Adult Classes

Artist Skills

Ready, Set, Show! Artists Prep Workshop
Save the Date: Nov 12, 2022

Learn to develop a visually appealing portfolio by exploring tips and tricks for taking professional photos of your artwork. Once
mastering the fundamental skills, your images will be uploaded to a flash drive or Google Drive depending on your preference. Bring the items that you wish to photograph to class, an SD card, and a flash drive. Cameras will be provided in the studio.

Ages 18+: Non-Members $45/Member: Free

Ceramics

Ceramics: Tuesdays Fall 2022
$230 Non-members | $200 Members
Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart
Sep 20 - Nov 8, 2022

Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm

Be prepared to get dirty while learning skills of hand building, the potter’s wheel, and glazing.  The projects are as endless as your imagination and the studio is available for use outside of class. Please bring old towels.  Glazing and firing included with 25lbs of clay.

One additional 25 lbs. of clay may be purchased for $75.  Students are not permitted to bring outside clay. All wet work must be completed by week 6. There will be no formal class on week 7. Instead, students may use studio time to trim pieces. Week 8 is devoted to glazing. Work not glazed by week 8 will not be glaze fired.'

Studio is available to students outside of class. (See our Studio Use Policy)

Capacity: 10 students.  Minimum: 4 students.

Ceramics: Thursdays Fall 2022
$230 Non-members | $200 Members
Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart
Sep 22 - Nov 10, 2022

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Be prepared to get dirty while learning skills of hand building, the potter’s wheel, and glazing.  The projects are as endless as your imagination and the studio is available for use outside of class. Please bring old towels.  Glazing and firing included with 25lbs of clay.

One additional 25 lbs. of clay may be purchased for $75.  Students are not permitted to bring outside clay. All wet work must be completed by week 6. There will be no formal class on week 7. Instead, students may use studio time to trim pieces. Week 8 is devoted to glazing. Work not glazed by week 8 will not be glaze fired.'

Studio is available to students outside of class. (See our Studio Use Policy)

Capacity: 10 students.  Minimum: 4 students.

Drawing

Basics & Beyond: Drawing Session 1: Fall 2022
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Sep 21 - Oct 12, 2022

4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm

This four-week course will cover the fundamentals of drawing. Students will learn to see as an artist and draw by using simple shapes. Students will learn to shade and how light affects shadows, in addition to proportions. Instruction will become more advanced as skill levels improve. All materials provided. 

Capacity:  10 students.  Minimum:  6 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $80/Members:  $65.  

 

Basics & Beyond: Drawing Session 2: Fall 2022
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Oct 19 - Nov 9, 2022

4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm

This four-week course will cover the fundamentals of drawing. Students will learn to see as an artist and draw by using simple shapes. Students will learn to shade and how light affects shadows, in addition to proportions. Instruction will become more advanced as skill levels improve. All materials provided. 

Capacity:  10 students.  Minimum:  6 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $80/Members:  $65.  

 

Fiber Arts

Intro to Macrame: Fall 2022
$125 Non-members | $95 Members
Instructor: Alina Glath
Sep 22 - Nov 10, 2022

8 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Interested in fiber arts? Join Alina Glath to learn the basics of macramé! In the course of 8 weeks, you will complete a hanging flower pot holder, a wall hanging, and several smaller projects.

Capacity: 20. Minimum: 4. Ages: 16+.  $125 Non-members/ $95 Members

 

Glass

Stained Glass for Beginners: Fall 2022
$240 Non-members | $210 Members
Instructor: Lou Recchione
Oct 4 - Nov 22, 2022

8 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Never taken stained glass before?  This introductory class will teach you the basics of the copper foil method to complete an 11” x 14” stained glass panel. Choose from selected patterns and learn how to cut, grind, foil and solder a stunning work of art. All materials provided.

Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 18+.   Non-members:  $240/Members:  $210.

 

Intermediate Stained Glass: Fall 2022
$240 Non-members | $210 Members
Instructor: Lou Recchione
Sep 22 - Nov 17, 2022

8 Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Designed for students with prior stained glass experience, the intermediate course allows students to create larger and more elaborate patterns up to 18” x 24”, as well as use the equipment and studio during normal business hours outside of class. One roll of solder and copper foil are included in class fee.  **No class September 29**

Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 18+.   Non-members:  $240/Members:  $210.

 

Fused Glass Workshop Fall 2022
Non-members: $65 | Members: $50
Instructor: Deb and Joe Zingaro
Save the Date: Oct 8, 2022

1 Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

There’s something special about vibrantly colorful glass that has been fused and manipulated to produce distinct translucent works of art! Join Deb and Joe Zingaro of Baker-Hart Studio in this fun one-day fused glass workshop. Participants will make 3” x 6” fused glass panels that can sit on a windowsill or shelf from various colors and sizes of glass frit, stringers, and noodles.  Once finished, the instructors will complete the fusing and curving process at home and ship the pieces back to the Hoyt for pick up. All materials included.

Capacity: 8 students.  Minimum: 4 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $65. Members: $50. 

Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop 1: Fall 22
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Louis Recchione
Save the Date: Oct 15, 2022

Learn the basic skills of the copper foil method to create a simple fall themed sun catcher! You’ll learn to cut, grind, foil and solder to walk away with a work of art for your window! Tuition includes all materials.

Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages: 18+. Non-members: $80. Members: $65.

Repurposed Broken Pottery Mosaics Workshop: Fall 2022
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Kate Burke
Save the Date: Oct 20, 2022

Have some chipped family heirlooms you just can’t part with?  Give them new life with an introductory workshop in mosaics!  You will acquire the skills necessary to take on larger projects. Bring your favorite pieces; all other materials included. Capacity: 5 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages n/a

Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop 2: Fall 22
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Louis Recchione
Save the Date: Nov 5, 2022

Learn the basic skills of the copper foil method to create a simple fall themed sun catcher! You’ll learn to cut, grind, foil and solder to walk away with a work of art for your window! Tuition includes all materials.

Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages: 18+. Non-members: $80. Members: $65.

Mosaic Tile Workshop 2: Fall 2022
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Kate Burke
Save the Date: Nov 10, 2022

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, mirror, and grout. Students will acquire the skills necessary to take on larger projects. All materials included.

Capacity: 5 students. Minimum: 5 students.  Non-members: $80/Members:  $65.

Graphic Design

Intro to Graphic Design: The Adobe Creative Suite Fall 2022
$115 Non-members | $85 Members
Instructor: Cassidy Tonks Hatch
Sep 20 - Oct 25, 2022

6 Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 pm

 Explore the elements and principles of design with guided projects using the Adobe Creative Suite. Each week will feature a design prompt illustrating the use of various tools/functions: texture (week one), contrast (week two), line (week three), movement (week four), pattern (week five), and balance (week six). Students should bring a flash drive, camera (phone, tablet, or DSLR), and SD card (if using camera).

Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students ages 18+. Non-members:  $115 Members: $85.

Holiday Workshops

Alcohol Inks On Christmas Ornaments 2022
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: Nov 5, 2022

1 Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 am

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 to create both happy accidents and intentional designs before moving on to glass ornaments!

Please note: projects will be left at the Hoyt to be sealed and can be picked up the following week.

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

Origami Holiday Ornament Workshop Fall 2022
Ages12+
$45 Non-members | $30 Members
Instructor: Beth Magyan
Save the Date: Nov 12, 2022

1 Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Create holiday ornaments using traditional origami folding techniques. You will learn how to make decorations using a modular, as well as a star design, on Japanese Yuzen and Chiyogami designed paper. Embellishments include tassels, beads, and a variety of charms. Beginners welcome. For Teens & Adults

Capacity:  10 students.  Minimum:  4 students.  Ages 12+.  Non-members:  $45/Members: $30.  

Jewelry Making

Origami Crane Earring Workshop Fall 2022
Ages12+
$45 Non-members | $30 Members
Instructor: Beth Magyan
Save the Date: Oct 1, 2022

1 Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Using basic origami folding techniques, students will create a pair of crane earrings from small pieces of specialty Japanese Yuzen paper. Each crane will be assembled with a choice of various materials that include Swarovski crystals, gold and silver plated beads, charms, dangles, and stainless steel ear wires. As a final step, each earring will be coated with a polycrylic medium to add durability to the paper. All materials provided.  Japanese Yuzen paper is known for its bright and intense colors and gold and silver silk screened overlays. The papers are handcrafted by artists in Japan and inspired by Kimono fabric.

Capacity:  10 students.  Minimum:  4 students.  Ages 12+.  Non-members:  $45/Members: $30.  

Language

Conversational Italian: Fall 2022
$130 Non-members | $100 Members
Instructor: Dr. Frank Treccase
Sep 21 - Nov 9, 2022

8 Wednesdays, 3-5 pm

Students rave about this class! More than just vocabulary, Dr. Trecasse leads you into the Italian language with an understanding of the culture and travel.  Capacity:  20 students.  Minimum:  4 students.  Ages 16+.

Let it Go: Art for the Soul

Paper Quilling Basics Fall 2022
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: Oct 1, 2022

1 Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Paper quilling uses strips of paper that are rolled, looped, curled, twisted, and shaped to create decorative designs. Learn how to use this creative art form and make unique greeting cards.

Suminagashi Japanese Paper Marbling Fall 2022
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Robert Presnar
Save the Date: Oct 22, 2022

Explore the ancient art of Suminagashi, or traditional Japanese paper marbling.  You’ll find that several keepsakes can result from pulling paper through a swirling bath of floating ink – from wall art to greeting cards! Add short poems or inspirational sayings for some added Zen.

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

Music

Private Voice Lessons: Fall 2022
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Jewel Ullrich
Sep 24 - Nov 12, 2022

8 Saturdays, by half-hour appointment

Join teacher Jewel Ullrich for 1:1 vocal instruction to help you find your unique vocal quality. Lessons are appropriate for beginners, as well as for those interested in improving skills. Instruction will include proper breathing techniques, vocal registration, resonance, vowel placement and more. Lessons are open to children and adults. Ages 10+. Appointments 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m..

Private Harp Lessons Full Course: Fall 2022
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Sep 22 - Nov 10, 2022

8 Thursdays, by one-hour appointment

Private instruction cover the basics of playing, note reading, rhythms, tuning, and other general topics on the harp. Instrument and worksheets are provided for use with practice time available outside of class.

Capacity: 6 students. One-hour appointments may be scheduled from Noon – 7:00 pm.  Non-members:  $160/Members:  $130.

Private Harp Lessons Session I: Fall 2022
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Sep 22 - Oct 13, 2022

4 Thursdays, by appointment

Curious about the harp?  This 4-week course offers a “taste” of the instrument for those who would like to try the instrument before making a commitment.  Non-members:  $80/Members: $65.

Private Harp Lessons Session 2: Fall 2022
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Oct 20 - Nov 10, 2022

4 Thursdays, by appointment

Curious about the harp?  This 4-week course offeres a “taste” of the instrument for those who would like to try the instrument before making a commitment.  Non-members:  $80/Members: $65.

Painting

Watercolor Tuesdays: Fall 2022
$150 Non-members | $120 Member
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
Sep 20 - Nov 8, 2022

8 Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm

Join celebrated painter, Jocelyn Beatty, for step by step instruction in this versatile medium. Instruction includes use of watercolor and drawing techniques. Several paintings will be completed in the course of the eight weeks.

Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 14 students. Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $150/Members:  $120.

Plein Air Painting Fall 2022
$120 Non-members | $90 Members
Instructor: Nancy Hawkins
Sep 21 - Oct 12, 2022

Get outside and paint like an Impressionist. Classes will meet at the Hoyt, but students will also go into the community to find inspiring landscapes and cityscapes. In case of rain, the class will be conducted in the Hoyt’s new outdoor classroom. A materials list will be provided. Easels are available. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+.

Watercolor Wednesdays: Fall 2022
$150 Non-members | $120 Member
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
Sep 21 - Nov 9, 2022

8 Wednesdays, 6-9 pm

Join celebrated painter, Jocelyn Beatty, for a step by step instruction in this versatile medium. Instruction includes use of watercolor and drawing techniques. Several paintings will be completed in the course of the eight weeks.

Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 14 students. Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $150/Members:  $120.

Photography

Smartphone Photo Editing Workshop Fall 2022
$45 Non-members | $30 Members
Instructor: Cassidy Tonks Hatch
Save the Date: Oct 1, 2022

1 Saturday, 12-1:30 pm

Explore the different tools and functions of the free Lightroom app all from the comfort of your smartphone. Instruction will cover subjects from color correction to composition. Bring your favorite photos and your phone.

Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages: 16+. Non-members: $45/ Members: $30.

DSLR Photography
$115 Non-members | $85 Members
Instructor: Cassidy Tonks Hatch
Sep 21 - Oct 26, 2022

6 Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Learn the fundamental skills of photography and photo-editing, while exploring different photographers and photography styles. Each week, we will explore a different technical and/or conceptual topic. Equipment and software provided for use in class. Please bring an SD card to save your work.

Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages: 16+.  Instructor: Cassidy Tonks-Hatch. Non-members:  $115 Members: $85.

Yoga

Yoga: Fall 2022
$115 Non-members | $85 Member
Instructor: Cindy Naples
Sep 22 - Nov 10, 2022

8 Thursdays, 6-7 pm

Discover the fundamental philosophies, lineages, physical practice and language of yoga. We’ll practice yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation and mindfulness. Bring a yoga mat.

Capacity: 10 students.  Minimum: 6 students.  Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $115. Members: $85.00.

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