PCCA offers a variety of classes and workshops including jewelry making, acrylic & watercolor painting, pysanky and dance. Great for a day out with friends or for your own personal artistic enrichment. Upcoming opportunities will be listed here as they become available.

To reserve space in any of these classes, please submit a completed Registration Form and your payment.

It is important to sign up early to let us know you are interested. In the event we do not reach the minimum number of students required, we will issue a refund and in some cases, you may wish to direct your payment toward a future planned class.

UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

THIRD SATURDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 FROM 9:30AM-12:30PM

PUBLISHING – A Novel Idea 102

Get published! A Novel Idea 102 is a year-long class focusing on the business of becoming a successful author. Our faculty members, who have published more than 45 novels in the genres of romance, horror, thriller, fantasy and young adult, share lessons learned over decades in the novel-writing biz.

Third Saturdays | 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
September 17, 2016 – September 16, 2017 (No Class February 18)
Ages 18 & up | Landis House | Maximum 20 students
$250 for the 12-month workshop, or $30 per session depending on space. 

Click here for more details about A Novel Idea.

AUGUST 15, 18 & 19, 2017 FROM 6:00-8:00PM

Drop-In Art at the Perry County Fair

Bring the whole family to the fair and visit the Perry County Council of the Arts booth to participate in free Drop-in Art and create dreamcatchers and corner critter bookmarks. Choose one project or several to get your dose of creativity!

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 FROM 9:00AM-12:00PM

BEGINNING BASKETRY: Berry Basket

Students will learn basic basket making skills by constructing a berry basket using imported reed. Color options are available. All supplies will be provided. Please bring a water bottle.

Teena Beutel | Saturday | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 19 | Landis House | Ages 12 and up
Fee: $45 ($40.50 members)
Please register by August 11 | Limited to 6 students

THIS CLASS IS FILLED

SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 FROM 1:00-4:00PM

Drop-In Art

Newport Public Library
316 N. Fourth Street, Newport

Roseglen United Methodist Church Social Hall
722 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon

Bring the whole family to Drop-in Art to create an autumn wreath, animal finger puppet and yarn bracelet. Choose one project or several to get your dose of creativity!

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SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

POTTERY: Obvara Raku Pottery

Learn the history and variations of Raku pottery and its firing process, create a piece of pottery using hand building methods and participate in a group Raku firing with Todd Tabb of Wildfire Pottery.
 
This workshop will take participants through the process of making pottery from an initial ball of clay to a finished product. During the first class, students will be given a 3# ball of clay to transform into their own pot. Students will then learn different methods of traditional hand building through demonstration and individualized instruction. The instructor will dry the pots thoroughly and bisque fire them before the final class. Students will learn about and participate in a Raku firing to finish their pots, and will take home completed pots at the end of the class.

Todd Tabb | Sundays | Landis House
September 17 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
October 22 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Fee: $70 ($63 members, contact PCCA to receive member rate)
Please register by September 8

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OCTOBER 7, 2017

Drop-In Art

10:00AM-2:00PM
Newport Canal Day
In front of PCCA Gallery, One S. Second Street, Newport

1:00PM-4:00PM
Roseglen United Methodist Church Social Hall
722 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon

Bring the whole family to create a soda bottle bird feeder, paper plate animal mask and pompom pencil topper. Choose one project or several to get your dose of creativity!

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Batik by Kuen Kuen Spichiger

SATURDAYS IN NOVEMBER

FIBER: Nature and Batik Art

Students will learn about the legend of Chinese Miao people, who discovered batik and passed it on from generation to generation. Students will explore the significant meanings of the objects in nature in the Miao culture, such as butterflies, flowers, trees, and birds. They will also appreciate the design and esthetics of batik garments made in dresses, baby carries, blankets and banners for worshipping their ancestors. After the class, each student will bring home 1 to 5 pieces of 12 inches x 12 inches, 100% cotton by using traditional handmade wax pens (made by Miao), beeswax and indigo dye. They can make their batik pieces into framed fabric art, bags, book covers and etc.

Kuen Kuen Spichiger | Saturdays | Landis House
November 4 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
November 11 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
November 18 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Fee: $310 ($279 members, contact PCCA to receive member rate)
Please register by October 20

Kuen Kuen Spichiger will share with students about her travel in Southwest China and how she discovered and learned the traditional Chinese Miao batik. She created a 18-inch x 18-foot long batik scroll and other beautiful pieces during her 40 days of stay with a Miao family. Students will have a chance to look at her batik art closely and create their own pieces in the workshop. Don’t miss the chance to learn this unique folk art from China!

List of provided supplies:

1. Each student will be given a DIY batik kit that they can bring home the non-consumable items (a-d) and the leftover from the consumable items (e-i) after the class. Each kit includes:1. Each student will be given a DIY batik kit that they can bring home the non-consumable items (a-d) and the leftover from the consumable items (e-i) after the class.
Each kit includes:
a) a booklet on step-by-step batik making instructions
b) a batik pendant
c) a wax knife
d) a pair of gloves
e) 5 pieces of 12 in. x 12 in. cotton cloth
f) 100gsm beeswax pastilles
g) 200g of indigo paste
h) 20g of dyeing auxiliary
i) 50g of reducing agent

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NOVEMBER 4, 2017 FROM 1:00-4:00PM

Drop-In Art

Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

Roseglen United Methodist Church Social Hall
722 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon

Bring the whole family to create a pine cone turkey, pumpkin zipper pull and “stained glass” leaf. Choose one project or several to get your dose of creativity!

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