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ARTIST SKILLS

Photographing Your Work
Instructor: Eric Mastrangelo
Saturday, October 5, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
$45 Non-members | $30 Members

A great opportunity to learn how to build a portfolio of images to apply for shows and competitions! The basic set-up and lighting will be discussed for two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. Bring a camera and laptop if you have one. Capacity: 12 students. Min: 3 students. Ages 16+.

Marketing for Artists & Entrepreneurs
Instructor: Rachel Fee
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
$65 Non-members | $50 Members

Join Rachel Fee for an introduction to various marketing structures from social media to traditional media. Learn to focus on the best marketing strategies for your preferred demographic, to execute a plan and, then, track results. Ages 16+ Minimum 5. Capacity 12.

Framing Basics: Mounting & Matting for Show
Instructor: Paige Kleinfelder
Saturday, October 5, 11am – 1pm
$45 Non-members | $30 Members

This one-day workshop will teach you how to prepare your work for framing – from determining the layout to mounting your work and cutting mats. The importance of archival materials will be emphasized. Bring one work up to 12” x 16” to class to work on. All materials included. Capacity: 16 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages 16+.


Ceramics

Ceramics
Instructor: Nancy Sontich-Lenhart
8 weeks: September 17 - November 5, Tuesdays: 6 – 8:30 pm, or
8 weeks: September 19 - November 7, Thursdays: 9:30 am - noon
$220 Non-members | $190 Members

Be prepared to get dirty while learning how to hand-build, use the potter’s wheel, and glaze! The projects are as endless as your imagination! Glazing, firing and 25lbs of clay are included. Please note that the studio is available for use outside of class. An additional 25 lbs may be purchased for $50. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students.

Raku Glazing Workshop
Instructor: Anthony DeRosa
Saturday, November 2, 11 am - 1 pm
$100 Non-members | $85 Members

Join Mud Monkey’s Anthony DeRosa for an intensive investigation of raku glazing! Often referred to as ‘painting with fire’, the centuries-old process involves submerging red hot pots in combustible materials to produce spontaneous colors and textures. Pre-made vessels will be used to give students the opportunity to experiment on their own. Instruction includes the history of Raku and how glazes are made to produce interesting effects. Old clothing recommended as you will get dirty! Ages 13+. Minimum: 5. Maximum: 10.


Drawing

Drawing Fundamentals
Instructor: Richard DiGia
4 weeks: Sept. 18 - Oct. 9, Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., or
4 weeks: Oct. 16 - Nov. 6 , Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

Learn to translate what you see like an artist by breaking down images into simple shapes then applying concepts of light and shadows. Instruction will include perspective and proportions, as well, advancing as skill levels improve. All materials provided. Capacity: 15 students. Minimum: 6 students. Ages 16+.


Glass

Stained Glass
Instructor: Denise Gerber
8 weeks: September 19 - November 7, Thursdays: 5:30 – 9:00 pm
$240 Non-members | $210 Members

This Class is Full for the Fall Semester

Explore the art of stained glass by making a decorative 30-60 piece panel! Step by step instruction will guide you through choosing a pattern, glass cutting, grinding, and soldering using the copper foiling method. Basic materials, shop tools and other equipment are provided. Additional studio time is available outside of class. A short supply list of consumables (glass) will be determined the first day of class. Advanced students are welcome and may choose more advanced projects based on ability and experience. Bring a snack if you’re coming from work! Capacity:10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 18+.

Stained Glass Primer: Holiday Ornament
Instructor: Denise Gerber
Saturday, November 9, 10 am - 1 pm
$85 Non-members | $70 Members

Try Me! This one-day workshop is designed to introduce the basic skills of stained glass by creating a simple ornament to hang on your tree! Instruction will cover glass cutting, grinding, and soldering using the copper foil method. You’ll walk out with something to be proud of! Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages: 18+.

Primer: Autumn Tiles
Instructor: Kate Burke
Wednesday, Sept.18 5-9 pm, or
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5-9 pm, or
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5-9 pm
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

Love the colors of fall? Join Kate Burke for an introductory workshop in mosaics! You will create a fall themed tile using glass and grout. The skills you acquire can be easily applied to much larger projects on your own. All materials included. All Ages. Capacity:15 students. Minimum: 5 students.


Language

Conversational Italian I
Instructor: Dr. Frank Treccase
8 weeks: September 18 - November 6, Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
$130 Non-members | $100 Members

Designed for travelers, Conversational Italian introduces students to needed vocabulary and phrases while developing an understanding of the Italian culture to prepare you for your journey abroad! Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 16+.

Conversational Italian II
Instructor: Dr. Frank Treccase
8 weeks: September 17 - November 5, Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
$130 Non-members | $100 Members

A more advanced dive into the Italian Language and culture. Designed for travelers, Conversational Italian introduces students to needed vocabulary and phrases while developing an understanding of the Italian culture to prepare you for your journey abroad! Capacity: 20 students. Minimum: 4 students. Ages 16+.


Music

Private Harp Lessons
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
4 Weeks: September 19 – Oct. 10, or
4 Weeks: October 17 – November 7
Thursdays, by appointment
$80 Non-members | $65 Members

A class for the curious! This 4-week primer is designed to introduce students to harp without the long-term commitment. Instrument provided to play in class. Additional practice time available upon request. One-hour appointments may be scheduled from Noon – 7:00 pm.

Private Harp Lessons
Instructor: Alissa Pesavento
8 Weeks: Sept. 19 – Nov. 7
Thursdays, by appointment
$160 Non-members | $130 Members

Ready to play like an angel? The full course provides 1:1 instruction to develop the basics of playing, note reading, rhythms, tuning, and other general topics. Lessons will continue to advance as you do! Instrument and worksheets are provided with additional practice time available outside of class. Capacity: 6 students. One-hour appointments may be scheduled from Noon – 7:00 pm

Private Piano
Instructor: Kevin Danielson
8 Weeks: Sept. 21 - Nov. 9
Saturdays, by half-hour appointment
$160 Non-members | $130 Members

Enjoy 1:1 piano instruction with Kevin Danielson! Whether you are just beginning or have been playing for a while, each ½ hour lesson will be tailored to your individual needs. Ages 10+. Appointments begin at 10:30 am. Last appointment at 3:30 pm.


Painting

Plein Air Painting
Instructor: Nancy Hawkins
4 Weeks: September 18 - Oct. 9
Wednesdays, 1-4 pm
$120 Non-members | $90 Member

Learn how to paint in the open air like an impressionist! Classes will meet at the Hoyt then venture into the surrounding community to capture inspiring landscapes and cityscapes in oil. Materials list will be provided. Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+.

Oil Painting
Instructor: Nancy Hawkins
4 Weeks: October 15 - Nov. 9
Tuesdays, 1-4 pm
$115 Non-members | $85 Member

Develop a foundation in oil painting through a series of demonstrations and class exercises focusing on still life. Instruction will cover painting techniques, the depiction of light and shadow, color mixing and composition. A materials list will be provided. Table easels provided.Capacity: 10 students. Minimum: 5 students. Ages 16+

Watercolor
Instructor: Jocelyn Beatty
8 Weeks: September 17 - November 5, Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm, or
8 Weeks: September 18 - November 6, Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
$150 Non-members | $120 Member

Join award winning watercolorist, Jocelyn Beatty, for a step by step introduction into the rich and versatile medium of watercolor. Several paintings will be completed over the course of eight weeks to continually build your drawing and painting skills. One of our most popular classes, many students take this class continually. Capacity: 25 students. Minimum: 14 students. Ages 16+.


Photography

Photography: On Assignment
Instructor: Eric Mastrangelo
8 weeks: September 17 - November 5
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
$130 Non-members | $100 Members

Bring your camera to class and learn how to improve your photographic skills with a series of weekly assignments! Class will begin with a demonstration of the techniques to be explored in the assignment, such as creative use of depth of field, shutter speed, flash, low light photography, long exposures, event work, and more. Assignments will be followed by constructive critiques, allowing you to learn from your successes and mistakes. While all skill levels are welcome, students should have a functional understanding of their cameras and be able to bring in examples of their photography for review. Cameras can be film or digital. Bring your laptop, if you have one. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages 16+.


Photography On Assignment, The Sequel
Instructor: Eric Mastrangelo
8 weeks: September 19 - November 7
Thursdays, 6-8 pm
$130 Non-members | $100 Members

Do you have a solid understanding of your DSLR camera and a good grasp of its functions? Then “The Sequel” is the class for you! Like Photography on Assignment I, lessons are based on weekly assignments that begin with demonstrations of more advanced topics including shooting workflow, post-processing/editing techniques and software, color management, and off-camera flash. The class will also include constructive critiques to promote creative problem solving and strengthen your visual vocabulary. Capacity: 12 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages 16+.


Scholarships

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