Hershey Area Art Association

Promoting, Encouraging, and Perpetuating the Fine Arts and Fine Arts Education in the Region

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.

Mixed Media with Christine Goldbeck

This four hour workshop will take place on Friday, August 29th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The workshop is for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced artisans and painters.  Exploring color, texture and line as well as design principles, we will paint, pour, spray, stamp, and make our marks with nontraditional painting tools and techniques.    This is a good class for painters who want to break into new territory and for people who have always wanted  to make paintings but think they lack the skills to do so.


Cost of the workshop is $60 for HAAA members;  $65 for non members.      


 Materials such as papers, canvas, paints and supplies  are included in the class fee.  Here are some ideas for additional supplies you might want, but do not have to bring because Christine will have many items with which you can work.  You might consider:  colored pencils, markers, crayons, pastels, ink, acrylic paints, ribbon, string, buttons and ephemera you might layer into a painting (bottle caps, photographs, dried flowers, for example).


To register,  print out the registration form linked to this page, and mail, along with your check, made out to Christine,  to: 


Christine Goldbeck,  203 N. Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057. 


If you have further questions,  Christine's email is cgoldie@Verizon.net

ERASE THE FEAR OF WATERCOLOR With LYNNE YANCHA


Whether working from photographs or still life, Lynne stresses the importance of a thumbnail sketch.  She is absolutely in love with the mystery of inspiration, the essence of light on her subject, and allowing mistakes.  Each day will start with an hour demonstration, with shorter demos throughout the day, to emphasize techniques or problem solve.  Other aspects will be power of design, vignettes versus full paintings, using white acrylic to enhance details and light.  Lynne is extremely well known for her paintings with people   and animals as subjects. 


Students can choose their own subject matter, utilize Lynne's multiple photographs that will be available, or paint from two or three still lifes that will be set up.  Lynne's goal for this workshop is to shift your consciousness, just slightly, so that your painting experience is more meaningful.  We'll have a lot of fun, while at the same time taking your work seriously.


The workshop will run for three days:  September 24-26 (Wed, Thurs, Fri)  from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Cost for this workshop is $130 for HAAA members;  $135 for non-members.


Send the completed registration form,  found on this website,  along with a check made payable to Hershey Area Art Association, to:     Hershey Area Art Association,  P. O. Box 654,  50 N. Linden Rd., Hershey, PA  17033-0654.


If you have further questions, contact Cindy Ankney at ankneycd@gmail.com.



REALISTIC OIL PAINTING  with  Paulette Flemmens


Join Paulette to paint oil in a realistic style using Maroger medium.  Beginner through advanced students, ages 16 and up, are welcome.  The first session you will use charcoal to draw a simple still-life;  for the rest of the sessions you will complete an 11 x 14 still-life painting on Masonite panel.  Students who complete a still-life may then choose any subject for their next painting. 


The session meets on Wednesdays,  October 8th through November 19th,  from 12:30 - 3:30 pm.  The cost of is $140 for HAAA members;  $145 for non-members. 


To register, complete the registration form from the link at the top of this page.  

Mail, along with your check made out to Paulette, to Paulette Flemmens, 11097 Glen Valley Rd., Glen Rock, PA  17327.


                                                                          For further information you may contact Paulette at OilPaintn@aol.com