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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

    • November 02, 2022
    • December 14, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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
    Registration is closed
    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 07, 2022
    • December 05, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    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
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    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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    • November 29, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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


    • December 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    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


    • December 12, 2022
    • January 16, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline December 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 12/12-1/16

    (No class  1/9)

    5 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • December 15, 2022
    • January 19, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline December 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 12/15-1/19

    (no class  1/12)

    5 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



     




     


    • January 11, 2023
    • February 22, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline January 4

    Ages 14-Adult

    Slab building with clay offers a wide range of possibilities with textures , shapes, and forms.  We will design and use paper templates to help us build our ceramic vessels, add a variety of textures and complete with glazes that enhance the textures and shapes.  

    Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates:  Wednesdays 1/11, 1/18, 2/1 & 2/22 

    4 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    • January 15, 2023
    • February 26, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Registration deadline January 8

    Ages 12-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 1/15 - 2/26

    (no class  2/19)

    6 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

               




      • January 15, 2023
      • February 26, 2023
      • 6 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
      Join waitlist
      Registration deadline January 8

      Ages 12-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 1/15 - 2/26

      (no class  2/19)

      6 sessions

      Time:  3:30pm - 5:30pm

                 




        • February 09, 2023
        • March 23, 2023
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 6
        Register

        Adult

        Registration deadline:  February 2

        Learn how to make more challenging forms on the wheel such as bottles, jars with lids, and more with this class. Also learn to use underglazes and glazes in various ways to make stunning surface designs. Students must have previously completed a 6 week pottery course at NHAC, or have wheel throwing experience.  Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

        Instructor: Katie Botterman

        Dates: Mondays 2/9 - 3/23

        (no class 3/16)

        6 sessions

        Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30pm 

         




        • February 13, 2023
        • March 27, 2023
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 1
        Register

        Registration deadline February 6

        Ages 12- 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, glaze, firing, and use of tools.  Ask about accessibility options.

        Instructor: Katie Botterman

        Dates: Sundays 2/13 - 3/27 

        (no class 3/20)

        6 sessions

        Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm



         

        Additional notes:

        • Masks will be worn at all times



        • February 23, 2023
        • April 06, 2023
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        Registration deadline February 16

        Ages 12-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 2/23 - 4/6

        (no class  3/30)

        6 sessions

        Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm





         


        • February 24, 2023
        • March 24, 2023
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 8
        Register

        Registration deadline: February 17

        Ages13-Adult

        Do you enjoy playing chess, but want your own personal chess pieces? Join us in this four week class to hand build kings, queens, knights, bishops, castles and pawns in your own unique way.  Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

        Dates: Fridays 2/24 - 3/24

        (no class 3/17)

        4 sessions

        Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

        • February 27, 2023
        • April 10, 2023
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 2
        Register

        Registration deadline February 20

        Ages 12-Adult

        This pottery class explores all the aspects of working with clay. Students will learn to handbuild, 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 2/27 - 4/10

        (no class  4/3)

        6 sessions

        Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



        • March 08, 2023
        • April 05, 2023
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 2
        Register

        Registration deadline:  March 1

        Ages 13-Adult

        This handbuilding clay class explores the addition of other materials to the created clay pieces. The additions to our clay pieces will alter the textural surface of the clay and create sculptural effects. Some of the materials that will be available: wire, nails, glass, stone, grit, and vermiculite.  Clay experience required as we will not cover the pottery making processes.

        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

        Wednesdays 3/8 - 4/5

        (no class 3/29)

        4 sessions

        Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

        • March 10, 2023
        • March 24, 2023
        • 2 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 7
        Register

        Registration deadline March 3

        Ages 14 to Adult

        "Kurinuki" is a Japanese method of hand making pottery. It means "hollowing out". In this workshop, you will experience a new way of making pottery by carving out the forms from solid blocks of clay. This contemplative process allows the maker to connect with the clay body in a new, ancient way. We will explore the addition of textures and finish the pottery with glazing techniques that will enhance the textural surfaces. No clay experience needed. All materials included.


        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


        2 sessions

        Date: Friday 3/10 (build)

        Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

        and

        Date: Friday 3/24 (glaze)

        Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

        • March 18, 2023
        • April 01, 2023
        • 2 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 6
        Register

        Registration deadline March 11

        Ages 13 - Adult

        In this 2-session workshop, you’ll hand build a hanging planter in the shape of a mushroom. No clay experience is needed as we build and glaze our planters.  All materials included


        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

        Dates:

        Saturday 3/18, 10:00am - 12:00pm

        & Saturday 4/1 10:00am - 11:00am

        2 sessions

        (*please note this is the correct pricing)

        • March 29, 2023
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 9
        Register

        Registration deadline March 22

        Ages 12 to Adult

        Combine 3 different clays to create a beautiful hand built container or bowl in this one day workshop! Ask about accessibility options! Class fee includes clay, supplies, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

        Instructor: Katie Botterman


        Date: Wednesday 3/29

        1 session

        Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

        • March 29, 2023
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 8
        Register

        Registration deadline March 22

        Ages 12 to Adult

        Combine 3 different clays for wheel throwing to create spiraled designs in your work! Must have wheel throwing experience; wheel throwing is not taught in this workshop. Ask about accessibility options! Class fee includes clay, supplies, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

        Instructor: Katie Botterman


        Date: Wednesday 3/29

        1 session

        Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

      Closed Classes

      November 05, 2022 WS-111.2 Ceramic Gingerbread House (10am) (FA22)

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      3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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