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
Instructor: Lou Recchione
Learn how to create a stained glass panel using the copper foil method! You’ll choose a design then learn how to cut, grind foil and solder the pieces together. Max 10 students.
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Learn how to create a painting from concept to completion in both water color and acrylic. Subjects will range from still life to plein air landscape. Instruction includes daily warm-up exercises. All materials provided. Maximum 15 students.
This Class is Full
Instructor: Anthony DeRosa
Learn how to “paint with fire”! The raku process heats ceramic pots until the are red hot, then submerges them in a bed of combustible materials that ignite on contact! The chemical reaction causes spontaneous colors and textures. Students will fire pre-made vessels before advancing to making and firing their own! Expect to gain insight into hand-building, the potter’s wheel and the history and science of raku! Wear old clothing as you will get dirty! Maximum 15 students.
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.
Paige is an avid painter and has exhibited her work regionally, including the annual Regional and former Mid Atlantic juried exhibitions at the Hoyt. She received her art degree from Elmira College, Ithaca, NY. She held various roles with the Associated Artists of Butler County, including instructor and board member, before becoming the organization’s Education Coordinator. She now serves as the Assistant Education Coordinator the Hoyt where she teaches Creative Play, Art’s Club, and youth painting classes.