Tour the decked halls of the Hoyt West Period House to learn the secret of transforming ugly decorations into breathtaking displays. Draw items you like then use them to create your 'ugly' sweater ornament back in the classroom.
Explore Judy Hodge's paintings in the galleries, learning to simplify shapes into blocks of color. Then use crayon shavings to lay out your own landscape, melt them, and blend into flowing strokes of color.
Explore the use of color to express ideas and feelings in abstract paintings in the galleries. Then create your own abstract expression in the classroom using watercolors, tape & markers.
Explore the annual Mini Masterpiece exhibition and discuss the difference of viewing these works in miniature as opposed to full scale. Imagine the difference in trying to fill a gallery space. We'll make a room you can fill with chosen images.
As a member of “Art’s Club” you’ll receive all the perks of an individual membership PLUS free Saturday afternoon workshops, access to field trips and three “buddy passes” to bring along a friend! Already have a family membership (or higher)? Your children can opt in for free! Not a Hoyt Member? Workshops are just $10 each!
Art’s Club Workshops are held (most) months on Saturdays. Ages 3-12 meet 11 am – 12:30 pm.
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 by 4 pm on the Friday before class. No walk-ins will be accepted. To safeguard your health and the health of others, please read our updated policies.
Meet Our Instructors
Miss Paige: Art’s Club is led by Assistant Education Coordinator, Paige Kleinfelder. Paige earned her art degree from Elmira College. Prior to the Hoyt, she served as Education Coordinator for the Associated Artists of Butler County. Paige leads the Hoyt’s popular Creative Play program for ages 3-7 and the new Kick Start program for high school students.
Mr. Bob: Bob Presnar is the Hoyt’s Education Director. He is a certified K-12 teacher with a MA in History from Slippery Rock University. He has served as the instructor for the Hoyt’s After School Arts Program since its inception in 2008.