Adult Classes

Let it Go: Art for the Soul

Mandala Dot Painting Spring 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Robert Presnar
Save the Date: May 1, 2021

If you’ve ever studied spiritual Asian art, you’ve likely encountered a Mandala. Mandala is Sanskrit for “circle” and holds a great deal of symbolism in Hindu and Buddhist cultures as a representation of the universe. This workshop will focus on the use of concentric circles to produce bold and colorful designs using dots to create extraordinary arrangements. Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

String Art Spring 2021
$50 Non-members | $35 Member
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: May 8, 2021

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+.

Ceramics

Ceramics: Tuesdays Spring 2021
$220 Non-members | $190 Members
Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart
Mar 30 - May 18, 2021

Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm

Be prepared to get dirty while learning to hand-build, use the potter’s wheel, and glaze! The projects are as endless as your imagination! Glazing, firing and 25lbs of clay are included. Please note that the studio is available for use outside of class. An additional 25 lbs of clay may be purchased for $50. Capacity: 6 students. Minimum: 4 students.

Ceramics: Thursdays Spring 2021
$220 Non-members | $190 Members
Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart
Apr 1 - May 20, 2021

Thursdays, 9:30 am - Noon

Be prepared to get dirty while learning how to hand-build, use the potter’s wheel, and glaze! The projects are as endless as your imagination! Glazing, firing and 25lbs of clay are included. Please note that the studio is available for use outside of class. An additional 25 lbs may be purchased for $50. Capacity: 6 students. Minimum: 4 students.

Drawing

Drawing Fundamentals: Session I, Spring 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Mar 31 - Apr 21, 2021

4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm

Learn to translate what you see like an artist by breaking down images into simple shapes then applying concepts of light and shadows. Instruction will include perspective and proportions, as well, advancing as skill levels improve. All materials provided. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 6 students. Ages 16+.

Drawing Fundamentals: Session 2, Spring 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Apr 28 - May 19, 2021

4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm

Learn to translate what you see like an artist by breaking down images into simple shapes then applying concepts of light and shadows. Instruction will include perspective and proportions, as well, advancing as skill levels improve. All materials provided. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 6 students. Ages 16+.

Glass

Stained Glass: Spring 2021
$240 Non-members | $210 Members
Instructor: Denise Gerber
Apr 1 - May 20, 2021

8 Thursdays, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Explore the art of stained glass by making a decorative 30-60 piece panel! Step by step instruction will guide you through choosing a pattern, glass cutting, grinding, and soldering using the copper foiling method. Basic materials, shop tools and other equipment are provided. Additional studio time is available outside of class. Basic supplies provided. Some consumables may need purchased and will be reviewed at the first class Advanced students are welcome and may choose more advanced projects based on ability and experience. Bring a snack if you’re coming from work! Capacity: 5 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages 18+.

 

Sun Catcher Wksp 1: Spring 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Louis Recchione
Save the Date: Apr 17, 2021

Make a 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: Spring 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Kate Burke
Save the Date: May 6, 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.

Sun Catcher Wksp 2: Spring 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Louis Recchione
Save the Date: May 15, 2021

Make a 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+.

Language

No classes are available at this time.

Metal Smithing

No classes are available at this time.

Music

Private Harp Lessons Full Course: Spring 2021
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Apr 1 - May 20, 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: Spring 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Apr 1 - Apr 22, 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.

Piano Lessons: Spring 2021
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Kevin Danielson
Apr 3 - May 22, 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 Session 2: Spring 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Apr 29 - May 20, 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 Tuesdays: Spring 2021
$150 Non-members | $120 Member
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
Mar 30 - May 18, 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: Spring 2021
$120 Non-members | $90 Member
Instructor: Nancy Hawkins
Mar 31 - Apr 21, 2021

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: Spring 2021
$150 Non-members | $120 Member
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
Mar 31 - May 19, 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

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Videography

Champagne Video on a Beer Budget Spring 2021
$80 Non-members | $65 Member
Instructor: Chris DeVivo
Apr 20 - Apr 27, 2021

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 two part 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 session will focus on capturing the right shots. The second session will focus on editing and post-production. You’ll have homework in between. Ages 18+

Yoga

Introductory Yoga: Spring 2021
$115 Non-members | $85 Member
Instructor: Shannon Prestopine
Apr 1 - May 20, 2021

Learn the fundamental philosophies, lineages, physical practice and language of yoga including yoga postures, meditation, mindfulness, and breathing exercises. Bring a yoga mat. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 6 students. Ages 15+.

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