Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County, PA

ADULT CLASSES

The ACAC currently accepts cash, check, and PayPal transactions for payment. If you experience registration trouble online, please call 717-334-5006. Registrations and payments are accepted by phone. If you would like to make a payment through PayPal, a PayPal account is required.

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital’s Healing HeARTS initiative is part of a growing recognition in healthcare that the arts can exert a powerful effect on the healing process. Since its inception in 2015, Healing HeARTS has guided the development of a healing environment within WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital that is intended to promote wellness and self-healing through the arts and reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors and employees.

All classes held at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street

For culinary classes and events, please notify us of any food allergies or dietary needs before the class or event takes place by calling the office at 717-334-5006.

Thank you!

ONGOING SESSIONS

Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesday’s, July 11-August 29

5-6:15p.m.

Vinyasa means synchronized movement. In this class, we will use flowing sequences and sun salutations to warm the body and give ourselves the ability to reach new levels of flexibility, strength, and peace.

Brenda Insalaco, 200-RYT

$88 ($96 non-members) or $15/class

Registration for the full class session is closed.  Please drop in any of the remaining sessions at $15 per classes.

Belly Dance

Thursdays, July 12-August 16

6:30-7:30p.m.

Yes we all have one, and the more you have the more it will dance. Original Belly Dancers are very curvy, full figured women. With the help of some great music to get those hips moving, coin skirts are available to use on a first come first serve basis, they are not required. Shimmy on over and be ready for a great fun workout.

Paula Chaplin

$65 ($75 non-members) OR $15 per class

Registration for the full class session is closed.  Please drop in any of the remaining sessions at $15 per classes.

Beginning Pilates

Thursdays, July 12-August 16

5:30-6:30p.m.

This form of exercise focuses on the “core”, the belly back butt and thigh area.  These exercises are done usually on the floor or a chair if needed.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Come enjoy the fun with great music and different moves to work muscles you did not even know you had.

Paula Chaplin

$65 ($75 non-members) OR $15 per class

Registration for the full class session is closed.  Please drop in any of the remaining sessions at $15 per classes.

AUGUST

Instant Pot Meals

Monday, August 20

11-1p.m.

Are you trying to decide if you’d like to buy an instant pot or are you unsure what it is?  Already love your instant pot and want new recipes?  This is the perfect class for you.  Learn to make Thai chicken coconut curry with rice noodles, chicken broccoli and cheddar stuffed peppers and pecan peach cobbler for dessert.  Amazing taste and fast! Complimentary wine with lunch.

Anna Robison

$40 ($44 non-members)

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Exploring Music: Music and Art of the Baroque

Tue.’s, August 21-September 25

6:30-8p.m.

Take this opportunity to explore and enjoy music with Adams County’s own maestro, Dr. Norman Nunamaker, Professor Emeritus of Gettysburg College and Director of the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra.  Delve into the music and art history, theory, and philosophy of the Baroque period. This course will move into areas that students would like to discuss.  Wine and cheese will be served.  All proceeds will benefit the ACAC.

Dr. Norman Nunamaker

$100 ($110 non-members)

Registration closed.  If questions, please call 717-334-5006.

Yoga Nidra – Guided Meditation

Tuesdays, July 10, 6p.m.-7:15p.m.

AND/OR

Wednesday, Aug 22, 10-11:15a.m.

5:15-6:30p.m.

Come join us for a relaxing practice starting with simple yoga postures followed by guided meditation. Yoga Nidra is a highly relaxed and deep state of meditation that progresses through the many stages of the mind.

Misty Stillman, 500 E-RYT, 500 HR.

$15 ($20 non-members)

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Creating Flower Arrangements: Horticultural Therapy

Saturday, August 25

10-11:30a.m.

Join us for this fun workshop, creating a floral design with fresh cut flowers, floral foam, and using your imagination.  The instructor will share key elements that will help you create a pleasing design. Everyone is a blue ribbon winner in this workshop!

Sue McDowell, HTC

$34 ($38 non-members)

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Beginning-Intermediate Drawing

Wednesdays, August 29-October 3

6-8p.m.

All successful artwork begins with a strong drawing. We will focus on shapes, shadowing, patterns and details.  The first class will be a still life I will provide. Please come prepared with a good drawing pad, pencils, a pink pearl eraser and a photograph to draw.

Stanley Gilmore

$128 ($140 non-members)

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Global Culinary Cuisine

Thursday, August 30

6-8p.m.

Are you are already comfortable in the kitchen and would like to expand your culinary techniques?  This class will show you how to incorporate ingredients you don’t typically use on a regular basis and how to use them in your recipes to make incredibly delicious and flavorful meals.  Complimentary wine with dinner.

Subarna Sijapati

$42 ($46 non-members)

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SEPTEMBER

Tai Chi Chih

Tuesdays, September 4-October 23

9:30-10:30a.m.

T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness practice designed to enhance awareness, inner stability, and balance.  Studies using evidence-based research show positive effects on the immune system, arthritis, depression as well as other physical, mental and emotional aspects of life.  The movements are done slowly standing or seated.  It is not a martial art nor is it a religion.

Margery Erickson

$85 ($95 non-members)

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Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesdays, September 5 – October 24

5-6:15p.m.

Vinyasa means “breathe synchronized movement.” We will use flowing sequences and sun salutations to warm the body to reach new levels of flexibility, strength, balance, and peace in our poses and practice.  This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate yogis.

Brenda Insalaco, 200-RYT

$88 ($96 non-members) OR $15/class

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Open Studio Pottery

Thursdays, September 6-27

5:30-7:30p.m.

Here’s your chance to delve into a project you’d like to create and pace at your convenience with an instructor nearby.  Make sure you sign up at least week in advance and spend quality time on the wheel or hand building your own work of art.

Jack Handshaw

$25 $30 per week non-members plus clay fee

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Disc Gliding

Thursday, September 6-27

5:30-6:30p.m.

Gliding sliding disc exercise system allows for smooth, fluid, graceful movements.  The exercises work multiple muscles while engaging core stabilization throughout the range of motion. It is so simple but challenging and fun at the same time.  Slide on in for a great workout.  Discs provided.

Paula Chaplin

$45 ($55 non-members)

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Hatha Yoga

Saturdays, September 8-29

10-11a.m.

This form of Yoga is a wonderful way to connect your body to your breath, gentle movements that will work your entire body.   Movements will range from standing to floor work, modifications will be given to whatever your need may be.  Chairs are also available to use to sit in or for balance.

Paula Chaplin

$45 ($55 non-members) OR $15 per session

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Cooking with Chocolate

Monday, September 10

11-1p.m.

Cooking with chocolate has never been so fun, unique and flavorful.  Learn to make a spinach and strawberry salad with balsamic chocolate vinaigrette, apple and brie grilled cheese sandwich with chocolate soup and dark chocolate hummus.  Wow! Complimentary wine with lunch.

Anna Robison

$40 ($44 non-members)

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Taste of Argentina

Thursday, September 13

6-8p.m.

Argentina is noted for its beef, fresh flavors, empanadas, and of course, its Malbec wine.  Join us for a 5-course meal and flights of high-quality wine and food as we explore the lush bouquets and flavorful cuisine of this country.  Your palette will be tantalized with this feast.

Chef Subarna Sijapati & Nikki Biggus, Fine Wine Specialist

$50 ($55 non-members)

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Fused Glass Suncatcher/Ornaments

Saturday, September 15

10-12:30p.m.

Create and build your own colorful fused glass sun catcher by stacking hand selected colored glass layers and fusing them in a kiln to enjoy in a window or near the light. Great for beginners or those looking for a refresher.

Leah Wetmore Powell

$42 ($47 non-members)

Registration closed. If questions, please call 717-334-5006.

Fused Glass Tile

Saturday, September 15

1-3:30p.m.

Create a 6 by 6 fused glass tile which makes a beautiful stand-alone piece for a window or table or the start of a larger fused glass panel. Choose your colored glass and patterns and bring your design to life.  Come to class with your own design ideas or create a piece from patterns provided.

Leah Wetmore Powell

$42 ($47 non-members)

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Stoneware Baking Dish

Tuesday, September 18

6-8p.m.

Imagine the smell of apple crisp coming from your oven and serving it out of a beautifully handcrafted baking dish.  Your dream can come true by taking this easy stoneware hand building class and creating your very own baking dish.

Jack Handshaw

$36 ($40 non-members)

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Paint Your Pet Paint Night

Thursday, September 20

6-8:30p.m.

Our pets mean so much to us. Here’s an opportunity to paint your beloved family pet with easy step by step instructions developed to encourage and inspire. Send us an image a week before class and you’ll be ready for paint night. Easy enough for beginners!

Marie Smith

$40 per person, glass of wine included.

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Pressed Flower Notecards

Saturday, September 22

10-11:30a.m.

Spend the morning with popular ACAC notecard artist, Barbara Spicer, and learn how to make 2 of your own beautiful pressed flower note cards.  Perfect for giving or cherishing.

Barbara Spicer

$22 ($25 non-members)

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Cooking/Baking with Beer and Bacon

Monday, September 24

6-8p.m.

The depth and flavor beer and bacon add to recipes may come as a surprise to you.  Spend the evening with Chef Anna and discover their versatility for yourself.  Beer adds a rich, earthy flavor to soups and depth to desserts and who wouldn’t like to add bacon to their favorite foods?  Learn how to make beer cheese soup, bacon avocado grilled cheese and beer and bacon pecan bars.  Taste your creations with beer pairings selected by Chef Anna.

Anna Robison

$42 ($46 non-members)

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Nicaraguan Primitivista Paint Night

Monday, September 24

6-8:30p.m.

Enjoy an evening of creative multicultural art, wine, and music!  Paint in the primitivista style with guest artist/instructors from Taller Artistico Xuchialt, Nicaragua. You will be guided through the process of creating a painting in the colorful traditional style.  Folk music will be performed during the evening. Complimentary glass of wine included.

Gina Robertson

$40 members and non-members

Registration closed.  If questions, please call 717-334-5006.

OCTOBER

Eisenhower Paint Night

Thursday, October 4

4:30-7:30p.m.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower took up painting at his home in Gettysburg to relieve stress. The National Park Service and ACAC would like to invite you to pick up your brush, enjoy some wine, and spend an evening immersing yourself in history and creativity. You will recreate a piece painted by President Eisenhower. The event includes a guided tour of his home, art instruction, and refreshments.

Marie Smith

$50 ($55 non-members)

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Taste of Germany: Food and Wine Pairings

Tuesday, October 23

6-8p.m.

Chef Subarna Sijapati & Nikki Biggus, Fine Wine Specialist

$50 ($55 non-members)

More information and registration coming soon!

Month of Lunches

Mondays, October 1-29

Noon-1p.m.

More information and registration coming soon!

DECEMBER

Taste of Spain: Food and Wine Pairings

Thursday, December 13

6-8p.m.

Chef Subarna Sijapati & Nikki Biggus, Fine Wine Specialist

$50 ($55 non-members)

More information and registration coming soon!

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