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3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

10:00am - 3:00pm

info@northhillsartcenter.org

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"Experience the Arts with Us!"

**Memberships are 'individual' memberships covering ONE student (except for family memberships).  You can ONLY register the person who has the membership at the member rate (except for family memberships) for classes.  Friends can be registered as a non-member in a SEPERATE transaction.  Registering at the member rate without a membership delays your registration.  You must be fully paid before registration is complete.

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**Classes are listed by date.  Please scroll down for newest additions.


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We offer classes for adults, teens and children.  Our class sessions run Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Please check back as we update our class offerings seasonally and occasionally add additional classes!

**You can add a 'guest' to your member registration if your 'guest' is also a member

(for example, for those that have family, patron, etc. memberships which include more than one person in the membership).

If the 'guest' you are adding does NOT have a membership, you will need to register them in a separate transaction from your member rate transaction, and register them as a non-member.  Registering them as a member delays their registration as all registrations must be paid in full before they are considered final.  

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF CLASS REGISTRATION DEADLINES.  If you wish to register for a class after the deadline, please contact the NHAC Office (412) 364-3622 or visit the center at 3432 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. 

Please note: No refunds/credits will be issued after first class/day of camp. Compensation/makeups for missed classes is not available. Refunds for classes & workshops given if cancelled one week prior.  Memberships are non-refundable. 

**Payment required upon registration. Registrations not finalized within 15 minutes are automatically removed as classes have limited space.

Adult & Teen Classes

    • January 09, 2023
    • February 13, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline:  January 2

    Adult


    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 hew own pace.  Some watercolor knowledge is recommended.   Materials list below (or bring supplies you have).  Watercolor Kits available thru the NHAC -  order by registration deadline. 


     Watercolor Kit


    InstructorDouglas Brown

    Dates: Mondays 1/9 - 2/13

    6 sessions

    Time: 9:00am -12:00pm




    Materials list

    • Watercolor paper – 140lb or 300lb cold press paper – any brand will work. You may paint any size you wish.
    • Brushes round - #4, #8, #12
    • Brushes flat – ½”, 1”
    • Masking Tape
    • Plastic palette with large mixing areas
    • Plastic cup for water (not glass)
    • Sponge

    Paints:

    • Cad. yellow
    • Lemon yellow
    • Cad. red
    • Alizarin crimson
    • Vandyke brown
    • Raw sienna
    • Prussian blue
    • Cerulean blue
    • Sap green
    • Payne’s gray

    You will add other colors as you go along


    • January 10, 2023
    • February 14, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: January 3

    Adult

    Explore oil and/or 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 thru 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: Tuesdays 1/10-2/14

    6 sessions 

    Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm 

     

       

     



    • January 11, 2023
    • February 15, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: January 4

    Adults 21+ only 

    Explore oil and/or 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 thru 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 1/11-2/15

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • January 17, 2023
    • February 06, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Spots still available!

    Ages 16-Adult

    This class explores a new way of creating landscapes by using various weaving techniques. Students begin by drilling and warping a picture frame, then learn ways of weaving and working with fiber to create unique pictures. Please bring: 8x10 or 10x12 wooden picture frame-1”-2” wide (see sample; remove glass), drill, 1/8” drill bit, assorted yarns.

    Instructor: Ruthann Farinacci

    Please note-these are the correct dates:


    Tuesday 1/17

    Mondays 1/23-2/6

    4 sessions 

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm


    • February 06, 2023
    • March 13, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline: January 30

    Ages 16- Adult

    Watercolors are luminous, spontaneous, and challenging.  The goal of this class is to enhance your confidence and enjoyment as a painter.  The instructor will demonstrate different techniques and subject matter.  All skill levels are welcome.  

     Materials list below (see kit contents) or bring supplies you have.  Watercolor Kits available thru the NHAC -  order by registration deadline. 


     Watercolor Kit


    Instructor: James Warmbrodt


    Dates: Mondays 2/6 - 3/13

    6 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



    • February 15, 2023
    • March 01, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: February 8

    Adult, ages 12-17 with registered Adult


    Are you ready to knit your first garment? This one-piece vest is a breeze to knit and can be styled in several ways! Beginners welcome. Pattern/handouts provided.  Materials list below. 

    Instructor:  Ann Harting

    Wednesdays 2/15-3/1

    3 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


    • size 8 knitting needles, (long needles or circular to accommodate the number of stitches)
    • yarn: #4 worsted yarn in two colors (color A, 328-492 yards and color B, 492-656 yards, depending on size: S, M or L)
    • yarn needle large enough for yarn
    •  Pattern/handouts provided


    • February 16, 2023
    • February 23, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline February 9

    Ages 14-adult

    **Student MUST bring their own sewing machine

    first floor studio!


    Sew a set of handled nesting baskets of fabric chosen for your home. This beginner level machine sewing class will cover basic seaming, simple machine quilting, making and attaching a handle, boxing a corner and use of fusible products to give your baskets body while preserving the flexibility of the fabric. The baskets measure: small 7W x 3D x 6H, large 9W x 4D x 7H. Please bring: 1 yard of fabric for basket bottom section, lining and handles, ½ yard of fabric for accents, thread to match and a working sewing machine with needles and extension cord must be brought to each class. If basic review of sewing machine usage is needed please let the office know before the first class.


    Instructor: Stacy Koehler


    Dates: Thursdays, 2/16 & 2/23

    2 sessions

    Time: 7:00-9:00pm


    • February 27, 2023
    • April 03, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline:  February 20

    Ages 13 - Adult

     

    Being able to draw what you "see" is the foundation for other art experiences. This class will work on building up your drawing skills through observational exercises that will improve your realistic drawings. This class is for all levels of ability especially those who say they can't draw!  All materials included.  

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

     

    Dates: Mondays 2/27 - 4/3

    6 sessions 

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm




    • March 07, 2023
    • March 21, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline:  February 28

    Ages 12 - Adult

    A still life tells a story, and this will be one that you choose, whether food, decorations, plants, family, etc.  We will begin with focus on the composition, and then proceed to finalize the layout and then completion. Further detail on choosing objects for your composition will be sent prior to the first session. You may use watercolor pencils in addition to regular colored pencils if you choose.   Materials list below.

    Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

    Dates: Tuesdays 3/7 - 3/21

    3 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm -  4:00pm


    Materials List:

    Colored Pencils: It is wise to use artist quality pencils as they make a huge difference. The least expensive brand is Prismacolor, but other artist quality pencils are fine, such as Derwent, Faber Castell, Caran D’Ache and others. I will have individual pencils that I will bring to the class in the event anyone wants to purchase any. Please have your pencils sharpened before coming to class, and be sure to sharpen the end without the name of the color.

    Paper: Bristol Vellum is a very good paper for colored pencil. There are a number of manufacturers of this. Strathmore and Canson are two that are widely available. Legion Stonehenge is also an excellent paper, and most hot press watercolor papers are fine too. Please note that we will work out the composition and then transfer it to the good paper, so drawing paper can be used for the initial composition work.

    Erasers: Please have a white plastic eraser and a kneaded eraser, and a box of scotch brand cellophane tape. This is in the red tape holder.

    Pencil Sharpener: Electric, battery, or manual are ok.

    Graphite Pencils: You will need one or two mid range graphite pencils, such as HB or 2H or F. No particular brand is needed for this.

    Ruler: Any old ruler will do. 6” is enough.

    Instructor will provide small use items such as tracing paper, transfer paper, etc, as needed. If you like using it you can always get some for yourself.

    Please note that the quality of your pencils will affect the resulting artwork. Student quality is not the same as artist quality and will not be as effective. 

    • March 07, 2023
    • April 04, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline:  February 28

    Ages 12 - 17

    Grow and develop your drawing skills with this mix of technical & imaginative class! Beginning with the basics, we will work together to create artwork ranging from animal drawings to still life - even a short story! Please bring: 11x14 sketch pad, drawing pencils and erasers. 

    Instructor: Eva Pontoriero

     

    Dates:  Tuesdays 3/7 - 4/4

    5 sessions 

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    • March 09, 2023
    • March 23, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: March 2

    Adult, ages 12-17 with registered Adult


    Are you ready to knit and purl in new ways to form different stitches (instead of just garter or stocking knit)? This stitch sampler shawl is a breeze to knit and can be styled in several ways!  Pattern/handouts provided.  Materials list below. 

    Instructor:  Ann Harting

    Thursdays 3/9-3/23

    3 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


    • size 10 circular knitting needles, (to accommodate the number of stitches)
    • yarn: #4 worsted yarn, 600 yards
    • yarn needle large enough for yarn
    •  Pattern/handouts provided


    • March 14, 2023
    • April 11, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline:  March 7

    Ages 14 - Adult

     

    Bring your best friend to life in a watercolor painting! Bring several photographs of your friend to class to use as reference, as we begin with some sketching and thumbnail paintings. As we create our portraits, we will explore the wide variety of watercolor techniques, washes, and resists. Then using the skills we have learned, we will continue with more animal or other subjects for our paintings. Beginners are welcome. Bring your watercolor supplies to class or buy the kit from the North Hills Art Center -  order by registration deadline. 


     Watercolor Kit 

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

     

    Dates: Tuesdays 3/14-4/11

    5 sessions 

    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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