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Adult & Teen Classes

    • February 09, 2024
    • March 15, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline:  February 8

    Ages 14+

    Using the spontaneous qualities of watercolors, this class will explore the natural landscape. We will work on painting skies, trees, rocks and other natural features to create completed landscape watercolors. All skill levels welcome. If you have watercolor supplies, please bring them. Materials list below. 

    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: Fridays  2/9 - 3/15

    6 sessions

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 



    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


    • February 12, 2024
    • March 18, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: February 5

    Ages 16+


    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  or bring supplies you have. Watercolor Kits available thru the NHAC -  order by registration deadline. 


    Watercolor Kit


    Instructor: James Warmbrodt


    Dates: Mondays 2/12 - 3/18

    6 sessions

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Materials List:

    Students are encouraged to use materials already in their possession and to replenish supplies, using this list as a guide:

    Paper: 140 lb. cold-pressed (9x12 or larger)

    Brushes: flat tipped (1/2” or larger); round (varying sizes, at least one large and one small)

    Paints: (tubes not cakes; student grade or artist grade) ultramarine blue; Prussian blue; burnt sienna; raw sienna; cadmium red; cadmium yellow

    Painting surface: drawing board; Masonite board; watercolor block

    Pencil

    Soft eraser

    Hair dryer

    Masking tape





    • February 21, 2024
    • March 27, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 15

    Registration deadline:  January 3

    Ages 18+

    Expressing ourselves through writing is one of the most powerful and easily accessible tools to tap into our creativity. We use language to convey everything from basic needs to complex emotions, yet as adults we often find ourselves shying away from using the written word, as if somehow what we have to say is not 'good enough' for pen to meet paper. There is no secret to being a writer; simply believe in yourself and know that you are unique, and you alone can offer your point of view. Please join us for a 6 week writing workshop, conquer your fear of writing and open your mind to the magic of self expression. No special materials needed - simply bring your favorite notebook & pen/pencil (or laptop, if preferred).

    Instructor: Beth Baskinger

    Dates: Wednesdays   2/21 - 3/27

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 




    • March 02, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: February 24

    Ages 10+ 

    Come celebrate Irish-American Heritage month! Learn about illuminated manuscripts and create your own unique lettering piece in this fun workshop.  We'll cover a brief history of the Book of Kells and the basics of hand drawing a single initial.  You'll learn how to execute a final color piece and apply gold leaf for an illuminated effect.  All materials included. 





    Instructor: Jeanine Murch


    Date: Saturday 3/2

    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm




    • March 05, 2024
    • March 26, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Registration deadline: March 5

    Ages 18+


    Explore oil and/or acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a glass of wine. It's optional, but you can bring your favorite wine to share. Seasoned painters can work to develop their personal style or try a new technique. New artists will learn the basics of composition, color theory, and painting techniques. Paint from a provided still life or bring a photo/picture to paint. 

    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 3/5 - 3/26

    sessions

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm



    • March 05, 2024
    • March 26, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline: February 27

    Ages 16+

    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. Materials included but bring your favorite yarn.

    Instructor: Ruthann Farinacci

    Tuesdays 3/5 - 3/26

    4 sessions 

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30pm


    • March 05, 2024
    • March 26, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline: February 27

    Ages 10 +

    In this course we will focus on learning the basics of crochet so you can work on your own projects with confidence. We will work with basic stitches and tool usage as well as learning how to read and understand patterns. The purpose of this class is to give beginners a good foundation and get you comfortable working solo. Bring your hook and your yarn.

    Please bring a skein of #5 or #6 weight SMOOTH yarn & hook size listed on yarn label. Please DO NOT bring fuzzy or textured yarn (see photo).

    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel

    Tuesdays 3/5 - 3/26

    4 sessions 

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm




    • March 16, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline: March 9

    Ages 16-Adult

    Learn the basic techniques of needle felting from the tools and materials used to the making of basic shapes. Create 3D objects and pictures with colorful roving by interlocking the fibers with felting needles.

    Please see below for kit suggestions (or bring supplies you already have).

    Instructor: Ruthann Farinacci

    Saturday 3/16

    1 session

    Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


    Below is a link to a Needle Felting Kit that will work for this class, or check out what is included in the suggested kit and use similar items you may already have. 


    20 Color Starter Kit

    • April 09, 2024
    • May 14, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 8

    Ages 18+

    Explore oil and 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 through the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class.  Must order one week prior: 

    Oil Kit

    Acrylic Kit


    Materials List


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Tuesdays 4/9 - 5/14

    6 sessions 

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm 

     

       

     



    • April 09, 2024
    • April 30, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 2

    Ages 16+

    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. Materials included but bring your favorite yarn.

    Instructor: Ruthann Farinacci

    Tuesdays 4/9 - 4/30

    4 sessions 

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30pm


    • April 10, 2024
    • May 15, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline:  April 8

    Ages 18+ 


    Expressing ourselves through writing is one of the most powerful and easily accessible tools to tap into our inner creativity. Learn how to craft stories and by tapping into your inner writer. Brainstorming, writing prompts, outlining and editing/revising will be covered in a positive no pressure environment. All materials included.


    Instructor: Beth Baskinger


    Dates: Wednesdays 4/10 - 5/15

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm







    • April 10, 2024
    • May 15, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline:  April 9

    Ages 18+

     

    Learn how to make a work of art through drawing.  We will focus on improving your observation skills and the basic drawing techniques you'll need to creatively compose a drawing.  This class is for all levels of ability, especially beginners.  Students need to bring a drawing pad, wooden pencils, eraser, and a 12 inch ruler. 



    Instructor: Mark McLaughlin

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 4/10 - 5/15

    6 sessions 

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


         




    • April 10, 2024
    • May 15, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Registration deadline: April 8

    Ages 21+


    Explore oil and/or acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a glass of wine. It's optional, but you can bring your favorite wine to share. Seasoned painters can work to develop their personal style or try a new technique. New artists will learn the basics of composition, color theory, and painting techniques. Paint from a provided still life or bring a photo/picture to paint. 

    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 through 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 4/10 - 5/15

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm



    • April 11, 2024
    • May 02, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 4

    Ages 12 +


    This class is designed for absolute beginners and will give you a thorough exploration of the basics, including the types of needles and fiber.  You will learn cast-on, the knit and purl stitches, a basic cable and bind off, how to read a pattern and decipher your stitches.  Please bring 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft yarn (or similar smooth #4 worsted weight yarn) and a set of size 9 knitting needles. 


    Instructor:  Karen Nootbaar

    Thursdays 4/11 - 5/2

    4 sessions

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:0pm



    • April 12, 2024
    • May 03, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 5

    Ages 12+


    This introductory class will help you to understand the dynamics of correct linear perspective. You will learn how to find the eye level or horizon line, vanishing point and other basics. Understanding  the mechanical parts of perspective lets you apply  this skill to any form of art. Each class includes demos and individual instructions.  Please bring a drawing pad, wooden pencils, eraser, and a 12 inch  ruler.


    Instructor: Dwight Pritchett


    Dates: Fridays 4/12 - 5/3

    4 sessions 

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm 



    Please note, Marianne Hilke is not available to teach this class.
    • April 12, 2024
    • May 24, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline: April 10

    Ages 18+

    There is a reason why we loved using our imaginations and getting our hands dirty as children.  Creating is an integral part of every one of us! Join us for a fun, refreshing and completely judgement free class as we learn the basics of wheel throwing. Learn to make one-of-a-kind, unique to you mugs, bowls, and vases, while tapping into that inner-child and finding joy in getting your hands muddy again. *While this class will be going over the basics, all levels are welcome.* All materials included.

    Instructor: Beth Baskinger


    Dates: Fridays  4/12 - 5/24

    (no class  5/17)

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm





      • April 12, 2024
      • May 24, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline:  April 10

      Ages 18+


      There is a reason why we loved using our imaginations and getting our hands dirty as children.  Creating is an integral part of every one of us! Join us for a fun, refreshing and completely judgement free class as we learn the basics of wheel throwing. Learn to make one-of-a-kind, unique to you mugs, bowls, and vases, while tapping into that inner-child and finding joy in getting your hands muddy again. *While this class will be going over the basics, all levels are welcome.* All materials included.

      Instructor: Beth Baskinger


      Dates: Fridays 4/12 - 5/24

      (no class  5/17)

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm





      • April 13, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline: April 11

      Ages 10+


      Learn to create stunning fused glass pendants, earrings and pins. Beginner and experienced glass artists can make up to 8 pieces of wearable art. Class includes tips on the use of dichroic glass, layering glass, and using frits and stringers. You can create both full and tack fused pieces!  All materials included.





      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


      Date: Saturday 4/13

      Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


           



      • April 14, 2024
      • May 12, 2024
      • 4 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 8
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 11

      Ages 13+

      Learn the solid build technique to make a sculpture of an animal in a fun pose! Decorate with underglazes like never before! Previous hand-building experience helpful but not necessary. Come with an animal in mind and reference photos if possible. All materials included. 

      Instructor: Katie Botterman


      Dates: Sundays  4/14 - 5/12

      (no class 5/5)

      4 sessions

      Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm





      • April 14, 2024
      • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 11
      Register

      Registration deadline:  April 7

      Ages 10+


      In this workshop we’re going to find joy in reading and learning about poetry, as well as creating a unique to you pieces on canvas that you can display in your home. All materials included. 


      Instructor: Beth Baskinger


      Date: Sunday, April 14

      Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm





      • April 15, 2024
      • May 20, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 4
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 8

      Ages 18+


      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 are available through the NHAC - Order by registration deadline.


      Watercolor Kit


      Materials List 


      Instructor: Douglas Brown


      Dates: Mondays 4/15 - 5/20

      6 sessions

      Time: 9:00 am  - 12:00 pm 




      • April 15, 2024
      • May 20, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 5
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 14

      Ages 18+ 


      Soft pastels are a vibrant and rewarding painting medium! This class will cover using the pastels in a variety of techniques and with a variety of surfaces.  All levels are welcome as we explore the pastel sticks and  pan pastels.  All materials are included 






      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


      Dates: Tuesdays 4/15 - 5/20

      6 sessions

      Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


      • April 15, 2024
      • May 20, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 9
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 8

      Ages 16+


      Watercolor painting styles range from photo-realism to abstract.  Enjoy an evening our in a relaxed atmosphere while learning different watercolor techniques.  Each week the instructor will demonstrate and work individually with students to maximize their enjoyment.   All skill levels are welcome. Materials list below  or bring supplies you have. Watercolor Kits available through the NHAC -  order by registration deadline. 


      Watercolor Kit


      Instructor: James Warmbrodt


      Dates: Mondays 4/15 - 5/20

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      Materials List:

      Students are encouraged to use materials already in their possession and to replenish supplies, using this list as a guide:

      Paper: 140 lb. cold-pressed (9x12 or larger)

      Brushes: flat tipped (1/2” or larger); round (varying sizes, at least one large and one small)

      Paints: (tubes not cakes; student grade or artist grade) ultramarine blue; Prussian blue; burnt sienna; raw sienna; cadmium red; cadmium yellow

      Painting surface: drawing board; Masonite board; watercolor block

      Pencil

      Soft eraser

      Hair dryer

      Masking tape





      • April 18, 2024
      • May 30, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline: April 16

      Ages 16+

      All experience levels welcome in this general pottery class.  We will cover both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques in the 6 week course.  Experienced students can improve their skills and beginners can learn the basics to create some unique pottery pieces.  The last class will focus on glazing.  A raku firing will be scheduled if the class is interested.  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


      Dates: Thursdays 4/18 - 5/30

      (no class  5/23)

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




      • April 22, 2024
      • June 03, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline: April 18

      Ages 16+


      All experience levels welcome in this general pottery class.  We will cover both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques in the 6 week course.  Experienced students can improve their skills and beginners can learn the basics to create some unique pottery pieces.  The last class will focus on glazing.  A raku firing will be scheduled if the class is interested.  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

      Dates: Mondays 4/22 - 6/3

      (no class  5/27)

      6 sessions

      Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



      • April 22, 2024
      • June 03, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline: April 18

      Ages 13+

      This class will introduce you to working with clay, from throwing on the wheel to handbuilding to glazing! Whether you're a beginner or a more advanced student, all are welcome to learn something new & further develop their skills. All materials included.

      Instructor: Katie Botterman


      Dates: Mondays 4/22 - 6/3

      (no class 5/27)

      6 sessions

      Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm




       


      • April 22, 2024
      • June 03, 2024
      • 7 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 4
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 18

      13+

      Are you obsessed with HBO's The Great Pottery Throw Down? Do you want to try some of the challenges yourself and learn how they are done? Take this class to test your wheel throwing skills and have some fun trying goofy challenges, just like on the show! Students must have wheel throwing experience. All materials included.  

      Instructor: Katie Botterman

      Dates:  Mondays 4/22 - 6/3
      (no class 5/27)

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

      • April 24, 2024
      • June 05, 2024
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Registration deadline: April 22

      Ages 18+

      Nothing tastes better than brownies baked in a clay baking pan made by you. In this class we will make baking dishes, casseroles, cups, dishes, bowls, oil dispensers, and other ceramic items for use in the kitchen. The pottery you handbuild or wheel throw will be food, microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. All materials included.

      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

      Dates: Wednesdays 4/24 - 6/5

      (no class 5/29)

      6 sessions

      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      • April 26, 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 6
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 19

      Ages 16+

      This workshop will allow you to try your hand at wet felting by creating a one-of-a-kind fiber piece from pure wool, which we will turn into 3-4 unique bookmarks.  You will learn the basics of wet felting a flat object using the techniques of rubbing, rolling, palming and throwing.  All materials included. 

      Instructor: Karen Nootbaar

      Saturday 4/26

      1 session 

      Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


      • April 27, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 8
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 20

      Ages 16+

      Try your hand at adding beaded embellishments to a scarf or other small item.  Choose from a variety of finishes, depending on your level of ambition.  No previous experience needed.  Bring your own item to embellish.  All beading materials provided. 


      Instructor: Stacy Koehler

      Saturday 4/27

      1 session 

      Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


      • May 02, 2024
      • May 09, 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 8
      Register

      Registration deadline: April 30

      Ages 14+

      In 2 sessions, you will create an abstract painting using acrylics.   All materials included. 


      Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


      Date: Thursdays 5/2 - 5/9

      2 sessions

      Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm