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-101 Inventing Color: How to Use Color as a Compositional Tool

A-101 Inventing Color: How to Use Color as a Compositional Tool

Color is at once one of the most essential and difficult aspects of creating a painting.  Used correctly it can transform an image, setting the mood for an entire piece.

A-31 Landscape Weaving

A-31 Landscape Weaving

This class will explore a new way of creating landscapes by using various weaving techniques.  Students will begin by drilling and warping a picture frame and learn ways of weaving and working with fiber to create unique pictures.

A-43 Drawing for Beginners

A-43 Drawing for Beginners

Ages 16-Adult All levels welcome! We will start with learning the right drawing tools for the job and explore the different effects graphite has on different surfaces. We will practice vital warm-up, sketching and study skills. 

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 in a relaxed studio with personal attention.

A-50 Pottery 101

A-50 Pottery 101

This class will teach the art of forming decorative and functional pottery. Students will practice hand building and wheel throwing with an emphasis on wheel throwing.

A-95 Art to Unwind

A-95 Art to Unwind

Art can relax and help to relieve the stress of the work day. Come join us for two hours of relaxing art projects in a very supportive atmosphere.

A-96 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

A-96 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

In this class, you will learn how to work with both fine silver and sterling silver metal clays and create at least three pieces of silver art jewelry

A-97 Beautiful Bronze Wearable Art

A-97 Beautiful Bronze Wearable Art

Create one or more beautiful, reversible bronze pieces of art jewelry and learn several different metalsmithing techniques to finish your pieces.

A-98 Beginner Pottery For Teens & Adults

A-98 Beginner Pottery For Teens & Adults

** NEW START DATE!! This class will teach beginner teen/adult students how to sculpt with ceramic clay. Various sculpting techniques will be taught such as pinch pots, coil pots, slab building, etc. 

C-18 Cartooning Basics

C-18 Cartooning Basics

Learn the basics of cartooning in this six week course with professional cartoonist/illustrator George Broderick, Jr. 

C-31 Animal Sculpture for Kids

C-31 Animal Sculpture for Kids

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

Healing Power of Art - $20 Donation

Healing Power of Art - $20 Donation

Healing Power of Art - $20 Donation

WS-09 Fused Glass Bowl for Spring

WS-09 Fused Glass Bowl for Spring

Celebrate the arrival of spring by creating a beautiful multicolored fused glass bowl. Choose from a variety of bowl shapes and glass to make a functional addition to your decor.

WS-76 Mandala Painting Meditation Workshop

WS-76 Mandala Painting Meditation Workshop

Explore mindful meditation with Art! We learn how to make mandalas with simple techniques! You will find the class very relaxing, meditative, and fulfilling.

WS-79 Color Mixing Boot Camp

WS-79 Color Mixing Boot Camp

Color is at once one of the most essential and most difficult aspects of creating a painting. In this workshop we will cover the basics of color theory and do a variety of mixing exercises.

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. 

WS-04 Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

WS-04 Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

In anticipation of Spring & Easter, Pysanky are a tradition in Eastern Europe. This batik method of applying layers of beeswax and egg dye to the eggs creates intricate and beautiful designs. 

WS-62 Palette Knife Painting Workshop

WS-62 Palette Knife Painting Workshop

Kim welcomes artists that want to continue in this technique as well as artists new to palette knife painting.  Explore how you can achieve vibrant colors in your paintings by layering oil paint with a palette knife.

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