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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  • Botanical Jewelry in Precious Metal Clay - Day 1
    2022-03-05
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Botanical Jewelry in Precious Metal Clay - Day 2
    2022-03-12
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Hattie Wesleyk Skill Level: All Come explore the art of precious metal clay and create your own silver jewelry inspired by botanical finds. In this two-part series, you’ll press flowers and leaves into metal clay, which will then be kiln-fired to create 99.9% pure silver jewelry. Each student will leave with their own custom-designed Continue reading

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  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    2022-03-10
    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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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    2022-03-12
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    2022-03-13
    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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  • Hand-built Hanging Planters - Day 1
    2022-03-18
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Hand-built Hanging Planters - Day 2
    2022-03-25
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Andy Williams Skill Level: Beginner Bring some spring into your living space! Create a vessel for a miniature vertical garden or a favorite house plant. Students will learn to make a pocket-style pottery planter using intro-level hand-building techniques. The instructor will walk through the process step-by-step, offering feedback and tips throughout the process. After Continue reading

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  • Silver Stacking Rings
    2022-03-19
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels During this 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 for your Continue reading

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  • Needle Felted Sheep
    2022-03-26
    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 Sheep 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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  • Bezel Set Rings
    2022-03-27
    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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  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 1
    2022-04-09
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 2
    2022-04-10
    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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  • Build a Ukulele - Day 1
    2022-07-11
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 2
    2022-07-12
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 3
    2022-07-13
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 4
    2022-07-14
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Build a Ukulele - Day 5
    2022-07-15
    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