18 Carlisle St., Suite 201  Gettysburg, PA 17325  (717) 334-5006

Fall-Winter 2011 Course Offerings
Adams County Arts Council
Arts Education Center


New Building, New Pricing!
Just $85 for members, $95 for nonmembers!

Unless otherwise noted, tuition for adult classes is $85 for ACAC members, $95 for nonmembers. Materials fees are payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.

Mom’s Day to Shop! Wednesday, December 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Stay tuned for details!

Classes Starting in September:
Classes held at our Carlisle Street location, unless otherwise noted.

Outdoor Sketching **Outside Class!**
Tuesdays, September 6-27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Outdoor Sketching

Enjoy cool autumn evenings while you learn to draw outdoor scenery. We’ll visit and sketch a variety of picturesque sites around Gettysburg. A materials list will be provided.
Becky Brown

Painting Outdoors **Outside Class!**
Wednesdays, September 7-28, 5:30-8 p.m.

Painting Outside
Explore the unique light and colors of autumn as you experience the joys of painting out of doors. You pick your media -- oil, pastel, acrylics, watercolor – and bring your favorite supplies. Instructor demonstrations combined with ample practice time will make for an exciting, educational class. We’ll set up in various locations around Gettysburg. A materials list will be provided.
Mark Brockman
$119 members, $131 nonmembers

Be There or Be Square: Box Painting with Acrylics **New!**
Tuesdays, September 20-October 11, 1-3 p.m.

Box Painting with Acrylics
You’ll learn acrylic painting techniques as you make four square box paintings using different techniques for each piece. Experiment with wash, line, color, palette knife and brush application. Landscapes or abstracts, you pick the subject and the size of your canvas, ranging from 4 to 8 inches square. A materials list will be provided.
Dorothea Barrick

Introduction to Watercolor **Back by popular demand!**
Wednesdays, September 21-October 12, 9-11 a.m.

Intro to Watercolor
Designed for beginners, this class will include an introduction to watercolor brushes, paints, and papers, as well as how to handle them. The focus will be on completing a simple painting. A materials list will be provided.
Ron Schloyer

Digital Photography: Intro to Adobe Photoshop Elements **See your Pictures Blossom!**
Thursdays, September 8-29, 6-8 p.m.

Intro Photoshop Elements
Learn the basics of digital photo manipulation and enhancement using Adobe Photoshop Elements. You’ll learn how to improve digital photographic quality and alter digital photographs for artistic expression. Designed for those experienced in digital photographic work.
Bert Danielson

Classes Starting in October:
Classes held at our Carlisle Street location, unless otherwise noted.

Watercolor Pencil **New!**
Mondays, October 3-24, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Watercolor Pencil
Watercolor pencils combine the best of two artistic worlds—traditional watercolor and traditional colored pencil. You’ll learn how to apply layers of color quickly and effectively in smooth, even washes, then add subtle color variations, texture, and detail with the ultimate control of a fine pencil point. We’ll go over a variety of wet and dry color application techniques as you experiment with this versatile medium. A materials list will be provided.
Amy Lindenberger

Abstract Painting **Art made Easy!**
Mondays, October 3-24, 6-8 p.m.

Abstract Painting
This is an open class in abstract acrylics where you can experiment with different materials including cheesecloth, sand, flower petals, and your own imagination! Learn techniques to add visual interest to your finished piece! A materials list will be provided.
Dorothea Barrick

Pastels: You Gotta Love ‘Em! **Favorite!**
Tuesdays, October 4-25, 6-8 p.m.

Pastels - You Gotta Love 'em
Learn the fundamentals of composition, color theory, and pastel technique through demos, practice work, and step-by-step project help – so that by the end of class you’ll have confidence to work on your own. While the class is oriented toward beginners, those already familiar with pastels can take the opportunity to receive more practice as well as friendly critique of their work. Materials list will be provided.
Laurie McKelvie

Introduction to Figure Drawing for Beginners **Art made Easy!**
Wednesdays, October 5-26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Intro to Figure Drawing for Beginners
In this class you’ll draw in charcoal either from a cast or live model. Instruction will focus on the fundamentals of drawing mass, focusing on values, lights and darks, proportions, line, and positive and negative space. Basic anatomy will be discussed, and a materials list will be provided.
Ray Buchheister

Intro to Creative Writing 2: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction *New!*

Thursdays, October 6-27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Intro to Creative Writing
Join us for the follow up to our introductory class. We’ll continue exploring the basics of creative writing (character, plot, imagery, theme, etc.), going into more depth with each component as we explore and practice using the craft of writing to turn words into art. Some writing experience necessary.
Jenni Eaton

Classes Starting in November:
Classes held at our brand-new arts-education center on Washington Street! (unless otherwise noted)

Creative Writing Workshop **New!**
Mondays, November 7-28, 6-8 p.m.

Creative Writing Workshop
You’ve taken a writing class, you’ve got the basics down. You’ve even got a story or two lying in a desk drawer. Now what? Writing workshops are an excellent opportunity to get your work in front of a respectful and generous audience, one that can provide you with constructive feedback so you can fine-tune your writing and take if from a “piece” to a “masterpiece”! Join us for a chance to read and be read. No prerequisites, though you’ll be expected to submit a short piece of fiction or creative nonfiction (no more than 20 pages) prior to the start of class.
Jenni Eaton
$10 materials fee

Open Studio in Oils and Acrylics **Studio Class!**
Wednesdays, November 9-30, 6-8:30 p.m.

Open Studio in Oils and Acrylics
This is a great class for beginners, intermediates, and continuing students. Each class begins with a demonstration or discussion of some aspect of painting. Then the instructor will check in with each participant and give individual help. The goal is to help beginners learn to paint and those already painting to go beyond where they may be. Use of paint, color mixing, and various ways to applying paint to the canvas with brush and or knife will be demonstrated, and there will be discussions of value structures, composition, use of mediums, and varnishing a finished work. A materials list will be provided.
Mark Brockman
$119 members, $131 nonmembers

Learn to Knit **Fun and Easy!**
Mondays, November 14-December 5, 6-8 p.m.

Learn to Knit
In this beginning class, you’ll learn how to cast knitting onto your needles, do basic knit and purl stitches, and cast your finished work off your needles. By the end of class you’ll be able to make a potholder or scarf. A materials list will be provided.
Vanessa Rice

So You Think You Can’t Draw? **New!**
Tuesdays, November 15-December 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

So You Think You Can't Draw
Here’s your chance to learn the sequential steps to successfully draw whatever you want! You’ll learn proportion, perspective, and shading as you draw from direct observation and from photos. This is a class for beginners, but it’s also a great refresher for those who want to improve their drawing skills.
Laurie McKelvie
$15 materials fee

Colored Pencil Basics and Beyond **New!**
Mondays, November 21-December 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Colored Pencils Basics and Beyond
Explore this fine art medium offering minimal expense, mess, and set-up time. Beginners will receive training in basic skills. Those with a little experience will enhance their fundamental skills with some more advanced techniques, such as grisaille underpainting, blending with solvents, and “negative painting.” A materials list will be provided.
Amy Lindenberger


At our Carlisle Street location, unless otherwise noted.

Painted Ceramic Baskets
Tuesday, September 6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Painted Ceramic Basket
Learn basic painting techniques as you paint a hand-poured ceramic basket and seasonal insert perfect for home display. Learn how the baskets were poured, trimmed, and fired by hand. (Please note: This class will take place at the instructor’s studio.)
Cathleen Lerew
Members $33, nonmembers $36, plus a materials fee of $12

Thai Cooking Made Easy **New!**
Saturday, September 17, 4-7 p.m.

Thai Cooking Made Easy
Work together to prepare a traditional Thai meal of Phad Thai, Coconut Chicken Soup, Bok Choy Salad, and Peanut Chicken Satay. You’ll help chop, slice, and dice the necessary ingredients, take turns tending the wok and pots, and help serve a delicious meal that we’ll all sit down and enjoy! A great way to savor the results of your learning!
Larry Brogan
Members $38, nonmembers $41, with all materials—including wine with dinner—donated by the Brogan family.

Fabric Painting **New!**
Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fabric Painting

Learn a variety of techniques for creating unique hand-painted fabrics. You’ll work with cotton and silk, with ample time to experiment and practice what you’ve learned as you paint a silk scarf and create sample art fabrics that you can turn into unique home accents, quilts, clothing, etc. Click here for materials list.
Annette Ehly
Members $85, nonmembers $95, plus a materials fee of $15

Knife Skills and Other Professional Kitchen Essentials **Great Cooking made Simple!**  Monday, September 26, 6-8:30 p.m.

Knife Skills/Kitchen Essentials

Ever wonder why you can’t quite recreate that perfect restaurant dish at home? Learn the techniques and tips that professional chefs use to create high-quality restaurant food. This seminar will combine chef demonstrations with your participation—including making a delicious chicken marsala we’ll enjoy at the end of class. You’re more than welcome to bring along a bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner!
Jeremy Schaffner
Members $28, nonmembers $30, plus a materials fee of $10

At our Carlisle Street location, unless otherwise noted.

Fall Harvest-Themed Ceramic Figurines

Tuesday, October 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Harvest-Themed Ceramic Figurines

Learn basic painting techniques as you decorate for fall by painting your choice of autumn-themed hand-poured ceramic figurines. Learn how the items were poured, trimmed, and fired by hand. (Please note: This class will take place at the instructor’s studio.)
Cathleen Lerew
Members $33, nonmembers $36, plus a materials fee of $12

Light It up with Mosaics **New!**
Fridays, October 14 and 21, 6-8 p.m.

Light it up with Mosaics

Create a mosaic design on a candle holder or window catcher using a variety of glass and other objects. Candle holders will hold a votive and look great on your table or mantle, and the sun-catcher can double as a picture frame. Bring a design or we’ll work one out in class. These make great gifts! No experience necessary. Bring a friend and kick off your weekend creatively!
Leah Wetmore Powell
Members $44, nonmembers $48, plus a $25 materials fee

Intro to Silver Metal Clay Jewelry Making **Favorite!**
Saturday, October 15, 1- 5 p.m.

Intro to Silver Metal Clay Jewelry Making

Silver Metal Clay is moldable clay composed mainly of fine silver particles. It can be shaped, textured, cut, dried, torch-fired, and polished. Once fired, your project is .999 percent fine silver. In this class you’ll learn basic handling of Silver Metal Clay as you create finished jewelry component links for earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet. Some jewelry-making experience is helpful to complete your project.
Michele Quattrocchi
Members $44, nonmembers $48, plus a $33 materials fee

Bring Home the Bakin’ **Great Cooking made Simple!**
Saturday, October 15, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Bring Home the Bakin'

Whether you’re an experienced or aspiring home baker, here’s a great opportunity to expand your baking knowledge and skills. You’ll make a simple pie crust and work with various bread shapes using a no-knead dough. You’ll learn about optimal baking times and temperatures and experience cooking with a French deck oven. And best of all: you’ll take home a finished loaf of bread and rustic pastries! Note: This class will be held at Pomona’s Bakery Café, 213 East York Street, Biglerville.
Marc Jalbert
Members $44, nonmembers $48, plus a $10 materials fee

Art Glass Jewelry **Favorite!**
Saturdays, October 15 and 22, 10 am to 12 p.m.

Art Glass Jewelry

Make your own jewelry from glass that you’ve picked out and put together. Stack colored and dichroic glass to create beautiful and unique pieces to wear or give as gifts! Fired in a kiln to fuse the colors together. Great for beginners.
Leah Wetmore Powell
Members $44, nonmembers $48, plus a $35 materials fee

Cooking with Pennsylvania’s Fall Harvest **Great Cooking made Simple!**  Monday, October 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cooking with Pennsylvania's Fall Harvest

Create dishes based on the bounty of Pennsylvania’s fall harvest. We’ll emphasize the practice of seasonal cooking as you create—and eat!—delicious dishes that feature foods grown locally, including Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Pear Salad, Wild Mushroom Tortelloni, and more! Feel free to bring along a bottle of wine to enjoy as we sample our creations!
Jeremy Schaffner
Members $33, nonmembers $36, plus a $20 materials fee

At our brand-new arts-education center on Washington Street!
(unless otherwise noted)

Flavorful Faire 2 **Great Cooking made Easy!**
Tuesdays, November 8 and 15, 6-8 p.m.

Flavorful Faire 2

Create spectacular culinary synergy using simple ingredients and special techniques. You’ll learn how to develop complex, memorable flavors as you explore techniques to “gourmet-up” comfort foods like herbed chicken thighs, grilled vegetables, white gravy, baked apple dessert, and more. Wine pairing suggestions included!
Darryl Jones
Members $44, nonmembers $48, plus a materials fee of $25

Getting a Sense of Action: Adding Motion to Your Digital Photos **New!** 
Thursdays, November 10 and 17, 6-8 p.m.

Getting a Sense of Action

Learn how to take great action shots at sporting events and other high-motion activities. You’ll learn how to pan with the subject moving, and how to hold the camera steady while blurring your subject. This class is not for beginners, and you must have a camera that can select time.
Bert Danielson
Members $44, nonmembers $48

Wines for Your Holiday Table **Favorite!**

Wednesday, November 16 and Friday, November 18, 7-9 p.m.

Wines for Your Holiday Table

Sample a variety of reasonably priced, locally available wines that are great for your holiday table. We’ll try wines that pair well with appetizers, to a variety of dinner wines that work with traditional holiday menus - even festive dessert wines! This is a great opportunity to take the guesswork out of pairing wines for your holiday meals.
Caryl Schmitz
Members $44, nonmembers $48, plus a $30 materials fee

Basic Crochet **Art made Simple!**

Tuesdays, November 15 and 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Basic Crochet
Crochet is the art of creating fabric from yarn using a crochet hook. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter who just needs a refresher, you’ll learn how to turn a strand of yarn into anything you like. You’ll begin by learning some basic crochet stitches as you create a small sampler, then you’ll move on to create a scarf. A materials list will be provided.
Joh Ricci
Members $66, nonmembers $72


Planning a Stress-Free Holiday Party **New!**
Wednesdays, November 16 & 30, 6-8p.m.

Stress-Free Holiday Parties
Ever plan that special event that turned into a nightmare? The recipe didn't turn out.  Your fridge was too small.  Everyone showed up early.  You wound up exhausted, feeling like you missed the party.  Never again!  Learn to create a stress-free holiday meal; menu planning tips, recipes, and shortcuts that will make your next event easy, elegant and enjoyable for everyone including you!
Marty Qually
Members $44, nonmembers $50, plus a $20 materials fee


At our new arts-education center on Washington Street
(unless otherwise noted)

Old-Fashioned Painted Ceramic Christmas Tree
Thursday, December 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Painted Ceramic Christmas Tree

Learn basic painting techniques as you create a traditional 12-inch ceramic Christmas tree, complete with lights! Learn how the tree was hand-poured, trimmed, and fired.
Cathleen Lerew
Members $33, nonmembers $36, plus a materials fee of $20.

Crocheted Scarf & Hood **New!**

Thursdays, December 1 and 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Crocheted Scarf & Hood

You know the basics of crochet, now what? Create a fun accessory that can be worn as a scarf or a hood, either for yourself or as a gift. You’ll use simple crochet stitches while working in the round. A materials list will be provided.
Joh Ricci
Members $66, nonmembers $72


Easy Gourmet Cooking **Delicious!**
Monday, December 5, 5-8:30 p.m.

Easy Gourmet Cooking

Work with a chef as you learn the steps and techniques to prepare an easy and beautiful gourmet dinner, start to finish. You’ll prepare—and enjoy!—the following menu: romaine and radicchio salad with crispy prosciutto, pears, and almonds with Gorgonzola dressing; soy sauce and red wine-marinated pork tenderloin with curry dipping sauce; wild rice with carmelized onions, mushrooms, and dried cranberries; and chive-wrapped sautéed green bean bundles with red pepper strips.
Cindy Smallwood
Members $39, nonmembers $42, plus a materials fee of $20

Photoshop Subjects in Depth using Filters and Layers **New!**

Tuesdays, December 6 and 13, 6-8 p.m.

Photoshop - Filters and Layers

Explore Adobe Photoshop Elements as you learn how to use filters to sharpen, soften and add painterly qualities to your photographic prints. Layers make it possible to create a collage by moving pieces of one picture into another. Change your photos perspective while adding to the breadth & depth of your finished piece.
Bert Danielson
Members $44, nonmembers $48

Art Glass Ornaments **Back by popular demand!**
Wednesdays, December 7 and 14, 6-8 p.m.

Art Glass Ornaments

Learn glass cutting and fusing techniques as you make beautiful holiday-themed ornamental glass pendants. You’ll have a variety of colors to choose from, and your piece will be fired in a kiln and ready the following week. A great class for beginners and intermediates, because you work at your own pace. These ornaments make great holiday gifts!
Leah Wetmore Powell
Members $44, nonmembers $48, plus a $35 materials fee


DOROTHEA BARRICK founded the art department at Mount St. Mary’s College in 1973. She has taught with Frederick County Adult Learning, Frederick Community College, Common Ground at Western Maryland College, Hoffman Homes for Youth, El Centro, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Gettysburg College. Barrick has exhibited internationally, and her work is included in numerous private and public collections. She holds a BFA and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art.

MARK BROCKMAN is a full-time artist working in oils and pastels. He works in the studio as well as en plein air. He has given numerous demonstrations and workshops for art groups and has taught oil painting and pastel classes for the past 12 years.

lived in Thailand for two years in the 1960s and was a Thai linguist during his military service, where he worked closely with Thai defense services. His immersion into Thai society taught him many things, including how to cook and appreciate traditional Thai cuisine. He still occasionally gets to use his Thai in regional Thai restaurants.

has worked in pen and ink for 30 years. She has studied art throughout her life and participated in various solo and juried shows. Most recently, she has exhibited at the Adams County Arts Council’s juried shows in Gettysburg.

works in a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, and oil. His work has been accepted into various juried exhibitions, and he teaches the fundamentals of drawing and oil painting at his Fairfield studio. Buchheister is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Salmagundi Club Center for American Art in New York City. In 2009 he received a teacher’s recognition award from the U.S. Department of Education for his work with student Peter Ferguson, a 2009 Presidential Scholar of the Arts.

BERT DANIELSON, owner of Gunnar Galleries in Gettysburg, is a photographer focusing on scenic images and some cityscapes. His images have appeared in such regional publications as Carroll magazine and Celebrate Gettysburg, and he has shown his work regionally, and locally at Gallery 30 and the Adams County Arts Council’s Juried Art Exhibition

JENNI EATON holds a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland, and recently received an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

ANNETTE EHLY has more than 20 years experience dyeing fibers. She has taught and lectured to quilters, spinners and knitters as well as created and sold art quilts and hand-dyed fabrics at various quilt shows.

MARC JALBERT started as a home baker and has been baking professionally in the Gettysburg area for more than 16 years. He currently owns and operates Pomona’s Bakery and Café in Biglerville.

DARRYL JONES is Associate Director of Admissions at Gettysburg College.

CATHLEEN LEREW is owner of the pottery and arts studio Under the Horizon. An active artist, she works with poured ceramics, as well as with paints and a sketchpad. She holds a master’s degree in management.

AMY LINDENBERGER is a charter and signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and the recipient of their five-year merit award. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron in Ohio with a BFA in drawing and has been a professional artist and instructor of colored pencil classes for more than 25 years.

graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in art education. She has taught everyone from high school students to senior citizens to medium-security inmates in a county jail! McKelvie has shown her work in several museums, including the Huntsville (Alabama) Museum of Art and the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California.

holds a BS in fine art and art education from the American University in Washington, D.C. She did graduate work at American University, Trinity College, and Kutztown University. She has taught at The Interlochen Center for the Arts, Smithsonian Institute, and the Northern Virginia Community College, among others.

MARTY QUALLY has been involved with the culinary arts for more than 20 years. Chef Qually served as executive chef and catering chef at the Carriage House of Emmitsburg for more than 10 years. In 2010 he began his own catering company, Quisine 360, which focuses on buying locally and creating unique, personalized menus.

MICHELE QUATTROCCHI works in a variety of artistic media to create works in precious metals, natural materials, and glass for jewelry, stained-glass pieces, and art objects. She is a graduate of the Pensacola Christian College and holds a senior-level certification in Art Clay Silver.

JOH RICCI has been experimenting with hand bead-weaving techniques since 1992. Since then she has exhibited and sold her work at juried art and craft shows along the East Coast and across the Midwest. She holds a BFA from Kutztown University with a concentration in fibers, and has taught bead-weaving classes at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Alverno College, and a number of local bead shops.

VANESSA RICE has a teaching background and has been knitting for decades.

RON SCHLOYER has studied at the Schuler School of Fine Arts, McDaniel College, and in many workshops. A member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and the American Watercolor Society, Schloyer has received awards from the WITF-TV Art Auction, the York Art Association, the Adams County Arts Council, and the Hanover Area Arts Guild.

CARYL SCHMITZ has enjoyed and studied wines for 20 years. Her wine-tasting travels have taken her from California to Italy, and she has shared her knowledge and enthusiasm for fine wines and wine-making with many groups.

JEREMY SCHAFFNER is the former chef-owner of Seasons Bakery and Cafe in Gettysburg, and the future chef-owner of Seasons Restaurant. With more than 14 years of culinary experience—including four years of teaching—Jeremy has run a fine dining restaurant in Hilton Head Island, S.C., consulted in New York, and served as chef instructor at the Yorktowne Business Institute School of Culinary Arts. He currently runs the ServSafe training program for low income and underprivileged individuals at South Central Community Action Programs.

CINDY SMALLWOOD has been cooking since childhood and started winning awards for her food and demonstrations at the Maryland Montgomery County Fair as a teenager. She started Tasteful Affairs, a personal chef service, three years ago after being asked by friends and family to cater their dinner parties. She loves sharing her ideas and helping others discover that you can "go out to dinner at home."