Winter 2016 Class Catalog

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CLASSES BEGIN FEBRUARY 1, 2016. 

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Professional Development / Certificate Classes

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*new* Email Content Strategy & Design - SM 104 - Mondays, February 1 - April 4 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Mondays, February 1 - April 4, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$460, 1 credit
Laurel Morse & Alannah Grimm

Dollar-for-dollar, email marketing offers some of the best ROI in the marketing world, and whether you're a small company going the DIY route or an agency looking to brush-up on your skills, there are some basic rules to follow to make sure you're building a strong, engaging relationship with your subscribers. This class will provide you with the know-how to create an email marketing program from scratch or improve upon the one you have. You'll learn how to properly research your brand (think like a customer), translate that research into content goals, build a strategy around those goals, write marketing copy that supports the strategy, and ultimately design beautiful, call-to-action focused emails that engage and strengthen your relationship with your subscribers. 

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Business Practices for Photographers - LA 010 - Mondays, February 1 - April 4 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Mondays, February 1 - April 4, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$430, 1 credit
Brian Tolbert

Learn how to operate your own photography business or seek employment in the industry. Topics covered will include: how to determine your cost of doing business (CODB), the value of professional assoication memberships and the importance of copyright. The instructor will review potential markets for your photography business. These include: magazine/editorial, photo-journalism, stock photography, advertising, commercial, industrial, and portrait and wedding photography. Along with determining how to sell and market these types of services, you will gain valuable information on preparing your portfolio and developing a web presence. NOTE: This is a non-studio lecture course.

no longer accepting registration for this class

HTML & Web Design - DES 155 (FULL) - Tuesdays, February 2 - April 5 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

(this class is full, call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to a wait list)

Tuesdays, February 2 - April 5, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$460, 1 credit
Linda Forte 

In this course, you will learn basic HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) which is used to generate home pages and websites.  The emphasis will be on basic HTML codes, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and skills needed to plan a web page.  We’ll cover file management, formatting for web pages, basic structural elements, text editing, image use, optimal file formats, and the use of color on the web.  Prerequisite: DES 152, Adobe Photoshop or equivalent experience recommended.   

 

Digital Photography - PHO 193 (FULL) - Tuesdays, February 2 - April 5 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

(this class is full, call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to a wait list)

 

Tuesdays, February 2 - April 5, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$460, 1 credit
Ken Altobello 

This course is an introduction to the world of digital photography and the unique opportunities and challenges it presents. Confused about all of the settings on your camera? You will become proficient in the use of a digital camera, understanding how to control exposure through aperture and shutter settings. Learn basic photographic composition, basic editing with Adobe Photoshop, ISO, along with image sizing, what it means, and how it impacts the final result. Students must bring a 35mm digital camera that allows control and manipulation of exposure, instruction manual, and USB cord.

 

 

  

Design Principles & Typography - DES 150 - Tuesdays, February 2 - April 5 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Tuesdays, February 2 - April 5, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$430, 1 credit
Megan Zettlemoyer

Learn the basics of using typography and its importance as a design element in publication (newsletters, magazines, brochures, catalogs) and website design. This course will teach you the fundamental skills necessary for much of your future work and education in print and web design.  Special attention is given to developing the problem solving skills critical to functioning in the design industry. NOTE: This course is a non-computer course. This class counts towards both the Digital Design: Web & Digital Design: Print certificates. 

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Intro to Social Media Marketing & Communications - SM 101 - Wednesdays, February 3 - April 6 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Wednesdays, February 3 - April 6, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
$460, 1 credit
Ken Mueller

Bring your business into the 21st century. Learn how social media is changing how businesses market and advertise. Develop a successful social media plan by thoroughly knowing answers to these questions: Why do we communicate? What do you want to say? What are the best tools (channels) for communicating? Who is your target audience? What media do your audiences use? This course will cover a wide range of relevant social media platforms used to promote your products and services, with an emphasis on Facebook and Twitter as well as coverage of Pinterest, Instagram and others. You will learn how blogging connects you to a larger audience and improves your search engine rankings. Design a successful social media plan by developing a strategy, identifying your goals and objectives, and creating a time line for the fulfillment of your strategy. NOTE: A basic familiarity with social media is recommended. This class counts towards the Social Media Marketing & Communications certificate. 

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Adobe Photoshop - DES 152 - Wednesdays, February 3 - April 6 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

(this class is full, call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to a wait list)

Wednesdays, February 3 - April 6, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
$460, 1 credit
Laurie Fuller

Adobe Photoshop has long been the world-standard image-editing, photo-retouching and web graphics software program. This course presents a complete survey of the Photoshop interface – its features, capabilities and uses.  Learn to create and manipulate bitmapped, grayscale, and color images through a series of hands-on-exercises. You will also learn how to create sophisticated images for both print and the web. No prior experience necessary. NOTE: A basic familiarity with computers recommended. After enrolling, you may be able to use your PCA&D student ID and receive a discount on the Adobe Suite. This class counts towards both the Digital Design: Web & Digital Design: Print certificates. 

 

(rescheduled) How to Think Like a Marketer: The Art of Business - WS 81 - Sat, February 20 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

(this class has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances)

Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$95
Tara Gentile

Are you wasting time with marketing that doesn't bring in the customers or clients you want? There is more to marketing your business than promoting it on social media, placing an ad in the paper, or sending out mailings. 
 
Great marketers know that promotion is only one piece of the puzzle. They create messages and media that resonate with the people they want to reach. They get more bang for their buck and more results for their time.
 
Luckily, anyone can learn how to think like a marketer and produce promotional content that gets people talking, sharing, and buying. In this workshop, you'll learn a system for observing your customers, testing new ideas, and putting your marketing to work for you & your business.
 
You will be able to:
  • Anticipate ideas that will have your customers swooning
  • Produce social media content that actually gets likes & shares
  • Adjust your product or service offerings based on messaging that sells

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*new* Process of Creative Thinking - WS 82 - Saturday, February 13 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$95
Kevin Lehman

Creative thinking is not just for artists. In your profession, workplace or personal life, you will have a distinct advantage if you develop your ability (and nurture the ability of those around you) to generate new ideas.   In this workshop, through lectures, hands-on activities and group discussions, you will learn practical strategies to identify problems or opportunities for innovation, brainstorm ideas, define possible solutions, test potential prototypes, generate feedback and reflect on perceived failures and/or successes. This creative process will emphasize curiosity, questioning, intuition, idea generation, trial and error, and play. The mindset and strategies you develop in this workshop are applicable to your life; whether they are applied to work, play, home or business.  No artistic ability is necessary for this workshop. 

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Wordpress Basics Workshop - WS 67 - Tuesday, March 1 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Tuesday, March 1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$75
Jonathan Ober

Are you looking for a website that you can easily update yourself? In this introductory level workshop, become familiar with Wordpress, a free content management system that can be scaled to any size with free and premium plugins. Discover how to install Wordpress, choose a design, customize the settings, and get acquainted with the tools on the administrative dashboard.

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Digital Marketing for Non-profits - WS 61 - Tuesday, March 8 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Tuesday, March 8, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$75
Ken Mueller

Non-profit professionals often need to wear many hats in order to get all their work done, and that can include the promotion of their organization. While many marketing strategies and tactics used by businesses are effective for non-profit organizations, this workshop will explain how a comprehensive digital marketing plan leveraging social media, email marketing, and other online tools can save time and deliver a strong return on investment. All skill levels and business backgrounds welcome. 

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Adult Studio / Personal Enrichment

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Drawing: Portrait & Figure - CE 203 - Mondays, February 1 - March 21 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Monday, February 1 - March 21, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$245
Evan Kitson

Students will learn basic proportions for the human form, and study methods for judging proportional relationships related to the figure. Emphasis will be on understanding the structure of the body and head, through basic anatomy and historical systems of drawing. Techniques for using charcoal and conte will be emphasized, with students eventually working on toned paper with black and white media. NOTE: Nude models may be present during some sessions of this course. 

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Methods & Materials of Oil Painting - CE 205 - Mondays, February 1 - April 4 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Monday, February 1 - April 4, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$430, 1 credit
Michael Allen

Learn a variety of methods for oil painting based on specific historical models of master painters.  Using contemporary materials, these methods will serve to explore the complexities and versatility of the materials for oil painting in an attempt to expand their possibilities.  Students will complete three paintings during the course; two master copies and a studio painting of their own design.  The master copies will be completed step by step, using the artist’s historical method (one indirect painting and one direct painting selected from a list provided by the instructor).  The studio painting will serve to explore the historical methods from a contemporary viewpoint.  This will provide an opportunity to consider the variety of painting supports such as canvas, panels, and paper, as well as, explain specific technical properties of oil paint, mediums, and supports. Note:  Basic painting and drawing skills are required but all skill levels are welcome.  Additional studio time may be necessary to complete course work.

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*new* Intro to Acrylics - CE 204 - Tuesdays, February 2 - March 8 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Tuesday, February 2 - March 8, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$195
Justin Phillips

Acrylic paint is an ideal medium for beginners because the paint is water soluble, cleans up easily, and dries quickly. This makes acrylics versatile and easy to use. Learn how to use acrylics while painting from observation: both still life and room interiors.  Explore various materials, blending, washes, glazes, other techniques, and color theory in a six-week painting course ideal for beginners or as a refresher course. 

Taken a paint night and interested in digging deeper? This class may be perfect for you. 

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Silkscreen (14 & up) - CE 209 - Tuesdays, February 2 - March 22 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Tuesday, February 2 - March 22, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$245
Becky Blosser

Learn the basic processes of this very popular form of printmaking. This creative medium has many more possibilities than just making t-shirts. Famous artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, and contemporary artist Shepard Fairey have all used printmaking to create major bodies of work. You can create logos, posters, paintings, large-scale murals and you can put the art you create on just about anything - fabric, metal, plastic, wood. Silkscreen images are used for everything from fine art to promotional items. Students age 14 & up are permitted with parental consent. 

no longer accepting registration for this class

Watercolor Landscapes - CE 175 - Wednesday, February 24 - April 13 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Wednesday, February 24 - April 13, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$245
Steve Wilson

Learn landscape painting from one of Lancaster’s favorite artists – Steve Wilson! This class will cover the fundamentals of landscape painting and how to mix colors for a fall and winter palette. You will also learn how to set up a landscape in a pleasing composition and have the opportunity to work on an image of your choice. All skill levels are welcome.

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*new* Intro to Digital Painting (14 & up) - CE 210 - Wednesdays, February 3 - March 23 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Wednesday, February 3 - March 23, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$245
Piya Wannachaiwong

Curious about how to create art for films, video games, comic books, and book covers? Then digital painting in Adobe Photoshop is for you. Come learn the ins and outs of Photoshop, whether to have a new way to paint at your leisure or to take that first step towards the career of your dreams. In this class, you will learn to use the Wacom tablet and the essential tools of Photoshop to help you create whatever you can imagine. This class will teach you from the ground up, so no experience is required. All that is needed is a creativity, a willingness to learn and a desire to have fun. NOTE: A basic familiarity with computers recommended. After enrolling, you may be able to use your PCA&D student ID and receive a discount on the Adobe Suite. Students age 14 & up are permitted with parental consent. 

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Calligraphy / Hand-lettering (FULL) - CE 186 - Wednesdays, February 3 - March 2 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

(this class is full, call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to a wait list)

 

Wednesday, February 3 - March 2, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$140
Joanne Stephan

Do you swoon over hand-lettering? This course dissects basic letter styles – both majuscules (large letters) and minuscules (small letters).  Gain practical knowledge through instruction and in-class, supervised practice of using the broad-edged pen, ink and color to then hand letter your own invitations, greeting cards, stationary, and much more. Layout and design principles are also taught as students complete a simple book. All levels welcome.

*new* Pet Portrait Painting - CE 211 - Thursday, February 4 - 25 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Thursday, February 4 - 25, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$140
Emily Adleblute

Do you adore your pet? What better way to capture your love for them and their personality than with a portrait. This fun and whimsical class starts with a history of pet portraiture as a launching point for discussions on pose, texturing, proportion, color mixing, and more. Demonstrations in acrylics will include how to achieve different coat/skin textures such as scales, feathers, fur, hair, etc. Bring a photo of a cherished pet, and learn how to capture their personality, distinct expressions and characteristics. All skill levels welcome. Lessons will center on the use of acrylic painting, but other mediums are also appropriate.

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Figure & Abstract Sculpting - CE 159 - Thursday, February 4 - March 24 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Thursday, February 4 - March 24, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$245
Jason Thompson

In this introductory to sculpting the figure, students will delve into the basic of figure modeling using terracotta clay. You will explore the techniques of figure modeling from live models; projects will range from realism and progress through varying stages of abstraction as the class progresses.  Whether a beginner or intermediate student, you’ll be able to move your own work to the next level.  This supportive environment is the space you need to explore the making of art.

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*new* Basic Sewing & Alterations (14 & up) - CE 212 - Saturday, February 6 - March 12 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Saturday, February 6 - March 12, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$195
Sally Martin-Congdon

In this course, you will learn the essentials of sewing, making pattern adjustments and fitting via the creation of a personalized and stylish dress or vest.  Take a base pattern and learn how to manipulate it to fit their body.  Through the process of sewing the garment, you will learn a variety of seaming methods, zipper setting, hemming, setting a lining and setting facings. You will also be guided through the fitting process, making alterations as needed, to ensure perfect fit.  Upon completion of this course, students should feel comfortable following basic patterns, and comfortable performing simple pattern alterations.  They will also be capable of executing common alterations and repairs to existing garments. Beginner to intermediate skill levels welcome. Recommended reading: Overdressed : The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion by Elizabeth Cline. Students age 14 & up are permitted with parental consent. 

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Short Story Writing - CE 208 - Saturday, February 13 - March 12 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Saturday, February 13 - March 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$140
Caitlyn Downs

Want to take a class that teaches new techniques while providing a supportive workshop environment? Look no further–this class focuses on short fiction and non fiction by introducing students to published works, breaking down the craft, and challenging students to produce their own original writing. The course surveys creative non-fiction, magical realism, flash fiction, post-colonial and post-modern genres. Students will analyze pieces with guided instruction and learn to adopt the style in their own voice. Join us to produce new writing and expand your knowledge of great and contemporary writers.

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*new* Political Cartooning - WS 83 - Saturday, February 13 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Saturday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$95
Tom Stiglich

As the presidential election kicks into overdrive and gets evermore serious, what better time to inject some humor into the process through caricature and witty insight? This class is a one-day workshop on comedy in a single frame comedy with award-winning cartoonist Tom Stiglich known for his syndicated comics in the USA Today, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and others. Pulling inspiration from news headlines in the midst of the primaries and caucuses, learn the basics of caricature drawing, and the use of symbolism, exaggeration, labeling, analogy, and irony to amuse and persuade an audience on the issues. All skill levels and political affiliations welcome.

no longer accepting registration for this class


High School / Pre-College

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Digital Photography - HS 28 - Saturdays, February 6 - April 9# [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Saturday, February 6 - April 9*, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$245
Amber Kane

Love photography, but feel like your photos could be better? You will gain an understanding of how to control your digital SLR Camera , create eye-catching compositions, develop your photography portfolio, and hone your voice and vision as an artist. If you have an interest in photography as a career or hobby, this class if for you. Small class sizes allow the instructor to tailor the class to meet your needs, no experiences required.

#Class does not meet on February 20 or March 26. 

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*new* Intro to Game Development - HS 75 - Saturdays, February 6 - April 2* [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Saturday, February 6 - April 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$245
Natasha Warshawsky

Have you always wanted to go into the video game industry? This course introduces you to the principles of game design and game art production. After a brief history of games, the class will practice exercises on designing rules and mechanics that are practical for any type of game. You will then work independently and in small groups to explore the concept of fun, design art for your games, and manage the projects from start to finish. Through the use of freeware called Stencyl, you will also learn what software and techniques are used with different games and the concepts of how to apply those techniques in the current video game industry.

*class will not meet on March 26 due to the Easter holiday weekend. 

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*new* Graphic Novels: Illustration and Sequential Narrative - HS 74 - Saturday, February 6 - April 9* [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Saturday, February 6 - April 9*, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$245
Steve Becker

Graphic novels, like comic books, provide an outlet for combining creative writing with stylized illustration. This class will include an overview of different forms of sequential storytelling from comic strips to American comic books through to European style graphic novels and Japanese Manga. Learn the fundamentals of story development, plot structure, character design, page layout, penciling, inking, lettering, coloring/ grayscaling, packaging, and production. Traditional and digital techniques will be explored to provide a range of skills and potential avenues for personal expression. 

*Class does not meet on March 19 due to a scheduling conflict with the instructor or on March 26 for the Easter holiday weekend or on. 

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Portfolio Preparation Workshop - WS 7 - Sat, March 19 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
$55
Matt Chapman

Need to put together a portfolio, but not sure how? This workshop teaches you how to assemble a portfolio for admission to an art college.  Learn how to visually and verbally present your work and select pieces for your portfolio.  A variety of portfolio styles are shown and discussed.  This is an excellent workshop if you are considering a college education in the visual arts. 

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Youth / Kids / Elementary & Middle School

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Youth Studio Art for Grades 1.2.3 (FULL) - YS 11 - Saturdays, February 6 - April 2* [fa icon="chevron-down"]

(this class is full, call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to a wait list)

Saturday, February 6 - April 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$175
Lisa Wilson

A class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. K12 Certified Art instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as, drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this once per week class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, and assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

No prior experience needed, our instructors strive to meet your child where they are. 

*Class does not meet on March 26 for the Easter holiday weekend. 

 

Youth Studio Art for Grades 4.5 (FULL) - YS 12 - Saturdays, February 6 - April 2* [fa icon="chevron-down"]

(this class is full, call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to a wait list)

Saturday, February 6 - April 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$175
Lyndsay Hoke

A class for the budding artist to experience a range of art making techniques and materials. K12 Certified Art instructors will guide your child through a variety of materials and techniques, such as, drawing, painting, and at least one 3D project. During this once per week class students will experience their imagination coming to life. All youth studio instructors are K-12 certified with thorough background clearances, and assignments vary for each semester and section, so there is always something new to learn! NOTE: Supplies are provided for Youth Studio courses.

No prior experience needed, our instructors strive to meet your child where they are. 

*Class does not meet on March 26 for the Easter holiday weekend. 

 

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*new* Young Artist Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9 (FULL) - YS 13 - Saturdays, February 6 - April 2* [fa icon="chevron-down"]

(this class is full, call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to a wait list)

 

Saturday, February 6 - April 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$200
Carol Aument

Your child has a creative spark; let’s nurture their curiosity and artistic ability in a supportive weekly class that encourages exploration. Using the principles of design and art history as a foundation, your pre-teen / teen will learn the significance of thinking like an artist as they learn a mix of different art-making techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpting, and more. Lessons will help inform and enhance their personal development as a young artist. This program is open to all skill levels, and provides an atmosphere for self-discovery, camaraderie, and small group learning. At the end of the session, each student will have a mini-exhibition during the larger Youth Exhibition & Reception to celebrate their artistic journey. All materials and supplies included in the cost of the class.

*Class does not meet on March 26 for the Easter holiday weekend. 

 

*new* Homeschool Art Studio (FULL) - YS 40 - Tuesdays, February 2 - March 22 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Tuesday, February 2 - March 22, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$95
Amber Kane

THIS CLASS HAS FILLED, PLEASE CALL 717-396-7833 ext 1019 TO BE ADDED TO A WAIT LIST

Let your child explore their inner artist, build a solid art foundation, and leave the mess with us.

Through this 8-week class, students will gain experience in art-making techniques while developing their creative thought process. Students will be guided through discovery learning anchored in art history, and methods of creating. Because the class size is limited, each child will be met at their skill level with individually tailored lessons. 

Keep learning after class. Parents will receive some helpful prompts for art history lessons such as web links to videos, book references, short bios of famous artists, etc. All materials and supplies are provided for this class. Open to ages 6-13. 

The college is conveniently located in downtown Lancaster within a short walk from many coffee shops, bakeries, Central Market (open on Tuesday), public library, galleries, and more for parents and younger siblings to explore. 

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*new* Collage Workshop for Ages 6-13 - YS 41 - Saturday, March 5 [fa icon="chevron-down"]

Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
$40
Lyndsay Hoke

What can you make with a supply of scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, magazines, old books, paint samples, and old greeting cards? Collage offers a low cost form of expression by reusing existing materials. You'll learn about selecting materials, layering, self expression, and color theory while learning historical artists and their unique technique.  Workshop is for ages 6 -13, varied difficulty level depending on age.

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Expand your Creativity. Enrich your Life. 

Whether you are looking to develop a new skill set or challenge your own creativity, our flexible schedule of weeknight and Saturday classes is convenient for working professionals, parents, and busy school age students alike.  

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