Adult Classes

Welcome Back

We’re excited to resume ‘in person’ hours with the appropriate social distancing practices as recommended by the PA Department of Health in Green Phase.  To safeguard your health and the health of others, please read our updated policies.

Please note, due to social distancing guidelines, class sizes have been reduced and pre-registration online or by phone (724.652.2882) is now required. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Artist Classes

Framing Basics Matting & Mounting for Show: Summer 2020
$40 Non-members | $25 Members
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: Jul 25, 2020

Learn all aspects of basic framing, including layout, cutting mats, and closing. Emphasis is on the importance of using archival materials and methods to preserve your art. Bring one work, not in excess of 12” x 16” to class. The fee covers materials, except frames and glass, which may be ordered. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages 16+.  Non-members:  $40/Members:  $25.

Ceramics

Classes for this season are complete, check back again soon for next season's offerings.

Drawing

Drawing Basics I Workshop 1: Summer 2020
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jul 1, 2020

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 1: Summer 2020
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jul 8, 2020

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 2020
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jul 15, 2020

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.

Drawing Basics I Workshop 2: Summer 2020
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jul 22, 2020

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 2020
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Jul 29, 2020

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 2020
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Save the Date: Aug 5, 2020

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.

Glass

Mosaic Tiles 1: Summer 2020
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Kate Burke
Save the Date: Jul 11, 2020

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: 15 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages n/a.   Non-members:  $80/Members:  $65.

Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop: Summer 2020
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Louis Recchione
Save the Date: Jul 18, 2020

Make a summer 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! Capacity: 5 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages: 16+. Non-members: $80. Members: $65.

Mosaic Tiles 2: Summer 2020
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Kate Burke
Save the Date: Aug 1, 2020

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: 15 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages n/a.   Non-members:  $80/Members:  $65.

Language

Classes for this season are complete, check back again soon for next season's offerings.

Metal Smithing

Roller Printing/Jewelry Workshop: Summer 2020
$85 Non-members | $70 Members
Instructor: Donna Little
Save the Date: Jul 25, 2020

This is a fun process using a rolling mill to imprint an endless variety of textures onto metal. The imprinted metal will then be turned into the jewelry item of your choosing from earrings to bracelets and pendants to cuffs. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+ (Younger students should be accompanied by a parent).  Non-members: $85/Members:  $70.

Pewter Casting Jewelry Workshop: Summer 2020
$115 Non-members | $85 Members
Instructor: Donna Little
Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2020

2 Saturdays

Think it…Carve it…Cast it…Wear it. This workshop includes a design session so that each participant creates his or her own unique piece of jewelry. No prior experience is needed. An adventurous spirit is the only prerequisite! All materials included. Additional materials may be purchased through the instructor. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+ (Younger students should be accompanied by a parent).   Non-members: $115/Members:  $85.

Music

Private Harp Lessons: Summer 2020
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Jul 2 - Jul 23, 2020

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.

Piano Lessons: Summer 2020
$120 Non-members | $100 Members
Instructor: Kevin Danielson
Jul 11 - Aug 15, 2020

6 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: $120 Non-members/ $100 Members.

 

Painting

Watercolor Workshop In The Garden: Summer 2020
$65 Non-members | $50 Members
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
Save the Date: Jun 27, 2020

Join recognized regional painter, Jocelyn Beatty, for a fun outdoor workshop where students will paint scenes from the Hoyt’s garden. Instruction includes use of watercolor and drawing techniques. In case of rain, the workshop will be held on the following Saturday. Capacity: 25 students. Minimum: 10 students. Ages 16+.   Non-members:  $65/Members:  $50.

Plein Air Painting Workshop: Summer 20
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Nancy Hawkins
Save the Date: Aug 1, 2020

Gather your oil paints, brushes, and supplies and join Nancy Hawkins to learn how to paint like an impressionist.  Class will meet at the Hoyt Center before going into the community to paint an interesting landscape or cityscape. The instructor will provide a painting demonstration and 1:1 assistance. In the event of rain, class will work indoors. A materials list will be provided. Capacity:  10 students.  Minimum:  5 students.  Ages 16+.  Instructor: Nancy Hawkins. Non-members:  $80. Members: $65.

Photography

Classes for this session are complete, check back again soon.

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