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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/credits 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

    • April 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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  4/12 - 5/17

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • April 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Few spots left!

    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



    • May 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Closed

    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


         

    • June 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • July 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline June 7

    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. All students will receive individual attention and will work at his or her own pace. All levels are welcome. Materials list below. If you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead.

    Materials List found here

    InstructorDouglas Brown

    Dates: Mondays 6/14-7/19 

    6 sessions

    Time: 9:00am -12:00pm




    • June 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • July 20, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 8

    **NEW TIME

    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 6/15-7/20 

    6 sessions 

    Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm  **NEW TIME

     

         



    • June 16, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • July 21, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 9

    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 6/16 - 7/21

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • June 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 12

    Ages 16-Adult     

    Using the fundamentals of how to draw and paint portraits using shapes, measurements, values, lighting and more will be the first part of day one. The remainder of time will be spent on your project. You can use any medium from pencil to paint of your choosing. Bring a snack for lunch for break. Please bring: large, clear references, sketch pad, variety of drawing pencils, white and kneaded erasers: for painting - please have knowledge for the medium you choose to work with, bring usual supplies (if using oils - please no mineral spirits).

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

     

    Dates: Saturdays 6/19 & 6/26     

    2 sessions                                 

    Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm




    • June 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • July 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 15

    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 6/22-7/13

    4 sessions 

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    • June 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • July 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 17

    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 6/24-7/22

    5 sessions        

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm


         

Closed Classes

April 07, 2021 A-02 Painless Painting (SP21)
April 07, 2021 A-39 Drawing Fundamentals (SP21)
April 06, 2021 A-01 Painless Painting (SP21)

Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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