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: 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 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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: 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
    January 26, 2020
    9:30 am - 3:30 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 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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Instructor: Elizabeth Gates Skill Level: Beginner This class will take a morning to explore three different book structures – accordion books, blizzard books, and a small travel journal.  If there is extra time, we can explore variations on those themes. All materials will be provided by the instructor. *** Please note *** A materials fee (more…)

  • Bookbinding Basics: Folded Book Structures
    February 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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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 1, 2020
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Set your intentions for the new year! Students will design, fabricate, and stamp their very own set of two intention rings in sterling silver in this 3-hour workshop. Stamped messages can be inside or outside of the ring and students will have the opportunity to choose from an array of (more…)

  • Intention Rings in Sterling Silver
    February 1, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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 2, 2020
    9:30 am - 3:30 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
    February 2, 2020
    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
    February 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    February 5, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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
    February 6, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Matty Geez Skill Level: Beginner Paint a portrait of your pet in this 3-hour class! Painter and sculptor, Matty Geez, will guide students through the steps to paint a unique 8×10 portrait of their pet. No experience necessary. Portraits will be pre-drawn by Matty on the canvas. Please note *** Students will need to (more…)

  • Paint Your Pet
    February 7, 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
    February 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 - Day 1
    February 8, 2020
    10:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Flameworking Glass Beads - Day 2
    February 9, 2020
    10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Matty Geez Skill Level: Beginner Paint a portrait of your pet in this 3-hour class! Painter and sculptor, Matty Geez, will guide students through the steps to paint a unique 8×10 portrait of their pet. No experience necessary. Portraits will be pre-drawn by Matty on the canvas. Please note *** Students will need to (more…)

  • Paint Your Pet
    February 8, 2020
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Instructor: Mary Rose Feldman Skill Level: Beginner Let’s fill your heart with joy this month by tangling this adorable heart box. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we will cover the surfaces of this box with exquisitely designed tangle patterns, so it’s ready to present to your special someone. And that special someone could be (more…)

  • Tangled Heart Boxes
    February 8, 2020
    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
    February 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    February 12, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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
    February 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    February 22, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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
    February 15, 2020
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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 15, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will host a Stained Glass Open Studio at PGC’s Lancaster office from 9:30 till 5 on specified dates (approximately quarterly). Skill Level: Participants should have completed at least one beginner stained glass panel project (may be with any instructor / venue) and have a desire to improve skills (more…)

  • Stained Glass Open Studio
    February 16, 2020
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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PGC’s Fine Craft As A Business program is a multi-faceted, 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, open to any (more…)

  • Fine Craft as a Business
    February 17, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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
    February 19, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Learn a variety of soldering and forming techniques in this new workshop. We will learn to solder sterling and 14kt gold fill metals and add gemstones for a modern look. Experiment with texturing sheet metal in creative ways. Many different earring styles will be discussed. All techniques will be (more…)

  • Mixed Metal Earrings
    February 20, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Allison Severance Skill Level: All skill levels are welcome I make pots that are meant to have a job – to be used on a daily basis and that hopefully enhance and add pleasure to the rituals of preparing, sharing, and enjoying food. The serving and prep of food for me (and my domesticity) (more…)

  • From the Potter's Wheel to the Kitchen Table - Day 1
    February 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • From the Potter's Wheel to the Kitchen Table - Day 2
    February 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Mary Rose Feldman Skill Level: Beginner Your Zentangle practice is going formal, well in a relaxed mindful mode of course! We will explore the many different ways to tangle on a dark black surface. You will learn what pens to use for tangling and shading so that your line art pops off the page. (more…)

  • Tangling on Black Tiles
    February 22, 2020
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Embrace Winter and choose from a gorgeous selection of dendritic opals. In this 4 hour class, students will learn about basic bezel setting with a variety of fine silver bezel wires. Learn to build a pendant in sterling silver with multiple solder joins. Add granulation or a tiny bezel-set gem (more…)

  • Natural Landscape Dendritic Opal Pendants
    February 22, 2020
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Mary Rose Feldman Skill Level: Beginner A cartouche is an ancient Egyptian design that typically surrounded a name. In decorative terms, it is a frame that showcases an image or item. In this class we will use TANGLED CARTOUCHE techniques to surround unique items. We will do 2 projects during class, one with an (more…)

  • Tangling Cartouche
    February 22, 2020
    1:30 pm - 4:00 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
    February 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 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
    February 23, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to create a custom stone setting out of sterling silver wire and set unique quartz druzy stones to create a beautiful, one of a kind pair of earrings. Stone choices will vary in color and size but many options will (more…)

  • Stone Set Earrings
    February 25, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Eucalyptus Magic Join us to naturally dye a one of a kind scarf.  We’ll use fresh eucalyptus leaves to create a unique pattern on a wool gauze scarf. Through the magic of eco-dyeing, the leaves impart their color to the cloth. In the morning session, you’ll put your scarf (more…)

  • Eucalyptus Dyed Scarves
    February 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Instructor: Molly Grant Skill Level: Beginner Using original tin patterns from the 1920s, learn basic pattern-making for shoes and how to take exact foot measurements for a custom pair. Choose from an array of leathers and begin the shoemaking process, which is 100% hands-on, start to finish — from cutting leather to lacing the uppers (more…)

  • Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Pathfinder - Day 1
    March 3, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Pathfinder - Day 2
    March 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Pathfinder - Day 3
    March 5, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Pathfinder - Day 4
    March 6, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 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
    March 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    March 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kelly Rapp 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
    March 5, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During the class, Dan Hayward will introduce participants to basic glass cutting and shaping techniques, including the tools and equipment used to make functional fused glass and how everyday physics and chemistry play a role in glass art. He will show examples of finished fused glass plates and pendants (more…)

  • Fused Glass Plates & Pendants
    March 7, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 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.


Class Proposals from Artists

Artists interested in teaching may submit a proposal online here.

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