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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!"

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!

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

Please read the NHAC COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan by clicking here.

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 Pottery Classes

    • September 21, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 02, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!!!
    (Please check one of our other pottery classes! Thank you!)

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

    Instructor: Cynthia Young

    Date: Mondays 9/21 - 11/2 

    (No class 10/26), 6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


     

       

    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the instructor
    • Masks will be worn at all times
    • Participants will sit every other wheel unless they are family members
    • Personal tools preferred
    • Class tools, wheels and work spaces will be cleaned after each class
    • Social distancing will be followed


    • September 22, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 03, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: September 15

    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 9/22 - 11/3 

    (No class 10/27)

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



     

    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the instructor
    • Masks will be worn at all times
    • Participants will sit every other wheel unless they are family members
    • Personal tools preferred
    • Class tools, wheels and work spaces will be cleaned after each class
    • Social distancing will be followed



    • September 28, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 12, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    One spot left!

    Ages 12-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: Mondays 9/28 & 10/12

    2 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



    • September 29, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space

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

    YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A 5 or 6 WEEK POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND OPEN STUDIO POTTERY.

    ( 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 5 or 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. No refund or credit for missed session.)

    Studio Fee: NHAC Members $10.00         Nonmembers:  $20.00

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the moderator
    • Masks will be worn at all times
    • Participants will sit every other wheel unless they are family members
    • Personal tools preferred
    • Class tools, wheels and work spaces will be cleaned after each class
    • Social distancing will be followed

    Open Studio Pottery Fees 

     Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

    Glazing Procedures

     

    Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options


    • October 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space

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

    YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A 5 or 6 WEEK POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND OPEN STUDIO POTTERY.

    ( 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 5 or 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. No refund or credit for missed session.)

    Studio Fee: NHAC Members $10.00         Nonmembers:  $20.00

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the moderator
    • Masks will be worn at all times
    • Participants will sit every other wheel unless they are family members
    • Personal tools preferred
    • Class tools, wheels and work spaces will be cleaned after each class
    • Social distancing will be followed

    Open Studio Pottery Fees 

     Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

    Glazing Procedures

     

    Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options


    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 12, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    SOLD OUT!

    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 10/1-11/12

    (No class  11/5)

    6 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the instructor
    • Masks will be worn at all times
    • Participants will sit every other wheel unless they are family members
    • Personal tools preferred
    • Class tools, wheels and work spaces will be cleaned after each class
    • Social distancing will be followed

     


     


    • November 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline October 29

    Ages 11-Adult

    What's your Tiki character? Take this fun workshop to design a one-of-kind Tiki mug with your own unique character. It can be a traditional Tiki face, an animal or whatever you design. You will be carving your design on a wheel thrown stoneware cylinder and picking a colorful glaze to finish the piece. (No clay experience needed-cylinders are pre-thrown.) Mugs will be food/drink & dishwasher safe.  All materials included

    **This is a great workshop if you've always wanted to learn to carve into clay!

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Thursday 11/5

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    • November 28, 2020
    • (EST)
    • December 12, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: November 21

    Ages 7-12

    With the Holidays approaching, now is the time to create one of a kind handmade gifts to give to special persons in your life. You will be working with clay using the slab building technique to create a special lidded box and a decorated mug. You will come back for a second session to put the finishing touches on your pieces with a large selection of bright, colorful glazes. The pieces will be food, microwave, and dishwasher safe.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates:

    Saturday 11/28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    & Saturday 12/12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


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North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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