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Classes meet weekly at the same day and time over a number of weeks, usually 6-8 weeks.

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Workshops are "all day" events which can be scheduled as one, two or even three days in a row. 

CHILDREN

Depending on the time of year, our children's and youth program offerings change. Please check back often to see what's happening for the kiddos
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ALL UPCOMING CLASSES

    • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 8

    A workshop to explore one-point and multiple-point perspective, including bird’s-eye, worm’s-eye and eye-level views. Students will learn to identify and analyze perspective challenges in their art. A homework project between sessions is required.

    Intermediate, Advanced, Adults (18 and older)

    Tuition:  $90 

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. There will be a limit of 8 students, so please register early.

    The supply list will be included with your registration confirmation email. 


    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 0
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    Understanding and using color theory will add a new dimension to your work. In this exciting workshop you will learn about the color wheel and how it relates to your chosen medium of choice. On the first day of the workshop there will be a lecture period followed by a series of color exercises. Through mixing, you will learn how to control the three components of color: value, temperature and intensity. We will also discuss color schemes and their use in painting. Day two will be spent painting several small works putting principle to practice. Students should have some working knowledge of materials. 

    LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced

    TUITION: Members $100 / Non-Members $125

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. There will be a limit of 8 students, so please register early.

    If there is a supply list it will be sent with your registration confirmation email. 

    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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    • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 0
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    Learn to paint portraits in watercolor in a spontaneous style that involves minimal layering and the use of transparent colors. Painting portraits in watercolor can seem like a daunting task, but many of us can't resist the urge to try it. It's so easy to "tighten up" our portrait paintings because of our focus on "getting it right". In this two day workshop we will focus on loosening up the portrait painting process and learning strategies for creating a successful portrait. We will be working from partially pre-drawn portraits (furnished by the instructor), so that we can focus on the painting process. Samples of the paints that are highlighted in the workshop will be provided. This workshop will be a combination of demo and hands-on portrait work.

    All Levels, as long as they have some basic experience with watercolor.

    Tuition:  $150 Members / $175 Non-Members

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. There will be a limit of 8 students, so please register early.

    If there is a supply list you will find it on your registration confirmation email.
    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 0
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    The purpose of this workshop is to expand your creative vocabulary. There are so many techniques, materials and choices to make that we often fall back on the familiar and remain in our comfort zone. Welcome to the world of mixed media where failure is not an option!


    Pack up your Gel Medium and come along on an artistic journey. Join me in exploring new techniques with aqueous mediums. Play with the abstraction of known images, such as still life and figures. Follow along your same artistic path and allow me to show you how to enhance what you already do. Better yet, experiment with techniques that you have never experienced before and enjoy a new form of expression. 


    You’ll be amazed at what you can do with a little collage and some imagination.


    Tuition:  Members $250 / Non-Members $300

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. There will be a limit of 8 students, so please register early.

    If there is a supply list you will find it on your registration confirmation email.

    • Monday, June 28, 2021
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    • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 6
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    This workshop is open to students working in all mediums. A basic knowledge of your chosen medium is required. Personal instruction will be the centerpiece of the class. An emphasis on improving drawing and painting skills such as color, shape, handling edges and more will be the goal.

    Tuition: Members $150 / Non-Members $175

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. There will be a limit of 8 students, so please register early.

    If there is a supply list you will find it on your registration confirmation email.

    • Monday, July 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, July 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 6
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    We will do a deep dive into fantasy worlds to inspire your creations! 

    Explore the world of fantasy through art. Learn to draw and paint wizards, unicorns, magical wands, dragons and potions. Let your wildest imaginations drive you with your drawing and painting in the fantasy world. Limit 10 students.

    AGES: 10-16

    TUITION: $100 (All supplies included. This price is for all students.)


    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required.  There will be a limit of 10 students, so please register early. 

    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 9
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    Intuitive painting is an approach to creativity that focuses on opening to the process and allowing the painting to evolve without preconceived notions of what it should be. Participants are encouraged to let go of rules, judgement, and expectations and play with layers, words, and mark-making. Both playful and profound, intuitive painting opens up a whole new world of personal symbols and meaning. Variations in color, line, texture, and pattern build on one another to create something uniquely yours. Anything is possible and thunexpected is welcome!

    TUITION: $90 Members / $115 Non-Members

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required.  There will be a limit of 9 students, so please register early. 

    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • EMAIL CLASS
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    This is an Email class!

    Discover creative ways of expression and how to leave out traditional art rules. Let loose and find your artistic voice in the comfort of your home. There will be four weekly lessons sent our via email, each Thursday morning. You will receive lessons, handouts, images, guidance, critiques, and more. If you took Susan's last Virtual Email class, you know what fun it was to create. You can continue the fun, for this class has all new lessons! This is not a Zoom class.

    Tuition: $125 Members / $150 Non-Members

    The Supply List (if specified) is included with your class registration confirmation email. 

    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 0
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    This class is an "open studio" geared toward any painter who wants to understand more about painting techniques in acrylic or oil paint. You may bring references on a tablet or set-up a still life in class. I will guide you toward success and understanding, doing what interests you best. Come take a class and see what you are capable of doing!


    TUITION: Members $150 / Non-Members $175


    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. 


    If there is a supply list you will find it on your registration confirmation email.


    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, July 16, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 5
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    Where will we go? Who will we meet? Each day is an adventure! Through stories and images, children will travel through time and across continents. They will learn about diverse cultures and explore a different medium each day to make their own unique works of art inspired by the places we visit. Leave a little extra time Friday at pickup to see their special gallery show-for families only! Children need to bring a snack and beverage. “Dress to mess” (artists of all ages get paint on their clothes).


    AGES: 8-12

    TUITION: $100 (All supplies included. This price is for all students.)


    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. 


    Please, no early drop-off's, the instructor is busy preparing for the class. 


    Photo credit: Inkredo Designer on Unsplash.

    • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM CLASS
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    ONLINE WORKSHOP!
    By the end of this introduction course, first time artists will feel comfortable with different types of pencils and be able to talk about key elements of design. We will start with the basic shapes and create a still life from found objects in your home. Things like line work, different types of shading, and form will be addressed as well as positive feedback and critiques. This course is designed for the beginner artist who doesn't know where to start, who is looking for tools to create and express themselves in future works.

    Tuition:  $50 Members / $60 Non-Members  

    This is an ON-LINE ZOOM class. The instructor will contact you prior to class to provide the Zoom Link.

    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • ZOOM CLASS
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    ONLINE CLASS!
    Learn via Zoom how to create the inviting scenes of summer in this pastel class. Susan will show you how to begin with a strong underpainting using various techniques on sanded pastel paper. With weekly recorded demos you will see how to layer hard and soft pastels to get a beautiful glow.

    Each class will also have a recorded power point presentation covering relativity of color, chroma, complimentary color and painting ‘white’. Whatever medium you work in these concepts will help take your work to the next level.

    To learn more about this instructor, see the ARTIST's WEBSITE.

    Tuition:  $250 Members / $300 Non-Members


    This is a Zoom class. You will receive your Zoom link to attend the class on your registration confirmation email.  

    • Saturday, July 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, August 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 4
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    We will begin this class with a historical overview of Japanese Anime, setting the tone for understanding the genre. Next we cover how to draw the face and head, how to visually communicate emotions and how to draw bodies. This class will teach students how to draw chibi, mecha, fantasy creatures and our favorite Anime characters. This is a basic drawing class that explores materials, types of surfaces and techniques as well. Positive attitude, willingness to learn and love of Anime welcomed!  Ages 10 and Up.

    Tuition:  Members $90 / Non-Members $110 

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. 

    If there is a supply list you will find it on your registration confirmation email.

    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, July 23, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 0
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    LIVE CUTE CRITTERS!
    Young artists will go wild for this camp. We’ve invited some critters to join us one morning, as inspiration for your child to create some unique art pieces. Your young artist will have the opportunity to pet and hold some cute furry and scaly animals. There might be a rabbit, a guinea pig, gecko, bearded dragon, turtle, insect, and even some snakes. Who knows what magical art your child will create?


    AGES: 6-10 years

    TUITION: $110 (all supplies included. This price is for all students.)

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required.

    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, July 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 6
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    This class is an "open studio" geared toward savoring what kids love best!

    T R E A T S!  Kids can draw, paint or collage ice cream, candies, cake, cupcakes, etc. What a fun way to learn colors, value, form, proportions, design, texture, lettering, perspective, etc. Come join the fun and select the perfect treat for you!

    AGES: 6-10 years

    TUITION: $110 (all supplies included. This price is for all students.)

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. 


    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, August 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 10
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    Using a mixed media sketch book, participants will create collages and mixed media pages. Mark making and collage will collide! Your sketchbook is a great place to feel free and inspired! This practice is a skill builder and has helped me to come up with new ideas for finished pieces of art.
    Tuition:  $100 Members/

    $150 Non-Members


    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. 

    If there is a supply list you will find it on your registration confirmation email.  

    • Monday, August 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, August 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 1
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    Who doesn’t love puppies? Your child will learn how to draw, paint and print all kinds of cute, cuddly puppies. In fact, we love puppies so much, we’ve invited some real puppies to join us! Loving Eyes Seeing Eye Puppy 4-H Club will make an appearance so we can draw from real life. Your child will also help the puppy club by creating new donation jars for this wonderful organization.

    AGES: 6-10 years

    TUITION: $110 (all supplies included. This price is for all students.)

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required.

    • Sunday, August 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 6
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    Based on 40 years of experience, Lynne’s goal is not only to share her knowledge of watercolor painting but to encourage you to trust your instincts as you paint. This workshop will focus on figurative and animal subjects. She will address power through design; paint application; the importance of light, mystery, and mistakes; use of white acrylic to enhance details; techniques to make skin tones and techniques to combine elements of abstraction and realism in your watercolor paintings.

    LEVEL: All Levels
    TUITION: $225 Member / $ 250 Non-member

    • Thursday, August 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, August 20, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 8
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    Colored pencil is an enjoyable medium to use for creating art. It is compact, clean and portable. And because we are all used to holding a pencil it is the perfect medium for beginning as well as more advanced artists.


    In this class we will learn to develop a colored pencil painting. Demonstrations and lessons will include application techniques, layering colors, blending methods, and correcting mistakes. We will also discuss paper choices including colored papers and textured paper. The instructor will provide paper for your art and also will have small samples for each student.


    Tuition:  $125 Members / $150 Non-Members


    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required.


    If there is a supply list you will find it on your registration confirmation email.


    • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S Marshall St, York, PA 17402
    • 10
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    All levels, All New Lessons!

    A true mixed media abstract art class.  Discover new ways of art expression.  Students will learn new techniques while experimenting. Keep your work fresh and alive. Let loose and find your artistic voice. Students will create using acrylics, collage, and other mediums. Each art project will incorporate design and color knowledge. *The Art Instructor will share some new art supplies.

    TUITION: $80.00 (ALL)

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing rules apply and masks are required.

    Supply list (if specified) will be provided with your Confirmation Email after registration. 

    • Thursday, August 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, August 27, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 8
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    Contemporary Landscapes in Cold Wax & Oil Paint (Using the palette knife) - beginner to advanced levels. This is the newest medium that most artists want to learn. If you love encaustic, but are afraid of fusing, heat, fumes, etc., this is the workshop for you. Cold wax looks ALMOST like encaustic. You can still texturize, layer, scratch back, make marks, collage, etc.

    Your SUPPLY LIST is included on your REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Please take a moment to look for it upon signing up. Expect LOTS of demonstrations and personal instruction! Any questions? Call Linda's cell: 717-623-2333. You will enjoy this class.


    Tuition:  $200 Members / $225 Non-Members


    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. 

    • Wednesday, September 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 10
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    What happens when you throw out “the rules” for origami of no tape or glue? Find out in this workshop which will present a unique approach to paper sculpture. Christine will share the process, tools and techniques she uses to create her pieces that she calls Paper Meditations. Students will receive step by step, hands on instructions to recreate two of her designs. One will be a folded and glued ornament that will be created with printer paper. The other will be a wreath made with scrapbook paper.
    TUITION: Members $100 / Non-Members $150 

    This is an in-person class, therefore all social distancing and safe COVID19 practices apply, and masks are required. Please see your confirmation email for supply list you will find it on your registration confirmation email.

    See the instructors biography, visit: OUR INSTRUCTORS.

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