ceramics

Ceramics for Kids, Ages 6-13
8 Saturdays: January 13 – March 3, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (Hoyt)
It is like playing in the mud – only better!  Learn how to build a variety of projects with your hands.  Bowls, mugs, lanterns, masks, plates, animals, and boxes are just some of the possibilities. Dress for play. Materials included. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Non-members: $160/Members: $140.

Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart

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Drawing

Drawing For Fun (Ages 9-15)
Session I: 4 Saturdays, January 13 – February 3, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Hoyt)
Session II: 4 Saturdays, February 10 – March 3, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Hoyt)
Full Course: 8 Saturdays, January 13 – March 3, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Hoyt)
4 Tuesdays: February 6 – 27, 4:00 - 5:30 pm (Wampum Station)

Learn a variety of drawing techniques in your medium (or mediums) of choice, ranging from pencil and ink to charcoal and watercolor wash!  Mr. DiGia will provide each student one-on-one direction according to his/her interests. All materials provided. Capacity:15 students. Minimum: 6 students. 4 week: Non-members:  $75/Members: $65. 8 week: Non-members: $120/Members: $100.

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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Intro To Figure Drawing For Kids (Ages 10-15)
8 Saturdays: January 13 – March 3, 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Hoyt)
This course covers commonly used figure drawing techniques, from foreshortening to chiaroscuro.  Each lesson focuses on an individual drawing concept or technique such as proportion, composition, mark making and symmetry.  Students will gain a better working knowledge of the human figure, both static and dynamic.  Bring a 12”x16” sketch pad to class.  A short materials list will be provided.  Some materials will be available in class. Capacity: 13 students. Minimum: 4 students. Non-members:  $110/Members: $90. 

Instructor: Michael Anthony Camera
A Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from Slippery Rock University, Michael has exhibited his works at such venues as the AABC in Butler and the Bottle Brush Gallery in Harmony, PA. He specializes in a classical approach to the human figure in a variety of mediums.

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Art Basics for Kids (Ages 9-15)
4 Tuesdays: January 9 - 30, 4:00 - 5:30 pm (Wampum Station)
Learn to see like an artist with step-by-step instruction taking transforming simple shapes into drawings.   Capacity: 15 students. Minimum: 6 students. Non-members:  $75/Members:  $65.   

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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Cartooning: Learn to Quick Sketch (Ages 9-15)

Session I: 4 Saturdays: January 13 – February 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Hoyt)
Session II: 4 Saturdays: February 10 – March 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Hoyt)
Full Course: 8 Saturdays: January 13 – March 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Hoyt)

You can make your own cartoons – for simple caricatures to fully developed super heroes!  Mr. DiGia will teach you to develop a character then change its expressions and poses as your story develops.  Take one 4 week session or both to build upon what you’ve learned. Materials provided. Capacity:15 students. Minimum: 6 students. (4 week) Non-members:  $75/Members: $65. (8 week) Non-members: $120/Members: $100.

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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Music

Private Voice or Piano (Ages 10+)
8 Saturdays; January 13 – March 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. 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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Parent and Child Pre-Instrumental Music Exploration, Ages 4-6
8 Tuesdays; January 9 – February 27, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Hoyt)
The basic elements of music will be introduced to your child through songs, movement and stories. While the skills learned can be applied to any instrument, in this class the children will hear the cello, learn beginning position games and try a small cello in class. At the end of this eight-week class, you and your child will have a foundation of simple songs and activities to take home and also be able to see if your child might like to go on to learn the cello. Capacity: 8 students.  Minimum: 2 students. Non-members: $115/Members: $95.

Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee

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Individual Private Cello Lessons, Ages 5-18
8 Tuesdays; January 9 – Feb. 27, by half-hour appointment (Hoyt)
Ages 5-18 will discover the rich, expressive voice of the cello in 1/2 hr lessons for both beginning and advanced students.  Instruments can be scaled to student size. (Information on rentals is provided.) Parents of young children are recommended to attend lessons. Beth Goldstein McKee is a registered cello trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  Non-members: $130/Members: $110.

Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee

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Videography

Video Production for Kids, Ages 9-12
8 Wednesdays; January 10 – February 28, 3:30 - 5:30 pm (Hoyt Art & Technology Lab)
This class is to provide students with little to no knowledge of video production and instruction concerning the steps required to produce a film/video production. Students will gain a basic understanding of camera operation as well as other attributes required in making a video using the four necessary stages/steps: developmental, pre-production, production, and post production. Please bring a notebook and flash drive. Capacity: 12. Minimum: 6. Non-members: $130. Members: $110.

Instructor: Tom Stoops
Thomas has been working in the entertainment business for 18 years with video as the main focus for the past 11 years. He attended Youngstown State University as a Piano major and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the Music/Video Business Program. He was a professional performer from 1990-1997 performing with Ted Nugent, Warrant, Slaughter, Bon Jovi, Extreme and many other professional acts. He has worked as a camera man, production assistant, and assistant director, for TriCinema Pictures and audio technician for TriCinema Studios. He is also a published writer of short stories, screenplays teleplays, and magazine articles. Tom is currently the co-owner and operates the film production company Twisted Brothers Productions in New Castle.

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Claymation Animation, Ages 9-12  
8 Saturdays: January 13 –March 3, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Hoyt Art & Technology Lab)        
Come and join us in the digital lab and learn the art of Claymation. Students will learn to develop characters and storyline. They will work with green screen backdrops, camera work, and editing. At the end of the course, the students will have a finished short movie that they can put on a thumb drive.  Capacity: 12.  Minimum: 6. Non-members: $120. Members: $100. 

Instructor: Tom Stoops

Thomas has been working in the entertainment business for 18 years with video as the main focus for the past 11 years. He attended Youngstown State University as a Piano major and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the Music/Video Business Program. He was a professional performer from 1990-1997 performing with Ted Nugent, Warrant, Slaughter, Bon Jovi, Extreme and many other professional acts. He has worked as a camera man, production assistant, and assistant director, for TriCinema Pictures and audio technician for TriCinema Studios. He is also a published writer of short stories, screenplays teleplays, and magazine articles. Tom is currently the co-owner and operates the film production company Twisted Brothers Productions in New Castle.

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