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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!"

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!

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.  Memberships are non-refundable.

Workshops

    • May 18, 2019
    • June 01, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 13 and up

    Get ready for the Summer Solstice Raku event at this workshop. Hand build or wheel throw pieces for the Raku firing on June 21 at 6:00pm. No prior clay experience is necessary. Three to four pieces will be made in this workshop.  Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Three workshops to choose from!  Choose workshop date when registering.

    1 session each, plus the firing on June 21

     Workshop 1  Workshop 2  Workshop 3
     Saturday 5/18  Thursday  5/30  Saturday 6/1
     1:00pm-4:00pm  7:00pm-10:00pm  1:00pm-4:00pm
     sold out  Reg deadline: 5/23   Reg deadline: 5/25


    • May 20, 2019
    • June 03, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9

    Ages 14-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 5/20 & 6/3

    2 sessions

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Few  spots left!

    • June 01, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 14 –Adult

    Do you knit, weave or crochet? Did you ever want to make your own yarn? This workshop will explore an affordable and basic way to spin wool into yarn. Hands-on instruction with two experienced spinners will offer individual attention. Other fibers, plying, and spinning wheels will also be discussed. Each student gets their own drop spindle to take home! All materials included.

    Instructors: Angela Fishman & Jean Chestnut

    Date: Saturday 6/1

    1 session

    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Registration deadline: May 25

    • June 04, 2019
    • June 11, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Adult  

    Draw your home or an architectural structure you appreciate using perspective, lighting, value, problem solving and more. In the first class, we will work on the drawing and discuss different mediums that will work for your finished project.  Please bring: pencils, drafting eraser,  kneaded eraser, ruler, sharpener, drawing paper (nothing smaller than 11 x 14) and a good quality tracing paper something very transparent, (Canson® recommended).

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke 

    Date: Tuesday 6/4 & 6/11

    2 sessions

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Registration deadline: May 28

    • June 16, 2019
    • July 27, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 5-9  (with or without non-paying adult caregiver)    Calling all pirates and treasure hunters!  Create Blackbeard's treasure and treasure chest!  Make your own pirate ship like the Black Pearl and see if it sails. Make an old weathered treasure map! Design your own miniature pirates like Anne Bonny and Captain Hook out of clay. And don't forget sharks, whales and crocodiles!  For more fun-bring your dad to the ’hunt’ on Father’s Day and create together!  Non-paying adult caregiver welcome at either ’hunt’!   All materials included.


    Instructor: Elise Neill


    1 session each-choose workshop date when registering

    Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm


    Workshop 1                     

    Sunday, 6/16                        

    Registration deadline: June 9                      

     

    Workshop 2     

    Saturday, 7/27

    Registration deadline: July 20 


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

    • June 22, 2019
    • June 29, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Ages 4-6 (with non-paying adult caregiver) 


    Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all royals! It's time for you to show that you are a true Princess or Prince! We will create accessories to help you become royalty, including your crown and wand or staff. You are welcome to dress up as a Princess or Prince for this special workshop!   All materials included.

     

    Instructor: Christa Varley

     

    Date: Saturdays 6/22 & 6/29

    2 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

    Registration Deadline: June 15

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

    • June 29, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages Teen to Adult

    This class is for any level student who wants to learn or continue learning how to paint different skies and cloud formations using color, texture & more. Demonstrations along with discussions of different color choices and characteristics of clouds will be the main focus. All demos will be done in oils. Student should have knowledge of the medium they are using. Please bring: brushes, paints (oils or acrylics), canvas, paper towels and cleaner (for medium choice).


    Instructors: Marianne Hilke

    Date: Saturday 6/29

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm


    Registration deadline: June 22

    • July 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Ages 10-12   Create a look to showcase in our fashion show! You'll have about two hours to show your fashion sense... but without any fabric! Fashion designers will create a look using a cardboard silhouette ‘model’. At 12:30pm, family & friends are invited to come enjoy the fashion show!  All materials included.


    Instructor: Christa Varley

     

    Date: Saturday 7/13

    1 session

    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm


    Registration Deadline: July 6

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

    • July 13, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages Teen to Adult

    This workshop is designed to help students use eye/hand connection and make strong visual decisions while building their drawings. Brief instructions on materials will be discussed. Problem solving and demos will be done through out the day.  Bring a few references you would like to work with.  Please bring: sketch pad 11 x 14 or larger, graphite pencils, erasers and references.

     

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

    Date: Saturday 7/13

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm


    Registration deadline: July 6

    • July 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Adults only, 21 years old and over 

     

    Come alone or with your special other to craft a pair of porcelain wine glasses using hand-building techniques and the clay extruder. Snacks provided! You may bring your favorite wine to share as we make our glasses.   Class fee includes clay, glaze, firing, and use of tools.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Friday 7/19

    1 session

    Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm


    Registration deadline: July 12

     





    • July 20, 2019
    • July 27, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 7-9    We need to assemble a team, and I'm calling for your help on a very important mission! Create your own superhero persona with a shield, superhero name, and more!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Christa Varley


    Dates: Saturdays 7/20 & 7/27

    2 sessions

    Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

    Registration deadline: July 13

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

    • July 20, 2019
    • July 21, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 5-8    Bridges, catapults, mazes, mini robots, and more. Each workshop is different! Design and build your own to take home in this 2-day STEAM workshop.  Boys AND girls welcome!  All materials included.

    Instructor: Elise Neill

    Weekend of: 7/20 & 7/21

    2 sessions

    Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm

    Registration deadline: July 13


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

    • July 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    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 7/22

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm


    Registration deadline: July 15

    • July 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 12 to Adult

    Spring brought about a new flock of feathered friends! Now it’s time to make a them a new home. This two hour workshop leads you through the process of hand building a birdhouse. No clay experience necessary. All materials included.



    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 7/27

    1 session

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm


    Registration deadline: July 20

    • July 29, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 12 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: Saturday 7/29

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    Registration deadline: July 22

    • August 12, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 12 to Adult


    Learn how to create stunning fused glass pendants & earrings! Beginner & experienced glass artists can make several pieces of wearable art. Class includes tips on the use of dichroic glass, layering glass, use of frit and stringers With many colors & patterns of glass available, it’s amazing what you'll be able to do!  All materials included.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Monday 8/12

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


    Registration deadline: August 5

2019 Summer Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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