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

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

BODY WELLNESS

Yoga Nidra

Thursday, Sept. 27, 10-11a.m.

OR

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5:30-6:45p.m.

Yoga Nidra is said to be five times more restorative than regular sleep. This relaxing practice starts with simple yoga postures followed by guided meditation while lying on the floor. This workshop is available to all. You can be experienced in yoga or mediation or brand new to it.

Misty Stillman 500 E-RYT, 500 HR. Experienced- Registered Yoga Teacher From Life In Balance Yoga in Hanover

$15 ($20 non-members)

REGISTER

Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesdays, October 3-24

5:30-6:45p.m.

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

REGISTER

Qigong – Energy Work

Fridays, October 19-November 16

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

$55 ($62 non-members)

REGISTER

Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesdays, November 14 – December 5

5:30-6:45p.m.

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

REGISTER

POTTERY

Halloween Pumpkin Lantern

Tuesday, October 9

6-8p.m.

Create your own pumpkin lantern from clay.  Using simple hand building techniques and choose your color from our new assortment of glazes.  Perfect for trick or treat night and fall décor.

Jack Handshaw

$36 ($40 non-members)

REGISTER

Open Studio Pottery

Wednesdays, October 10-31

5:30-7:30p.m.

Here’s your chance to delve into a project you’d like to create and pace at your convenience with instructor quality time on the wheel or hand building your own work of art.  Individual guidance and instruction included.

Jack Handshaw

$120 ($130 non-members)

REGISTER

Stoneware Pie Plate

Thursday, October 25

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)

REGISTER

Stoneware Coil Pot

Thursday, November 1

6-8p.m.

We have a new clay extruder and are excited to use it! This allows you to easily create coils of clay used to build coil pots. Very cool finished pot using glaze of choice. Relaxing, fun and easy.

Jack Handshaw

$36 ($40 non-members)

REGISTER

Plates, Platters & Transfers on Clay

Tuesdays, November 6-27

6-8p.m.

You’ll hand-build plates and platters from stoneware clay to create functional art for your home and apply photo transfers of choice onto your clay creations. Use a favorite picture of your pet or loved one. Glaze, fire and enjoy.

Erica Werntz

$125 ($135 non-members)

REGISTER

Stoneware Soup Bowls with Handles

Thursday, November 15

6-8p.m.

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.

Jack Handshaw

$36 ($40 non-members)

REGISTER

Porcelain Christmas Ornaments

Thursday, November 29

6-8p.m.

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)

REGISTER

Make a Clay Santa!

Tuesday, December 4

6-8p.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)

REGISTER

PAINT AND WINE NIGHTS

Eisenhower Paint Night

Thursday, October 4

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 while residing in the Bank Barn.

The event includes a guided tour of his home, art instruction, and refreshments.

Marie Smith

$50 ($55 non-members)

REGISTER

Martini Glass Paint Night at Mason Dixon Distillery

Wednesday, November 7

6-8:30p.m.

Grab a friend, or come and make some new friends and enjoy an evening of artistic creativity in a cool atmosphere. We’ll provide the supplies and step by step instruction to complete 2 martini glasses to take home- no experience necessary! Specialty drinks and food is available for purchase.

Marie Smith

$36

REGISTER

VISUAL ARTS

Mixed Media Art Class

Tuesdays, October 9-30

10-Noon

Students will create mixed media compositions with a variety of materials including paint, paper and boards, fabrics, ink, crayons, printmaking materials, gesso and gel mediums.

Each piece created gives the opportunity to incorporate drawing, painting, collage, and monotype printmaking techniques.

Dorothea Barrick

$105 ($110 non-members)

REGISTER

Beginning Oil Painting

Tuesdays, October 9-30

6-8p.m.

Here’s a fun intro to the joy of painting in oils and your chance to work with and learn about traditional and nontraditional methods, techniques and tools. This class will help get you started on a painting, working in white, black and all the grays between. Materials list provided.

Erica Werntz

$90 ($100 non-members)

REGISTER

Life Story Course

Wednesdays, October 10-November 28

1-3p.m.

The course focus is how our stories shape our identities and our views about life. Each class invites you to review stories from a different life period and encourages mind-full examination of insights and lessons learned. This is helpful for adults whose life roles and circumstances are changing.

Julia Falk Ph.D.

$85 ($95 non-members)

REGISTER

Intro to Calligraphy

Fridays, October 12-November 16

10-Noon

This is a great class for those who want to hand letter greeting cards, family trees, poems, or even a wedding announcement.  You will learn three font styles including Old English and Roman and then create your own projects. Materials list provided.

Stanley Gilmore

$127 ($138 non-members)

REGISTER

Beginning Stained Glass

Mondays, October 15-November 5

6-8:30p.m.

Using the copper foil method made famous by Louis Tiffany, students will select from several designs to create a hanging flat panel. Learn basic techniques of design, cutting, and construction. Basic supplies are included.

Cathy Trostle and Linn Wichowski

$145 ($155 non-members)

REGISTER

Corn Husk Wreath

Thursday, October 18

10-Noon

Create and embellish a corn husk wreath perfect for outdoor use or indoors on wall or table.  It’s a simple process of shredding and pinning the husks together and is fun and relaxing. Great fall accessory.

Sandy Hurtack

$40 ($45 non-members)

REGISTER

Pet Photography Basics

Saturday, October 20

10-Noon

Learn how to set up and stage scenes or environments to photograph your pets. Work with treats to get cute shots and interactions. Get comfortable adjusting camera settings for action!

Linda Toki

$25 ($28 non-members)

REGISTER

Make a Felted Pumpkin

Saturday, October 20

10-Noon

Learn to needle felt while creating and embellishing an adorable 4” pumpkin perfect for fall home décor.  Step by step instruction makes this easy.  Start your collection!

Debra Tily

$35 ($40 non-members)

REGISTER

Sewing for Kids

Saturdays, October 20-November 3

1-3p.m.

This beginner class will cover sewing machine and hand stitching basics. Projects will include a computer sleeve, pillow, and a tote bag. Sewing machines and fabrics provided.

Limited to 6.

Linda Fauth

$77 ($85 non-members)

REGISTER

Corn Husk Doll

Thursday, October 25

10:30-Noon

Learn how to make a traditional colonial craft by creating your very own corn husk doll.  The husks are bleached and treated and ready for crafting.  Fun and easy, too.

Sandy Hurtack

$25 ($28 non-members)

REGISTER

Fall into Watercolor!

Saturday, October 27

9-3p.m.

Tis’ the season to paint the spectacular landscapes of Adams County. Whatever your level, award-winning watercolorist Steve Bleinberger will guide you with personalized tips, and techniques to capture the season’s colors. Bring your favorite photo reference, share in Steve’s landscape/barn/farm shots, or create “from scratch”. Bring your own supplies though the instructor will share his supplies.

Steve Bleinberger

$65 ($75 non-members)

REGISTER

Introduction to Digital Photography

Mondays, October 29-November 19

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)

REGISTER

Hammered Silver Earrings

Tuesday, October 30

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)

REGISTER

The Art of a German Ornament Maker

Thursday, November 1

10-11:30a.m.

In 1958 Resl Lenz conceived and designed the first of her now world-renowned Christmas ornaments: a clear glass ball with a distinctive handmade three-dimensional gold foil angel suspended inside. This class will show how the foil angels are created and you’ll take home your very own personalized angel you have helped to make. The complete line is available at The Christmas Haus. This is an exciting opportunity to learn a German art form from the artists themselves.

Roger Lund & The Christmas Haus

$30 ($33 non-members)

REGISTER

Rocks are Hard: Painting in Watercolor Made Easy!

Saturday, November 3

9-3p.m.

There are rocks galore in scenic Adams County. Let award-winning artist Steve Bleinberger show you how to paint/incorporate rock formations into your next watercolor landscape, along with demos, and personalized instruction. Bring your own supplies though Steve will share his supplies.

Steve Bleinberger

$65 ($75 non-members)

REGISTER

Fused Glass Tile

Saturday, November 10

10-12:30p.m.

Create a 6 by 6 fused glass tile which makes a beautiful stand-alone piece for a window or table or the start of a larger fused glass panel. Choose your colored glass and patterns and bring your design to life.  Come to class with your own design ideas or create a piece from patterns provided.

Leah Wetmore Powell

$42 ($47 non-members)

REGISTER

Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, November 10

1-3:30p.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)

REGISTER

PhotoShop 101

Saturday, November 17

10-Noon

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)

REGISTER

Create a Succulent Pumpkin for the Holiday

Saturday, November 17

1-3p.m.

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)

REGISTER

Bags and Boxes: Create Your Own

Saturday, December 1

10-Noon

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)

REGISTER

Horticulture Therapy: Natural Swags

Thursday, December 6

6-7:30p.m.

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)

REGISTER

MONDAY LUNCH COOKING SERIES

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

Cooking/Baking with Beer and Bacon

Monday, September 24

6-8p.m.

The depth and flavor beer and bacon add to recipes may come as a surprise to you.  Spend the evening with Chef Anna and discover their versatility for yourself.  Beer adds a rich, earthy flavor to soups and depth to desserts and who wouldn’t like to add bacon to their favorite foods?  Learn how to make beer cheese soup, bacon avocado grilled cheese and beer and bacon pecan bars.  Taste your creations with beer pairings selected by Chef Anna.

Anna Robison

$42 ($46 non-members)

REGISTER

Monday Lunch Cooking Class Series with Anna Robison

Mondays, November 1 – Dec 3

11-1p.m.

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

REGISTER

CULINARY

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

Month of Lunches – Taste of America

Mondays, October 1-29

Noon-1p.m.

October 1 – Taste of the Northwest – $15

October 8 – Taste of California – $15

October 15 – Taste of the Midwest – $15

October 22 – Taste of New England – $15

October 29 – Taste of Creole – $20

Chef Subarna Sijapati & Nikki Biggus, Fine Wine Specialist

REGISTER

Taste of Germany: Food and Wine Pairings

Tuesday, October 23

6-8p.m.

German food is rich, hearty and delicious and this time of year is a decadent celebration of fall flavors. Nikki Biggus, Wine Specialist, and Subarna will treat you to an evening of flavor, scrumptious food and wine pairings and history of both.

Chef Subarna Sijapati & Nikki Biggus, Fine Wine Specialist

$50 ($55 non-members)

REGISTER

Creating Delicious Tapas & Wine Pairings

Thursday, November 8

6-8p.m.

Learn to make easy and delicious appetizers perfect for serving during the holidays or anytime. The key is to combine tasty with ease so you can enjoy the party you’re hosting. Includes holiday table decoration tips and party planning. Knob Hall Winery pairings included.

Joylyn Conklin

$41 ($45 non-members)

REGISTER

How to Make Gingerbread Critters

Tuesday, November 13

2-4p.m.

You’ll create designs and work with dough to bring your dough shapes to 3D gingerbread critter life. You’ll create one dough critter to take home and enjoy freshly baked critters to eat after class. Perfect for embellishing gingerbread houses. Yum!

Linda Krut

$30 ($33 non-members)

REGISTER

Let’s Do Dessert

Wednesday, November 14

6-8p.m.

Discover new ideas for delicious, simple desserts perfect for parties or family gatherings.  You’ll make individual portions to facilitate easy, hands-free servings for the host/ess.  You’ll take home 2 servings of each of the 4 desserts made.

Karen O’Dowd

$40 ($45 non-members)

REGISTER

Taste of Spain: Food and Wine Pairings

Thursday, December 13

6-8p.m.

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)

REGISTER

css.php