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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  • Mug Making for Beginners - Day 1
    2022-02-25
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Mug Making for Beginners - Day 2
    2022-03-04
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Beginner Get down and dirty in the studio! Learn to make pottery mugs using intro-level hand-building techniques. The instructor will walk through the process step-by-step, offering feedback and tips throughout the process. After the pieces are dry students will learn about glazing techniques and apply their chosen colors. Firing and Continue reading

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  • Have an Avocado Pink Morning
    2022-02-26
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Explore the wonderful world of natural dyes with avocado!  We will be using avocado pits to dye a large cotton gauze scarf a soft pink. Learn about mordants, preparing the dye, and how to care for your naturally dyed scarf. While the scarves are dyeing, we’ll explore the magic Continue reading

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  • Turn a Pen
    2022-02-26
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner Learn to turn a pen using a lathe in this two-hour workshop! Students will choose an interesting wooden blank and a pen kit to complete a unique and functional pen.  Students will learn to safely use a lathe and roughing gouge to shape the wood blank for the pen Continue reading

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  • Offset Gemstone Ring
    2022-02-26
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: All New workshop alert! Learn several metalsmithing techniques in one project. Use the rolling mill to create a one-of-a-kind textured ring band and add an offset bezel set gemstone.  The instructor will have a generous supply of rose-cut stones to choose from. Examples: citrine, turquoise, garnet, sapphire, and kyanite. Learn ring forming, and soldering. Continue reading

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  • Turn a Birdhouse Ornament
    2022-02-26
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner Learn to turn a birdhouse ornament using a lathe in this four-hour workshop! Students will choose from several interesting wooden blanks for making the bird’s nest and roof into a keepsake ornament  Students will learn to safely use a lathe, roughing, spindle, and detail gouges to shape the wood Continue reading

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  • Eucalyptus Magic: Pretty in Pink
    2022-02-26
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Join us to naturally dye a one-of-a-kind scarf.  We’ll use fresh eucalyptus leaves to create a unique pattern on a wool or silk scarf. Through the magic of Eco-dyeing the leaves impart their color to the cloth. And because we will be “cooking” our scarves in avocado dye they Continue reading

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  • Silver Stacking Rings
    2022-02-27
    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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  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    2022-03-03
    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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  • Stamped Bezel Set Pendants
    2022-03-05
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn how to fabricate a bezel set pendant from scratch. Tips on basic metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, soldering, polishing, filing, and bezel setting your stone using the provided gemstone. Students will have the option to include texture and pattern to their pendants Continue reading

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  • Needle Felted Bunny
    2022-03-05
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Join local Fiber Artist and Instructor, Lisa Haldeman to make a cute little Needle Felted Bunny that you can display year after year. No Experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate. About the Instructor: Lisa Haldeman is a local, Continue reading

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