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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

    • September 12, 2022
    • October 17, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline September 5

    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 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 available thru the NHAC -  order by registration deadline. 

     Watercolor Kit

    Materials List found here

    InstructorDouglas Brown

    Dates: Mondays 9/12-10/17

    6 sessions

    Time: 9:00am -12:00pm




    • September 13, 2022
    • October 18, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline September 6

    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 9/13-10/18

    6 sessions 

    Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm 

     

       

     



    • September 14, 2022
    • October 19, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline:  September 7

    Ages 13-Adult

    Painting with watercolors is such a fluid and exciting process. We will explore the unique qualities of watercolors as we create our paintings. All levels welcome as we review the supplies and processes to complete works of art. Students will be able to work along with the instructor, as well as work on individual projects as we master a variety of watercolor techniques.  All skill levels welcome. If you have watercolor supplies, please bring them. More advanced students may work independently with guidance from the instructor.  Watercolor Kits available thru the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class (must be purchased  by class registration deadline):

    Watercolor Kit

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero 

    Dates: Wednesdays  9/14-10/19

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    Materials List:


    • Brushes: Round 6, and Wash 5/8 and 1
    • Watercolor paint tubes: Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Crimson Red, Ivory Black, Lemon Yellow, Light Green, Medium Yellow, Raw Umber, Sap Green, Scarlet, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre.

    • 11”x15” watercolor pad

    • Watercolor  Palette


    • September 14, 2022
    • October 19, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7

    Registration deadline: September 7

    Ages 13- Adults  

    Do you want to explore a new medium? Try soft pastels. This is an introductory class in using pastels. Soft pastels are painting with a dry medium, with soft pigment sticks and pencils. All abilities are welcome as we explore traditional and new ways of using pastels.  All supplies are included 


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Dates: Wednesdays  9/14-10/19

    6 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    • September 14, 2022
    • October 19, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline September 7

    Adults 21+ only 

    Explore oil and/or acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a glass of wine.  Bring your favorite wine to share.   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 9/14-10/19

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • September 19, 2022
    • October 17, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline September 12

    Adult

    In this class, students will learn how to make 4-5 stained glass suncatchers. We will explore the Tiffany style technique (copper foil method) to make hanging items from supplied patterns. Glass cutting, grinding and soldering skills will be demonstrated by the teacher and also shown one on one. All materials included.

    Instructor: Keeley Hancox


    Dates: Mondays 9/19-10/17

    5 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • October 04, 2022
    • October 25, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline September 27

    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 10/4-10/25

    4 sessions 

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm


    • October 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline October 10

    Adults 18+ only


    Adult Art Intensives are day long art experiences where we explore a specific art medium or material in different ways. Please bring a lunch. All materials will be provided; limited to 8 persons.


    This art intensive day focuses on Vincent van Gogh’s Expressionist

    painting technique of using the paint in thick directional brush strokes. We will spend the day creating an oil painting using a palette knife to create the heavy textured paint application as van Gogh did.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Monday 10/17

    1 session

    Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    • October 18, 2022
    • November 15, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline:  October 11

    Ages 14-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.  

    Each student will receive a handbook of resources, worksheets, and other reference material covered in class to keep.


    *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: Tuesdays 10/18-11/15

    5 sessions        

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm


         

    • October 26, 2022
    • November 16, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline October 19

    Adult

    **Student MUST bring their own sewing machine


    Make friends with your sewing machine! Using a provided apron pattern, students will learn how to read a pattern, purchase appropriate material, layout and cut pattern pieces & construct a project including basic seaming, turning ties, patch pocket construction, top stitching, pleating and simple lining. A working sewing machine with needle and an extension cord must be brought to all 4 classes, including bobbins, manual if possible, neutral/grey thread and scissors.


    Week 1 includes machine familiarization and pattern reading.

    Weeks 2-4 will focus on construction. Students will purchase

    materials after week 1. No sewing experience required.


    Instructor: Stacy Koehler


    Dates: Wednesdays, 10/26 - 11/16

    4 sessions

    Time: 7:00-9:00pm


    • November 02, 2022
    • November 16, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline October 26

    Adult

    Learn basic weaving techniques in this beginners class using a picture frame as a loom. Learn to warp the frame for weaving and techniques such as tabby, twinning, rya knots, rya loops & finishing. Finished piece can be left on the frame or removed and attached to a dowel or branch. Please bring an 8”x10 or 9”x12” wooden picture frame (glass/backing removed), 6” tapestry or weaving needle, 3” tapestry needle, at least 3 coordinating yarns (#5 or above - textured yarns work great for this project), plastic fork or weaving beater, dowel/branch (if removing weaving from frame).


    Instructor: Ann Harting


    Dates: Wednesdays 11/2-11/16

    3 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm



        

    • November 10, 2022
    • November 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline November 3

    Adult, ages 12 -17  with registered Adult

    Have you wanted to make seamless hats or venture into seamless garments?  Learn to knit in the round!  Basic skills are required for this class:  casting on, knit and purl stitches.  You'll be able to knit this up in no time for holiday gift giving or to keep for yourself!  Materials list below.  Pattern/handouts provided.

    InstructorAnn Harting 

    Dates: Thursday 11/10 & 11/17

    2 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm


    Materials list

    • size 15 circular knitting needles (16")
    • yarn: #6 super bulky (at least 87 yards)
    • tapestry needle large enough for yarn
    • (optional:  pom pom)
     


     





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North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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