Welcome to
the North Hills Art Center

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.


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.

 Please note: No refunds will be issued after first class/day of camp.
Compensation for missed classes is not available.

A-03 Let's Throw Some Clay!

A-03 Let's Throw Some Clay!

This pottery class explores all the aspects of working with clay. Students will learn to hand build and wheel throw while being able to experience a variety of clays and glazing techniques.

A-104 Happy Spring Fused Mini Quilt

A-104 Happy Spring Fused Mini Quilt

Learn the mechanics of fusing fabric and fused finishing techniques while making a small art quilt to welcome the season.  Add some simple and quick hand stitching to create detail and whimsy. No sewing machines required!

A-106 Drawing 2

A-106 Drawing 2

This class will focus on composition, using negative space, rendering depth and mood effectively, pushing our drawings from predictable ""ho-hum"" to dynamic eye-catching work.

A-31 Landscape Weaving

A-31 Landscape Weaving

This class will explore a new way of creating landscapes by using various weaving techniques. 

A-34 Just Raku

A-34 Just Raku

Fire! Smoke! Drama! Instant Gratification! That's what Raku Pottery is all about. This four week course will focus on wheel and hand building raku pieces that will be fired during the last class out back in our raku kiln.

A-46 Tuesday Evening Pottery

A-46 Tuesday Evening Pottery

If you have always wanted to try the wheel, hand build or need a refresher, this class is for you. Students will create various clay projects of their own choice with personal attention.

A-77 Exploring Watercolors

A-77 Exploring Watercolors

Douglas Brown paints with a focus on controlled realism, and you can learn the secrets of his technique. Each class will start with a short demo of the subject of the week.

A-99 Crafting Made Easy

A-99 Crafting Made Easy

Crafts you find online don't end up turning out how you wanted them? In this class, you will be guided through a variety of home decor crafts and handmade gifts that will be sure to impress! 

C-18 Cartooning Basics

C-18 Cartooning Basics

Learn the basics of cartooning: create original characters using basic, simple shapes; inking, lettering and coloring your drawings for that professional touch.

C-31 Animal Sculpture for Kids

C-31 Animal Sculpture for Kids

Do you love animals?  Come make animal sculptures out of clay. 

C-59 Beginners Painting

C-59 Beginners Painting

This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of painting. Each class will cover a different aspect of painting such as color theory, paint application, tint and shading.

C-85 Clay Days!

C-85 Clay Days!

Invest in your child's creative skills as they learn how to sculpt with clay.  During this class they will create various items including coil pots, pinch pots, animal or pet sculptures, and practical items such as plates and bowls.

Healing Power of Art - $20 Donation

Healing Power of Art - $20 Donation

Healing Power of Art - $20 Donation

WS-09 Fused Glass Bowl

WS-09 Fused Glass Bowl

With a rainbow of glass sheets to choose from, students will cut and layer glass to fit into a bowl shaped mold. The glass is fused and slumped, and you have created a beautiful glass bowl!

WS-76 Mandala Painting Meditation Workshop

WS-76 Mandala Painting Meditation Workshop

Explore mindful meditation with Mandala Art! Learn to create and paint mandalas with simple techniques!

WS-80 Ombré Terra Cotta Pots

WS-80 Ombré Terra Cotta Pots

Spring is in the air! That means it's time to think about planting those fresh herbs and sweet perennials! In this class you will learn the basics of painting with acrylic paints in an ombré style.

WS-81 Simply Stupendous Silver Cylinders

WS-81 Simply Stupendous Silver Cylinders

Make one pendant or two earrings silver pieces in an interesting cylinder/tube shape. The extra-fun thing about these is that the "metal clay" we'll be using will allow them to be constructed so they are able to swirl when worn! 

WS-83 Just Raku Workshop

WS-83 Just Raku Workshop

Get ready for the Summer Solstice Raku event at this workshop. Hand build or wheel throw pieces for the Raku firing on June 21.  No prior clay experience is necessary.

WS-84 Painting Like Stained Glass

WS-84 Painting Like Stained Glass

The transparency and flow of watercolor makes it perfect for mimicking the beauty of stained glass. All experience levels welcome.

WS-85 Colored Pencil on Different Grounds

WS-85 Colored Pencil on Different Grounds

Experiment with the use of different grounds such as Rising Stonehenge, sanded paper, suede board, pastel board, and colored paper.

WSC-07 Kooky Krazy Monsters

WSC-07 Kooky Krazy Monsters

Start with some paint, but don't stop there! Googley eyes, fur, feathers and other fun stuff make it 'jump off the page'!

A-28 Painless Acrylics

A-28 Painless Acrylics

Interested in learning how to paint with acrylics, but don't know where to start?  This class will start with a still life, then progress to a second painting of your choosing. You will learn the basics of composition and color theory. 

Thank your visiting the North Hills Art Center. You can reach us Monday thru Friday from 10am-3pm at 412-364-3622 or via email to info@northhillsartcenter.org