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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.


Use the search box to quickly find the classes you need!

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 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 Pottery Classes

    • April 09, 2022
    • May 28, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline:  April 2

    Ages 13-Adult

    This class will introduce you to working with clay, from throwing on the wheel to hand-building to glazing! Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced student, all are welcome to learn something new & further develop their skills.  Class fee includes clay, supplies, glaze, firing, and use of tools.


    Instructor: Katie Botterman


    Dates: Saturdays 4/9 to 5/28

    (No class  4/16 or 5/21)

    6 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00 pm




      • April 09, 2022
      • May 28, 2022
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Registration Deadline:  April 2

      Ages 13-Adult

      This class will introduce you to working with clay, from throwing on the wheel to hand-building to glazing! Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced student, all are welcome to learn something new & further develop their skills.  Class fee includes clay, supplies, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

      Instructor: Katie Botterman


      Dates: Saturdays 4/9 to 5/28

      (No class  4/16 or 5/21)

      6 sessions

      Time: 3:30pm - 5:30 pm




        • April 20, 2022
        • June 01, 2022
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
        Registration is closed

        Registration deadline:  April 13

        Ages 16-Adult

        It's all in the glaze" you may have heard a fellow potter say; or maybe underglaze! Now that you have experience wheel throwing and/or handbuilding, its time to learn about some ways to finish your pottery pieces. As we move through the six weeks of classes, we will review the pottery building process and what surface decoration can be done. We will cover, underglazes, stains, oxides, glazes, sgraffito, monoprinting, carving, stamps, sprigs and more. Clay experience required as we will not cover the pottery making processes.

        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

        Wednesdays 4/20 - 6/1

        (No class 5/18)

        glazing is 5/25 & 6/1

        6 sessions

        Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm




          • April 21, 2022
          • June 02, 2022
          • 6 sessions
          • North Hills Art Center
          • 0
          Registration is closed

          Registration deadline: April 14

          Ages 13-Adult

          This pottery class explores all the aspects of working with clay. Students will learn to hand build and wheel throw while being able to experience a variety of clays and glazing techniques. Advanced students welcome and encouraged to further develop their skills.

          Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

          Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


          Dates: Thursdays 4/21-6/2

          (No class  5/26)

          6 sessions

          Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



           




           


          • April 25, 2022
          • June 06, 2022
          • 6 sessions
          • North Hills Art Center
          • 0
          Registration is closed

          Registration deadline April 18

          Ages 13-Adult

          This pottery class explores all the aspects of working with clay. Students will learn to hand build, clay sculpt, and wheel throw, while being able to experience a variety of clays and glazing techniques. If interested, a raku firing will be scheduled.  Advanced students welcome and encouraged to further develop their skills. Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

          Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


          Dates: Mondays 4/25-6/6

          (No class  5/30)

          6 sessions

          Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm


          *Please note:  this is the correct pricing.

             



            • May 26, 2022
            • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 6
            Register


            OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

            limited space*

            No refunds or credits

            *registration automatically cancelled if payment not received within 15 minutes due to limited space

            **You MUST meet with the Pottery Studio Supervisor prior to signing up the first time for Open Studio Pottery.  Please contact the office to schedule with the supervisor: info@northhillsartcenter.org

            Please be kind and sign up for only one session (Tuesday OR Thursday) per week - thank you!

            (Monitored, pay-as-you-go session)

            YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A 6 WEEK ADULT POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND OPEN STUDIO POTTERY.

            (Adult members only, ages 18 and up)

            Experienced potters may work at their own pace and are encouraged to work on the wheel or do hand building. Clay and glazes sold through the studio. **Please note: you must have completed a 6 week pottery class to join this Open Studio Session as there is  NO INSTRUCTION GIVEN First floor studio.

            Thursday Mornings 9:00am - 12:00pm 

            (Please register by 3pm Wednesday. No refund or credit for missed session.)

            Studio Fee: NHAC Members ONLY $15.00

            • Limited to 9 persons plus the moderator

            Open Studio Pottery Fees 

             Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

            Glazing Procedures

             

            Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options


            • May 31, 2022
            • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 8
            Register

            OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

            limited space*

            No refunds or credits

            **registration automatically if payment not received within 15 minutes due to limited space

            **You MUST meet with the Pottery Studio Supervisor prior to signing up the first time for Open Studio Pottery.  Please contact the office to schedule with the supervisor: info@northhillsartcenter.org

            Please be kind and sign up for only one session (Tuesday OR Thursday) per week - thank you!

            (Monitored, pay-as-you-go session)

            YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A 6 WEEK ADULT POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND OPEN STUDIO POTTERY.

            (Adult members only, ages 18 and up)

            Experienced potters may work at their own pace and are encouraged to work on the wheel or do hand building. Clay and glazes sold through the studio. **Please note: you must completed a 6 week pottery class to join this Open Studio Session as there is  NO INSTRUCTION GIVEN First floor studio.

            Tuesday Evenings 7:00pm - 10:00pm 

            (Please register by 3pm Monday. No refund or credit for missed session.)

            Studio Fee: NHAC Members ONLY $15.00

            • Limited to 9 persons plus the moderator

            Open Studio Pottery Fees 

             Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

            Glazing Procedures

             

            Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options


            • July 13, 2022
            • August 24, 2022
            • 6 sessions
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 1
            Register

            Registration deadline July 6

            Ages 13-Adult

            This pottery class explores all the aspects of working with clay. Students will learn to hand build, clay sculpt, and wheel throw, while being able to experience a variety of clays and glazing techniques. If interested, a raku firing will be scheduled.  Advanced students welcome and encouraged to further develop their skills. Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

            Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


            Dates: Wednesdays 7/13-8/24

            (No class  8/17)

            6 sessions

            Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm



            • July 14, 2022
            • August 25, 2022
            • 6 sessions
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            SOLD OUT!!! 

            Ages 13-Adult

            This pottery class explores all the aspects of working with clay. Students will learn to hand build and wheel throw while being able to experience a variety of clays and glazing techniques. Advanced students welcome and encouraged to further develop their skills.

            Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

            Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


            Dates: Thursdays 7/14-8/25

            (No class  8/18)

            6 sessions

            Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



             




             


            • July 16, 2022
            • August 27, 2022
            • 5 sessions
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            SOLD OUT!!!

            Ages16-Adult

            You have been throwing pottery on the wheel but seem to be stuck with the same size, shape and weight. This 15 hour class is designed to take the experienced potter to the next level of wheel throwing. We will work on throwing taller pieces, lighter pieces, more clay on the wheel and more complicated forms.  Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

            Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

            Dates: Saturdays 7/16-8/27

            (no class 8/13 & 8/20)

            5 sessions

            Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

            • July 18, 2022
            • August 29, 2022
            • 6 sessions
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            Registration deadline: July 11

            Ages 16 - Adult

            This class for all levels of experience will incorporate aspects of both hand building and wheel throwing. Beginners through advanced students are welcome to hone their skills from building and throwing to the glazing process. Come enjoy an exciting clay-filled evening!   Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

            Instructor: Cynthia Young


            Dates: Mondays 7/18-8/29

            (no class 8/22)

            6sessions

            Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


            Additional notes:

            • You must take a 6 week class to be eligible for Open Studio Pottery

             


             


            • July 22, 2022
            • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 5
            Register

            Registration deadline July 15

            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 will focus on using clay in two ways. We will hand build an Aztec inspired sun wall hanging in the morning. After a 30 minute break for lunch, we will use clay as a dye to design a piece of African mud cloth.

            Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

            Date: Friday 7/22

            1 session

            Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm

            • July 22, 2022
            • August 19, 2022
            • 4 sessions
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 8
            Register

            Registration deadline: July 15

            Ages16-Adult

            Have lids always confounded you? Learn how to make different styles of lids so you can make your own lidded jars, canisters, casseroles, and teapots. We will focus only on lids in this short intensive. This is for intermediate students who are able to throw a 5” cylinder consistently.    Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

            Instructor: Cynthia Young

            Dates: Saturdays 7/22-8/19

            (no class 8/12)

            4 sessions

            Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


            • July 23, 2022
            • August 13, 2022
            • 3 sessions
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            SOLD OUT!!!

            Ages 13 - Adult

            Fire! Smoke! Drama! Instant Gratification! That's what Raku Pottery is all about. This three week course will focus on wheel and hand building raku pieces that will be fired during the last class out back in our raku kiln. Ask about accessibility options! Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.


            Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


            Dates: Saturdays, 7/23-8/13

            (no class 8/6)

            3 sessions 

            Time:  10:00am-12:00pm



            Additional notes:

            • You must take a 6 week pottery class at the North Hills Art Center to be eligible for Open Studio Pottery.




            • July 27, 2022
            • September 07, 2022
            • 6 sessions
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            Registration deadline: July 20

            Ages 13-Adult

            This pottery class explores all the aspects of working with clay. Students will learn to hand build and wheel throw while being able to experience a variety of clays and glazing techniques. Advanced students welcome and encouraged to further develop their skills.

            Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

            Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


            Dates: Wednesdays 7/27-9/7

            (No class  8/31)

            6 sessions

            Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


             



             
            • August 18, 2022
            • September 01, 2022
            • 2 sessions
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            SOLD OUT!

            Registration deadline July 11

            Ages 13- Adult

            Using plant material, students will imprint botanical designs in clay. You can bring your own favorite leaves or use the many different plants that will be provided. Students will learn how to form the clay into a plate form using a slump mold in the first class. Second class focuses on glazing.  NO CLAY EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  All materials included


            Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

            Dates:

            Thursday 8/18 (building), 7:00pm - 9:00pm

            Thursday 9/1 (glazing), 7:00pm - 8:00pm

            2 sessions

             



            • August 27, 2022
            • September 17, 2022
            • 3 sessions
            • North Hills Art Center
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            Sold Out!

            Ages 13 - Adult

            Fire! Smoke! Drama! Instant Gratification! That's what Raku Pottery is all about. This three week course will focus on wheel and hand building raku pieces that will be fired during the last class out back in our raku kiln. Ask about accessibility options! Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.


            Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


            Dates: Saturdays, 8/27-9/17

            (no class 9/10)

            3 sessions 

            Time:  10:00am-12:00pm



            Additional notes:

            • You must take a 6 week pottery class at the North Hills Art Center to be eligible for Open Studio Pottery.




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          North Hills Art Center

          3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

          412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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