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
    March 8, 2021 - September 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:55 pm

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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
    September 26, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 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
    September 26, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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
    September 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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 pumpkin.  To create your unique pumpkin we will focus on elements of design and color. After selecting your gourd, you will learn proper cleaning, sanding, and leveling (more…)

  • Gourd Craft - Pumpkins
    October 2, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Instructor: E. Douglas Wunder Skill Level: All skill levels This workshop is intended to familiarize one with the understanding of how to work with titanium. The class will focus on techniques to color the metal using a touch (Heat), and by anodizing (electricity).  This class will give students a basic knowledge of titanium and its properties, (more…)

  • Making Art with Heat & Electricity - Day 1
    October 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Making Art with Heat & Electricity - Day 2
    October 3, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: All levels – No prior glass experience required Description:  This workshop will launch you into the wide world of mosaics, focusing on the glass-on-glass form.  The format of the workshop is unique in that includes a combination of in-person instruction and assistance, work-at-home time, a Zoom session progress report, and in-person (more…)

  • Glass on Glass Mosaics - Day 2
    October 3, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 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 at the Hattie Weselyk Studio - Day 1
    October 3, 2021
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets at the Hattie Weselyk Studio - Day 2
    October 10, 2021
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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
    October 6, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Barry Miller Skill Level: Beginner Join us to carve a stack of pumpkins or single pumpkins for your Halloween decorating!  All materials are included in the tuition. We will ensure that you have finished at least one pumpkin prior to leaving class for the day.  We will also discuss painting and sealing the carvings. (more…)

  • Woodcarved Pumpkins
    October 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 9, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 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 Pumpkins
    October 10, 2021
    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 several pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. The first (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    October 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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 16, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Halloween – Spider Webs! - Day 2
    October 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner Create this decorative and functional fused glass mosaic Lazy Susan in this three-hour class! The finished piece will be approximately 12″ and will have a device attached to the bottom which allows it to spin. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (more…)

  • Fused Glass Mosaic Lazy Susan
    October 16, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 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
    October 22, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level:  All Skill Levels There’s Gold in Those Petals! Create a little Fall color of your own by naturally dyeing with dried Marigolds.  Students will use Shibori resists to create a large cotton scarf dyed golden.  You’ll about how to mordant cotton, prepare the dye, and care for your naturally dyed (more…)

  • Naturally Dyeing with Marigolds
    October 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Instructor:   Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner 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 from southeastern Pennsylvania.  Then (more…)

  • Fraktur Imagery
    October 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 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
    October 23, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 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
    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
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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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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 - 4:00 pm

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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: 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
    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
    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: 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

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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

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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
    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
    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

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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 5, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 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 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: 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
    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

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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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