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

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner In this two hour class, students will have the opportunity to learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter egg ornaments. Dyes, beeswax, and a stylus are used to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of (more…)

  • Pysanky Christmas Ornaments
    December 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    December 4, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 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: 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: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make three handmade stacking 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. Techniques in texturing metal with a hammered finish will be an (more…)

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

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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

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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

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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

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this class, students will learn how to design, set, and form a beautiful Turquoise pendant in sterling silver. Students will have an array of rose-cut Turquoise cabochon stones to choose from for their pendants. Tips on soldering, forming, and finishing jewelry will be covered in class. No experience (more…)

  • Turquoise Pendants
    December 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Intro to Leather Making Workshop – Make and Take Lisa Parmer Ditty of LPDstudios is teaching an Intro to Leather Making Workshop. Drop-in during the hours of 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and create these one-of-a-kind gifts for that special someone. During this Intro to Leather Making Workshop, you can design and create a credit (more…)

  • Intro to Leather Making Workshop - Make and Take
    December 11, 2021
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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

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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

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to fabricate, texturize, and polish their very own one-of-a-kind bar necklace! Necklaces will be made out of sterling silver and set with a 6mm bezel and semi-precious rose cut cabochon. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania (more…)

  • Stone Set Bar Necklace
    December 11, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During this one-day 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 (more…)

  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    December 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Barry Miller Skill Level: Beginner Join us in this fun class and carve a simple snowman ornament from start to finish.  There will be enough material provided to carve two to three ornaments.  We will ensure that you have finished at least one ornament prior to leaving class for the day.  We will also (more…)

  • Wood Carved Christmas Ornaments
    December 12, 2021
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 15, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Donna Lashof Skill Level: Beginner Join Master Artisan, Donna Lashof, for a new pottery class making Christmas ornaments! These cute ornaments will add a bit of whimsy wherever you decide to display them. All materials are included in the tuition. Ornaments will be fired offsite and brought back to the Guild for pickup 7-10 (more…)

  • Clay Christmas Ornaments
    December 15, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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 16, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During this one-day 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 (more…)

  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    December 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 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 17, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During this one-day 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 (more…)

  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    December 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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 Ornaments
    December 19, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this fun class, students will learn how to design, set, and form a beautiful circle pendant 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 Pendants
    December 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 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
    December 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels welcome In this 3 hour class, students will learn to create a one of a kind stone set ring with two rose-cut cabochons on either side. One bezel will be handmade from scratch and the other will be pre-fabricated to fit a 6 mm stone. Various stone (more…)

  • Stone Set Balance Rings
    December 30, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

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

  • Needle Felted Cardinals
    January 8, 2022
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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 at the Hattie Weselyk Studio - Day 1
    January 9, 2022
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets at the Hattie Weselyk Studio - Day 2
    January 16, 2022
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    January 15, 2022
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    January 18, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Jim Hiser Skill Level: Beginner In this class, students will learn the basics of wood carving while making a Snowman figurine! Snowmen will be carved out of basswood blanks. Supplies needed: Carving Glove Carving knife Carving gouges Vtool, U gouge of various sizes The instructor will have extra tools available for students that do (more…)

  • Wood Carved Snowmen
    January 22, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor:   Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner Fraktur was created by Pennsylvania Germans during the eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries and features calligraphic text decorated with colorful birds, hearts, and flowers.  The tradition has its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval Europe but evolved into a distinctive part of the local Pennsylvania German culture. Today, (more…)

  • Fanciful Fraktur Birds
    January 22, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: E. Douglas Wunder Skill Level: All skill levels We will be creating neckpieces inspired by images of nature and geometric shapes. Materials will be minimal: metal chain, sheet, and wire. We will use simple tools to transform the materials into sculptural forms and introduce the technique of hand stamping basic geometric shapes from metal sheet. (more…)

  • The Continuous Neckpiece
    January 22, 2022
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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 will (more…)

  • Make Your Own Ceramic Mug
    January 26, 2022
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Learn to work with sterling sheet metal and wire wrapping gemstone beads in this new workshop. Using a disc cutter and a jewelers saw to create the base for your new earrings. A variety of textured paper and the rolling mill will be available to create a one-of-a-kind texture on metal. (more…)

  • Halfmoon Earrings
    January 29, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Instructor: E. Douglas Wunder Skill Level: All skill levels Students will learn aspects of design to create a unique colorful heart pendant in metal. The workshop will include a hands-on demonstration in cold fabrication. Techniques of coloring in heat and electricity will be a focus. There will be plenty of time to draw, discuss, and experiment (more…)

  • The Beautiful Heart
    February 5, 2022
    12:00 pm - 5:00 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
    February 6, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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
    February 10, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

Join us for a Motor Coach Trip on a comfortable 38 passenger coach from the PGC building to Baltimore Convention for the American Craft Council Show on February 12, 2022. The bus will depart from Lancaster at 8:45 AM. The bus will arrive at Baltimore Convention Center at approximately 11:00 AM. The bus will depart from (more…)

  • American Craft Council Bus Trip
    February 12, 2022
    8:45 am - 5:30 pm

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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