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.

Beginning Clay Class for Adults: “CLAY HOLIDAY” - Carol Dale

Wednesdays 9 am -12:00
November 9, 16, Dec. 7 
Limited to 8 students.
$75 members,$85 non-members
plus $15 materials fee to instructor.

After learning hand building clay techniques: pinch, slab and coil, students will have the opportunity to make several holiday themed projects under the instructor’s direction, or students may make projects of their own design.
Two classes to make clay projects followed by one class to glaze fired work.
Finished work will be available before Christmas

Open Studio For the Watercolorist - Karen Frattali

Tuesday, 11am – 2pm,
Jan. 10 - 31,

All participants who sign up for this 4 week program will be able to bring any composition and get help developing it. Suggestions about surface, pigments and painting techniques will all be included.
Adult, All skill levels.
Supplies: Bring your watercolor materials and equipment.

Animals in Watercolor – Karen Frattali

Tuesday 11am-2pm,
March 7-28,

We will spend this 4 week program working on the best use of watercolor and depicting our pets and wildlife, including birds.
Adult, all skill levels.
Supplies: Bring your watercolor materials and equipment.

Color Workshop for Painters – Carol S. Herr

Saturday, 10:30am-3:30pm,
Jan. 21 & 28
$80 / $90

Do you have trouble with color? Color mixing can be frustrating for artists of all levels. This workshop will focus on color and how to achieve what you want and need in your paintings. We will work on exercises and develop color charts that students can keep and use as reference in the future.
This workshop is for all levels, adult or teen (16+).
Students should bring their favorite paint and supplies they want to work with, a canvas paper pad or watercolor paper pad (11x14” or larger), pencil, eraser and ruler.

Painting It Green (oil or acrylic) – Carol S. Herr

Saturday, 11am-3pm,
March 11,
$ 35/ $40 & $5 materials fee
(paid to instructor 1st class)

Green can be a difficult color to mix and portray convincingly in your paintings. In this 1day workshop we will work on several small studies utilizing different greens. The instructor will bring several green hues that student’s may try.
All skill levels, adult.
Materials: Bring your usual painting supplies (oil or acrylic) and a pad of canvas paper (11x14 or larger), drawing pencil, eraser.

Passion for Pastels – Dot Stepenaski

Thursday, 9am-12pm,
Feb. 9 – March 16,
$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

Pencil Drawing – Tony Bonazzi

Thursday, 7-9pm,
Jan. 12 – Feb. 16,
$95 / $105 

Students will learn to deepen their proficiency in pencil drawing, seeing shapes, value and proportion to finish a completed drawing. Different techniques will be demonstrated and practiced by the class.
Beginner - Intermediate Skill Levels, Adult.
Materials: 9x12 drawing pad (Strathmore), 2B pencil or a set of pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener. Bring a photo reference to work from.

Pen & Ink – Tony Bonazzi

Thursday, 7-9pm,
Feb. 23 – March 30,
$95 /$105

Students will learn to draw using cross hatching, wavy lines, stippling, parallel lines in this drawing medium. A combination of these techniques will be used to complete a finished drawing. A review of other artists work will help in learning techniques.
Beginner, Intermediate Skill Levels, Adult
Materials: A 9x12 pad of Bristol board, Micron pens or pen quills and a bottle of India ink, Pencils, Eraser, Photo reference.

Beginning Potter’s Wheel – Donna L. Hartman

Wednesday, 1- 4pm,
Jan. 25 – Feb. 15,
$95 / $105 & Materials fee $25.50
(paid to instructor 1st class)

Come, relax and create small clay containers (mugs, dishes, etc.). Start a new hobby – experience a new art form. You’ll learn the fundamentals and details of wheel thrown pottery and glazing your pieces.
Beginner sill level, Adult.
Students should bring 2 old towels, washcloths, wear old clothes and apron.

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).
Note: In case of inclement weather, instructor will contact students & reschedule the class at a later date.

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.