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: 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

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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
    May 19, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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 2
    May 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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

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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 2, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    June 2, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this evening workshop, students will learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques to help begin their journey of metalsmithing and creating bench fabricated jewelry! Local jeweler, Jessica Keemer, will show students ways to transform sheet metal through sawing and piercing designs, forming with daps and mandrels, and adding pattern through roll (more…)

  • Metalsmithing Basics: Sawing, Forming, Roll Printing
    June 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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
    June 5, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Instructor: Elizabeth Tokoly Skill Level: Beginner In this workshop, students will make forged hoop earrings and hairpin bracelets.  Through this workshop, you will learn to move metal, solder, clean up, and finishing techniques. A materials fee of $35 is included in the tuition. About the instructor:  Elizabeth Tokoly is a graduate from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. (more…)

  • Forged Earrings & Bracelets
    June 5, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 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
    June 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 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 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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

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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
    June 9, 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 workshop (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    June 9, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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

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

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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

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Instructor:   Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner Fraktur is a distinctly American folk art dating back to the mid-1700s. The traditional motifs of birds, flowers, and hearts are rendered in ink, accompanied by ornate calligraphy, then painted in watercolor. This class will begin with a presentation on fraktur, its history and three distinctly different styles from southeastern Pennsylvania.  Then (more…)

  • Fraktur Imagery
    June 26, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: All skill levels In this 3 hour class, students will blend mosaic and fused glass techniques used to create a butterfly suncatcher design in transparent glass. It will be designed for tabletop or window display. The finished piece will be approximately 6″x 6″. This class is designed for children 8 (more…)

  • Butterfly Suncatcher
    June 26, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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

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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
    July 7, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner Learn to turn a pen using a lathe in this two-hour workshop! Students will choose an interesting wooden blank and a pen kit to complete a unique and functional pen.  Students will learn to safely use a lathe and roughing gouge to shape the wood blank for the pen (more…)

  • Turn a Pen
    July 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Instructor: Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner 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 taken Intro to (more…)

  • Illuminated Letter
    July 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: All skill levels A blend of mosaic and fused glass techniques is used to create an approximate 12-inch crescent moon with a star in a selection of transparent glass. The finished product will be designed to hang in a window or from a ceiling. All materials are included in the (more…)

  • Celestial Fused Glass Mosaic
    July 10, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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: 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, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    July 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    July 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 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
    July 24, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Leaded Glass - Day 2
    July 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: All skill levels Create a unique design with a theme of your choice on a night lite. The theme shown is “in the wilderness”. Other ideas are a starry winter night, Halloween under a full moon, the call of the wild which features a wolf, a seascape with dolphins, and (more…)

  • Fused Glass Nightlight
    July 31, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 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 workshop (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    August 4, 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. This workshop (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    August 11, 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
    August 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    August 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Keep the wonderful colors of summer with you all year round.  Join us and bundle dye with flowers and herbs from the instructor’s dye garden and local farms.  We’ll create a colorful silk scarf while learning about natural dyes and mordant.  While the silk scarves are “cooking” we’ll pound (more…)

  • Bundle Dye with Flowers and Herbs
    August 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: All levels – No prior glass experience required Description:  This workshop will launch you into the wide world of mosaics, focusing on the glass-on-glass form.  The format of the workshop is unique in that includes a combination of in-person instruction and assistance, work-at-home time, a Zoom session progress report, and in-person (more…)

  • Glass on Glass Mosaics - Day 1
    September 11, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Glass on Glass Mosaics - Zoom Session
    September 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Glass on Glass Mosaics - Day 2
    October 3, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Jeffrey Mccombie Skill Level: Beginner Description: In this two-hour class, students will be introduced to the unique craft of gourding through the creation of a simple, but beautiful pear.  To create your unique pear we will focus on elements of design and color. After selecting your gourd, you will learn proper cleaning, sanding, and leveling (more…)

  • Gourd Craft - Pears
    September 11, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

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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
    September 11, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Join us on Wednesday, September 1, at 7:00pm for a Zoom virtual studio tour and demonstration by jewelry designer and metal artist Douglas Wunder! Take a little jaunt around Doug’s workshop built into the second story of a historic carriage house in Kutztown, PA. Doug will lead you through metal-working stations, conducting a handful of demonstrations along (more…)

  • Virtual Studio Tour - Jewelry Designer & Metal Artist Doug Wunder
    September 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 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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