July Week 3 | Ultimate Art Camp with PCA&D and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen: Grades 6-8

YS 100 W3 : 

non-credit – in person

  • Dates: July 22 – 26
  • Times: 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Meetings: 5
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Instructors: Nichole Madonna, Lindsey Sansoni, Michael Peluso, Amanda Church, Bob Antonishak


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Does your child in 6-8 grade have a passion for creativity and creation? Let us nurture their curiosity and abilities in an intensive and supportive week-long camp exploring the fine arts, design, and master crafts. At PCA&D’s Center for Creative Exploration and Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Ultimate Art Camp, your child will learn the significance of thinking like an artist with lessons that will inform and enhance their personal and skill development.

Students will start the day at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design learning a variety of art-making techniques, such as drawing, printmaking, and more before breaking for lunch. Then campers will be escorted to the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen for an afternoon of fine craft and will explore work in areas such as fused glass, flameworking, macrame, and more! Parents will pick up students at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen located just a little over two blocks away from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. On the final day of camp, PCA&D will host all of the work created in an exhibition at their location from 4:15 – 5:15 pm, July 26.

This program is open to all skill levels and provides an atmosphere for self-discovery, camaraderie, and small-group learning. All supplies are included in the cost of the camp.

Students should bring lunch and snacks to camp each day. Food brought to campus should NOT contain any nuts, seeds, or shellfish. PCA&D has refrigerators and microwaves for student use. Several classrooms at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen are located on the second floor of the building and the building does not have an elevator. The jewelry & glass studio is on the first floor of the building and is wheelchair accessible. Please contact kelly@pacrafts.org to find out more about classrooms.

This course must meet minimum enrollment by July 15 in order to run. Register today! 

Instructor Bios:

Nichole Madonna – PCA&D Fine Art Studio Studies

Nichole Madonna is from Lancaster and received a BFA degree with a focus on abstract painting from PCA&D. Nichole loves working in sketchbooks, creating art out of found objects, creating abstract artwork with a focus on color, texture and mark-making.  When Nichole isn’t creating art, you can find her in nature with her family or reading non-fiction and autobiographies.

Lindsey Sansoni – Macrame

Lindsey Sansoni – Born & raised in Harrisburg PA, Lindsey Sansoni was re-introduced to Macrame during the pandemic and hasn’t put it down since. Sharing her love of the craft with others has become a passion of hers and is now a full-time job.

Michael Peluso – Glassblowing

Michael has 20 years of experience in functional glass making and currently operates a soft glass and flame working studio in Elizabethtown, PA. He has studied under glassblowing and flame-working masters such as William Gudenrath, Michael Scheiner, James Nowak, Michael Rogers, Milon Townsend, Jane Bruce, and the late Elio Quarisa. Website: www.michaelpeluso.com

Amanda Church – Origami

I have loved crafts since I was young and always enjoyed paper crafts since it is a material easy to obtain and inexpensive.  Having spent many years as a Bookkeeper, crafting has always been a good way to relax and unwind.  Modular Origami is my main passion as the designs that can be produced are limitless.  It is a way to spread joy with paper without words.

Kathleen Forney – Mosaic Glass

I am a fused glass artist, based in Elizabethtown, and have been creating designs in glass for years. Prior to glass, I have worked with various mediums, which include mosaics, enamels, acrylics, mixed media, and clay.  My role as a “professional artist” began at the early age of 10 when I sold my first painting in our family’s gallery in Berkeley Heights, NJ. My inspiration continues to be the amazing gems in nature waiting to be discovered. Over the years I have had the privilege to teach various mediums to enthusiastic students who range in age from 6 years of age to late adulthood.  As a teacher, it is rewarding to watch students create “their masterpiece”. I strive to make my classes for all students engaging, rewarding, and fun.

Bob Antonishak – Pysanky & Woodworking

Bob Antonishak lives in West Chester, PA.  He is on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and President of the Chester County Craft Guild chapter.  In 2006, he taught himself the Nantucket basket weaving process and has since completed nearly 200 baskets.  In 2015 he took up woodturning to expand his Nantucket basket molds, rims, bases, and lids capabilities and enhancements.  His woodturning expanded to creating turned bowls, pens, and lidded boxes.  Since 1995 Bob and his family have been making Ukrainian Pysanky dyed eggs during the Easter season. Website: www.antonishak.com


  • Supplies are provided.
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