Hershey Area Art Association

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

Since 1995.

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, across from the rear entrance of the Hershey Outlet Mall. See map on home page.   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.

Paint Togethers

HAAA will have two summer Paint Together sessions, the first will begin on June 6 and go through June 27, 2016.    The second session will start August 1 and go through August 22, 2016. 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 both sessions, the cost will be $40 for HAAA members;  $50 for non-members.  Since there are two sessions, you may opt to attend one, either June or August, the cost will be $20 for HAAA members; $30 for non-members.  For further information, you may contact Kathleen Grim, kgrim04@gmail.com.   Send your registration and a check, made out to HAAA, to Hershey Area Art Association,  P. O. Box 654, Hershey, PA  17033.

Painting With Acrylics

Marie Gamon


Thursday afternoons, 1 to 4 PM from September 8 to October 13, 2016


Learn the many ways acrylic paints can be used and gain experience with the various mediums available for use with acrylics.  Practice your drawing skills, brush up on color theory and after the first work-together project, you will have the option of choosing your own painting subject.  The goal is for you to learn to enjoy using acrylic paints to increase your creative skills and imagination. 

Marie has 15 years of teaching experience in acrylic painting, drawing and multi-media classes with the Art Association of Harrisburg.  She holds private classes and workshops through her business, Art4U.  Click here for a supply list.


Cost of the class is $125 for HAAA members and $135 for non-members.

To register mail the registration form with check, made out to Marie Gamon, to Hershey Area Art Association, PO Box 644, Hershey  PA  17033

Registration form link can be found at the top of this page.

CLASS IS FULL!!

Contact kgrim04@gmail.com to add your name to a waiting list.


DIVE INTO COLOR - How to Use Water COLOR Like a Pro 

by Deb Watson


A one day workshop on Monday July 18, 2016, from 9AM to 3PM.  

This class will focus on COLOR - and how to apply them for maximum effect.  Learn from an instructor with 20 years painting and teaching experience.  Please bring the following colors  - light blue, dark blue, red and yellow.

Click here for a link to Class Outline and Supply List


The cost is $40 for HAAA members and $50 for non-members.  Send your registration along with a check made out to Deb Watson to Hershey Area Art Association, PO Box 654, Hershey PA 17033.  Registration form link can be found at the top of this page.  


Realistic Oil Painting 

with Paulette Flemmens


Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3:30 PM 

September 28 to November 16, 2016


Learn to paint in a Dimensional Realistic Style using Maroger Medium and oils in the tradition of the Old Master Atelier.  Beginner through advanced students, aged 18 and up, are welcome.  In the first session you will use charcoal to draw a simple still-life composition.  Following sessions you will complete an 11x14 still-life painting on a Masonite panel.  Students who complete the still-life may then choose any subject for their next painting.  This course runs for eight weeks.  Deadline to register is 9/21/16.

Cost is $160 for HAAA members and $170 for non-members.


To register send completed registration form and check, made out to Paulette Flemmens, to Hershey Area Art Association, PO Box 654,  Hershey  PA  17033


For further information about this class, you may contact Paulette at oilpaintn@aol.com

Oil Painting  -  Developing  Your Individual Style  with John McNulty

Fridays 9:30 am -12:30 pm.  This  8 week class begins on July 15 and goes to September 2, 2016

Have fun painting and learning about art and design.  John keeps it light while demonstrating techniques and discussing practical tips from his lifelong experience as an artist.  He shares his own work and art library to bring theories to life. Students provide their own subject matter; sketches or photos. Students work at their own pace and receive individual instruction as needed.  Come equipped to begin painting the first class.   Students need their own easel - stand alone, or table top.    


Cost for this eight week session will be $125 for HAAA members;  $135 for non-members.  Send your registration, along with a check made out to John McNulty, to Hershey Area Art Association, P.O. Box 654, Hershey, PA  17033.    Registration form can be downloaded from link at top of this page.

A minimum of six students are required, and final determination will be made one week prior to beginning of the session.  For further information, you may contact John at mcnulty.jmm@gmail.com


Three Day Watercolor Workshop With Lynne Yancha


September 21 to 23, 2016 at the Conference Room at Spring Hill Suites at 115 Museum Drive Hershey  PA 17033.

Lynne is an acclaimed watercolor artist and an inspirational instructor with 50 years of art experience.  Her specialities are people and animals that she captures with carefree discipline.

Click here for a supply list.



The cost of the class is $135 for HAAA members and $145 for non-members.

Send your registration, along with a check made out to Lynne Yancha, to Hershey Area Art Association, P.O. Box 654, Hershey, PA  17033.    The registration form can be downloaded from link at top of this page.