Summer Classes

Art Skills

Framing Basics Workshop             
1 Saturday: June 16, 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: $55.  

Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder

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CHESS

The Art of Chess
8 Saturdays: June 16 – August 4, 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: $125/Members: $105.

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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Digital Media

 

Brochure Design Workshop
1 Tuesday: June 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Hoyt)
Students will use Adobe InDesign to set up a trifold brochure during this workshop. Students may use their own business logo and related content to build an actual brochure or can work on a fictitious brochure to build a sample piece for their portfolio. Examples of brochures from various industries will be covered. The instructor will also cover the use of related links and photos, placement and formatting of text, and preparing files for printing. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $45/ Members: $35.  

Instructor: Sarah McCraley

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Logo Design Workshop
1 Tuesday: June 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Hoyt)
In this workshop, students will use Adobe Illustrator to design a business logo. Students can use an existing business or a fictitious one. Students will also learn about raster versus vector art and file formats for use in prints versus web. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $45/ Members: $35.  

Instructor: Sarah McCraley

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Developing your Web Content/Social Media Strategy
1 Wednesday: June 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Digital Media Lab)
Are you responsible for promoting your business or non-profit? Learn the best practices for posting content to your website, employing various social media platforms, and using these tolls together to improve your online reputation and search engine rank. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages: 18+. Non-members: $45/ Members: $35.

Instructor: Aaron Elliott

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Animated Gif Workshop                             
1 Tuesday: July 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Hoyt)
In this workshop, students will create a simple animated gif using Adobe Photoshop. Subjects covered will include Adobe Photoshop tools, layers, and animation timeline, in addition to exporting files for use in social media. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+.   Non-members: $45/ Members: $35.

Instructor: Sarah McCraley

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IPad Drawing Basics Workshop
1 Wednesday: July 11 or August 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
1 Tuesday: July 3 or July 31, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Wampum Station)

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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Get the Most out of WordPress
1 Wednesday:  July 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Digital Media Lab)
So you’re in charge of the website – now what? Learn how to use and get the most out of your WordPress website. Instruction will include pages, posts, featured images, plugins, themes, and settings. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages: 18+. Non-members: $45/ Members: $35.

Instructor: Aaron Elliott

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Harnessing Google Tools    
1 Wednesday: July 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Digital Media Lab)
Get the most out of Google’s free tools for your business or non-profit, including your Google Business Page, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google Speed Tester, Google Mobile Friendliness Checker, and more. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages: 18+. Non-members: $45/ Members: $35.

Instructor: Aaron Elliott

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Graphic Design I: Photoshop Tips & Tricks (Intermediate)
1 Wednesday: August 1, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Digital Media Lab)
Do you think you know Photoshop? Register for this workshop and learn some handy tips and tricks for cutting and masking, light and shadows, perspective, filters, and more from an expert. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages: 16+. Non-members: $45/ Members: $35.

Instructor: Aaron Elliott

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DRAWING

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Drawing/Art Basics 1 Workshop
1 Wednesday: June 13 or July 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt), or
1 Tuesday: June 12 or July 10, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Wampum Station)

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: $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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Drawing/Art Basics 2 Workshop
1 Wednesday: June 20 or July 25, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
1 Tuesday: June 19 or July 17, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Wampum Station)

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:  $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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Open Drawing Session Workshop
1 Wednesday: June 27 or August 1, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Hoyt)
1 Tuesday: June 26 or July 24, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Wampum)

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: $40/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: June 30 and July 7, 10:00 a.m. - 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:  $105/ Members: $95. 

Instructor: Marianne Hilke

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Fiber arts

Apparel Design & Construction
8 Tuesdays: June 12 – July 31, 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: $105/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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MUSIC

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Private Voice or Piano
8 Saturdays: June 16 – August 4, 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: $160 Non-members/ $140 Members, Piano: $130 Non-members/ $110 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: June 12–July 3,  by appointment (Hoyt)
Session I: 4 Thursdays: June 14–July 5, by appointment, (Hoyt)
Session II: 4 Tuesdays: July 10-July 31, by appointment (Hoyt)
Session II: 4 Thursdays: July 12-Aug 2, 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: $75 /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, June 12-July 31, or
Individual: 8 Thursdays, June 14-August 2, by appointment (Hoyt)
Group: 8 Thursdays, June 14-August 2, 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: $140/Members: $120. 

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: June 13-Aug. 8 (no class July 4), 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:  $105/Members: $85. 

Instructor: Bryce Herrington

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Painting Cityscapes In Watercolor
4 Tuesdays: July 10 – July 31, 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: $75/Members: $65. 

Instructor: Bryce Herrington

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Painting Wildlife In Watercolor
4 Tuesdays: June 12 – July 3, 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: $75/Members: $65.

Instructor: Bryce Herrington

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Bird Drawing and Painting
3 Tuesdays: June 12, 19, 26, 6:30 – 9:00  p.m. (Hoyt)
Learn to transform basic shapes into birds using value, line, color and texture in this 3-day workshop. Demonstrations will include the rendering of eyes, beaks, feet and features to illustrate the process from start to finish. Work will begin in graphite but may be finished in colored pencil, watercolor or an medium of your choice. Image references will be available, although students are encouraged to bring three clear references of their own. Black & white medium contrast copies are a must. Bring an 11”x14” sketch pad or larger, drawing pencil, kneaded eraser, and good quality tracing paper. Capacity: 15 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 15+.   Non-members:  $100/ Members: $90.  

Instructor: Marianne Hilke

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photography

Photography: On Assignment
8 Tuesdays: June 12 – July 31, 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: $115/Members:  $95.  

Instructor: Eric Mastrangelo

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On Assignment, The Sequel: Intermediate Digital Photography
8 Thursdays: June 14 – August 2, 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: $115/Members: $95. 

Instructor: Eric Mastrangelo

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