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
    October 1, 2021 - April 26, 2022
    12:15 pm - 10:00 am

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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
    October 28, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Stained Glass Halloween Special Opportunity – Spider Webs! Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Class description: Master Artisan Dan Hayward has created a number of patterns for stained glass Spider Webs.  Available only during October, this class offers each participant the opportunity to create an artwork that is unique in look and character.  (more…)

  • Stained Glass Halloween – Spider Webs! - Day 1
    October 30, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Halloween – Spider Webs! - Day 2
    October 31, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Learn to forge and form a sterling silver cuff bracelet. Learn to texture heavy gauge sterling wire with a variety of hammers and the rolling mill. Students can choose from several gemstone types, including blue and silver sapphire, citrine, garnet, and labradorite. Learn about different bezel wires that are available (more…)

  • Gemstone Cuff Bracelets
    October 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 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 several pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. The first (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    November 3, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    November 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Fine Craft as a Business Workshop Date: November 6, 2021 Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon (approx.) Cost: $10 non-PGC members; $5 for PGC members Location: Via Zoom Description: This workshop continues the series of presentations designed to assist those seeking to turn their efforts to create and sell their fine craft into a business.  This (more…)

  • Fine Craft as a Business
    November 6, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour class, students can make either a fused glass tree, winter suncatcher, or wreath! Students will be contacted by Kathleen to determine what color glass they want for their design. The tree ornaments vary in size from 5 to 7 inches in length. The wreaths are approximately 5 (more…)

  • Fused Glass Christmas Ornament
    November 6, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

  • Needle Felted Penguins
    November 6, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner Learn to turn a birdhouse ornament using a lathe in this four-hour workshop! Students will choose from several interesting wooden blanks for making the birds nest and roof into a keepsake ornament  Students will learn to safely use a lathe, roughing, spindle, and detail gouges to shape the wood (more…)

  • Turn a Birdhouse Ornament
    November 6, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Beginner Come learn how to build a mug for your favorite beverage of choice! The instructor will walk you through the process step by step, and show you how to decorate your piece with textures and glazes. Tools, clay, glaze, and textures will be provided – but students are encouraged to (more…)

  • Handbuilt Mugs - Day 1
    November 7, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Handbuilt Mugs - Day 2
    November 14, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 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
    November 9, 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 several pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. The first (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    November 10, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this class, students will make three sterling silver bangles that will be texturized using hammers and metal stamps. Tips on fabrication, soldering, and finishing will be covered. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation (more…)

  • Textured Sterling Silver Bangles
    November 10, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

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

  • Paint Your Pet
    November 12, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Erin Keck Skill Level: Beginner In this class, we will create a Goose Feather Tree just like the original ones made in the 1800s in Germany. Everything that you will need to create your tree will be provided including the antique spool base. What a wonderful keepsake this will be for you to add to your (more…)

  • German Feather Tree
    November 13, 2021
    9:30 am - 4:30 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 to create a unique pattern on a silk or 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 together, place (more…)

  • Eucalyptus Magic
    November 13, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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

  • Needle Felted Penguins
    November 14, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this fun 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. No (more…)

  • Stone Set Circle Bracelets
    November 15, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make three hammered rings in this 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:  The Pennsylvania (more…)

  • Gold & Silver Stacking Rings
    November 17, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Molly Grant Skill Level: All Skill Levels  In Molly Grant’s two day leather accessories class the students will learn basic pattern making for smaller items, piping zippers, fancy stitching on an industrial sewing machine which will enable students to make a collection of lovely small leather items…..a zippered make-up case, pencil case, small zippered (more…)

  • Leather Accessories with Molly Grant - Day 1
    November 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Leather Accessories with Molly Grant - Day 2
    November 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    November 20, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Workshop Teachers

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

  • Turquoise Bracelets
    November 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner In this two hour class, students will have the opportunity to make an ornament all on their own! Students will learn the basics of color application and blowing after witnessing the instructor do a demonstration. This class will take place at Michael’s glass studio in Elizabethtown, PA. Please note (more…)

  • Intro to Glassblowing: Christmas Ornaments
    November 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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

  • Paint Your Pet
    November 26, 2021
    5:30 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 several pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. The first (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    December 1, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make three hammered rings in this 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:  The Pennsylvania (more…)

  • Gold & Silver Stacking Rings
    December 1, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Create a bar necklace in sterling silver and experiment with a variety of evergreen tree stamps. Students will cut sterling sheet and design and stamp their own necklace. A variety of decorative and classic sterling chain styles to choose from. The instructor will bring gemstones beads for those who want to (more…)

  • Tree Line Pendants
    December 2, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this fun 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. No (more…)

  • Stone Set Circle Bracelets
    December 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 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
    December 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Beginner Calling all artists, merry and bright! Add a creative personal touch to your tree this year, or make beautiful handmade gifts for friends and family! The instructor will show a few simple methods for making personalized handmade holiday ornaments. Tools, clay, glaze, and textures will be provided – but (more…)

  • Holiday Ornaments
    December 4, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 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
    December 5, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Burd Kerchner Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Learn how to quilt your own Tree wall hanging in this new workshop! Students will be given a pattern piece to take home with them for future projects. All fabric is included. Supplies needed: Students will need to bring their own sewing machine and be familiar with their (more…)

  • Quilted Tree Wall Hanging
    December 5, 2021
    11:00 am - 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 Mini Snowmen 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 participate. (more…)

  • Needle Felted Mini Snowmen
    December 5, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner In this two hour class, students will have the opportunity to make an ornament all on their own! Students will learn the basics of color application and blowing after witnessing the instructor do a demonstration. This class will take place at Michael’s glass studio in Elizabethtown, PA. Please note (more…)

  • Intro to Glassblowing: Christmas Ornaments
    December 7, 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 several pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. The first (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    December 8, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Create a bar necklace in sterling silver and experiment with a variety of evergreen tree stamps. Students will cut sterling sheet and design and stamp their own necklace. A variety of decorative and classic sterling chain styles to choose from. The instructor will bring gemstones beads for those who want to (more…)

  • Tree Line Pendants
    December 8, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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

  • Paint Your Pet
    December 10, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Andrew Loerchner Skill Level: Beginner In this three-hour class, students will construct Redware ornaments using the slab method and Christmas cookie cutters. Each individual will complete the glazing process using a design of their choice. The pieces will be fired and returned to the Guild by the instructor. **** Please note **** A materials (more…)

  • Holiday Redware Ornaments
    December 11, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Beginner Need a place for your kiddos to hang out while you finish that holiday gift or task list? Have them come join us in the studio for some hands-on fun! The instructor will assist the students in creating beautiful handmade ornaments for your holiday tree, personalized with your student’s (more…)

  • Holiday Ornaments for Kids
    December 11, 2021
    2:00 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 confirmation email that confirms your registration. No printed tickets are required.


Cancellation/Refund Policy

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for the 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 at 717-431-8706 or email kelly@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.


COVID-19 Policy

Effective June 28, 2021, the PGC will change its protocols to follow state recommendations for events and programs held at the Lancaster facility. Masks are no longer required. Customers, students, staff, and instructors are welcome to wear masks based on personal preferences and vaccination status.


Accessibility

We do not have an elevator, so some of our classrooms are wheelchair accessible and some are not. Please contact kelly@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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