Adult Classes

Adult Classes are underway! Please check our events calendar and facebook page for new listings.

Saturdays, June 27, July 25, and August 15

Landscape Study Group

Drop in for a single session, or join us for all three classes this summer. Explore techniques in water-based painting on canvas or paper. May include time outdoors. All painting levels invited.
Instructor: Ben Nelson
Class hours 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Ages Adults
Class Limit 20
Fee $30 for individual session, $80 for all 3 classes

Saturday, July 11

Civil War 150 Family workshop inspired by artist David Bustill Bowser

Visit the museum with your family between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 11 and create a collaborative work of art that is inspired by the life and works of David Bustill Bowser. Explore history through art in conjunction with the Dauphin County Civil War 150 anniversary celebrations. Join artist and educator Nancy Mendes in a rewarding family experience of learning, creating and remembering.

A 30 minute discussion about the artist’s life and work will be offered at 10:00 am, followed by an art making project for the whole family from 10:30 to 12:00 noon. At 12:00 noon, Nancy will repeat the discussion, followed by second opportunity to create artwork as a family from 12:30 – 2:00pm.

Instructor: Nancy Mendes
Class Hours 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Ages All ages, Families welcome
This workshop will be offered at no additional cost to museum visitors. SAM members enjoy free admission.

Saturday, July 11

The Life and Times of Harriet Jacobs Based on the book “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” A One Woman show presented by Lynn Blackston

Lynn Blackston portraying Harriet Jacobs for her one woman show "The Life and Times of Harriet Jacobs".

Lynn Blackston portraying Harriet Jacobs for her one woman show “The Life and Times of Harriet Jacobs”.

The presentation is a creative performance of storytelling, poetry and inspirational songs.The presentation will performed by Lynn Blackston and it will be based on the life of Harriet Jacobs  who was born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina in 1818 a mulatto, a great granddaughter of  a South Carolina planter; she was taught to read and write by her owner’s wife and experienced a pleasant childhood. When she was ten she began to realize that she was enslaved. Harriet escaped from her master’s house to her grandmother’s house where she spent 7 years living in a crawl space above a storeroom in her grandmother’s home. In 1842, Harriet finally escaped to the north she then became active in the anti-slavery movement and wrote the book “Incidents in the life of a slave girl” which was published in Boston 1860 under the pen name of Linda Brent.

Event Hour 5:00 p.m.
Ages All ages, Families welcome
Free with admission, RSVP

Sunday, June 28  RESCHEDULED for sunday, july 26

The Women Artists of Pennsylvania: Dare to Defy

Join us on a hot Sunday afternoon in the museum to welcome Selby Doughty, artist and educator and former Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. This is an engaging and entertaining lecture about the women artists from Pennsylvania – their work, those who influenced them and their influences on future artists.
Class hours 3:00 p.m.
Free with admission, RSVP

Thursday, August 13

In the Lab

Join us for the second installment of this collaborative studio and exhibition experience open to artists of all disciplines (writers, performance, music, and visual artists). Explore shared concepts and experimental collaborations. Some materials provided, feel free to bring works in progress or own materials. Follow up installation session to be determined.
Lab hours 6:30 p.m.
Ages Adult
Class Limit 20
Fee $5

Adult Classes