Classes & Workshops

Online Classes

Due to current state regulations, Hanover Area Arts Guild is not currently offering in-person classes, but you can still learn with us online through Zoom! Our instructors will be teaching classes live, from their homes, and you can join along. To participate, you will need access to a computer with a microphone and camera. If you have any questions, please contact Becky at

Private Lessons (any age)

by appointment via Zoom


Do you have a specific photography goal but aren’t interested in taking a whole workshop to reach it? A one on one lesson may be what you need.

If you are interested in a one on one session, please contact Carla by cell 717-873-7906 or email to set up a time.

Once you have paid, you will receive links to handouts, zoom sessions, and Dropbox.


Instructor: Carla Long

What you will need:

  • access to a computer with a microphone and camera (we will be using Zoom)
  • the ability to make photos – either phone, tablet, point, and shoot or DSLR camera

After you have scheduled a time with Carla, you will be emailed a link to pay through PayPal.

Click below for the following:

Early 2020 Class Schedule
Member Registration Form
Non-Member Registration Form

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Early 2020 Schedule

To register for classes, stop by the Guild or call:

32 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 632-2521

Open Studio for Members
Members can drop in anytime on Thursdays from 2-4 PM to work on their creative projects with like-minded member artists. Bounce ideas off each other or simply enjoy their company.

This is a free option for all Guild members. Note that there is a Guild staff member on duty in the gallery, but the group time is self-led. Come and go as you wish.

Children’s Drawing Class w/ Steven Stroup Students
Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, depth, etc. Subjects will include still life, animals, and cartoons. Required supplies: 11x14” sketch pad, H, HB, 2B, 4B & 6B drawing pencils, and a pencil eraser. Class held at the instructor’s studio at 19 East Middle St..
4 Saturdays, 1-3 pm
Feb 8, 15, 22, & 29
Ages 8-14
$65 members / $70 non-members

Kids' Slime Class w/ Emily Wantz
Join us for some hands-on, creative fun! Kids will make 3 types of slime to take home with them at the end of the workshop.
Ages 6+
March 7th, 10am -12noon.
$20 member / $25 non member

Kids' STEAM Class w/ Emily Wantz
In this hands-on class, kids will explore the STEAM topics from an artist's point of view.
Ages 6+
March 14th, 2pm-4pm
$30 member / $35 non member

Unicorn Art Party w/ Emily Wantz
Unicorn lovers will have a blast creating a unicorn canvas painting and making unicorn slime in this hands-on class.
Ages 6+
March 21st, 1pm - 3pm
$30 member / $35 non member

Kids' Easter Workshop w/ Emily Wantz
In this hands-on class, kids will create Easter and spring-themed artwork, including a canvas painting and slime!
Ages 6+
April 4th, 10am - 12noon

Intro to Pen & Ink w/ Justin Wantz
Students will learn the basics of pen and ink drawing while refining drawing skills. Bring drawing pens and a sketchbook.
Ages 14+
March 14, 21, 28, 4:30pm-5:30pm
$50 members / $55 non members

Charcoal Drawing w/ Justin Wantz
Students will learn the basics of charcoal drawing while refining their drawing skills. Bring vine charcoal and newsprint pad.
Ages 14+
March 14, 21, 28, 6pm - 7pm
$50 members / $55 non members

Intro to Oil Painting w/ Justin Wantz
Students will learn the basics of oil painting while refining their painting skills. Materials provided; $10 material fee applies.
Ages 14+
March 14, 21, 28, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
$70 members / $75 non members

DSLR 201 w/ Carla Long
This workshop focuses on shooting in aperture and shutter priority. We focus on depth of field and motion in this workshop. Bring a DSLR camera that allows you to shoot in aperture and shutter mode.
Ages 9th grade through adult.
March 21st, 8:30am - 12noon
$40 member / $45 non member

Intro to Clay Monoprints w/ Andy Smith

Interested in digging into something creative and new, but don't trust your art skills? Want to create and take home real art? Like local connections?

Explore this unique art medium created by Pennsylvania Mitch Lyons, where printing is accomplished with colored clay. Traditional art skills and experiences are not required!

Each print you make influences the next, all while using clay, an art tool used for thousands of years. (And formed over vast periods!)

Check out the art form at

Ages 15 - adult. June 13th, 9am - 11:30am
$40 members / $45 non members

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