Summer Classes

IPad Drawing Basics Workshop
1 Wednesday: August 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
This is an introductory workshop for those interested in learning how to draw on their IPAD device. Students must have either Art Studio, Adobe Vector Drawing or Procreate software. Capacity:15 students. Minimum: 6 students. Ages 16+.
Non-members: $40/Members: $30. 

Instructor: Richard DiGia
Richard DiGia has his degrees from Westminster College and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and brings 27 years of experience in advertising and design. He is adjunct professor at Geneva College and has taught at Westminster College and the Butler Institute of American Art.

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Fall Classes

Framing Basics Workshop
1 Saturday: October 6, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Learn the basic aspects of framing your own work – from layout to cutting mats and closing.  Bring one piece of work, up to 12”x16”, to class.  Course fee includes mounting and mat.  Frame and glass may be ordered separately. Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $65/Members: $50. 

Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder

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Ceramics

Ceramics
8 Tuesdays; September 11 – October 30, 6 – 8:30 pm (Hoyt)
8 Thursdays; September 13 – November 1, 9:30 am – Noon (Hoyt)

Be prepared to get dirty while learning skills of hand building, the potter’s wheel, and glazing.  The projects are as endless as your imagination and the studio is available for use outside of class.  Please bring old towels.  Glazing and firing included with 25lbs of clay.  An additional 25 lbs may be purchased for $50. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Non-members: $220/Members: $190.

Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart

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CHESS

The Art of Chess
8 Saturdays: September 15 – November 3, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
It’s your move. Come and learn the game of chess with Dianna Boak. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced chess players are welcome.  You will not only learn the art of chess, but will also play games. Players will be grouped according to ability. Bring your chess boards, pieces, and timers, if possible. Some equipment is available. Ages 12+  Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 8 students. Non-members: $130/Members: $100.

Instructor: Dianna Boak
Dianna Boak is a retired small business proprietor. She studied piano and voice under scholarship at Boston Conservatory of Music. An avid artist, she had her own gallery in Southern California. She has been a member of the U.S. Chess Federation and played rated chess for two decades, participating in many chess clubs.

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Culinary

Art of Bread Making
1 Saturday: September 22, 9 a.m. – Noon (Hoyt)
Learn to fill your kitchen with the wonderful smell of fresh baked bread!  Nancy Connelly will share her secrets for creating crisp, artisan bread in just five minutes!  Bring a bread pan, baking sheet and appetite.  Samples and materials are included in the course fee! Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Non-members: $70/Members: $55

Instructor: Nancy Connelly

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DRAWING

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Drawing/Art Basics 1 Workshop
1 Wednesday: September 12 or October 10, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
A great class for beginners!  Explore the basics of drawing with Richard DiGia in this one day workshop. Students will learn to break down what they see into simple shapes, shadows and values to achieve more life-like results. All materials included. Capacity: 15 students. Minimum: 6 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $45/Members: $30.

Instructor: Richard DiGia
Richard DiGia has his degrees from Westminster College and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and brings 27 years of experience in advertising and design. He is adjunct professor at Geneva College and has taught at Westminster College and the Butler Institute of American Art.

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Drawing/Art Basics 2 Workshop
1 Wednesday: September 19 or October 17, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
This workshop is an extension of Art Basics 1. You will learn more advanced shading, understand light sources, and more. All materials included. Capacity: 15 students. Minimum: 6 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $45/Members: $30.

Instructor: Richard DiGia
Richard DiGia has his degrees from Westminster College and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and brings 27 years of experience in advertising and design. He is adjunct professor at Geneva College and has taught at Westminster College and the Butler Institute of American Art.

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Open Drawing Session Workshop
1 Wednesday: September 26 or October 24, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
This is a workshop for students having difficulty with particular areas of drawing. The instructor will provide individualized assistance by teaching techniques and providing insight so that students may better progress in their drawing abilities.  Capacity: 15 students. Minimum: 6 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $45/Members: $30.. 

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Instructor: Richard DiGia
Richard DiGia has his degrees from Westminster College and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and brings 27 years of experience in advertising and design. He is adjunct professor at Geneva College and has taught at Westminster College and the Butler Institute of American Art.

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House Drawing Workshop
2 Saturdays: October 27 and November 3, 10:00 am - 2:00 p.m. (Hoyt)
This workshop is for students of any level. Come and learn how to draw your home or an architectural structure that you appreciate in graphite and medium of choice. Using perspective, lighting, values, problem solving and more will be the main focus in the first class. Choice of mediums will be the focus of the second week project. Instructor will supply drawing paper, project surface to be discussed. Students must bring a set of drawing pencils (no charcoal), white drafting and kneaded erasers, long ruler, good quality tracing paper (ie. Canson). Finished projects will be done in graphite, colored pencil, watercolor or other medium. Capacity: 15 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 15+.  Non-members: $115/Members: $85.

Instructor: Marianne Hilke

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IPad Drawing Basics Workshop
1 Wednesday: October 3 or October 31, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
This is an introductory workshop for those interested in learning how to draw on their IPAD device. Students must have either Art Studio, Adobe Vector Drawing or Procreate software. Capacity:15 students. Minimum: 6 students. Ages 16+. 
Non-members: $45/Members: $30. 

Instructor: Richard DiGia

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Fiber arts

Apparel Design & Construction
8 Tuesdays: September 11 – October 30, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
Learn the art of clothing design and construction in a variety of materials and styles!  Projects can range from dresses and gowns to a simple pair of slacks!  Hands on assistance will teach you to alter custom and commercial designs to fit an individual.  Some sewing experience and “homework” will be required.  Portable sewing machines will be available in class, but feel free to bring your own. Ages: 16+. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 3 students. Non-members: $115/Members: $85.

Instructor: Dianna Boak
Dianna is a retired small business proprietor (40 years apparel design). She studied piano and voice under scholarship at Boston Conservatory of Music. An avid artist, she had her own gallery in Southern California. She has been a member of the U.S. Chess Federation and played rated chess for two decades, participating in many chess clubs. She has also encouraged and sponsored youth to become active in club and tournament competition.

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Glass

Mosaic on Tile
1 Wednesday: September 26 or October 24, or 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Hoyt)
Learn to transform a tile surface with broken glass!  This introductory workshop will give students the experience needed to take on much larger projects of their own! All materials included. Capacity:15 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages n/a. Non-members:  $80/Members:  $65.

Instructor: Kate Burke

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MUSIC

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Private Voice or Piano
8 Saturdays: September 15 – November 3, by appointment (Hoyt)
One-on-one instruction with voice and piano coach Dianne Kozyro. Each Saturday session will build your voice or piano skills in ½ hour lessons tailored to your skills. Ages 10+. Appointments Noon – 4:00 pm.  Voice: $170 Non-members/ $140 Members, Piano: $160 Non-members/$130 Members. 

Instructor: Dianne Kozyro
Dianne Kozyro received her Bachelor of Music from the D’Angelo School of Music at Mercyhurst College. A soprano, she has received numerous awards including the “Semper Fidelis” Award for Excellence in Voice, and the Medal of Excellence in Music from Venango Christian High School.  In 1999, Dianne was selected as an adjudicator of the PA Federation of Music Clubs Competion and the Junior Festival for piano.

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Individual Harp – 4 Week Primer
Session I: 4 Tuesdays: September 11 - October 2,  by appointment (Hoyt)
Session I: 4 Thursdays: September 13 - October 4 , by appointment, (Hoyt)
Session II: 4 Tuesdays: October 9 - October 30, by appointment (Hoyt)
Session II: 4 Thursdays: October 11 - November 1, by appointment (Hoyt)

A shorter introduction in the basics of playing, notereading, rhythms and tuning of the harp.  Perfect for those curious to try the instrument before making a larger commitment. Instrument provided in class. Non-members: $80 /Members: $65

Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Alyssa Pesavento is a highly accomplished Harpist who received an MA from Kent State. She has taught extensively at universities and privately.  Her performances includes solos, festivals, and events.

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Harp Lessons – Full Course
Individual: 8 Tuesdays, September 11 - October 30, or
Individual: 8 Thursdays, September 13 - November 1, by appointment (Hoyt)
Group: 8 Thursdays, September 13 – November 1, 7 - 8:30 p.m. (Hoyt)

Whether group or 1:1, the instruction in the harp covers the basics of playing, notereading, rhythms, tuning, and other general topics. The harp and worksheets are provided with practice time available outside of class. Capacity: 6 students. Individual lessons are scheduled in one-hour appointments from Noon – 7:00 pm. Non-members: $160/Members: $130.

Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Alyssa Pesavento is a highly accomplished Harpist who received an MA from Kent State. She has taught extensively at universities and privately.  Her performances includes solos, festivals, and events.

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Painting

Landscape Painting In Watercolor
8 Wednesdays: September 12 – October 31, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
Join professional painter Bryce Herrington and learn the techniques of painting landscapes in watercolor. This class is perfect for beginners and intermediate level students. Students will learn important skills, like layering transparent colors to build lights and darks, achieving luminous colors and painting sky conditions and light. The instructor will help students understand patience, creativity, and personal style are key ingredients of success in the medium. Preparing your canvas, composition and design, creating an initial sketch, transferring a sketch, applying masks, wash techniques, and applying courage will also be covered. A supply list will be made available upon registration. Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $115/Members:  $85.

Instructor: Bryce Herrington

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Painting Cityscapes In Watercolor
4 Tuesdays: October 9 – October 30, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt) 
Learn the art of creating landscape paintings in watercolor with Instructor Bryce Herrington. This course is perfect for beginner to intermediate students. Students will learn to use their creativity with color, style, and nuance that can’t be achieved with any other media. An emphasis will be placed on light and shadow and how these factors influence a painting. A supply list will be made available upon registration. Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $80/Members: $65. 

Instructor: Bryce Herrington

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Painting Wildlife In Watercolor
4 Tuesdays: September 11 – October 2, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
Learn to capture your favorite wildlife creatures in watercolor in this informative four-week course. An emphasis will be focused on form and color. You will learn to use brushwork to add reality and texture. Preparation of canvas, composition and design, creating and transferring sketches, applying masks, and wash techniques will be covered as well as utilizing courage and creativity. A supply list will be made available upon registration. Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+.  Non-members: $80/Members: $65.

Instructor: Bryce Herrington

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Plein Air Painting
4 Wednesday: September 12 – October 31, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Hoyt)            
Join Nancy Hawkins and learn how to paint like an impressionist.  Classes will meet at the Hoyt Institute, but students will also go into the surrounding community to find inspiring landscapes and cityscapes.  A materials list will be provided. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $150/Members: $120.

Instructor: Nancy Hawkins

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Transparent Watercolor
8 Tuesdays: September 18 – November 6, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Hoyt), or
8 Thursdays: September 20 – November 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Hoyt)

Join recognized regional painter, Jocelyn Beatty, for a step by step instruction in this versatile medium. Instruction includes use of watercolor and drawing techniques. Several paintings will be completed in the course of the eight weeks.   Capacity: 25 students. Minimum: 14 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $150/Members: $120.

Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty

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photography

Photography: On Assignment
8 Tuesdays: September 11 – October 30, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Hoyt) 
This class is for beginning to advanced students.  Students should have a functional understanding of their cameras and be able to bring in examples of their photography (prints, laptop, etc.). Cameras can be film or digital. Lessons will focus on weekly assignments and critiques, plus demonstrations of techniques pertaining to each upcoming assignment. Subjects covered will include creative use of depth of field, shutter speed, flash and low light photography, long exposures, event work, and the like. Critiques will be done in a positive and encouraging environment. Bring your camera and laptop, if available. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $130/Members: $100.

Instructor: Eric Mastrangelo

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On Assignment, The Sequel: Intermediate Digital Photography
8 Thursdays: September 13 – November 1, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Hoyt)
This class is for intermediate to advanced students. Students are required to have a DSLR or advanced mirrorless camera, as well as a solid functional understanding of both their equipment and basic photographic concepts such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Lessons are based on weekly demonstrations of topics such as shooting workflow, post-processing/editing techniques and software, color management, and off-camera flash. The class will also include weekly creative assignments and critiques to promote creative/practical problem solving as well as to strengthen the students’ visual vocabulary. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $130/Members: $100. 

Instructor: Eric Mastrangelo

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