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.



REALISTIC OIL PAINTING  with  Paulette Flemmens

February 4th through March 25th


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,  from 12:30 - 3:30 pm.  The cost of is $160 for HAAA members;  $165 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

Basics of Digital Photography with Christine Goldbeck

Friday,  February 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


New and intermediate photographers develop and improve their skills in pixel-based photography.  Christine covers important creative and technical principles.  Students learn about composing, editing, storing , and outputting digital photographs for print or to their website.  Students also learn automatic and manual camera settings, white balance, composition basics, file formats, and basic photo editing. 


You will need to bring your personal camera, along with it's manual,  a notebook and writing implement.


The cost is $70 for HAAA members;  $75 for non-members.   A minimum of seven students is required.  If the minimum has not been met one week prior to the scheduled class, the instructor has the prerogative to cancel the class. 


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

Mail, along with your check made out to Christine, to Christine Goldbeck, 203 N. Union St., Middletown, PA  17057


For further information, you may contact Christine at cgoldie@Verizon.net

Watercolor for the Beginner with Deb Reitbauer

Thursday, March 5th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm


Beginning watercolor students will examine and create a color wheel and textured watercolor samples.  After exploring the possibilities of the medium, students will create a finished landscape painting.  All materials will be provided.


The cost is $40 for HAAA members;  $45 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 Deb,  to Deb Reitbauer, 10400 Jonestown Rd., Annville, PA  17003.


For further information, you may contact Deb at dkingcaid@gmail.com



Sumi-e with Betsy Stutzman


TWO Sumi-e (ink picture) workshops are being offered.  They are structured in two levels: 


Thursday, March 26 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.  This class is geared to true beginners.  Betsy will be teaching the basics using Asian brushes, rice paper, and Sumi ink.


Friday, March 27 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.   The second class will be geared for "beyond beginners"; learning to paint landscapes, flowers and birds.


The student can sign up for one or both of the classes.  Each class is $30 for HAAA members;  $35 for non-members. 


A supply list will be furnished closer to the class.   There is a minimum of six students for each class.  If the minimum has not been met one week prior to the class,  the instructor has the prerogative to cancel the workshop(s).


To register, complete the registration from the link at the top of this page, make your check out to Betsy Stutzman and send both to Hershey Area Art Association, 50 N. Linden Road,  P.O. Box 654, Hershey, PA  17033.


For further information, you can contact Betsy at easart@Comcast.net.


Experimental Mixed Media with Christine Goldbeck

Friday, April 10th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  


This five hour 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.


The cost of this workshop is $70 for HAAA members;  $75 for non-members.  The cost includes all necessary supplies.  If you wish, you may bring any personal photos, dried flowers, memorabilia to include in your work.    There is a minimum of seven students.  If the minimum has not been met one week prior to class, the instructor has the discretion to cancel the workshop. 


To register, complete the registration form from the link at the top of this page.   Mail, along with your check made out to Christine, to Christine Goldbeck, 203 N. Union St., Middletown, PA  17057


For further information, you may contact Christine at cgoldie@Verizon.net.



Coming May 27th through 29th    -     LYNNE YANCHA WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP