Summer Workshops

Art Skills

Framing Basics Workshop
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Saturday, July 13, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$65 Non-members | $50 Members

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+.


Business Skills

Marketing Your Small Business for Artists & Entrepreneurs
Instructor: Rachel Fee
Tuesday, July 16, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$65 Non-members | $50 Members

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.

pottery

Painting with Fire: Raku Pottery
Ages 13+
Instructor: Anthony DeRosa
Saturday, June 29, 11 am - 1 pm
$100 Non-members | $85 Members

Raku is a process that takes pots, heats them up until they are red hot, then submerges them in a bed of combustible materials that ignite to create spontaneous color! During this one-day workshop students will explore their creativity and participate in hands-on Raku Firings using pre-made ceramic vessels. Each student will produce one pot, but additional vessels can be purchased for those who wish to do more. Old clothing is recommended as you will get dirty!


Drawing

Drawing Basics 1
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Wednesday, June 19, 6 – 7:30 pm, or
Wednesday, July 17, 6 – 7:30 pm
$45 Non-members | $30 Members

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+.

Drawing Basics 2
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Wednesday, June 26, 6 - 7:30 pm, or
Wednesday, July 24, 6 - 7:30 pm
$45 Non-members | $30 Members

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+.

Open Drawing Session
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Wednesday, July 3, 6 - 7:30 pm, or
Wednesday, July 31, 6 – 7:30 pm
$45 Non-members | $30 Members

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+.


Digital Media

IPad Drawing Basics
Instructor: Richard DiGia
Wednesday, July 10 6 - 7:30 pm, or
Wednesday, August 7, 6 – 7:30 pm
$45 Non-members | $30 Members

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+.


Glass

Garden Mosaics
Instructor: Kate Burke
Saturday, June 22 10 am -2 pm, or
Saturday, August 10, 10 am - 2 pm
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

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.


Music

Harp 4-Session Flex Plan
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
Any four Thursdays between June 20 – August 15, by hour appointment
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

This flex pass provides 4 hours of individual lesson instruction to be used during the Summer Semester. It offers additional flexibility for those with hectic summer schedules. These instructional hours must be completed by the close of the Summer semester. The basics of playing, note reading, rhythms, tuning, and other general topics will be covered. The harp and worksheets are provided with practice time available outside of class.

Harp (8-Session Plan)
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
8 Thursdays between June 20 – August 15, by hour appointment
$160 Non-members | $130 Members

This flex pass provides 8 hours of individual lesson instruction to be used during the Summer Semester. It offers additional flexibility for those with hectic summer schedules. These instructional hours must be completed by the close of the Summer semester. The basics of playing, note reading, rhythms, tuning, and other general topics will be covered. The harp and worksheets are provided with practice time available outside of class.


Painting Outdoors
Instructor: Nancy Hawkins
Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 3 pm
$80 Non-members | $65 Member

Gather your brushes and join Nancy Hawkins to learn how to paint outdoors like an impressionist. Meet at the Hoyt then choose a site in the community for the excursion. Instructor will provide a painting demonstration and 1:1 assistance. A materials list will be provided. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+.

Watercolor in the Garden
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 1 pm
$65 Non-members | $50 Members

Join recognized regional painter, Jocelyn Beatty, for a fun outdoor workshop where students will paint scenes from the Hoyt’s garden. Instruction includes use of watercolor and drawing techniques. In case of rain, the workshop will be held on the following Saturday. Capacity: 25 students. Minimum: 10 students. Ages 16+.


Photography

Portrait Photography
Instructor: Rachael Fee
Tuesday, June 18, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, or
Wednesday: August 7, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
$65 Non-members | $50 Members

In this three-hour workshop, you will learn proper terminology and techniques to create professional looking portraits in a studio environment. Bring your own digital SLR camera for hands-on learning. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+.


Scholarships

Full and partial Scholarships are available to those demonstrating financial need. Get scholarship application here.