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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.


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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

    • October 26, 2022
    • November 30, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline:   October 19

    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

    Wednesdays 10/26 - 11/30

    (no class  11/23)

    5 sessions

    Time: 4:30-6:00pm



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    • November 14, 2022
    • December 19, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline November 7

    Ages 9-12

    During this class students will continue to discuss the concepts used in part 1. Students will be learning to create a more detailed sketch. During this class students will be choosing 3 main drawings to be work on.  All materials included.  

    Instructor:  Jamie Monaghan 

    Dates:  Mondays, 11/14-12/19

    6 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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    • November 22, 2022
    • December 06, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline November 15

    Ages 7-12

    In this two part workshop, will get to make your very own plate, bowl, and cup/mug.  The first class will be spent handbuilding the pieces and the second will focus on glazing.  All pieces will be food-, microwave-, 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


    2 sessions

    Tuesday, 11/22, 4:30 pm - 6:30pm

    and

    Tuesday, 12/6,   and 4:30 - 5:30pm



    • 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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    • December 03, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold out!

    Ages 8-Adult

    Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to create beautiful hand painted wooden ornaments! Perfect to give as gifts or use on your own tree. Learn to create hand lettered designs, cozy holiday scenes, or fun animal designs or bring your own ideas! Each student will receive three 3” round pine wood ornaments with hanging ribbons.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

    Date: Saturday 12/3

    Time: 9:00am - 11:30am



    • December 11, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline December 4

    Ages 8 and up

    Learn the art of crafting with fiber! We will create ornaments from felt, fabric, beads, thread and more! We will learn to sew by hand, cut, and combine materials to make 2-3 cute and fun ornaments for your home. Each workshop offers several different ornaments so  each workshop is different! All materials included.

    Instructor: Tara Hayes

    Date:  Sunday 12/11

    1 session

    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    • December 13, 2022
    • December 14, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: December 6

    Ages 8-11   


    Students will learn to work with acrylic paints while creating a space scene. Different ways to use and hold a paint brush will be discussed in order to help students best understand how to manipulate a painting with their materials and paints.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

     

    Dates: Tuesday 12/13 & Wednesday 12/14

    2 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm


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    • December 26, 2022
    • December 30, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline December 19

    Ages 6-11

    Spend the day creating with a Double Camp! Campers can be registered for both morning and afternoon sessions as listed below.(All materials included)

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    Morning session runs 10:00am-12:00pm, and afternoon session runs 1:00pm-3:00pm. With supervised lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm between camp sessions. Please bring a brown bag lunch.  Bottled water will be provided.

    Instructor: Jamie Botterman (Summer Camp instructor)


    Dates: Monday-Friday, 12/26-12/30

    5 sessions

    Animals, Big and Small, 10:00am-12:00pm

    We all love animals from friendly ones to fierce ones. Come to this camp and make a clay sculpture animal, paint a portrait of your pet (or what you want as a pet), draw some animals and much more!

    Winter Wonderland, 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Snowflakes fall and hot chocolate fills our cups, winter is here in this camp. We will use the winter season as inspiration as we create fun crafty winter animals, snowmen and winter paintings!   

    • December 26, 2022
    • December 30, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline December 19

    Ages 6-11

    We all love animals from friendly ones to fierce ones. Come to this camp and make a clay sculpture animal, paint a portrait of your pet (or what you want as a pet), draw some animals and much more! All materials included 

    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

    (Summer Camp Instructor)

    Dates: Monday-Friday, 12/26-12/30

    5 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

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    Full refund, less $25 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations made one week prior to start of camp.   No refunds will be issued after the start of camp.




    • December 26, 2022
    • December 30, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline December 19

    Ages 6-11

    Snowflakes fall and hot chocolate fills our cups, winter is here in this camp. We will use the winter season as inspiration as we create fun crafty winter animals, snowmen and winter paintings! All materials included.

    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

    (Summer Camp Instructor)

    Dates: Monday-Friday, 12/26-12/30

    5 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    Full refund, less $25 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations made one week prior to start of camp.   No refunds will be issued after the start of camp.




    • January 09, 2023
    • February 13, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 2

    Ages 8-12  


    Learn the fundamentals of working with acrylic paints. Students will learn to blend colors and create different color schemes on their palette. Students will create 3 paintings during this class.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

     

    Dates: Mondays 1/9-2/13 

    6 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm


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    • January 10, 2023
    • February 14, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline January 3

    Ages 8-10 years old   


    Learn the basics of cartooning in this six week course with professional cartoonist/illustrator George Broderick, Jr. From creating original characters using basic, simple shapes to inking, lettering and coloring your drawings for that “professional” touch, the next GREAT comic character could be just a few pencil lines away. Please bring: pencils, ruler, eraser, one thick & one thin Sharpie marker, white sketch paper, colored pencils and colored markers to class.

    Instructor: George Broderick, Jr.

    Tuesdays 1/10-2/14

    6 sessions      

    Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm


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    • January 11, 2023
    • February 15, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 4

    Ages 9-12 (or students who have completed Cartooning Basics)

    This course is designed for cartooning students who have taken Cartooning Basics and want to progress. Class reviews the basics and adds depth to the discussions and techniques with group projects and exercises designed to make the budding cartoonist think outside the box. Please bring: pencils, ruler, eraser, one thick and one thin Sharpie marker, white sketch paper, color pencils and color markers to class.

    Instructor: George Broderick

    Wednesdays 1/11-2/15

    6 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

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    • January 11, 2023
    • February 15, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 4

    Ages 8-12  


    Students will learn to create faces using pencils and pens. Dimensions and 3D affects will be discussed and practiced during this class helping students to under-stand ways to control  the drawing.   All materials included.


    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 1/11-2/15 

    6 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm


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    • January 12, 2023
    • January 26, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline January 5

    Ages 7-12

    Come turn a pinch pot into a turtle friend! Roll up a coil into a snail friend! Learn the basics of ceramic handbuilding and make some cute critters!   Class fee includes clay, glaze, and firing. 

    Instructor: Katie Botterman

    Dates:  Thursdays 1/12 & 1/26

    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    2 sessions



    • January 19, 2023
    • February 23, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline January 12

    Ages 9-13    

    Learn the basics of acrylic painting! This class will explore a variety of painting techniques and fundamentals needed to take your paintings to the next level. We will have fun exploring a variety of subjects, including seasonal landscapes and portraits. All materials included.

    Instructor: Tara Hayes

    Thursdays 1/19-2/23

    6 sessions      

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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    • January 21, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline January 14

    Ages 7-10   


    Let's make some bugs, insects, and creepy crawly things. We'll use all kinds of materials from clay to cardboard to 3D pens. We'll even make up our own creepy crawlies and add special effects to it. Can it move on its own? Does it need wings? How many eyes does it have? Participants will bring home their creations to invade their home. Boys AND girls welcome in this 2 session STEAM workshop All materials included.

    Instructor: Elise Neill

    Saturday 1/21

    1 session

    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


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    • January 21, 2023
    • January 22, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 14

    Ages 8-12 


    Students will learn to paint an abstract mountain scene with acrylic paints. Students will learn about underpainting during this class as well as color theory. By the end of this 2 day workshop students will have learned ways to get the desired outcome in a painting.  All materials included.


    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

     

    Dates: Saturday 1/21& Sunday 1/22

    2 sessions

    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


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    • January 23, 2023
    • February 27, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline January 16

    Ages 7-11   

    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.  No experience necessary.  Class fee includes clay, glaze and firing. 

    Instructor: Tara Hayes


    Dates: Mondays 1/23-2/27

    (no class 2/20)

    5 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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    • January 28, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Registration deadline January 21

    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 1/28

    1 session        

    Time: 9:30am - 11:30am


         

    • January 31, 2023
    • February 21, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 24

    Ages 8-12


    This class follows ‘Beginner Crochet: Scarf’ and builds upon knowledge learned. Students should have experience chaining and single crochet. In this class we will build on basic stitches to create a mesh style sling bag for carrying bottles. New skills learned in this class will be the ‘magic circle’, half double crochet stitch, slipstitch and using chaining for structure. Please bring: #4 non-stretching (cotton suggested; approx. 100 yards) smooth yarn, and a crochet hook in the size suggested on the yarn band. Please DO NOT bring fuzzy or textured yarn for this project (see photo).


    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel

    Tuesdays 1/31 - 2/21

    4 sessions 

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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    • February 11, 2023
    • February 12, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Registration deadline: February 4

    Ages 8-12 


    Learn to create an abstract piece using different tools to modify your painting. During this workshop students will learn about famous abstract artists and different ways to create an abstract painting. All materials included.


    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan


    Saturday 2/11 & Sunday 2/12

    Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

    2 sessions

       

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    • February 20, 2023
    • March 27, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline February 13

    Ages 9-12


    Students will be learning the basics of color theory in this class. While learning the color wheel, students will learn how to blend with color combinations. By the end of this class students will have a better understanding of the terminology used in painting and will have created their own pieces.  All materials included.  


    Instructor:  Jamie Monaghan 

    Dates:  Mondays, 2/20-3/27

    6 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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    • February 21, 2023
    • March 28, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    Registration deadline: February 14

    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: Katie Botterman

    Thursdays 2/21-3/28

    (no class  3/21)

    (please note-these are the correct dates.)

    5 sessions

    Time: 4:30-6:30pm


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    • February 21, 2023
    • March 28, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline February 14

    Ages 9-12


    Learn to paint different flowers with acrylic paint. Color theory will be discussed and practiced, helping students to gain better control in their paintings. Students will learn 3 different styles of painting with acrylics.  All materials included.  


    Instructor:  Jamie Monaghan 

    Dates:  Tuesdays, 2/21-3/28

    6 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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    • March 02, 2023
    • March 30, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Register

    Registration deadline: February 23

    Ages 8 - 12  

    The happy little trees are calling you! Come create paintings in the style of Bob Ross, Van Gogh, Monet and O’Keeffe.  We will paint on canvases using painting knives and brushes. We will explore pastels and watercolors as we create our own masterpieces! All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Thursdays 3/2-3/30

    5 sessions

    Time: 4:30-6:00pm


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    • March 11, 2023
    • March 12, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: March 4

    Ages 8-12   


    Create a summer mountain landscape using acrylic paint in this 2-day workshop. This class will explore a variety of painting techniques and fundamentals needed to take your paintings to the next level.  All materials included.


    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

     

    Dates: Saturday 3/11 & Sunday 3/12

    2 sessions

    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


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    • March 15, 2023
    • April 12, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline March 8

    Ages 8-12

    In this class, students will learn how to make pinch pot ‘balloons’ with clay, and then use them to create hollow animal friends to take home with them.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel


    Dates: Wednesdays 3/15 - 4/12

    (no class 3/29 & 4/5)

    3 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

    • March 25, 2023
    • March 26, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: March 18

    Ages 8-12 


    Learn to create an abstract piece using different tools to modify your painting. During this workshop students will learn about famous abstract artists and different ways to create an abstract painting. All materials included.


    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan


    Saturday 3/25 & Sunday 3/26

    Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

    2 sessions

       

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"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

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North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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