ceramics

Ceramics for Kids, Ages 6-13
8 Saturdays: September 16 – November 4, 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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Drama

Acting Lessons for Children (Ages 7-11)
8 Thursdays, September 14 – November 2, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Hoyt)
This class is designed to help children develop acting skills and build self-confidence in a fun and relaxed environment. Basic theater terms and etiquette will be taught. Each class will be a combination of lecture/discussion and acting activities/games (no singing or dancing). Students are to bring notebooks or journals and pencils. Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 8 students. Non-members: $85/Members: $75.

Instructor: Peggy Hanna
Peggy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts with a focus on live theatre and video/film from Grove City College. She worked as the Office Manager for the New Castle Playhouse in addition to directing such hits as Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr., Pinocchio, Seussical the Musical and others. She additionally directed the Youngstown Playhouse’s Beauty and the Beast and a host of fundraiser kids’ plays for the Children’s Dyslexia Center. Her accomplishments also include writing and hosting interactive murder mysteries.

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Drawing

Drawing For Fun (Ages 9-15)
Session I: 4 Saturdays, September 16 – October 7, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Hoyt)
Session II: 4 Saturdays, October 14 – November 4, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Hoyt)
Full Course: 8 Saturdays, September 16 – November 4, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Hoyt)
Session II: 4 Tuesdays: October 10 – October 31, 4:00 - 5:30 pm (Wampum Station)

Students have an opportunity to learn a variety of drawing techniques from pencil drawing to pen and ink, watercolor wash, and more. The instructor will provide one on one direction according to the student’s 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: September 16 – November 4, 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: September 12 – October 3, 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: September 16 – October 7, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Hoyt)
Session II: 4 Saturdays: October 14 – November 4, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Hoyt)
Full Course: 8 Saturdays: September 16 – November 4, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Hoyt)

Students have an opportunity to learn a variety of drawing techniques from pencil drawing to pen and ink, watercolor wash, and more. The instructor will provide one on one direction according to the student’s 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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Etiquette

The Art of Etiquette (Ages 6-16)
1 Saturday: September 16, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Hoyt)
“Mind your manners” or better said “learn your manners” in this fun and educational workshop with Michele Goodman-Jones, the “Empress of Etiquette.” From being the perfect guest to proper dining decorum, you will learn to be refined in social gatherings. Finger foods included. Capacity: 25. Minimum: 5. Ages 6-16. Non-members: $60/Members: $50.

Instructor: Michelle Goodman-Jones

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Music

Private Voice or Piano (Ages 10+)
8 Saturdays; September 16 – November 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. 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; September 12 – October 31, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Hoyt) or,
8 Tuesdays; September 12 – October 31, 4:30 – 5:30 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; September 12 – October 31, 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; September 13 – November 1, 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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