more…)

  • Sapphire Ring Set
    February 6, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Join local Fiber Artist and Instructor, Lisa Haldeman to make a cute little Needle Felted Valentine’s Day Gnome that you can display year after year. No Experience necessary and all supplies will be provided. This is always a fun class! Students must be at least 16 years old to (more…)

  • Needle Felted Valentine's Day Gnome
    February 6, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During this workshop, stained glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will share his techniques for creating “snowflakes” from stained glass. Dan will help you through each of the steps from selecting materials, shaping with a grinder, applying copper foil, positioning the pieces, soldering, and finishing. Participants will be able to (more…)

  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    February 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer 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
    February 9, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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
    February 10, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Advanced Learn to draw the human figure through Zoom! In this class, we will draw ourselves from life, learn to draw faces, hands, feet, and whole figures. Previous drawing experience is helpful but not required. Students should come to class prepared with paper, pencils, an eraser, a sharpener, and a (more…)

  • Advanced Drawing - Week 1
    February 11, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Advanced Drawing - Week 2
    February 18, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Advanced Drawing - Week 3
    February 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Join local Fiber Artist and Instructor, Lisa Haldeman to make a cute little Needle Felted Valentine’s Day Gnome that you can display year after year. No Experience necessary and all supplies will be provided. This is always a fun class! Students must be at least 16 years old to (more…)

  • Needle Felted Valentine's Day Gnome
    February 12, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner In this three hour class, students will make a beautiful fused glass heart-shaped dish that is approximately 6×6 inches. It will be a composite of various pieces of glass in vibrant colors that the student cuts and assembles on black glass. The pieces will go through two firings at (more…)

  • Fused Glass Heart Dishes
    February 13, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    February 13, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Choose from a new parcel of rose-cut tourmalines and get creative designing a new pair of sterling earrings. Using sterling sheet metal, the rolling mill, templates, and several bezel styles the options are limitless. Learn to solder and set a free form gemstone. Design ideas, oxidation, and polishing will be demonstrated. All tools (more…)

  • Tourmaline Earrings
    February 20, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner In this three hour class, students will make a beautiful fused glass landscape that is approximately 6″. Students will design a landscape using various glass elements. The pieces will go through two firings at the instructor’s studio before it is returned to the students. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild (more…)

  • Fused Glass Textured Landscape
    February 20, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Y’vonne Page-Magnus Skill Level: Beginner Design a pendant necklace out of real semi-precious stones. You will learn how to select the proper beading wire for your necklace while attaching a clasp. You will have a basic introductory to wire wrapping techniques that can be applied to a variety of jewelry making. A materials fee (more…)

  • Design Your Own Pendant Necklace (Online)
    February 20, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Explore a multitude of texturing, forming, and soldering techniques in this new workshop. The instructor will provide a generous selection of round, square and patterned wires, and sheet metal in sterling silver. Learn countless tips and tricks to make these artisan links for yourself as well as handmade clasps. Gemstone (more…)

  • Artisan Link Bracelets - Day 1
    February 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Artisan Link Bracelets - Day 2
    February 28, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Beginner Create a unique, beautiful portrait of your very own pet in acrylic paint and learn how to paint through Zoom! In this class, the instructor will show how to transfer a printed image onto a canvas and prepare the canvas for paint. We will also cover color mixing, shading (more…)

  • Paint Your Pet Portrait
    March 6, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (more…)

  • Craft on Tap - Pysanky Eggs
    March 10, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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
    March 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    March 14, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Sarazen AnYin Skill Level: Beginner In this class, you will learn how to take your woolpainting to the next level, either by following the kit and practicing detailed shading techniques to create dimension or working on your own design and asking questions on how to best realize your artistic vision in wool. You will (more…)

  • Woolpainting 202
    March 13, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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
    March 16, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (more…)

  • Craft on Tap - Pysanky Eggs
    March 23, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    March 27, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 2
    April 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 3
    April 11, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner In this two hour class, 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. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (more…)

  • Pysanky Eggs
    March 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Fred Eberly Skill Level: All Skill Levels Learn how to make your very own copper weathervane in this 4-hour class! Solid copper sheet metal is cut to shape using provided patterns, Hand hammered to shape; a chemical patina is then applied.  An aged pine base is supplied. Several traditional design patterns to choose from: (more…)

  • Miniature Copper Weather Vane Silhouettes
    March 27, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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

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: Allen Androkites Skill Level: No experience necessary The ukulele is a popular and fun instrument to make and play. This 5-day workshop is an opportunity to build a tenor size ukulele. The style of the ukulele is based on the Martin ukulele with a dovetail neck. You do not need to be able to (more…)

  • Build a Ukulele - Day 1
    July 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 2
    July 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 3
    July 14, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 4
    July 15, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 5
    July 16, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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…)

  • Holiday Redware Pie Plate
    October 12, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.


Class Proposals from Artists

Artists interested in teaching may submit a proposal online here.

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