Finding Your Inner Artist, Joyful Arts Studio Greencastle

Finding Your Inner Artist, Joyful Arts Studio Greencastle

Thursdays May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2022 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
(Times listed above 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
Historic Hearth Cooking at Renfrew Museum & Park

Historic Hearth Cooking at Renfrew Museum & Park

Private Lessons for up to Four Guests,  3 Hour Session
Select Dates Below
Enjoy an intimate, hands-on culinary experience inside Renfrew’s 1814 Summer Kitchen.
Guests will be taught the basics of early nineteenth-century open hearth cooking techniques by preparing their own period meal under the guidance of our domestic life historians in period dress.
Menu selections reflect the seasonal ingredients available to local families like the Royers during the early nineteenth century and can be tailored to participants’ dietary needs.
You will learn about historic hearth equipment, how it works, and use it safely to create a delicious and hearty repast.
Nothing tastes better than a hearth-cooked meal made by your own two hands!
To learn more or to register for a date listed below, Click Here
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, May 2, 2022
Friday, May 14, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
French Cooking Classes, Mercersburg Inn

French Cooking Classes, Mercersburg Inn

January 28th, 2022 – January 30th, 2022 – Friday arrival for 2 night’s stay required
March 18th, 2022 – March 20th, 2022 (2 Night Stay)
September 9th, 2022 – September 11th, 2022 (2 Night Stay)
November 18th, 2022 – November 20th, 2022 (2 Night Stay)
The Class
The weekend includes two classes.
You arrive Friday afternoon/evening and the first class starts directly after breakfast on Saturday morning.
The second class starts after breakfast on Sunday.
These are two intensive (hands-on) cooking classes and (of course) fabulous meals for you to enjoy are the results.
Saturday night’s Chef’s Dinner, prepared by the Inn’s Chef de Cuisine Dan Nowalk, is an elegant gala event.
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Heritage Series at Little Antietam Creek, Inc.

Heritage Series at Little Antietam Creek, Inc.

Saturday June 19th, 2021 – Saturday October 30th, 2021
Looking for something different to do? Come join LACI the second Saturday and Sunday of each month (June – October) for our Heritage Series of Programs.
Held at the historic Stoner Farm near Waynesboro
  • 8777 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Programs are hands-on learning experiences concerning historical topics and they are all Free of Charge.
For a list of programs and sign up
Finding Your Inner Artist Thursdays, Joyful Arts Studio

Finding Your Inner Artist Thursdays, Joyful Arts Studio

Thursdays in April 2021
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, &  29th * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
(Times listed above must be purchased together)
This class is in the studio and you will need to wear a mask during class, follow social distancing, and Joyful Arts Studio COVID-19 Protocols.
“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