Fall Classes 2019

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!


Traditional Drawing Fundamentals

This class is based on proven training exercises that date back to the Renaissance when artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci created masterpieces. The legacy of the great masters between the 14th and 19th centuries has been passed down from teacher to student through the atelier/workshop tradition for hundreds of years and this is the foundation of drawing realistic three-dimensional form. It focuses on the understanding of drawing materials and different drawing techniques. It covers blocking in general shapes before defining them with more detail and finishing them up with tones to give the illusion of light and shadow. Classical traditional training teaches a step-by-step system that lets you draw any subject with confidence, including a landscape, still life, portrait, or figure.


 The Traditional Drawing Fundamentals course will help the student:

  •  Know your materials better

  •  Feel more confident when starting a drawing, painting or sculpture.

  •  See your subjects with greater clarity and understanding

  •  Get more predictable and consistent results

  •  Expand your vision for what you can achieve as an artist

  •  Feel connected to a community of fellow artists.

10 weeks

Mondays 9/9 to 11/11

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

$100 (member) $130 (non-member)

Materials will be discussed in the first introductory class.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS FOR SERIOUS STUDENTS WITH SOME DRAWING ABILITY. Only 8 students will be accepted. Be sure to sign up early!

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William Michael Yenkevich, Sr.

Wheel Throwing

Introduction to Throwing

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 how the firing process impacts the form and aesthetics of a ceramic piece. Also will learn glazing techniques and kiln prep and firing. 

11 weeks

Mondays 9/9 to 11/18

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

$100 (member) $130 (non-member)

Please add $45 Material Fee per 25 lb bag of clay, this clay fee will include glazes and firing. 


Shana Harris-Huckins

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Adult Ceramics

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.

4 weeks 

Mondays 9/9 to 9/30 

11:00 am to 1:00 pm 

$40 (member) $65 (non-member)

Please include $5 material fee.


Sam Cesare

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All-Level Stained Glass

Students new to stained glass will learn core foundation skills in stained glass design, materials, tools and their use, pattern making, templates, cutting glass, fitting, foiling, panel assembly, soldering skills and patina applications through hands-on instruction. Those more advanced will gain instruction as needed. Certain materials will be available for purchase, but nothing specific is required to begin this course. All levels are welcome to attend.

8 weeks  

Starting Thursday 9/12

6:30 to 9:00 pm

$80 (member) $110 (non-member)


Bret Huttenstein

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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. 

6 weeks 

Tuesdays 9/10 to 10/15 

7:00 to 10:00 pm 

$80 (member) $110 (non-member)

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Randy Pachence

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Fused Glass Jewelry

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. More 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.

8 weeks

Mondays 9/16 to 11/4

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

$80 (member) $110 (non-member)

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Barbara Knelly

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Art Class for Children
(ages 6-12)

Drawing and Art Media Exploration! Each class is 1/2 hour drawing and then a make and take project.

Please note: If school is canceled due to weather this class will also be canceled.


8 weeks

Thursdays 9/26 to 11/21

no class on Halloween

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

$100 (member) $120 (non-member)

please include $20 material fee

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Lisa Knecht


Hand Lettering for
Adults & Teens

In this class you will learn the basics of hand lettering through step-by-step instruction.  There will be a new project to work on every week that will be suitable for all levels.


6 weeks

Tuesdays 10/1 to 11/5

5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

$90 (member) $105 (non-member)

all materials provided

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Gigi Perez

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Chalk Art for
Youth & Adults

Learn specific techniques to create several gorgeous images with a pastel chalk medium.  This class is open for both adults and youth.


6 weeks

Wednesdays 10/2 to 11/6

5:30 am to 6:45 pm

$90 (member) $105 (non-member)

all materials provided

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Gigi Perez

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Creating an Icon

Students will draw/paint an icon in acrylic with a 23k gold leaf halo on a professionally prepared artist’s wooden panel. The instructor will supply the pattern for the icon so drawing skills are not necessary to be able to render a beautiful icon of St. Gabriel or St. Michael. 


6 weeks

Wednesdays 10/2 to 11/13

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

$100 (member) $130 (non-member)

Please include $35 material fee.

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Kim Fritzges

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Pysanky Eggs

Students will learn Balta Country style folk art originating in Ukraine from an expert that has taught in the style for 56 years.

8 weeks

Wednesdays 10/2 to 11/20

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

$110 (member) $135 (non-member)

Please include $18 material fee for kit, or provide your own beeswax, stylist, and eggs.

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Georgine Postupack-Borchick

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Basic Drawing

The drawing class explores various concepts, techniques and materials utilized in drawing including gesture, contour and value. The primary subject matter is still life but other subjects may be explored. Materials include pencil, charcoal and pastel, and other materials as appropriate. 

No prior experience in drawing is required and the instructor will work with students of varying levels of skills and experience.

 A material list is provided by instructor.

7 weeks


10/2 to 11/13

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 

$100 (member) $130 (non-member)

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Mark Charles Rooney

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Contemporary Theory Concept Class

This class will encourage and train artists and art enthusiasts to think of art as not only a visually stimulating entity but also a creative subject that is intellectual in many ways; a multifaceted version of the topic of "art" that gives art more depth and importance. We will explore that by learning how to analyze and perceive contemporary art while also developing and improving concepts that students may or may not already be working on and how to execute those ideas more proficiently with the help of instruction and their peers. Bring sketchbook and pen or pencil to jot down ideas.

7 weeks

Thursdays 10/24 to 12/12

no class on Thanksgiving

12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

$90 (member) $120 (non-member)


Shoniece Mercado

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Basic Acrylic for Kids

This is a wonderful class for kids to learn the basics of the acrylic medium. They will have a great time producing something new each week to build their skills.


6 weeks

Tuesdays 11/2 to 12/17

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

$90 (member) $105 (non-member)

all materials included

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Gigi Perez

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Acrylic Painting for Teens
(ages 12 - 18)

Study will focus on prepping canvas and backgrounds, proper paint application techniques, learning to mix and blend paint, learning to render forms in acrylic, good composition, how to have a clear center of interest, foreground/background/middle ground, noticing and rendering details, painting from life.

Please note: If school is cancelled due to weather this class will also be cancelled.

8 weeks

Saturdays 2/1 to  3/16

10:00 pm to 1:00 pm

$100 (member) $120 (non-member)

please include $30 material fee

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Lisa Knecht

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Figure Drawing for Teens
(ages 12 - 18)

Study begins with skeletal structure and then gesture drawing, block construction (Bridgman Anatomy), faces, hands and feet, and finally drawing from life.


Please note: If school is cancelled due to weather this class will also be cancelled.

8 weeks

Saturdays 2/1 to  3/16

10:00 pm to 1:00 pm

$100 (member) $120 (non-member)

please include $10 material fee

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Lisa Knecht

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Art for Children
(ages 6-12)

Drawing and Art Media Exploration! Each class is 1/2 hour drawing and then a make and take project.

Please note: If school is cancelled due to weather this class will also be cancelled.

8 weeks

Tuesdays 2/18 to 4/7

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

$85 (member) $100 (non-member)

please include $20 material fee

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Lisa Knecht

Thank you for stopping by to

check out our FALL classes!


 If you are looking for a shorter class maybe you would like to participate in a workshop instead?

 If so, click here to see a list of our current workshops

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!