Adult Classes

Let it Go: Art for the Soul

Leaf Casting Workshop Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Cindy Naples
Save the Date: Jun 26, 2021

Use the foilage from the Hoyt's grounds to cast garden art in concrete!

Art for the Soul Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Cyanotypes Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Michael Dittman
Save the Date: Jul 10, 2021

Explore the possibilities of the oldest photographic method on earth! Cyantotypes use a few chemicals and sun exposure to reveal images of choice. Distinctively blue in coloration, they make lovely wall art.

Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Suminagashi Japanese Paper Marbling Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Robert Presnar
Save the Date: Jul 24, 2021

Create beautiful keepsakes by pulling papers through swirling baths of floating ink - from wall art to greeting cards! Add poems and inspirational quotes for some added Zen!

Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

All materials included. Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Wood-burned Cutting Board Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: Aug 14, 2021

Wood burning, or pyrography, dates back to primitive times in Egypt, China, Rome & Peru! Miss Paige will help you create a design you'll be proud to display in your kitchen!

Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

All materials included. Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Alcohol Inks Summer 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: Aug 21, 2021

Alcohol inks are brightly colored dye-based paints that offer unlimited, creative potential on paper, ceramics, glass, fabric and more! We’ll experiment with their free flowing properties on paper and glass gems to create both happy accidents and intentional designs for wall art and jewelry!

Art for the Soul Workshops open with meditative exercises and experiment with media that offers newbies plenty of forgiveness. Materials included.

Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Ceramics

No classes are available at this time.

Date Night

Workshops for Couples

Not exactly a paint-and-sip, but you do get wine! Bring your significant other or make it a girls night and join guest artists from across the region for a unique art making experience! Includes wine, snacks & materials. Workshops held outdoors.

Fused Glass Workshop
Members: $70/couple | Non-members: $100/couple.
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Save the Date: Jun 19, 2021

Pittsburgh Glass Center will guide you through the process of working with colored glass, stringers (small rods of glass), and frit (small granules of glass) to design two suncatchers. Work will be kiln-fired after class.

Members: $70/couple. Non-members: $100/couple.

Raku Glazing Date Night Workshop
Members: $70/couple | Non-members: $100/couple.
Mud Monkey Pottery
Save the Date: Jul 31, 2021

Raku glazing is sometimes referred to as "painting with fire"! Pots are removed from the kiln red hot and placed in combustible materials that erupt in flames on contact. The chemical reaction causes patterns that are as unpredictable as they are beautiful! You'll walk away with at least two bowls! Instructor Anthony DeRosa is the artist behind the wheel at Mud Monkey Pottery.  Learn more about the Raku process from him in this video.

Members: $70/couple. Non-members: $100/couple.

Metal Casting Date Night Workshop
Members: $70/couple | Non-members: $100/couple.
Rivers of Steel
Save the Date: Aug 21, 2021

Make your own cast aluminum artist tiles with Pittsburgh's Rivers of Steel! Each couple will be given two scratch molds to create their own relief, or raised design, from scratch molds. We'll let the experts pour the molten metal, but it's cool to watch and learn about a process that dates back centuries!

Want to see what you'll be doing? Check out this demo from Rivers of Steel!

Members: $70/couple. Non-members: $100/couple.

Drawing

Drawing Basics II Workshop 1: Summer 2021
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jun 23, 2021

This workshop is an extension of Drawing Basics I. You will learn more advanced shading, understand light sources, and more. All materials included. Capacity:  15 students. Minimum:  5 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $35/Members: $20.

Open Drawing Session 1: Summer 2021
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jun 30, 2021

This is a workshop for students having difficulty with particular areas of drawing. The instructor will provide individualized assistance by teaching techniques and providing insight so that students may better progress in their drawing abilities.  Capacity:  15 students.  Minimum:  5 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $35/Members: $20.

Pastel Drawing Basics Workshop 1: Summer 2021
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jul 7, 2021

This is an introductory workshop for those interested in learning how to create pastel drawings. Pastels provide easy blending of color and rich textures that produce unique artistic effects that set this versatile medium apart. Capacity:  15 students.  Minimum:  5 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $35/Members: $20.

Drawing Basics I Workshop 2: Summer 2021
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jul 14, 2021

Students have an opportunity to learn a variety of drawing basics, including use of shapes, shading, values, and a whole lot more in this one-day workshop. All materials included. Capacity:  15 students.  Minimum:  5 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $35/Members: $20.

Drawing Basics II Workshop 2: Summer 2021
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jul 21, 2021

This workshop is an extension of Drawing Basics I. You will learn more advanced shading, understand light sources, and more. All materials included. Capacity:  15 students. Minimum:  5 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $35/Members: $20.

Open Drawing Session 2: Summer 2021
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jul 28, 2021

This is a workshop for students having difficulty with particular areas of drawing. The instructor will provide individualized assistance by teaching techniques and providing insight so that students may better progress in their drawing abilities.  Capacity:  15 students.  Minimum:  5 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $35/Members: $20.

Pastel Drawing Basics Workshop 2: Summer 2021
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Aug 4, 2021

This is an introductory workshop for those interested in learning how to create pastel drawings. Pastels provide easy blending of color and rich textures that produce unique artistic effects that set this versatile medium apart.

Capacity:  15 students.  Minimum:  5 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $35/Members: $20.

Glass

Mosaic on Tiles or Glass Wksp 1: Summer 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Kate Burke
Save the Date: Jun 19, 2021

This is an introductory workshop that will gain students the techniques needed in shaping mosaic surfaces. Students will create brilliant mosaics on tile using glass and grout. Students will acquire the skills necessary to take on larger projects. Students will work on tile during the workshop, but may instead bring in a project from home. All materials included. Capacity: 5 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages n/a.  Non-members: $80/Members: $65.

Seashell Sun Catcher Workshop Summer 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Louis Recchione
Save the Date: Jun 19, 2021

Make a seashell stained glass sun catcher. Join former student Louis Recchione to learn the basic skills of cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering stained glass. You will walk out with new found skills and a beautiful work of art for your window! All materials provided. Capacity: 5 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages: 16+.

Mosaic on Tiles or Glass Wksp 2: Summer 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Kate Burke
Save the Date: Jul 17, 2021

This is an introductory workshop that will gain students the techniques needed in shaping mosaic surfaces. Students will create brilliant mosaics on tile using glass and grout. Students will acquire the skills necessary to take on larger projects. Students will work on tile during the workshop, but may instead bring in a project from home. All materials included. Capacity: 5 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages n/a.  Non-members: $80/Members: $65.

Language

No classes are available at this time.

Metal Smithing

No classes are available at this time.

Music

Piano Lessons: Summer 2021
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Kevin Danielson
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2021

8 Saturdays, by half-hour appointment

Join teacher Kevin Danielson for 1:1 piano instruction for beginners, as well as those wanting to improve their musical talents. Each one-half hour lesson, tailored to the student’s individual level, will build on skills.  Ages 10+. Appointments begin at 10:30 am. Last appointment at 3:30 pm., Piano: $160 Non-members | $130 Members

 

Private Harp Lessons Full Course: Summer 2021
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Jun 17 - Aug 5, 2021

8 Thursdays, by one-hour appointment

Ready to play like an angel? The full course provides 1:1 instruction to develop the basics of playing, note reading, rhythms, tuning, and other general topics. Lessons will continue to advance as you do! Instrument and worksheets are provided with additional practice time available outside of class. Capacity: 6 students. One-hour appointments may be scheduled from Noon – 7:00 pm

Private Harp Lessons Session I: Summer 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Jun 17 - Jul 8, 2021

4 Thursdays, by appointment

A class for the curious! This 4-week primer is designed to introduce students to harp without the long-term commitment. Instrument provided to play in class. Additional practice time available upon request. One-hour appointments may be scheduled from Noon – 7:00 pm.

Private Harp Lessons Session 2: Summer 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Jul 15 - Aug 5, 2021

4 Thursdays, by appointment

A class for the curious! This 4-week primer is designed to introduce students to harp without the long-term commitment. Instrument provided to play in class. Additional practice time available upon request. One-hour appointments may be scheduled from Noon – 7:00 pm.

Painting

Watercolor Workshop In The Garden: Summer 2021
$65 Non-members | $50 Members
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
Save the Date: Jun 19, 2021

Our grounds provide the subject for this beginner-friendly workshop with nationally acclaimed artist, Jocelyn Beatty! Includes an introduction to watercolors and drawing techniques for the newbies, and all the supplies you'll need. Advanced students should bring their own materials. Rain date June 26. Ages 16+. Members: $50/Non-members:$65.

Plein Air Painting Workshop Spring 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Nancy Hawkins
Save the Date: Jul 17, 2021

Learn to paint like an impressionist in the great outdoors! This course blends demonstration with l: l assistance. Class will meet at the Hoyt then choose an off-site location. Workshop will be held indoors in the event of rain.

Ages 16+.  Members: $65/Non-members: $80.

Photography

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Videography

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Yoga

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