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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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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/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

    • November 02, 2021
    • December 07, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline October 26

    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

    Tuesdays 11/2 - 12/7

    6 sessions      

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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




    • November 03, 2021
    • December 08, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: October 27

    Ages 7-13    

    In this class, you will learn painting techniques and brush methods for watercolors. Students will learn color mixing, various types of brush strokes, and how to make fun patterns with crayon resist.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Tara Hayes

    Wednesdays 11/3 - 12/8

    6 sessions      

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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




    • December 08, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline December 1

    Ages 9-14

    Just in time for winter! Learn how to form and combine pinch pots to create a snowman sculpture. Students will also learn additive, subtractive and texture sculpture techniques. Our snowman will be finished with colorful underglazes. NO CLAY EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  All materials included


    Instructor: Amanda Wolf

    Date:

    Wednesday 12/8

    4:30pm - 6:30pm

    1 session


    • December 27, 2021
    • December 31, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline December 20

    Ages 6-11

    Escape the winter blues at the Art Center where we'll 'Travel Around the World'! We will make art from other countries such as (All materials included)


    • Dream animals – Australia
    • Adari cloth – Africa
    • Cherry blossom paper fan – China
    • Navajo paper blanket – United States
    • Amate bark painting – Mexico
    • Majolica pottery - Italy
    • and more

    Instructor: Katie Botterman

    (Summer Camp Instructor)

    Dates: Monday-Friday, 12/27-12/31

    5 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

      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.




    • December 27, 2021
    • December 31, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline December 20

    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: Katie Botterman (Summer Camp instructor)


    Dates: Monday-Friday, 12/28-1/1

    5 sessions

    The Wide World of Art, 10:00am-noon

    Escape the winter blues at the Art Center where we'll 'Travel Around the World'! We will make art from other countries such as :

    Dream animals – Australia

    Adari cloth – Africa

    Cherry blossom paper fan – China

    Navajo paper blanket – United States

    Amate bark painting – Mexico

    Majolica pottery - Italy

    and more!

    Celebrate the Winter Season, 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Let's celebrate as we bring color to the winter season!  We'll create: a winter tree silhouette painting, flower pot snowman, cut paper snowflakes, watercolor cardinal collage, night time snowman painting and black sock penguin or rock penguin!  

    • December 27, 2021
    • December 31, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline December 20

    Ages 6-11


    Let's celebrate as we bring color to the winter season!  We'll create: a winter tree silhouette painting, flower pot snowman, cut paper snowflakes, watercolor cardinal collage, night time snowman painting and black sock penguin or rock penguin!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Katie Botterman

    (Summer Camp Instructor)

    Dates: Monday-Friday, 12/27-12/31

    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 13, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • February 24, 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 6

    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 1/13 - 2/24

    (no class  2/17)

    6 sessions

    Time: 4:30-6:30pm


      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

    • January 18, 2022
    • February 22, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline January 11

    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

    Tuesdays 1/18 - 2/22

    6 sessions      

    Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm


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

         
    • January 18, 2022
    • February 22, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: January  11

    Ages 7-13    

    In this class, you will learn painting techniques and brush methods for watercolors. Students will learn color mixing, various types of brush strokes, and how to make fun patterns with crayon resist.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Tara Hayes

    Tuesdays 1/18 - 2/22

    6 sessions      

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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




    • January 19, 2022
    • March 02, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 12

    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.  Class fee includes clay, glaze and firing. (please note: the print catalog lists incorrect pricing.)

    Instructor: Tara Hayes


    Dates: Wednesdays 1/19 - 3/2

    (no class 2/17)

    6 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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




    • January 19, 2022
    • February 23, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 12

    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 (taking Cartooning Basics first is suggested, but not necessary). 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, one thin Sharpie marker, white sketch paper, color pencils and color markers to class

    Instructor: George Broderick

    Wednesdays 1/19 - 2/23

    6 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

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


         

    • January 20, 2022
    • February 24, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline January 13

    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

    Thurdays 1/20-2/24

    6 sessions      

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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




    • February 01, 2022
    • March 08, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline January 25

    Ages 3-7, with registered adult care-giver

     

    This clay class is for ‘care-giver and me’! Come ‘play with clay’ with your little one. You’ll work as a team to learn and utilize the basic skills to create pinch pots, coil creations and slab built pieces.  Class fee includes clay, glaze and firing.


    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel


    Dates: Tuesdays 2/1-3/8, (no class 2/22 or 3/1)

    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!)

    • March 01, 2022
    • March 29, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: February 22

    Ages 9-12 years old   

    Learn about the process of illustrating your very own story! We’ll explore different styles and mediums that illustrators use by studying many children’s picture books. You’ll start off by creating your characters in a few different styles and mediums, then create thumbnails to show what each of the pages will look like. Next, you’ll begin your sketches, add color and details in your chosen medium, and finish up with a cover design. We’ll celebrate your art by sharing your story with the class on the last day.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Marci Koch

    Tuesdays 3/1-3/29

    5 sessions      

    Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm


     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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