One-week intensives for ages 13-18
Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 am – 1 pm.
Whether you’re looking to expand your skills or try something new, these one week intensives focus on a single media each week to develop a deeper understanding of the art form. All materials included. Scholarships Available.
Members:$75/Non-members: $90 per week
June 28 – July 1
Instructor: Joey Anzalone
Learn how to use the camera, lenses, and other basic photographic equipment while exploring composition, space, exposure, light and color. You will experiment with different specialties, ranging from nature photography to portraiture, and learn to edit your work using Adobe lightroom.
July 5 – July 8
Instructor: Alina Glath
Learn to build a painting in acrylics, oils and watercolors. You’ll begin with sketching and underpainting then move on to mixing, blocking and layering colors. Some plein air experience is included painting outdoors on the Hoyt grounds.
Instructor: Lou Recchione
Master the basics of stained glass with step-by-step instruction in cutting, grinding, copper foiling and soldering. You can work at your own speed following the demonstration to create a series of suncatchers. Studio time available outside of class for those that are ambitious!
August 9 – 12
Instructor: Anthony DeRosa
Learn to create a series of vessels with the original “Mud Monkey”! Instruction will cover a variety of hand-building and glazing techniques with an opportunity to try the potter’s wheel and raku fire outside. You will get dirty, so dress appropriately!
Meet our Instructors
Lou is a native of New Castle who currently resides on the city’s north hill. Growing up three streets from the Hoyt, He would walk by the complex and admire the architecture but never entered until he was an adult. Lou’s introduction to stained glass was as a pupil in an 8 week course offered at the Hoyt where he instantly fell in love. He has since taken the course multiple times, made many stained glass window panels and sun catchers for family members, and made a stained glass demonstration video for the Hoyt.
Anthony has studied ceramic techniques around the world including Italy, Costa Rica, Peru, Belgium, the Netherlands, and most recently Japan. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and PA K-12 Teaching Certification from Slippery Rock University. He has taught at Laurel Elementary and New Castle Career and Technical Center and is currently an instructor at Lawrence County Career and Technical Center. His works have been exhibited across the U.S. and when he is not teaching you can find him making and selling his pots under his “claylias” Mud Monkey Pottery.