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3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

10:00am - 3:00pm

info@northhillsartcenter.org

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"Experience the Arts with Us!"

**Memberships are 'individual' memberships covering ONE student (except for family memberships) .  You can ONLY register the person who has the membership at the member rate (except for family memberships) for classes.  Friends can be registered as a non-member is a SEPERATE transaction.  Registering at the member rate without a membership delays your registration.  You must be fully paid before registration is complete.

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**Classes are listed by date.  Please scroll down for newest additions.


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We offer classes for adults, teens and children.  Our class sessions run Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Please check back as we update our class offerings seasonally and occasionally add additional classes!

**You can add a 'guest'  to your member registration if your 'guest' is also a member

(for example, for those that have family, patron, etc. memberships which include more than one person in the membership).

If the 'guest' you are adding does NOT have a membership, you will need to register them in a separate transaction from your member rate transaction, and register them as a non-member.  Registering them as a member delays their registration as all registrations must be paid in full before they are considered final.  

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF CLASS REGISTRATION DEADLINES.  If you wish to register for a class after the deadline, please contact the NHAC Office (412) 364-3622 or visit the center at 3432 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. 

Please note: No refunds/credits will be issued after first class/day of camp. Compensation/makeups for missed classes is not available. Refunds for classes & workshops given if cancelled one week prior.  Memberships are non-refundable. 


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


Workshops

    • November 07, 2022
    • December 05, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline September 12

    Adult

    In this class, students will learn how to make 4-5 stained glass suncatchers. We will explore the Tiffany style technique (copper foil method) to make hanging items from supplied patterns. Glass cutting, grinding and soldering skills will be demonstrated by the teacher and also shown one on one. All materials included.

    Instructor: Keeley Hancox


    Dates: Mondays 11/7-12/5

    5 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



    • November 08, 2022
    • December 06, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: November 1

    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.  Oil and Acrylic Kits available thru the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class.  Must order one week prior: 

    Oil Kit

    Acrylic Kit


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Tuesdays 11/8-12/6

    (skip 11/22)

    4 sessions 

    Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm 




    • November 09, 2022
    • December 07, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline November 2

    Adults 21+ only 

    Explore oil and/or acrylic painting in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a glass of wine.  Bring your favorite wine to share.   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.  Oil and Acrylic Kits available thru the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class.  Must order one week prior:  

    Oil Kit

    Acrylic Kit


    Materials List found here


    Instructor: Kim Freithaler


    Dates: Wednesdays 11/9-12/7

    (skip 11/23)

    4 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm



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

    Registration deadline November 7

    Ages 9-12

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

    Instructor:  Jamie Monaghan 

    Dates:  Mondays, 11/14-12/19

    6 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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    • November 15, 2022
    • December 13, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline:  November 8

    Ages 13-Adult

    Painting with watercolors is such a fluid and exciting process. We will explore the unique qualities of watercolors as we create our paintings. All levels welcome as we review the supplies and processes to complete works of art. Students will be able to work along with the instructor, as well as work on individual projects as we master a variety of watercolor techniques.  All skill levels welcome. If you have watercolor supplies, please bring them. More advanced students may work independently with guidance from the instructor.  Watercolor Kits available thru the NHAC and can be picked up the first day of class (must be purchased  by class registration deadline):

    Watercolor Kit

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero 

    Dates: Tuesdays  11/15-12/13

    5 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



    Materials List:


    • Brushes: Round 6, and Wash 5/8 and 1
    • Watercolor paint tubes: Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Crimson Red, Ivory Black, Lemon Yellow, Light Green, Medium Yellow, Raw Umber, Sap Green, Scarlet, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre.

    • 11”x15” watercolor pad

    • Watercolor  Palette


    • November 29, 2022
    • December 13, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline November  22

    Ages 8-12

    In this two part workshop, you will be able to create two special gifts for holiday giving. You will hand build a cookie plate and reindeer sculpture. The plate will be food and dishwasher safe. The projects will be ready for pick up before the holidays.  Class fee includes clay, glaze, and firing. 

    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel

    Dates: 

    2 sessions 

    Tuesday 11/29 

    4:30pm - 6:30pm

    and

    Tuesday 12/13 

    4:30pm - 5:30pm


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    • December 05, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline November 28

    Adults 18+ only

    Adult Art Intensives are day long art experiences where we explore a specific art medium or material in different ways. Please bring a lunch. All materials will be provided; limited to 8 persons.

    This art intensive day focuses on watercolors. We will use oriental brushes to paint Chinese calligraphy and natural elements such as, bamboo. After a 30 minute lunch break, we’ll look at Georgia O’Keeffe flower paintings and create a watercolor in her unique style.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Monday 12/5

    1 session

    Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    • December 08, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Register

    Registration deadline: December 1

    Adult (ages 12-17 with registered Adult)

    Learn to weave a cute mug rug for yourself or for holiday gifting! This small project will introduce you to the basics of weaving.  All materials provided. 

    Instructor:  Ann Harting

    Thursday 12/8  (please note-this is the correct date)

    1 session

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    • December 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline December 3

    Ages 8-adult


    Do you have room on your tree? Learn to felt holiday scenes onto ornament balls. These fuzzy winter projects will be as detailed or simple as you like, allowing your creativity to take center stage. Students can make 1or 2 balls (included in class fee).  Please bring needle felting supplies (suggested supplies below.)

        

    Instructor: Heather Tantalo-Spiegel

    Date:  Saturday 12/10

    1 session

    10:00am - 12:30pm


    Suggested supplies:


    Needle Felting Kit #1

    OR

    Needle Felting Kit #2

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

    Registration deadline December 4

    Ages 8 and up

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

    Instructor: Tara Hayes

    Date:  Sunday 12/11

    1 session

    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    • December 12, 2022
    • January 16, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline December 5

    Ages 13-Adult

    This 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. If interested, a raku firing will be scheduled.  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: Mondays 12/12-1/16

    (No class  1/9)

    5 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm



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

    Registration deadline: December 6

    Ages 8-11   


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

    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

     

    Dates: Tuesday 12/13 & Wednesday 12/14

    2 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm


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    • December 15, 2022
    • December 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: December 8

    Adult


    The workshop is designed to develop the artist's ability to paint a portrait in one sitting from life with precision and accuracy.  The workshop will be preceded by a short session with the artists/instructor who will demonstrate the complete process that will be taught during an ensuing  workshop.  The student will learn and practice how to capture the likeness and realism of a portrait in one (alla prima) session.  Students will capture the facial features of the sitter in correct size and proportions, match flesh tone colors, and then paint the subject with appropriate shade/highlight  in consideration of lighting.  This workshop will be intensive in terms of student exercises and tailored towards artist with moderate to extensive experience in drawing/painting portraits.   Basic drawing skills will not be covered in this workshop.  The workshop is designed for artists who have serious interest in portrait art.  The student will learn the techniques of the artist/instructor who is an experienced and recognized portrait/figurative artist.   Students will be familiarized with the necessary materials and given a material list at the demonstration session.  A live model will be used during the workshop.  Model fee included.  Please bring a lunch. Materials list given at first class.


    InstructorBill Karaffa


    Dates & Times:

    Thursday 12/15, 6:00pm -9:00pm

    and

    Saturday 12/17, 9:30am-6:00pm


         


       

    • December 15, 2022
    • January 19, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline December 8

    Ages 13-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 12/15-1/19

    (no class  1/12)

    5 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



     




     


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

    Registration deadline December 19

    Ages 6-11

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

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

    Instructor: Jamie Botterman (Summer Camp instructor)


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

    5 sessions

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

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

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

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

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

    Registration deadline December 19

    Ages 6-11

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

    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

    (Summer Camp Instructor)

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

    5 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

    Registration deadline December 19

    Ages 6-11

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

    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

    (Summer Camp Instructor)

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

    5 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

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




    • December 27, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: December 20

    Ages 12-Adult  


    The art of grisaille was first developed during the Renaissance. It is a process by which the toning of a drawing is completed first, and then the color is added. This accomplished 3 things: improved form of subject, reduced use of color, and speed of completion. Join us for a one day workshop where we will try various approaches to this technique.  Materials list below.


    Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

    Date: Tuesday 12/27

    1 session

    Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm


    Materials List:

    Please bring a lunch and the following supplies:


    Pencils: artist quality pencils, including a few different shades of greys and sepia, and a variety of colors. (Note that we are experimenting and exact colors are not as important),


    Paper: Bristol vellum or Stonehenge or some other white paper that works for colored pencils,


    Other: ruler, mid-range graphite pencil, white plastic eraser, red box scotch tape

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

    Registration deadline: January 14

    Ages 8-12 


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


    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan

     

    Dates: Saturday 1/21& Sunday 1/22

    2 sessions

    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


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Closed Classes

November 27, 2022 WSC-18.1 Felt Ornament Workshop 11/27 (FA22)
November 07, 2022 A-77m Exploring Watercolors (FA22)

Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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