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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

    • April 20, 2022
    • May 25, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline:  April 13

    Ages 14-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  4/20 - 5/25

    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


    • April 27, 2022
    • June 01, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline:  April 20

    Ages 14 - 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 you find which medium works best for youAll materials included.  

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 4/27 - 6/1

    6 sessions 

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


     

       

    • June 13, 2022
    • July 25, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline June 6

    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 6/13-7/25

    no class July 4

    6 sessions

    Time: 9:00am -12:00pm




    • June 14, 2022
    • July 19, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 7

    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 6/14-7/19

    6 sessions 

    Time: 10:15am - 12:45pm 

     

       

     



    • June 14, 2022
    • June 28, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 7

    Ages 12 - Adult

    Learn the two basic knots of the macramé vocabulary and some of their many variations to make a 6” x 15” hanging (not including mounting/hanging cord). Class sample is worked on a stick. Bring a thick stick of your own or use the provided dowel. Materials fee includes a 12” x 15” foam working board, which is yours to keep. All materials included.

    Instructor: Stacy Koehler


    Dates: Tuesdays 6/14-6/28

    3 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



    • June 15, 2022
    • July 20, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline: June 8

    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 6/15-7/20

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • June 16, 2022
    • June 30, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 9

    Ages 12-Adult

    (we have crochet for kids too! :

    C-72 Beginners Crochet: Scarf - for Kids!)


    In this course we will learn the basics of crochet; how to hold and use your hook, basic stitches, how to put them together, and how to read a pattern.  After making a practice swatch with everything we learn, students will be guided through making a simple scarf during the classes. Please bring a 5.5mm/I-9 crochet hook and a skein of #4 worsted weight SMOOTH yarn, 250-300 yards. Please DO NOT bring fuzzy or textured yarn for this project (see photo).

    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel

    Thursdays 6/16 - 6/30

    3 sessions 

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:300pm




    • June 17, 2022
    • July 22, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline June 10

    Ages 12-Adult

    Fun with perspective is a basic introduction class to help you understand the dynamics of correct perspective. We’ll start by learning one point then two point and three point perspective. You’ll learn how to locate the eye level or horizon line and the vanishing points. Once you understand the mechanical parts of perspective you can apply this skill to any drawing. With a little practice you will be on your way. Each class includes demos and individual instruction. Please bring a sketch book, pencil, eraser, ruler and triangle.

    Instructor: Dwight Pritchett


    Dates: Fridays 6/17-7/22

    6 sessions 

    Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm



    Please note, Marianne Hilke is not available to teach this class.
    • July 18, 2022
    • August 01, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline July 11

    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), dowel/branch.


    Instructor: Ann Harting


    Dates: Mondays 7/18 - 8/1

    3 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm



         

    • August 20, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline August 13

    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 watercolors. We will use oriental brushes to paint Chinese calligraphy and natural elements such as, bamboo. After a 30 minute lunch break, we’ll look at Georgia O’Keeffe flower paintings and create a watercolor in her unique style.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Saturday 8/20

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm

    • September 07, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline August 31

    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: Wednesday 9/7

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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