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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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"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! 

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

Please read the NHAC COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan by clicking here.

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. 

**Payment required upon registration. Registrations not finalized within 15 minutes are automatically removed as classes have limited space.


Workshops

    • April 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sold out!

    Ages 12 to Adult

    As the birds return from their winter vacations, they will be looking for food and a place to build their nests. In this workshop, you can hand build a usable birdhouse or bird-feeder to place outside for our feathered friends. All experience levels welcome. All materials included.



    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    2 sessions

    Date: Saturday 4/10 (build)

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    and

    Date: Saturday 4/24 (glaze)

    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm



    • April 12, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    SOLD OUT!

    Ages 10 to Adult


    New molds!! 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: Monday 4/12

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm





    • April 13, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space*

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

    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 5 or 6 WEEK ADULT POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND OPEN STUDIO POTTERY.

    ( 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 Monday. No refund or credit for missed session.)

    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


    • April 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register


    OPEN STUDIO POTTERY

    limited space*

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

    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 5 or 6 WEEK ADULT POTTERY CLASS AT THE NHAC IN ORDER TO ATTEND OPEN STUDIO POTTERY.

    ( 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 5 or 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 $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


    registration automaticallyif payment not received within 15 minutes due to limited space
    • April 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline April 15

    Ages Adult; ages 12-17 with registered Adult

    This lacy triangle shawl knits up fast and can be adjusted to be as wide or as narrow as you’d like. The open lace pattern gives just enough coverage when a full sweater just isn’t necessary-and who doesn’t love a hand knit gift! Learn knitting basics: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, yarn over, knit two together, binding off and how to read a pattern. You’ll be able to knit this up in no time to give as a gift-or keep it for yourself!  This piece in an ivory or white shimmer yarn would make a lovely bridal shower gift! Materials list: size 11 knitting needles, yarn: #4 worsted/aran (at least 220 yards), crochet hook large enough for yarn (to attach fringe, optional). Pattern and hand-out showing several ways to wear provided.

    Instructor: Ann Harting

    Dates: Thursdays 4/22 & 4/29

    2 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm


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    • April 24, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline: April 17 

    Ages 8-Adult

    Make a special gift for your Mom and Dad in this fun workshop! You will be dyeing a silk scarf for your Mom using the Shibori (Japanese dyeing) method and hand painting a silk tie for your Dad.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Saturday 4/24

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    **Please note this is a change in time from the print catalog


    • April 24, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 1
    Register

    NEW!! - Registration deadline: April 17

    Ages 10 to Adult


    New molds!! 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 4/24

    1 session

    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm





    • April 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline April 19

    Ages 12 to Adult


    Add a touch of springtime color to your window or flower pot with these fused glass birds. We will be using the wide variety of colorful glass, beads, and stringers to make our bird shapes. You will be able to make two bird suncatchers.  All materials included.


    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Monday 4/26

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    • May 01, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 2
    Register

    Registration deadline April 24

    Ages 8-14

    If you've ever wanted to create cool lettering for greetings cards, posters, or just for fun, this workshop is for you! You'll learn the basics of creating beautiful hand lettering from pencil sketch to color finish using a variety of materials.  Please bring drawing paper, graph paper, pencils, fine and broad tip markers/Sharpies, tracing paper and ruler. Other materials will be provided. Each student will receive a handbook of resources, worksheets, and other reference material covered in class to keep.

    Instructor: Jeanine Murch

    Date: Saturday 5/1

    1 session        

    Time: 9:30am - 11:30am


         

    • May 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline May 1

    Ages 11-13

    Toy theater is theater performance...but little! This art form uses small, table top stages with characters made up of toys or paper. Toy theater dates back to the early 19th century--once a popular form of home family entertainment. Now, toy theater is having a major comeback among puppeteers and other types of artists. Come join in on the toy theater way of bringing your stories to life!  All  materials included.

    Instructor: Meredith Carver


    Saturday & Sunday, 5/8 & 5/9

    2 sessions      

    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm


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

    • May 10, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
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    Registration deadline May 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 5/10

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm




    • May 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 7
    Register

    Registration deadline May 8

    Ages Teen-Adult

    Work in a medium of your choice to create an image using color, shape, value and texture. A demonstration and use of problem solving will be a part of this workshop. Please bring: sketch book, pencil and eraser and other supplies you will be using for project.

    Instructor: Marianne Hilke

    Dates: Saturdays 5/15 & 5/22

    2 sessions 

    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm



    • May 17, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline May 10

    Ages 9-13


    The North Hills Art Center is a Pokémon Go® gym, so come with your creativity to explore some of ways to create Pokémon® art. You will learn how to draw and render the characters and create a colored polymer clay sculpture of your favorite Pokémon®.   All materials included.


    Instructor: Eva Pontoriero


    Date: Monday 5/17

    1 session

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    • May 22, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • May 23, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline May 15

    Ages 14-16

    Toy theater is theater performance...but little! This art form uses small, table top stages with characters made up of toys or paper. Toy theater dates back to the early 19th century--once a popular form of home family entertainment. Now, toy theater is having a major comeback among puppeteers and other types of artists. Come join in on the toy theater way of bringing your stories to life!  All  materials included.

    Instructor: Meredith Carver


    Saturday & Sunday, 5/22 & 5/23

    2 sessions      

    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm


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

Closed Classes

March 20, 2021 WS-56 Bird Drawing or Painting Workshop (WI21)

Class Offerings! 

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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