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YAA offers four Educational Sessions per year.
Our 2022 Session dates are:

Winter: Jan 3 - Apr 2nd (Registration Opens, Nov 1)
Spring: April 4th - June 30th (Registration Opens, March 7th)
Summer: July 5th - Sept 3rd (Registration Opens, May 2nd (Apr 22 for Kid's Art CAMPS)
Fall: Sept 6 - Dec 16th (Registration Opens, Aug 1)

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If the registration says "closed," registration may not have opened yet or the class has already started. Check the start date. Please call the office if you'd like to join a class that is already in progress.

CLASSES

Classes meet weekly at the same day and time over a number of weeks. We offer a variety of mediums and levels to suit all artists. Our seasonal (winter, spring, summer, fall) sessions begin with classes for 8 weeks, then workshops follow for 4 weeks. During the summer months, YAA offers adult workshops in June and August, to make space available for Kids ART Camps for the month of July.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops are "all day" events which can be scheduled as one, two or three days/evenings in a row. Well known artist's come from near (and far) to teach with us during our workshop months. Come hang with us in the studio for an intensive and fun experience!

CHILDREN

Depending on the time of year, our children's and youth program offerings change. We currently offer weekly Art Classes for homeschoolers and our Kid's Summer Art Camps run in the month of July. Please check back often to see what's happening for the kiddos at YAA!

Cancellation, Refund and Closure Policy.

York Art Association follows the York Suburban School District cancellation schedule. If they are closed, we are closed. See WGAL for closure updates. You may also reach out to your instructor by replying to your registration confirmation email.

Spring 2022 schedule

Download a PDF of the SPRING SCHEDULE, or scroll down to view the complete schedule.

CURRENT SCHEDULE

    • Thursday, April 07, 2022
    • Thursday, June 02, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    PORTRAIT DRAWING with Van Pafchek, THURSDAY'S 1-4PM 

    In this course, students will learn to draw realistic portraits from life using a classical-realist approach. Class will consist of cast drawings, master copies and drawing from a live model in addition to demos, group and individual critiques and brief lectures. Through these modes of study, students will learn the anatomy and structure of the head and upper body, sighting techniques used to create accurate line drawings, shading techniques used to reveal form, and will ultimately develop the 

    methods and skills necessary to creating a finished, accurate portrait drawing. All levels welcome. The model fee is included with your tuition payment. (update: NO class on 4/21, last class is 6/2) 

    TUITION: $200 MEM / $225 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Saturday, April 09, 2022
    • Saturday, May 28, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    EXPLORING THE ART OF COLLAGE (ages 5-8) with Kate Rush, SATURDAY'S 10:30-12PM 
    Students will learn about various types of collage art and create four unique collage pieces. These will include a traditional picture collage, a mixed media collage, a mosaic and an assemblage collage. Throughout the duration of the class, students will learn to tell stories using pictures and apply a variety of compositional concepts to their work. TUITION: $95 ALL
    (To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED)

    • Saturday, April 09, 2022
    • Saturday, May 28, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    CHILDREN'S DRAWING & PAINTING (ages 8-12) with Jessie Groft, SATURDAY'S 1-2:30PM

    Basic drawing and painting techniques. Suitable for kids who have an interest in art and would like to explore different mediums and artists. Focus will be on becoming familiar with basic drawing tools such as pencils and charcoals, as well as exploring other color mediums such as pastels, watercolor and acrylics while learning about specific artists in history. 

    TUITION: $95 ALL
    (To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED)

    • Monday, April 11, 2022
    • Monday, June 06, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    DYNAMIC ACRYLIC PAINTING with Brett Greiman, MONDAY'S 6-8:30PM 

    Students will be introduced to an understanding and creative utilization of the unique characteristics of acrylic paints and this class is for beginners as well as being valuable for anyone who’s tried acrylics but seeks a more in-depth knowledge of the medium. Knowledge will be shared on making informed buying decisions with acrylics and brushes. Brett will introduce students to his “modern grisaille” technique and the importance of value contrasts in your work. Also, techniques of layering as well as dry brush, wash, and glazing techniques. Learn what brushes work best. Knowledge of various gel mediums for special effects will be shared. Learn about the power of color and how to use various color contrasts to make paintings that grab attention and sell! Information on how to preserve your work will also be covered. Instructions will be shared for how to create an acrylic mural. Brett is a Pennsylvania Arts in Education artist in residence and is well known for his patient and empathetic approach to teaching art. TUITION: $175 MEM / $200 NON-MEM (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Saturday, June 04, 2022
    • Sunday, June 05, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    IMAGE TRANSFER WORKSHOP with Jane Wolfgang

    Discover multiple methods for making and using image transfers in a mixed media work. Transfers are a valuable resource for incorporating representative imagery into your abstract work and each method provides a unique look. Mixing techniques with different surfaces makes it even more fun. Topics covered include applications for image transfers (focal point, pattern, theme), choosing and preparing images, materials and techniques for the transfers as well using altered photos as stand-alone artwork and or to be used in a collage. TUITION: $150 MEM / $175 NON-MEM
    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Monday, June 06, 2022
    • Wednesday, June 08, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 13
    Register

    LUMINOUS WATERCOLOR with Lynne Yancha

    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. Lynne will work one on-one with each student addressing each student’s needs and will present numerous demonstrations based on the students’ requests. 

    What to expect if you are new to this workshop:

    1. To benefit the most from this workshop, you should have a basic knowledge of watercolor (beginners are welcome!)
    2. You are encouraged to bring your own photograph reference (5x7 or larger and clear) or use one of the references available during the session.
    3. You will work at your own pace - each student will receive individualized instruction.
    4. Don’t worry if your supplies are limited - Lynne will help you get the most of the materials you have.

    TUITION: $225 MEM / $250 NON-MEM
    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 
    • Thursday, June 09, 2022
    • Friday, June 10, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 10
    Register

    STILL LIFE FLOWERS & LANDSCAPES IN ACRYLIC with Will Harmuth

    Richer, Brighter, More colorful flower painting in still life and landscape painting.   Nationally known acrylic artist Will Harmuth, as showcased in Acrylic Today Magazine, will discuss and demonstrate his personal method of painting flowers and use of acrylics to produce paintings that contain energy and life!  Bring your acrylics and work alongside Will during this two-day workshop and discover his secret techniques using acrylic paints painting flowers in still lifes and landscapes.  Demonstrations and mentoring you in a new level of freedom in your work.  Bring your subjects/photos/research….and let’s give ourselves the permission to let go and go forward with our work. 
    TUITION: $275 MEM / $300 NON-MEM
    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 12
    Register

    USING FOCAL POINTS IN ABSTRACT PAINTING with Andi Simpson
    The focal point of a piece of art is the main thing that you want the viewer to see or understand. Everything else becomes a supporting character visually. In this workshop we will review 5 of the common examples of creating focal points in your abstract art. We will explore techniques and brush over classic composition. 
    Not every design needs a focal point. We often use all over pattern to enhance, provide depth and texture. But if you are trying to communicate an idea or want a resting place for the eye you will want to create focal points. One of the best ways to understand focal points is to look for them in your everyday surroundings.The workshop will consist of demonstrations, creating samples of each technique, and short critiques.The workshop is open to all levels of painting. Students will be working with acrylic paint. 
    TUITION: $150 MEM / $175 NON-MEM
    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 16
    Register

    COLLAGE CONTINUED with Susan Davitti Darling
    This is more or less an open studio in collage. However, in this class you will be working on further developing your own style. We all have our own style. We will be creating our own printed paper, using a Gelli plate. These papers will be what we use in our collage process, along with collage fodder and stash of papers.  I will make a list of ten small assignments to start us off. You may pick and choose one or several. Be prepared for further exploration and play in this medium.
    TUITION: $150 MEM / $175 NON-MEM 
    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Thursday, June 23, 2022
    • Friday, June 24, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 13
    Register

    PLEIN AIR FOR THE STUDIO ARTIST with Julie Riker

    This class is for studio painters who need a nudge to take it outside. Nationally recognized Plein Air artist, Julie Riker, will discuss basic things that make Plein air different from studio painting. She will show you how to design an interesting composition from what is in front of you. Beyond that it will evolve in whatever direction the group needs. We will meet on location at a park in York County. 

    TUITION: $150 MEM / $175 NON-MEM 
    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 17
    Register

    OIL PASTELS FOR BEGINNERS with Kate Rush

    Pastels can be intimidating at first, but they don’t have to be! This workshop is for those who are new to painting, or new to using oil pastels in their work. Students will spend two sessions getting a feel for the medium, and creating a rendition of one of the pieces from Van Gogh’s “Sunflower” series. Come explore your artistic potential, and have a lot of fun doing it! TUITION: $100 MEM / $125 NON-MEM 

    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    • Friday, July 08, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 3
    Register


    Marine Life Art Adventure
     (ages 5-8yrs) with Jessie Groft
    July 5th-July 8th from 9:30-12pm

    A jellyfish that never dies? Seahorse dads that give birth? Octopus that wear armor? Let’s learn some amazing facts about marine life and get inspired to create some colorful works of art!

    Tuition: $100 (Supplies are included.)

    • Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    • Friday, July 08, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 11
    Register

    Seeking & Creating Art in Nature (ages 9-12 yrs) with Kate Rush
    July 5th-July8th from 1-3:30pm

    Young artists will learn about nature and how to incorporate elements found in the environment into their artwork.  They will have the opportunity to experiment with leaves and flowers as inspiration. Students will explore the natural beauty and symmetry  found in nature and translate that into their own creations.

    Tuition: $100 (Supplies are included.)

    • Wednesday, July 06, 2022
    • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 5
    Register

    Cartoon Trifecta! Anime, Superheros & Fantasy Creatures (ages 12 & up) with Brad Gebhart 
    July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th (6-8pm)

    This drawing workshop will teach you how to draw and color your favorite anime, superheroes and all forms of fantasy creatures.  Ages12-adult. Meet other like minded artists. Imagination and willingness to learn required.

    Tuition: $100 (Supplies are included.)

    • Monday, July 11, 2022
    • Thursday, July 14, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 0
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    The Art Zoo with Reptile Smiles (ages 5-8yrs) (Nicole Osborne)
    July 11th-14th, 9:30-12pm

    Artists will learn about and engage with different reptiles each day of camp! After learning and interacting with the animals, students will create animal and nature inspired work with a different medium each day, including drawing, painting, collage, and pastel. Students will gain an appreciation for animals, nature, and a variety of awesome art skills and techniques!

    Tuition: $100 (Supplies are included.)

    • Monday, July 11, 2022
    • Thursday, July 14, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 7
    Register

    The Art Zoo with Reptile Smiles (ages 9-12yrs) (Nicole Osborne)
    July 11th-14th, 1-3:30pm

    Artists will learn about and engage with different reptiles each day of camp! After learning and interacting with the animals, students will create animal and nature inspired work with a different medium each day, including drawing, painting, collage, and pastel. Students will gain an appreciation for animals, nature, and a variety of awesome art skills and techniques!

    Tuition: $100 (Supplies are included.)

    • Monday, July 18, 2022
    • Thursday, July 21, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 7
    Register

    Seeking & Creating Art in Nature (ages 5-8 yrs) with Kate Rush
    July 18th-July 21st from 9:30-12pm

    Young artists will learn about nature and how to incorporate elements found in the environment into their artwork.  They will have the opportunity to experiment with leaves and flowers as inspiration. Students will explore the natural beauty and symmetry  found in nature and translate that into their own creations.

    Tuition: $100 (Supplies are included.)

    • Monday, July 18, 2022
    • Thursday, July 21, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 12
    Register

    Visual Journaling (ages 11-15yrs) with Jane Wolfgang
    July 18th-21st, 1-3:30pm

    Simply put, an art journal is a book in which you combine art and words to express yourself.That’s it! Artists through the centuries have kept notebooks in which they sketched, practiced, experimented, and recorded themselves. Why not try it! Learn several painting and collage techniques to bring your thoughts to life! Journal will be provided. Techniques using stencils, rubber stamps, alcohol inks, watercolors, pastels, acrylic paints, image transfers and more.

    Tuition: $100 (Supplies are included.)

    • Monday, July 25, 2022
    • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 5
    Register


    Marine Life Art Adventure (ages 9-11yrs) with Jessie Groft
    July 25th-July 28th from 9:30-12pm

    A jellyfish that never dies? Seahorse dads that give birth? Octopus that wear armor? Let’s learn some amazing facts about marine life and get inspired to create some colorful works of art!

    Tuition: $100 (Supplies are included.)

    • Monday, July 25, 2022
    • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 15
    Register


    Marine Life Art Adventure (ages 12-15 yrs) with Jessie Groft
    July 25th-July 28th from 1-3:30pm

    A jellyfish that never dies? Seahorse dads that give birth? Octopus that wear armor? Let’s learn some amazing facts about marine life and get inspired to create some colorful works of art!
    Tuition: $100 (Supplies are included.)

    • Wednesday, August 03, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 12
    Register

    ADDITIVE AND SUBTRACTIVE MARK MAKING IN CHARCOAL with Chris Bohn Artists of all levels will work from a high-contrast still life setup to create a painterly black and white 18”x24” drawing using charcoal and eraser. All supplies will be provided, including a mat to frame the work! Techniques for building deep shadows and shimmering highlights will be taught, while artists capture the structure and geometry of the subject.  TUITION: $60 MEM / $75 NON-MEM All Supplies included.

    (To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Friday, August 05, 2022
    • Sunday, August 07, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 15
    Register

    ABSTRACT COLD WAX AND OIL with Linda Benton McCloskey  Beginner to professional instruction. You will learn everything I know about cold wax. It has become my favorite medium. This is an “alternative” to encaustic painting. If you love encaustic, but are afraid of fusing, heat, fumes, this is the workshop for you. Cold wax looks ALMOST like encaustic. You can still texturize, layer, scratch back, and collage, etc. Expect  lots of demonstrations and personal attention. We will focus on color and composition. On a side note, when people visit my studio and gallery, they are most interested in my cold wax pieces because of the luminosity and texture.TUITION: $225 MEM / $250 NON-MEM 

    (A Supply List, if required, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Tuesday, August 09, 2022
    • Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 15
    Register

    TRANSFORMING PHOTOS INTO ART with Jane Wolfgang  Do you have a passion for photography or perhaps some forgotten photos that are lying around? Why not make them into a work of art?
    There are many ways to digitally manipulate a photograph, but why not consider taking that photo and using it as imagery for a mixed media project? You will learn how to add personal and artistic touches to those images that will reflect your unique and creative voice. 
    In this workshop we will discuss what makes a great photograph and how you can make them even better. You will learn various printing options when printing out those photos for your art as well. Using a variety of media such as: cold wax medium, oil and acrylic paints, collage and tissue papers and even text, you will create stunning and unique works of art. TUITION: $100 MEM / $125 NON-MEM 

    (A Supply List, if required, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Friday, August 12, 2022
    • Saturday, August 13, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 15
    Register

    "THE MIX" MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE with Nancy Barch
    Join me in an artistic adventure! This workshop will cover many techniques that can be used in your present media or you may want to stretch a bit and go for design, form and color to express yourself.  Along with collage we will be doing a very basic form of printmaking to create one of a kind imagery for your paintings. Old paintings can be reworked or you may want to start fresh, either way, you can explore the possibilities of abstraction!

    TUITION: $200 MEM / $250 NON-MEM

    • Monday, August 15, 2022
    • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 18
    Register

    LUMINOUS WATERCOLOR with Lynne Yancha

    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. Lynne will work one on-one with each student addressing each student’s needs and will present numerous demonstrations based on the students’ requests. 

    What to expect if you are new to this workshop:

    1. To benefit the most from this workshop, you should have a basic knowledge of watercolor (beginners are welcome!)
    2. You are encouraged to bring your own photograph reference (5x7 or larger and clear) or use one of the references available during the session.
    3. You will work at your own pace - each student will receive individualized instruction.
    4. Don’t worry if your supplies are limited - Lynne will help you get the most of the materials you have.

    TUITION: $225 MEM / $250 NON-MEM
    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 
    • Friday, August 19, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 13
    Register

    WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES FOR EASY REALISM with Deb Watson
    Learn to paint two realistic watercolors of a landscape and flowers during this fun workshop. You'll learn how salt, sponging and lifting can make watercolor painting easier AND more realistic. Everyone will go home with some beautiful paintings!
    TUITION: $75 MEM / $100 NON-MEM 

    (A Supply List, if required, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

    • Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • Thursday, September 01, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 14
    Register

    PORTRAIT INTENSIVE with Van Pafchek  This two-day workshop will be focused on drawing the portrait. Students will learn to identify and depict key forms related to the structure and anatomy of the head and upper body as they achieve a likeness of their subject. Techniques of sighting, drawing, and shading in the context of the portrait will be discussed and explored.

    In addition to drawing from a live model and other subjects, class will consist of live demos, group and individual critiques, and brief lectures. Students of all levels are welcome—from those who are new to the portrait to those who would like to refine existing skills. TUITION: $175 MEM / $200 NON-MEM (includes model fee*)
    *In case registration is lower than 4 students, there may be an additional model fee of $12-25, depending on the amount of students registered.

    (A Supply List, if required, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. To connect with your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email. *MASKS at this time are required ONLY for the UNVACCINATED) 

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