Log in

Instructors Wanted

Interested? Send resume to:

execdirector@northhillsartcenter.org




3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622

Office Hours: Monday - Friday

10:00am - 3:00pm

info@northhillsartcenter.org

      Visit us on facebook


"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.

If you need help after office hours, please see these tips.  Thank you! 

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


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

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

    • May 19, 2022
    • June 09, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline May 12

    Ages 6-11

    don't miss the adult fairy garden class:

    WS-22 Enchanted Gardens - for Adults! (SP22)

    Where will the garden elves and fairies live? In your hand built enchanted garden, of course! In this 3 week class, you will make a fairy house and accessories out of clay, glaze the clay pieces and spend the last class putting your garden together with decorations (glass, stones, plants, flowers) and it will be all ready for the little creatures to move in!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Dates: Thursdays 5/19 - 6/9

    (no class 5/26)

    3 sessions

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    • May 26, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register


    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space*

    No refunds or credits

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

    **You MUST meet with the Pottery Studio Supervisor prior to signing up the first time for Open Studio Pottery.  Please contact the office to schedule with the supervisor: info@northhillsartcenter.org

    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.

    (Adult members 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 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 ONLY $15.00

    • Limited to 9 persons plus the moderator

    Open Studio Pottery Fees 

     Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

    Glazing Procedures

     

    Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options


    • May 26, 2022
    • June 09, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline May 19

    Ages 12-Adult

    don't miss the kid's fairy garden class:

    WSC-22 Enchanted Gardens (SP22)

    Where will the garden elves and fairies live? In your hand built enchanted garden, of course! In this 2 week class, you will make a fairy house, accessories and the planter base out of clay and then glaze the pieces. You will be able to pick up your pieces once fired, planting and assembling the gardens at home.   All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Dates: Thursdays 5/26 & 6/9

    2 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    • May 31, 2022
    • June 14, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline May 24

    Ages 6-12


    Need something to put your coins in? Come make a clay piggybank with a cork nose for easy access to your money! We will hand build our banks adding unique features to create a one of a kind pieces. The second class will be spent adding colors to our banks using pottery glazes.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Dates: Tuesdays 5/31 & 6/14

    (no class 6/7)

    2 session

    Time: 4:45pm - 6:15pm

    • May 31, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space*

    No refunds or credits

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

    **You MUST meet with the Pottery Studio Supervisor prior to signing up the first time for Open Studio Pottery.  Please contact the office to schedule with the supervisor: info@northhillsartcenter.org

    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.

    (Adult members 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 ONLY $15.00

    • Limited to 9 persons plus the moderator

    Open Studio Pottery Fees 

     Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

    Glazing Procedures

     

    Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options


    • June 23, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Register

    Registration deadline June 19

    Ages 10 to Adult

    Create two colorful fused glass suncatchers in this workshop. You will be able to pick from a wide variety of colored glass, frit, millifiori, beads and shapes to make your suncatchers.  

    All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Thursday 6/23

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



    • June 25, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 18

    Ages 16-Adult

    Anyone can learn portraits using shapes, measurements, values lighting and more. Informative steps on how to build a portrait from beginning to finish. References will be available for class projects. Please bring: sketchbook, pencil, eraser and supplies to be used for project. Students will have a 15 minute break. 

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

     

    Date: Saturday 6/25            

    1 session                  

    Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm


    • July 09, 2022
    • July 16, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: July 2

    Ages 16-Adult

    Review or learn perspective basics using visuals, demonstrations and problem solving. Using your choice of references: houses, boats, buildings, roads, hills and anything else that has strong perspective will work for this project. You are welcome to work in any medium of choice, with a knowledge of that medium. Please bring: sketchbook, pencil, eraser and supplies to be used for project. Students will have a 15 minute break. 

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

     

    Dates: Saturdays 7/9 & 7/16           

    2 sessions                 

    Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    • July 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline July 8

    Ages 16 to Adult

    Explore the beautiful art of indigo dyeing using the Japanese technique of Shibori. Using the deep blue indigo dye that has been used for centuries, and some of the Shibori techniques of Kumo, Arashi, Itajime, Ne-Maki, Sekka, Mokume and others to create your one of a kind textiles. You will have access to poles, marbles, clamps, rubber bands, rope and wood to create your patterns. Choose from a 20"x20" cotton square or a silk scarf and bring an item of your choice to dye!

    Please bring:

    rubber gloves and an item of your choice:

    Please note-the item must be WHITE and 100% cotton, rayon, linen, bamboo, wool or silk.

    a 20"x20" cotton square, t-shirt, tank top, shirt, 4 napkins, or other small item

    Instructor: Karen Nootbaar


    Date: Friday 7/15

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm




    • July 16, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: July 9

    Adult

    Learn the 2 basic macramé knots needed to make your choice of a standard, wristlet or lanyard style key chain. Design considerations for adding beads will be covered. Students can make more than one project  during class. All materials included.

    Instructor: Stacy Koehler


    Date: Saturday 7/16

    1 session

    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    • July 18, 2022
    • August 01, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline July 11

    Adult

    Learn basic weaving techniques in this beginners class using a picture frame as a loom. Learn to warp the frame for weaving and techniques such as tabby, twinning, rya knots, rya loops & finishing. Finished piece can be left on the frame or removed and attached to a dowel or branch. Please bring an 8”x10 or 9”x12” wooden picture frame (glass/backing removed), 6” tapestry or weaving needle, 3” tapestry needle, at least 3 coordinating yarns (#5 or above - textured yarns work great for this project), dowel/branch.


    Instructor: Ann Harting


    Dates: Mondays 7/18 - 8/1

    3 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm



         

    • July 21, 2022
    • July 28, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: July 14

    Adult

    Have you wanted to make seamless hats or venture into seamless garments?  Learn to knit in the round!  Basic skills are required for this class:  casting on, knit and purl stitches.  You'll be able to knit this up in no time for holiday gifting - or keep for yourself!

    Pattern/handouts provided.  Materials list below. 

    Instructor:  Ann Harting

    Thursdays 7/21 - 7/28

    2 sessions 

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm


    • size 10 circular knitting needles (16")
    •  #6 super bulky yarn - smooth, at least 120 yards
    •  (or size 9 circular needles with #5 bulky yarn)
    • tapestry needle large enough for yarn. 
    • Patterns given for small , medium and large baskets




    • July 22, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline July 15

    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 will focus on using clay in two ways. We will hand build an Aztec inspired sun wall hanging in the morning. After a 30 minute break for lunch, we will use clay as a dye to design a piece of African mud cloth.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Friday 7/22

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm

    • August 02, 2022
    • August 09, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline July 26

    Ages 12-Adult

    In this 2-part workshop you will learn how to illustrate a beautiful hand-lettered phrase or quote of your choice.  A perfect project for creating a greeting card, piece of wall art, or meaningful gift.  We'll learn the basic process of how to layout and design text-based illustrations and craft hand-drawn letterforms.  Students may work with traditional materials or digitally.  Please bring materials to work in class:  drawing paper, graph paper, pencils, fine and broad tip markers/Sharpies, tracing paper and ruler, as well as any preferred color mediums of choice.  

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

    Date: Tuesdays 8/2 & 8/9

    2 sessions        

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


         

    • August 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: July 30

    Ages 11 to Adult

    Ice 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 ice 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). 

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 8/6

    1 session

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm















    • August 06, 2022
    • August 13, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline July 30

    Ages 16-Adult

    Using the fundamentals of how to draw or paint portraits will be covered in the first part of class and the remainder will be spend on your project.  You can work in any medium of choice with a knowledge of that medium.  Please bring:  sketchbook, pencil, eraser and supplies to be used for project.  15-minute break provided. 

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

    Date: Saturdays 8/6 &  8/13

    2 sessions

    Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm



    • August 18, 2022
    • September 01, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline July 11

    Ages 13- Adult

    Using plant material, students will imprint botanical designs in clay. You can bring your own favorite leaves or use the many different plants that will be provided. Students will learn how to form the clay into a plate form using a slump mold in the first class. Second class focuses on glazing.  NO CLAY EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  All materials included


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Dates:

    Thursday 8/18 (building), 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Thursday 9/1 (glazing), 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    2 sessions

     



    • August 20, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline August 13

    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: Saturday 8/20

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm

    • August 22, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Registration deadline August 15

    Ages 10 to Adult


    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 molded, full and tack fused pieces!  

    All materials included.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Monday, 8/22

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm





    • August 29, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline August 22

    Ages 10 to Adult


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



    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Monday 8/29

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm




    • September 07, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    SOLD OUT!

    Registration deadline August 31

    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 Vincent van Gogh’s Expressionist

    painting technique of using the paint in thick directional brush strokes. We will spend the day creating an oil painting using a palette knife to create the heavy textured paint application as van Gogh did.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Wednesday 9/7

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


© 2022 North Hills Art Center

The NHAC is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization