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.

Paint Togethers

Beginning Monday, March 9th through April 27,  from 12:30 - 3:30 pm,  we will offer "paint togethers".    These are informal times of socializing and painting, without formal instruction.   You can bring the medium of your choice.   We will meet at the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society building.   To cover the room rental for eight weeks,  the cost will be $40 per participant.  For further information, and to indicate your participation,  please contact Cindy Ankney at ankneycd@gmail.com.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Plein Air Painting Workshop at Hershey Gardens with Ben Nelson

Saturday, May 2nd from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


The focus of the class is an expressive uninhibited approach to plein air landscape painting.  We will use a series of small, loose, fast black and white studies with large brushes to determine and capture the layout of our composition.  Using these studies, we will move into  larger 22 x 30 work.  Our goal is to be fearless!  Be brave.  Be uninhibited and learn something new.  We will let the landscape and the elements inform us.  At the end of the workshop we will review our studies and our current work and revel in our exciting progress. 


The cost of this workshop is $65 for HAAA members/$70 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 Ben Nelson, to Hershey Area Art Association, P.O. Box 654, Hershey, PA  17033.


For further information, you may contact Ben at nelsonpaint88@gmail.com

 

 

Watercolor Workshop with Lynne Yancha

Wednesday, May 27th through Friday, May 29th


Joy!  Peace!  Connection!   The tension of opposites.... a necessary concept.   Perfection vs. carefree.  Discipline  vs.  play.   The ability to traverse between the two - we all have it.   Lynne is mostly in love with the mystery of inspiration and how it affects the process.   She is renown for her  depiction of people and animals, and wonderful work with light and shadows.


Lynne provides numerous demonstrations throughout the workshop to correspond with students needs and interests. 


The cost of this workshop is $135 for HAAA members;  $140 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 Lynne Yancha, to  Hershey Area Art Association,  P.O. Box 654,  Hershey, PA   17033.


For further information, you may contact Lynne at yanchawatercolors@gmail.com.


Painting with Jonathan in June with Jonathan Frazier

Thursday, June 11th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm


Tempted by the possibilities of oil painting and don't know where to start?  This workshop gives beginners the opportunity to try their hand at oil in the safety and supervision of an experienced painter.   All Materials will be supplied.  Jonathan will begin with a demonstration before having students work on their own canvas.  Group talks as well as one-on-one individual assistance will be readily offered throughout the day.  As beginners, we aren't aiming for masterpieces on our first time out - this is all about process and getting the feel of paint on a brush on a canvas.  We'll keep it simple, working with a minimal three color palette.  There will be a half hour lunch break.  



Cost for this workshop is $75 for HAAA members/$80 for non-members.  Send your registration, along with a check made out to Jonathan Frazier, to Hershey Area Art Association, P.O. Box654,    Hershey, PA  17033.   The registration can be found by the link at the top of  this page.   


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

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, he 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.