Naturalist Adventure Fundraiser Hike, The Institute

Naturalist Adventure Fundraiser Hike, The Institute

Enter our NEW RAFFLE for a chance to WIN a private Appalachian Trail Hike for up to five (5) people, led by Institute Naturalist, Pam Rowland (our Director of Education).
Hike the AT with Pam! Her knowledge and expertise will ensure that you discover unknown treasures along the trail.
Your guide will share a wealth of stories and information—learn about wildflowers, wildlife, trees and other plants and the magic of forest ecology.
After your morning of fun & adventure, enjoy a picnic-style, delicious, packed lunch from Café del Sol.
Enter by 4 p.m. on June 30! Drawing on July 4 at our Salamander Scramble 5K.
Entry fee: $20. Grand Prize includes the guided hike and lunch for five people, plus 1 set of hiking poles.
Enter the drawing Here.  More entries = more chances to win!
–OR–
Mail a check for $20 per entry (multiple entries welcome!!), along with your name, email address & phone number, to:
The Institute • PO Box 971 • Waynesboro, PA 17268
Plant Night for CVBCA at Grayce Gardens, Chambersburg

Plant Night for CVBCA at Grayce Gardens, Chambersburg

Wednesday March 25th, 2022 * 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Shop the store or make and take a planter of your own design.
Don’t forget this beautiful store has outdoor space that can be used for photo shoots, weddings and upcoming graduation parties.
Check it out while you support a good cause.
All shoppers will be entered into a drawing and 15% of the sales will be donated to the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance (CVBCA).
No need to RSVP just grab a friend and sip n shop with a glass of complimentary wine anytime after 4:00 PM.
Grayce Gardens is located at 51 Plasterer Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
We hope to see you there!
Storytelling with Art, Kids ages 6-10 years old, Joyful Arts Studio

Storytelling with Art, Kids ages 6-10 years old, Joyful Arts Studio

Wednesdays in June * 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
Pick one or all of the class dates for your children to attend.
We will be doing completely different projects in each class. 
There will be a guest storyteller at the beginning of each class.
I’ve selected very animated storytellers!
When the storyteller has finished the story we will work on “projects” relating to the story.
Your child will be prompted with questions and asked to respond by creating a work of art.
We will be drawing, using watercolors, colored pencils, and perhaps acrylics.
These classes will be taught at my home under my tents.
We will be walking our farm and perhaps having a few scavenger hunts too. 
If it rains we will be in my home studio.
Please dress your child accordingly for outdoor play and apply bug spray before coming.
Directions to my home will be emailed with your receipt.
Register Here
Finding Your Inner Artist (Evening Class), Joyful Arts Studio

Finding Your Inner Artist (Evening Class), Joyful Arts Studio

Thursdays in March 2022 * 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Classes must be purchased together)
Beginner’s welcome! “Finding Your Inner Artist” class is your quest to find your “inner artist”.
If you are already an experienced artist, Susan will help you grow as an artist.
However, no previous art experience is necessary to take, and to succeed, in this class.
*You choose your medium whether it be oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, graphite or collage. 
*You choose what you want to learn to draw and paint.
*You choose your painting surface.
The creative process is done under the watchful, and instructive eye of Susan Shaffer. Come learn to paint in a relaxed, nurturing, warm, and loving environment. Susan helps her students “let go” of stress and connect with their “inner artist”. She provides a practical approach, as she gives hands-on demonstrations, and ongoing guidance, in order to help you create your work of art! Class size is limited to eight students to allow her to work individually with each person. There is value added to this class when you are able to learn things from someone else’s project … While one student is creating an oil landscape, another may be drawing a portrait;  while one is creating a whimsical acrylic painting, yet another may be painting a lovely watercolor floral.
Susan loves to help her students accomplish a painting they will be proud of and it is her belief this can best be accomplished by incorporating their interests into the entire learning process. Forming new friendships, with like-minded people, is yet another benefit of these classes.
We enjoy our common interest of art, as well as good music, chocolate, an occasional glass of wine, birthday celebrations and loving support of each other’s work!
If you don’t know how to draw, don’t let that stop you. (Susan painted for seven years before she learned to draw.) She teaches her students through a “hands-on” practical approach. She provides frequent demonstrations, offers tips and techniques to allow you to work smarter, not harder.
You will need to have your own art supplies. Susan will provide a supply list, many of which can be purchased at Joyful Arts Studio.
Come and discover your “INNER ARTIST” and enjoy an escape from daily life, in a positive learning environment!
Register Here
Finding Your Inner Artist, Joyful Arts Studio

Finding Your Inner Artist, Joyful Arts Studio

Thursdays in March 2022 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Classes must be purchased together)
Beginner’s welcome! “Finding Your Inner Artist” class is your quest to find your “inner artist”.
If you are already an experienced artist, Susan will help you grow as an artist.
However, no previous art experience is necessary to take, and to succeed, in this class.
*You choose your medium whether it be oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, graphite or collage. 
*You choose what you want to learn to draw and paint.
*You choose your painting surface.
The creative process is done under the watchful, and instructive eye of Susan Shaffer. Come learn to paint in a relaxed, nurturing, warm, and loving environment. Susan helps her students “let go” of stress and connect with their “inner artist”. She provides a practical approach, as she gives hands-on demonstrations, and ongoing guidance, in order to help you create your work of art! Class size is limited to eight students to allow her to work individually with each person. There is value added to this class when you are able to learn things from someone else’s project … While one student is creating an oil landscape, another may be drawing a portrait;  while one is creating a whimsical acrylic painting, yet another may be painting a lovely watercolor floral.
Susan loves to help her students accomplish a painting they will be proud of and it is her belief this can best be accomplished by incorporating their interests into the entire learning process. Forming new friendships, with like-minded people, is yet another benefit of these classes.
We enjoy our common interest of art, as well as good music, chocolate, an occasional glass of wine, birthday celebrations and loving support of each other’s work!
If you don’t know how to draw, don’t let that stop you. (Susan painted for seven years before she learned to draw.) She teaches her students through a “hands-on” practical approach. She provides frequent demonstrations, offers tips and techniques to allow you to work smarter, not harder.
You will need to have your own art supplies. Susan will provide a supply list, many of which can be purchased at Joyful Arts Studio.
Come and discover your “INNER ARTIST” and enjoy an escape from daily life, in a positive learning environment!
Register Here