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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

    • September 12, 2022
    • October 24, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline September 5

    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 9/12-10/24

    (No class  10/17)

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • September 12, 2022
    • October 24, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline: September 5

    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 9/12-10/24

    (no class 10/17)

    6sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


    Additional notes:

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

     


     


    • September 14, 2022
    • October 26, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline September 7

    Ages13-Adult

    As we enjoy the beautiful fall colors and changing season, we will take our inspiration from the trees around us. We will create hand built and wheel thrown clay forms using bark, leaves and seeds as reference and decoration. We will create bark texture, make seed sprig molds and stamps and use leaves for impressions as we create our pottery pieces.  Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Wednesdays 9/14-10/26

    (no class 10/19)

    6 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    • September 15, 2022
    • October 27, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline September 8

    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 9/15-10/27

    (no class  10/20)

    6 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



     




     


    • September 20, 2022
    • November 01, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4

    Registration deadline 9/13

    Ages 16-Adult

    Have you always wanted to learn to make pottery on the wheel? Do you like making things by hand? Do both! In this class we will use hand building techniques and the wheel to make mugs, bowls, vases and other forms of your choice. Enjoy a relaxing morning with clay! Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Cynthia Young

    Dates: Tuesdays 9/20 - 11/1

    (no class 10/25)

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • September 25, 2022
    • November 06, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline:  September 18

    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: Sundays 9/25-11/6

    (no class  10/30)

    6 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00 pm




      • September 25, 2022
      • November 06, 2022
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Registration deadline:  September 18

      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: Sundays 9/25-11/6

      (no class  10/30)

      6 sessions

      Time: 3:30pm - 5:30 pm




        • September 30, 2022
        • October 14, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
        Registration is closed

        Registration deadline September 23

        Ages 13-Adult

        Fall is here and you need some new decorations! Using some hand building techniques (no experience needed), you will create clay pumpkins and gourds for your fall decor. We will have the real thing to look at for inspiration as we form our pieces. Once the pieces have been bisque fired, you will return to add the finishing touches as you apply the ceramic glazes. The pieces will be fired again and will be ready for you to pick up before Halloween! NO CLAY EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  All materials included


        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

        Dates: Fridays 9/30 & 10/14

        2 sessions

        Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



        • October 04, 2022
        • 7:00 PM - 10:00 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 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


        • October 06, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 9
        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


        • November 02, 2022
        • December 14, 2022
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 1
        Register

        Registration deadline October 26

        Ages 18-Adult

        Already know how to pinch, coil, and slab build? Come refine the skills you have and learn some new ones too! Use stamps and molds, build solid to make sculptures of any form, decorate with underglazes like never before!  Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

        Instructor: Katie Botterman


        Dates: Wednesdays 11/2 - 12/14

        (no class 12/7)

        6 sessions

        Time: 7:00 pm -9:00 pm





        • November 03, 2022
        • December 01, 2022
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
        Join waitlist
        Registration deadline October 27

        Ages 13-Adult

        This clay class will focus on using our clay extruder. We will be using the variety of dies to extrude clay coils, strips and hollow forms. We will use these extruded shapes to create coil cylinders, casserole dishes, soap dispensers, olive oil dispensers, woven baskets and more. No previous clay experience is necessary.  Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, supplies, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


        Dates: Thursdays 11/3-12/1

        (no class  11/24)

        4 sessions

        Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


        Additional notes:

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


        • November 05, 2022
        • November 19, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 2
        Register

        Registration deadline October 29

        Ages 12 to Adult

        Liven up your holiday decorations with a hand built gingerbread house made out of clay.  We will be using templates, slabs, sprig molds, stamps, and shape cutters to create our "candy" decorated houses.  The houses will be finished with a variety of colorful ceramic glazes making them irresistible.  All materials included.

        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


        2 sessions

        Date: Saturday 11/5 (build)

        Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

        and

        Date: Saturday 11/19 (glaze)

        Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm


            

        • November 07, 2022
        • December 05, 2022
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        Registration deadline: October 31

        Ages 16 - Adult

        This is an opportunity for beginners to try working on the potters wheel. Basic wheel throwing skills, finishing and glazing will be covered. Wheel throwing is a relaxing and exciting process. Come try a new experience! !   Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

        Instructor: Cynthia Young


        Dates: Mondays 11/7-12/5

        (no class 11/28)

        4 sessions

        Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


        Additional notes:

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

         


         


        • November 13, 2022
        • December 11, 2022
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 7
        Register

        Registration deadline:  November 6

        Adult

        Make your liquids look good! Take this short class to learn the do’s and don'ts of teapot spout attachment! Make pitchers like a pro! Come and create some vessels for sharing drinks with friends and family. Must have wheel throwing experience Class fee includes clay, supplies, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

        Instructor: Katie Botterman


        Dates: Sundays 11/13-12/11

        (no class  12/4)

        4 sessions

        Time: 1:00pm - 3:00 pm

        • November 29, 2022
        • December 13, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 5
        Register

        Registration deadline November  22

        Ages 8-12

        In this two part workshop, you will be able to create two special gifts for holiday giving. You will hand build a cookie plate and reindeer sculpture. The plate will be food and dishwasher safe. The projects will be ready for pick up before the holidays.  Class fee includes clay, glaze, and firing. 

        Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel

        Dates: 

        2 sessions 

        Tuesday 11/29 

        4:30pm - 6:30pm

        and

        Tuesday 12/13 

        4:30pm - 5:30pm


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      North Hills Art Center

      3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

      412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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