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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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We appreciate your patience as we transitioned to the new website.  You are now able to register for classes without leaving the site!  If you need help after office hours, please see these tips.  Thank you! 

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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/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

    • December 01, 2021
    • December 15, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline: November 24

    Ages 16 - Adult

    Textures are fun to use. In this workshop we will arrange textures on clay and then make casseroles and mugs from the patterns. Beginner as well as advanced students will enjoy this easy and playful process. We will meet twice, once for making and once for glazing. Fee includes clay, glaze, and firing.   Ask about accessibility options!  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    **items will be done in time for holiday giving!

    Instructor: Cynthia Young


    Dates: Wednesdays 12/1 & 12/15

    (no class 12/8)

    2 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


    Additional notes:

    • Masks must be worn by all
    • You must take a 6 week class to be eligible for Open Studio Pottery

     



     


    • December 07, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space*

    No refunds or credits

    **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 6 WEEK ADULT POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND OPEN STUDIO POTTERY.

    (Adults only, 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 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 9 persons plus the moderator
    • Masks will be worn at all times

    Open Studio Pottery Fees 

     Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

    Glazing Procedures

     

    Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options


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

    Registration deadline December 1

    Ages 9-14

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


    Instructor: Amanda Wolf

    Date:

    Wednesday 12/8

    4:30pm - 6:30pm

    1 session


    • December 09, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Register


    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space*

    No refunds or credits

    *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 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 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 9 persons plus the moderator
    • Masks will be worn at all times

    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
    • January 15, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 8

    Ages 12-Adult  

    Explore colored pencils and the effects you can create with them. This workshop is oriented to beginners, and offers a foundation in the various manners in which then can be used. The morning session will include basics for general use, and the afternoon will include grisaille, scraffito, embossing, and use of mineral spirits.. Feel free to bring lunch/snacks; breaks provided.  Materials list below.

    Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

    Date: Saturday 1/15

    1 session

    Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm


    Materials List:

    Please bring the following Prismacolor pencils or equivilent: 

    Lemon Yellow # 915, Apple Green # 912, Grass Green # 909, Parrot Green # 1006, True Blue # 903, Imperial Violet, #1007, Violet # 932, Mulberry # 995,  Magenta #930, Poppy Red # 922, Orange # 918, Yellowed Orange # 1002, White # 938, Black # 935, Sepia # 948, and a colorless blender. Also bring a graphite pencil, HB or 2H, kneaded eraser, a white plastic eraser, Strathmore or Canson Bristol vellum paper around 8X10 or 9x12, tracing paper,  and a pencil sharpener. If your pencils are new please sharpen them prior to class, and be sure to sharpen the end opposite the color name and number. 

    Colorless blender


    Also bring a kneaded eraser, a white plastic eraser, Strathmore or Canson Bristol vellum paper around 9x12 or 10x14, and a pencil sharpener. If your pencils are new please sharpen them prior to class, and be sure to sharpen the end opposite the color name and number. A clipboard will make a very nice drawing board if your paper is 9X12. 

    The list I am giving you is very basic and allows you to mix further colors. I am suggesting Prismacolor pencils, as they are easier to find that many European brands. If you have a set of artist quality pencils, such as Faber Castell Polychromos, or Derwent, these should be just fine. The point is to have artist quality with which to work.


    • February 01, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: January 25

    Ages 14 to Adult


    Come alone or with someone special to create two beautifully dyed silk scarves using the Shibori techniques. You will be able to use poles, wood blocks, clamps and more to incorporated patterns and designs onto the silk scarves. Keep one for yourself and give one as a gift (or keep both!).  All materials included.


    Instructor: Karen Nootbaar


    Date: Tuesday 2/1

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm




    • February 12, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline: February 5

    Ages 10 to Adult

    The winter snow will provide us with the colors of the rainbow as we use it to dye our items of clothing. We will be using some simple tie dyeing techniques in this unique and fun way to make snow work for us. Please bring two items for dyeing. The items must be a natural fiber: cotton, bamboo, rayon, silk, wool, linen. (polyester, nylon and any other synthetic will not dye). If we do not have snow, we will use ice!

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 2/12

    1 session

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


    • February 19, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline: February 12

    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.  First floor classroomAll materials included.

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Saturday 2/19

    1 session

    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


         


    • March 05, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline February 26

    Ages 12-Adult

    The white, brown, and dark brown clays will be wedged together to create a beautiful marbled effect in the slabs. Using the marbled clay, you will be able to build a slab container that you will be able to use as planter, casserole dish, or serving tray. No clay experience needed for this workshop!    All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Saturday 3/5

    1 session

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    • March 09, 2022
    • March 13, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline March 2

    Ages 16-Adult

    Spend an evening decorating a handmade coffee mug, wheel thrown by our pottery supervisor, Diane, with colorful glazes then use the mug to enjoy an afternoon tasting and learning about a variety of coffees with coffee master, Eva, from Starbucks®. Tasty treats will be paired with the coffees.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero & Eva Pontoriero

    2 sessions

    Dates:

    Wednesday 3/9 - Mug Glazing

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Saturday 3/13 - Coffee Tasting

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


    • March 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    Registration deadline March 5

    Ages 12-Adult

    Bowls out of wool?!? Why not? We will use the wet felting method to create beautiful and usable bowls using wool roving. This is a wet and rather physical process using your hands and arms to felt the bowls.  Limited space.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Saturday 3/12

    1 session

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    • March 26, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline March 19

    Ages 12 - Adult

    Do you want a special hand made gift for an upcoming special occasion? Take this easy and fun workshop making a one of a kind beautiful fused glass dish or bowl. You may not want to give it away!  All materials included


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Saturday 3/26

    1 session

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

         

Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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