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

Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesdays, January 2-30

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.  Feel free to drop in for $15 per session!

Brenda Insalaco, 200-RYT

$55 ($65 non-members)

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Tai Chi Chih

Tuesdays, January 22-March 12

9:30-10:30a.m.

T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness practice designed to enhance awareness, inner stability, and balance.  Studies using evidence-based research show positive effects on the immune system, arthritis, depression as well as other physical, mental and emotional aspects of life.  The movements are done slowly standing or seated.  It is not a martial art nor is it a religion.

Margery Erickson

$85 ($95 non-members)

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Yoga Nidra – Guided Meditation

Wednesday, January 30

9:30-10:45a.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 and is appropriate for anyone looking to find a bit of peace.

Misty Stillman 500 E-RYT 

$15 ($20 non-members)

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POTTERY

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Saturday, January 12 – February 2

10a.m.-Noon

If you’ve 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)

Jack Handshaw

$120 ($132 non-members)

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VISUAL ARTS

Organize, Simplify & Energize: Bullet Journal

Saturday, January 5

10a.m.-Noon

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.

Karen Hendricks

$25 ($28 non-members)

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Zen Art Paint Night: Lotus Theme

Thursday, January 10

6p.m.-8:30p.m.

The lotus flower is associated with purity and beauty.  Paint your very own beautiful flower to create a tranquil spot in your home or office.  Step by step instructions and personalized attention make this a perfect class for any skill level.

Marie Smith

$36 member/non-member, glass of wine included.

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The Wonder of Colored Pencil

Friday’s, January 11-February 15

10a.m.-Noon

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

$128 ($140 non-members)

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Hammered Silver Earrings

Tuesday, January 15

6p.m.-8p.m.

Learn how to cut your sterling metal pieces into shapes you’d like to wear and learn how to soften the edges and texturize/hammer your design.  Your finished earrings will look fabulous and uniquely yours.  Wear them home. 

Susan Henry

$36 ($40 non-members)

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Intro to Digital Photography

Monday’s, January 21-February 11

6-8 p.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-member)

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Playing with Watercolor Techniques

Tuesday, January 22

6-8p.m.

Create a painting (realistic, landscape, abstract) of your choosing using a variety of watercolor techniques with materials to include rubbing alcohol, salt, dry brush, and rubber cement along with your basic watercolors.  Fun!

Erica Werntz

$36 member/non-member, includes a glass of wine

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CULINARY

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

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)

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Ice Dinner: Food and Wine Pairings

Friday, January 25

6-8p.m.

Enjoy a five course dinner and flights of wine with a winter theme.  You’ll be transported to other regions and parts of the world that are known their wintry faire.  Discover the history of these regions and what make the dishes and wines so special.  The evening will include a special ice carving by Subarna.  You don’t want to miss this unique and sumptuous event.

Subarna Sijapati, Nikki Biggus

$50 ($55 non-members)

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DANCE

Tap Dance

Wednesday, January 23 – February 27

6-7p.m.

You will have fun while improving 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.

Rachel Smith

$65 ($70 non-members)

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