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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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Celebrating 60 Years of Art!

"Experience the Arts with Us!"

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 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. 


Workshops

    • September 23, 2019
    • September 30, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Registration is closed

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    Adult

    Design and create an original mosaic on glass piece,  perfect as a unique gift or keepsake. We will use colored art glass, adhesive & grout in this 2-day workshop. All materials included.

    Instructor: Debra Tobin

    Date: Mondays 9/23 & 9/30

    2 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

       


    • September 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Few spots left!

    Ages 13-Adult

    Zentangle® is a meditative drawing art form that can empower anyone, without any artistic experience, to produce beautiful art by drawing structured patterns.

    In Zentangle® Renew & Evolve, we will be reviewing old Tangle patterns and working with new ones, using new Zentangle® tiles and trying new techniques!

    Come and learn the Zentangle® philosophy and learn a new relaxing and meditative creative skill. All materials included. 

     

    Instructor: Pamela Romeo

     

    Date: Wednesday 9/25

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


    • September 29, 2019
    • October 06, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Choose from 2 workshops!

    Ages 16-Adult

    Experience the creative freedom of mixed media. A vast variety of techniques will be examined and attempted that can be transferred to whatever type of art you practice. Learn to combine media in a new way. From collage to assemblage, 2D to 3D. Materials list below.  

    materials list

    Instructor: Christine Fondi

    Each workshop is one session, 1:30pm - 4:00pm.

    Workshop 2 

    Sunday 9/29

    Registration  deadline 9/22

    Workshop 3

    Sunday 10/6

    Registration  deadline: 9/29


    **Please note-this is the correct day of the week.  The print catalog listed day of the week incorrectly.  The dates were correct.  Thank you.



    • September 30, 2019
    • October 03, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Choose from 2 workshops!

    Ages 10 & up 


    Did you know that the primary colors of pigment are the secondary colors of light? What would happen if you painted a picture of the rainbow, then held it under pure, red light? What about green? Blue? What happens when you mix red and green light? This is an exploratory workshop that will give a simple, fun answer to these questions! All materials included.


    Instructor: Miranda Pavelle


    Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm


       Workshop 2  Workshop 3 
       Mon 9/30  Thurs  10/3
        Reg. deadline: 9/23   Reg. deadline: 9/26

       

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    • September 30, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline September 23

    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: Monday 9/30

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

         

    • October 04, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Ages 14 - Adult

    Space is beautiful, and comes in many forms, shapes, colors, and textures. Fortunately, there are many tricks and techniques to capturing the raw elegance of that beauty, and it can be done with some chalk pastels, paint, and two hours. All materials included.

    Instructor: Miranda Pavelle

    Friday 10/4

    4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Registration  deadline: 9/27

    • October 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: September 28 

    Ages 4-6 


    This workshop is centered around the concept of process-based art. Kids will be engaged in paint exploration and creative play by using a variety of materials to create a painting including: forks, toy cars, sponges, blocks, and other mark making tools. No paintbrushes allowed!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Amanda Ansell


    Saturday, 10/5

    Time: 10:00am - 11:30am


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    • October 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline October 1

    Adult

    Alcohol ink is a fun medium.  Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effect or using alcohol  ink with stamps to create coasters is fun.  Join us and explore the art of alcohol inks. Create four coasters using alcohol inks and tile in this workshop.  All materials included

    Instructor: Carmella Zielinski

    Date: Tuesday 10/8

    1 session

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


    **Please note, this is a correction from the print catalog.  The print catalog incorrectly listed this as a 2 hour class with the wrong date.

       

    • October 10, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline October 3

    Ages 14-Adult

    We're taking painting on Yupo just a little bit farther. All skill levels welcome, even if you have no idea of what Yupo is. Bring your imagination, your sense of play, watercolors, brushes, a Sharpie and your painting clothes. We will be pouring, dropping, stamping and stenciling watercolor on 9 x 12 sheets of Yupo plastic.  You will learn ways to control the flow of paint and even more ways to allow the paint to be joyously out of control. Yupo paper included.

    Instructor: Yvonne Hutchinson

    Date: Thursday 10/10

    Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

       

    • October 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline October 5

    Ages 16-Adult     


    This 1-day workshop & seminar will cover an overview of the publishing process for picture books and chapter books, traditional publishing vs. self-publishing, promotional strategies, preparing manuscript/art submissions, and contracts. Much of the content will be geared toward illustrators with some artistic experience looking to create portfolio-ready pieces targeted to the children's market. There will be time to work in class and for one-one-one instructor critiques. Students are welcome to bring their own manuscripts or work from a provided brief. Please bring any traditional or digital mediums (sketchbooks, paints, pencils, laptops, tablets, etc) to work on projects in-class. Any methods of working are encouraged, and left to students’ discretion. All levels welcome.   


    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

     

    Date: Saturday 10/12    

    1 session                              

    Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


     


    • October 14, 2019
    • October 21, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline October 7

    Adult

    Design and create an original mosaic on glass piece,  perfect as a unique gift or keepsake. We will use colored art glass, adhesive & grout in this 2-day workshop. All materials included.

    Instructor: Debra Tobin

    Date: Mondays 10/14 & 10/21

    2 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


       

    • October 19, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline October 12

    Ages 13-18

    This workshop explores the process of relief printmaking. Students will choose a quote that represents their unique personality, draw and design their quote, transfer their design to a carving block, carve out their design with small carving tools, and finally roll ink over their designs and transfer their image to paper by hand! The students can experiment with mixing unique ink colors for their prints and print as many copies as time allows.  All materials included– but bring a quote idea!

    Instructor: Amanda Ansell

    Date: Saturday 10/19

    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm


    • October 19, 2019
    • October 20, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: October 12 

    Ages 6-11

    Make your own 3D board game with your own characters to take home. Use clay, paint, recycled materials and more to make your game come alive. Invent a new outdoor game to play with friends! Create a new card game! You make the rules.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Elise Neill

    Dates: Saturday & Sunday 10/19 & 10/20

    2 sessions

    Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm


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    • October 23, 2019
    • November 14, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Choose from 2 workshops!

    Ages 16-Adult

    This is a collage class where you will create you own collage from recycled materials.  The workshop will cover color, composition and technique.  There is a short 10-15 minute presentation on women collage artists.  Bring your imagination and life experiences.  Collage gives you a powerful voice you did not know you had.  All materials included but if you've been saving any of the following, please bring them: book pages, newspapers/catalogs ads, tissue/handmade papers, decorative papers, wallpaper samples, 100% cotton fabric pieces, etc.

    Instructor: Kitty Savel

    Each workshop is 1 session each

    Workshop 2 

    Wednesday 10/23

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Reg. deadline 10/16   

    Workshop 3  

    Thursday 11/14

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

    Reg. deadline 11/7         

           

       

    • October 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline October 16

    Ages 13-Adult

    In this workshop we will be Tangling or drawing on a circular paper ring that fits into a frame. This frame is around a reversible mirror/dry erase board, which is suitable for home, office or school locker. Make one for yourself or as a gift! Zentangle® experience not necessary but some drawing experience may be helpful. Bring your favorite marking pens and/or colored pencils! Markers and pencils will also be available for your use in class. All materials included.

    Instructor: Pamela Romeo

    Date: Thursday 10/10

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm


    • October 25, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Registration deadline: October 18

    Ages 13-Adult

    Learn to work with powdered metal that has been mixed with an organic binder and water to create a clay-like form. We'll use clay that remains flexible, thus weave-able, even after it has “dried” out! You will weave strips and strings of this fabulous “metal clay” material to create a unique, reversible piece of art jewelry: either a pendant or a pair of earrings — your choice!  **if you typically use magnification for crafting, please bring it with you.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Carol Scheftic

    Date: Friday 1025

    Time: 12:00pm - 4:30pm


     

       
    • November 11, 2019
    • November 18, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Registration deadline November 4

    Adult

    Design and create an original mosaic on glass piece,  perfect as a unique gift or keepsake. We will use colored art glass, adhesive & grout in this 2-day workshop. All materials included.

    Instructor: Debra Tobin

    Date: Mondays 11/11 & 11/18

    2 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

     
     

    • November 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Registration deadline November 6

    Ages 13-Adult

    Just in time for the holidays! Zentangle® Jewelry and Ornament class! The Zentangle® technique, using simple materials that are easily found, produces lovely holiday ornaments and jewelry (pendants and earrings). Bring your tangle pattern ideas! Zentangle® experience helpful but not necessary. All materials included.

    Instructor: Pamela Romeo

    Date: Wednesday 11/13

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


    • November 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline: November 16 

    Ages 6-12

    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 11/23

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


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    • November 24, 2019
    • December 08, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: November 17

    Ages 8-12

    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

    Date: Sundays 11/24 & 12/8

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


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    • December 02, 2019
    • December 07, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Choose from 2 workshops!

    Ages 11-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


     Workshop 1   Workshop 2 
     Monday 12/2  Saturday 12/7
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
     Reg. deadline 11/25  Reg. deadline 11/30  


    Each workshop is one session.

         
         

    • December 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline November 5

    Ages 16-Adult

    Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to make your own custom greeting card designs using hand lettering and illustration. We'll cover how to make beautiful hand-drawn cards that communicate exactly what you want to say and make holidays greetings extra special. Please bring drawing paper and/or sketchbook, drawing pencils, ruler, fine and broad tipped pens or markers/Sharpies, graph paper, and any other materials or mediums you'd like to use to work in class (paints, colored pencils, watercolors, pastelsetc.)

     

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

     

    Date: Saturday 12/7

    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

       

2019 Summer Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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