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Adult Classes & Workshops

    • May 23, 2024
    • June 15, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: May 21

    Ages 13+ 

    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.  All materials included. 

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Dates: Thursdays 5/23 and 6/6 

    Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Date:  Saturday 6/15

    Time:  10:00 - 1:00 pm

    3 sessions 





    • May 30, 2024
    • June 06, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: May 23

    Ages 14+

    In this class you'll learn the ancient art of Japanese Gyotaku printing and merge it with the expressive medium of watercolor. After inking fish and pressing them onto paper, we'll add vibrant color and depth with watercolors. 

    All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Thursdays 5/30 & 6/6
    2 sessions

    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 



    • June 01, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline: May 25

    Ages 16+


    Bring your own machine or hand stitching and get away from all the distractions that keep you from a day with your sewing.  You can b ring a project of your own choice, or get ideas from the instructor.  Bring a lunch or snack.  Materials will be individually discussed with you prior to class. 


    Date: Saturday, 6/1

    1 sessions

    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


     
    • June 10, 2024
    • July 22, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 3

    Ages 18+


    Douglas Brown paints with a focus on controlled realism, and you can learn the secrets of his technique. Each class will start with a short demo of the subject of the week. Students will receive individual attention and will work at his or her own pace. Some watercolor knowledge recommended. Materials list below. If you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead. Watercolor Kits are available through the NHAC - Order by registration deadline.


    Watercolor Kit


    Materials List 


    Instructor: Douglas Brown


    Dates: Mondays 6/10 - 7/22

    No class 7/1

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:30 am  - 1:30 pm 




    • June 10, 2024
    • June 24, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 3

    Ages 12+


    Come learn how to create some unique mugs using the slab building method. We will learn how to roll out clay and form it into mugs with tripod feet in this class. Applying glazes will make your mugs truly unique. All materials included


    Instructor: Tyler Stauffer


    Dates: Mondays, 6/10 & 6/24

    2 sessions

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



    • June 11, 2024
    • July 23, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline: June 4

    Ages 18+

    Explore oil and acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere. Experienced painters can work to develop their personal style or try a new technique. New artists will be taught the basics of composition, color theory, and painting techniques. Paint from a provided still life or bring a photo/picture to paint. Each class includes demos and individual instruction. Materials list can be found below or if you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead. Oil and Acrylic Kits available through the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class.  Must order one week prior: 

    Oil Kit

    Acrylic Kit


    Materials List


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Tuesdays 6/11 - 7/23

    No Class 7/2

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm 

     

       

     



    • June 11, 2024
    • June 18, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 4

    Ages 16+

    This workshop will focus on making a functional, beginner friendly, market bag.  Be ready to chain stitch; (there's a lot of it). Materials list below.

    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel


    Tuesdays 6/11 & 6/18

    2 sessions 

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


    Materials list:  5.5mm crochet hook, stitch markers, minimum 180 yards of smooth #4 cotton yarn.




    • June 11, 2024
    • July 16, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 4

    Ages 15+


    During this class we explore art solely through the use of lines. We'll explore mark making, how to use the weight of a line to create pattern, texture and emphasis in a drawing, and the  shading techniques used during the Renaissance.




    Materials List:  Please bring a sketchbook, pencils, erasers and any other drawing materials you choose. 


    Instructor: Tyler Stauffer


    Dates: Tuesdays 6/11-7/16

    5 sessions

    Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    • June 12, 2024
    • July 24, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline: June 5
    Please note: Ages 21+


    Explore oil and/or acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a glass of wine. It's optional, but you can bring your favorite wine to share. Seasoned painters can work to develop their personal style or try a new technique. New artists will learn the basics of composition, color theory, and painting techniques. Paint from a provided still life or bring a photo/picture to paint.


    Materials list can be found below or if you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead. Oil and Acrylic Kits available through the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class. Must order one week prior:

    Oil Kit

    Acrylic Kit


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Wednesdays 6/12 - 7/24

    No class 7/3

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm



    • June 13, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline:  June 6

    Ages 16+


    Come learn the basic shapes and basic scrolls of Quilling.  Using strips of paper, we learn how to roll, loop, curl, twist and manipulate them, then glue them together and create a decorative animal design on burlap.  All materials included.


    Instructor: Maureen Knecht Newcamp

    Date: Thursday 6/13

    1 session

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



    • June 13, 2024
    • June 27, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 6

    Ages 16+

    Delve into the world of handmade paper creation and Gelli printing in this dynamic class. Learn to transform pulp into textured paper with personal flair using innovative techniques. Master the fundamentals of Gelli printing, experimenting with fibers and natural elements. Under expert guidance, explore color, texture, and form, learning essential papermaking skills. Embrace experimentation and creative exploration to push boundaries and integrate Gelli printing into your practice. Develop a diverse portfolio of unique handmade paper creations, unlocking the transformative power of this dynamic art form. All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Thursdays 6/13 & 6/27
    2 sessions

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 



    • June 13, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 6

    Ages 10+


    Celebrate and learn more about PRIDE Month in this workshop.  The meaning and history of the PRIDE flag and colors will be explained.  Using the colors of the rainbows, we will create acrylic paint pours! The rainbow of colors will mix, swirl and separate into beautiful abstract designs.  Come join us for a PRIDE Pour. 


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Thursday June 13

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm






    • June 14, 2024
    • July 19, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 7

    Ages 18+

    There is a reason why we loved using our imaginations and getting our hands dirty as children.  Creating is an integral part of every one of us! Join us for a fun, refreshing and completely judgement free class as we learn the basics of wheel throwing. Learn to make one-of-a-kind, unique to you mugs, bowls, and vases, while tapping into that inner-child and finding joy in getting your hands muddy again. While this class will be going over the basics, all levels are welcome. All materials included.

    Instructor: Beth Baskinger


    Dates: Fridays  6/14 - 7/19

    (no class  7/5 & 7/12)

    4 sessions

    Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm





      • June 14, 2024
      • July 19, 2024
      • 4 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 6
      Register

      Registration deadline: June 7

      Ages 18+

      There is a reason why we loved using our imaginations and getting our hands dirty as children.  Creating is an integral part of every one of us! Join us for a fun, refreshing and completely judgement free class as we learn the basics of wheel throwing. Learn to make one-of-a-kind, unique to you mugs, bowls, and vases, while tapping into that inner-child and finding joy in getting your hands muddy again. While this class will be going over the basics, all levels are welcome. All materials included.

      Instructor: Beth Baskinger


      Dates: Fridays  6/14 - 7/19

      (no class  7/5 & 7/12)

      4 sessions

      Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm





        • June 14, 2024
        • July 19, 2024
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
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        Registration deadline:  June 7

        Ages 18+


        There is a reason why we loved using our imaginations and getting our hands dirty as children.  Creating is an integral part of every one of us! Join us for a fun, refreshing and completely judgement free class as we learn the basics of wheel throwing. Learn to make one-of-a-kind, unique to you mugs, bowls, and vases, while tapping into that inner-child and finding joy in getting your hands muddy again. While this class will be going over the basics, all levels are welcome. All materials included.

        Instructor: Beth Baskinger


        Dates: Fridays 6/14 - 7/19

        (no class  7/5 & 7/12)

        4 sessions

        Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm





        • June 15, 2024
        • July 13, 2024
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 8
        Register

        Registration deadline: June 8

        Ages 10+


        Learn everything you need to know to get started knitting basic projects.  The class will teach you the basic knit and purl stitches, casting on and off, reading a pattern and basic increases and decreases.  Students will learn how to choose supplies for a pattern of the choice. 


        All materials are provided for practice swatches. 


        Students will purchase their own supplies to start a project of their choice. 


        Instructor: Emily Bouch

        Saturdays 6/15 - 7/13
        No class 7/6

        4 sessions

        Time: 12:00 pm - 2:0pm



        • June 17, 2024
        • July 22, 2024
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 5
        Register

        Registration deadline: June 10

        Ages 18+ 


        Soft pastels are a vibrant and rewarding painting medium! This class will cover using the pastels in a variety of techniques and with a variety of surfaces.  All levels are welcome as we explore the pastel sticks and  pan pastels.  All materials are included 






        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


        Dates: Mondays 6/17 - July 22

        6 sessions

        Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


        • June 19, 2024
        • July 31, 2024
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 5
        Register

        Registration deadline:  June 12

        Ages 18+

         

        Learn how to make a work of art through drawing.  We will focus on improving your observation skills and the basic drawing techniques you'll need to creatively compose a drawing.  This class is for all levels of ability, especially beginners.  Students need to bring a drawing pad, wooden pencils, eraser, and a 12 inch ruler. Charcoal optional.



        Instructor: Mark McLaughlin

         

        Dates: Wednesdays 6/19 - 7/31

        No class 7/3

        6 sessions 

        Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


             




        • June 22, 2024
        • July 20, 2024
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
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        Registration deadline: June 15

        Ages 18+


        Enhance your garden with a variety of clay creations made by you! Some projects you might consider would be Japanese lanterns, mushrooms, garden totems, bird baths, animal sculptures and gnomes. All materials included. 

        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


        Dates: Saturdays 6/22 - 7/20

        (no class  7/13)

        4 sessions

        Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

        • June 22, 2024
        • July 20, 2024
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
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        Registration deadline: June 15

        Ages 18+ 

        Fire and smoke provide the magic for our Raku and pit fired pottery.  We will explore the range of Raku techniques and expand the effects of your pit fired pieces through burnishing chemical additions and saggar firing. All materials included. 

        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


        Dates: Saturdays 6/22 - 7/20

        (no class 7/13) 

        Time:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

        4 sessions 





        • June 23, 2024
        • July 21, 2024
        • 4 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 6
        Register

        Registration deadline:  June 16

        Ages 16+

        Recreate some of your favorite summertime memories at the beach with pastels.  A very relaxed approach to drawing skills will be covered along with instruction on the application and the layering of pastels. Students can work on 1 piece for 4 weeks or 1 piece every week. The choice is yours.  All skill levels are welcome.  All materials included.

        Instructor: Susan Vincent

        Dates: Sundays  6/23 - 7/21

        NO CLASS 7/7

        4 sessions

        Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



        • June 23, 2024
        • August 04, 2024
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
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        Registration deadline:  June 16

        Ages 18+


        This class is for all levels of experience and will focus on wheel throwing but also incorporate some aspects of handbuilding.  Beginners through advanced students will hone their skills from wet clay through the glazing process.  Come enjoy and exciting clay filled evening. All materials included. 


        Instructor: Cynthia Young


        Dates: Sundays 6/23 - 8/4

        (no class  7/28)

        6 sessions

        Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


        • June 24, 2024
        • July 22, 2024
        • 5 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 12
        Register

        Registration deadline:  June 17

        Ages 14+


        This class will cover the entire lettering process from pencil sketch to inked drawing to digital finish* (optional). We'll start with the basics of drawing individual letterforms and work up to beautiful hand lettered illustrations, building on lessons covered each week. This class is full of tips and tools, demonstrations, and hands on time. Perfect for beginners and intermediate students wanting to learn more. 


        Materials List: drawing paper, graph paper, pencils, fine and broad tip markers/Sharpies, tracing paper, and ruler.  Each student will receive a handbook of resources, worksheets, and other reference material covered in class to keep.


        *Digital processes will be taught, but not required to create work in this class. If desired, students should have access to a scanner or a camera/scanning app on their phone/tablet, and Photoshop, Illustrator, or Procreate.


        Instructor: Jeanine Murch


        Dates: Thursdays 6/24 - 7/22

        5 sessions        

        Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


             

        • June 26, 2024
        • August 07, 2024
        • 6 sessions
        • North Hills Art Center
        • 0
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        Registration deadline: June 19

        Ages 16+

        All experience levels are welcome in this general pottery class.  We will cover both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques in this 6 week course.  Experienced students can improve their skills and beginners can learn the basics.  Everyone will create some unique pottery pieces.  The last class will focus on glazing.  A Raku firing will be scheduled if the class is interested. All materials included. 

        Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


        Dates: Wednesdays 6/26 - 8/7

        (no class  7/31)

        6 sessions

        Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm





          • June 27, 2024
          • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • North Hills Art Center
          • 0
          Registration is closed

          Registration deadline: June 20

          Ages 11+

          Ice will provide us with the colors of the rainbow as we use it to dye our items of clothing.  We will be using some simple tie dyeing techniques in this unique and fun way to make ice work for us.  Please bring two items for dyeing. The items must be a natural fiber: cotton, bamboo, rayon, silk, wool, linen. (Polyester, nylon and any other synthetic will not dye). 

          Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


          Date: Thursday 6/27

          Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm















          • June 29, 2024
          • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • North Hills Art Center
          • 6
          Register

          Registration deadline: June 22

          Ages 12+

          Suede board offers a texture that is different from paper and it is particularly effective when you are drawing fur.  Great detail can be achieved while maintaining a softness.  Bring a drawing or a copy of a photo of your favorite furry animal and experiment with suede board.  Materials list below.

          Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

          Date: Saturday 6/29

          Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


          Materials List:


          This list is basic and allows you to mix further colors. I suggest Prismacolor pencils. If you do not have any pencils, a set of 24 would be good. If you have Faber Castell, Polychromos, Caran D'Ache, Royal Talens, or Derwent pencils these should be just fine. The point is to have artist quality with which to work.


          Please bring an assortment of Prismacolor pencils, including white and sepia. Also bring a graphite pencil, HB or 2H, kneaded eraser, a white plastic eraser, and ruler. If your pencils are new please sharpen them prior to class, and be sure to sharpen the end opposite the color name and number. Also bring a drawing or photo that will fit on an 8x10 paper.  The suede board, transfer paper and tracing paper will be provided by the instructor. 

          • June 30, 2024
          • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • North Hills Art Center
          • 3
          Register

          Registration deadline:

          June 27

          Ages 16+

          Whether you are just starting out or looking to hone existing skills, this workshop offers tools to help you gain more control in your work.  We will learn basic watercolor physics, practice 3 foundational wash techniques and learn to avoid the watercolorist's most common pitfall.

          Click here for the materials list!

          Date: Sunday, 6/30

          Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



          • July 01, 2024
          • August 12, 2024
          • 6 sessions
          • North Hills Art Center
          • 0
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          Registration deadline:  June 24

          Ages 18+


          This class is for all levels of experience and will focus on wheel throwing but also incorporate some aspects of handbuilding.  Beginners through advanced students will hone their skills from wet clay through the glazing process.  Come enjoy and exciting clay filled evening. All materials included. 


          Instructor: Cynthia Young


          Dates: Mondays 7/1 - 8/12

          (no class  8/5)

          6 sessions

          Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


          • July 01, 2024
          • August 12, 2024
          • 6 sessions
          • North Hills Art Center
          • 0
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          Registration deadline: June 24

          Ages 13+

          This class will introduce you to working with clay, from throwing on the wheel to handbuilding to glazing! Whether you're a beginner or a more advanced student, all are welcome to learn something new & further develop their skills. All materials included.

          Instructor: Katie Botterman


          Dates: Mondays 7/1 - 8/12

          (no class 8/5)

          6 sessions

          Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




           


          • July 02, 2024
          • July 30, 2024
          • 4 sessions
          • North Hills Art Center
          • 6
          Register

          Registration deadline:  June 25

          Ages 18+

          There are many ways to make lids and lidded forms.  Come to this class and learn a few.  Jars and teapots need things like flanges, galleries, knobs and more.

          Students must have previously completed a 6 week pottery class at NHAC and must have wheel throwing experience.  

          All materials included.

          Instructor: Katie Botterman


          Dates: Tuesdays 7/2 - 7/30

          (no class  7/23)

          4 sessions

          Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm



          • July 11, 2024
          • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
          • North Hills Art Center
          • 10
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