Adult Classes

Let it Go: Art for the Soul

String Art Fall 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: Nov 6, 2021

1 Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Who ever said that art is “knot” your thing? String art begins with the pounding of nails into a block of wood, then a methodic wrapping of colored embroidery threads around the nails to create pretty designs. You’ll find the transition from hammer to nail a great way to decompress! Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Beyond Mandala Dot Painting Fall 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Robert Presnar
Save the Date: Nov 13, 2021

1 Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Once you have learned the basics of Mandala dot painting, it’s time to incorporate patterns into more elaborate images. You will learn to build your creations from a simple Mandala circular pattern into the outline of a recognizable object or animal and have a lot of fun in the process.

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

Ceramics: Tuesdays Fall 2021
$230 Non-members | $200 Members
Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart
Sep 21 - Nov 9, 2021

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. Tuition includes 25lbs of clay, glazes and firing.  Enrolled students may use the studio outside class (on days no other classes are scheduled) up until 30 minutes prior to closing. Please bring old towels.  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. Please note that ONE additional 25 lb bag of clay. may be purchased for $75.  Students are not permitted to bring in clay purchased outside of the studio. Capacity: 10 students.  Minimum: 4 students.  Non-members: $230/Members: $200.

Ceramics: Thursdays Fall 2021
$230 Non-members | $200 Members
Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart
Sep 23 - Nov 11, 2021

Thrusdays, 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. Tuition includes 25lbs of clay, glazes and firing.  Enrolled students may use the studio outside class (on days no other classes are scheduled) up until 30 minutes prior to closing. Please bring old towels.  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. Please note that ONE additional 25 lb bag of clay. may be purchased for $75.  Students are not permitted to bring in clay purchased outside of the studio. Capacity: 10 students.  Minimum: 4 students.  Non-members: $230/Members: $200.

Drawing

Drawing Fundamentals: Session 2, Fall 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Oct 20 - Nov 10, 2021

4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm

This four-week course will cover the fundamentals of drawing. Learn how to “see” your subject as an artist and recreate it by using simple shapes and shading.  You will learn  how light affects shadows and the significance of proportions. Instruction will become more advanced as your skill level improves. All materials provided.  Capacity:  10 students.  Minimum:  6 students.  Ages 16+.

Glass

Stained Glass for Beginners: Fall 2021
$240 Non-members | $210 Members
Instructor: Lou Recchione
Sep 21 - Nov 9, 2021

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+.

 

Intermediate Stained Glass: Fall 2021
$240 Non-members | $210 Members
Instructor: Lou Recchione
Sep 22 - Nov 10, 2021

8 Wednesdays, 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. Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 18+.

Mosaic on Tiles or Glass Wksp 2: Fall 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Kate Burke
Save the Date: Nov 3, 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. All materials included.   Students have the option of making their mosaic creations on tile or glass surfaces. All materials included. Capacity: 5 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages n/a.  Non-members: $80/Members: $65.

Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop 2: Fall 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Louis Recchione
Save the Date: Nov 6, 2021

1 Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm

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+.

Graphic Design

Elements and Principles of Design: The Adobe Creative Suite
Ages15+
$115 Non-members | $85 Members
Instructor: Cassidy Tonks Hatch
Sep 22 - Oct 27, 2021

6 Wednesdays, 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 15+.

Intro to Photoshop: Digital Ads
$45 Non-members | $30 Members
Instructor: Cassidy Tonks Hatch
Save the Date: Oct 30, 2021

1 Saturday, 12 - 1:30 pm

Learn how to combine multiple elements to create an online advertisement for your fine arts, small business or non-profit in several file types with Adobe Photoshop. Bring an image of your product or service, and SD card, and a flash drive to class. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages: 18+.

Portfolio Preparation Workshop 2
$45 Non-members | $30 Members
Instructor: Cassidy Tonks Hatch
Save the Date: Nov 13, 2021

1 Saturday, 12 - 1:30 pm

Learn to develop a visually appealing, fine arts portfolio by exploring the tips and tricks of taking professional photos of your artwork. Once mastering the fundamental skills, you will then compile your photos online. Bring the items that you wish to photograph to class, an SD card, and a flash drive. Cameras will be provided in the studio. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages: 18+.

Language

Conversational Italian: Fall 2021
$130 Non-members | $100 Members
Instructor: Dr. Frank Treccase
Sep 22 - Nov 10, 2021

8 Wednesdays, 6-8 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+.

Italian Literature In Translation: Dante Alighieri
$130 Non-members | $100 Members
Instructor: Dr. Frank Treccase
Sep 21 - Nov 9, 2021

8 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

2021 marks the 700th anniversary of Italian poet, writer, and philosopher, Dante Alighieri’s death. Known as the “Father” of the Italian language, he is widely considered one of the most important poets of the Middle Ages.  This course will explore his greatest literary, the “Divine Comedy”, including selected cantos for reflective reading and discussion. No book is required. Handouts will be available. Capacity:  20 students.  Minimum:  4 students.  Ages 16+.

Music

Private Saxophone Lessons: Fall 2021
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Jarrod Medved
Sep 22 - Nov 10, 2021

8 Wednesdays,  by half-hour appointment

Learn to play the saxophone or refine your performance with private ½ hour lessons tailored to your skill level. Topics will include saxophone sound and technique, reading music, learning and reading aurally (without the use of sheet music), instrumental improvisation, and home recording. The semester will culminate in students performing live (for family) or recording an improvised solo over a selected piece of music or backing track. Lessons are for students of varied skill levels, including beginners. Ages 10+.  We will contact you to schedule your half-hour appointment , between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., after registration.

Private Harp Lessons Full Course: Fall 2021
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Sep 23 - Nov 11, 2021

8 Thursdays, by one-hour appointment

Whether group or 1:1, the instruction in the harp covers the basics of playing, note reading, rhythms, tuning, and other general topics. The harp and worksheets are provided with practice time available outside of class. Capacity: 6 students. One-hour appointments may be scheduled from Noon – 7:00 pm.

Private Harp Lessons Session 2: Fall 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Oct 21 - Nov 11, 2021

4 Thursdays, by appointment

This 4-week version is a “taste” of Harp for those who are curious to try the instrument before making a commitment.  Non-members:  $80/Members:  $65.  You will be contacted after registration to schedule your one-hour appointment between noon - 7:00 pm.

Private Voice Lessons: Fall 2021
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Kris Harper
Sep 23 - Nov 11, 2021

8 Thursdays, by half-hour appointment

Whether just beginning or refining your skills, join newcomer Kris Harper for 1:1 vocal instruction incorporating the benefit of proper breathing techniques, posture, engagement of the entire body, vocal production, and proper vowel formation.  Lessons are open to children and adults, ages 10+. We will contact you to schedule your lesson time, between 3:00 – 6:00 pm, after registration

The Drumming Circle: Fall 2021
$115 Non-members | $85 Members
Instructor: Kris Harper
Sep 23 - Nov 11, 2021

8 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Apprehensive about making music?  There’s no wrong way to drum! Explore your curiosity with less apprehension and more success while building strong social skills!  Drumming circles have proven beneficial to communication, academic and emotional development, cognitive skills, and even fine and gross motor impairments! Learn about this versatile instrument and have fun in a supportive environment. African drums will be provided in class. Capacity: 12. Minimum: 5. Ages 10+.

Piano Lessons: Fall 2021
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Kevin Danielson
Sep 25 - Nov 13, 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.

Painting

Watercolor Tuesdays: Fall 2021
$150 Non-members | $120 Member
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
Sep 21 - Nov 9, 2021

8 Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm

Join award winning watercolorist, Jocelyn Beatty, for a step by step introduction into the rich and versatile medium of watercolor. Several paintings will be completed over the course of eight weeks to continually build your drawing and painting skills. One of our most popular classes, many students take this class continually. Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 14 students. Ages 16+.

Oil Painting: Fall 2021
$130 Non-members | $100 Member
Instructor: Nancy Hawkins
Oct 20 - Nov 10, 2021

4 Wednesdays, 5-8 pm

Develop a foundation in oil painting through a series of demonstrations and class exercises focusing on still life. Instruction will cover painting techniques, the depiction of light and shadow, color mixing and composition. A materials list will be provided. Table easels provided. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 16+.

Watercolor Wednesdays: Fall 2021
$150 Non-members | $120 Member
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
Sep 15 - Nov 3, 2021

8 Wednesdays, 6-9 pm

Join award winning watercolorist, Jocelyn Beatty, for a step by step introduction into the rich and versatile medium of watercolor. Several paintings will be completed over the course of eight weeks to continually build your drawing and painting skills. One of our most popular classes, many students take this class continually. Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 14 students. Ages 16+.

Photography

Intro to Digital Photography
Ages15+
$145 Non-members | $115 Members
Instructor: Cassidy Tonks Hatch
Sep 21 - Nov 9, 2021

8 Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of photography and photo-editing, while exploring a host of photographers and photography styles. We will explore a different topic each week including; manual camera settings (week one), introduction to Light Room and Photoshop (week two), composition (week three), lighting (week four), color theory (week five), portraiture (week six), post-production photo manipulation (week seven), and compiling a portfolio (week eight). Bring your digital camera (DSLR preferred), flash drives and SD cards. Capacity: 10 students.  Minimum: 5 students.  Ages 15+.

Videography

Champagne Video on a Beer Budget Fall 2021
$115 Non-members | $85 Member
Instructor: Chris DeVivo
Oct 5 - Oct 26, 2021

4 Tuesday, 6-8:30 pm

How have award winning feature films have been shot with cell phones and consumer cameras? Professional filmmakers know how to use basic principles to build a polished video – and so can you!  Whether you want to up your game for your employer, business, school, non-profit or just for fun, this four-week class will help you develop better content and elevate your videos working with the tools you already have. Bring your cell phone, camera, or experiment with the Hoyt’s equipment. The first two sessions will focus on capturing the right shots.  The second two sessions will focus on editing and post-production.  You’ll have homework in between.  Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 16+.

Yoga

Introductory Yoga: Fall 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Member
Instructor: Shannon Prestopine
Sep 23 - Oct 28, 2021

6 Thursdays, 6-7 pm

We’ll explore various postures, meditation and mindfulness, and breathing exercises. Bring a yoga mat. Sessions will be held outside weather permitting. Capacity: 10 students.  Minimum: 6 students.  Ages 15+.

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