Art Classes at the
Lancaster County Art Association


Classes and/or workshops for adults are listed below.

Click here for the Children’s Schedule of Classes and information about the Winter Art Camp. 

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Note: Students under the age of 18 cannot take adult classes unless it is specified as accepting children or teens in the class description. In addition, ages for those 18 and younger must be provided on our class registration form

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Critique & Correct-(watercolor) – Karen Frattali

Tues. 12-3pm
Jan. 8, 15, 22
$70 / $80 

Participants may bring a selection of work for brainstorming and to implement improvements. A beginner lesson plan will also be available.

All skill levels, adult. 

Painting Portugal in Strasburg PA- (watercolor) – Karen Frattali

Tues. 12-3pm
March 5 – 26
$90 / $100 

In this class students will choose from Karen’s favorite trip photos to achieve unique watercolor compositions. Students may also use their own travel photos if they prefer.

All skill levels, adult.

Experimental Wet Watercolor – Henrietta Holton-Thomas

Saturday, 9am-1pm,
Feb. 16,
$30 / $35

This one-day workshop will focus on experimentation with a wet and loose technique. Students will build several layers of colors, then add subject matter and details as the paper dries. This workshop is for all levels, adult.

Supplies needed: watercolors, large, medium and small brushes, several pieces of lightweight and heavyweight watercolor paper.

Painting the Winter Landscape – Carol Herr

Carol Herr

Friday, 9:30am-12noon,
Feb. 15 – March 22,
$115 / $125

 This class for oil or acrylic painters will concentrate on the winter landscape, however students may do other subjects. Composition, color mixing and perspective will be addressed. Special emphasis on painting snow and winter trees. Each student will work on their own individual pieces with help from the instructor.

All skill levels, adult. A materials list is available. Bring a photo to work from or borrow one from the instructor.

Passion for Pastels – Dot Stepenaski

Thursday, 9am-12pm,
Jan. 17 – Feb. 21
$115 / $125 & $5 materials fee (pd. to instructor)

Thanks to a growing interest in pastels, there are new colors and surfaces to work on.  This class will work with color as value.  When you have a solid understanding of value, you can paint any subject, landscape, portrait or still life.  Students who are new will begin working on exercises with how to handle pastels, value and build colors, then work on a painting.  Those with more experience will be challenged according to their skill level.

All skill levels. Adult. Students should contact the instructor to review the supplies they currently have.

LCAA Plein Air Thursdays – monitors: Marita Hines, Carol Dale

Thursdays, 9am – noon,

Artist working on a painting at Plein Air.

Do you love the thrill of painting outdoors? The meetings of the Plein Air group will resume April 25th. The group will meet at a different location each week, weather permitting, to paint and draw from life-landscapes, street scenes, gardens and waterways, etc. An entrance fee may be required at some locations. There is not an instructor, however a lcaa monitor will be on hand at each location.

An event for each week's paint out will be available on our LCAA Plein Air Facebook Page at:  A logon to Facebook is not necessary. We strongly suggest checking the page weekly for periodic updates. If you prefer to get email notifications regarding the events, go to the LCAA Plein Air Thursdays Facebook page and "Send Message" with your name, email address and phone (optional). No need to resend the contact info if you were on last year's email list.

Understand that we are unlikely to cancel a Plein Air event due to a weather forecast. Just know that some artists are more adventurous than others. Dig out your paints and see you at one or all of our new Plein Air events!

Plein Air Tips

Dress for the site. Experienced outdoor artists wear breathable clothes--long-sleeve shirts and long pants to protect against ticks. A brimmed hat will keep the sun out of your eyes.

Bring snacks and drinking water.

Bring a plastic bag for trash and rags/paper towels for clean up. We must leave the area the way we found it.

For oil/pastel painters, you may want to bring a cardboard box lid to keep wet paint off your car's interior.

First-time Plein Air painters may want to bring items they already have in lieu of purchasing expensive equipment right off the bat. Come with a chair and small table (a foldable bench works)--items that are easy to carry. You'll see a variety of setups used by artists that will make you a more informed buyer when the time comes to invest in equipment.

Bug spray and sunscreen come in handy.

Don't forget all of your painting supplies--paper, canvas, medium, paints, brushes, etc. Make a list so you don't get to the painting location and realize you're missing something important.


Basic Drawing 2 – Sam Mylin

Monday, 7-9pm,
Jan. 14 – Feb. 18,
$90 / $100

This drawing class will explore the basics of art through additional media such as ink, pastel, crayon and more! Sign up for another artistic adventure.

Beginner / Intermediate skill levels. Adult & Teen.

Materials: sketchbook, pencils, color pencils, erasers, straight edge, drawing board.

A Sam Mylin Carticature

Cartoon & Caricature – Sam Mylin

Monday, 7-9pm,
Feb.25-April 1
$90 / $100

This class will introduce the basics of cartooning and caricature. Everything and anything can be a cartoon. Join us to explore this world and look at everything in a different and fun way!

Beginners and all skill levels. Adult, Teen.

Materials: Pencils, Markers, Eraser, Paper, Drawing Board.

Ceramics, Sculpture, Fine Crafts

Clay Fun – Marilyn Morrison & Pat Reed Nute

Throwing a pot on a wheel.

Thursday, 10-1pm,
Feb. 28 – March 21,
$90 / $100 &
$16- $20 materials fee (pd. to instructor 1st class)

Come enjoy learning hand-building or throwing on the wheel and make clay pieces which are uniquely yours. You decide what you want to make and our instructors will show you how. Spring will be here soon – you might want to make something for your garden.

All skill levels, adults. Supplies available at the class, cost depends on the sizes of the items made. Includes glazes and firings.

Henrietta Holton-Thomas

Sculpture Workshop – Henrietta Holton-Thomas

Saturday, 9am-1pm,
Jan. 19,
$30 / $35

This workshop focuses on the rudiments of sculpture, 3-D shape, and viewing form in space, using self-hardening clay withceramic techniques. Building simple shapes of human, animal, organic or abstract forms, we will turn frequently.

All skill levels. Adult.

Materials: A box of self-hardening clay (Amaco or Sculpture House, check for softness), tools (pairing knife, wood shaped or wire headed sculpture tools), board to work on, clear plastic bag to cover piece, material-like sheeting to wipe hands and wrap sculpture, and a plastic container for water. Reference photos of subject matter.

Introduction to Needle Felting – Kristin Glowacki

Saturday, 1-4pm,
Jan. 26,
$25 / $30 & $10 materials fee (pd. to instructor-1st class)

Needle felting is one method of felting wool. In this 3 hour class you will learn the basics. This is a hands on class where you will create and finish a 3D mushroom sculpture. You will be encouraged to use your imagination while using these techniques to sculpt a fantasy or realistic mushroom of your own design. Summon your inner child, have fun and take home a one of a kind wool sculpture.

Beginner skill level, adult. Supplies included in the materials fee.

Glass-On-Glass Mosaics – Sukey Starkey

Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm,
Feb. 2 & 3,
$90 / $100 & $25 materials fee (pd. to instructor-1st class)

Sample of Glass-On-Glass Mosaic

This class is for those who’ve always wanted to try mosaics. Students will design and create a glass-on-glass mosaic using a variety of transparent stained glass shapes, baubles, etc. We will learn to use several glass cutting tools to make specific shapes. Finished pieces will be framed and suitable for window display. Day 1: Creating / Gluing Day 2: Grouting / Cleaning

All skill levels, adult. All supplies included in the materials fee.

Additional Information

Prices listed by LCAA member / non-member.

Materials fees are paid separately to the instructor at the first class. Payment for class fee is due upon registration, at least one week in advance of starting date.

Send payment to the LCAA, 149 Precision Ave. Strasburg, PA 17579 or call 717-687-7061. Please include your name, address, phone, email, age (for children) & list the classes you will be attending.

The LCAA charges a $35 fee for all returned checks.

Classes may be cancelled if minimum enrollment of 5 students is not reached & payment returned to student.

Students under the age of 18 cannot take adult classes unless it is specified as accepting children or teens.

Classes may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inclement weather. The instructor will contact students about changes to the schedule.

Students are responsible for purchase of supplies needed for class unless provided by the instructor.

Withdrawal – before class begins, a $10 fee is charged, but the remainder of the fee will be returned. After the first class, a reimbursement of 50% of tuition will be returned. There is no reimbursement for other missed classes. Student must contact the LCAA office about withdrawal from class in a timely manner.