Art’s Club

Youth Membership

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 3-7 & 8-12 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. No walk-ins will be accepted. To safeguard your health and the health of others, please read our updated policies.

Upcoming Workshops

Art's Club: Birthday Cake Oil Pastels
Save the Date: Jun 19, 2021

Wayne Thiebaud inspired cake oil pastel drawings with snacks to celebrate the wrap up this year’s Art’s Club. Students will learn about perspective while depicting a colorful cake in oil pastels in preparation of celebrating the birthday of America.

Art's Club: Watercolor Block Painting
Save the Date: Sep 18, 2021

Tour the American Modernism exhibit with Miss Paige to explore approaches to architecture, then return to the classroom to mimic the block paintings of Charles Sheeler in watercolor.

Art's Club: Charcoal Still Life
Save the Date: Oct 16, 2021

Explore the still lites included in the American Modernism exhibit then return to the classroom to create your own from a harvest display.

Art's Club: Illustrated Poetry
Save the Date: Jan 15, 2022

Investigate the photography of Bill Lyons in the galleries, then make a list of words that describe how you feel and what you see. Use these words to create a Haiku, then illustrate your poem with ink and watercolors.

Art's Club: Recycled Bouquets
Save the Date: Feb 19, 2022

From first dates to golden anniversaries, every inch of Central Park
(the subject of Bill Lyons photography exhibit) has facilitated some stage of romance for more than one hundred years. We'll take this inspiration to make flower bouquets from recyclable materials.

Art's Club: Magnifying Masterpieces
Save the Date: Mar 19, 2022

Choose a painting from the Mini Masterpiece exhibition, select a l" section that appeals to you and magnify it into a large drawing with colored pencils. We' II see who can match the drawings to the paintings at the end of class!

Art's Club: Yarn Masterpiece
Save the Date: Apr 16, 2022

Choose a painting from the Mini Masterpieces exhibition and sketch it on cardstock. Then use colored yarn to replace the brushstrokes. You'll learn how colors interact beside each other and how objects are broken down into simple shapes.

Art's Club: Beyond the Frame
Save the Date: May 21, 2022

Choose a painting that intrigues you from the annual Hoyt Regional. What is happening in the visual story? What can you see and what can't you? Copy what you see on half the canvas, then expand the inage with what you've imagined on the remaiing section.

Art's Club: Painting Flowers and Shadows
Save the Date: Jun 18, 2022

Look for examples of paintings using light and shadow in the galler­ies, then head outdoors to find your subject matter! We'll capture your shadow casting inspirations with pencil and watercolor.

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 instructs the Jr. High STEAM program for the New Castle Area School District’s CANES Club program.

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.

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