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
Stained Glass Patchwork Heart
Mondays, February 18 & 25 , 6-8:00 pm.
Learn to combine bevels and stained glass to construct two valentine suncatchers. (approx 4in X 4 in) Brighten your windows with this combination of color and prism. You will have the opportunity to select pre-cut pieces or cut pieces of their own. No experience necessary, all materials are provided, class size limited to 6.
$93 ($102 nonmember) REGISTER
Tuesdays, February 5-26
The romantic Waltz is one of the most popular ballroom dances of all time. Considered by some as the “mother of present day dances” and the “backbone dance” of the ballroom dancing arena, the Waltz is the basis for many dances. Developed in Germany, the Waltz is popular all over the world. A truly romantic dance, the Waltz is comprised of soft, round, flowing movements. Come and join in on the fun!
Frank Daire & Linda Neiswender,
$45 per person ($50 nonmember) REGISTER
Picture the Blues:
Photography for Healing
Feb. 12-Mar. 19, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Artistic expression is a helpful way to work with feelings of sadness, the blues, or depression. Discover photography as an expressive form while learning techniques that can be used with your camera or cellphone to take pictures that represent your journey. A group exhibition opportunity is available, along with helping a community research project about depression.
No fee: funding is provided by WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital Healing HeARTS.
Photography Instructor: Bert Danielson
Course Facilitator: Julie Falk Ph.D
Please call or stop by ACAC to register for this class. 717-334-5006
Learn to Knit
Thursdays, February 14th, 21st & 28th, 1-3 p.m.
This class is for the beginner or intermediate knitters. If you are interested in joining the ranks of folks that love to knit, please consider signing up for this class. Local knitters, Kathy Glahn & Mary Malewicki are teaming up as class instructors to help get you started or improve your skill level.
Items needed: 1 skein of cotton yarn 3.5 oz. – preferably solid medium to light color.
Needles: Size 7 or 8 All supplies can be easily found at Walmart or craft store.
Kathy Glahn & Mary Malewicki,
$ 64 ($72 nonmember) REGISTER
Saturday, February 16, 10:00a.m.-noon
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.
$36 ($40 nonmember) REGISTER
Open Studio Pottery
Saturdays, February 16 – March 9, 1-3 p.m.
Here’s your chance to delve into a project you’d like to create and pace at your convenience with hands-on instruction. Learn how to hand-build from clay different projects each week to include some of our popular themes: bowls, mugs, pie plates, and vase. Create a few pieces of each theme. Fun!
$125 ($137 nonmember) REGISTER
February 18, 11-1 p.m.
Are you trying to decide if you’d like to buy an air fryer or are you unsure what it is? Already love it and want new recipes? This is the perfect class for you. Learn to make delicious, healthy and quick meals and dishes. Amazing and tasty! Complimentary wine with lunch.
$40 ($44 nonmember) REGISTER
Hammered Silver Pendant
Tuesday February 19, 6-8 p.m.
Using the same hammering techniques learned in the hammered earring class, you will create a pendant by learning how to cut, fold on an angle, texture and antique your sterling pendant piece. Learn how to soften the edges and add a dangle, if you’d like. Your finished silver pendant will look fabulous and uniquely yours.
$38 ($42 nonmember) REGISTER
Intro Oil Painting: Shades of Black & White
Wednesdays, February 20-March 13, 6-8 p.m.
Here’s a fun intro to the joy of painting in oils using white and black and all the values in between. Learn to work with traditional and nontraditional methods, techniques and tools. This class will help get you started on a painting, how to finish, and everything in between. Group and individual instruction. Materials list provided.
$90 ($100 nonmember) REGISTER
Contour Line Drawing
Saturday, February 23, 10-noon
If you like to draw but feel too rigid, this one day contour line drawing workshop is just the ticket. Try your hand at contour line, continuous line, blind contour and even “asynchronous” drawing (2 handed drawing!) Warning: this is not your typical realism sketching class. It’s fast paced a bit abstract and more about process than final product. All skill levels welcome. Fun!
$41 ($46 nonmember) REGISTER
Monday, February 25, 6-8:00 p.m.
Spend an evening tasting delicious food and wine pairings created with an old world/new world theme. Compare a selection of European wines to California wines chosen by Wine Specialist, Nikki Biggus with tantalizing foods created to complement the wine by Chef Anna Robison. Experience the lush bouquets of roses, the boldness of a French Burgundy, a Spanish Sparkler, A California Chardonnay and more.
Anna Robison & Nikki Biggus
$50 ($55 nonmember) REGISTER
Music and Art of the Baroque
Tuesdays, February 26- April 9
(no class on March 5, 12)
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
$85 ($95 nonmember)
THIS CLASS IS FULL
Intro to Lightroom Classic
Thursday, February 28, 6-8 p.m.
Lightroom was designed to make the post-production process efficient and successful. Learn how to get your photos into Lightroom. Learn how to import and organize, enhance, develop and retouch your photos. Learn to publish photos too-all within one place by developing a workflow that fits your style.
$25 ($30 nonmember) REGISTER
Intro to Finger Knitting
Saturday, March 2, 10:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
This is an incredibly easy and fun way to learn how to knit without needles. No experience necessary. You will learn how to finger knit an infinity scarf – perfect for accessorizing your outfit for the cool spring nights.
$22 ($25 nonmember) REGISTER
Fused Glass Dish
Monday’s, March 11
Create a one-of-a-kind fused glass dish. All materials are provided for a piece that is both functional and beautiful. All materials and kiln fees are provided. Projects will be fired off site so allow two weeks for delivery. No experience necessary, all materials are provided, class size limited to 6.
$62 ($68 nonmember)REGISTER
Fundamentals of Belly Dance with Taschen
Thursday’s, March 7-28
This class combines the elegance and fundamentals of classic belly dance with the sharp and grounded nature of Tribal Fusion. We will explore these styles to find strength, alignment, and empowerment through movement and vocabulary. All levels of experience are welcome! Materials list provided.
$48 ($52 nonmember) REGISTER
Basics of Watercolor
Saturday, Friday’s, March 8-April 12
Learn how to build a strong foundation in watercolor basics. You will work with the materials, learn about coloring, basic drawing techniques, and how to start and finish your very own watercolor with personalized attention and instruction.
$65 ($70) – materials list providedREGISTER
Introduction to Wheel Throwing,
Saturday’s, March 9
If you have always wanted to learn to throw clay on the pottery wheel, this class is for you! Work at your own pace in a relaxing atmosphere as you learn to center and make well-formed pottery pieces. No experience necessary! (Class capped at six students so each has access to a pottery wheel.)
$120 ($132 nonmember)REGISTER
Overcoming Bad Lighting
Saturday, March 9
Learn how to use and modify your flash in order to bounce light around. Learn how to over and under expose based on your available light. Discover the tricks to conquering bad lighting to optimize your results.
$22 ($25 nonmember)REGISTER
Introduction to Basket Weaving: Melon Basket
Monday-Tuesday, March 11th-12th
The foundational skills will be taught in traditional, rib-constructed basketry that yields strong and beautiful round-bottom baskets using hoops and reed for the ribs and weavers.
$80 ($90 nonmember)REGISTER
Wednesday, March 13-April 17
This class features exercises, stretches, and light weight work designed to burn fat, strengthen and tone muscles, and help achieve a more flexible toned body. Aspects of ballet barre, jazz, and Pilates will also be incorporated. Students are encouraged to bring a yoga/Pilates mat and light hand or wrist weights to class.
Rachel Smith$65 ($70 nonmember)REGISTER
Watercolor Spring Tune-up
Saturday, March 16
Feeling a bit stiff after a cold wet winter? Limber up your fingers for a watercolor class designed for those who want to tune-up their technique and learn fresh new watercolor tips. Award winning artist – Steve Bleinberger’s informal “spring tune-up workshop will focus on developing fast, loose, “fresh” bright watercolors while having fun in the process.
$65 ($72 nonmember)REGISTER
Stoneware Bird House
Saturday, March 16
Build a charming home for your feathered friends—or to keep inside as a unique accent piece! You will use stoneware clay and choose from our attractive selection of stoneware glazes.
$39 (member $36) REGISTER
Wednesday’s, March 20-April 24
Start with overview of basic drawing skills and move on to painting a still life and working from a favorite photograph. Class covers easy perspective, composition, brush technique, scale, shading, and lighting. Hands- on guidance through every step. Materials list provided.
Paint a Wine or Martini Glass
Thursday, March 21
Spend an evening painting a beautiful and easy design on a pair of wine glasses. This is fun and easy in a social atmosphere. No experience necessary- Marie will show you what to do from start to finish. Choose your colors and let your creativity flow. Individualize instruction and endless possibilities!
$36, includes a glass of wine. REGISTER
Intermediate Basket Weaving: Egg Basket
Saturday, March 23, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. &
Monday & Tuesday, March 25 & 26
NOTE: Pre-requisite – Melon Basket (or previous basketry experience with consulting with instructor)
Continue to develop your skills in rib-construction basketry by creating a basket with curved twin bottoms. Focusing on shape and weave structure.
$122 ($132 nonmember)REGISTER
Hammered Silver Charms
Tuesday, March 26
Learn how to cut your sterling metal pieces into shapes you add to a bracelet or necklace. You will learn how to soften the edges and texturize/hammer your design. Your finished charms will look fabulous and uniquely yours.
$40 (member $36) REGISTER
>Taste of Israel: Food and Wine Pairings
Friday, March 29
Israeli cuisine today is a delicious melting pot of North African and Middle Eastern as well as some Mediterranean influences. Spend an evening learning about this culture and tasting this diverse cuisine paired perfectly with wine. Five courses and flights of wine.
Subarna Sijapati, Nikki Biggus
$50 ($55 nonmember)REGISTER
Needle Felt a Scarf, Saturday
Design and make a scarf while learning needle felting; one of the oldest of all textile or fiber arts. Using natural fibers, silk, and a tool with five needles, choose your colors and let the materials speak to you. Techniques will be demonstrated and step-by-step instructions provided.
$72 ($75 nonmember)REGISTER