Winter 2019 Workshop

IPad Drawing Basics Workshop
1 Wednesday: February 6 or March 6, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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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Drawing/Art Basics 1 Workshop
1 Wednesday: January 16 or February 13, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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: January 23 or February 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

This workshop is an extension of Art Basics 1. You will learn more advanced techniques for 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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Mosaic on Tile
1 Wednesday: January 16 or March 6, or 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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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Open Drawing Session Workshop
1 Wednesday: January 30 or February 27, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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.

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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Painting Cityscapes In Watercolor
4 Tuesdays: February 12 – March 5, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Recreate the cityscape with regional watercolorist, Bryce Herrington! The instructor will help both beginning and intermediate students with the nuance of color, style and creativity in this versatile medium. Emphasis will be placed on light and shadow and how these factors can influence a painting. Supply list mailed upon registration. Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $80/Members: $65.

Instructor: Bryce Herrington

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Spring 2019 Classes

Framing Basics Workshop
1 Saturday: May 11, 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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Business Skills

Marketing Your Small Business for Artists & Entrepreneurs
1 Saturday: April 6, Noon - 3:00 pm

Marketing Your Small Business for Artists & Entrepreneurs This one-day workshop will introduce both artists and entrepreneurs to various marketing structures ranging from traditional to social medias. Learn to focus on the best strategies for your preferred demographic to create a plan and track results. Ages 16+ Minimum 5. Capacity 12 Non-members: $65/ Members: $50.

Instructor: Rachel Fee

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Ceramics

Ceramics
8 Tuesdays: April 2 – May 21, 6 – 8:30 pm
8 Thursdays: April 4 – May 23, 9:30 am – Noon

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: April 6 – May 25, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

It’s your move! Join professional chess player, Diana Boak, to learn and/or improve your game! All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced! Students will be grouped by level and practice skills learned by playing games in glass. While some equipment will be provided, bring your own board, pieces and timers if you have them. 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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Digital Media

IPad Drawing Basics Workshop
1 Wednesday: April 24 or May 22, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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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Photoshop I
4 Thursdays: April 4 - 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

An introduction to Photoshop including instruction of the basics of editing photographs, in addition to Photoshop interface, tools and palettes, and opening and saving files for print and web. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $145/ Members: $115.

Instructor: Rachel Fee

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InDesign I
4 Thursdays: March 7 - 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

An introduction to InDesign, including instruction concerning InDesign interface, tools and palettes, editing text, inserting pictures with captions, text wrap, and opening and saving files for print and web. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $145/ Members: $115.

Instructor: Rachel Fee

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DRAWING

Drawing/Art Basics 1 Workshop
1 Wednesday: April 3 or May 1, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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: April 10 or May 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

This workshop is an extension of Art Basics 1. You will learn more advanced techniques for 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: April 17 or May 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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.

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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Portraits Made Easy Workshop
3 Tuesdays: April 16, 23, 30, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The fundamentals of how to draw portraits using shapes, measurements, values and lighting will be discussed at the first class along with demonstrations, problem solving, and practice. The second and third classes will focus on the portrait projects with time set aside for tips, demonstrations, and questions/answers. Students will come away with a good knowledge of how to build a portrait. Students should bring a variety of graphite pencils (no charcoal), kneaded eraser, white drafting eraser, and sketchbook (no smaller than 11 x 14”). Capacity: 15 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 15+. Non-members: $115/ Members: $85.

Instructor: Marianne Hilke

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Fiber arts

Apparel Design & Construction
8 Tuesdays: April 2 – May 21, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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: April 17, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., or
1 Saturday: May 18, 10 am - 2 pm

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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Stained Glass
8 Wednesdays: April 3 – May 22, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Learn the basic techniques of the copper foil method while making a 30-60 piece stained glass window. After choosing a pattern, you will learn glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling and soldering. Bring a snack if you are coming from work. The use of tools is included, however, a short supply list for glass and other consumables will be given during the first class. Beginners, as well as advanced students are welcome. Projects may be chosen from numerous possibilities. Advanced projects should be based on ability and experience. In addition to class time, students may use the studio throughout the week during regular business hours to work on their projects. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+. Non-members: $240/Members: $210.

Instructor: Denise Gerber

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Language/Literature

Conversational Italian
Italian I - 8 Wednesdays: April 3 – May 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Italian II - 8 Tuesdays: April 2 – May 21, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Students rave about this class! More than just vocabulary, Dr. Trecasse leads you into the Italian language with an understanding of the culture and travel. Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $130/Members: $100.

Instructor: Dr. Frank Treccase

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MUSIC

Private Piano
8 Saturdays: April 6 – May 25, by appointment

Join teacher Kevin Danielson for 1:1 piano instruction for beginners, as well as those wanting to improve their musical talents. Each lesson, tailored to the student’s individual level, will build on skills. Ages 10+. Appointments Noon – 4:00 pm. $160 Non-members/$130 Members. 

Instructor: Kevin Danielson

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Individual Harp – 4 Week Primer
Session I: 4 Tuesdays: April 2-23, by appointment
Session I: 4 Thursdays: April 4-25, by appointment
Session II: 4 Tuesdays: April 30-May 21, by appointment
Session II: 4 Thursdays: May 2-May 23, by appointment

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, April 2-May 21, or
Individual: 8 Thursdays, April 4-May 23, by appointment
Group: 8 Thursdays, April 4-May 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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

Plein Air Painting
4 Wednesday: April 3 – May 23, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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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Landscape Painting In Watercolor
8 Thursdays: April 4 – May 23, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Begin to understand the importance of patience, creativity, style and courage to recreate the landscape with regional watercolorist, Bryce Herrington. You’ll learn to prepare your surface, plan your composition, create and transfer sketches, and apply masks and washes. Then you’ll experiment with layering to build values and achieve luminous color in different sky/light conditions. Supply list mailed 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: April 30 – May 21, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Recreate the cityscape with regional watercolorist, Bryce Herrington! The instructor will help both beginning and intermediate students with the nuance of color, style and creativity in this versatile medium. Emphasis will be placed on light and shadow and how these factors can influence a painting. Supply list mailed 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: April 2 – April 23, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn to capture your favorite wildlife creature over the course of four weeks. The instructor will help both beginning and intermediate students focus on color, form and texture to add reality to their brushwork. Learn to prepare your canvas, plan your composition, create and transfer sketches, and apply masks and washes. Herrington will also cover the importance of courage and creativity. Supply list mailed upon registration. Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+. Non-members: $80/Members: $65.

Instructor: Bryce Herrington

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Transparent Watercolor
8 Tuesdays: April 2 – May 21, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, or
8 Wednesdays: April 3 – May 22, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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: April 2 – May 21, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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: April 4 – May 23, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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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