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

APRIL

Learn American Style Ballroom Tango
Tuesdays, April 3 – 24
7-8p.m.

A fiery and dramatic ballroom dance version of the sultry Argentine Tango danced by gauchos of Buenos Aires. American Style Tango features sharp movements, head snaps, and a cat-like and stealthy foot action. The music has a marching rhythm.  A partner is required for this class.

Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender

$43 per person ($48 per person, non-members)

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

Line Dance Classes
Tuesdays, April 3 – 24
8-9p.m.

Learn classic, new, and competitive line dances from easy to intermediate levels for exercise and fun! No partner required.

Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender

$43 ($48 non-members)

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

Back by Popular Demand – ACAC’s
‘A Month of Monday Lunches’!

Join Chef Subarna on a culinary adventure through Asia. Click the cuisine to see the menu.
Reservations are still available but going quickly!

Monday, April  9,  12-1p.m. Vietnamese
Monday, April 16, 12-1p.m., Indian
Monday, April 23, 12-1p.m., Nepalese
Monday, April 30, 12-1p.m.  Korean BBQ

$15 per person

Spring Fashion Show
Monday, May 7, 12-1:30p.m., Polynesian Cuisine

Lunch by Chef Subarna and a Spring Fashion Show featuring clothes from the Fresh Boutique and modeled by our very own ACAC Staff. Complimentary glass of wine included.

Chef Subarna Sijapati

$20 per person for lunch and fashion show.

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Mommy & Baby Yoga

Tuesday’s, April 3-May 1

11:30a.m.-12:15p.m.

Come relax and connect with your baby as you enjoy time on the mat together. Class will focus on poses that incorporate mommy & baby together as well as tummy time and light baby massage. Learn ways to help with digestion and colic for a happy, more relaxed baby. There is also special time for mommy to work on the muscles weakened by pregnancy and stretch out the back, shoulders, and hamstrings.

Note: Recommended for babies 6 weeks to non-walkers.

Kara Crumbacker

$60 ($65 non-members)

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

Pilates

Tuesday’s, April 3-May 15

5:30-6:30p.m.

This is a form of exercise that focuses on the “Core”. These exercises are done usually on the floor or could be done in a chair if needed. All levels of experience are welcome. Come and enjoy the fun, great music, and different movements to work muscles you did not even know you had.

Paula Chaplin

$90 ($100 non-members) or $12 per class

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

Ceramic Mosaics

Wednesday’s, April 4-25

6-8p.m.

Mosaic is one of the oldest and most enduring art forms dating back to 5000 B.C. when mosaics were constructed out of colored pebbles. Sketch out your ideas in this hands-on class and work with cut ceramic tiles and glass to create a beautiful ceramic mosaic plaque.

Erica Werntz

$115 ($125 non-members)

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

Paint Your Pet Night at the ACAC

Thursday, April 5

6-8:30p.m.

Our pets mean so much to us! Here is your chance to paint your beloved family pet with instruction designed to inspire and encourage. Send us an image of your pet a week before class and you will be ready for paint night. This class is structured to keep it easy with the focus on painting and maintaining your pet’s likeness.

Marie Smith

$36 per person

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

The Wonder of Colored Pencil

Friday’s, April 6-27

10a.m.-Noon

Learn to take your drawing skills and expand them in color! This course will go over the basics of colored pencil and help you create beautiful pieces. Materials list provided.

Stanley Gilmore

$90 ($100 non-members)

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

Qigong – Energy Work

Friday’s, April 6-May 25

10-11a.m.

Qi is the energy flowing through your body and universe. Gong means work. Qigong is energy work. Learn about the three types of qigong practices – martial, medical, and spiritual while learning how to prevent disease through healing yourself from the inside out.

Susan Tenzyk, Medical Qigong Practitioner

$90 ($100 non-members) or $12 per class

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

Intro to Cell Phone Photography

Saturday, April 7

10a.m.-Noon

“The best camera is the one you have with you.” The advancement of smartphone technology has made it a real contender with the traditional DSLR. The quality, flexibility and portability of a mobile device make it appealing to all generations. Learn how to use your mobile device/smart phone to take great photos, edit, enhance and then share with friends and family or use on social media.

Linda Toki

$25 ($30 non-members)

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

Spring ‘90-Day Goal’ Workshop

Wednesday, April 11

10a.m.-Noon

Do you have a creative idea and can’t seem to fit it into your schedule? Let’s make the next 90 days different. In this innovative workshop, we will brainstorm goals, make a strategic plan and learn how to follow through on those goals. Dedicating the time to create goals is the best way to get started!

Caitlin Faas

$25 ($30 non-members)

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

Intro to Cell Phone Photography:

Apps Tips & Tricks

Saturday, April 14

10a.m.-Noon

Enhance your images using the myriad of apps available for mobile devices. The power of creativity has never been more accessible. There are apps that allow you to create photos that look like paintings or drawings. You can add texture and edit out unwanted items in a photo. You can combine and overlap photos, stretch and distort, change the color and lighting. The editing and enhancing possibilities are endless!

Linda Toki

$25 ($30 non-members)

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

Hammered Silver Earrings

Tuesday, April 17

6-8p.m.

Learn how to cut sterling metal pieces into shapes you will wear and enjoy. Texturize/hammer your design while softening the edges of your earrings. Wear them home!

Susan Henry

$36 ($40 non-members)

REGISTRATION CLOSED.  The class is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please call 717-334-5006.

Stoneware Bird House

Thursday, April 19

6-8p.m.

Build a charming home for your feathered friends or keep it inside as a unique accent piece! You will use stoneware clay and choose from our attractive selection of stoneware glazes.

Jack Handshaw

$36 ($39 non-members)

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

Hands On Shaping – Bread Basics

Saturday, April 21

10a.m.-Noon

Your dough will be prepared for students to have ample opportunity to learn how to shape dough, rolls, batard, ciabatta, and more.  The class will take place at the Adams County Arts Council.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$30 ($35 non-members)

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

Intro to Bullet Journaling

Tuesday, April 24

6-8p.m.

Do you love the idea of journaling but have a hard time finding the time to write and organize your thoughts? Bullet journaling is the perfect solution. Bullets are ideas, thoughts, and tasks organized into lists. We will create several basic artistic layouts to personalize the start of your journal.

Karen Hendricks

$32 ($36 non-members)

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GO PLAY IN THE WATER!

A Watercolor Workshop

Saturday, April 28

9a.m.-3p.m.

This will be a fun, instructive, hands-on watercolor workshop that offers an opportunity to explore a variety of papers, paints, brushes, and “experimental” WC techniques. Open to all levels. Award winning artist Steve Bleinberger will demo techniques and offer individual “hands on” guidance.

Steve Bleinberger

$72 ($80 non-members)

REGISTRATION CLOSED.  The class is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please call 717-334-5006.

Rustic Tart Dough

Tuesday, April 17

6-8p.m.

Learn to make versatile all-butter tart dough that you can use for both savory and sweet tarts. You will practice easy hand-mixing and shaping techniques and explore a variety of fillings and toppings!  The class will take place at the Adams County Arts Council.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$34 ($37 non-members)

REGISTRATION CLOSED.  The class is full.  To be added to the waitlist, please call 717-334-5006.

MAY

French Bread 101

Tuesday, May 1

6-8p.m.

What makes ‘French bread’ French? Get the answer to this vexing question and much, much more. Topics include: the role of flour, pre-ferments, shaping techniques, and baking. Hands-on and enjoy tasting the results.  The class will take place at the Adams County Arts Council.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$32 ($36 non-members)

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Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesday’s, May 2-June 20

5:15-6:30p.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

$90 ($100 non-members) or $12 per class

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Basics of Watercolor

Friday’s, May 4-25

10a.m.-Noon

Start with an overview of basic drawing skills and move into painting a still life while working from a favorite photograph. The class covers easy perspective, composition, brush technique, scale, shading, and lighting. Materials list provided.

Stanley Gilmore

$90 ($100 non-members)

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Basics of Ayurveda

Monday, May 7

5-6p.m.

This intro to Ayurveda medicine will serve as a guide to help you determine your ‘dosha’ by completing a questionnaire. You will learn about your own unique constitution and factors that impact your health. Learn how to make healthy food choices for optimal mind spirit balance.

Smitha Nair, M.D.

$10 ($12 non-members)

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T’ai Chi Chih® – A Moving Meditation

Tuesday’s, May 8 – 29

9:30-10:30a.m.

Nineteen easy to learn movements and one posture. Standing (or seated) movements are performed slowly and gently. T’ai Chi Chih can bring balance and serenity to those who practice regularly. All levels welcome.

Margery Erickson

$45 ($50 non-members)

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Horticulture Therapy: Make a Terrarium

Thursday, May 10

10-11:30a.m.

Create a terrarium using a container of choice and succulent plants. Learn about plant care, design techniques and principles while reducing your stress. Take home and enjoy.

Sue McDowell, HTC

$31 ($35 non-members)

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Paint & Wine Night

Thursday, May 10

6-8:30p.m.

Enjoy an evening of painting, wine, and amusement. We will provide the supplies and step by step instruction to complete a piece of art – no experience necessary! Bring your favorite beverage and have fun while you paint and socialize.

Marie Smith

$36 per person

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Composition for Cell Phone Photography

Saturday, May 12

10a.m.-Noon

The key to any good image is taking a good one in the first place! You don’t have to own expensive gear to improve your images. Learn how to use basic compositional rules and techniques to turn a plain image into a dynamic one!

Linda Toki

$25 ($30 non-members)

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Detox with Ayurveda

Monday, May 14

Noon–1:30p.m.

In this Ayurvedic workshop, we will talk about toxins and an Ayurvedic detox and cleansing food called ‘Kitchari’ which is used to cleanse and detox and balance all doshas. Dr. Nair will have ready made Kitchari to share and will teach you the steps to prepare it at home.

Smitha Nair, M.D.

$20 ($23 non-members)

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Sketch-book Drawing

Tuesday’s, May 15-June 5

10a.m.-Noon

Integrating art into your everyday life by using a sketchbook is portable and easy to use. In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of drawing. Improve your drawing skills using tried and try techniques and instructional tools. The class includes walk around the Borough field trips.

John Kovaleski

$90 ($100 non-members)

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Taste of France:

Country Cooking & Wine Pairings

Thursday, May 17

6-8p.m.

France is noted for wonderful refined, healthy cooking. This class will focus on artisan cheeses, fragrant seasonings, and more. Discover how the French enjoy their food from start to finish including lovely wine pairings from Nikki Biggus, Wine Specialist, and how to pair them with your favorite recipes. A yummy, informative, and fun evening.

Chef Subarna Sijapati

$50 ($55 non-members)

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Jump Rope

Tuesday’s, May 22-July 10

5:30-6:30p.m.

Take part in a fun form of exercise using rope-less jump ropes while strengthening your muscles, improving your eye-hand coordination, and practicing balance!

Paula Chaplin

$90 ($100 non-members) or $12 per class

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Stoneware Salad Bowl

Thursday, May 24

6-8p.m.

Using several hand-building techniques and clay construction methods, you will make a lovely bowl in time for summer salad season. Easy step by step instruction will guide you towards creating a unique and beautiful piece.

Jack Handshaw

$36 ($40 non-members)

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JUNE

Unselfie – Selfie:

Intro to Cell Phone Self-Portraits

Saturday, June 2

10a.m.-Noon

Self-portraits are a record of who we are and where we are in time. There are many ways to create a unique self-portrait without the bathroom mirror! There are many more exciting, interesting, and creative ways to take an image that represents who you are. Learn how to think about self-portraits in a different way.

Linda Toki

$25 ($30 non-members)

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Eisenhower Paint Night

Tuesday, June 5

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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Thin Crust Pizza with Fresh Toppings

Tuesday, June 26

6-8p.m.

Forget the fancy pizza stone. Reach for the largest cast-iron skillet in your kitchen and get the home-baked pizza crust you have always wanted. Learn this and other insider tricks as you transform the humblest ingredients into the best home-baked pizza you have ever made.  The class will take place at the Adams County Arts Council.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$35 ($38 non-members)

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Abstract Painting

Tuesday’s, June 12-July 3

6-8p.m.

Art does not always have to look like something! Explore your expressive nature through non-representative painting and develop your own style while getting a bit messy. This class is held outside!

John Kovaleski

$90 ($100 non-members)

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Rustic Tart Dough

Wednesday, June 20

6-8p.m.

Learn to make versatile all-butter tart dough that you can use for both savory and sweet tarts. You will practice easy hand-mixing and shaping techniques and explore a variety of fillings and toppings!  The class will take place at the Adams County Arts Council.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$30 ($35 non-members)

REGISTER

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