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