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SPRING classes

Please note: We follow all current state guidelines for the safety of our students, and staff. Masks and social distancing will be required.

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Creative Writing Multi-Week Workshop
with Alexis M. Collazo

A generative prompt-based writing workshop with supportive and encouraging feedback. Prompts are provided as inspiration for 5-20 minute writing sessions. Participants can share their writing and receive feedback from the group if they choose to. Feedback will focus only on the positive aspects of writing.

4 weeks 

Mondays, March 15 to April 5

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 

$80 (member) $95 (non-member)

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Make and Take: Fundamentals & Elements of Art
with Kathy Bestwick

Each week we will explore different topics (color, value, line, shape, texture, repetition, pattern, light) with creative lessons using several mediums including pencil, paint, ink, fiber, and cut paper. Skills developed will include drawing, painting, cutting, and construction. Most projects will take 2 classes to complete including drying time. A great introductory course for young children that love art. 

8 weeks 

Wednesdays, March 17 to May 5

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM 

$95 (member) $105 (non-member)

All materials included.

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Drawing with Intention Portraiture Drawing
with Kathy Bestwick

For serious students intent on learning drawing skills. We will do drawing warm-up exercises each week and practice specific aspects of drawing a portrait. Students will build a “face book” with sketches of the components and proportions of the face that they can refer to for many years. Finished drawings will include a choice of portraits/self-portraits from the front, profile, or 3/4 view of the face.

8 weeks 

Wednesdays March 17 to May 5

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM 

$95 (member) $105 (non-member)

All materials included.

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Intro to Printmaking
with Rowan Shaffer

Class will cover the basics of relief printmaking (and other related techniques if time permits), including gelli-plate/monoprinting, linoleum, wood block, and multicolor print techniques.

8 weeks 

Mondays, March 22 to May 3

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 

$80 (member) $95 (non-member)

Please include $50 material fee 

This will give you everything you need to get started in your printmaking journey.

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Oil Painting *VIRTUAL CLASS* 
with Abigail Martinez

Introductory courses on painting for adults. Learn how to paint and use color for scenery paintings. learn how to mix colors and implement texture onto pieces. How to map out paintings using reference and your mind's imagination. Multiple layers will be created patience is required with oil paint any level can join just to have some fun and paint some nature, or still life. slow-paced for everyone. The use of lighting, color, and composition will be learned as well.

4 weeks 

Thursdays, March 25 to April 15

6:15 PM to 7:45 PM 

$100 (member) $120 (non-member)

Material kit will be available for purchase.

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Dairy-Free Baking for Kids
with Jennifer O'Malley

An introduction to all the dairy-free options available for baking delicious and healthy treats.

March 27th- Vegan Fresh Fruit Hand Pies

April 3- DF Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 10- Plant Based Tangzhong Cinnamon Buns

April 17- DF Super Moist Carrot Cake with Vegan Fondant Carrots

4 weeks 

Saturdays, March 27 to April 10

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

$100 please include $20 material fee

or $35 for individual class (materials included)

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River Plate & Stained Glass Flower
with Daisy Mae Valentine

In this class, you will make a fanciful ceramic plate that has a glaze texture mimicking a river. Then you will create a stained-glass flower and combine both elements to be a one-of-a-kind decorative whimsical plate.

Students will gain experience in both ceramics and stained glass.

3 weeks

Fridays, April 2 to April 16

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

$100 (member) $120 (non-member)

Material fee to be announced.

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Introduction to Drawing Anime *VIRTUAL CLASS*
with Stacey Faustner

Are you an aspiring comic book artist, interested in exploring the style of Japanese cartoonists? This class is an exciting introduction to drawing in the style of anime/manga (Japanese cartoon shows and comic books)! In this class, we will talk about features unique to anime, proportion, anatomy, facial expressions, how to draw facial features (like anime-style eyes), dynamic poses, techniques for coloring, and developing your own style as a comic artist. The instructor will also give feedback on student drawings, offering tips on making their work the best it can be! 

The instructor for this course is Stacey Faustner, M.Ed., the middle school art teacher for Maple Manor and Drums Elementary/Middle School in Hazleton School District.

4 weeks

Saturdays, April 10 - May 1

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

$80 (member) $95 (non-member)

Supplies needed: a sketchbook, pencils, a thin-tip permanent marker, and colored pencils OR you may use a digital art tablet if you have one (this is what the instructor will be using for live drawing)

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Art Exploration
with Kevin Smith II

This is a flexible program designed to introduce a variety of art activities, perfect for all ages wanting to explore their unique artistic gifts and develop further. Students will learn about fundamentals like Spacial Relations, Drawing Techniques, Virtual Reality, Animation, and more...Lots of surprises and stories involved in all our classes. 

Gain fundamental skills that translate into many creative forms of expression, have the flexibility to dive deeper into projects you enjoy. Once you grasp the understanding of the tools used, you can explore how to play with that medium.

Get Inspired while we explore different creative worlds and learn how these skills are used and continue to develop every day in our modern world. We are all always learning and growing, art and music are filters we enjoy and accentuate our lives with. 

7 weeks 

Thursdays, April 15 to May 27

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 

$150 (member) $160 (non-member)

All materials included.

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Drawing & Composition
with Yosara Gonzales

The class will explore the elements that make a drawing a form of expression: line, perspective, movement, shading. Discover the use of composition and elements to narrate and express emotion through practical exercises.

6 weeks 

Thursdays, April 22 - May 27

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

$150 (member) $165 (non-member)

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Figure Drawing
with Yosara Gonzales

The class will explore the elements that make a drawing a form of expression: line, perspective, movement, shading. Discover the use of composition and elements to narrate and express emotion through practical exercises.

6 weeks 

Saturdays April 24 to May 29

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM 

$150 (member) $165 (non-member)

There will be an additional fee to support the live models.

To sign up for classes, choose your classes and/or workshops (below) then fill out the registration form.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hazleton Art League reserves the right to change, withdraw or modify courses of instruction at any time, and to withdraw any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental. 

Hazleton Art League staff and/or Board of Directors cannot be held liable for personal injury or damage to or loss of personal property. The submission of the registration form cites understanding of this clause. 

I understand the Hazleton Art League is not responsible for typographical errors in regards to the schedule. 

REFUNDS: No refunds for cancellations less than 10 days before classes begin. A $10.00 administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations. Classes we cancel will be refunded in full. Classes canceled due to the weather or other unforeseen causes may run an extra week to make up for the day(s) missed. 

REMINDER: Please mark your calendars with the dates and times of the classes you have chosen. We will send a confirmation email as your receipt of registration once payment for class(es) has been received. 

Scholarships are available

for children and senior citizens to take classes at the Hazleton Art League!


Thanks to a grant from the Rotary Club, we can provide art scholarships to senior citizens in the Hazleton Area.

Senior scholarships cover 60% of class fee for seniors age 62 and older.


We also have a need based scholarship for children made possible by the Dorothy Sacco Memorial Fund.

Youth scholarships cover 50% of the class fee.

 

Apply today!
 

VENMO is also available

Scan the code and enter the total for class(es) and/or membership.

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workshops

What is Art Therapy?
with Deb Telatovich, MA, ATR-P

As this is just a sampling of art therapy, one goal is to safely stretch out the process of art-making to gain new insights and/or alleviate emotional and mental distress. With an art therapist, we will explore ‘art as therapy’ with user-friendly art materials. Later, we will examine ‘art psychotherapy’ through an easy drawing assessment.

Wednesday, March 24

Two time frames will be offered.  Please choose the one that works best for you.

10:00 AM to 12:15 PM

6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

$20

Introductory Basket Weaving for Kids *VIRTUAL CLASS*
with Stacey Faustner

This class is an introduction to basket weaving for kids. In this course, we will go over a brief history of basket weaving and its importance in culture, baskets as a form of art, and of course how to make your very own coiled baskets using coiling cord and yarn! These can have handles attached if you'd like as well, just in time for Easter! They can also be used for storing items, or simply as a decorative work of art in your home. The instructor will go over how to make your own coiled coasters and trivets as well. The instructor for this course is Stacey Faustner, M.Ed., a middle school art teacher at Maple Manor and Drums Elementary/Middle Schools in Hazleton School District.

Saturday, April 10

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

$35

Material list will be provided.

Introductory Basket Weaving for Adults *VIRTUAL CLASS*
with Stacey Faustner

This class is an introduction to basket weaving for adults. In this course, we will go over a brief history of basket weaving and its importance in culture, baskets as a form of art, and of course how to make your very own coiled baskets using coiling cord and yarn! These can have handles attached if you'd like as well, just in time for Easter! They can also be used for storing items, or simply as a decorative work of art in your home. The instructor will go over how to make your own coiled coasters and trivets as well. The instructor for this course is Stacey Faustner, M.Ed., a middle school art teacher at Maple Manor and Drums Elementary/Middle Schools in Hazleton School District.

Saturday, April 17

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

$35

Material list will be provided.

Watercolor Workshop: Nautilus Shell
with Liz Revit

Learn how to paint a nautilus shell in watercolors. Students will trace an outline of the nautilus shell onto watercolor paper, and then they will be guided through the steps to create the painting. The instructor will demonstrate how to use watercolors in a controlled manner and how to work in layers to create a realistic painting. No previous drawing or painting experience is required to attend this workshop.

Saturday, May 8

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

$35.00 + supplies (list will be provided)

OR $40 with supplies included.

Thank you for stopping by to

check out our SPRING classes!

We are always looking for Instructors.  If you or someone you know is certified and would like to teach, please fill out an application here.

We look forward to creating

great things together!