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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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*To add more than one class to your registration, click on the "pay online" button.  On the next screen, click the https://northhillsartcenter.org/  on the upper left of the screen - above enter credit card details.  That allows you to add additional classes and pay for them in one transaction.


Use the search box to quickly find the classes you need!

Please read the NHAC COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan by clicking here.

We offer classes for adults, teens and children, including Summer Art Camps for 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. 

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

Available Classes

    • December 05, 2019
    • (EST)
    • August 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 85 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


    • February 23, 2021
    • (EST)
    • January 17, 2023
    • (EST)
    • 100 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 at the North Hills Art Center to join this Open Studio Session as there is  NO INSTRUCTION GIVEN.   YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A 6 WEEK 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 Fees             

    Open Studio Pottery Guidelines             

    Glazing Procedures



    • April 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration closed

    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 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!!!

    (We have 9  adult/teen pottery classes available for Spring-please the other listings for available space)

    Ages 12 - Adult

    This class is open to students of all skill levels whether you want to strengthen existing skills or learn new ones. We will address the basics of wheel-throwing and sculpture, with the ability to dive deeper into making and glazing techniques. If you've had a project in mind or just want a relaxing way to spend your Monday evenings, this class is perfect for you!   Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Patrick Bell


    Dates: Mondays 4/5-5/17, (no class 5/10)

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 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 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold Out!

    Adult

    Explore oil and/or acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere. Experienced painters can work to develop their personal style or try a new technique. New artists will be taught the basics of composition, color theory, and painting techniques. Paint from a provided still life or bring a photo/picture to paint. Each class includes demos and individual instruction.  Materials list can be found below or if you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead.  


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler

    Dates: Tuesdays 4/6 - 5/11  

    6 sessions 

    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

     

         



    • April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold Out!

    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 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold Out!

    Ages 12 and up

    This sculptural class is a great introduction for students to the main approaches towards sculpting clay. We will cover coil-building, slab-building, wheel-thrown sculpture and other techniques in this hands-on experience. This class is perfect for students of all skill levels who want to learn new sculpting skills or improve on existing ones!   Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Patrick Bell


    Dates: Wednesdays 4/7-5/19, (no class 5/12)

    6 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 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 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 16 - Adult

     

    Being able to draw what you "see" is the foundation for other art experiences. This class will work on building up your drawing skills through observational exercises that will improve your realistic drawings. This class is for all levels of ability especially those who say they can't draw!  All materials included.  

     

    Instructor: Kim Freithaler

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 4/7 - 5/12

    6 sessions 

    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm




    • April 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Few spots left!

    Adults 21+ only 

    Explore oil and/or acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere. Experienced painters can work to develop their personal style or try a new technique. New artists will be taught the basics of composition, color theory, and painting techniques. Paint from a provided still life or bring a photo/picture to paint. Each class includes demos and individual instruction.  Materials list can be found below or if you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead.  


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Wednesdays 4/7 - 5/12

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • April 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold out!

    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 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Few spots left!

    Ages 12-Adult


    Drawing orchids is always a pleasure. Come to this two day workshop where we will work on compositions using live specimens, transfer the drawing to good paper, then complete the artwork with colored pencils. Feel free to bring lunch/snacks; breaks provided.   Materials list below.

    InstructorJeanne Perrier

    Dates: Saturdays 4/10 & 4/17

    2 sessions

    Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm


    Materials list:  

    • Drawing paper or tracing paper for initial composition
    • Drawing board. This can be a clip board if your paper is 9x12 or smaller
    • Bristol Vellum OR Stonehenge OR Hot Press Watercolor Paper for final drawing
    • Assortment of artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor, Derwent, Faber Castell, Caran D’Ache)
    • Pencil sharpener
    • Erasers
    • Orchid plant. These are available at Home Depot, Giant Eagle, etc.
    Students may contact the instructor at jeanne.perrier@att.net with any questions.
       

    • April 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold Out!

    (We have 9  adult/teen pottery classes available for Spring-please the other listings for available space)

    Ages 12 - Adult

    This class is open to students of all skill levels whether you want to strengthen existing skills or learn new ones. We will address the basics of wheel-throwing and sculpture, with the ability to dive deeper into making and glazing techniques. If you've had a project in mind or just want a relaxing way to spend your Saturday mornings, this class is perfect for you! *Feel free to bring a snack/lunch.   Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Patrick Bell


    Dates: Saturdays 4/10-5/22

    (no class 5/15)

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm


    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 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 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold out!

    Ages 12 to Adult

    As the birds return from their winter vacations, they will be looking for food and a place to build their nests. In this workshop, you can hand build a usable birdhouse or bird-feeder to place outside for our feathered friends. All experience levels welcome. All materials included.



    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    2 sessions

    Date: Saturday 4/10 (build)

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    and

    Date: Saturday 4/24 (glaze)

    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm



    • April 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold out!

    Ages 16--Adult

    Always wanted to try your hand at watercolor painting but don't know how to begin? This 6 week class will take through the basics of what supplies you will need, what painting techniques are unique to watercolor and the step by step process of completing watercolor paintings. The material list will be presented at the first class.  All skill levels welcome. If you have watercolor supplies, please bring them. More advanced students may work independently with guidance from the instructor.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero 

    Dates: Mondays  4/12 - 5/17

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • April 12, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Ages 10 to Adult


    New molds!! Learn to create stunning fused glass pendants, earrings and pins. Beginner and experienced glass artists can make up to 8 pieces of wearable art. Class includes tips on the use of dichroic glass, layering glass, and using frits and stringers. You can create both full and tack fused pieces!  All materials included.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Monday 4/12

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm





    • April 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 25, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    One spot left!

    Adult

    Have you always wanted to learn to make pottery on the wheel? Do you like making things by hand? Do both! In this class we will use hand building techniques and the wheel to make mugs, bowls, vases and other forms of your choice. Enjoy a relaxing morning with clay! Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Cynthia Young

    Dates: Tuesdays 4/13 - 5/25 

    (No class 5/18)

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



     

    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 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 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold out!

    Ages 7-12   

    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 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 04, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Few spots left!

    Ages 16-Adult

    This class explores a new way of creating landscapes by using various weaving techniques. Students begin by drilling and warping a picture frame, then learn ways of weaving and working with fiber to create unique pictures. Please bring: 8x10 or 10x12 wooden picture frame-1”-2” wide (see sample; remove glass), drill, 1/8” drill bit, assorted yarns.

    Instructor: Ruthann Farinacci

    Tuesdays 4/13 - 5/4

    4 sessions 

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    • April 13, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space*

    **registration automaticallyif payment not received within 15 minutes due to limited space

    Please be kind and sign up for only one session (Tuesday OR Thursday) per week - thank you!

    (Monitored, pay-as-you-go session)

    YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A 5 or 6 WEEK ADULT POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND 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 completed a 5 or 6 week pottery class to join this Open Studio Session as there is  NO INSTRUCTION GIVEN First floor studio.

    Tuesday Evenings 7:00pm - 10:00pm 

    (Please register by 3pm Monday. No refund or credit for missed session.)

    Studio Fee: NHAC Members $10.00         Nonmembers:  $20.00

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the moderator
    • 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

    Open Studio Pottery Fees 

     Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

    Glazing Procedures

     

    Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options


    • April 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    Few spots left!

    Ages 16--Adult

    This 6 week class will explore how colors work together, color schemes, and how to take the colors you have on your palette to mix an infinite number of new colors. We will understand the components of color: hue, value and intensity and how to use them as you complete a painting. We will be using acrylic paint but you are welcome to bring oil paints if you use them. The skills learned in this class can be used in other media where color is used.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero 

    Dates: Wednesdays  4/14 - 5/19

    6 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



    • April 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold Out!

    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 14, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold out!

    Ages 14-Adult

    Finishing your pottery piece can be a daunting decision. This 6 week class will cover the entire process from making the pottery pieces to finishing them with the many options available to the ceramic artist. We will cover adding textures to the clay surface, carving into the surface, sgraffito decoration, underglazes, underglaze transfer, wax resist and using the traditional glazes. Glazing applications will also be explored: dipping, painting, resist, pouring and overlapping!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Wednesdays 4/14 - 5/26

    (No class 5/12; glazing is 5/19 & 5/26)

    6 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 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 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register


    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space*

    *registration automatically cancelled if payment not received within 15 minutes due to limited space

    Please be kind and sign up for only one session (Tuesday OR Thursday) per week - thank you!

    (Monitored, pay-as-you-go session)

    YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A 5 or 6 WEEK ADULT POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND 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 completed a 5 or 6 week pottery class to join this Open Studio Session as there is  NO INSTRUCTION GIVEN First floor studio.

    Thursday Mornings 9:00am - 12:00pm 

    (Please register by 3pm Wednesday. No refund or credit for missed session.)

    Studio Fee: NHAC Members $10.00         Nonmembers:  $20.00

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the moderator
    • 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

    Open Studio Pottery Fees 

     Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

    Glazing Procedures

     

    Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options


    registration automaticallyif payment not received within 15 minutes due to limited space
    • April 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 27, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    (Please see our other pottery class offerings here)

    Ages 12-Adult

    This pottery class explores all the aspects of working with clay. Students will learn to hand build 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 4/15-5/27

    (No class  5/20)

    6 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 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
    • 2
    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 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline April 15

    Ages Adult; ages 12-17 with registered Adult

    This lacy triangle shawl knits up fast and can be adjusted to be as wide or as narrow as you’d like. The open lace pattern gives just enough coverage when a full sweater just isn’t necessary-and who doesn’t love a hand knit gift! Learn knitting basics: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, yarn over, knit two together, binding off and how to read a pattern. You’ll be able to knit this up in no time to give as a gift-or keep it for yourself!  This piece in an ivory or white shimmer yarn would make a lovely bridal shower gift! Materials list: size 11 knitting needles, yarn: #4 worsted/aran (at least 220 yards), crochet hook large enough for yarn (to attach fringe, optional). Pattern and hand-out showing several ways to wear provided.

    Instructor: Ann Harting

    Dates: Thursdays 4/22 & 4/29

    2 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm


    Click image to enlarge




    • April 24, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    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: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    **Please note this is a change in time from the print catalog


    • April 24, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    NEW!! - Registration deadline: April 17

    Ages 10 to Adult


    New molds!! Learn to create stunning fused glass pendants, earrings and pins. Beginner and experienced glass artists can make up to 8 pieces of wearable art. Class includes tips on the use of dichroic glass, layering glass, and using frits and stringers. You can create both full and tack fused pieces!  All materials included.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 4/24

    1 session

    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm





    • April 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline April 19

    Ages 12 to Adult


    Add a touch of springtime color to your window or flower pot with these fused glass birds. We will be using the wide variety of colorful glass, beads, and stringers to make our bird shapes. You will be able to make two bird suncatchers.  All materials included.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Monday 4/26

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    • May 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    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 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline April 29

    Ages 16-Adult

    This class will cover the entire lettering process from pencil sketch to inked drawing to digital* finish. We'll start with the basics of drawing individual letterforms and work up to creating your own beautiful hand lettered illustrations, building on lessons covered each week. Chock full of tips and tools for creating concept-driven pieces, there will be demonstrations and one-on-one instructor critiques, as well as hands-on time to work in class. Perfect for beginners wanting to learn the basics, as well as intermediate students looking to dive deeper into incorporating hand lettering in their professional work.  Please bring materials to work in class each week: drawing paper, graph paper, pencils, fine and broad tip markers/ Sharpies, tracing

    paper & ruler.


    *Digital processes will be taught, but not required to create work in this class. If desired, students should have access to a scanner/scanning app on their phone/tablet, & Photoshop, Illustrator or Procreate.

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

    Dates: Thursdays 5/6 - 6/3

    5 sessions        

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm


         

    • May 08, 2021
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    • May 09, 2021
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    • 2 sessions
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    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


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    • May 10, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
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    Registration deadline May 3

    Ages 10 to Adult


    Create two beautifully dyed silk scarves for yourself or as a special gift. Learn how to fold, twist and tie the scarves based on the Japanese method, Shibori, to create unique colored patterns in the scarves.  All materials included.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Monday 5/10

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm




    • May 15, 2021
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    • May 22, 2021
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    • 2 sessions
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    Registration deadline May 8

    Ages Teen-Adult

    Work in a medium of your choice to create an image using color, shape, value and texture. A demonstration and use of problem solving will be a part of this workshop. Please bring: sketch book, pencil and eraser and other supplies you will be using for project.

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

    Dates: Saturdays 5/15 & 5/22

    2 sessions 

    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm



    • May 15, 2021
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    • May 22, 2021
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    • 2 sessions
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    Registration deadline May 8

    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 5/15 & 5/22

    2 sessions      

    Time: 1:45 - 3:00pm


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    • May 16, 2021
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    • June 27, 2021
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    • 6 sessions
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    Adult

    This class for all levels of experience will incorporate aspects of both hand building and wheel throwing. Beginners through advanced students are welcome to hone their skills from building and throwing to the glazing process. Come enjoy an exciting clay-filled afternoon! Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Cynthia Young

    Dates: Sundays 5/16 - 6/27 

    (No class 6/20)

    6 sessions

    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm



     

    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 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



    • May 17, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    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)
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    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


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    • June 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • June 18, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
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    Registration Deadline: June 7


    Ages 8-10 years old   Learn the basics of cartooning in this 5 day camp with professional cartoonist/illustrator George Broderick, Jr. From creating your own original character 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 for your child. Please bring to class: pencils, ruler, eraser, one thick, one thin Sharpie marker, white sketch paper, color pencils, and color markers.  

    Instructor: George Broderick, Jr.

    Dates: Monday-Friday 6/14 - 6/18

    Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

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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.


    • June 14, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • June 18, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    Registration Deadline: June 7

    Ages 9-12 years old    


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


    Instructor: George Broderick, Jr.


    Date: Monday-Friday 6/14 - 6/18

    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.