Youth Classes

Ceramics

Ceramics for Kids (Ages 6-13)
8 Saturdays: September 15 – November 3, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
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: $180/Members: $150.

Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart

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Drawing

Drawing For Fun (Ages 9-15)

Session I: 4 Saturdays, September 15 – October 6, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Session II: 4 Saturdays, October 13 – November 3, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Full Course: 8 Saturdays, September 15 – November 3, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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:  $80/Members: $65. 8 week: Non-members: $130/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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Cartooning: Learn to Quick Sketch (Ages 9-15)

Session I: 4 Saturdays: September 15 – October 6, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Session II: 4 Saturdays: October 13 – November 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Full Course: 8 Saturdays: September 15 – November 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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: $80/Members: $65. (8 week) Non-members: $130/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: September 15 – November 3, by appointment
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: $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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Private Cello Lessons (Ages 5-18)
8 Tuesdays: September 11 – October 30, by half-hour appointment

Kids & Teens 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. Non-members: $160/Members: $130.

Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee
Beth has taught cello to children for over thirty years at institutes, workshops, and conferences across the country and internationally, and in her private studio. She is a registered Suzuki Association of the Americas teacher trainer of Suzuki pedagogy. Beth also teaches in her private studio, at Hope Academy and the Pittsburgh Music Academy.

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Group Cello Exploration Class (Ages 5-18)
4 Tuesdays: October 30, November 6, 13 and December 4, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. , by half-hour appointment
This four-week course is for current Suzuki method cello students. Instruction will take place in a group setting. Non-members: $80/Members: $65.

Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee

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Parent/Child Pre-Instrumental Music: The Cello (Ages 3-5)
4 Tuesdays; September 11 – October 2, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
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 four-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: $40/Members: $30. 

Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee

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Cello Flex Plan Exploration Class (Ages 5-18)
4 Tuesdays: November 6 – Beginning of Winter 2018, by half-hour appointment
The flex pass provides four half-hours lessons that may be conducted after the close of the Fall 2018 Semester. Appointments must be completed prior to the start of the Winter 2019 Semester.  Non-members: $80/Members: $65.

Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee

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Videography

Claymation Animation, (Ages 9-12)  
8 Saturdays: September 15 – November 3, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Digital Media Lab)        
Join us in the Digital Media Lab to explore the art of Claymation animation! Students will learn to develop characters and storyline while working with green screens, cameras and editing software.  At the end of eight weeks, students will have a short movie to take home on a thumb drive. Capacity: 12.  Minimum: 6. Non-members: $145. Members: $115. 

Instructor: Tom Stoops

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Video Production for Teens, (Ages 13-18)
8 Thursdays: September 13 – November 1, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Digital Media Lab)        
Little or no knowledge of video production?  No problem!  This course provides the basic steps needed to produce a film including an understanding of the stages: developmental, pre-production, production and post-production.  Please bring a notebook and flash drive.Capacity: 12.  Minimum: 6. Ages 13-18. Non-members: $160. Members: $130.

Instructor: Tom Stoops

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