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Instructor Sam Little


My name is Sara Little, or Sam to most who know me. In 2013 I retired after 38 years of teaching art in the public school system, but I continue to teach art to children and adults of all ages and abilities. My passion is helping people to find an outlet of exploring their creativity, with all the life-changing benefits that bestows. I now have a vision for broadening the impact of my teaching. I have teamed up with Art of Recycle in Ephrata, PA to open a community center in Hanover.

We are thrilled that we were able to open the Art Bank  in October of 2019.

Marlo Sell


 We are grateful to have community art instructor, Marlo Sell, with 20 years teaching experience, she's able to present a variety of mediums to our program participants allowing them to explore their creative talents. Marlo holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  She enjoys working in the community and together they will transform our Services area into an Art Studio/ Gallery, displaying many wonderful assortments of artistic expressions.  

Her creative works within the community reaches beyond our own doors. Through her “outreach” community participation program with Jessica and Friends Community and The Markets of Hanover, she brings along a strong following of various constituents from in and around the Hanover Area.

Class FAQs


*Class registration can be by call in to the LAB during business hours, via email / stop in the LAB. Before the class season begins classes can be paid for online, After the class season starts quite often you can still join the class but call us to sign up!

*Payment must be done either prior to or at the first class.

Winter Classes- Call to join a Class!


 Classes for Youth 

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead = Inter-disciplinary classes for children who are artistically and intellectually thirsty.    Designed Based learning that blends Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  If you are bored of rote learning or copycat art and want to engage your entire brain, please join us for fun activities that will challenge your creativity.  Not only will you learn new skills but you will be encouraged and hopefully inspired to produce your own unique work. 

Ages; 8-11 or with prior approval of instructor

WI01 (9)Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-12 - Dec 5,12,19 /Jan 9,16, 23 /Feb 6, 20, 27

WI02 (9)Thursdays 5:00-6:30 p.m. - Dec 5,12,19 /Jan 9,16, 23 /Feb 6, 20, 27

WI03 (9)Saturdays 12:15- 1:45pm Dec 7,14,21 /Jan 11,18, 25 /Feb 8, 22, 29

Cost $35 per month for members $40/ month non members

OR all 3 months Dec-Feb $96 members /$110 non-members  

Classes for Teens

Saturday Sessions 

These classes are designed for young teens with a passion for developing their skills and who can not make our week day sessions,

Sam will work with each student to develop an individualized program to match their needs. This is also a time when those in any other class can make up a session missed for any reason. For those interested in pursuing a career in an art related field, Sam will assist in portfolio prep and offer suggestions to assist in reaching your goals. 

Ages 12 and up or with prior approval of instructor

WI04 Saturdays 2-4 (9) Dec 7,14,21 /Jan 11,18, 25 /Feb 8, 22, 29

Cost $50 per month members All 3 months $135

Cost $60 per month, non-members  All 3 months $150 

Drawing Essentials

My FAVORITE class to teach because of the visible growth of each student!

Novice students will be given a strong foundation in drawing. Students will work with pencil, charcoal, felt tip and permanent markers, while learning to use line, value, gesture, proportion and perspective. By accessing their right hemisphere students will develop an ability “to see” through a variety of subject matter.

Recommended for all regardless of your drawing abilities. 

Suggested age 12 and Up or with prior approval from instructor 

WI05 (9)Wednesdays 7-9 PM Dec 4,11,18/ Jan 8,15,22/ Feb 5,19,26

Cost $125 member, (includes materials that become possession of participant)

$140 non-member, (includes materials that become possession of participant)

Studio Sessions;- 

For anyone who has completed Sam’s Drawing Essentials and Draw & Color classes or any member who is looking for a place to create while networking with other like minded individuals. Most of our participants work independently with their own supplies. Supplies will be available for a small cost if needed. Younger students will need prior approval by Sam. This class is a great time for sharing, critiques and camaraderie, in addition to creating some wonderful pieces of work. Some of our Studio Session artists have sold pieces and have also acquired commissions.

WI06 Mondays (10) 6:30-8:30  Dec 2,9,16/ Jan 6,13,20,27/ Feb 3,10,24

WI07 Thursdays 7-9  Dec 5,12,19/ Jan 9,16,23,30/ Feb 6,13,27

WI08 Fridays 12:30-2:30 Dec 6,13,20/ Jan 10,17,24,31/ Feb 7,14,28

Cost $100 Members

$125 Non-members

Draw and Color

The objectives of this class are to introduce students to a variety of color media and give them time to explore and test the boundaries of each medium. From the list cited below it can take three- 9 week sessions to cover all the material. Students will develop skills and techniques while exploring a variety of color media. During D&C I students will learn to mix all their colors from the primaries starting with Tempera. They will demonstrate their paint mixing skills by producing a small still life using only primary acrylic and Open Acrylic on canvas

For the first D & C session at the LAB we will work with students who may have already taken I & II with Sam

WI09 (8)Thursdays 6:30-8:30 Dec 5,12,19/ Jan 9,16,30/ Feb 6,13,27

Cost: $110 members, $126 non-members

Prerequisite: Drawing Essentials

Other media that may be covered in D& C I, II & III include;

Oil Pastels-:Sakura CrayPas, Caran d’ache Neopastels, Holbein, Sennelier

Dry Pastels: Unison, Rembrandt, Sennelier, Dick Blick , Conti, Schmicke

Pan Pastels

Oil Paint Sticks :: OilBar, Shiva,. R&F

Water mixable Oil Paints : Max, Winsor Newton


Watercolor on YUPO

Alcohol Markers/ Inks on YUPO

Color Pencil: Prismacolor, Derwent, Soho, Faber Castel Polychromos

ART with Marlo and the individuals from Jessica and Friends Community

Open to the Public, space is limited- registration is required.

Drop in fee 5.00 upon arrival.

One hour sessions with a Therapeutic Art Instructor using hand over hand assistance. Ideal for adults dealing with physical disabilities. 

Projects are seasonally themed and sensory rich by nature. Students will explore a wide variety of materials and techniques to produce unique home décor, precious keepsakes and handmade gifts.

Tuesdays 10-11:30 or 12-1

1stand 3rd Thursday and Friday 10-11, 11-12 or 1-2

*for more information about Art with Marlo call 410-491-0693*

Paper Palooza 2D&3D by Marlo Sell 

This ongoing class covers everything paper. Paper making, handmade cards, book binding, paper mache, cut and folded paper designs and collage works. Open to all age groups, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Wednesday 4:00-5:30

Members $10, Non members $12 per session.