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Youth Classes

Ceramics

Ceramics for Kids (Ages 6-13)
8 Saturdays: January 19 – March 9, 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, January 19 – February 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Session II: 4 Saturdays, February 16 – March 9, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Full Course: 8 Saturdays, January 19 – March 9, 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: January 19 – February 9, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Session II: 4 Saturdays: February 16 – March 9, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Full Course: 8 Saturdays: January 19 – March 9, 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 Piano (Ages 10+)
8 Saturdays: January 19 – March 9, 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. Piano: $160 Non-members/ $130 Members.

Instructor: Kevin Danielson

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Private Cello Lessons (Ages 5-18)
8 Tuesdays: January 15 – March 5, by half-hour appointment

This class is for beginning to advanced players, by appointment. Information about renting cellos is available, if needed. Please note: Small cellos can be rented for young children. With young children, parent attendance at lessons is recommended. Private students have the option of adding the cello group class, which culminates in a recital of solo and group performance in December. Ages 5-18. 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 Class (Ages 5-18)
4 Tuesdays: February 5 – February 26, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
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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Learning Music through Play: The Cello (Ages 3-5)
4 Tuesdays; January 15 – February 5, 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 Class (Ages 5-18)
2 Tuesdays: March 12 – Beginning of Spring 2019, by hour appointment
The flex pass provides two one hour lessons that may be conducted after the close of the Winter 2019 Semester. Appointments must be completed prior to the start of the Spring 2019 Semester. Non-members: $80/Members: $65.

Instructor: Beth Goldstein-McKee

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Videography

Claymation Animation, (Ages 9-12)  
8 Saturdays: January 19 – March 9, 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: January 17 – March 7, 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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