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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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Celebrating 60 Years of Art!

"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!

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. 

**Registrations not finalized within 24 hours are automatically removed as classes have limited space.

Available Classes

    • April 29, 2019
    • January 28, 2020
    • 38 sessions

    Open Studio Pottery  ( Ages 18 and up)

    Experienced potters may work at their own pace and are encouraged to work on the wheel or do hand building. Clay and glazes sold through the studio. ** Please note: you must have taken pottery classes to join this Open Studio Session as there is  NO INSTRUCTION GIVEN.   YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND.   First floor studio.  Ask about accessibility options.

    Fee: NHAC Members $10.00         Nonmembers:  $20.00

    ***OPEN STUDIO POTTERY MOVES TO TUESDAY EVENINGS BEGINNING JULY 2ND 2019


    • May 02, 2019
    • August 05, 2021
    • 119 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center

    Painting, Pastels & More -  All Mediums Welcome!

    We invite you to join this informal gathering of artists. Bring subject matter and medium of your choice. All levels of experience in any medium are welcome.  NO INSTRUCTION GIVEN.

    Thursdays from 10:00am - 1:00pm  (second floor studio)

    Studio Fee: $5.00


    • September 26, 2019
    • November 14, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold out!

    Ages 14-Adult

    This six week, 12-hour pottery class explores all the aspects of working with clay. Students will learn to hand build, clay sculpt and wheel throw while being able to experience a variety of clays and glazing techniques. Advanced students welcome and encouraged to further develop their skills.  Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Thursdays 9/26 - 11/14, (No class  10/31 & 11/7)

    6 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

     

     

     





    • October 04, 2019
    • November 15, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Closed

    Ages 16-Adult

    If you have always wanted to try the wheel, hand build, or need a refresher, this 6 week, 12-hour class is for you. Students will create various clay projects of their own choice in a relaxed studio with personal attention. Stoneware and Raku clay available. The last class focuses on glazing.   Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing & use of tools.

     

    Instructor: Ruthann Farinacci

     

    Dates: Fridays 10/4 - 11/15

    (No class 11/8), 6 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


     





    • October 16, 2019
    • January 19, 2022
    • 119 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center

    Multi-Media - All Levels Welcome!

    Multi-media enthusiasts and those interested in multi-media: explore a variety of art media and techniques including collage, assemblage, altered books and art journals. Bring materials to work with, bring materials to share or just come to see what it's all about! Registration not required. All levels of experience are welcome.  NO INSTRUCTION GIVEN.

    Wednesdays 10:00am - 1:00pm (second floor studio-first floor space can be made available; please call by Monday if needed.)

    Studio Fee: $5.00

    • October 27, 2019
    • November 17, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: 10/20

    Ages 15-Adult

    Learn hypothetical anatomy, textures, and lighting for one of humanity’s favorite imaginary creatures. Each week will be spent concentrating on a specific set of details, starting with the basic anatomical building blocks, & advancing to claws, scales, personality, and lighting. Please bring a sketchbook for taking notes.

    Instructor: Miranda Pavelle

    Sundays 10/27 - 11/17

    4 sessions

    Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm



    • November 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline November 6

    Ages 13-Adult

    Just in time for the holidays! Zentangle® Jewelry and Ornament class! The Zentangle® technique, using simple materials that are easily found, produces lovely holiday ornaments and jewelry (pendants and earrings). Bring your tangle pattern ideas! Zentangle® experience helpful but not necessary. All materials included.

    Instructor: Pamela Romeo

    Date: Wednesday 11/13

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


    • November 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center

    Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month

    Ikebana is a Japanese form of flower arranging which concentrates on line, color, and space using materials from your backyard garden. Ikebana can be done by anyone, anytime, anywhere with any materials. You must email Reiko at nakajimar@comcast.net by Tuesday to reserve your space and for materials fee. 

    Studio fee: $5 (due to NHAC, material fee due to Reiko)

    • November 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: November 16 

    Ages 6-12

    Create a hand painted silk tie and a Shibori dyed silk scarf to give as gifts to special people in your life. We will explore colors that go well together and folding techniques to create intricate patterns.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Saturday 11/23

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


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

    • November 24, 2019
    • December 08, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline: November 17

    Ages 8-12

    With the Holidays approaching, now is the time to create one of a kind handmade gifts to give to special persons in your life. You will be working with clay using the slab building technique to create a special lidded box and a decorated mug. You will come back for a second session to put the finishing touches on your pieces with a large selection of bright, colorful glazes. The pieces will be food, microwave, and dishwasher safe.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Sundays 11/24 & 12/8

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


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

    • November 25, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center

    Three Rivers Fiber Focus Group Meeting & Demo

    Meeting at 6:30pm followed by demo at 7:00pm.

    Please visit their website for more information: TRFF

    • December 02, 2019
    • December 07, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Choose from 2 workshops!

    Ages 11-Adult

    Add some special handmade glass ornaments to your Christmas tree. Use them as window decorations or give them as a gift. You will create 2-3 ornaments in the workshop using a variety of glass colors, frits and stringers. All materials included.

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


     Workshop 1   Workshop 2 
     Monday 12/2  Saturday 12/7
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
     Reg. deadline 11/25  Reg. deadline 11/30  


    Each workshop is one session.

         
         

    • December 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center

    Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month

    Ikebana is a Japanese form of flower arranging which concentrates on line, color, and space using materials from your backyard garden. Ikebana can be done by anyone, anytime, anywhere with any materials. You must email Reiko at nakajimar@comcast.net by Tuesday to reserve your space and for materials fee. 

    Studio fee: $5 (due to NHAC, material fee due to Reiko)

    • December 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Registration deadline November 5

    Ages 16-Adult

    Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to make your own custom greeting card designs using hand lettering and illustration. We'll cover how to make beautiful hand-drawn cards that communicate exactly what you want to say and make holidays greetings extra special. Please bring drawing paper and/or sketchbook, drawing pencils, ruler, fine and broad tipped pens or markers/Sharpies, graph paper, and any other materials or mediums you'd like to use to work in class (paints, colored pencils, watercolors, pastelsetc.)

     

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

     

    Date: Saturday 12/7

    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

       

    • December 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center

    Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month

    Ikebana is a Japanese form of flower arranging which concentrates on line, color, and space using materials from your backyard garden. Ikebana can be done by anyone, anytime, anywhere with any materials. You must email Reiko at nakajimar@comcast.net by Tuesday to reserve your space and for materials fee. 

    Studio fee: $5 (due to NHAC, material fee due to Reiko)

    • December 23, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center

    Three Rivers Fiber Focus Group Meeting & Demo

    Meeting at 6:30pm followed by demo at 7:00pm.

    Please visit their website for more information: TRFF

Closed Classes

November 10, 2019 WS-79 Acrylic painting workshop: demo and hands-on learning! (FA19)
November 01, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
October 28, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
October 26, 2019 A-88 Portrait Painting (FA19)
October 25, 2019 WS-82 Reversible Woven-Silver Art Jewelry (FA19)
October 23, 2019 WS-64 Zentangle® Mirror/Dry Erase Board (FA19)
October 21, 2019 Whispers & Roars Art Show
October 19, 2019 WSC-13 Design Your Own Game Challenge (FA19)
October 18, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
October 14, 2019 Whispers & Roars Art Show
October 12, 2019 WS-117 Introduction to Children's Book Illustration (FA19)
October 11, 2019 Whispers & Roars Art Show
October 08, 2019 A-31a Landscape Weaving (FA19)
October 06, 2019 WS-92 Mixed Media Designs (FA19)
October 04, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
September 30, 2019 Members' Art Show
September 28, 2019 Third Annual RADical Day Art Event-FREE!
September 26, 2019 C-84 Drawing and Painting (FA19)
September 25, 2019 WS-73 Zentangle® Renew & Evolve (FA19)
September 23, 2019 WS-14 ws1 Mosaics on Glass (FA19)
September 23, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
September 23, 2019 Members' Art Show
September 22, 2019 A-07 Introduction to Acrylic Painting (FA19)
September 21, 2019 A-87 Movement and Weight in Drawing (FA19)
September 20, 2019 C-26 Kids Pottery on the Wheel (FA19)
September 20, 2019 C-26a Kids Pottery on the Wheel (FA19)
September 20, 2019 A-40 Experimental Watercolor (FA19)
September 20, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
September 19, 2019 A-23 Expressive Acrylics (FA19)
September 18, 2019 A-02 Painless Painting (FA19)
September 18, 2019 C-19 Cartooning II (FA19)
September 18, 2019 A-37 Painting Sampler (FA19)
September 17, 2019 C-85 Clay for Kids! (FA19)
September 17, 2019 C-18 Cartooning Basics (FA19)
September 17, 2019 A-01 Painless Painting (FA19)
September 16, 2019 A-54 Pottery for Adults & Teens (FA19)
September 16, 2019 A-12 Fundamentals of Watercolor Painting (FA19)
September 16, 2019 Members' Art Show
September 16, 2019 A-77 Exploring Watercolors (FA19)
September 09, 2019 Members' Art Show
September 07, 2019 Members' Art Show Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
September 06, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
August 26, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
August 19, 2019 Art Center Closed
August 16, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
August 02, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
July 22, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
July 19, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
July 15, 2019 Fiber & Fire Art Show
July 09, 2019 C-30 Clay Time! (SU19)
July 08, 2019 Fiber & Fire Art Show
July 05, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
July 01, 2019 Fiber & Fire Art Show
June 24, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
June 24, 2019 Fiber & Fire Art Show
June 21, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
June 07, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
June 03, 2019 Regional Art Show
May 27, 2019 Regional Art Show
May 20, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
May 20, 2019 Regional Art Show
May 18, 2019 Pottery Wheel Demo with longtime member Harry Price
May 17, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio
May 13, 2019 Regional Art Show
May 11, 2019 Regional Art Show Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
May 03, 2019 Sogetsu Ikebana Open Studio

"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          Individual: $35     Senior: $30

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


© 2019 North Hills Art Center

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