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.

Letting Go!  with Acrylic and Mixed Media with Tami Bitner


Join this workshop to discover a fun and daring approach to painting that will inspire and encourage both experienced and novice painters.  Learn to work in layers using the basic elements of design, composition and color mixing while creating unique and spontaneous works of art and breaking all of the rules along the way!  This workshop will promote personal growth and expression in an atmosphere where there are no mistakes.  If you are ready to loosen up and let go, this class is for you -feel the fear and do it anyway!


A range of techniques and unexpected household tools will be used to make a variety of marks in paint.  Bring canvas, canvas boards, or inexpensive paper,  18 x 24" or Larger, and your choice of inexpensive acrylic paints and brushes.  You can even bring failed paintings on canvas or paper to use as your work surface!  Some practice paper and tools will be provided by the instructor. 


Two sessions are being offered.   The same course is at each session.   Choose between Wednesday, August 6th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm  OR  Thursday, August 7th from 5 - 10 pm.   Cost for this workshop is $40 for HAAA members;  $45 for non members.  The class is open to anyone 17 years of age or older. 


To register, print out the registration form linked to this page and mail, along with your check, to Tami Bitner,    228 Brinser Road,  Hummelstown,  PA  17036.


For additional information or supply list,  email Tami at tamibitnerart@gmail.com.


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.