Lancaster County Art Association



Classes and/or workshops for adults are listed below.

Click HERE for Art Classes for children & teens.

Click HERE for information about our instructors.

Click HERE to download a printable PDF class schedule and registration form.

We continue to follow recommended CDC safety protocols at the time of the class. Currently, masks are optional. This policy may change at any time.
Register at least 1 week in advance of the class or workshop starting date.
In case of bad weather – the instructor will contact student to reschedule the class.

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.

Watercolor with Karen Frattali

Tuesday, 11am – 2pm,
Sept. 13 – Nov. 8 (no class Sept. 27),

This fall is a great time for an 8 week (once/wk) program to enhance our handling of watercolor. There is always something new and different to learn. During this program we will do 3 projects: one landscape, one still life and the 3rd will be the painter’s choice of subject. Students will continue to work with transparent pigments but we will experiment with some opaque pigments as well. As always, the choice of surface will be an ongoing conversation.
Adult, All skill levels.
Supplies: Bring your watercolor materials and equipment. A suggested list will be sent to those who register.

Art class students working on their pieces.

Introduction to Painting in Oil or Acrylic – Carol S. Herr

Saturday, Sept. 24,
$45 / $50 & $15 materials fee
(paid to instructor-1st class)

This one day workshop will give beginners or those who have not tried oils or acrylics before, the chance to. before investing in your own set. Step by step instruction with demonstrations by the instructor. Also, an overview of painting supplies & materials.
Beginner skill level. Adult.
All materials included in the materials fee.

Landscape Painting Plus (oil or acrylic) – Carol S. Herr

Friday, 10am-12pm,
Sept. 30 – Nov. 4,
$95 / $105

This class will focus on landscape, however students may also work on other subjects. Composition, perspective and color mixing will be addressed. Traditional techniques including using an under-painting to enhance your work will be taught. Students will work on their own individual paintings 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,
Sept. 29 – Nov. 3,
$140 / $150

With interest in pastels, there are new colors and surfaces to work on.  We 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 work on exercises - 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. Focus is on personal growth.
All skill levels. Adult.
Students should contact the instructor to review the supplies they currently have

Painting Landscapes & Seascapes in Watercolor – Tony Bonazzi

Monday, 7-9pm,
Sept. 19 – Oct. 24,
$95 / $105 Materials Fee: $7
(pd. to instructor 1st class)

When painting these subjects in watercolor, most beginners may find perspective difficult. In this class, students will complete 2 paintings. Areas covered are perspective, mood, atmosphere and students will learn not to overwork the painting. The instructor will supply a scene already drawn on watercolor paper for this class.
Beginner - Intermediate Skill Levels, Adult.
Materials: Watercolor transparent paints, watercolor palette, brushes (rigger, #4,#12 rounds; & ¾” flats), water container.

Pencil Drawing – Tony Bonazzi

Wed. 7-9pm,
Sept. 21 – Oct. 26,
$95 /$105

This class will help the student learn to deepen their understanding of shape, value and proportion. The goal of the class is to grow in their ability to draw and have fun.
Beginner, Intermediate Skill Levels, Adult
Materials: Drawing Pad (9x12 – Strathmore or Canson), Pencils, Eraser

Fall– Open Studio - Carol S. Herr - $30 / $35 each

Thursday, 4-6pm, Sept. 22
Saturday, 10am-12noon, October 8,
Thursday, 4-6pm, Nov. 10

This informal class allows students to get individual help from our instructor. Whether you are working on your drawing skills, having trouble with a painting or just getting started we will give you help. Take one or take all the open studios.
Adult, any skill levels.
Bring your own supplies and subjects

Fair Weather Painters

LCAA Fair Weather Painters – monitors: Carol Dale

Thursday (or other days), 9am – noon,
LCAA Fair Weather Painters
for each week’s paint out.

Note: We are looking for a volunteer to take over the Plein air group.  Suggested painting sites and emails of artists interested in Plein air will be provided.

Artist working on a painting at Plein Air.

If you love the thrill of painting outdoors, join with them as they meet weekly at various locations. Locations include landscapes, street scenes, gardens, waterways, etc. There is not an instructor, but many of the experienced artists are willing to share their expertise.
An event for each week's paint out will be available on our LCAA Fair Weather Painters Page at: LCAA Fair Weather Painters. A logon to Facebook is not necessary. We strongly suggest checking the page weekly for updates. To sign up for email notifications, send a request to [email protected] with your name, email address and phone (optional).

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.

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 & completed form below 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. 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.
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 this form.