Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Eucalyptus Magic Join us to naturally dye a one of a kind scarf.  We’ll use fresh eucalyptus leaves to create a unique pattern on 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 (more…)

  • Eucalyptus Dyed Scarves
    February 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 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
    March 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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 bracelet 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 Bracelets
    March 3, 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
    March 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Capturing an Image and Perfecting The Headshot Wednesdays – March 4, 11, 18, & 25 7 PM-9 PM Instructor Mike Adams, photographer of York College of Pennsylvania, will guide students through the process of how to see a great photo before actually taking it. Students will learn the difference between recording data with your camera/phone (more…)

  • Capturing an Image and Perfecting The Headshot
    March 4, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Capturing an Image and Perfecting The Headshot
    March 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Capturing an Image and Perfecting The Headshot
    March 18, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Capturing an Image and Perfecting The Headshot
    March 25, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this three hour class, students will make two sets of sterling silver earrings using a Durston Rolling Mill to create a pattern and texture on the surface of the metal. Students will have the option to set 6 mm stones on one pair of earrings. Tips on fabrication, (more…)

  • Roll Printed Earrings
    March 5, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Wheel Thrown Pottery Class Fridays – February 21, 28 and March 6, 13, and 20 7 PM-9 PM Instructor: Mario Meneses (Under the Sun Pottery) Come join master ceramicist, Mario Meneses (owner of Under the Sun Pottery) for this 5-week class. This wheel class will provide students the opportunity to both develop and refine skills (more…)

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery Class at the Yorktown Chapter
    March 6, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During the class, 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 plates and pendants (more…)

  • Fused Glass Plates & Pendants
    March 7, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner For this Craft on Tap, students will have the opportunity to learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter eggs. Dyes, beeswax, and a stylus are used to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. All materials are included in the tuition. (more…)

  • Craft on Tap - Pysanky Eggs
    March 7, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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
    March 7, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 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. Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will help participants develop the skills and confidence to design and create stained glass art which represents your (more…)

  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 1
    March 8, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 2
    March 22, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 3
    March 28, 2020
    9:30 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
    March 8, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner For this Craft on Tap, students will have the opportunity to learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter eggs. 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 Craftsmen (more…)

  • Craft on Tap - Pysanky Eggs
    March 8, 2020
    2:00 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
    March 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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
    March 12, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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…)

  • Make Your Own Fraktur Heirloom - Day 1
    March 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Make Your Own Fraktur Heirloom - Day 2
    March 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Create this beautiful Tree of Life pendant in brass accented with a heat patina copper insert and held together with beautiful brass rivets. In this workshop you will learn proper sawing techniques, setting rivets, stamping, texturing and patinas. Students will also learn how to use a small torch to heat patina copper and how to (more…)

  • Tree of Life Pendant at the Yorktown Chapter
    March 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Mary Rose Feldman Skill Level: Beginner In some cultures, a dragonfly is considered to be good luck, so what could be better to tangle as we approach St. Patrick’s Day festivities. We are going to tap into this symbolism and tangle a beautiful dragonfly, accented with gorgeous metallic shades. Your dragonfly will be worthy (more…)

  • Tangled Dragonfly
    March 14, 2020
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Instructor: Emily Keener Skill Level: Beginner Come join us for a fun afternoon and explore your creative side! Get your hands in clay for the day while we design and create a small ceramic tray. After the tray is completed students who’ll be able to choose a glaze color for their piece. The trays will (more…)

  • Ceramic Trays
    March 14, 2020
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Mary Rose Feldman Skill Level: Beginner New for 2020, this is the class series you’ve been asking for!! Every class in this series will be DIFFERENT and can be taken in any order. The focus will be on various tangle projects, new techniques, trends and/or enhancements. This is the class where you will expand (more…)

  • Let's Tangle Series
    March 14, 2020
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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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 cabochon stone in sterling silver. Stone choices include Emerald, Tanzanite, Moonstone, Sapphire, Tourmaline, Turquoise, and Quartz Drusy to name a few. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund (more…)

  • Stone Set Rings
    March 15, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner For this Craft on Tap, students will have the opportunity to learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter eggs. 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 Craftsmen (more…)

  • Pysanky Eggs
    March 18, 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
    March 18, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this evening workshop, students will learn how to solder and form prong or bezel settings in sterling silver and set quartz druzy stones to create a beautiful pendant. Tips on designing, forming, finishing and polishing your pieces will be covered. Druzy quartz is made up of many tiny (more…)

  • Druzy Pendants in Sterling Silver
    March 19, 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
    March 21, 2020
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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
    March 25, 2020
    6:00 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
    March 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Instructor: Susan Weaver Skill Level: Beginner Explore the art of hand-weaving by creating your own scarf. With looms threaded and ready to use, students begin throwing their shuttles back and forth through the beautiful organic cottons and novelty threads, including hemp.   It is rewarding to see your scarf develop into a flowing fabric, woven into (more…)

  • Handweaving Basics: Woven Scarf
    March 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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
    March 28, 2020
    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
    March 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All Skill Levels Learn to design and create your own Spinner Ring with a bezel-set gem. Students will use textured sterling sheet metal and a variety of textured sterling and 14kt gold fill wire to complete their ring. Techniques such as soldering, proper ring sizing, forming and polishing will be (more…)

  • Make a Spinner Ring
    March 28, 2020
    12:00 pm - 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
    March 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 two sets of sterling silver earrings using a Durston Rolling Mill to create a pattern and texture on the surface of the metal. Students will have the option to set 6 mm stones on one pair of earrings. Tips on fabrication, (more…)

  • Roll Printed Earrings
    April 1, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 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 with Judy Carter - Day 1
    April 2, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Realistic Rug Hooked Animals with Judy Carter - Day 2
    April 3, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Realistic Rug Hooked Animals with Judy Carter - Day 3
    April 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner For this Craft on Tap, create these swirling colorful gourd eggs to display in a basket, or add a screw eye and create spring ornaments. During class, you will learn different methods of applying alcohol inks.  Then you will learn how to create a glass-like finish.  Each student will (more…)

  • Easter Gourdaments
    April 2, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Shibori  and indigo Learn the basics of Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist technique on cloth. We will explore bound, clamped and sewn methods on cotton and silk. Once the fabric is prepared we will dye it in an indigo vat. The students will help make an organic and synthetic (more…)

  • Shibori Indigo Dyeing - Day 1
    April 3, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Shibori Indigo Dyeing - Day 2
    April 10, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 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
    April 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Choose from this gorgeous selection of rose-cut tourmaline slices in this new workshop. We will forge and texture our own rings bands from heavy gauge sterling stock. Learn to solder tiny granulation for a one of a kind look. Traditional bezel setting will be taught and demonstrated. Students will (more…)

  • Stacking Tourmaline Rings
    April 4, 2020
    12:00 pm - 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 bracelet 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 Bracelets
    April 5, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 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
    April 7, 2020
    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.


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Artists interested in teaching may submit a proposal online here.

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