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Workshops

    • February 24, 2024
    • March 02, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline February 17

    Ages 9-12   


    Come learn how to use Stop-Motion software to make your own adventure tale. Plan your story and then create the characters, props and scenes using various mediums including recycled materials and 3D pens. Bring home what you create and share your film with your friends. If you've been in this class before, come again and we will go deeper into editing.  Students should bring their own device/tablet but extras will be available to use on site. 


    Instructor: Elise Neill

    Saturdays 2/24 - 3/2

    2 sessions

    Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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    • February 29, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
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    Approved Access Pottery


    There are no refunds or credits for AAP.

    Only registered participants can attend.

    No children, guests, or observers in the studio. 

    Thursday Mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

    To participate AAP  you must be 18 yrs old, have a current NHAC membership and have taken at least one 6 week pottery class within the last two years. 

    You must meet with the Pottery Studio Supervisor prior to signing up the first time. Email the office at info@northhillsartcenter.org to schedule a meeting. 

    You may only attend one session per week; Tuesday or Thursday, but not both. 

    These are monitored, pay-as-you-go sessions. The monitor is not required to instruct, but may remind you of proper technique and procedures. 

    Bisque firing is included in the studio fee.  

    Only clay and glazes that are sold through the studio will be fired in the studio.  

    Please read the following on the website for further information. 

    Open Studio Pottery Fees 

     Open Studio Pottery Guidelines 

    Glazing Procedures

    Free parking-handicapped accessible-accessibility options.

    • March 02, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline: February 24

    Ages 10+ 

    Come celebrate Irish-American Heritage month! Learn about illuminated manuscripts and create your own unique lettering piece in this fun workshop.  We'll cover a brief history of the Book of Kells and the basics of hand drawing a single initial.  You'll learn how to execute a final color piece and apply gold leaf for an illuminated effect.  All materials included. 





    Instructor: Jeanine Murch


    Date: Saturday 3/2

    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm




    • March 02, 2024
    • March 16, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline February 24

    Ages 16+

    Many insects are very colorful with beautiful patterns on their bodies and wings. Let's create a clay sculpture of your favorite insect. It can be free standing or hang on the wall. Bring several images of your insect to the first class ( bug, beetle, butterfly, moth, bee, etc.)


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Saturdays 3/2 & 3/16

    2 sessions

    (no class 3/9)

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    • March 02, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline: February 24

    Ages 12+

    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 3/2

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm















    • March 16, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline: March 9

    Ages 16-Adult

    Learn the basic techniques of needle felting from the tools and materials used to the making of basic shapes. Create 3D objects and pictures with colorful roving by interlocking the fibers with felting needles.

    Please see below for kit suggestions (or bring supplies you already have).

    Instructor: Ruthann Farinacci

    Saturday 3/16

    1 session

    Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


    Below is a link to a Needle Felting Kit that will work for this class, or check out what is included in the suggested kit and use similar items you may already have. 


    20 Color Starter Kit

    • March 16, 2024
    • March 30, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline March 9th

    Ages 16+

    Many insects are very colorful with beautiful patterns on their bodies and wings. Let's create a clay sculpture of your favorite insect. It can be free standing or hang on the wall. Bring several images of your insect to the first class ( bug, beetle, butterfly, moth, bee, etc.)


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Saturdays 3/16 & 3/30

    2 sessions

    (no class 3/23)

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    • March 23, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
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    Registration deadline: March 16

    Ages 12+

    Participants in this workshop will be able to choose the colored paper they want to use in order to maximize the effects of the colored pencil on their artwork. General color theory will be referenced in order to assist with choices. A simple drawing should be completed in the workshop. Materials list below.

    Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

    Date: Saturday 3/23

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


    Materials List:


    This list is basic and allows you to mix further colors. I suggest Prismacolor pencils. If you do not have any pencils, a set of 24 would be good. If you have Faber Castell, Polychromos, Caran D'Ache, Royal Talens, or Derwent pencils these should be just fine. The point is to have artist quality with which to work.


    Please bring an assortment of Prismacolor pencils, including white and sepia. Also bring a graphite pencil, HB or 2H, kneaded eraser, a white plastic eraser, and ruler. If your pencils are new please sharpen them prior to class, and be sure to sharpen the end opposite the color name and number. You will need a small stiff paint brush, such as those used for acrylics. This does not need to be of high quality. Also bring a drawing or photo that will fit on 8x12 paper. The paper, transfer paper, and tracing paper will be provided by the instructor.



    • March 28, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
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    Registration deadline: March 21

    Ages 16 to Adult

    Explore the beautiful art of indigo dyeing using the Japanese technique of Shibori. We'll be using the deep blue indigo dye that has been used for centuries and the Shibori techniques of Kumo, Arashi, Itajime and other to create one-of-a-kind textiles.  

    Please bring:  Please bring: rubber gloves and TWO items of your choice to dye  Please note-the items must be WHITE and 100% natural fiber (cotton, rayon, linen, bamboo, wool or silk).  Examples are a 20"x20" cotton square, t-shirt, tank top, shirt, 4 napkins, or other small item.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Thursday 3/28

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




    • April 12, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
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    Registration deadline: April 5

    Ages 16 to Adult

    Explore the beautiful art of indigo dyeing using the Japanese technique of Shibori. We'll be using the deep blue indigo dye  and you will learn 5-6 different Shibori techniques to create one-of-a-kind textiles.  

    Please bring:  2 items that are 100% cotton, rayon, linen, bamboo, wool or silk and rubber gloves. 

    Instructor: Karen Nootbaar


    Date: Friday 4/12

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




    • April 13, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
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    Registration deadline:  April 11

    Ages  16+

    Use the beautiful colors of fused glass to create a unique sun catcher for your window. You will learn how to cut and arrange the glass to make a design.  The suncatcher will be tack fused with a hanger and ready to display.  All materials included.




    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 4/13

    1 session

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



    • April 13, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
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    Registration deadline:  April 6

    Ages  18+

    Spring has sprung! Come learn how to decorate with royal icing.  This fun set of cookies will teach you different icing techniques with help along the way. All materials included.



    Instructor: Julia Hores


    Date: Saturday 4/13

    1 session

    Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm



    • April 13, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
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    Registration deadline:

    April 6

    Ages 10+


    Learn how to put cables into your knitting.  Learn how to read a cable pattern and chart and use cable needles to make a sampler of several different cables. Students should know the knit and purl stitches.  Bring a smooth worsted weight yarn and size 6-8 needles. Cable needles and pattern provided.  

    Instructor: Emily Bouch

    Date: Saturday 4/13

    1 session

    Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    • April 13, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline: April 11

    Ages 10+


    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 both full and tack fused pieces!  All materials included.





    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 4/13

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


         



    • April 14, 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
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    Registration deadline:  April 7

    Ages 10+


    In this workshop we’re going to find joy in reading and learning about poetry, as well as creating a unique to you pieces on canvas that you can display in your home. All materials included. 


    Instructor: Beth Baskinger


    Date: Sunday, April 14

    Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm





    • April 20, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
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    Registration deadline: April 13

    Ages 12+

    This technique workshop is based on working on wood as a drawing surface and experiencing the different effects this can have on your artwork.  Participants can bring a photo or a drawing that will fit on a circular 6.5" piece of wood or they can use a template provided by the instructor.  Wood and transfer paper will be provided.  Materials list below.

    Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

    Date: Saturday 4/20

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


    Materials List: 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 and less expensive than other artist quality pencils. If you do not have any pencils a set of 24 would be good. If you have  Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran D'Ache, Royal Talens or Derwent, these should be just fine. The point is to have artist quality with which to work. Your work can only be as good as the quality of your supplies. 


    Supply list:  Please bring and assortment of Prismacolor pencils including white and sepia. Also bring a graphite pencil HB or 2H, kneaded eraser, a white plastic eraser, and ruler.  If your pencils are new, please sharpen them prior to class and be sure to sharpen the end opposite the color name and number.   

    Please email the instructor with any questions at jeanne.perrier@att.net or call at 412-952-3003


    • April 21, 2024
    • April 28, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 14

    Ages 16+

    This workshop offers tools to help you understand watercolor physics and gain more control of your work. We will practice fundamental wash techniques, learn about the watercolorist's most common pitfall, and create an abstract landscape illustration.  Materials list below. 

    Instructor: Saige Runyan

    Date: Sundays 4/21 & 4/28

    2 sessions

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


    Click here for materials list.



    • April 21, 2024
    • April 28, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline : April 14

    Ages 18+


    Come create a beautiful stained glass, glass on glass mosaic you can hang in your window to welcome Spring. Using basic glass cutting tools, you will be guided  through the mosaic process from beginning to a finished piece that's ready to hang.


    No experience necessary. All materials included.

    Instructor: Donna Lesondak

    Dates: Sundays 4/21 & 4/28
    2 sessions
    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    • April 26, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 19

    Ages 16+

    This workshop will allow you to try your hand at wet felting by creating a one-of-a-kind fiber piece from pure wool, which we will turn into 3-4 unique bookmarks.  You will learn the basics of wet felting a flat object using the techniques of rubbing, rolling, palming and throwing.  All materials included. 

    Instructor: Karen Nootbaar

    Saturday 4/26

    1 session 

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


    • April 27, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline: April 25

    Ages 18+


    Let's shed some light on the situation shall we? Learn how to hand build your very own working lamp.  Create different shapes and patterns to make it your own.  Pick a glaze color for your lamp and pick it up after it's been fired. 
     All materials included.



    Instructor: Julia Hores

    Date: Saturday, 4/27

    1 session

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm







    • April 27, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 25

    Ages 18+

    Let's weave a basket out of clay! This workshop is for all experience levels and even those who have never touched clay before.  We will use molds to place the woven strips in the shape of the basket.  Pick a glaze color for your basket and pit it up after it's been fired.  

    All materials included.

     

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Saturday, 4/27

    1 session

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm





    • April 27, 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
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    Registration deadline: April 21

    Ages 14+

    In this workshop you will create an acrylic art piece using a pallet knife. This technique adds dimension and bright colors as compared to brush painting.  All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz





    Date: Saturday 4/27

    1 session

    Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm 



    • May 02, 2024
    • May 09, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 30

    Ages 14+

    In 2 sessions, you will create an abstract painting using acrylics.   All materials included. 


    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Thursdays 5/2 - 5/9

    2 sessions

    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 



    • May 03, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
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    Registration deadline: April 26

    Ages 16 to Adult

    Explore the beautiful art of indigo dyeing using the Japanese technique of Shibori. We'll be using the deep blue indigo dye  and you will learn 5-6 different Shibori techniques to create one-of-a-kind textiles.  

    Please bring:  2 items that are 100% cotton, rayon, linen, bamboo, wool or silk and rubber gloves. 

    Instructor: Karen Nootbaar


    Date: Friday 5/3

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




    • May 04, 2024
    • May 11, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
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    Registration deadline: May 2

    Ages 15+

    Using the fundamental elements of portrait drawing will be the focus of this class.  We will first use graphite to complete all the exercises to help create a finished drawing and meet a second time to complete our drawings or paintings. Any level is welcome. Students are responsible for their own supplies and encouraged to bring a lunch or snack. 

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

    Date: Saturdays 5/4 & 5/11

    2 sessions

    Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm



    • May 04, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
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    Registration deadline : April 27

    Ages 14+


    Add a light touch to your home by making 2 minimalist inspired wreaths using a combination of commercially available and natural materials.  These less-is-more projects will be based on a 10" wooden hoop which can be enlarged by allowing materials to break out of the traditional circular wreath boundary.  Bring sticks, dried materials or any item you want to include in your wreaths. All materials included.

    Instructor: Stacy Koehler

    Dates: Saturday 5/4

    1 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    • May 05, 2024
    • May 12, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    Registration deadline : April 28

    Ages 18+


    Come create a beautiful stained glass, glass on glass mosaic you can hang in your window to welcome Spring. Using basic glass cutting tools, you will be guided  through the mosaic process from beginning to a finished piece that's ready to hang. 

    No experience necessary. All materials included.


    This class makes a great Mother's Day Gift! 

    Instructor: Donna Lesondak

    Dates: Sundays 5/5 & 5/12

    2 sessions

    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    • May 07, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
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    Registration deadline: April 30

    Ages 10+


    In this workshop we will create personal hand painted greeting cards using watercolors and oriental brushes. The cards will be painted with cherry blossoms symbolizing friendship.



    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Tuesday, May 7

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm






    • May 11, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline:  May 4

    Ages 6+ with registered adult care-giver

    Looking for a fun adult and child activity?  Come learn and have fun at the same time while decorating a sweet treat to share with your kiddos.  Cookies will be provided and you and your child will learn to decorate together.  All materials included.

    You MUST register for 2 spots, one for child, one for care-giver.  Registering children without a care-giver will result in a voided transaction and refund.


    Instructor: Julia Hores


    Date: Saturday 5/11

    1 session

    Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm



    • May 16, 2024
    • May 23, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
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    Registration deadline: May 9

    Ages 14+

    Come and create a loose impressionist watercolor in two sessions!  All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Thursdays 5/16 & 5/23

    2 sessions

    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 



    • May 18, 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
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    Registration deadline: May 11

    Ages 14+

    Create exciting collage papers by dissolving National Geographic pages.  This fascinating and experimental process creates beautiful collage papers for you to use in your art projects.  You will use the papers you create to make an interesting collage.  All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Saturday 5/18

    1 session

    Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm 



    • May 30, 2024
    • June 06, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
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    Registration deadline: May 23

    Ages 14+

    Gyotaku (from gyo=fish and taku=stone impression) is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish; a practice which dates back to the 1800's.  This method of printmaking uses fish, sea creatures or similar subjects "printing plates." You will learn the technique and create a Gyotaku painting.  

    All materials included. 

    Instructor: Sheila Hawthorne Klotz


    Date: Thursdays 5/30 & 6/6

    2 sessions

    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 



    • June 07, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
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