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

Adult Classes

The ACAC accepts credit card, 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 wish to pay with credit card, click the ‘Pay with Debit or Credit Card’ option after submitting the initial sign up form from the ACAC website. If you would like to make a payment through PayPal, a PayPal account is required.

OCTOBER

Glass Mandala Making

Tuesday, October 24, 6-8p.m.

Come relax and have fun creating a one-of-a-kind glass mandala of your own. Instructed by a Board Certified Art Therapist. You will complete your own colorful masterpiece through a series of steps and relaxing guided imagery. The technique of glass fusing in a kiln using glass frit, a sand-like substance, will be utilized. This is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Brenda Cunningham

$50 ($55 non-members)

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Stoneware Pie Plate

Thursday, October 26, 6-8p.m.

Create a keepsake pie plate from stoneware clay using simple hand-building techniques. An assortment of provided tools will inspire you to produce a one-of-a kind functional piece of art. Choice of glaze colors.

Jack Handshaw

$36 ($40 non-members)

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Intro to Sourdough

Tuesdays, Oct. 31-Nov. 21

This four-session class covers all of the basic information and hands-on learning for making delicious sourdough bread from your home oven. The series will culminate with the last class held at the Gettysburg Baking Co. where you’ll “fly solo.” Tool kits are available for purchase.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farm

$95 ($105 non-members)

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Fresh Dough Pizza

Wednesday, October 25, 6-8p.m.

A hands-on class demonstration for mixing and fermenting your own pizza dough for make the classic “Margarita.” A variety of toppings will be enjoyed in this class.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farms

$30 ($32 non-members)

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How to Paint the Fabulous Colors of Fall

Saturday, October 28, 9-3p.m.

JUST ADD WATER. Watercolor is a wonderful medium to showcase fall landscapes! Dip your brush into this immersive “how to” class/workshop and learn tips and techniques on making your next fall painting even better.

Steve Bleinberger

$65 ($72 non-members)

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NOVEMBER

Ceramic Mosaics

Wednesdays, November 1-22, 6-8p.m.

Mosaic is one of the oldest and most enduring art forms, dating back to 5000 BC, 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)

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Beginning-Intermediate Drawing

Thursdays, Nov. 2-Dec.14 (no class Nov. 23), 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)

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Acrylics for Beginners & Intermediate

Mondays, November 6-27, 10-12:30p.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. Materials list provided.

Marti Yeager

$107 ($117 non-members)

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Introduction to Digital Photography

Mondays, November 6-27, 6-8p.m.

Learn to use your camera like a pro! Take great photos, download them to your computer, manipulate them with your camera’s software, and create professional-quality prints. Bring your camera and instruction manual to class.

Bert Danielson

$90 ($100 non-members)

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Make a Clay Santa!

Tuesday, November 7, 6-8:00p.m.

Children and parents are welcome! Learn how to work with clay through simple hand-building techniques and create a personalized clay Santa, ready for the holidays!

Jack Handshaw

$36 ($40 non-members)

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What’s Your Story?

Wednesdays, November 8-29, 10a.m.-12p.m.

We all have stories worth telling. Writing memoir is a way to preserve our stories and gain deeper understanding of ourselves. In this course, we’ll look at examples of short memoirs and learn to structure our life experiences into engaging memoirs

Linda Kulp Trout

$85 ($95 non-members)

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Trees, Trees, and More Trees in Watercolor

Wednesday, November 8, 6:30-8:30p.m.

Learn tips and techniques on how to paint trees. This focused class/workshop will help you paint a “better” tree and stronger composition.

Steve Bleinberger

$27 ($30 non-members)

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Paint Night

Thursday, November 9, 6-8:30p.m.

Grab a friend, or come and make some new friends and enjoy an evening of artistic creativity, wine and amusement. We’ll provide the supplies and step by step instruction to complete a piece of art- no experience necessary! Specialty drinks or foods available for purchase.

Marie Smith

$36 non-members and members

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Crisp Breads w/ Wine Tastings

Wednesday, November 15, 6-8p.m.

Learn how to roll out and bake fresh crunchy and flavorful crisp breads. A variety of toppings are incorporated along with a selection of wines to taste.

Marc Jalbert, Bakewell Farms

$34 ($38 non-members)

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Horticultural Therapy: Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, November 18, 10-11:30a.m.

Reduce the stress of the holidays by using natural materials to bring the outside in as you celebrate with friends and family. This class will explore the therapeutic value of working with fresh and dried plant materials to create a special table or room decoration.

Sue McDowell, HTC

$26 ($30 non-members)

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Porcelain Christmas Ornaments

Tuesday, November 21, 6-8:00p.m.

Bring two or three of your favorite cookie cutters—you’ll use them to cut ornaments out of porcelain clay that you’ll decorate for your tree!

Jack Handshaw

$30 ($35 non-members)

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Glass Mandala Making

Tuesday, November 28, 11:15a.m.-1:15p.m.

Come relax and have fun creating a one-of-a-kind glass mandala of your own. Instructed by a Board Certified Art Therapist. You will complete your own colorful masterpiece through a series of steps and relaxing guided imagery. The technique of glass fusing in a kiln using glass frit, a sand-like substance, will be utilized. This is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Brenda Cunningham

$50 ($55 non-members)

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DECEMBER

Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, December 2, 10-12:30p.m.

Learn glass fusing techniques as you make several beautiful holiday-themed glass ornaments. You work at your own pace, making this is a great class for both beginners and intermediates.  Use your ideas or work from our patterns.

Leah Wetmore Powell

$47 ($52 non-members)

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Horticulture Therapy: Natural Swags

Thursday, December 7, 6-7:30p.m.

And other holiday decorating ideas. Reduce the stress of the holidays by using natural materials to bring the outside in as you celebrate with friends and family. You’ll work with fresh and dried plant materials to create a beautiful swag to hang inside or out.

Sue McDowell, HTC

$26 ($30 non-members)

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Taste of Spain: Wine & Tapas

Thursday, December 7, 6-8 p.m.

A tapa in Spanish cuisine, is an appetizer, or snack which has evolved into an entire, sophisticated cuisine. Tapas are so much a part of the Spanish culture and social scene that the Spanish people even use the verb tapear, which means to go and eat tapas! Join us on Thursday, December 7, 6-8 p.m. for a Taste of Spain with Subarna Sijapati, Culinary Instructor/Caterer and Nikki Biggus, Wine Specialist. Discover, taste and learn about a selection of wines that were created to be consumed with good food. Fine wine and an assortment of scrumptious tapas and info will make this an unforgettable experience.

Subarna Sijapati, Nikki Biggus

$40 ($45 non-members)

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