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.
Flameworked Glass Snowmen
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to create cute Flameworked Glass Snowmen in this new class! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple glass pieces utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. This workshop is entirely approachable from a beginner-level perspective and those with some experience Continue reading
Ceramic Angels and Stars
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Donna Lashof Skill Level: Beginner In this creative workshop, students will learn to roll clay slabs, cut out shapes, and put them together in interesting ways to make holiday ornaments. The focus will be on angels and stars, but other shapes will also be available. Students will be able to create 2-3 unglazed ornaments. Continue reading
Stained Glass Snowflakes
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During this one-day workshop, stained glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will share his techniques for creating “snowflakes” from stained glass. Dan will help you through each of the steps from selecting materials, shaping with a grinder, applying copper foil, positioning the pieces, soldering, and finishing. Participants will be able Continue reading
Painted Barn Quilt
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner Create a mesmerizing painted barn quilt in this new workshop with Kathleen Forney! The finished design is on exterior 1/2 inch lightweight exterior primed wood with exterior paint. Students will have a choice of design and colors. The finished design measures 2’x 2′. All materials are included in the Continue reading
Starry Night Pendants
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn and actively participate in the experience of creating your own unique Starry Night pendant through flameworking. Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple Starry Night pendants utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping Continue reading
Glass Flower Pendants
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a beautiful glass flower pendant in this fun workshop! Students will use borosilicate color rods to make their flower pendants. Students will make approximately 2-3 pieces. All materials are included in the tuition. No experience is necessary. Appropriate for students aged 13 and up. Become a member of the Continue reading
Introduction to Glassblowing: Christmas Ball Ornaments
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Join us for an evening introduction to glassblowing and explore the world of glass while learning how to make your own holiday ornaments! Come knowing nothing, leave with lots of knowledge and your own creations. No prior experience is required. All materials are included in the tuition. *** Please Continue reading
Glass Bead Wine Bottle Stopper
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of flameworking while making unique glass beads for a one-of-a-kind wine bottle stopper! Jeweler and flameworker, Jessica Keemer, will teach students the basics of making beads with borosilicate glass, color frit, and color rods. Each student will leave the class with a beautiful wine bottle stopper. Students Continue reading
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to create your own glass suncatchers through flameworking in this new class! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple glass suncatchers utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a Continue reading
Wooly Pinecone Wreath
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner/All Create a unique wreath of wooly pinecones on a 14″ grapevine wreath. Embellish the wreath with berry twigs and a festive bow. Students will learn how to twirl pinecones and pine branches. Please note *** A materials fee of $30 is due to the instructor at the start of Continue reading