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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!"

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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!

Children’s classes are designed to be age appropriate to give your child the best experience possible.


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. 

**Payment required upon registration. Registrations not finalized within 15 minutes are automatically removed as classes have limited space.


Children's Classes

    • February 09, 2021
    • (EST)
    • March 16, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    **Please note change in dates from print catalog


    Sold Out!!

    Ages 6-10   

    We all enjoy creating with clay. We will be using hand building techniques to create a variety of functional & decorative clay pieces. We’ll also try out the wheel! The last class will be spent glazing the pieces.  Class fee includes clay, glaze and firing.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Dates: Tuesdays 2/9 - 3/16, (no class 3/9)

    5 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


      Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)







    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the instructor
    • Masks will be worn at all times
    • Class tools, wheels and work spaces will be cleaned after each class
    • Social distancing will be followed

    • February 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • March 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    **Please note change in dates from print catalog

    SOLD OUT!!!

    Ages 6-10 years old   


    Don't let winter get you down. Come create some beautiful art projects exploring the beauty of the winter season. We will make a canvas painting, snowman sculpture, snowflake art and more! All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Wednesdays 2/10 - 3/10

    5 sessions      

    Time: 4:15pm - 5:45pm


     Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)

    • March 20, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • March 27, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Sold out!

    (please note: this class will be offered in our Spring session: 

    Saturdays 5/15 & 5/22, 1:45 - 3:00pm)

    Ages 8-11 years old   

    Learning the fundamentals of drawing will be the focus of this two day workshop. We will explore using graphite the first day and color the second day to create mini projects. Please bring: drawing tablet 9x12 or larger; all other materials included.

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke


    Saturdays 3/20 & 3/27

    2 sessions      

    Time: 1:15 - 2:30pm


     Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)

    • April 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline March 29

    Ages 6-10    


    In this fun and creepy class, we will be creating scary and not so scary monsters. We will be making unique beasts out of clay, recycled materials, crafting puppets and bookmarks just to name a few!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Lorraine Free

    Mondays 4/5 - 5/3

    5 sessions      

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


     Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)




    • April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline March 30

    Ages 9-13    

    Learn the basics of painting! This class will explore a variety of painting techniques and fundamentals needed to take your paintings to the next level. We will learn about color theory and how to bring objects to life. All materials included.

    Instructor: Tara Hayes

    Tuesdays 4/6 - 5/11

    6 sessions      

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


     Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)




    • April 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline April 1

    Ages 8-10    

    Recycled art is creative work that's made from discarded materials that once had another purpose. In this class we will take those materials and make them into something exciting and new!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Lorraine Free

    Dates: Thursdays 4/8 - 5/6

    5 sessions      

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


     Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)




    • April 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    Registration deadline April 1

    Ages 10-14    

    Learn the basic steps of wheel throwing. Students will learn how to center, pull and shape the clay to make simple functional forms. Students will learn how to finish their pieces with different glazing techniques. Class fee includes clay, glaze and firing.

    Instructor: Amanda Wolf

    Dates: Thursdays 4/8 - 5/13

    (no class 5/6)

    5 sessions      

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


     Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)




    • April 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline April 6

    Ages 7-10   

    We all enjoy creating with clay. We will be using hand building techniques to create a variety of functional & decorative clay pieces. We’ll also try out the wheel! The last class will be spent glazing the pieces.  Class fee includes clay, glaze and firing.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Dates: Tuesdays 4/13 - 5/18

    (no class 5/11)

    5 sessions

    Time: 4:45pm - 6:15pm


      Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)




    • April 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline April 7

    Ages 10 & up  

    Have you always wanted to try the potter’s wheel? Come learn to make your own pottery. We will work on all the skills necessary to create your own work from start to finish. Bring your patience and determination! No experience necessary! Class fee includes clay, glaze and firing.

    Instructor: Cynthia Young

    Wednesdays 4/14 - 5/26

    (no class 5/19)

    6 sessions

    Time: 4:30-6:00pm


      Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)


     

    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 5 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

    • April 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline April 10

    Ages 8-12

    Now that Spring is here, explore your ability to draw nature's creatures. Whether you are into bumblebees or butterflies, spiders or snakes, frogs or flamingos, have fun learning how to draw them all!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Susan Vincent


    Dates: Saturdays 4/17 - 5/22

    6 sessions      

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm


     Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)




    • April 24, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 17 

    Ages 8-Adult

    Make a special gift for your Mom and Dad in this fun workshop! You will be dyeing a silk scarf for your Mom using the Shibori (Japanese dyeing) method and hand painting a silk tie for your Dad.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 4/24

    1 session

    Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm


    • May 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline April 24

    Ages 8-14

    If you've ever wanted to create cool lettering for greetings cards, posters, or just for fun, this workshop is for you! You'll learn the basics of creating beautiful hand lettering from pencil sketch to color finish using a variety of materials.  Please bring drawing paper, graph paper, pencils, fine and broad tip markers/Sharpies, tracing paper and ruler. Other materials will be provided. Each student will receive a handbook of resources, worksheets, and other reference material covered in class to keep.

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

    Date: Saturday 5/1

    1 session        

    Time: 9:30am - 11:30am


         

    • May 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline May 1

    Ages 11-13

    Toy theater is theater performance...but little! This art form uses small, table top stages with characters made up of toys or paper. Toy theater dates back to the early 19th century--once a popular form of home family entertainment. Now, toy theater is having a major comeback among puppeteers and other types of artists. Come join in on the toy theater way of bringing your stories to life!  All  materials included.

    Instructor: Meredith Carver


    Saturday & Sunday, 5/8 & 5/9

    2 sessions      

    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm


     Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)

    • May 17, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline May 10

    Ages 9-13


    The North Hills Art Center is a Pokémon Go® gym, so come with your creativity to explore some of ways to create Pokémon® art. You will learn how to draw and render the characters and create a colored polymer clay sculpture of your favorite Pokémon®.   All materials included.


    Instructor: Eva Pontoriero


    Date: Monday 5/17

    1 session

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    • May 22, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • May 23, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline May 15

    Ages 14-16

    Toy theater is theater performance...but little! This art form uses small, table top stages with characters made up of toys or paper. Toy theater dates back to the early 19th century--once a popular form of home family entertainment. Now, toy theater is having a major comeback among puppeteers and other types of artists. Come join in on the toy theater way of bringing your stories to life!  All  materials included.

    Instructor: Meredith Carver


    Saturday & Sunday, 5/22 & 5/23

    2 sessions      

    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm


     Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20!  (and choose member pricing now!)

"Give the Gift of Art!"

The North Hills Art Center offers gift certificates in any amount you choose!  Gift certificates can be used for art classes, workshops and summer art camps, for yearly memberships, in the gallery for artwork and merchandise at our Artisan Markets.  

Gift Certificates can only be purchased at the Art Center during business hours, in person or by phone.

Gift certificates can be redeemed in person or by mail only.  Online redemption is not available at this time.

Benefits of Membership:

Discount of $20.00 of the nonmember cost of classes at the North Hills Art Center
15% off framing at Panza Framing in Millvale
10% off art supplies at Artists and Craftsmen Supply in Squirrel Hill

10% off framing at The Frame Gallery in Sharpsburg

Student: $20         Senior: $30      Individual: $35

                        Family: $50             Patron: $100

Click here to purchase a membership.

Please click above for Military and First Responder rate.

Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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