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3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Office Hours: Monday - Friday

10:00am - 3:00pm


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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.

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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.

**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/makeups 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

    • May 19, 2022
    • June 09, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline May 12

    Ages 6-11

    don't miss the adult fairy garden class:

    WS-22 Enchanted Gardens - for Adults! (SP22)

    Where will the garden elves and fairies live? In your hand built enchanted garden, of course! In this 3 week class, you will make a fairy house and accessories out of clay, glaze the clay pieces and spend the last class putting your garden together with decorations (glass, stones, plants, flowers) and it will be all ready for the little creatures to move in!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Thursdays 5/19 - 6/9

    (no class 5/26)

    3 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    • May 31, 2022
    • June 14, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3

    Registration deadline May 24

    Ages 6-12

    Need something to put your coins in? Come make a clay piggybank with a cork nose for easy access to your money! We will hand build our banks adding unique features to create a one of a kind pieces. The second class will be spent adding colors to our banks using pottery glazes.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Tuesdays 5/31 & 6/14

    (no class 6/7)

    2 session

    Time: 4:45pm - 6:15pm

    • June 16, 2022
    • July 14, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7

    Registration deadline: June 9

    Ages 8-11

    (we have crochet for adults too! :

    A-84 Beginners Crochet: Scarf)

    In this course we will learn the basics of crochet; how to hold and use your hook, basic stitches, how to put them together, and how to read a pattern.  After making a practice swatch with everything we learn, students will be guided through making a simple scarf during the classes. Please bring a 5.5mm/I-9 crochet hook and a skein of #4 worsted weight SMOOTH yarn, 250-300 yards. Please DO NOT bring fuzzy or textured yarn for this project (see photo).

    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel

    Thursdays 6/16 - 7/14

    5 sessions 

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

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

    • June 21, 2022
    • July 12, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6

    Registration deadline June 14

    Ages 3-7, with registered adult care-giver


    You and your little one will work on your own projects as you lend support.  You'll learn and utilize the basic skills to create pinch pots, coil creations, and slab built pieces.  Class Fee includes clay, glaze and firing. 

    ** You MUST register for 2 spots, one for child, one for care-giver.  Registering children without a care-giver will result in a voided transaction and refund.

    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel

    Dates: Tuesdays 6/21 - 7/12

    4 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

      Add a 1-year Student Membership-just $20 or a family membership for $50!  (and choose member pricing now!)

    • July 19, 2022
    • August 30, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline: July 12

    Ages 10 - 12  

    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

    Tuesdays 7/19 - 8/30

    (no class  8/23)

    6 sessions

    Time: 4:30-6:00pm

    **Please note, this is the correct pricing for a 6 week class

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


    • July 20, 2022
    • August 17, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7

    Registration deadline July 13

    Ages 8-11   

    Come create your own unique pottery! We will be using hand building techniques to create a variety of functional and fun decorative clay pieces. The last class will be spent glazing the pieces.  Class fee includes clay, glaze and firing. 

    Instructor: Tara Hayes

    Dates: Wednesdays 7/20 - 8/17

    (no class 8/10)

    4 sessions

    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

    • August 02, 2022
    • August 09, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12

    Registration deadline July 26

    Ages 12-Adult

    In this 2-part workshop you will learn how to illustrate a beautiful hand-lettered phrase or quote of your choice.  A perfect project for creating a greeting card, piece of wall art, or meaningful gift.  We'll learn the basic process of how to layout and design text-based illustrations and craft hand-drawn letterforms.  Students may work with traditional materials or digitally.  Please bring materials to work in class:  drawing paper, graph paper, pencils, fine and broad tip markers/Sharpies, tracing paper and ruler, as well as any preferred color mediums of choice.  

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

    Date: Tuesdays 8/2 & 8/9

    2 sessions        

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


"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.

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North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org

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The NHAC is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization