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3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

10:00am - 3:00pm

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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

    • September 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline September 5 

    Ages 12-Adult

    Anyone can learn to draw, given the right fundamentals. If you’ve ever heard yourself saying I can’t even draw a stick figure, get ready to surprise yourself. Learn the techniques that will give you the confidence to draw from observation. By the end of this course, students will have learned the basics of drawing in dry media, variety of line, mass, contour, cross-contour, reductive drawing, light and shadow, and values. Each session with also provide you with real-life examples of artist techniques, including an instructor demo. You will also give and receive supportive, constructive, peer-led feedback on student works at the end of each session.  Materials list can be found below.  

    Instructor: Olga Brindar

     

    Dates: Sundays 9/12 - 10/17            

    6 sessions                    

    Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm



    Materials list: 

    Please bring: drawing board (~20x24 or larger), mixed media drawing pad (18x24), charcoal sticks (compressed charcoal in black, red, and white), colored pencils, variety of pencils (H, HB, F, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B), kneaded eraser (ArtGum

    eraser) and mechanical eraser.

    • September 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: September 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.  Watercolor Kits available thru the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class: Watercolor Kit

    Materials List found here

    InstructorDouglas Brown

    Dates: Mondays 9/13-10/18 

    6 sessions

    Time: 9:00am -12:00pm




    • September 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: September 6

    Ages 16- 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 9/13 - 10/18

    (please note print catalog listed wrong day of week)

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    • September 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: September 7

    **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.  Oil and Acrylic Kits available thru the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class: 

    Oil Kit

    Acrylic Kit


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler

    Dates: Tuesdays 9/14-10/19

    6 sessions 

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

     

       

     



    • September 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 20, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration Deadline September 8

    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.  Watercolor Kits available thru the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class: Watercolor Kit

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero 

    Dates: Wednesdays  9/15 - 10/20

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • September 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 20, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: September 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: 

    Oil Kit

    Acrylic Kit


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Wednesdays 9/15 - 10/20

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • September 21, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline September 14

    Ages 14-Adult

    Draw or paint any animal using shapes, layers, values and textures to create this project. Demos will be done to help understand how to layer fur. Bring references to work from, make sure they are large & clear. Students can work in any medium of choice, please have knowledge of that medium. Please bring medium of choice and a sketch book for notes.

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

    Dates: Saturdays 9/21 - 10/5

    3 sessions 

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

    • September 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • November 04, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: September 23

    Adult

    This class is part history lesson, part hand made creation. Learn about the decorative art of the 17th and 18th century Pennsylvania Dutch, and the symbolism behind their motifs and images. Create a colorful, keepsake piece just in time for the holiday season. Folk artists were traditionally untrained and their work was simplistic and primitive. Therefore, no previous art experience is necessary! Please bring: pencils, sketch or tracing paper, hot press watercolor paper, gouache or watercolors, paintbrushes.

    Instructor: Frances Halley


    Dates: Thursdays 9/30-11/4

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm



    • October 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline September 28

    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 10/5-10/26

    4 sessions 

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


    • October 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline September 28

    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 10/5-10/26

    4 sessions 

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    • October 16, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline October 9

    Ages 12-Adult

    This class will help you understand and create perspective in your art by using the fundamentals, then applying them to your work. In depth discussion and problem solving using line, color, texture and more will be the focus in the first class. Bring references or work that you want to use. The second class will be your project. Please bring sketch pad, pencil, white drafting eraser, project medium of choice.

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

    Dates: Saturdays 10/16 - 10/30

    3 sessions 

    Time: 1:15pm - 3:15pm


    (image-Diane Pontoriero)

Closed Classes

June 24, 2021 A-15 The Art of Hand Lettering (SU21)

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3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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