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


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 note food allergies or dietary needs by calling the office at 717-334-5006.


Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesdays, November 14 – December 5


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

$45 ($50 non-members) OR $15/class



Stoneware Soup Bowls with Handles

Monday, November 19


Imagine the smell of simmering soup coming from your stove and serving it in a beautifully handcrafted soup bowl with handles.  Your dream can come true by taking this easy stoneware hand building class and creating your very own.

(Due to inclement weather, the class has been rescheduled from the original Thursday, November 15 date)

Jack Handshaw

$36 ($40 non-members)


Porcelain Christmas Ornaments

Thursday, November 29


Bring two or three of your favorite cookie cutters and share with others as you’ll use them to cut ornaments out of porcelain clay that will be glazed and ready to decorate for your tree!

Jack Handshaw

$30 ($33 non-members)


Make a Clay Santa!

Tuesday, December 4


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)



PhotoShop 101

Saturday, November 17


Learn how to make basic adjustments in an editing tool using the most popular and industry standard; PhotoShop. Gain basic understand to digital imaging including intro to the interface, selection tools, navigating layers, improving photos with basic corrections and adjustments, and exploring the healing brush and clone tools.

Linda Toki

$25 ($28 non-members)


Create a Succulent Pumpkin for the Holiday

Tuesday, November 20


Using moss and glue method, no soil required, you will create a unique centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.  With proper care and a few ideas, you can transform it into your Christmas centerpiece, too.  Succulents are very easy to work with and are also very forgiving.

Sue Bucher

$32 ($36 non-members)


Bags and Boxes: Create Your Own

Saturday, December 1


Here’s your chance to create unique gift bags for your loved ones while having fun. The instructor will provide patterns and wrapping paper for making gift bags which can be enhanced with artwork.  The square boxes can also be redesigned as a gift card and embellished.

Levato Shaw

$30 ($33 non-members)


Horticulture Therapy: Natural Swags

Thursday, December 6


Plus 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)



For culinary classes and events, please note food allergies or dietary needs by calling the office at 717-334-5006.

Monday Lunch Cooking Class Series with Anna Robison

Mondays, November 1 – Dec 3


Meatless Monday: Monday, November 5

Tailgate Foods: Monday, November 12

Brunch: Monday, November 19

One Pot Meals: Monday, November 26

Christmas Themed Lunch: Monday, December 3

Anna Robison



For culinary classes and events, please note food allergies or dietary needs by calling the office at 717-334-5006.

Taste of Spain: Food and Wine Pairings

Thursday, December 13


Endless cultures have influenced Spanish food and resulted in a delicious melting pot of diverse flavors and cuisine. Paella is a coastal classic Spanish entrée from Valencia and is slow cooked rice topped with vegetables, meats and/or seafood to impart flavor and depth. Chef Subarna will prepare a 5 course tasting feast while Nikki Biggus will pair 5 flights of Spanish wine to enjoy with the food.

Chef Subarna Sijapati & Nikki Biggus, Fine Wine Specialist

$50 ($55 non-members)



New dance classes are forming for the Winter session. Don’t miss your chance to learn to dance like local stars Frank Daire and Linda Neiswender. Warm up and refine your dance skills in time for the upcoming holiday parties and the Art Center’s Jingle Ball Gala! (couples only. List price is per person.)

Choose from Learn to Waltz from Tues, Nov 6-27 or Learn to Cha Cha, Wed, Dec 5-26.

All sessions are 7:30-8:30p.m.

$43 per person for members, $45 per person for non-members.