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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Our Project

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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  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 1
     2024-06-12
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 2
     2024-06-19
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience is preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is Continue reading

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  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 1
     2024-06-12
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 2
     2024-06-19
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience is preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Open Studio
     2024-06-15
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward Skill Level: Participants should have completed at least one beginner stained glass panel project (may be with any instructor/venue) and have a desire to improve skills or take on more complex projects. Description: The Stained Glass Open Studio is open to anyone who has worked in glass, who Continue reading

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  • Cloisonné Enameling - Day 1
     2024-06-15
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Cloisonné Enameling - Day 2
     2024-06-16
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Beth deVitry Skill Level: Beginner Learn this ancient technique to make a beautifully finished piece of cloisonné jewelry. Students will learn to apply transparent vitreous enamel on fine silver. Techniques covered will be filing, heating the silver (flashing), doming, wire forming, wet packing, sifting, and grinding enamel, and kiln use. Beginner level is accepted, Continue reading

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  • Creating Unique Greeting Cards with Monotype Printmaking
     2024-06-15
     11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Andrew Reineberg Skill Level: Beginner This workshop will demonstrate the monotype printmaking process. Attendants will learn how to construct and print a monotype using watercolor and specific printmaking ink. This workshop will utilize both a table top printing press and a wooden spoon for a more at home DIY approach. At the end of the Continue reading

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  • Andrew Reineberg
    Andrew Reineberg received his BFA in Printmaking from Millersville University in 2016, but has been making since a child at the kitchen table with his grandparents. He has since taught community classes at local galleries and institutions and shown his work at Millersville University's Sykes Gallery and locally at the Lancaster Museum of Art and various pop-up shows around town.

  • Dendritic Agate Pendants
     2024-06-17
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a one of a one-of-a-kind Dendritic Agate pendant in sterling silver in this new class! Students will dive into the world of jewelry making, specifically focusing on crafting exquisite pieces in sterling silver. Participants will fabricate a prong setting from scratch, adding a personalized touch to their stunning agate Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Texturizing, and Stone Setting
     2024-06-19
     6:30 pm - 9:00 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!  Learn ways to transform sheet metal through soldering with an Acetylene torch, texturizing with metal stamps and planishing hammers, and stone setting in this fun class. All materials are Continue reading

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  • Fanciful Fraktur Birds
     2024-06-22
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor:   Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner For lo, the winter is gone……the time for the singing of birds has come! Celebrate spring with a fanciful Fraktur bird drawing. In this workshop, participants will learn what birds were prevalent here in southeastern Pennsylvania in the 1700s and find connections through Fraktur images. Learn where the polka-dot, Continue reading

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  • Resin & Alcohol Ink Coasters
     2024-06-22
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Megan Hogeman Skill Level: Beginner For beginner or advanced artists, learn how to create 4 one-of-a-kind 4” round coasters with epoxy resin & alcohol inks using various techniques & tricks! Megan will introduce the do’s & don’ts of working with resin & show its versatility as a medium. All materials are included in the Continue reading

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  • Illuminated Letter Fraktur
     2024-06-22
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to use pen and ink to create an elaborate letter in the Fraktur style of the late 1700s. Participants will also have the option to grain-paint their own frame to fit their finished 8×10 piece. Perfect to give as a gift or keep as your own. All supplies Continue reading

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