Stained Glass Snowflakes at the York Town Chapter Class Fee: $85 – All Materials Included During this one-day workshop, PA Guild of Craftsmen Master Artisan Dan Hayward will share his techniques for creating “snowflakes” from stained glass. Dan will help participants through each of the steps from selecting materials, shaping with a grinder, applying copper (more…)

  • Stained Glass Snowflakes at the York Town Chapter
    December 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner Create a vivid fused glass deep dish bowl! Students will cut pieces of glass in various sizes to assemble on a palette of black glass in a pattern of their choice. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash (more…)

  • Mosaic Bowls
    December 8, 2019
    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
    December 10, 2019
    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
    December 10, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Kevin Lehman Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to make handmade glass flowers with Glass artist and ceramicist, Kevin Lehman! Students will have a chance to make one large flower while learning how to tool and shape molten glass. An array of glass colors will be available to choose from. Because the glass needs to (more…)

  • Glass Flowers
    December 10, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a half hook adjustable sterling silver bracelet in this 3-hour class! Students will learn to create their own custom bezel with sterling silver sheet and fine silver bezel wire. The band of the bracelet will be hammered with a planished texture. Different stones will be available to choose (more…)

  • Half Hook Sterling Silver Bracelets
    December 11, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Kelly Rapp 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 stones to set as long as they are less than 30 mm (more…)

  • Bezel Set Necklaces
    December 12, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Amy Burk Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to roll, shape, and pattern your very own ceramic trays! Students will have a variety of glazes and patterns to choose from to make a unique set of trays. All materials are included in the tuition. The trays will need to be fired at Amy’s home ceramics (more…)

  • Patterned Ceramic Serving Trays
    December 12, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner Create these small swirling color ornaments using gourds. Ornaments are the perfect size for your felted wooly tree. During class, you will learn different methods of applying alcohol inks. Then you learn how to create a glass-like finish. A handout will be given for where to find/buy all the (more…)

  • Swirling Gourdaments
    December 12, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During this one-day workshop, glass artist Dan Hayward will share his techniques for creating “snowflakes” from stained glass. Dan will help participants through each of the steps from selecting materials, shaping with a grinder, applying copper foil, positioning the pieces, soldering, and finishing.  The end result will be a (more…)

  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    December 14, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

  • Making Beautiful, Wearable, Sculptural Jewelry With Titanium - Day 1
    December 14, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Making Beautiful, Wearable, Sculptural Jewelry With Titanium - Day 2
    December 15, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner Spend a day creating a unique tabletop tree decorated with small swirling color ornaments! In the morning, students will create a dozen gourdaments using alcohol inks. A glass-like finish will be applied to the gourdaments once they are decorated.  A handout will be given of where to find/buy all (more…)

  • Holiday Tabletop Tree
    December 14, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this evening workshop, students will learn how to solder and form prong or bezel settings in sterling silver and set quartz druzy stones to create a beautiful pendant. Tips on designing, forming, finishing and polishing your pieces will be covered. Druzy quartz is made up of many tiny (more…)

  • Druzy Pendants in Sterling Silver
    December 17, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill level: Beginner For this class, local jeweler, Jessica Keemer will teach us how to make lovely glass icicle ornaments just in time for your Holiday decorating! Students will have a chance to learn the basics of Flameworking glass while making their very own glass icicles. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of (more…)

  • Glass Icicles
    December 18, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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
    December 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During this one-day workshop, glass artist Dan Hayward will share his techniques for creating “snowflakes” from stained glass. Dan will help participants through each of the steps from selecting materials, shaping with a grinder, applying copper foil, positioning the pieces, soldering, and finishing.  The end result will be a (more…)

  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    December 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill level: Beginner For this class, local jeweler, Jessica Keemer will teach us how to make lovely glass icicle ornaments just in time for your Holiday decorating! Students will have a chance to learn the basics of Flameworking glass while making their very own glass icicles. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of (more…)

  • Glass Icicles
    December 21, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 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
    December 21, 2019
    2:00 pm - 5:00 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
    December 22, 2019
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill level: Beginner For this class, local jeweler, Jessica Keemer will teach us how to make lovely glass icicle ornaments just in time for your Holiday decorating! Students will have a chance to learn the basics of Flameworking glass while making their very own glass icicles. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of (more…)

  • Glass Icicles
    December 22, 2019
    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 Bracelet
    December 28, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Mary Rose Feldman Skill Level: Beginner Zentangle is a relaxation and mindfulness technique that uses lines and pen strokes as the focus. It is easy to learn by anyone, regardless of creative ability and encourages individuality, confidence and stress relief. All the patterns use simple strokes of a pen in repetition to create elegant (more…)

  • Zentangle 101: The Basics
    December 28, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Mary Rose Feldman Skill Level: Zentangle 101 a prerequisite Ring in the new year a little early with a beautifully tangled clock!! This 3-dimensional clock has all of the pieces pre-cut for you and ready for your tangling expertise! During class, we will explore tangles that fit the clock’s curves and various ways to (more…)

  • Tangled Clock
    December 28, 2019
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour class, students will learn the proper way to clean and prepare metal and apply sifted powdered glass enamels. Design techniques include stencils, layering, and wet packing.  Each student will make one pendant, a pair of earrings.  In addition to finished enameled jewelry, everyone will receive (more…)

  • Enameled Jewelry
    December 28, 2019
    2:00 pm - 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
    December 29, 2019
    10:30 am - 4:30 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
    January 2, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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
    January 7, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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
    January 9, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: No previous experience required. 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. If you have (more…)

  • Fraktur Calligraphy
    January 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Introduction to Pennsylvania’s Clay Monoprints January 11, 2020 9:00AM -11:30AM Instructor: Andrew Smith Experience a genuinely unique art form established by Pennsylvanian Mitch Lyons, who took his background in both pottery and printmaking and developed the new medium of clay monoprints. Utilizing basic techniques of printmaking, we’ll replace ink and paint with colored clay slip. (more…)

  • January 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

Forces of Nature: Colored Pencil on Copper Pendant Workshop Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10AM-4PM Instructor: Roxan O’Brien Come join us to create your own force of nature pendant using Roxan’s colored pencil technique. Create a design that is nature inspired using your own design and colors. This piece is finished using metal stamps, dimple pliers, (more…)

  • January 11, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner In this two day class, students will learn how to design and construct their own mosaic glass star! The mosaic is a 12″ 5 pointed wooden based star that can be displayed on the wall or tabletop. It is a composite of various elements that are applied using a (more…)

  • Mosaic Stars - Day 1
    January 11, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Mosaic Stars - Day 2
    January 18, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour class, students will learn how to size, shape, solder, set, and polish one ring with a genuine rose cut Emerald, Sapphire, Tanzanite, or Moonstone in sterling silver. Tips on metalsmithing, design, and tricks of the trade will be covered. All materials are included in the (more…)

  • Stone Set Rings
    January 12, 2020
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour class, students will use a Durston Rolling Mill and laser-cut paper patterns. metal pattern plates, or fabrics to create a unique pattern onto sterling silver. Students will then learn how to solder on jump rings to create a one of a kind pendant and have (more…)

  • Roll Printed Sterling Silver Necklaces
    January 16, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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
    January 18, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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
    January 21, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Choose from a selection of rose-cut blue opals in this new workshop. With a variety of decorative and plain sterling bezel wire, learn to build and solder your own pendant in sterling silver. We will cut sheet metal and texture with the rolling mill and learn to bezel set (more…)

  • Winter Blues: Blue Opal Pendants
    January 23, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels welcome In this 3 hour class, students will learn to create a one of a kind hand stamped and set quartz drusy necklace out of sterling silver. Different metal stamps will be available for students to use to pattern their necklaces. Tips on soldering, fabrication, stone setting, (more…)

  • Stamped Drusy Necklaces
    January 25, 2020
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Learn to make an adorable Mini Snowman with a needle, foam, and some wool! All materials are provided, including a foam felting pad and two felting needles. 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 (more…)

  • Needle Felted Snowman
    January 25, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour class, students will learn how to size, shape, solder, set, and polish one ring with a cabochon stone in sterling silver. Stone choices include Emerald, Tanzanite, Moonstone, Sapphire, Tourmaline, Turquoise, and Quartz Drusy to name a few. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund (more…)

  • Stone Set Rings
    January 30, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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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