The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen offers an array of classes for adults in blacksmithing, glass, jewelry, fiber, wood, and pottery. Our workshops are accessible for everyone, with most being suitable for beginners. We strive to continually connect our Guild members and local artists to the local community through education. Join us for an afternoon or evening and learn a new skill!

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The Guild has installed plumbing to operate our Flame Shop safely for glass workshops. This will create more educational prospects for students and income opportunities for our instructors.

The majority of our students live in Lancaster County as well as our instructors. Our glass instructors bring their scientific knowledge of the discipline making it a true STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) project.

This studio makes possible varied educational classes including marbles, beads, ornaments, jewelry, and more, and expands our workshop offerings for learners aged 12 and up.

The flame shop installation was made possible through funding from The Steinman Foundation.
We are grateful to our sponsors: Tempchek Mechanical Services, UGI, and PNC Bank.


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  • Ultimate Art Camp: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen: Grades 5-9
    2022-07-18
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Ultimate Art Camp: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen: Grades 5-9
    2022-07-19
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Ultimate Art Camp: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen: Grades 5-9
    2022-07-20
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Ultimate Art Camp: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen: Grades 5-9
    2022-07-21
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Ultimate Art Camp: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen: Grades 5-9
    2022-07-22
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ultimate Art Camp: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen: Grades 5-9 Dates: July 18 – 22 Times: 10 AM – 4 PM Meetings: 5 Days: Monday – Friday PCA&D Center For Creative Exploration Instructor: Susan Wheelersburg PA Guild Of Craftsmen Instructors: Kathleen Forney, Susan Burlingame, Lisa Haldeman, and Bob Antonishak Continue reading


  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Texturizing, and Stone Setting
    2022-07-19
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this workshop, students will learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques to help begin their journey of metalsmithing and creating bench fabricated jewelry! Local jeweler, Jessica Keemer, will show students ways to transform sheet metal through soldering with an Acetylene torch, texturizing with metal stamps and planishing hammers, and stone setting. Continue reading

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  • Bezel Set Layered Pendants
    2022-07-20
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this new workshop, students will learn how to fabricate their own bezel set layered pendant to create a one-of-a-kind piece! Students will have an array of 6mm semi-precious cabochons to choose from for their piece. The basics of metalsmithing, soldering, stamping, texturizing, and polishing will be covered in Continue reading

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  • Frit Glass Pendants
    2022-07-21
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of flameworking with frit glass! Students will use crushed-up glass and implode these small pieces of glass into clear glass to make frit pendants. Everyone will make approximately 3-5 pendants and string them onto silk for a complete, ready-to-wear pendant! Cancellation/Refund Policy:  To purchase Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 1
    2022-07-23
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 2
    2022-07-24
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner  A brightly colored stained glass garden stake provides an attractive focal point for any garden, entry point to a home, or even among plantings on a deck. Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Master Artisan Dan Hayward will guide you through creating your own distinctive garden stake.  This is an ideal means Continue reading

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  • Flameworking Glass Beads
    2022-07-24
    10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All Skill Levels Come and explore the world of glass bead-making! From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders, and bicones. Shop maintenance Continue reading

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  • Build a Ukulele - Day 1
    2022-07-25
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 2
    2022-07-26
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 3
    2022-07-27
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 4
    2022-07-28
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 5
    2022-07-29
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Allen Androkites Skill Level: No experience necessary The ukulele is a popular and fun instrument to make and play. This 5-day workshop is an opportunity to build a tenor size ukulele. The style of the ukulele is based on the Martin ukulele with a dovetail neck. You do not need to be able to Continue reading


  • Christmas in July: Glass Icicles
    2022-07-27
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill level: Beginner Learn how to make lovely glass icicle ornaments that can be used year-round! Students will learn the basics of working with Borosilicate and Frit glass while making their very own glass icicles. About the Instructor: Jessica Keemer Jessica is an award-winning artist who is also a Master Artisan of the Continue reading

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  • Fanciful Fraktur Birds
    2022-07-30
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor:   Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner Where did Fraktur artists find their inspiration for the fanciful birds we see in their art of the 1700’s? In this workshop, participants will learn what birds were prevalent here in southeastern Pennsylvania and find connections through Fraktur images. Learn where the polka-dot, checkerboard and various striped patterns came Continue reading

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  • Glass Blown Hanging Plant Holder
    2022-07-30
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner This workshop will involve students bringing life to their curiosity of flameworked glass art and being guided through actively creating their own one-of-a-kind holders for air plants of their choice. The process will depict decoration methods using clear and colored glass, melting and forming the vessel with a torch Continue reading

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