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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!"

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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!

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 will be issued after first class/day of camp. Compensation 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

    • February 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • March 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    **Please note change in dates from print catalog


    SOLD OUT!

    Ages 16--Adult

    Always wanted to try your hand at watercolor painting but don't know how to begin? This 6 week class will take through the basics of what supplies you will need, what painting techniques are unique to watercolor and the step by step process of completing watercolor paintings. The material list will be presented at the first class.  All skill levels welcome. If you have watercolor supplies, please bring them. More advanced students may work independently with guidance from the instructor.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero 

    Dates: Mondays  2/8 - 3/15

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • February 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • March 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    **Please note change in dates from print catalog


    SOLD OUT!!

    Ages 14- Adults  

    Do you want to explore a new medium? Try soft pastels. This is an introductory class in using pastels. They combine drawing and painting in an exciting way of creating art. All supplies are included in this class as we learn how to use pastels in a variety of techniques 


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Dates: Mondays 2/8 - 3/5

    6 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    • March 09, 2021
    • (EST)
    • March 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Few spots left!

    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

    Tuesdays 3/9 - 3/30

    4 sessions 

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    • March 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • March 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Few spots left!

    PLEASE NOTE: First class has been rescheduled to 3/10 (Wednesday)

    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: First class has been rescheduled to 3/10 (Wednesday)

    Tuesdays 3/9 - 3/30

    4 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

     
     
     

    • March 13, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold Out!!

    Ages 16-Adult

    You know you’ve always wanted to try it! Those “happy little trees and rocks” appear like magic. Here’s your chance to give it a try. We will be painting landscapes in the style of legendary Bob Ross. You’ll be guided through the process step by step. All supplies will be provided as you complete your 3 masterpieces. (Bob Ross hair optional!) 


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

     

    Dates: Saturdays 3/13 - 4/3

    4 sessions 

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    • April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline March 30

    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.  


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler

    Dates: Tuesdays 4/6 - 5/11  

    6 sessions 

    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

     

         



    • April 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: March 31

    Ages 16 - 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: Kim Freithaler

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 4/7 - 5/12

    6 sessions 

    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm




    • April 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline March 31

    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.  


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Wednesdays 4/7 - 5/12

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • April 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline April 3

    Ages 12-Adult


    Drawing orchids is always a pleasure. Come to this two day workshop where we will work on compositions using live specimens, transfer the drawing to good paper, then complete the artwork with colored pencils. Feel free to bring lunch/snacks; breaks provided.   Materials list below.

    InstructorJeanne Perrier

    Dates: Saturdays 4/10 & 4/17

    2 sessions

    Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm


    Materials list:  

    • Drawing paper or tracing paper for initial composition
    • Drawing board. This can be a clip board if your paper is 9x12 or smaller
    • Bristol Vellum OR Stonehenge OR Hot Press Watercolor Paper for final drawing
    • Assortment of artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor, Derwent, Faber Castell, Caran D’Ache)
    • Pencil sharpener
    • Erasers
    • Orchid plant. These are available at Home Depot, Giant Eagle, etc.
    Students may contact the instructor at jeanne.perrier@att.net with any questions.
       

    • April 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline April 5

    Ages 16--Adult

    Always wanted to try your hand at watercolor painting but don't know how to begin? This 6 week class will take through the basics of what supplies you will need, what painting techniques are unique to watercolor and the step by step process of completing watercolor paintings. The material list will be presented at the first class.  All skill levels welcome. If you have watercolor supplies, please bring them. More advanced students may work independently with guidance from the instructor.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero 

    Dates: Mondays  4/12 - 5/17

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • April 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline April 5

    Ages 16 - Adult

     

    Remember how fun art class was and how you enjoyed painting? You want to try it again, but don't know where to begin? This class will introduce you to watercolor, acrylic and oil painting using the Art Center's supplies. We will compare the media, supplies and techniques as we enjoy painting again.  All materials included.  

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

     

    Dates: Mondays 4/12 - 5/17

    6 sessions 

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


     

       

    • April 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline April 7

    Ages 16--Adult

    This 6 week class will explore how colors work together, color schemes, and how to take the colors you have on your palette to mix an infinite number of new colors. We will understand the components of color: hue, value and intensity and how to use them as you complete a painting. We will be using acrylic paint but you are welcome to bring oil paints if you use them. The skills learned in this class can be used in other media where color is used.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero 

    Dates: Wednesdays  4/14 - 5/19

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • April 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline April 15

    Ages Adult; ages 12-17 with registered Adult

    This lacy triangle shawl knits up fast and can be adjusted to be as wide or as narrow as you’d like. The open lace pattern gives just enough coverage when a full sweater just isn’t necessary-and who doesn’t love a hand knit gift! Learn knitting basics: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, yarn over, knit two together, binding off and how to read a pattern. You’ll be able to knit this up in no time to give as a gift-or keep it for yourself!  This piece in an ivory or white shimmer yarn would make a lovely bridal shower gift! Materials list: size 11 knitting needles, yarn: #4 worsted/aran (at least 220 yards), crochet hook large enough for yarn (to attach fringe, optional). Pattern and hand-out showing several ways to wear provided.

    Instructor: Ann Harting

    Dates: Thursdays 4/22 & 4/29

    2 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm


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    • May 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline April 29

    Ages 16-Adult

    This class will cover the entire lettering process from pencil sketch to inked drawing to digital* finish. We'll start with the basics of drawing individual letterforms and work up to creating your own beautiful hand lettered illustrations, building on lessons covered each week. Chock full of tips and tools for creating concept-driven pieces, there will be demonstrations and one-on-one instructor critiques, as well as hands-on time to work in class. Perfect for beginners wanting to learn the basics, as well as intermediate students looking to dive deeper into incorporating hand lettering in their professional work.  Please bring materials to work in class each week: drawing paper, graph paper, pencils, fine and broad tip markers/ Sharpies, tracing

    paper & ruler.


    *Digital processes will be taught, but not required to create work in this class. If desired, students should have access to a scanner/scanning app on their phone/tablet, & Photoshop, Illustrator or Procreate.

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

    Dates: Thursdays 5/6 - 6/3

    5 sessions        

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm


         

Closed Classes

January 13, 2021 A-02 Painless Painting (WI21)
January 12, 2021 A-01 Painless Painting (WI21)

Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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