Fall 2015 Classes

Fall 2015 Classes at The Arts Barn

The Arts Barn is a happening place this Fall with an array of opportunities to spread your creative wings. We’re so excited to be able to offer these wonderful classes to you. Please join us in our mission to spread the Arts!

All classes take place at The Arts Barn. All art will be completed to take home at each class (unless otherwise noted), all supplies and tools will be provided and no experience is necessary unless otherwise stated.

There are always snacks and beverages available and our classes fill quickly so please send in your registration, or register online, as soon as you can so you won’t be disappointed. If at all possible, we will add classes as needed.

Please come appropriately dressed (including proper footware) for the type of class you are attending. If in doubt, just call and we will happily advise you.

One stroke Botanical painting

Learn to paint lovely flowers, trees plants and grass with one stroke of a brush!

One Stroke Botanical Painting

Saturdays, September 12th and 19th, 10:30AM- 1:00PM

Instructor: Karen Stafford
Cost: $45
Ages 16 & up

Paint lovely flowers, plants, trees and grass with one stroke of a brush. It is a simple process, once you learn the technique. No experience necessary.

Learn to knit!

Hands on instruction in knitting dish cloth and scarf!

Beginner’s Knitting Class

Tuesdays, September 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Instructor: Robin Zimmerman
Cost: $50
Ages 8 & up (Ages 8 – 12 with accompanying adult)

Class includes discussion about purchasing various yarns and finding quality yarn and needles. There is no need to purchase anything to start. Students may borrow  yarn and needles from instructor. After hands on instruction, you will be required to purchase cotton yarn for a dishcloth, yarn for  a scarf, and needles for both projects that we will be completing in this class. This investment will be approximately $20 – $30.

Watercolor by instructor David Hughes

Watercolor peregrine falcon by instructor, artist David Hughes

Discover Watercolor

Wednesday, September 16th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Instructor: David Hughes
Cost: $30
Ages 8 & up

In this class we will explore the basics of watercolor and beyond. No experience necessary, only the desire to learn about and create with the watercolor medium.


Increase your creativity by creating journal entries using your drawings and writings

Drawing from Life and Language

Friday, September 18th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Instructor: Jean Grube
Cost: $30
Ages 10 & up

Participants will receive a hard-cover journal, artist pen, pencil and eraser. No experience necessary. Participants will create journal entries using drawings and writings to increase your creativity.


Introduction to charcoal sketching. Come and explore this medium.

Beginning Charcoal

Saturday, September 19th, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Instructor: Hayley Stokes
Cost: $20
Ages 10 & up

This class will be an introduction to still life charcoal sketching. No experience needed and all supplies are included. Come explore the medium of charcoal!

Distressing with Milkpaint

Learn techniques using milk paint to achieve a distressed finishing on wood

Milk Paint Distressed Finishing

Monday, September 28th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Instructor: Joe Cawthern
Cost: $20
Ages 16 & up

This is an instructional class on  how to achieve that popular “worn” look. From the beginning of how to prep your projects, to demonstrating  different staining techniques and applying milk paint, as well as showing various techniques for getting the distressed/aged look you want.


Explore the endless possibilities of Zentangle …create 2 unique pieces using tile, black ink and shading!

Zentangle® 101 Workshop

Wednesday, September 30th, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Instructor: Sheila Grube, CZT
Cost: $30 (optional $10 take-home kit)
Ages 10 & up

You will learn the history and terminology of this art form, as well as be guided step by step in order to create two of your own Zentangle® masterpieces using the traditional tile, black ink, and shading. Start here and know that the possibilities are endless! No experience required.

TheArtsBarn.org class: hand-dyed-fabrics

Small batch dying – little mess and environmentally friendly!

Hand-dyed Fabrics

Saturdays, October 3rd and 17th, 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Instructor: Krista Essler
Cost: $75
Ages 10 & up

Learn small batch dying that can be done on the dining room table with minimum mess. In the first class, using environmentally-friendly Procion dyes, you will learn the  dying technique while creating 1-1/2 yards of unique fabric. In the second class, you will draw or stitch  on top of your fabric to express the design hidden inside. You will only need  a frame for your finished project.

TheArtsBarn.org class: Sgaffito Redware

Make folk art style pottery with your own or traditional designs

Redware Sgraffito Plate Workshop

Sunday, October 4th, 10:00AM – 4:00PM (Lunch will be provided.)

Instructor: Denise Wilz
Cost: $90
Ages 12 & up (Ages 12 – 15 with adult participant)

This workshop will focus on the sgraffito technique used by area 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania German potters to make expressive designs in their folk art pottery. Sgraffito means “to scratch” and workshop participants will draw and scratch a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a Redware plate. Participants can choose a traditional Pennsylvania German design, or create their own design! Included in the class cost is a molded 7″ Redware plate. (A 10″ Redware plate can be purchased for an additional charge). All the sgraffito tools and books for ideas are provided , or bring your own! After the workshop, the plates will be glazed, fired and returned to The Arts Barn for pickup within 3 – 4 weeks.

mosaic trivet or frame

Learn the skills of cutting and arranging mosaic glass, then grouting and polishing for a finished piece!

Mosaic Trivet/Frame

Tuesdays, October 6th and 13th, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Instructor: Deborah Powell Kramer
Cost: $55
Ages 15 & up

In this class you will learn the skills of cutting and arranging mosaic glass. You can choose to bring your own design or select one that night. In the second class you will learn to polish and grout your finished piece and go home with your very own mosaic masterpiece!

Fused Glass: Let’s Get Creative!

Fused Glass creativitiy

Create with fused glass – make a small bowl, dish, coasters, pendants, Christmas ornaments or more!

Thursday, October 15 th, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Instructor: Amy Weidensaul
Cost: $55
Ages 15 & up

Through demonstrations and hands on learning, you will discover the basics of fused glass. Each participant will cut and assemble various colors of glass and arrange them so that they can be fused into one piece. Participants can get creative – make a small bowl, dish, coasters, pendants. Christmas ornaments or more! Cost includes enough materials to make two small dishes, bowls, tiles (or 4 pendants). No experience necessary.

TheArtsBarn.org Zentangle pattern design

Learn how to use Zentangle® grids to create complex patterns.

Hip to be Square

Tuesday, October 20th, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Instructor: Sheila Grube, CZT
Cost: $35
Ages 13 & up (plus Zentangle® 100)

See how visually complex patterns are broken down into their individual elements to show their simplicity, while using Zentangle® grids. Once you learn  the basics of grids, the possibilities are unlimited as to how they can be manipulated to make a huge impact on the design created. You will be amazed at what unfolds from your pen “one stroke at a time”.

TheArtsBarn.org class: wool applique

Create a door hanger using one of our 3 designs and the wool felt appliqué technique

Wool Appliqué

Thursday, October 22, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Instructor: Sue Paul
Cost: $60
Any age with sewing experience

Create a wool felt appliqué door hanger. Select a kit from 3 different choices and have a project completed in a very short time. Everything is included in your kit but you will need a sharp pair of fabric shears. Registration and preselection of kit is a MUST by October 8th to ensure availability.

TheArtsBarn.org class: pinwheel basket

Weave your own basket accented with pinwheels!

Pinwheel Basket Workshop

Saturday, October 24th, 12:30PM – 4:00PM

Instructor: Jean Foutz
Cost: $50
Ages 12 & up

Learn how to weave your own basket using a solid wood bottom, and your choice of colors, accented with pinwheels!


Soap makes a great holiday gift!

Soap Making 101

Saturday, October 31st, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Teacher: Lori Jo Whitehaus
Cost: $40
Ages 14 & up

This hands-on class teaches the basics of cold-process soap making. Participants work together to make a batch of soap, of which everyone will get about 4 bars and 2 free samples of inventory, as well as a guidebook to take home! Take home kits are available for an additional $20…Think holidays!

Stained Glass – Beveled Star

Create a stained glass star as a special keepsake or gift. No prior glass experience is needed!

Moravian Star

Tuesday, November 3rd and Wednesday, November 4th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Teacher: Deborah Powell Kramer
Cost: $60
Ages 15 & up

Create a beautiful beveled star…your choice of clear, blue or green! You will be led through the construction of a 12 point glass star while learning the whole process of grinding edges, foiling, soldering and polishing the finished piece all ready to hang. No experience necessary.

Bonsai Tree

Bonsai Trees

Saturdays, November 7th and 14th, 10:00AM – Noon

Teacher: Mark Golomb
Cost: $50
Ages 16 & up

In this class you’ll be making your very own Bonsai tree, complete with a bundle of wire and a granite base! Eye protection is a must (glasses are fine). Anyone having access to a metal vise is encouraged to bring that along as well. We can only book as many students as we have vises. If you can bring one let us know at registration.

Theartsbarn.org - Glass bowl bird feeder class

Attract birds to your garden with a beautiful handmade bird feeder or birdbath!

Glass Bowl Bird Feeder

Tuesday, November 10th, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Instructor: Kathy Reinert
Cost: $35
Ages: 12 & up

You will be making a beautiful glass bird feeder with a bowl, beads and wire. It may also be used as a hanging bird bath. Everything you’ll need will be supplied, just come and have fun!

TheArtsBarn.org class - Fused Glass Jewelrey

Make your own jewelry for your own use or to give as a holiday gift!

Fused Glass Pendants

Thursday, November 12th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Instructor: Amy Weidensaul
Cost: $40
Ages 12 & up.

Through demonstrations and hands-on learning, you will discover the basics of fused glass and make your own jewelry. You will be able to create your own unique design, size, shape and color of pendants, earrings or barrettes. Finished items will be ready to be picked up in the Gallery in approximately 2 weeks. They make great holiday gifts!

TheArtsBarn.org - Cartooning Class


Saturday, November 21st, 9:00AM – Noon

Instructor: Joe Evanousky
Cost: $40
Ages 8 – 13

This class will give the students the chance to explore their imagination by creating their own characters and putting them into their own cartoon strip. Bring your creativity!

Wire Figure SculptureWire Sculpture Art

Tuesday, November 17th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday, December 8th
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Instructor: Joanie Hollenback
Cost: $65.00

Materials included! Don’t be afraid to try! Bring a picture of a favorite pose you want to do! I am excited to teach you! It will be fun!!

German Paper Stars

German Paper Stars

Saturday, November 21st
10:00am – Noon
Wednesday, December 2nd
6:00pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Toby Allender
Cost: $15.00

All materials included, no experience necessary!