Hershey Area Art Association

Promoting, encouraging and perpetuating the fine arts and fine arts education in the region.

The Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) announces new art classes throughout the year that are held at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society.  Workshops and weekly art classes for adults are scheduled.  Check this page for any updates.



HAAA is bringing well known art instructors to the conveniently located Historical Society at 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA, 17033, near the Hershey Outlet Mall.   Ample parking is available.


To register for classes and workshops, download the Registration Form, accessed by the Registration Form button at the right. Print and complete the form.  Mail payment along with the registration form.

To sign up for any art class, simply click the button above to download the application form, and follow instructions 

to submit.

Painting Animals in Watercolor with Deb Watson

Tuesday and Wednesday,  July 7th and 8th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Whether you would like to paint your beloved pet,  a majestic wild animal, or a cuddly little critter, Deb will teach us easy ways to suggest fur and how to paint realistic eyes, ears, and noses - the essence of the painting.   Students should bring photos of their subject.  This workshop will teach:  picking a good photo, transferring photo to watercolor paper and how to plan and paint the animal and background step by step with layers of paint.   Deb will adapt her demos to the animals we are painting.  A supply list will be sent upon receipt of registration. 


Deb will also give a copy of a recent Walter Foster publication The Art of Watercolor Painting, in which she has a chapter on painting animals, to each participant.


Cost for this workshop is $80 for HAAA members/$85 for non-membersSend your registration, along with a check made out to Deb Watson, to Hershey Area Art Association,  P. O. Box 654,  Hershey, PA   17033.


For further information, you may contact Deb at debiwatson@Comcast.net.

Plein Air Painting Workshop at Hershey Gardens with Jonathan Frazier

Monday,  September 14th  from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Join Jonathan in the Gardens to learn his approach to composition, value relationships, and complimentary color relationships.   Although Jonathan is primarily an oil painter, he has experience in acrylic, watercolor, pastel, ink and graphite.   He will help each student individually in their medium of choice. 


Cost for this workshop is $75 for HAAA/ members and $80 for non-members.  In partnership with Hershey Gardens, the HAAA member rate applies to  Hershey Garden members for this workshop.


To register, complete the registration form from the link at the top of this page.  Mail, along with your check made out to Jonathan Frazier, to Hershey Area Art Association, P.O. Box 654, Hershey, PA  17033.


For further information, you may contact Jonathan at landscape.painter@yahoo.com.

Paint Togethers

It's not too early to plan fun gatherings for this Fall.   Our next Paint Together session will begin on September 21st and go through November 9th.    We meet on Mondays,  from 12:30 - 3:30 pm .  These are informal times of socializing and painting, without formal instruction.   You can bring the medium of your choice.   We  meet at the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society building.   To cover the room rental for eight weeks,  the cost will be $40 per participant.  Registration and payment must be received by September 14th.   For further information, you may contact Cindy Ankney at ankneycd@gmail.com.   Send your registration and a check for $40 made out to HAAA to Hershey Area Art Association,  P. O. Box 654, Hershey, PA  17033.