Instructor: Lisa Ditty Skill Level: Beginner “Make Me Mine” Leather Clutch Workshop – Online Class 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.  Join a friend, (more…)

  • Leather Clutch - Online Workshop
    May 22, 2020 - September 30, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 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 2
    August 9, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Learn to make this sweet bunny out of wool and felt! Beginner level, 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 be approximately two hours long. As needles are very sharp, this class (more…)

  • Needle Felted Bunny
    August 9, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a beautiful glass flower pendant in this 3-hour class! Students will use borosilicate color rods to make their flower pendants. Everyone will make approximately 2-3 pieces and string them onto silk for a complete, ready to wear pendant! Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash (more…)

  • Glass Flower Pendants
    August 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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
    August 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward 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 or take on more complex projects. The Stained Glass Open Studio is open to anyone who has worked in glass, who wants to have use of (more…)

  • Stained Glass Open Studio
    August 15, 2020
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner Create a unique tree to display your favorite collectibles, ornaments, or family heirlooms. In class, learn how to fringe wool, twirl branches, and assemble a tree with a wooden base. Trees range in height from 18-inches to 4-feet (students may not complete trees over 2-feet, but will have the (more…)

  • A Forest of Felted Trees
    August 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: All During the class, PGC Master Artisan 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 (more…)

  • Fused Glass Plates & Pendants
    August 22, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Instructor: Pam Wenger Skill Level: The workshop is designed for intermediate or experienced watercolor painters, but no portrait experience is necessary. Artist Pam Wenger will share her passion for creating portraits in watercolor with a “quick sketch” type of spontaneous style that involves minimal layering and the use of transparent colors to create luminous paintings. This (more…)

  • Quick Sketch Watercolor - Day 1
    August 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Quick Sketch Watercolor - Day 2
    August 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: All During the class, PGC Master Artisan 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 (more…)

  • Fused Glass Plates & Pendants
    August 22, 2020
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Intermediate – Participants should have completed several stained glass projects (e.g., panels, butterflies, snowflakes) and be familiar with the basic cutting, breaking, foiling, and soldering skills. The objective of this workshop is to create a structure with sides, bottom, and no top.  The finished product may be a candle holder, (more…)

  • Stained Glass Open-Topped Box
    August 29, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this three hour class, students will make a pair of sterling silver earrings and a necklace using a Durston Rolling Mill to create a pattern and texture on the surface of the metal. Tips on fabrication, soldering, and finishing will be covered. All materials are included in the (more…)

  • Roll Printed Earrings & Necklace
    September 1, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Show off your inner creativity in this new workshop. Students will learn to cut and texture 14kt gold fill sheet metal and design their own charm necklace. The instructor will provide all materials, including a generous selection of gemstones and pearls. A 14kt gold fill chain will also be provided to finish (more…)

  • Charm School: Gold Edition
    September 10, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Brian Cunfer Skill Level: Intermediate Elevate your turning skills in this class! We will cover sharpening tools, 4 jaw chucks use and taming the skew! 2 projects will be completed using the newly learned techniques. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds (more…)

  • Intermediate Wood Turning
    September 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Linda Doucette Skill Level: All Skill Level Learn how to wet felt a wool landscape picture! The picture will be suitable for framing or can be used as the face of a pillow cushion cover. Students will review some basic color theory and perspective lessons before diving into the wool. They will be taught how to (more…)

  • Felted Landscapes
    September 12, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Choose from a gorgeous parcel of rose-cut sapphires and decorative sterling bezel wire to build a custom setting. We will learn to forge and texture a classic sterling cuff bracelet. Learn to build a freeform bezel setting and solder to your finished cuff. Soldering, bezel setting, oxidation, and polishing will be taught. All tools (more…)

  • Make a Sapphire Cuff
    September 12, 2020 - November 21, 2020
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All In this three hour class, students will use borosilicate glass and incorporate different frit to create heart pendants out of glass. Brighten someone’s day by giving away a heart that you made by hand. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of (more…)

  • Glass Heart Pendants
    September 14, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Susan Burlingame 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 Susan’s home ceramics (more…)

  • Patterned Ceramic Serving Trays
    September 15, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Susan Burlingame 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 Susan’s home ceramics (more…)

  • Patterned Ceramic Serving Trays
    September 16, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Join local Fiber Artist and Instructor, Lisa Haldeman to make a cute little Needle Felted Pumpkin that you can display year after year. No Experience necessary and all supplies will be provided. This is always a fun class! About the Instructor: Lisa Haldeman is a local, self-taught fiber and polymer clay (more…)

  • Needle Felted Pumpkin
    September 18, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    September 19, 2020
    10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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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 19, 2020
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All Skill Levels Learn the basics of Flameworking while making a set of fun swizzle sticks for your next cocktail party! All materials are included in the tuition. Each student will have the chance to make at least one set of 5 swizzle sticks, more if you’re a natural! Your (more…)

  • Glass Swizzle Sticks
    September 21, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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 Pumpkin that you can display year after year. No Experience necessary and all supplies will be provided. This is always a fun class! About the Instructor: Lisa Haldeman is a local, self-taught fiber and polymer clay (more…)

  • Needle Felted Pumpkin
    September 25, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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
    September 26, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Learn to make these adorable mice out of wool and felt! Beginner level, 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 be approximately two hours long. As needles are very sharp, this (more…)

  • Needle Felted Mice
    September 27, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 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
    September 29, 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
    September 30, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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
    September 30, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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
    October 6, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All In this three hour class, students will use borosilicate glass and incorporate different frit to create heart pendants out of glass. Brighten someone’s day by giving away a heart that you made by hand. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of (more…)

  • Glass Heart Pendants
    October 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Keum-Boo is a Korean technique in which gold attaches to silver through a diffusion bond, by applying 24kt gold foil with heat and pressure to sterling or fine silver. Create a uniquely shaped sterling pendant with a one of a kind texture. Learn to use the rolling mill for (more…)

  • Keum-Boo Pendants
    October 8, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Instructor: Rod Spotts & Barry Mentzer Skill Level: All Skill Levels Leave this class with a completed hearth broom made by you from top to bottom! The morning portion of the class focuses on forging the broom handle. In the afternoon, you will learn how to create a round broom with a woven band and (more…)

  • Blacksmithing Adventure
    October 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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 10, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Halloween – Spider Webs! - Day 2
    October 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Choose from a new parcel of rose-cut tourmalines and get creative designing a new pair of sterling earrings. Using sterling sheet metal, the rolling mill, templates, and several bezel styles the options are limitless. Learn to solder and set a free form gemstone. Design ideas, oxidation, and polishing will be demonstrated. All tools (more…)

  • Tourmaline Earrings
    October 10, 2020
    12:00 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
    October 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Andrew Loerchner Skill Level: Beginner In this three hour class, students will construct a Redware plate using the slab method. Each individual will complete the glazing process using a design of their choice. The pieces will be fired and returned and may be used for baking or display. **** Please note **** A materials (more…)

  • Holiday Redware Pie Plate
    October 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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
    October 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Susan Burlingame 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 Susan’s home ceramics (more…)

  • Patterned Ceramic Serving Trays
    October 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Susan Burlingame 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 Susan’s home ceramics (more…)

  • Patterned Ceramic Serving Trays
    October 14, 2020
    6:00 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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