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 payment via the PayPal cart options below. Note: If you are using a mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the page after you select “Add to Cart” to see your order total. You may also call PCCA at 717-567-7023 to sign up! To receive the member rate, you must join PCCA and maintain a current membership.

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.

Gift certificates are available for classes and workshops!

Please select your desired amount and we can email it to you within one week. Gift certificates may be used for classes/workshops or in our galleries toward a purchase of handmade artwork.

$25 Gift Certificate

$50 Gift Certificate

$75 Gift Certificate

$100 Gift Certificate

UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018

DROP-IN ART

Bring the whole family to our free Drop-In Art classes to create projects to take home! Choose one project or several to get your dose of creativity! Free and open to the public. View this month’s projects.

10:00AM-1:00PM
Roseglen UMC Social Hall
722 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon
Cost: FREE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018

DROP-IN ART

Bring the whole family to our free Drop-In Art classes to create projects to take home! Choose one project or several to get your dose of creativity! Free and open to the public. View this month’s projects.

1:00PM-4:00PM
Landis House
67 N. 4th Street, Newport
Cost: FREE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018

FIBER: Intro to Wet and Needle Felting Workshop

Introduction to the basics of wet felting. Students will learn how to make a prefelt using a simple wet felt technique. Using some examples of prefelt, students will then be able to practice needle felting in either 2D or 3D. Students must bring to class a foam block for felting or a felting mat. All other supplies will be provided.

12:00PM-3:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Crissy Miyake
Ages 15 and up
Cost: $65, or $55 for PCCA members
Please register by November 30, 2018.

To sign up, complete a Registration Form and submit your payment below. Note: If you are using a mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the page after you select “Add to Cart” to see your order total. 

Registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

General Rate: $65 


Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $55 


If you select this rate, please be certain you are a current member or be prepared to join our ranks! PCCA members pay an annual fee for special invitations and discounts.

TUESDAYS, JANUARY 8 – FEBRUARY 12, 2019

PAINTING: Landscape Basics for Watercolors

This six-week class is designed for the student who wishes to learn about painting landscapes in the watercolor medium. The fundamentals of foreground, middle ground and background, perspective and simple skies/clouds will be taught. Teaching is on an individual basis. Demonstrations and critiques will be part of the teaching process. Teaching is on an individual basis. Demonstrations and critiques will be part of the teaching process. A supply list is available upon request. Students should have taken our introductory class “Watercolors for Adults” or be fairly comfortable painting in the watercolor medium.

10:00AM-12:00PM, 6:00-8:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Wendy Weyant
Ages 16 and up
Cost: $85, or $75 for PCCA members

To sign up, complete a Registration Form and submit your payment below. Note: If you are using a mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the page after you select “Add to Cart” to see your order total. 

Registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

General Rate: $85 


Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $75 


If you select this rate, please be certain you are a current member or be prepared to join our ranks! PCCA members pay an annual fee for special invitations and discounts.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019

FIBER: Wet Felting for Kids Workshop

Students will pick different colors of roving to layer and learn how to wet felt at least one if not several three-dimensional sculptures including a geode. They will embellish their creations at the end. All necessary supplies will be provided.

1:00PM-2:30PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Crissy Miyake
Ages 5 and up
Cost: $35
Please register by December 28, 2018.

To sign up, complete a Registration Form and submit your payment below. Note: If you are using a mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the page after you select “Add to Cart” to see your order total. 

Registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

Rate: $35 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019

Mindful Ikebana Workshop

Ikebana is a centuries-old art form that calms the spirit, focuses the mind, and trains the eye to find beauty in the natural world. Students will be introduced to mindfulness via several fun activities. Together we will slow down to practice bringing our consciousness into the moment and engage our senses to discover beauty in the everyday objects all around us (often unexpected places). We will then arrange our discoveries to create beautiful displays to take home in a vessel that can be used again and again. All necessary supplies will be provided.

1:00PM-2:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Crissy Miyake
Ages 15 and up
Cost: $45, or $40 for PCCA members
Please register by January 25, 2019.

To sign up, complete a Registration Form and submit your payment below. Note: If you are using a mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the page after you select “Add to Cart” to see your order total. 

Registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

General Rate: $45 


Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $40 


If you select this rate, please be certain you are a current member or be prepared to join our ranks! PCCA members pay an annual fee for special invitations and discounts.

FIRST SATURDAYS BEGINNING IN MARCH 2019

WRITING WORKSHOPS: A Novel Idea – Critique 101

Critique 101 offers up to 25 pages for critique. If what you seek is pure approbation and amazement at your genius, send your story to your family. Otherwise, join our class to receive feedback from up to 20 fellow writers. There’s not an author out there who hasn’t benefited from critique. Authors don’t get a second chance to explain to readers the intention behind their words. Express what you really mean to say, and show, by sharing your work with readers who will comment on and critique plot, characterization, dialogue, setting, and any inconsistencies with grammar, POV, or voice. If you’re writing the first draft or polishing for publication, then this class is for you! Led by published author and editor Catherine Jordan, learn how to critique others, how to receive a critique, and how to see your piece with an editor’s eye.

Critique 101 will be led by Catherine Jordan, author of the horror novels, Seeking Samiel, and The Bookseller’s Secret. She edits and writes in different genres, and is a contributor to TheBurg magazine. Catherine has been a judge for the Bram Stoker Award and for the ITW Young Adult Award. She also facilitates writing courses and has been an instructor in past A Novel Idea workshops.

There is an early bird registration of $260, or $240 for members of Perry County Council of the Arts if you register by November 30, 2018.

Registrations received after that date will be offered at $300, or $35 per session, depending on space. Please register by February 15, 2019. A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures your space.

If you are interested in registering or have additional questions after looking over the materials, please contact us at 717-567-3120 or email jasmine@perrycountyarts.org.

9:30AM-12:30PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Catherine Jordan
Ages 18 and up

Early Bird Registration is Nov. 30, 2018: $260 general, or $240 for PCCA members
Final Registration is Feb. 15, 2019: $300

To reserve your space, please submit a completed Registration Form and your $100 deposit (or full payment, if preferred). See payment links below.

Deposit: $100 

General Rate: $260 


Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $240 


If you select this rate, please be certain you are a current member or be prepared to join our ranks! PCCA members pay an annual fee for special invitations and discounts.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019

Mindful Ikebana Workshop

Ikebana is a centuries-old art form that calms the spirit, focuses the mind, and trains the eye to find beauty in the natural world. Students will be introduced to mindfulness via several fun activities. Together we will slow down to practice bringing our consciousness into the moment and engage our senses to discover beauty in the everyday objects all around us (often unexpected places). We will then arrange our discoveries to create beautiful displays to take home in a vessel that can be used again and again. All necessary supplies will be provided.

1:00PM-2:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Crissy Miyake
Ages 15 and up
Cost: $45, or $40 for PCCA members
Please register by February 22, 2019.

To sign up, complete a Registration Form and submit your payment below. Note: If you are using a mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the page after you select “Add to Cart” to see your order total. 

Registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

General Rate: $45 


Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $40 


If you select this rate, please be certain you are a current member or be prepared to join our ranks! PCCA members pay an annual fee for special invitations and discounts.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019

FIBER ARTS: Rug Hooking Workshop

Rug hooking is both an art and a craft where rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base such as burlap, linen, or rug warp. Students in this workshop will create a small mat while learning the tools and techniques of traditional rug hooking. A supply list is available upon request.

9:00AM-12:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Cost: $50, or $40 for PCCA members
Instructor: Kathy Eckhaus of the Magdalena Rug Hooking Group of Perry County
Ages 16+
Supplies: A hook and loaner frame will be provided. A purchased kit ($75-$90) is required in addition to the tuition cost above.
Please register by March 1, 2019.

To sign up, complete a Registration Form and submit your payment below. Note: If you are using a mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the page after you select “Add to Cart” to see your order total. 

Registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

General Rate: $50 


Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $40 


If you select this rate, please be certain you are a current member or be prepared to join our ranks! PCCA members pay an annual fee for special invitations and discounts.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019

PAINTING: Encaustic Wax & Photo Transfer

Want to take a favorite photo or graphic design and turn it into wall artwork? Learn how to transfer photos onto wax and framed wood. Use your own photos or a sample for this process. You will learn how to apply, fuse and manipulate wax. No experience necessary. Participants wishing to use their own photos must preregister and submit photos 48 hours prior to the start of class.

1:00PM-4:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Michele Randall
Ages 18 and up
Cost: $55, or $45 for PCCA members
Please register by March 29, 2019.

To sign up, complete a Registration Form and submit your payment below. Note: If you are using a mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the page after you select “Add to Cart” to see your order total. 

Registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

General Rate: $55 


Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $45 


If you select this rate, please be certain you are a current member or be prepared to join our ranks! PCCA members pay an annual fee for special invitations and discounts.

COMING IN APRIL 2019

PAINTING: Watercolor Classes for Adults

This six-week class is designed for the student who wishes to work in varied subject genres. You will learn watercolor techniques and how to create dynamic paintings while developing a personal painting style. The fundamentals of good composition, color and value will be stressed. Teaching is on an individual basis. Demonstrations and critiques will be part of the teaching process. A supply list is available upon request.

6:00-8:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Wendy Weyant
Ages 16 and up
Cost: TBA

You may complete a Registration Form to express your interest in participating in a future watercolor class with Wendy.

NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

BASKET WEAVING: Workshop

Construct a basket by weaving reed and other materials.

Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Teena Beutel
Ages 12 and up
Cost: TBD