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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!"

**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.

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**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: Refunds for classes & workshops given if cancelled one week prior.  Memberships are non-refundable. 

Compensation/makeups for missed classes is not available. 


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


Workshops

    • June 06, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Registration deadline May 30

    Ages 10 to Adult

    Seeing a rainbow is always a special surprise! In this workshop we will create our own fused glass rainbow suncatcher. Using all the beautiful transparent colors of fusible glass, you will shape, cut and build your suncatcher. It can be a traditional “bow” shape, rectangle, heart or other shape. After being tack fused in the kiln, it will be ready to hang in your window sparkling with color.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Date: Tuesday 6/6

    1 session

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm



    • June 06, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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 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 08, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    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


    • June 10, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    Register

    Registration deadline June 3

    All Ages

    Get your rainbow on at our Pride Art Day while enjoying FREE Starbucks® Coffee!

    Participants will create 3 rainbow themed art projects:

    • Hangable 6” wooden rainbow painted heart-use acrylic paint to create your special piece
    • Painted rock with inspirational note-use acrylic paint to add an inspirational word for your garden, give to a friend or add to the NHAC healing garden.
    • Fusible cloth collage-using precut or your own free hand cut shapes, create a whimsical hanging for your wall or door. No sewing necessary....unless you want to!

    Wear your tie-dyed Pride tee you made with us on May 20 or wear your favorite rainbow tee! All materials included.

    50% of cost of workshop will be donated to Proud Haven” nonprofit organization.

    **don't miss  the Fused Glass Rainbow Suncatcher workshop!


    Instructors: NHAC Volunteers


    Date: Saturday 6/10

    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


    Enjoy FREE Starbucks® coffee!



    • June 24, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 17

    Ages 14-adult


    Come use multimedia to create a self-portrait solely through the exploration of hand to eye coordination. In this workshop, we will explore the sense of touch and how that translate to a drawing. All materials included.


    Instructor: Tyler Stauffer


    Date: Saturday, 6/24

    1 session

    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

    • June 24, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 11
    Register

    Registration deadline June 17

    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 6/24

    1 session        

    Time: 9:00am - 11:00am


         

    • June 24, 2023
    • June 25, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 17

    Ages 7-12 


    Learn to blend with chalk . Students will learn about the color wheel and how to create highlights and shadows with chalk during this two day work shop.  All materials included.


    Instructor: Jamie Monaghan


    Saturday 6/24 & Sunday 6/25

    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

    2 sessions

       

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

    • July 07, 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 3
    Register

    Registration deadline June 30

    Ages 16-Adults


    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.

    Combine your painting skills with your clay building skills in this all day intensive clay class. We will hand build a 3D bas relief clay scene in a wooden framed box. Using underglazes, sgraffito and craving tools, we will build up interesting textures and colors. You will have the option of having the relief glazed with a gloss or matte glaze.

    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

    Date: Friday 7/7

    1 session

    Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm

    • July 08, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 10
    Register

    Registration deadline July 1

    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 7/8

    1 session        

    Time: 9:00am - 11:00am


         

    • July 09, 2023
    • July 16, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline July 2

    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. Students should bring their own device/tablet.


    Instructor: Elise Neill

    Sundays 7/9 & 7/16

    2 sessions

    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


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

    • July 10, 2023
    • July 24, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: July 3

    Adult, ages 12 -17  with registered Adult


    This tunic is easy enough for beginners and a great piece to start venturing into garments! The body is knit flat and seamed together. Wear it pool side as a cover up or for a night out on the town. The effect of it being asymmetric is achieved by knitting with different weight yarns. Using one yarn will achieve a straight hemline. This tunic can double as a scarf! Materials list: size 10 circular knitting needles (16”), size 15 straight needles (or 15 circular needle 29” in length) Scrap yarn or a spare needle to put stitches on hold, yarn needle large enough for yarn, #3 or #4 weight 295 yards for small/450 yards med/575 yards for large for straight hem (or use up stash by bringing partial skeins of #1, #2, #3 & #4 yarns for asymmetrical hem). Pattern/handouts provided.

    InstructorAnn Harting 

    Dates: Mondays 7/10-7/24

    3 sessions

    Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm



      • July 11, 2023
      • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 5
      Register

      Registration deadline July 4

      Ages 12-Adult

      A-tisket a-tasket, come and make a basket, a ceramic basket in this one day workshop! Use a mold to weave the perfect shape and choose just the right glaze to finish it off. No clay experience necessary.  All materials included.

       

      Instructor: Katie Botterman

      Date: Tuesday 7/11

      1 session

      Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm





      • August 01, 2023
      • August 08, 2023
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 10
      Register

      Registration deadline: July 25

      Ages 12-Adult  


      The ingredients of your favorite salsa can make a beautiful piece of art which can also be used as invitations. Yum. Bring your vegetables, fruit, etc, ingredients to the first class where we work out the composition and begin work in colored pencil. Please bring the vegetables, fruit, etc that you want to use for your salsa recipe. Also, an assortment of artist quality colored pencils, tracing paper, a sheet or two of Bristol Vellum, Stonehenge, or hot press watercolor paper in the size you want, kneaded eraser, white plastic eraser, and red box scotch tape. Transfer paper will be provided.


      Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

      Dates: Tuesday 8/1-8/8

      2 sessions

      Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm 



      • August 09, 2023
      • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 5
      Register

      Registration deadline August 2

      Ages 12-Adults 


      An explosion box is a unique personalized gift that bursts open with photos and memories as soon as you lift the lid! This simple concept of an exploding box full of memories is a fun and unique gift idea, especially for the person who has everything. The boxes made of  paper in the center of your exploding box can be filled with small & lightweight gifts - pieces of jewelry, folded event cards, gift vouchers, etc.  All materials included.


      Instructor: 

      Maureen Knecht Newcamp

      Date: Wednesday 8/9

      1 session

      Time: 10:30am -1:30pm



      • August 10, 2023
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 5
      Register

      Registration deadline: August 3

      Adult 

      First floor studio

      Learn to weave a single flower. This weaving technique incorporates both weaving and simple embroidery. Weave a whole garden after learning this easy technique. All materials included but you are welcome to bring several yards of super bulky yarn (weight #6) in color of choice for flower.

      Instructor:  Ann Harting

      Thursday 8/10 

      1 session

      Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

      • August 10, 2023
      • August 24, 2023
      • 2 sessions
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 0
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      Registration deadline August 3

      Ages 13- Adult

      Bring a small sampling of your favorite summer blooms and botanicals to be pressed into a slab of clay. The clay will be gently molded into a bowl mold of your choice. Color will be added to the clay using underglazes on the impressions before the plants are remove. During the glazing process, you will be able to add more color to the bowl highlighting the botanicals before a clear glaze is applied for the final firing.   NO CLAY EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  All materials included

      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

      Dates:

      Thursday 8/10 (building), 7:00pm - 9:00pm

      Thursday 8/24 (glazing), 7:00pm - 9:00pm

      (no class 8/17)

      2 sessions

       



      • August 14, 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 2
      Register

      Registration deadline August 7

      Ages 16-Adults 


      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.


      In this intensive class, we will look at the abstract paintings of Mondrian. Why only red, yellow, and blue? Why only horizontal lines and vertical lines? Using acrylic paint and a variety of painting tools, including, scrapers and tape we will create abstract works of art using colors of our choosing.  All materials included.


      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero

      Date: Monday 8/14

      1 session

      Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

      • August 16, 2023
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 5
      Register

      Registration deadline: August 9

      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: Wednesday 8/16

      1 session

      Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm















      • August 19, 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 5
      Register

      Registration deadline: August 12

      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 both full and tack fused pieces!  All materials included.


      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


      Date: Saturday, 8/19

      1 session

      Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm





      • August 19, 2023
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • North Hills Art Center
      • 3
      Register

      Registration deadline: August 12

      Ages 10 to Adult


      With the coral reefs as our inspiration, we will create slumped glass bowls that have the look of woven coral. You will select several colors of glass that will be cut into strips and placed around a center circle with layers of stacked colored glass that will be full fused and slump fused to create the bowls!  All materials included.


      Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


      Date: Saturday, 8/19

      1 session

      Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm



    Class Offerings! 

    North Hills Art Center

    3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    412-364-3622 | info@northhillsartcenter.org


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