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3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237


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.  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. 


    • August 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3


    limited space

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


    ( 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)

    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

    • August 08, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 09, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6

    Registration deadline: August 1

    Ages 6-10    

    Have you always wanted to design and create your own invention? From machines to games to musical instruments, each workshop is different! In this 2 session STEAM workshop, use the engineering process, trying out different tools and methods to make your final product.  You will also have the chance to try different robots such as Sphero's and Dash  Boys AND girls welcome!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Elise Neill

    Saturday 8/8 & Sunday 8/9

    2 sessions

    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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


    • August 10, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8

    Registration deadline August 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 8/10

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    • August 12, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2

    Registration deadline: August 5

    Ages 12-Adult

    Create a hand built basket with strips of interwoven clay. Students have the option of uniquely finishing the top of the bowl with clay decorations, adding a handle. and selecting a glaze that will be fired on the basket. The baskets will then be ready for your decorated eggs, candy, fruit, etc.  All materials included.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates: Wednesday 8/12

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    See our Fall Catalog for our Pumpkin & Gourd Pottery Workshop 9/28 & 10/12!

    • August 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7

    Registration deadline August 15

    Ages 12-Adult

    Have you always wanted to learn to draw a portrait from life? In this workshop, artist Olga Brindar will demonstrate the basics of facial proportions, how the skull relates to the facial features, and show a demonstration of portrait drawing from start to finish. In the second half of this workshop, students will draw a live model, with hands-on feedback from the instructor, followed by a positive and supportive end-of-workshop critique with instructor and peers. Instructional hand-outs will be provided.   Materials list can be found below.  

    Instructor: Olga Brindar


    Dates: Saturday 8/22            

    1 session                  

    Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Materials list: 

    Materials: drawing pad at least 18x24", charcoals, conte crayon, and charcoal pencil; kneaded eraser & art-gum eraser. OPTIONAL: sketchbook for initial sketches, reloadable eraser pen

Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org

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