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: 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 1
    June 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    June 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: All skill levels Make a fused glass bowl in this 3-hour class! Students will create a large patchwork glass quilt bowl that consists of approximately 150 squares in the color of your choice. The bowl measures approximately 13 inches by 8 inches. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  (more…)

  • Fused Patchwork Glass Bowl
    June 19, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner For this Craft on Tap, 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 (more…)

  • Frit Glass Pendants
    June 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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
    June 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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
    June 26, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: All skill levels In this 3 hour class, students will blend mosaic and fused glass techniques used to create a butterfly suncatcher design in transparent glass. It will be designed for tabletop or window display. The finished piece will be approximately 6″x 6″. This class is designed for children 8 (more…)

  • Butterfly Suncatcher
    June 26, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 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
    June 26, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to fabricate and polish their own bezel set necklaces to create a one-of-a-kind piece! Stone choices will vary. Students are welcome to bring their own stones to set as long as they are less than 30 mm in size and (more…)

  • Bezel Set Necklaces
    June 27, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Love marbles?…. Then this is your class! Learn several color application techniques and how to make many round marbles all with zero prior glass knowledge! This class would be excellent for a second-time student but all skill levels are welcome. Please note *** A materials fee of $30 is (more…)

  • Marble Madness
    June 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Matthew Guiliano Skill Level: Beginner Loosen up with some fun landscape painting in Lancaster Central Park. Learn to paint from observation in nature with color and form. Canvas, paint, and brushes provided, bring a smock to protect your clothes. About the Instructor:  Matty Guiliano is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in (more…)

  • Plein Air Landscape Painting
    June 30, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Ali Williams Skill Level: Beginner Description: Collage is a great way to incorporate creative play into artwork and explore ideas without the pressure of perfectionism found in many other mediums. This class will focus on exactly that. We’ll be working with everyday materials such as magazines, old papers, and non-toxic, water-based supplies and mediums that (more…)

  • Collage & Mixed Media (Online)
    July 1, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    July 7, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to fabricate and polish their own bezel set drusy necklaces to create a one-of-a-kind piece! All necklaces will be made out of sterling silver with a custom bezel and unique stone. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  (more…)

  • Drusy Necklaces
    July 8, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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
    July 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Instructor: Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner Focus on learning lettering and calligraphy within the context and history of fraktur. You will use a nib pen and India ink, as well as a traditional method of practice used in the cloisters. Emily will also discuss modern adaptations of fraktur calligraphy. If you have taken Intro to (more…)

  • Illuminated Letter
    July 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 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
    July 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: All skill levels A blend of mosaic and fused glass techniques is used to create an approximate 12-inch crescent moon with a star in a selection of transparent glass. The finished product will be designed to hang in a window or from a ceiling. All materials are included in the (more…)

  • Celestial Fused Glass Mosaic
    July 10, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Beginner Create and customize a handmade journal from scratch! In this class, the instructor will show how to create a basic, single-signature booklet with a cover. Use recycled or upcycled materials like old calendars, wrapping paper, greeting cards, and stickers to make it your own! Materials needed: Paper for the (more…)

  • Bookbinding Basics
    July 10, 2021
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Allen Androkites Skill Level: No experience necessary The ukulele is a popular and fun instrument to make and play. This 5-day workshop is an opportunity to build a tenor size ukulele. The style of the ukulele is based on the Martin ukulele with a dovetail neck. You do not need to be able to (more…)

  • Build a Ukulele - Day 1
    July 12, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 2
    July 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 3
    July 14, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 4
    July 15, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 5
    July 16, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 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
    July 14, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    July 14, 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 3-hour class! Painter and sculptor, Matthew Guiliano, 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
    July 16, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:00 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 1
    July 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    July 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Skill Level:  Intermediate – Prior stained glass experience required. Description:  PA Guild of Craftsman Master Artisan Dan Hayward will introduce participants to the techniques to create works in stained glass using the traditional lead-came method of assembly.  This is the method of construction typically used in large installations like churches. (more…)

  • Leaded Glass - Day 1
    July 24, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Leaded Glass - Day 2
    July 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: All skill levels Create a unique design with a theme of your choice on a night lite. The theme shown is “in the wilderness”. Other ideas are a starry winter night, Halloween under a full moon, the call of the wild which features a wolf, a seascape with dolphins, and (more…)

  • Fused Glass Nightlight
    July 31, 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
    August 4, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Description: Master Artisan Dan Hayward has created a number of new patterns for leaves.  Available only during the Fall, this class offers each participant the opportunity to create an artwork that is unique in look and character.  You may mix a combination of reds, oranges, yellows representing (more…)

  • Stained Glass Halloween: Leaves - Day 1
    August 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Halloween: Leaves - Day 2
    August 14, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 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
    August 11, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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
    August 18, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Teachers

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 1
    August 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    August 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Keep the wonderful colors of summer with you all year round.  Join us and bundle dye with flowers and herbs from the instructor’s dye garden and local farms.  We’ll create a colorful silk scarf while learning about natural dyes and mordant.  While the silk scarves are “cooking” we’ll pound (more…)

  • Bundle Dye with Flowers and Herbs
    August 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 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 1
    September 11, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Glass on Glass Mosaics - Zoom Session
    September 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Glass on Glass Mosaics - Day 2
    October 3, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:30 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
    September 11, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

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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 11, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Join us on Wednesday, September 1, at 7:00pm for a Zoom virtual studio tour and demonstration by jewelry designer and metal artist Douglas Wunder! Take a little jaunt around Doug’s workshop built into the second story of a historic carriage house in Kutztown, PA. Doug will lead you through metal-working stations, conducting a handful of demonstrations along (more…)

  • Virtual Studio Tour - Jewelry Designer & Metal Artist Doug Wunder
    September 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 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 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 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: 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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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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