Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All skill levels During this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to form, solder, and set a sterling silver wave necklace with a stone and matching pair of earrings! Tips on metalsmithing and soldering will be covered in class. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The (more…)

  • Silver Wave Necklace & Earrings
    October 22, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Kevin Lehman Skill Level: All Skill Levels Join the Guild for a night of making colorful glass paperweights with local potter and glass artisan, Kevin Lehman! Each student will have the chance to make their own unique glass paperweight with the colors of their choosing while learning the basics of working with glass. The (more…)

  • Glass Paperweights
    October 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Judy Carter Skill Level: Students should have previous rug hooking knowledge and experience. If you have questions about whether this class is right for you, get in touch! Do you ever wish you could paint realistically – but with your favorite material, wool? In this 3-day workshop, you will create a realistic rug-hooked portrait of (more…)

  • Realistic Rug Hooked Animals - Day 1
    October 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Realistic Rug Hooked Animals - Day 2
    October 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Realistic Rug Hooked Animals - Day 3
    October 25, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 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 (more…)

  • Glass Icicles
    October 23, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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 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 - Emeralds, Moonstones, Sapphires, & Tanzanites
    October 24, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Lisa Ditty Skill Level: Beginner Interested in making this fun and flirty leather clutch?   Lisa Parmer Ditty of LPDstudios has designed this clutch especially for you.  You will be learning basic sewing, cutting and punching leather techniques to make this playful number.  The clutch measures 8.5 ” x 4.5″, big enough for your phone and keys for (more…)

  • Make a Leather Clutch
    October 24, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Basia Andrusko Skill Level: Beginner In this 4 hour class, students will be guided through the process of applying wax and dyes to create your own unique pumpkin pysanky as we transform brown chicken eggs into novel Halloween / Fall Decorations. Pysanky is the age-old method of decorating eggs using wax and dyes. Students (more…)

  • Pumpkin (Jack-o-Lantern) Pysanky Eggs
    October 25, 2019
    5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of making stained glass! PGC glass artist Dan Hayward will lead this 2-day workshop – a repeat of the class he conducted in October 2018.  Participants will be introduced to the tools and techniques used to create works in stained glass using the copper foil method, and each (more…)

  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    October 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    October 27, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Basia Andrusko Skill Level: Beginner In this 4 hour class, students will be guided through the process of applying wax and dyes to create your own unique pumpkin pysanky as we transform brown chicken eggs into novel Halloween / Fall Decorations. Pysanky is the age-old method of decorating eggs using wax and dyes. Students (more…)

  • Pumpkin (Jack-o-Lantern) Pysanky Eggs
    October 26, 2019
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Taylor Riley Skill Level: All Skill Levels In this 2-hour class, students will learn basic macrame knots to create a functional plant hanger with a pop of color. Various sizes and shapes of pots will be available to trial to ensure the perfect fit. All materials are included in the tuition.   Cancellation/Refund Policy:  (more…)

  • Macrame Plant Hanger
    October 26, 2019
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Taylor Riley Skill Level: Beginner Students will use a variety of colors to create different patterned pom poms, including color blocked and speckled. Several different pom-making tools will be available for students to try. Materials provided include acrylic yarn in a variety of colors and a Loome Robot tool. All materials are included in (more…)

  • Pom Pom Garlands
    October 26, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 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
    October 27, 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
    October 29, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    October 30, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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
    November 1, 2019
    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
    November 2, 2019
    12:00 pm - 3:00 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
    November 3, 2019
    11:00 am - 2:00 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
    November 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Squire Boots - Day 2
    November 6, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Squire Boots - Day 3
    November 7, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Squire Boots - Day 4
    November 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Carlo Jury Skill Level: All Skill Levels 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. (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    November 5, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All skill levels During this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to form, solder, and set a sterling silver wave necklace with a stone and matching pair of earrings! Tips on metalsmithing and soldering will be covered in class. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The (more…)

  • Silver Wave Necklace & Earrings
    November 6, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is not (more…)

  • Nantucket Baskets
    November 9, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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
    November 9, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Mary Rose Feldman Skill Level: Zentangle 101 required Deck the halls with some fantastic tangled gifts and holiday items that will enhance any celebration you have planned! Projects include gift card envelopes, bijou ornaments, and 3D woven balls called a triskele. Please bring your basic Zentangle kit. All other supplies will be provided during (more…)

  • Tangled Gifts & Holiday Decor
    November 9, 2019
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    November 12, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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
    November 12, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    November 12, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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 - Emeralds, Moonstones, Sapphires, & Tanzanites
    November 14, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Erin Keck Skill Level: Beginner A favorite of all, everyone loves these unique Gearflakes. This is not just a holiday decoration but they can be displayed throughout all seasons. In this workshop, students will be creating 3 Gearflakes made from precut and painted wood. These Gearflakes will be assembled using adhesive and cold connections. (more…)

  • Steampunk Gearflakes
    November 16, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

  • Intro to Fraktur
    November 16, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner Make your own unique fused glass Christmas Tree or Star of David ornament in this 3-hour class! Students will learn how to cut and assemble glass to create their ornaments. The ornaments will then be fired in the instructor’s studio and returned to the Guild for pick up after (more…)

  • Fused Glass Ornaments
    November 16, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kevin Lehman Skill Level: All Skill Levels Join the Guild for a night of making colorful glass paperweights with local potter and glass artisan, Kevin Lehman! Each student will have the chance to make their own unique glass paperweight with the colors of their choosing while learning the basics of working with glass. The (more…)

  • Glass Paperweights
    November 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner What shouts out “fall” more than autumn leaves and acorns. Color and assemble an adorable table topper of cut out gourd leaves on a dyed gourd base. Curly paper wire and an acorn will finish the project. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds (more…)

  • Fall Table Topper
    November 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    November 21, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner What shouts out “fall” more than autumn leaves and acorns. Color and assemble an adorable table topper of cut out gourd leaves on a dyed gourd base. Curly paper wire and an acorn will finish the project. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds (more…)

  • Fall Table Topper
    November 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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
    November 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 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
    November 30, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 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
    December 3, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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 3, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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 5, 2019
    5:30 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 6, 2019
    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.


Class Proposals from Artists

Artists interested in teaching may submit a proposal online here.

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