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.


Paint Together   (non instructional)       Has been extended for two weeks, so there are three more opportunities    to meet:    April 28,  May 5 and May 12.   The time is from 12:30 - 3:30 pm. 

Hosted by:                                                 Ev Schnader 

Description:                                              Join friends for an afternoon of art.  Bring your pencils, pastels or paints                                                                          Spend 3 hours of creating art together.

Cost:                                                        $5.00 per day fee will be collected. 

                                                               For more information contact Ev Schnader at eschnades@comcast.net     

                                                               To register, print and complete the Registration Form and mail to:

                                                               Ev Schnader, 952 S. Meadow Lane, Palmyra, PA 17078

Porcelain Painting

Connie Davis and Sue Myers will be sharing their love of porcelain painting by teaching a class for four Thursdays in May,  starting May 8th.  This class will be offered in the evenings, from 6 - 9 pm,  at the home of Connie in Grantville, PA.    

Porcelain painting, or overglaze painting, is one of the oldest art forms.  It started in China and was more expensive to own than gold.  Only the kings, queens, and royalty could own these pieces.  They are the only art work that  does not fade in the sun.  Porcelain is found in most museums and castles throughout the world.  Connie and Sue are teaching this old world painting to keep the tradition alive.

The students will paint an ornament and a plate, which will be provided.  The students should bring sable brushes, size  1(liner brush) 2, 6, and 10; small bottle or jar to hold oils (baby food jar); sharpie with fine point, pen or pencil; pen point nib and holder; three 6" white, glazed tiles to mix paints; a wipeout tool; palette knife; and a roll of Blue Shop towels.

Cost of this class is $150 for HAAA members,  $155 for non members.   Class size is limited to 10 students.   If you have further questions, you may contact Connie at conniescreations@comcast.net

To register for this class,  send the registration form from the link above, along with payment, to :  Hershey Area Art Association, P.O. Box 654, Hershey, PA  17033.  Make the check payable to HAAA.

Crayon Batik

Katherine George will be teaching a Crayon Batik  workshop on Saturday, May 10th from     

9am  -  2 pm. 

The cost is $35 for HAAA members;  $40 for non members.

Learn a unique mixed media technique called Crayon Batik.  Participants will learn to create an interesting crackle effect using crayons, watercolor, and colored pencil on special "Dippity Dye" TM paper.  Students should come prepared with a draft of what they would like to paint/draw (no smaller than 8 x 10 or larger than 11 x 14).  The image can be traced directly from the drawing you bring.  Students will need to bring watercolors, brushes, and colored pencils.  Crayons and dippity dye paper will be provided.

To register, complete the registration form above, on this page, and mail to:

Katherine George      6202 Elaine Ave.,     Harrisburg  PA  17112

Make the check payable to Katherine George

Please contact Katherine at geoart95@gmail.com if you have any questions.

New Date

Deb Reitbauer will be teaching a marbling technique on Saturday, May 1 7th There will be two sessions to choose from.  Either 10:am to Noon,  or 1 - 3 pm.    Cost of the workshop will be $15 for HAAA members;  $20 for non members.   

Students should bring various things to marble:  e.g.  watercolor paper, notecards, mats.    The instructor will provide paints and paint thinner, rubber gloves, and marbling pans. 

To register, complete the registration form above, on this page, and mail to:   Deb Reitbauer,  10400 Jonestown Road,   Annville, PA  17003.   Make the check payable to Deb Reitbauer

Please contact Deb at dkingcaid@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Realistic Oil Painting with Paulette Flemmens

This eight week session will start on Wednesday, June 4th and continue through Wednesday, July 23rd from 12:30 to 3:30. 
The cost is $160 for HAAA members;  $165 for non members. 

Learn to paint in a dimensional Realistic Style using Maroger medium with oils.  Beginner through advanced students, ages 16 and up, are welcome.  The first class you will use charcoal to draw a simple still-life; for the rest of the classes 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.  Vine Charcoal, Kneaded Eraser, White Charcoal  Paper 12 x 16 or larger, Drawing Board, Paper Towels, Palette, Mahl Stick (dowel rod), Long Handle brushes, Laundry Detergent or Fels Naphtha bar, Oil paints in 13 specific pigments:  Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Ceulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Ivory Black.

Students should bring any supplies they already have to first class; purchase additional items AFTER initial class; some items available for purchase from instructor.

To register, complete the registration form on this page and mail to:  
Paulette Flemmens,   11097 Glen Valley Rd,   Glen Rock, PA  17327

Make the check out to Paulette Flemmens.

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


The 100 Brush Stroke Challenge

Deb Watson will be conducting this challenge on Saturday, July 19th.

Paint a beautiful watercolor woods scene with minimal brushwork.   Learn how to let the water do the work with fun and easy techniques you can apply to all your future paintings.  Bring basic watercolor paints and brushes.  Other supplies will be provided. 

The workshop is from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Cost will be $40 for HAAA members;  $45 for non members. 

To register, complete the registration form linked to this page and mail to:

Deb Watson,  916 Forest Rd.,  Lancaster, PA  17601.              Make check payable to Deb Watson

For further information you may email Deb at deb@debwatson.org.