PCCA offers a variety of classes and workshops including jewelry making, painting, basket weaving and rug hooking. 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 your registration. 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.

UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED – Afterschool Printmaking Class (Grades 5-7)

With Teaching Artist Tom Oakes

6 Wednesdays

March 6, 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 10.

(4/24 and 5/1 available as make-up dates).

Students should attend ALL sessions, or PCCA know in advanced if unable to attend a class.

$65 per student, all materials included.

Please select the time option that suits your student.

1:00 – 2:30pm

3:30 – 5:00pm

 

DISCONTINUED 6 – 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Students in grades 5-7 will explore and learn the basic techniques and history of printmaking with teaching artist Tom Oakes! Or as we like to call him, Mr. Tom! This is a 6-week class at Landis House in Newport, PA.

Parents and students can expect an inviting, creative class that will:

+ explore the history and craft of printmaking and how it’s still being used in our world today!

+ learn printmaking vocabulary and skills

+ put those skills to use with projects such as embossing and rubber (linoleum) cut prints!

+ explore the skill of paper making, and craft their own handmade papers to print projects on

+ discuss the basics of composition in a work of art, and other art related terms

+ leave students with an understanding of printmaking and their own unique projects

Location:

Landis House

67 N 4th St

Newport, PA 17074

Members receive a 10% discount by entering their member code at checkout.

Guest parking is available in the Weis store parking lot.

Landis house is ADA accessible. Please use the rear entrance.

Location: Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Tom Oakes

Mosaic Sea Turtle Class

Wednesday, April 17

6 – 8 p.m.

$55: must be 18+ to register

🐢 Learn the Basics of Mosaics! 

💚 Learn to make a beautiful green sea turtle mosaic in this workshop hosted by Amanda from Mosaic Montage. This is a beginner level workshop; no prior experience is needed!

 

During the class, students will get to pick from multiple shades of machine tumbled stained glass to create your one-of-a-kind decorated sea turtle. You will learn the basics of making a mosaic and about the supplies needed to create your work of art. Since the glass is machine tumbled, it is sea glass smooth and safe to handle. You will be able to take your sea turtle home with you at the end of the class.

 

🎟 Limited Spots Available! Reserve Your Seat Now 

Location: Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Amanda Rife – Mosaic Montage

Register Here!

Macrame Plant Hanger Class

Saturday, April 27

1 – 3 p.m.

$55: must be 12+ to register

Unleash your creativity and learn a new skill in our macramé class! These projects are perfect for beginners and seasoned macramé pros alike. All supplies are included in this class. You will learn how to create your own macrame plant holder, about common macrame knots and materials.

About Lindsey:

Meet Lindsey, the creative force behind Why Knot. Based in Harrisburg, PA, Lindsey delved into macrame in 2020, turning a pandemic pastime into a thriving passion. A coffee aficionado and plant enthusiast, Lindsey’s journey from YouTube tutorials to running Why Knot is a testament to creativity and community support. Now, three years in, Why Knot is a flourishing macrame venture, offering wholesale deals, participating in local markets, and hosting workshops. Lindsey extends heartfelt thanks to everyone for being part of this vibrant creative journey! 🌿✨

Location: Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Lindsey Sansoni

Register Here!

Fruit Animals! Watercolor Workshop

Friday, May 10

6 – 8:30 p.m.

$35: must be 13+ to register without accompanying adult

Hannah Smolensky of Owlfeathers Watercolor invites you to bring your creativity with you to paint an animal (birds, bugs, and reptiles welcome too!) in a beginner friendly, fruit-themed style! Participants are welcome to bring their own photographs, animal outlines, or references, however, pre-made animal outlines and sketches will be provided. All supplies included.

Location: Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Hannah Smolensky – Owlfeathers Watercolor

Register Here!

Intro to Pastels with Donna Mitchell

DATES: May 11, 18, 25, and June 1

TIME: 10 AM – 12 PM

Instructor: Donna Mitchell
Location: Landis House
Ages 16 and up
Registration Fee: $165 for non-members.  Members should use their discount code upon checkout to receive 10% off.

Recommended Pastel Sets for students to purchase prior to class.

Rembrandt or NuPastel Pastel Sets of 15 – 30

Examples:

Jerry’s Artarama – Search Results for Pastels (jerrysartarama.com)

Rembrandt Full Stick Soft Pastel Sets | Jerry’s Artarama (jerrysartarama.com)

Prismacolor NuPastel Sets | Jerry’s Artarama (jerrysartarama.com)

Register Here!
Meet your teacher! Donna Mitchell, Pastels Artist.

Botanical Printing

Saturday, June 22

1 – 3:30 p.m.

$50: Open to Teens & Adults 

🌺 Unleash Your Creativity with Botanical Printing! 🌿
 
Explore nature’s beauty through hands-on botanical printing with PCCA Artist Sue Hetrick! Participants will explore eco-friendly transfer techniques with plant pigments onto paper and fabric via steaming or boiling. Discover various native plants, tools of the trade, and techniques in our workshop, then dive in and create personalized prints on paper and fabric! Students will walk away from Sue’s Botanical Printing workshop having created their own bandana!
About your instructor: Sue Hetrick

Sue Hetrick is an experienced botanical print and natural dye artist whose creative journey began in 2010 as a Crafts Marketing Major at Harrisburg Area Community College.

With a deep-rooted passion for the arts, Sue initially explored the realms of clay and glass, skills that continue to shape her artistic identity. However, it was during the challenges of the Covid lockdown that she found a new avenue for expression through botanical printing and dyeing.

Nestled on 22 acres of serene Perry County woodlands, Sue began a transformative period in her artistic practice. Focusing on extracting a blue pigment from the Cotinus plant, also known as Smoke Bush, she delved into the world of botanical printing; a medium that involves the transfer of plant colors and their patterns onto paper and fabric. Sue utilizes native plant varieties in her work, allowing the intricate process to unfold naturally, with the aid of elements such as heat, humidity, mordants, and tannins.

Location: Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Sue Hetrick

Register Here!

Make & Take Jewelry Workshop with Marlene Quigley

Saturday, November 25

1 to 2 p.m. & 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Available to ages 15 plus

Cost: $20 per student

Join us at Landis House in Newport, PA, on Saturday, November 25 for a Make & Take Jewelry Workshop lead by artist, and instructor, Marlene Quigley! No experience is required for this workshop, and all materials are provided.

Students will create jewelry of their choosing while Marlene will be there to help bring your artistic visions to life! Learn basic jewelry making skills while crafting accessories for yourself, or to give as gifts!

Choose from two workshop times: 1 to 2 p.m., or 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Pre-registration is preferred.

Members receive a 10% discount by entering their member code at checkout.

Guest parking is available in the Weis store parking lot.

Landis house is ADA accessible. Please use the rear entrance.

Location: Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Marlene Quigley

Register Here!

After School Clay Class REGISTRATION IS FULL

Please check back for future clay classes! Thank you. 

FREE POTTERY CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOL & CYBER STUDENTS
with Thomas Oakes

WEDNESDAYS BETWEEN MARCH 22 – MAY 10, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
at Landis House

Students will receive one hour of art instruction once a week for six weeks. They will learn and practice making pottery by using a potter’s wheel and through hand building techniques. At the end of the six weeks they will leave with 1-2 pieces of pottery they made!

Class dates are Wednesdays, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3 and May 10, 2023.

Thomas M. Oakes, BA, magna-cum-laude, in Art Education / Kutztown University; Certified Art Teacher-grades K-12; partial Master’s work in Fine Arts and Permanent Art Teaching Certificate through Millersville University. An Independent Artist, Commissioned Artist, Art Teacher, Ceramicist, Artist & Installation Technician. Thomas enjoys creating and teaching in a variety of art mediums from drawing, painting, arts and crafts, printmaking, copper enameling, metal works from jewelry to large steel works, woodwork, ceramics in wheel throwing, hand building, casting, and art history. Thomas teaches and creates through his personal studio, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, and Perry County Council of the Arts.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
9 AM-12 PM
Snow Date: February 26

Rug Hooking for Beginners

Create a small mat of your choice from a list of approved rug hooking kits. You will learn how to design your own rugs, what tools and equipment are needed, and all the steps that are necessary to complete a hooked project.

Instructor Kathy Eckhaus will familiarize participants with traditional rug hooking using wool strips and linen backing and introduce them to the history of the craft in Perry County.

Instructor: Kathy Eckhaus
Location: Landis House, 67 N. 4th Street, Newport, PA
Ages 16 and up
Maximum of 6 students
Registration Fee: $40, or $30 for PCCA members
Please register by February 1.

There are 2 steps to registering for this workshop:
1. Registering for the workshop
2. Ordering your rug hooking kit ($75-$95).

After registering, you will be contacted with kit options that you can order. This is a separate payment.

A hook is provided with your registration fee. You must order your other necessary workshop supplies.

Pre-registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

This is an in-person workshop. Proper mask wearing and social-distancing measures will be in place.

This class is now full.

Holiday Ornament & Cookie Party with Ariana Koch

Saturday, November 18

1 to 2:30 p.m. Ages 5 – 11 SOLD OUT!

3:30 to 5 p.m. Ages 12 – Adult

Cost: $45 per student

Students can make up to 5 unique clay ornaments to keep or give as gifts. Children under 7 will need adult help. All materials, plus snacks are included! Students will be notified 2-3 weeks after the class for project pickup.

Choose from two workshop times:

1 to 2:30 p.m., for students ages 5 – 11 SOLD OUT!

or 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. for students ages 12 – Adult – SPACES AVAILABLE

Students may bring cookie cutters from home with them that they would like to use, but this is not required.

 

Members receive a 10% discount by entering their member code at checkout.

Guest parking is available in the Weis store parking lot.

Landis house is ADA accessible. Please use the rear entrance.

Location: Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Ariana Koch

Register Here!

Holiday Ornament & Cookie Party with Ariana Koch

Saturday, November 18

1 to 2:30 p.m. Ages 5 – 11 SOLD OUT!

3:30 to 5 p.m. Ages 12 – Adult

Cost: $45 per student

Students can make up to 5 unique clay ornaments to keep or give as gifts. Children under 7 will need adult help. All materials, plus snacks are included! Students will be notified 2-3 weeks after the class for project pickup.

Choose from two workshop times:

1 to 2:30 p.m., for students ages 5 – 11 SOLD OUT!

or 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. for students ages 12 – Adult – SPACES AVAILABLE

Students may bring cookie cutters from home with them that they would like to use, but this is not required.

 

Members receive a 10% discount by entering their member code at checkout.

Guest parking is available in the Weis store parking lot.

Landis house is ADA accessible. Please use the rear entrance.

Location: Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Ariana Koch

Register Here!

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

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$50 Gift Certificate

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$75 Gift Certificate

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$100 Gift Certificate

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SATURDAY, MARCH 13
4-6 PM

Virtual Paint Together

Join our FUN, Virtual Paint Together party to learn how to create your own version of this beautiful painting to decorate your home or to give to Mom for Mother’s Day!

Please register by March 1.

Zoom Class – Class link will be emailed after registration.

Instructor: Leah Keilman
Ages 16 and up
Class Fee with Kit: $45, or $40 for PCCA members
Class Fee without Kit: $15, or $10 for PCCA members


Included in the optional Pre-Ordered Supply Kit:

  1. 11 x 14 Canvas
  2. Flat brush size 8 or 10-  approximately 3/4 to 1 inch wide
  3. Round Medium Brush size 6
  4. Acrylic Paints in
    1. Cadmium Yellow or Bright Yellow
    2. Cadmium Red or Bright Red
    3. Pthalo Blue or any Royal to Dark Blue
    4. Raw Sienna or Light Brown
    5. White
    6. Black
Supplies Needed from Home: 
    1. Smock or apron
    2. Water & Cup for brushes
    3. Paper towels

Pre-registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

Sign Up!

POSTPONED:  NEW DATES PENDING

Watercolors for Adults – Beginner Fundamentals

This six-week class is designed for the student who wishes to paint with watercolor. The fundamentals of watercolor tools and techniques will be taught. Students will learn tips and tricks for success with an emphasis on composition, color mixing and value. There will be demonstrations in each class with individual instruction and critiques. If you have never painted before, this is the perfect class for you. If you have experience but need a refresher, come sharpen your skills. A supply list will be provided.

Tuesdays:  May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, and 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Please register by April 28

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. 

Pre-registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

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Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $75 [wp_cart_button name=”Adult Watercolor – BEGINNER – Member Rate” price=”75.00″]
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.

POSTPONED:  NEW DATES PENDING

Watercolors for Adults – Building Blocks

This six-week class is designed for the student who wishes to improve their paintings in the watercolor medium.  Composition, color mixing and painting techniques will be taught.  There will be an emphasis on creating color harmony and contrast in your composition.  Students will work from a photograph of their choice.  Individual demonstrations and critiques will be part of the teaching process.

Students should have taken a previous introductory class with Wendy Weyant.

A supply list is available upon request.

Tuesdays:  May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, & 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Please register by April 28

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. 

Pre-registration is needed for the instructor to begin preparations and to ensure we meet enrollment minimums.

General Rate: $85 [wp_cart_button name=”Adult Watercolor – BUILDING BLOCKS – Nonmember Rate” price=”85.00″]
Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $75 [wp_cart_button name=”Adult Watercolor – BUILDING BLOCKS – Member Rate” price=”75.00″]
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.

Scheduling a NEW DATE

PAINTING: Intro to Intuitive Painting Workshop

Intuitive painting focuses on process over product. This practice reveals inner wisdom through layered painting on canvas. Identify limiting beliefs and replace them with new, expansive beliefs. Have fun recognizing intuitive messages through the painting practice. No prior experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided.

9:30AM-12:30PM
Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Susan Korsnick
Ages 18 and up
Cost: $85, or $75 for PCCA members
Please register.

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 [wp_cart_button name=”Intuitive Painting Workshop” price=”85.00″]
Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $75 [wp_cart_button name=”Intuitive Painting Workshop Member Rate” price=”75.00″]
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 20, 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 April 12, 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 [wp_cart_button name=”Encaustic Workshop” price=”55.00″]
Not a member? Join PCCA and receive discounted rate!

PCCA Member Rate: $45 [wp_cart_button name=”Encaustic Workshop Member Rate” price=”45.00″]
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.

SEPTEMBER 1-25

EXPRESSIVE ARTS: Creative Spirit Fusion Community Residency

Zoom Workshops
Instructor: PCCA Teaching Artist Lara Vracarich (read bio here)
Cost: Free and open to the public

This Creative Spirit Residency offers classes for ALL AGES, in Expressive & Therapeutic Dance, Drumming, Mindfulness, Embodiment Practices, the Creative Arts (writing, visual arts & vocalization) & Circle Work. It aims to provide an opportunity for participants to:

  • Find a deeper connection within themselves, increasing sense of self.
  • Learn self-care techniques.
  • Expand range of motion, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
  • Learn expressive and therapeutic outlets for emotion and stress, through the creative arts.
  • Increase self-acceptance & acceptance of others.
  • Deepen sense of connection in community, tolerance of others & appreciation for diversity.
  • Develop communication, listening, & self-regulation skills.
  • Develop emotional resilience.
  • Experience healthy & fun physical exercise.

Join from the comfort of your home (or yard) via zoom!

Mature Learners (Seniors)  | Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m., September 1, 8, 15, & 22

Take part in self-care movement practices, mindfulness, grounding techniques, and rhythm, to support the body, mind and soul. Classes include: Therapeutic Self-Care: Movement, Embodiment, Vocalization, & Mindfulness; Connection Sessions: Sacred Circle Work, Expressive Dance; and Creative Rhythms: Hand drumming technique/Improv and body percussion (clapping/snapping). Participants are encouraged to explore new expressive and therapeutic outlets, join in a community sharing circle (focused on speaking and listening from the heart), and increase a sense of connection with others.

Women’s Sessions  | Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 2, 9, 16, & 23

Join these expressive body, mind and spirit workshops for women, including: Free Your Spirit© Expressive Arts; Therapeutic Self-Care: Movement, Embodiment, Vocalization & Mindfulness; Connection Sessions: Sacred Circle Work; and Wise WoMoon Spiritual Dancing. Through these sessions, women are invited to journey deep into the core of the self through meditative relaxation and reawaken into warm-ups of guided, and individually inspired, gentle stretching and movement. The journey continues with freeform movement, exploring the elements within, connecting to the energies of the earth, expanding range of motion, and learning new ways of releasing tension through embodied expression. Students will discover the joy and the unending potentials of self-expression, in creative dance, voice, and rhythm, finding unique movement styles and rhythms.

Creative Spark Kids & Family Classes  | Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2

Gather the whole family (all ages welcome!) and discover new ways to connect, communicate, play, and have fun as a family. Have fun, healthy, physical exercise expanding physical range of motion, balancing hemispheres of the brain, gaining coordination and increasing body awareness. Students will participate in: Creative Spark© Expressive Dance & Rhythm; World Dance or Flamenco Dance; Creative Rhythms; and Expressive Arts, Embodiment & Mindfulness.

Teens Only  |  Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25

Discover and explore new avenues of expression through the creative arts, including drumming/creative rhythm, movement/dance, writing, and the visual arts. These practices provide outlets for emotion, increase inner awareness, and deepen sense of self and community connection. Sessions will also explore mindfulness, communication, and self-care. Students will participate in: The Emerging Self© Expressive Arts; Creative Rhythms: Hand Drumming technique & improv, found object rhythms & body percussion; Connection Sessions: Sharing circle; and Mindfulness, Self-Care & the Expressive Arts.

Community Sessions/Celebrations  | Saturdays, Sept. 4 and Sept. 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

Transformational Dance, Rhythm, Vocalization & Visual Arts

Creative Rhythms  | Wednesdays, Sept. 15 and Sept. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

Find your groove with hand-drumming technique/improv, found-object rhythms and body percussion! Followed by a Connection Session (a community sharing circle), focused on speaking and listening from the heart.

Intro to Flamenco  | Tuesdays, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, 7-8:15 p.m.

Learn about the basic origins and evolution of Flamenco Dance, the basic footwork techniques (zapatéado), clapping (palmas), hand movements (floréos), snapping (pitos), and the base rhythms (compás) for a few of the Flamenco families of songs (palos), including 4-count and 12-count rhythms.

Transformational Dance | Saturday, Sept. 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

Combine rhythm, vocalization and and visual art for a transformative movement session.

View Complete Class Descriptions

Please email creativespiritdancer@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

This project was made possible through the Arts in Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts in Education Partner in this region is Perry County Council of the Arts.

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