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3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

10:00am - 3:00pm

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"Experience the Arts with Us!"

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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. 

**Registrations not finalized within 24 hours 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


    • December 10, 2019
    • (EST)
    • April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 68 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 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



    • December 11, 2019
    • (EST)
    • January 19, 2022
    • (EST)
    • 109 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

    • December 20, 2019
    • (EST)
    • March 17, 2028
    • (EDT)
    • 100 sessions

    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)

    • January 03, 2020
    • (EST)
    • April 07, 2028
    • (EDT)
    • 100 sessions

    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)

    • September 13, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 18, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline September 6

    Ages 14-Adult     


    Have you ever told yourself "I can't draw"? In that case, this class was made for you. Anyone can learn to draw, they just need the right foundation. In this course, we will explore what it means to draw using pencils, charcoals, and even an eraser. We’ll discuss composition, variety of line, mass, hatching and cross-hatching. Drawing is the foundation of all visual mediums, so whether you paint or sculpt or work in any other media, drawing is a valuable skill! This will be an encouraging and supportive environment; leave your fear at the door.  Materials list can be found below.  

    Instructor: Olga Brindar

     

    Dates: Sundays 9/13 - 10/18            

    6 sessions                    

    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm



    Materials list: 

    Drawing board, at least 16”x20”, with attached binder clips 18x24 drawing/mixed media pad (acid-free, archival paper), Two to three pieces of colored paper at least 16”x20” (brown, grey, blue, black, etc), Set of pencils ranging in thickness (6B-6H), Charcoal pencil (one to two, in black), 1 set conte crayons (black and white, preferably two sticks of each), Set of thick, loosely packed charcoals (eg: Char-Kohl) in black 

    OPTIONAL: shades of dark grey, Hard drawing eraser, Soft kneaded eraser, Vinyl eraser Eraser pen

    • September 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 20, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline September 8

    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 9/15-10/20  

    6 sessions 

    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

     

         



    • September 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 06, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Ages 12-15

    This drawing class is designed for those who love to draw and paint but could use a stronger academic foundation. Our four sessions will focus on drawing still-life by emptying out our pockets and purses, exploring the dichotomy between man-made objects and organic forms, learning to draw a human skull and covering facial anatomy, and finally, a session where students will draw themselves in a mirror. Designed to be focused yet unintimidating, this course will give important creative skills while expanding creative horizons!  Materials list can be found below.  

    Instructor: Olga Brindar

     

    Dates: Tuesdays 9/15 - 10/6        

    4 sessions                    

    Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm



    Materials list: 

    3-7 pencils of varying thicknesses (2B, 4B, 6B, HB, H, F), basic set of colored pencils, small sketchbook (roughly 5” x 8”, book binding or spiral bound), dry media archival drawing pad - 16”x20” or larger, mechanical eraser, kneaded eraser, vinyl eraser

    OPTIONAL: any other drawing materials you may want to explore – chalk or oil pastels, charcoal, marker, etc.

    • September 16, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 21, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: September 9

    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 9/16-10/21

    6 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • September 21, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 02, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!!!
    (Please check one of our other pottery classes! Thank you!)

    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 evening.   Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing & use of tools.

    Instructor: Cynthia Young

    Date: Mondays 9/21 - 11/2 

    (No class 10/26), 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


    • September 22, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 03, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: September 15

    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 9/22 - 11/3 

    (No class 10/27)

    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



    • September 22, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 27, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Ages 6-10   

    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 9/22 - 10/27, (no class 10/20)

    5 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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







    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the instructor
    • Masks will be worn at all times
    • Class tools, wheels and work spaces will be cleaned after each class
    • Social distancing will be followed

    • September 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 28, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: September 16

    Ages 14 - 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: Diane Pontoriero

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 9/23 - 10/28

    6 sessions 

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


    • September 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 04, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 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 9/23 - 11/4

    (no class 10/28)

    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

    • September 24, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 29, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Ages 6-10   

    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: Thusdays 9/24 - 10/29, (no class 10/22)

    5 sessions

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


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







    Additional notes:

    • Limited to 6 persons plus the instructor
    • Masks will be worn at all times
    • Class tools, wheels and work spaces will be cleaned after each class
    • Social distancing will be followed

    • September 26, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 31, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    One spot left!

    Ages 11 - 16

    You know you’ve always wanted to try it! Those “happy little trees and rocks” appear like magic. Here’s your chance to give it a try. We will be painting landscapes in the style of legendary Bob Ross. You’ll be guided through the process step by step. All supplies will be provided as you create your masterpieces.  (Bob Ross hair optional!)

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

     

    Dates: Saturdays 9/26 - 10/31

    6 sessions 

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    • September 26, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 24, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Ages 6-10 years old   


    As the colors of Fall start to appear we will create beautiful art projects inspired by the changing season. We will make hand built clay pumpkins, complete a fall trees painting, print using leaves, and other colorful creative fall themed projects! All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Saturdays 9/26 - 10/24

    5 sessions      

    Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm


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

    • September 28, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 02, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    NEW INSTRUCTOR!!!

    Spots still available!

    Adult


    Explore watercolor techniques with Olga Brindar. Each class will start with a short demo of the subject of the week. All students will receive individual attention and will work at his or her own pace. All levels are welcome. Materials list below. If you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead.

    Materials List found here

    InstructorOlga Brindar

    Dates: Mondays 9/28-11/2 

    6 sessions

    Time: 9:00am -12:00pm


    (images-Doug Brown)



    • September 28, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 12, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    One spot left!

    Ages 12-Adult

    Fall is here and you need some new decorations! Using some hand building techniques (no experience needed), you will create clay pumpkins and gourds for your fall decor. We will have the real thing to look at for inspiration as we form our pieces. Once the pieces have been bisque fired, you will return to add the finishing touches as you apply the ceramic glazes. The pieces will be fired again and will be ready for you to pick up before Halloween! NO CLAY EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  All materials included


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Mondays 9/28 & 10/12

    2 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



    • September 30, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 14, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Few spots left!

    12-Adult


    Participants will create their composition using a variety of autumn leaves, then complete their piece with colored pencils. Techniques in blending, textures, form and depth will be used.  Materials list below.

    InstructorJeanne Perrier

    Date: Wednesdays 9/30 - 10/14

    3 sessions

    Time: 12:00pm -3:00pm


    Materials list:  an assortment of artist quality colored pencils (prismacolor or faber-castell recommended), bristol vellum or stonehenge paper 9x12 minimum, pencil sharpener, erasers.  Students new to colored pencil media may contact the instructor at jeanne.perrier@att.net for more detailed supply list.

    An assortment of leaves will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own as well.


       

    • October 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space

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

    YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A 5 or 6 WEEK 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.

    Thursday Mornings 9:00am - 12:00pm 

    (Please register by 3pm. 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


    • October 01, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 12, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    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 10/1-11/12

    (No class  11/5)

    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

     


     


    • October 02, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 06, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Few spots left!

    Ages 16--Adult

    Always wanted to try your hand at watercolor painting but don't know how to begin? This 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 on the first class.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero 

    Dates: Fridays 10/2 - 11/6

    6 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


    • October 03, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: September 26

    Teen

    This is a very simple but informative lesson on how to draw clouds. We'll cover cumulus clouds and sunsets, and why they look and work the way they do.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Miranda Pavelle

    Date: Saturday 10/3

    Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm



    • October 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space

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

    YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED A 5 or 6 WEEK 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. 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


    • October 09, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: October 2

    Ages 8-11

    Did you know that red, yellow, and blue are not the true pigment primaries? Or, what about this one; what does RGB stand for, and why is it important to light? This workshop gives an information-packed, interactive look into how artists use color, from the importance of complementaries, to why purple isn't a real color.  

    All materials included.

    Instructor: Miranda Pavelle

    Date: Friday 10/9

    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm



    • October 20, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • November 10, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: October 13

    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 10/20 - 11/10

    4 sessions 

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    • October 25, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • December 06, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline October 18

    Ages 12-Adult     

    A great course for newer artists! This class will build on drawing foundations in pencil, charcoal, and ink. We will continue to discuss composition, variety of line, chiaroscuro, and other foundational techniques with increased challenges in subject matter. Don't be intimidated! This is an opportunity to continue your drawing education in an encouraging and positive environment!  Materials list can be found below.  

    Instructor: Olga Brindar

     

    Dates: Sundays 10/25 - 12/6

    (no class 11/29, Happy Thanksgiving!)            

    6 sessions                    

    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm



    Materials list: 

    18x24" mixed media drawing pad, 2-3 sheets of grey, brown, or other color paper (18x24"), charcoals, variety of pencils, ink and steel-tip pen, art-gum eraser, kneaded eraser, conte crayons in black, red, and white. 

    OPTIONAL: Eraser pen (with reloadable eraser “lead”) - Small sketchbook (Moleskine or similar size, up to 8.5x11)

    • October 25, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • December 06, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: October 18

    Ages 12-Adult     

    Learn to use acrylic paint to create a realistic still-life. We will discuss basic color theory, the color wheel, glazing, and texture. A basic understanding of drawing is a definite advantage, but not a requirement! We will do a couple of still-life setups over the course of the six weeks and instructor will demonstrate skills and techniques as well as providing continual feedback to students!  Materials list can be found below or if you have your own supplies, feel free to bring them to class instead.  

    Instructor: Olga Brindar

     

    Dates: Sundays 10/25-12/6

    (no class 11/29, Happy Thanksgiving!) 

    6 sessions                                 

    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm



    Materials list:

    Acrylic paints, studio or student quality, 2 oz tubes in the following colors

    Alizarin crimson, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow, yellow ocher, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, pthalo green, hooker’s green, prism violet, burnt sienna, burnt umber, raw umber, mars black, titanium white 

    Painter’s palette (wood, acrylic, or disposable pad)

    Selection of 8-10 brushes, both natural bristle and acrylic, in FLAT and ROUND. Ensure you have a variety of sizes between 2-16, including a flat brush between size 16-30 for broad strokes and underpainting. 

    9”x12” canvas pad (paper)

    3-4 stretched canvases OR hardboard canvas panels, between 16”x20” and 20”x24” (feel free to go slightly larger if you prefer to work big)

    Palette knife

    1-2 glass jars or large mugs with wide mouth

    Acrylic medium (matte or gloss)

    • October 31, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: October 24

    Ages Teen-Adult

     

    Learn how to create a good design/pattern using basic drawing elements from start to finish. This class will help those who want to use their art for mandala, paper, pottery, quilting, zentangle© or any other project that requires an organized or free flowing design or pattern.  Please bring: drawing tablet 11 x 14 or larger, white drafting eraser, kneaded eraser, tracing paper & drawing pencils.

     

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

     

    Date: Saturday 10/31

    Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm

    • November 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline October 29

    Ages 11-Adult

    What's your Tiki character? Take this fun workshop to design a one-of-kind Tiki mug with your own unique character. It can be a traditional Tiki face, an animal or whatever you design. You will be carving your design on a wheel thrown stoneware cylinder and picking a colorful glaze to finish the piece. (No clay experience needed-cylinders are pre-thrown.) Mugs will be food/drink & dishwasher safe.  All materials included

    **This is a great workshop if you've always wanted to learn to carve into clay!

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Thursday 11/5

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    • November 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    SOLD OUT!

    Ages 10-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


    Saturday 11/7

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


         
         

    • November 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
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    Registration deadline November 7

    Ages 10-Adult

    In anticipation of Spring & Easter, Pysanky are a tradition in Eastern Europe. This batik method of applying layers of beeswax and egg dye to the eggs creates intricate and beautiful designs. In this workshop you will create up to 4 eggs depending on the intricacy, and learn about the symbolism of the designs and colors. Hot wax is used in this class.  All materials included.

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Saturday 11/14

    1 session

    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm




    • November 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
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    Registration deadline November 12

    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:Thursday 11/19

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm





    • November 28, 2020
    • (EST)
    • December 12, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
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    Registration deadline: November 21

    Ages 7-12

    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

    Dates:

    Saturday 11/28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    & Saturday 12/12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


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



    • December 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
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    Registration deadline: December 5

    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 12/12

    Time: 9:00am - 11:30am



    • December 12, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • North Hills Art Center
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    Registration deadline: December 5 

    Ages 8-Adult

    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 12/12

    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Closed Classes

September 27, 2020 WSC-17.2 Sound and Art: Exploring Synesthesia 9/27 (FA20)
September 26, 2020 WS-74.1 Creating Designs and Patterns (FA20)
March 30, 2020 Art for Animals Art Show
March 23, 2020 Art for Animals Art Show
March 16, 2020 Art for Animals Art Show
March 14, 2020 CANCELLED-Art for Animals Art Show Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
December 23, 2019 Art Center Closed
December 16, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
November 25, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
October 28, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
October 21, 2019 Whispers & Roars Art Show
October 14, 2019 Whispers & Roars Art Show
October 11, 2019 Whispers & Roars Art Show
September 30, 2019 Members' Art Show
September 28, 2019 Third Annual RADical Day Art Event-FREE!
September 23, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
September 23, 2019 Members' Art Show
September 16, 2019 Members' Art Show
September 09, 2019 Members' Art Show
September 07, 2019 Members' Art Show Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
August 26, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
August 19, 2019 Art Center Closed
July 22, 2019 Three Rivers Fiber Focus Monthly Meeting & Demo
July 15, 2019 Fiber & Fire Art Show
July 08, 2019 Fiber & Fire Art Show
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 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 13, 2019 Regional Art Show
May 11, 2019 Regional Art Show Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

"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.

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North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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