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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

    • July 05, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    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 07, 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


    • July 13, 2022
    • August 24, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 20, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    JUST ADDED!!!

    Registration deadline July 13

    Ages 12-Adult

    Using our ceramic molds, you will hand build a berry bowl with matching saucer. No clay experience is needed for this workshop as you will be using the slab roller to drape your clay slabs over and into the molds. Drain holes and optional decorations(handles) can be added. You will select a glaze color for your bowl and saucer at the end of the workshop and the pottery staff with glaze and fire your pieces.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Wednesday 7/20

    1 session

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

    • 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
    • September 02, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    JUST ADDED!

    Registration deadline: July 15

    Ages16-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: Fridays 7/22-9/2

    (no class 8/26)

    6 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

    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
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    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.




Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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