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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  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    2022-02-10
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Carlo Jury Skill Level: Beginner Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw clay? In this two hour class, students will learn the skills necessary to throw bowls, cups, and cylinders. Each student will have the chance to make several pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. The first Continue reading

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  • Date Night: Glassblowing
    2022-02-10
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Join us for this new and fun date night class! In this workshop, two individuals will get the opportunity to explore the glass medium together. Come knowing nothing, leave with lots of knowledge and your own creations. Shot glass, bud vase, or a holiday ornament are some examples of Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    2022-02-12
    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

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  • Silver Stacking Rings
    2022-02-12
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels During this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to size, fabricate, solder, and finish a complete set of sterling silver stacking rings! Students will also have the option to bezel set a gemstone for one of their stacking rings and patterned or plain wire will be provided Continue reading

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  • Fused Glass Heart Dish
    2022-02-12
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour class, Kathleen Forney, Fused Glass Artist will review the fundamentals of Fused Glass. Students will learn techniques for cutting glass and incorporating that glass into a pattern of their design on a palette of black or clear glass in the shape of an abstract heart  The piece will Continue reading

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  • Date Night: Valentine's Day Mugs
    2022-02-14
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Amanda (Andy) Williams Skill Level: Beginner Come join us in the studio for a fun couples-themed clay class. Learn to make pottery mugs using intro-level hand-building techniques. Couples can choose to make individual mugs for each other or collaborate to create a matching set. The instructor will walk through the process step-by-step, from initial design Continue reading

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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    2022-02-20
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    2022-02-27
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of making stained glass! PA Guild of Craftsman Master Artisan Dan Hayward will introduce participants to the tools and techniques to create works in stained glass using the copper foil method.  The class begins with a safety overview and an introduction to the tools used.  Everyone will practice Continue reading

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  • Bezel Set Rings
    2022-02-20
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to fabricate their own bezel settings, size, and form their rings to create a one of a kind piece! Stone choices will vary. Students are welcome to bring their own stones to set as long as they are no more Continue reading

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  • Pysanky Eggs
    2022-02-24
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner In this two-hour class, students will have the opportunity to learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter eggs. Dyes, beeswax, and a stylus are used to decorate the eggs with traditional Ukrainian designs. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  To purchase a Continue reading

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  • Indigo & Shibori
    2022-02-25
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Learn the basics of Indigo dyeing and Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist technique on cloth. In the morning students will help make an organic indigo vat using local honey and a synthetic indigo vat. While the indigo vat is reducing, they will explore bound, clamped, and sewn Shibori methods Continue reading

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