Please note: We follow all current state guidelines for the safety of our students, and staff. Masks and social distancing will be required.
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.
Clay for Kids
Students will learn how to form clay into various shapes. In each class, students can choose to work on different projects (that will be guided by the instructor) or work on their own pieces. Projects include: pinch pots, slab shapes, pottery wheel, refining locally found clay and more. Classes/group sessions may be available upon request.
Sundays 9/13 to 10/25
(NO CLASS October 11th)
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
$50 (member) $65 (non-member)
Please include $10 material fee.
Intro to Throwing & Clay Building
This course teaches students the fundamental wheel-working skills used for shaping clay. Students practice using the potter's wheel and begin throwing basic forms. They also learn about the firing process, aesthetics of a ceramic piece and glazing techniques. Other projects include: pinch pots, coil pots, cups, vases, tiles, slab shapes and other functional objects. Please be prepared to get dirty!
Sundays 9/13 to 10/25
(NO CLASS October 11th)
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
$60 (member) $75 (non-member)
Please include $25 material fee.
Stained Glass for Everyone
Students will gain valuable skills in the art of stained glass by the hand of a master level instructor. Participants will receive help with designs, produce beautiful creations and will be given guidance to reach personal goals. No supplies are required to begin this course.
Tuesdays 9/15 to 11/17
6:30 to 9:30 pm
$100 (member) $125 (non-member)
THIS CLASS WILL BE
In this course we will cut and assemble glass into a piece that will be fired in a kiln. We start with a tac fuse and then move onto full fuse. The use of dichroic glass, which is a metal coated glass that was developed for the space industry gives the glass a special glow and turns the plain glass into a beautiful piece of jewelry. The dichroic glass has two colors, a transmitted and reflective color. When the student has made several pieces we finish them either with a bale or wire wrap. Students will also learn how to incorporate metal clay into their fused glass designs. Advanced students can do watch bands, bracelets and casting in molds. Beginner to advanced welcome. Students purchase tools and supplies on their own, list is provided by the instructor.
Wednesdays 9/16 to 11/4
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
$80 (member) $110 (non-member)
THIS CLASS WILL BE
Keep those creative juices flowing, and those imagination muscles moving! 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. Learning about fundamentals like Spatial Relations, Drawing Techniques, Virtual Reality, Animation, and more...Lots of surprises and stories involved in all of our classes.
Thursdays 9/24 to 11/5
(8 - 13 years old ) 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
(14+) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
You will 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.
You'll be 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.
Kevin Smith II
the World (for Kids)
A Twelve Part Exploration of Art History. Each week, kids will explore the story of a renowned artist, try out the music and snacks of that artist’s home country, find that country on the world map, and complete an art project inspired by the artist. Pro-wiggling, social distanced and entirely fun- focused!
Saturdays 9/26 to 12/19
NO CLASS November 28th
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
$200 (member) All Inclusive.
$300 (for sibling groups)
What is abstract art? What is balance?
Discussion of color.
Creating a mood.
Bring in an abstract picture and recreate in different colors.
Cut piece into pieces.
Partners create composition.
Discussion of theories and quotes, critique homework.
Tuesdays 10/13 to 11/17
5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
$120 (member) $145 (non-member)
all materials provided
Marcy Lanza Oldham
Art of Space Workshop
This workshop examines contemporary art and concept theory in a global context with a focus on installation art. Culturally diverse material as seen from various different contemporary artists from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds will be incorporated. The workshop is meant to encourage students to seek deeper methods in the portrayal of their own concepts and to strengthen the vitality of their work by being able to think critically and carefully about each aspect of their subjects with confidence. Students should leave the workshop with an entirely new appreciation for art and what it means to create contemporary work. Emphasis on the complexities of building a concept and the impact it has on our political and economic climate will be pushed.
All students aged 17 and above are welcomed to attend.
Material list will be provided on the first day of class.
3 WEEK SERIES
Saturday 9/26, 10/10, 10/24
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
$120 for all three workshops
Sketching Plant Life
Using watercolors (and pencils if you'd like) to quickly sketch designs is a great way to loosen up and have fun while honing your painting skills. Working from real-life subject matter ranging from flowers, leaves, plants, twigs, and branches, students will learn how to use basic observation skills to sketch quick impressions that can easily be turned into more detailed paintings later on. The instructor will provide demonstrations and share various approaches to sketching with watercolors. Students of all levels are encouraged to attend.
Students should bring reference material to class. Reference material may consist of real-life subject matter, such as flowers, plants, twigs, branches, and leaves. If you’re unable to bring real-life references, then please bring photos or pictures of these items.
All students aged 15 and above are welcomed to attend.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$35 + supplies OR
$43 cost of workshop with supplies included
Watercolor Supply List
*Required supplies. All other supplies are optional.
* Watercolor paints in the colors listed below. I recommend buying watercolors in the tubes, but you’re welcome to buy watercolor pan paints.
I recommend the following brands: Grumbacher Academy Artists' Watercolor.25 fl oz (7.5 ml) tubes, or Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolors (8 ml tubes), or American Journey Artists' Watercolors. You can find these watercolors online at cheapjoes.com. You can also find watercolor paints at local art stores, such as Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or JoAnn Fabrics.
NOTE: If you don’t want to purchase all the colors listed below, that’s fine. However, please be sure to at least purchase colors in the reds, blues, yellows, greens, and browns.
Black Violet (thalo purple)Burnt SiennaRaw SiennaAlizarin CrimsonPaynes Grey
Thio violetRaw UmberVermillion
Cadmium Red Medium or LightPhthalo Blue
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Medium
*2 – 4 sheets of 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper in either size 8”x10”, or 9”x12” or 11”x14”. Canson, Strathmore, or Arches brands are recommended.
*One white, plastic watercolor palette. Please don’t buy a metal palette.
*Eraser - General’s white eraser and General’s kneaded erasers are nice.
*Hand-Held Pencil Sharpener
*Plastic container to hold water. If you look in the decorative art section of any craft store, you’ll find a brush “washer.” This is simply a water bin with two separate compartments to hold water. Or you can use an old, plastic food container to hold water.
*One roll of paper towel or small rag
Canvas roll-up brush case to store your brushes - It’s important to store your brushes in one of these because you don’t want to damage your brushes. This is optional.
*Students should bring reference material to class. Reference material may consist of real-life subject matter, such as flowers, plants, twigs, branches, and leaves. If you’re unable to bring real-life references, then please bring photos or pictures of these items.
*Watercolor paint brushes as follows:
I recommend purchasing the Loew Cornell Series 4000 (beige/pink handles) American Painter OR Loew Cornell Series 7000 (clear handles) Golden Taklon watercolor brushes. A comparable brand is acceptable.
Thank you for stopping by to
check out our FALL classes!
We are always looking for Instructors. If you or someone you know is certified, and would like to teach, please click here to send an email.
We can't wait to hear from you!