Featured Artist: Karen Nootbaar 

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Adult Classes & Workshops

    • April 09, 2024
    • May 14, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: April 8

    Ages 18+

    Explore oil and acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere. Experienced painters can work to develop their personal style or try a new technique. New artists will be taught the basics of composition, color theory, and painting techniques. Paint from a provided still life or bring a photo/picture to paint. Each class includes demos and individual instruction.  Materials list can be found below or if you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead.  Oil and Acrylic Kits available through the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class.  Must order one week prior: 

    Oil Kit

    Acrylic Kit


    Materials List


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Tuesdays 4/9 - 5/14

    6 sessions 

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm 

     

       

     



    • April 10, 2024
    • May 15, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline:  April 9

    Ages 18+

     

    Learn how to make a work of art through drawing.  We will focus on improving your observation skills and the basic drawing techniques you'll need to creatively compose a drawing.  This class is for all levels of ability, especially beginners.  Students need to bring a drawing pad, wooden pencils, eraser, and a 12 inch ruler. 



    Instructor: Mark McLaughlin

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 4/10 - 5/15

    6 sessions 

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


         




    • April 10, 2024
    • May 15, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Registration deadline: April 8

    Ages 21+


    Explore oil and/or acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a glass of wine. It's optional, but you can bring your favorite wine to share. Seasoned painters can work to develop their personal style or try a new technique. New artists will learn the basics of composition, color theory, and painting techniques. Paint from a provided still life or bring a photo/picture to paint. 

    Materials list can be found below or if you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead.  Oil and Acrylic Kits available through the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class.  Must order one week prior:  

    Oil Kit

    Acrylic Kit


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Wednesdays 4/10 - 5/15

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm



    • April 11, 2024
    • April 25, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10

    Registration deadline: April 4

    Ages 14+

    You will create a collage using rice paper that you have made using gelli mats.  All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Thursdays 4/11 - 4/25

    3 sessions

    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 



    • April 12, 2024
    • May 24, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: April 10

    Ages 18+

    There is a reason why we loved using our imaginations and getting our hands dirty as children.  Creating is an integral part of every one of us! Join us for a fun, refreshing and completely judgement free class as we learn the basics of wheel throwing. Learn to make one-of-a-kind, unique to you mugs, bowls, and vases, while tapping into that inner-child and finding joy in getting your hands muddy again. *While this class will be going over the basics, all levels are welcome.* All materials included.

    Instructor: Beth Baskinger


    Dates: Fridays  4/12 - 5/24

    (no class  5/17)

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm





      • April 12, 2024
      • May 24, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline:  April 10

      Ages 18+


      There is a reason why we loved using our imaginations and getting our hands dirty as children.  Creating is an integral part of every one of us! Join us for a fun, refreshing and completely judgement free class as we learn the basics of wheel throwing. Learn to make one-of-a-kind, unique to you mugs, bowls, and vases, while tapping into that inner-child and finding joy in getting your hands muddy again. *While this class will be going over the basics, all levels are welcome.* All materials included.

      Instructor: Beth Baskinger


      Dates: Fridays 4/12 - 5/24

      (no class  5/17)

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm





      • April 14, 2024
      • May 12, 2024
      • 4 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 4
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline: April 11

      Ages 13+

      Learn the solid build technique to make a sculpture of an animal in a fun pose! Decorate with underglazes like never before! Previous hand-building experience helpful but not necessary. Come with an animal in mind and reference photos if possible. All materials included. 

      Instructor: Katie Botterman


      Dates: Sundays  4/14 - 5/12

      (no class 5/5)

      4 sessions

      Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm





      • April 15, 2024
      • May 20, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline: April 8

      Ages 18+


      Douglas Brown paints with a focus on controlled realism, and you can learn the secrets of his technique. Each class will start with a short demo of the subject of the week. Students will receive individual attention and will work at his or her own pace. Some watercolor knowledge recommended. Materials list below. If you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead. Watercolor Kits are available through the NHAC - Order by registration deadline.


      Watercolor Kit


      Materials List 


      Instructor: Douglas Brown


      Dates: Mondays 4/15 - 5/20

      6 sessions

      Time: 9:00 am  - 12:00 pm 




      • April 15, 2024
      • May 20, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 3
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline: April 14

      Ages 18+ 


      Soft pastels are a vibrant and rewarding painting medium! This class will cover using the pastels in a variety of techniques and with a variety of surfaces.  All levels are welcome as we explore the pastel sticks and  pan pastels.  All materials are included 






      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


      Dates: Tuesdays 4/15 - 5/20

      6 sessions

      Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


      • April 15, 2024
      • May 20, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0

      Registration deadline: April 8

      Ages 16+


      Watercolor painting styles range from photo-realism to abstract.  Enjoy an evening our in a relaxed atmosphere while learning different watercolor techniques.  Each week the instructor will demonstrate and work individually with students to maximize their enjoyment.   All skill levels are welcome. Materials list below  or bring supplies you have. Watercolor Kits available through the NHAC -  order by registration deadline. 


      Watercolor Kit


      Instructor: James Warmbrodt


      Dates: Mondays 4/15 - 5/20

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      Materials List:

      Students are encouraged to use materials already in their possession and to replenish supplies, using this list as a guide:

      Paper: 140 lb. cold-pressed (9x12 or larger)

      Brushes: flat tipped (1/2” or larger); round (varying sizes, at least one large and one small)

      Paints: (tubes not cakes; student grade or artist grade) ultramarine blue; Prussian blue; burnt sienna; raw sienna; cadmium red; cadmium yellow

      Painting surface: drawing board; Masonite board; watercolor block

      Pencil

      Soft eraser

      Hair dryer

      Masking tape





      • April 18, 2024
      • May 30, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline: April 16

      Ages 16+

      All experience levels welcome in this general pottery class.  We will cover both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques in the 6 week course.  Experienced students can improve their skills and beginners can learn the basics to create some unique pottery pieces.  The last class will focus on glazing.  A raku firing will be scheduled if the class is interested.  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


      Dates: Thursdays 4/18 - 5/30

      (no class  5/23)

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




      • April 21, 2024
      • April 28, 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 2
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline: April 14

      Ages 16+

      This workshop offers tools to help you understand watercolor physics and gain more control of your work. We will practice fundamental wash techniques, learn about the watercolorist's most common pitfall, and create an abstract landscape illustration.

      Click here for the materials list!

      Date: Sundays 4/21 & 4/28

      2 sessions

      Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


      • April 21, 2024
      • April 28, 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline : April 14

      Ages 18+


      Come create a beautiful stained glass, glass on glass mosaic you can hang in your window to welcome Spring. Using basic glass cutting tools, you will be guided  through the mosaic process from beginning to a finished piece that's ready to hang.


      No experience necessary. All materials included.

      Instructor: Donna Lesondak

      Dates: Sundays 4/21 & 4/28
      2 sessions
      Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

      • April 22, 2024
      • June 03, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0

      Registration deadline: April 18

      Ages 16+


      All experience levels welcome in this general pottery class.  We will cover both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques in the 6 week course.  Experienced students can improve their skills and beginners can learn the basics to create some unique pottery pieces.  The last class will focus on glazing.  A raku firing will be scheduled if the class is interested.  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

      Dates: Mondays 4/22 - 6/3

      (no class  5/27)

      6 sessions

      Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



      • April 22, 2024
      • June 03, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline: April 18

      Ages 13+

      This class will introduce you to working with clay, from throwing on the wheel to handbuilding to glazing! Whether you're a beginner or a more advanced student, all are welcome to learn something new & further develop their skills. All materials included.

      Instructor: Katie Botterman


      Dates: Mondays 4/22 - 6/3

      (no class 5/27)

      6 sessions

      Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm




       


      • April 22, 2024
      • June 03, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline: April 18

      13+

      Are you obsessed with HBO's The Great Pottery Throw Down? Do you want to try some of the challenges yourself and learn how they are done? Take this class to test your wheel throwing skills and have some fun trying goofy challenges, just like on the show! Students must have wheel throwing experience. All materials included.  

      Instructor: Katie Botterman

      Dates:  Mondays 4/22 - 6/3
      (no class 5/27)

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

      • April 24, 2024
      • June 05, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline: April 22

      Ages 18+

      Nothing tastes better than brownies baked in a clay baking pan made by you. In this class we will make baking dishes, casseroles, cups, dishes, bowls, oil dispensers, and other ceramic items for use in the kitchen. The pottery you handbuild or wheel throw will be food, microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. All materials included.

      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

      Dates: Wednesdays 4/24 - 6/5

      (no class 5/29)

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      • April 26, 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 6
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline: April 19

      Ages 16+

      This workshop will allow you to try your hand at wet felting by creating a one-of-a-kind fiber piece from pure wool, which we will turn into 3-4 unique bookmarks.  You will learn the basics of wet felting a flat object using the techniques of rubbing, rolling, palming and throwing.  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Karen Nootbaar

      Saturday 4/26

      1 session 

      Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


      • April 27, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 3
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 25

      Ages 18+

      Let's weave a basket out of clay! This workshop is for all experience levels and even those who have never touched clay before.  We will use molds to place the woven strips in the shape of the basket.  Pick a glaze color for your basket and pit it up after it's been fired.  

      All materials included.

       

      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

      Date: Saturday, 4/27

      1 session

      Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm





      • April 27, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 8
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline: April 20

      Ages 16+

      Try your hand at adding beaded embellishments to a scarf or other small item.  Choose from a variety of finishes, depending on your level of ambition.  No previous experience needed.  Bring your own item to embellish.  All beading materials provided. 


      Instructor: Stacy Koehler

      Saturday 4/27

      1 session 

      Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


      • April 27, 2024
      • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 6
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 21

      Ages 14+

      In this workshop you will create an acrylic art piece using a pallet knife. This technique adds dimension and bright colors as compared to brush painting.  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz





      Date: Saturday 4/27

      1 session

      Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm 



      • May 02, 2024
      • May 09, 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 3
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 30

      Ages 14+

      In 2 sessions, you will create an abstract painting using acrylics.   All materials included. 


      Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


      Date: Thursdays 5/2 - 5/9

      2 sessions

      Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 



      • May 03, 2024
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 2
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 26

      Ages 16 to Adult

      Explore the beautiful art of indigo dyeing using the Japanese technique of Shibori. We'll be using the deep blue indigo dye  and you will learn 5-6 different Shibori techniques to create one-of-a-kind textiles.  

      Please bring:  2 items that are 100% cotton, rayon, linen, bamboo, wool or silk and rubber gloves. 

      Instructor: Karen Nootbaar


      Date: Friday 5/3

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




      • May 04, 2024
      • May 11, 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 6
      Register

      Registration deadline: May 2

      Ages 15+

      Using the fundamental elements of portrait drawing will be the focus of this class.  We will first use graphite to complete all the exercises to help create a finished drawing and meet a second time to complete our drawings or paintings. Any level is welcome. Students are responsible for their own supplies and encouraged to bring a lunch or snack. 

      Instructor: Marianne Hilke

      Date: Saturdays 5/4 & 5/11

      2 sessions

      Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm


      Supplies should include: 

      Drawing pencils (no charcoal)

      Kneaded eraser and white plastic eraser

      Sketch tablet, 11x14 or larger


      If you wish to paint in the second class, you are welcome to do so.  There will be no teaching on mixing colors for flesh tones, but there will be recipes available.  If you are bringing oil paints, please bring turpinoid or turpentine made for artists; please no hardware turpentine.  


      • May 04, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 9
      Register

      Registration deadline : April 27

      Ages 14+


      Add a light touch to your home by making 2 minimalist inspired wreaths using a combination of commercially available and natural materials.  These less-is-more projects will be based on a 10" wooden hoop which can be enlarged by allowing materials to break out of the traditional circular wreath boundary.  Bring sticks, dried materials or any item you want to include in your wreaths. All materials included.

      Instructor: Stacy Koehler

      Dates: Saturday 5/4

      1 sessions

      Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

      • May 04, 2024
      • May 18, 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline:  April 27

      Ages 15+

      The happy little trees are calling you!  Come create paintings using the "alla prima" wet on wet painting techniques used by Bob Ross. We will learn to use the variety of brushes, painting knife, and liquid white as we create 2-3 landscape paintings. All materials included.  


      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

       

      Dates: Saturdays 5/4 - 5/18

      3 sessions 

      Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

      • May 05, 2024
      • May 12, 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 1
      Register

      Registration deadline : April 28

      Ages 18+


      Come create a beautiful stained glass, glass on glass mosaic you can hang in your window to welcome Spring. Using basic glass cutting tools, you will be guided  through the mosaic process from beginning to a finished piece that's ready to hang. 

      No experience necessary. All materials included.


      This class makes a great Mother's Day Gift! 

      Instructor: Donna Lesondak

      Dates: Sundays 5/5 & 5/12

      2 sessions

      Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

      • May 07, 2024
      • May 28, 2024
      • 4 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 5
      Register

      Registration deadline:  May 5

      Ages 13+

      Come learn how to make your own paper!  Use old, unwanted paper to make beautiful new sheets that can be used for crafting, letter writing, book binding and more!  Students need to bring old papers that can be ripped up and recycled, Notebook paper, old homework, junk mail, and other scraps work well. 

      Instructor: Katie Botterman

      Dates: Tuesdays 5/7 - 5/28

      4 sessions

      Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm




      • May 07, 2024
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
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      Registration deadline: April 30

      Ages 10+


      In this workshop we will create personal hand painted greeting cards using watercolors and oriental brushes. The cards will be painted with cherry blossoms symbolizing friendship.



      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


      Date: Tuesday, May 7

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm






      • May 14, 2024
      • June 04, 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline: May 9

      Ages 16+

      Glazing is a major key in creating beautiful and interesting pottery.  Learn some simple techniques to make your pieces pop! This class will be all about creating - (basic wheel throwing knowledge is required.) All materials included. 



      Instructor: Beth Baskinger


      Dates: Tuesdays 5/14 - 6/4

      3 sessions

      (no class 5/28)

      Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm



      • May 16, 2024
      • May 23, 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 7
      Register

      Registration deadline: May 9

      Ages 14+

      Come and create a loose impressionist watercolor in two sessions!  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


      Date: Thursdays 5/16 & 5/23

      2 sessions

      Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 



      • May 18, 2024
      • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 6
      Register

      Registration deadline: May 11

      Ages 14+

      Create exciting collage papers by dissolving National Geographic pages.  This fascinating and experimental process creates beautiful collage papers for you to use in your art projects.  You will use the papers you create to make an interesting collage.  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


      Date: Saturday 5/18

      1 session

      Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm 



      • May 23, 2024
      • June 15, 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline: May 21

      Ages 13+ 

      Fire! Smoke! Drama! Instant Gratification! That's what Raku pottery is all about.  This three week course will focus on wheel and hand building raku pieces that will be fired during the last class out back in our raku kiln.  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


      Dates: Thursdays 5/23 and 6/6 

      Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      Date:  Saturday 6/15

      Time:  10:00 - 1:00 pm

      3 sessions 





      • May 30, 2024
      • June 06, 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 8
      Register

      Registration deadline: May 23

      Ages 14+

      Gyotaku (from gyo=fish and taku=stone impression) is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish; a practice which dates back to the 1800's.  This method of printmaking uses fish, sea creatures or similar subjects "printing plates." You will learn the technique and create a Gyotaku painting.  

      All materials included. 

      Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


      Date: Thursdays 5/30 & 6/6

      2 sessions

      Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 



      • June 01, 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 6
      Register

      Registration deadline: May 25

      Ages 16+


      Bring your own machine or hand stitching and get away from all the distractions that keep you from a day with your sewing.  You can b ring a project of your own choice, or get ideas from the instructor.  Bring a lunch or snack.  Materials will be individually discussed with you prior to class. 


      Date: Saturday, 6/1

      1 sessions

      Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


       

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    3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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