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.

JANUARY

Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesday, Jan. 3 – Feb. 28

5:15-6:30p.m.

(No Feb 7. session)

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 both beginners and intermediate yogis.

Brenda Insalaco, 200 RYT

$80 ($88 non-members)

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

Cha Cha Ballroom Dance

Tuesday, Jan. 9 – 30

7-8p.m.

The cha-cha is a fiery, Latin dance that originated from Cuba and was originally known as the cha-cha-cha. The dance is danced in a steady yet energetic rhythm to authentic Cuban music and is made up of two slower steps followed by three quick steps i.e. cha-cha-cha. The term cha cha cha originates from the sound of the feet clacking together across the floor to the latin beat.

Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender

$43 ($48 non-members)

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

Classic Line Dance

Tuesday, Jan. 9 – 30

8-9p.m.

Learn Classic Line Dances from the 90’s! Cowboy Hip Hop, Reggae Cowboy, Copperhead/Kentucky Chug, Down & Dirty, Tush Push, Slappin Leather, Rock It.

Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender

$43 ($48 non-members)

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

2018 Is Your Year:

Plan Your Creative Goals Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 11

10a.m.-12p.m.

Do you have a creative idea and can’t seem to fit it into your schedule year after year? Let’s make 2018 different. In this workshop, we will brainstorm goals, make a strategic plan for 2018, and learn how to follow through on those goals. Dedicating the time to create goals is the best way to get started – so join us!

Caitlin Faas

$21 ($25 non-members)

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

Bullet Journaling

Saturday, Jan. 13

10a.m.-12p.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 personalization the start of your journal.  Please bring your own journal to class.

Karen Hendricks

$32 ($36 non-members)

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

French Bread 101

Wednesday, Jan. 17

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 the results.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$32 ($36 non-members)

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

A new session has opened for Wednesday, February 7.  Register now!

Watercolor

Wednesdays, Jan. 24 – Feb. 21

6-8p.m.

***The Wed, Jan 17. class start date has been postponed until Wed, Jan. 24.  A makeup class will be rescheduled as a later date.  Please feel free to still register!***

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

Claudia McCullough

$128 ($140 non-members)

Register

Culinary Kitchen:

The Art of Roasting

Thursday, Jan. 18

6-8p.m.

Roasting is a dry cooking technique involving cooking food in an uncovered pan in the oven. Learn tips, techniques and recipes for creating yummy roasted foods perfect for the cold winter months. A glass of wine included.

Subarna Sijapati

$36 ($40 non-members)

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

Essential Oils 101:

Make a Bath/Foot Soak

Friday, Jan. 19

6-8p.m.

Are you curious about essential oils? This informative, fun, and hands-on class will cover the history of essential oils, how they are made, how and why to use them. Create your own bath soak to take home and enjoy during the wintry months.

Jessica Lancaster

$32 ($34 non-members)

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

Acrylics

Monday, Jan. 22 – Feb 12

10a.m.-12:30p.m.

Have fun and learn a lot with this extremely versatile medium. You’ll learn how to get started on a painting, how to finish, and everything in between. Group and individual instruction combined with instructor demonstration.

Marti Yeager

$105 ($115 non-members)

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

T’ai Chi Chih®

A Moving Meditation

Tuesdays, Jan. 23 – March 20

(built in snow day)

9:30-10:30a.m.

19 easy to learn movements and one posture.  No special physical abilities are required. Standing (or seated) movements are done slowly and gently. It can bring balance and serenity to those who practice regularly. All levels welcome.

Margery Erickson

$80 ($90 non-members)

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

Tap Dance

Wednesdays, Jan. 24 – Feb. 28

5:30–6:30p.m.

Have fun while you improve your health and fitness by tap dancing. This class is a great refresher for those who’ve studied tap in the past. It covers the basic steps of different types of tap dance in a group environment. Bring tap shoes if you have them or wear soft flat shoes.

Vanessa Rice

$60 ($65 non-members)

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

Zen Art: Mandala Painting

Thursday, Jan. 25

6-8p.m.

Mandalas balance visual elements, and symbolize unity and harmony. Create your own using acrylic paint while focusing on color choices and the symmetry symbolism of your story. Take home a meaningful work of art.

Marie Smith

$36

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

The Wonder of Colored Pencil

Friday, Jan. 26 – Feb 16

10a.m.-12p.m.

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.

Advanced Bullet Journaling

Saturday, Jan. 27

10a.m.-12p.m.

A continuation to the Intro to Bullet Journaling class on January 13!  Take what you have learned and learn advanced steps to really reach your goals this year!

Karen Hendricks

$32 ($36 non-members)

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

Bake Bread, Build Community

Saturday, Jan. 27

9-3p.m.

This daylong course is for anyone interested in learning how to bake bread while contributing to the health and well-being of their community. Bakewell Farm provides the first steps with the knowledge, support and tools for becoming a community bread baker. A light lunch will be provided. Take a loaf home, donate a loaf to the local food pantry.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$75 ($85 non-members)

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

French Bread 101

Wednesday, Jan. 31

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 the results.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$32 ($36 non-members)

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

FEBRUARY

Knitting 101

Thursdays, February 1 & 8

1–3p.m.

Learn to knit the basics of creative knitting starts with learning to knit learn the 3 first basics: cast on, knit and pearl create a dish cloth to get started.

Kathy Glahn

$30 ($35 non-members)

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

Disc Gliding

Tuesdays, February 6-March 27

5:30-6:30p.m.

This core based exercise class focuses on fluid movement using a disc. You’ll learn twists, lunges while achieving balance, core stability and increased strength. Fun!

Paula Chapman

$80 ($85 non-members)

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

Rustic Tart Dough

Tuesday, February 6

6-8p.m.

Learn how to make this flaky buttery and versatile pie dough. Both savory and sweet fillings are explored in this class that covers mixing, shaping and baking.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farms

$34 ($37 non-members)

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

Build a Clay Snowman

Thursday, February 8

1-3p.m.

Make a stoneware snowman and keep inside to decorate your house. You will use hand-building techniques with a balloon as a form to create the sculptural shape of your snowman.

Jack Handshaw

$32 ($35 non-members)

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

Next Step Photography

Thursdays, February 8-March 1

6-8p.m.

The class focuses on techniques such as depth of field, manipulation and adding a sense of movement to your pictures.

Bert Danielson

$90 ($100 non-members)

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

Pilates

Thursdays, February 8-March 29

5:30-6:30p.m.

This is a form of exercises that focus on the “Core” the belly, back, butt and thigh area. 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, with some great music, different movements to work muscles you did not even know you had.

Paula Chapman

$80 ($85 non-members)

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

Zen Art Paint Night: Hamsa Theme

Thursday, February 8

6-8p.m.

The Hamsa symbolizes protection and is thought to bring goodness and abundance. Paint your own and enjoy the history behind your finished piece. Step by step instructions and personalized attention make this a perfect class for any skill level.  Glass of wine included.

Marie Smith

$36 members and non-members

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

Warm Up To A Winter:

Watercolor Brush Up!

Saturday, February 10

9-3p.m.

Come in from the cold and learn hot tips on painting better skies, trees and more from award winning artist/ instructor, Steve Bleinberger.

All levels welcome. Bring your own gear, though Steve will gladly share his ample art supplies.

Steve Bleinberger

$65 ($70 non-members)

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

Country Polka

Tuesdays, February 13, 20, & 27

7-8p.m.

Come out and learn the lively and energetic Polka. The Polka is a simple dance that is very fun to do and the music is happy. We will be learning to country dance music but can be used with traditional polka music. Couples only.

Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender

$32 per person ($35 per person, non-members)

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

Line Dance

Tuesdays, February 13, 20, & 27

8-9p.m.

We will be learning a mix of old and new line dances varying from beginner to intermediate line dances.

Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender

$32 ($35 non-members)

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

The Art of Stewing

Thursday, February 15

6-8p.m.

To stew is to cook meat by simmering it in liquid. Spend an evening learning about simple techniques and methods to produce sumptuous stews perfect for winter faire. Tastings and complimentary glass of wine included.

Subarna Sijapati

$36 ($40 non-members)

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

Bread Corps

Saturday, February 17

10a.m.-Noon

This hands-on course introduces service-learning opportunities for young people. While learning to make pizza, students will explore tangible ways they can give back to the community.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$28 ($32 non-members)

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

Pottery Date Night

Saturday, February 17

6:30-9:30p.m.

Come out with your BFF for a fun, original outing to work in clay and create a personal masterpiece using various hand-building techniques, as well as the potter’s wheel, if you’d like. Basic instruction provided along with all materials. Class held at Instructor’s studio.

Pat Verderosa

$50 ($55 non-members)

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

Rag Rug Placemats

Tuesdays, Feb. 27 and March 6

10a.m.-Noon

This class combines class time instruction and “homework” Hand loom your own rag rug placemats by building a simple loom and following the step by step instructions to achieve a sturdy, unique woven piece.

Anne Copenhaver

$65 ($75 non-members)

Register

Stoneware Bowls: Hand-building

Tuesday, February 20

1-3p.m.

Bowls are functional and artful. Choose from an array of sizes to suit your needs and embellish with adding textures and patterns.

Jack Handshaw

$34 ($36 non-members)

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

Hammered Silver Earrings

Wednesday, February 21

6-8p.m.

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

Susan Henry

$36 ($40 non-members)

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

Taste of Tuscany:

Country Cooking & Wine Pairings

Thursday, February 22

6-8p.m.

The regions in Southern Italy are all noted for their refined, healthy cooking. This class will focus on the Tuscan region which is known for its provincial or country style of cooking: comfort food: perfect faire for a wintry evening. Learn about the wines of the regions from Nikki Biggus, Wine Specialist, and how to pair them with your favorite recipes. A yummy, informative and fun evening.

Subarna Sijapati

$50 ($55 non-members)

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

Basic Drawing

Fridays, February 23-March 16

10a.m.-Noon

Students will be taught various techniques and approaches associated with observational drawing. One and two point perspective, shading, and composition, Various mediums will be used from the traditional pencil, charcoal pencils, pen & ink, pastel pencils, charcoal sticks, and much more. Learn about the many facets of drawing that will open your own approaches to creative art.

Stanley Gilmore

$90 ($100 non-members)

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

Essentials Oils 101: Natural Living

Friday, February 23

6-8p.m.

In this session we will explore how essential oils can help offset some of toxic products that we use daily and enhance our wellbeing. Students will create a body scrub.

Jessica Lancaster

$32 ($34 non-members)

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

Bedspring Table Centerpiece

Wednesday, February 28

10a.m.-Noon

Create your own “shabby chic” unique table centerpiece using repurposed bedsprings as the base for your piece. Embellish with color and materials.

Cookie Shaw

$30 ($33 non-members)

Register

Trees, Trees, and More Trees Pt. 2

Watercolor Winter Tuneup!

Wednesday, February 28

7-9p.m.

Practice makes better- if not always perfect. You can never paint too many trees! Personalized “tips and techniques” from award winning artist Steve Bleinberger.

Steve Bleinberger

$24 ($26 non-members)

Register

MARCH

Wheel-Throwing

Thursdays, March 1-22

1-3p.m.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to throw clay on the wheel, this class is for you. Work at your own pace in a relaxing atmosphere as you learn to center and form your pottery.

Jack Handshaw

$120 ($130 non-members)

Register

Bake Bread, Build Community

Saturday, March 3

9-3p.m.

This daylong course is for anyone interested in learning how to bake bread while contributing to the health and well-being of their community. Bakewell Farm provides the first steps with the knowledge, support and tools for becoming a community bread baker.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$75 ($85 non-members)

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

Basics of Ayurveda

Monday, March 5

12-1p.m.

You will learn: Origin and philosophy of Ayurveda and the five elements and three doshas. Determine your body constitution and best foods for your body type.  A daily routine.

Dr. Smitha Nair

$10 ($12 non-members)

Register

Sweet and Savory Tarts

& Wine Pairings

Tuesday, March 6

6-8p.m.

Take the first step toward the conquest of pastry by mastering versatile all-butter tart dough that is perfect for both sweet and savory tarts. You’ll practice easy hand mixing and shaping techniques, and explore a variety of delicious toppings and fillings along with suggested wine pairings by the instructor.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$40 ($44 non-members)

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

The Hustle

Tuesdays, March 6-27

7-8p.m.

The hustle is a partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to disco music which evolved out the 70s due to Saturday Night Fever popularity. It has some features in common with swing dance with different timing. We will be learning the slower 4 count hustle. No partner required.

Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender

$43 ($48 non-members)

Register

Line Dance

Tuesdays, March 6-27

8-9p.m.

We will continue with various old and new line dances from easy to intermediate level dances for fun and exercise. No partner required.

Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender

$43 ($48 non-members)

Register

Photo Lithography on Clay

Wednesdays, March 7-28

6-8p.m.

Hand-build a ceramic lidded vessel(s) using the process of slabs or thrown on the wheel. To add a personal touch you will accent your pieces by transferring high contrast black and white photos and/or images to your clay vessels. The last class will add color with your choice of glaze.

Erica Werntz

$110 ($120 non-members)

Register

Beginning-Intermediate Drawing

Wednesdays, March 7-April 11

6-8p.m.

All successful artwork begins with a strong drawing. We will focus on shapes, shadowing, patterns and details. First class we 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.

Claudia McCullough

$128 ($140 non-members)

Register

Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesdays, March 7-28

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

$40 ($44 non-members)

Register

Zen Art Paint Night: Lotus Theme

Thursday, March 8

6-8p.m.

The lotus flower is associated with purity and beauty. Create your own beautiful work of art by painting your own. Step by step instructions and personalized attention make this a perfect class for any skill level.  Glass of wine included.

Marie Smith

$36 members and non-members

Register

Lightroom Photoshop

Thursdays, March 8-29

6-8p.m.

Class focus is on enhancing your cherished images through software and organization of your stored photos so you can access them easily.

Bert Danielson

$90 ($100 non-members)

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

Ayurveda Detox Workshop

Monday, March 12

12-1:30p.m.

Why detox? Understand what toxins to easily avoid in food and environment.  Come and learn to make and sample some Kitchari, a food that will detoxify your system and clear your mind.

Dr. Smitha Nair

$20 ($23 non-members)

Register

Pottery Family Day

Sunday, March 18

1-4p.m.

Come out with a group or make new friends fo a fun, original outing to work in clay and create a personal masterpiece using various hand-building techniques, as well as the potter’s wheel, if you’d like. Basic instruction provided along with all materials. Class held at Instructor’s studio.

Pat Verderosa

$50 ($55 non-members)

Register

Bedspring Spring Wreath

Tuesday, March 20

6-8p.m.

Create your own “shabby chic” wreath to hang on your door or in your home. Using repurposed bedsprings as your base, you’ll add charming embellishments to finish your unique piece.

Cookie Shaw

$32 ($35 non-members)

Register

Rustic Tart Dough

Tuesday, March 20

6-8p.m.

Learn how to make this flaky buttery and versatile pie dough. Both savory and sweet fillings are explored in this class that covers mixing, shaping and baking.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$34 ($37 non-members)

Register

Needle Felted Sheep

Thursday, March 22

10-Noon

Mary had a little sheep and you can too. Join us to needle felt your own sweet sheep. Needle is yours to make more at home.

Debra Tiley

$32 ($35 non-members)

Register

The Art of Soup

Thursday, March 22

6-8p.m.

There’s nothing quite so comforting or satisfying as enjoying a bowl of soup. Whether you’re surrounded by a group of friends or family, or making it for yourself, Chef Subarna will teach you how to make 3 gourmet soups in this hands-on class

Subarna Sijapati

$36 ($40 non-members)

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

Essentials Oils 101: Natural Living

Friday, March, 23

6-8p.m.

In this session we will explore how essential oils can help offset some of toxic products that we use daily and enhance our wellbeing. Students will create a carpet freshener.

Jessica Lancaster

$32 ($34 non-members)

Register

French Bread 101

Tuesday, March 27

6-8p.m.

What makes French bread French? Get answers to this vexing question and much, much more. Topics include; the role of flour, pre-ferments, shaping techniques and baking.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$32 ($36 non-members)

Register

Ceramic Bud Vases

Tuesday, March 27

6-8p.m.

Celebrate the coming of spring by creating a bud vase or two. This is a perfect way to showcase a beautiful flower and bring “spring” indoors.

Jack Handshaw

$34 ($36 non-members)

Register

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)

Register

Line Dance

Tuesdays, April 3 – 24

8-9p.m.

Learn classic, new and competitive line dances for exercise and fun!

Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender

$43 ($48 non-members)

Register

New April lunches are coming!

Mondays, April 9 – May 7

Noon-1p.m.

April 9, Vietnamese

April 16, Indian

April 23, Nepalese

April 30, Korean BBQ

May 7, Polynesian

Chef Subarna Sijapati

$15 per person, member and non-member

Registration coming soon!

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