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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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Celebrating 60 Years of Art!

"Experience the Arts with Us!"

We appreciate your patience as we transitioned to the new website.  You are now able to register for classes without leaving the site!  If you need help after office hours, please see these tips.  Thank you!

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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 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. 

**Registrations not finalized within 24 hours are automatically removed as classes have limited space.

Adult & Teen Classes

    • September 16, 2019
    • October 21, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Closed

    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 9/16 - 10/21 

    6 sessions

    Time: 9:00am -12:00pm



       

    • September 16, 2019
    • September 30, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Few spots left!

    Ages 14-Adult

    Don't know the first thing about watercolor? Which brush, what paper, what paint? Here's where you will learn all about everything you need to know to get started!  This is a class for the very beginner! Unlock your inner artist. If you have supplies, bring them. If you don't have supplies don't buy any as a supply list will be discussed in the first class. Bring a journal and  pencils.

    InstructorConnie Larimer


    Dates: Mondays 9/16 - 9/30 

    3 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm -3:00pm



    • September 17, 2019
    • October 22, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Few spots left!

    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 9/17-10/22  

    6 sessions 

    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

     

         



    • September 18, 2019
    • October 23, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Closed

    Ages 16 - 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 we enjoy painting again.  All materials included.  

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 9/18 - 10/23

    6 sessions 

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


     

       

    • September 18, 2019
    • October 23, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!!

    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 9/18 - 10/23

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm


         

    • September 19, 2019
    • October 24, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Few spots left!

    Adult

    Bring your expressive side to life with acrylics. You will learn how to mix acrylic paints while bringing various techniques into your work. You will leave the class with the skills you need to create beautiful, vibrant expressionist paintings. This class is for the adventurous who want to have fun with color!  All levels welcome! Materials list below.  

    Instructor: Carolyn Pierotti

    Dates: Thursdays 9/19 - 10/24

    6 sessions 

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm


     

    Acrylic Paint

    Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber

    Titanium White

    Black

    Ultramarine Blue (or blue of choice)

    Cadmium Red med. Or dark (or red of choice)

    Cadmium Yellow (or yellow of choice)

    Green, Orange & Purple of choice-or can mix


    Brushes-assorted, these are suggestions-round brush needed

    #2 (1/4”) flat synthetic (Acrylic) – Acrylic brushes are softer

    One #7 or #8 (1/2”) synthetic brush

    One #10 or #12 (3/4”) synthetic brush

    One #2 thin, round detail brush (synthetic)


    Canvases-two

    24x24 or

    20x24


    Miscellaneous

    Large disposable palette or roll of freezer wrap w/approx. 11”x14” board to wrap paper around

    Two 16”x20” canvases or canvas boards


    • September 20, 2019
    • October 25, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Few spots left!

    Teen-Adult

    Students with prior watercolor experience will dive into more experimental techniques. We will go beyond sprinkling salt! You will achieve new textures and effects. Each week will start with a demonstration, followed by discussion of how the technique might be used in a painting. Each student will work on a project of their own choosing.  Materials list provided.

    materials list here

    Instructor: Melissa Tai 

    Dates: Fridays 9/20 - 10/25

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm


    • September 21, 2019
    • October 26, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Few spots left!

    Ages 14-Adult

    Utilize classical animation and gesture drawing techniques to capture the movement, volume, and intent of the human form. Learn faster ways to describe shadow, weight, and direction, as well as map out difficult bits of anatomy like shoulders, hands, and legs.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Miranda Pavelle

    Dates: Saturdays 9/21 - 10/26

    6 sessions

    Time: 4:15pm - 7:15pm

    • September 22, 2019
    • October 20, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Spots still available!

    Ages 16-Adult     

    Have you ever wanted to try painting but were too intimidated? Intrigued by color but reluctant to commit to the cost and care of oil painting? Whether you’ve dabbled in paints a couple of times or have never touched a brush to a canvas before, you will feel more confident & capable once you have explored the basics of color theory and familiarized yourself with materials and techniques while completing a painting from life. This five-session course will take you from creating a color wheel and learning about value and saturation of colors, to mixing and color matching, to painting a still-life. Don’t ever tell yourself you “can’t” do it–you can, with the right approach!  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: Olga Brindar

     

    Dates: Sundays 9/22 - 10/20     

    5 sessions                                 

    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm


    • October 03, 2019
    • October 31, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: September 26

    Ages 14-Adult

    This is a beginners class where you will learn how to cut stained glass and arrange it in meaningful ways.  You will create an artistic mosaic piece using suggested images. Bring your passion for color and openness for creativity and take home your first unique mosaic project!    All materials included, but please bring an apron and eye protection.

     

    Instructor: Sandina Timbus

     

    Date: Thursdays 10/3 - 10/31

    5 sessions

    Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm


     





    • October 05, 2019
    • November 09, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline September 28

    Ages 14-Adult     

    Have you ever told yourself “I can’t draw”? This class was created to dispel that myth! Anyone can learn to draw, with the right tools & the right instruction. Over the course of six sessions, I will teach you the basics of how to use pencils, charcoal, and other dry media to create a drawing from observation. The class will focus primarily on still life, the most approachable subject when learning to draw. You’ll surprise yourself with how far you can come in just a few weeks!  Materials list can be found below.  

    Instructor: Olga Brindar

     

    Dates: Saturdays 10/5 - 11/9            

    6 sessions                    

    Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm


     

     


    Materials list:  Drawing board (minimum size 16x20) 18x24 drawing/mixed media acid-free paper pad Set of pencils ranging in thickness (6B-6H) 1 set conte crayons (black, terracotta red, and white, preferably two sticks of each) Set of thick, loosely packed charcoals (eg: Char-Kohl) in black – optional: shades of dark grey Hard drawing eraser (“ArtGum”) Soft kneaded eraser One sheet of grey, brown, or other neutral toned paper, size 18”x24”


    • October 07, 2019
    • November 11, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: 10/20

    Ages 12-Adult

    Learn hypothetical anatomy, textures, and lighting for one of humanity’s favorite imaginary creatures. Each week will be spent concentrating on a specific set of details, starting with the basic anatomical building blocks, and advancing to claws, scales, personality, and lighting. Students feel free to bring your own sketchbooks as well as a smartphone or tablet for a specific stop-motion app.

    Instructor: Miranda Pavelle

    Dates: Mondays 10/7 - 11/11

    6 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm



    • October 07, 2019
    • November 11, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: September 30 

    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 hand lettered illustrations based on briefs given in class each week. Chock full of tips and tools for creating concept-driven pieces, there will be in-class demonstrations and one-on-one instructor critiques. This class is 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 and ruler.

    *Digital processes will be taught, but are optional for creating work for this class. If desired, students would need access to a scanning app on their phone and Photoshop. 

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

    Dates: Mondays 10/7 - 11/11

    4 sessions        

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


         

    • October 08, 2019
    • October 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: 10/1

    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 10/8 - 10/29, 4 sessions

    Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

     
     
     

    • October 08, 2019
    • October 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: 10/1

    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 10/8 - 10/29, 4 sessions 

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


     
     
    • October 12, 2019
    • November 02, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: October 5

    Ages 14-Adult


    Learn character acting, hookup shots, & why certain camera angles work so well. We’ll be covering the artistic composition of a shot, as well as meanings to certain colors & use of light & background to tell a story.   Please bring a sketchpad for taking notes & creating storyboards! 


    Miranda Pavelle

     

    Saturdays10/12 - 11/2

    4 sessions

    Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm

     


    • October 26, 2019
    • November 09, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline October 19

    Adult

    Using the fundamentals of how to construct a portrait using shapes, values, lighting, problem solving and more will be discussed along with demonstrations at the first class. The second and third classes will focus on portrait projects. Demos will be done in oils, student should have knowledge of how to use their medium. Bring canvases/supplies you usually work with.  

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

    Dates: Saturdays 10/26 - 11/9

    3 sessions 

    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm


    • October 27, 2019
    • November 17, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: 10/20

    Ages 15-Adult

    Learn hypothetical anatomy, textures, and lighting for one of humanity’s favorite imaginary creatures. Each week will be spent concentrating on a specific set of details, starting with the basic anatomical building blocks, & advancing to claws, scales, personality, and lighting. Please bring a sketchbook for taking notes.

    Instructor: Miranda Pavelle

    Sundays 10/27 - 11/17

    4 sessions

    Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm



2019 Summer Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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