Youth Classes

WELCOME BACK

We’re excited to resume ‘in person’ hours with the appropriate social distancing practices as recommended by the PA Department of Health in Green Phase.  To safeguard your health and the health of others, please read our updated policies.

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.

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Art Exploration

An American Art Journey: Winter 21
Ages:9-15
$130 Non-members | $100 Members
Instructor: Robert Presnar
Jan 13 - Mar 3, 2021

Time travel with Mr. Bob through the evolution of American art! Projects will range from the handiwork of native peoples through the advent of the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 20th Century and beyond. Weekly lessons include a brief history of each movement for context. All supplies are included. Great class for homeschoolers and other remote learners! All supplies included. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students.

Art Through the Ages: Winter 2020
Ages:5-10
$110 Non-members | $80 Members
Instructor: Amy Jones
Jan 16 - Feb 13, 2021

5 Saturdays, 11 am - 12:30 pm

Students will find inspiration for their creativity by examining great art movements in history from the Renaissance (Leonardo DaVinci) to Modern Art (Sonia Delaunay). Students will also get an opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of art mediums from painting and drawing to oil pastels and collage. All supplies are included. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students.

Art & Artist Workshop Series: Matisse, Paper Collage
Ages:5-10
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Amy Jones
Save the Date: Feb 20, 2021

Matisse, Paper Collage, February 20: During this one-day workshop, students will become familiar with the works of Henri Matisse and the concept of non-representational art as they create their own cut paper collages in the style of the featured artist. All supplies included.

Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 5 - 10. Non-members: $35/Members:  $20.

Art & Artist Workshop Series: Georgia O'Keeffe
Ages:5-10
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Amy Jones
Save the Date: Feb 27, 2021

Georgia O’Keeffe, Pastels, February 27: Students will think big in this fun one-day workshop as they learn about the style of the featured artist, as well as perspective and color blending. All supplies included. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 5 - 10. Non-members: $35/Members:  $20.

Art & Artist Workshop Series: Romer Britto
Ages:5-10
$35 Non-members | $20 Members
Instructor: Amy Jones
Save the Date: Mar 6, 2021

Romer Britto, Markers, March 6: Pop Art, line, pattern, and color are the themes of this workshop. Students will create cat images, using all of these themes, in the style of the featured artist. All supplies included.

Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 5 - 10. Non-members: $35/Members:  $20.

Ceramics

Hand-Building with Clay: Winter 2021
Ages:6-13
$180 Non-members | $150 Members
Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart
Jan 16 - Mar 6, 2021

8 Saturdays, 10-11:30 am

Hand-building is like playing in the mud – only better! Learn how to create bowls, mugs, lanterns, masks, plates, animals, boxes and more!. Dress for play. All materials included. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students.

Drawing

Drawing for Fun Full Course: Winter 2021
Ages:9-15
$130 Non-members | $100 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Jan 16 - Mar 6, 2021

8 Saturdays, 10-11:30 am

Whether you want to draw animals, portraits or superheroes - or experiment with charcoal, colored pencils or watercolors - this course is for you! Instructor Richard DiGia will provide individual instruction according to each student’s interest to gain most from the experience. Offered in four and eight week increments. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 6 students.

Drawing for Fun Session I: Winter 2021
Ages:9-15
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Jan 16 - Jan 30, 2021

4 Saturdays, 10-11:30 am

Whether you want to draw animals, portraits or superheroes - or experiment with charcoal, colored pencils or watercolors - this course is for you! Instructor Richard DiGia will provide individual instruction according to each student’s interest to gain most from the experience. Offered in four and eight week increments. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 6 students.

Drawing for Fun Session 2: Winter 2021
Ages:9-15
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Feb 13 - Mar 6, 2021

4 Saturdays, 10-11:30 am

Whether you want to draw animals, portraits or superheroes - or experiment with charcoal, colored pencils or watercolors - this course is for you! Instructor Richard DiGia will provide individual instruction according to each student’s interest to gain most from the experience. Offered in four and eight week increments. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 6 students.

Music

Private Cello Lessons: Winter 2021
Ages:5-18
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
Jan 12 - Mar 2, 2021

8 Tuesdays, by half-hour appointment

Whether your child is just beginning or seeking to advance his/her skills, each ½ hour private lesson is tailored to the student’s individual abilities. Information on rentals and appropriately sized instruments is available. Options to add additional individual and group lessons available.

Youth Piano Lessons: Winter 2021
Ages:10+
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Kevin Danielson
Jan 12 - Mar 2, 2021

Saturdays, by half-hour appointment

Enjoy 1:1 piano instruction with Kevin Danielson! Whether you are just beginning or have been playing for a while, each ½ hour lesson will be tailored to your individual needs. Ages 10+. Appointments begin at 10:30 am. Last appointment at 3:30 pm.

Piano Lessons: Winter 2021
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Kevin Danielson
Jan 16 - Mar 6, 2021

8 Saturdays, by half-hour appointment

Join teacher Kevin Danielson for 1:1 piano instruction for beginners, as well as those wanting to improve their musical talents. Each one-half hour lesson, tailored to the student’s individual level, will build on skills.  Ages 10+. Appointments begin at 10:30 am. Last appointment at 3:30 pm., Piano: $160 Non-members | $130 Members

 

Group Cello Class: Winter 21
Ages:5-18
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
Feb 2 - Mar 2, 2021

2 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15

Reinforce private lessons by learning to play with others! This course is designed to help existing students listen, respond and perform as a team. Lessons will end with a recital for families.

Painting

Acrylic Painting Winter Sill-Life Workshop Winter 2021
Ages: 8-16
$40 Non-members | $25 Members
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Save the Date: Feb 20, 2021

Join the Hoyt’s own Miss Paige to learn the ins and outs of acrylic painting by creating a winter landscape. All materials, including paints, brushes, and canvas board are provided. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students.

Videography

Film Making for Teens: Winter 2021
Ages:13-18
$160 Non-members | $130 Members
Instructor: Tom Stoops
Jan 14 - Feb 25, 2021

8 Thursdays, 6-8 pm

Even if you have little to no knowledge of video production, you can learn how to create a film! Explore the four stages of creating a film - developmental, pre-production, production, and post production - while learning how to operate a camera and more! Additional studio use may be available outside of class. Bring a notebook and flash drive to save your work! Capacity: 8. Minimum: 6.

Claymation: Winter 2021
Ages:9-12
$145 Non-members | $115 Members
Instructor: Tom Stoops
Jan 16 - Mar 6, 2021

8 Saturdays, 10-11:30 am

Claymation is essentially stop motion animation using clay to create your characters and develop your storyline. Professional filmmaker, Tom Stoops, will lead students through the process of developing a character and storyline, the use of green screens, cameras, and editing. At the end of the course, the students will have a finished ‘short’ to share! Capacity: 8. Minimum: 6.

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Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships are available to families demonstrating financial need. Contact us at 724.652.2882 for more information. Download scholarship application.

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