Get creative and have fun!

Join us Saturday, June 8th at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design for our Family & Friends Art Making Daya day of workshops for families and friends of all ages to come together, relax, and create art. Two morning sessions will be held for families and children. Create whimsical recycled sculptures or join us outdoors for an exciting introduction to abstract painting class. In the evening, there we will host two adult classes creating monoprinted greeting cards and portrait painting with friends, significant other, or group of friends. All workshops are two hours in length and participants will leave each session with a piece of art to bring home. All ages and abilities are invited to join in on the fun.



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10 A.M. - 12 P.M. - Family Silly Recycled Sculptures - WS 109
WS 109- Family Silly Recycled Sculptures
Saturday June 8, 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Instructor: Kristi Barto

Come transform your family’s recyclables into silly sculptures! This collaborative art-making experience will allow the whole family to create a sculpture together and bring home a finished piece at the end of the workshop. Bring your own clean recyclables and we supply the rest. All ages and abilities are invited to join in on the fun! Children up to 7 years old will need the assistance of an adult when we are using hot glue guns.



1 P.M. - 3 P.M. - Family Abstract Painting Adventure - Una Aventura Artistica Abstracta en Familia - WS 10
WS 10 - Family Abstract Painting Adventure - Una Aventura Artistica Abstracta en Familia
Saturday June 8, 1 P.M. - 3 P.M.
Instructor: Yesid Gomez 

Bring the whole family and have fun painting on a large scale in PCA&D’s Art Garden with artist Yesid Gomez. Large pieces of paper will be provided along with guided instruction from Yesid, as the whole family creates a large piece of abstract painted art together. All ages and abilities are invited to join in on the fun. Supplies are provided. The instructor is fluent in Spanish and English.

 Vengan, disfruten y diviértanse en familia pintando a gran escala en Art Garden (Jardin Artistico) de PCA & D con el instructor Yesid Gomez.  Se proporcionarán grandes piezas de papel y las  instrucciones guiadas por el artista Yesid, toda la familia creará una gran pieza de arte abstracto pintado en conjunto.  Se proporcionan todos los materiales artisticos, invitamos a todas las edades y aptitudes a unirse a esta diversión.




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4 P.M. – 6 P.M. - Adult Monoprint Greeting Card Workshop - WS 115
WS 115 -  Adult Monoprint Greeting Card Workshop
Saturday June 8, 4 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Instructor: Justin Phillips

Bring your friends and learn how to create a variety of unique greeting cards in this relaxing and fun workshop. Artist Justin Phillips will introduce the technique of monoprinting as a fun way to create your own greeting cards. Participants will leave with a small set of handmade greeting cards at the end of the session. All art supplies will be provided.


4 P.M. - 6 P.M. - Friends Painting Friends: An Interpretive Portrait Painting Workshop - WS 116

WS 116 - Friends Painting Friends: An Interpretive Portrait Painting Workshop

Saturday June 8, 4 P.M. - 6 P.M.


Instructor: Peter Stevenson

How do you see your friends? Come as a group, or a pair, and depict the personality of your friend, significant other, or group of friends through artistic expression. In this fun painting workshop, artist Peter Stevenson will guide participants through an interpretive exercise of the mind and artistic expression. Each individual will dive into their creativity and convey their friend or loved one’s inner persona through art. All experience levels welcome! Experience a relaxing event spent in the company of friends—a departure from the weekday grind that will result in each participant taking home a unique and personal portrait painting.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do I park?

Parking on Prince Street is free on weekdays after 6:00 pm. There is non-metered parking within two blocks of the college, and parking garages on Water and Prince Street. Parking meters and pay-by-space kiosks are enforced during the daytime and on Saturdays. The Lancaster Parking Authority owns and operates these meters and garages. For more information, visit: http://www.lancasterparkingauthority.com.

What ages are able to participate in the family workshops?

All ages are invited to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What experience levels are the workshops appropriate for?

All experience levels are welcome!

All family classes are appropriate for children of all ages. Younger children 2-7 will likely need some assistance from an adult for parts of the projects.

 All evening adult classes are appropriate for any adult at any experience level.

Will we get messy?

Participants can anticipate getting a little messy, so wear something comfortable and something you won’t mind if it gets a paint stain on it.

What if the weather is bad? Will there still be the Family Abstract Painting Adventure?

Yes! We will simply have families participate inside our facilities in our main building at 204 North Prince Street.

Where is the Art Garden at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design?

The Art Garden is located directly across the street from PCA&D’s main entrance at the corner of North Prince Street and West Chestnut Street. There is a large sculpture in the garden that says “Create Influence”.