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

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

Please complete registration and submit payment.




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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Batik by Kuen Kuen Spichiger

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

FIBER: Nature and Batik Art 1-Day Introductory Workshop

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 1-day introductory workshop, each student will be able to master the wax-printing technique by using handmade wax pens (made by Miao) and beeswax. They can continue to practice their skill at home and then finish the batik making process. A step-by-step complete guide with indigo paste, dyeing auxiliary and reducing agent, which are the major materials will be included in the DIY kit.

Kuen Kuen Spichiger | Saturday | Landis House
November 18 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fee: $150 ($140 members, contact PCCA to receive member rate)
Please register by November 3

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-g) and the leftover from the consumable items after the class.
Each kit includes:
a) a booklet on step-by-step batik making instructions
b) a wax knife
c) 2 pieces of 12 in. x 12 in. cotton cloth
d) 100gsm beeswax pastilles
e) 200g of indigo paste
f) 20g of dyeing auxiliary
g) 50g of reducing agent

Please complete registration and submit payment.




DECEMBER 2, 2017

Drop-In Art

10:00AM-1:00PM
Roseglen United Methodist Church Social Hall
722 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon

1:00PM-4:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

Bring the whole family to create a ribbon bookmark, canning lid Christmas ornament Sculpey ornament. Choose one project or several to get your dose of creativity!

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JANUARY 6, 2018

Drop-In Art

10:00AM-1:00PM
Roseglen United Methodist Church Social Hall
722 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon

1:00PM-4:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

Bring the whole family to create an egg carton snowman, soda bottle snowflakes and a tin can snowman. Choose one project or several to get your dose of creativity!

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FEBRUARY 3, 2018

Drop-In Art

10:00AM-1:00PM
Roseglen United Methodist Church Social Hall
722 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon

1:00PM-4:00PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport

Bring the whole family to create a paper heart wreath, glue batik and a heart tassel necklace. Choose one project or several to get your dose of creativity!

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