Visiting Artists


Visiting Artists W14
Dan Welden



521c Abstract Drawing and Painting

Santiago Hernandez

Final chance to take this workshop! See description above.

2/18 Sun 10:00–3:30
$100M $145NM 1 class

Non Members

541 Multiple Plate Etching and Aquatint

Joyce Zavorskas

Using copper plates and non-toxic techniques, this workshop will introduce contemporary and traditional approaches to hard ground etching using hard ground, drypoint, aquatint and spit bite to produce line, texture and tone. Students will create an etching plate which can be transferred to additional plates for multiple color prints. Students will learn to mix and modify inks, hand wipe plates, register and print proofs, and begin a small edition. There will be daily demonstrations and references to printmaking masters past and present, including Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Jim Dine, and Pat Steir. All levels are welcome.

3/16, 3/17, 3/18 Fri–Sun 9:30–3:30
$255M $300NM 3 classes ($45 materials fee, includes ink, paper, and copper plates will be paid to the instructor.)

Non Members



520 Autobiographical Still Life Painting

Santiago Hernandez

Objects and images can speak volumes. In this class we will discuss the eloquence of painted objects with an emphasis on symbolism and personal narrative. Students will explore the rich imagery of history, narrative, and memory as a means of expanding the concept of traditional still life and furthering self-expression and creative liberation. The ultimate objective of this class is to strengthen students’ observational drawing and painting skills while also exploring more personal and expressive stylistic approaches to create art works that are personally meaningful.

6/3 & 6/10 Sun 9:30–3:30
$195M $240NM 2 classess

Non Members

540 Photo Polymer Printmaking

Marc St. Pierre

This workshop is an introduction to working with photo polymer plates. These plates can produce good results with photographic imagery as well as direct drawing. The plates can yield delicate tonal range and rich deep blacks. Through the use of colored inks, multi-plate printing, and chine colle, the plates can also yield beautiful color prints. We’ll be working with photographic imagery that the participant will have the opportunity to alter at many points in the process with digital manipulation, drawing, scratching, or the addition of painterly marks. The workshop is open to beginners with no printmaking experience as well as experienced printmakers. It can also be used as an introduction or a re-fresher course for those familiar with the process. Plates will be available for purchase during the workshop.

5/11, 5/12, 5/13 Fri–Sun 9:30–4:00
$315M $360NM 3 classes

Non Members




560 Encaustic 101: Painting With Wax

Dietlind Vander Schaaf

If you love layers and luminous rich texture, you will love working with wax. This hands-on studio course introduces participants to painting using a heated palette and pigmented wax. It covers safety, encaustic history, and contemporary use, while providing demonstrations and opportunity to practice and apply 2D techniques, including application, fusing, color mixing, etching, texturizing, graphite and Xerox transfers, collaging, mark making, and incorporating found objects. Option to work with a torch as well as a heat gun. Bring an apron and wear closed-toed shoes. A workshop fee of $85 will be paid to the instructor.

5/5–5/6 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$260M $305NM 2 classes

Non Members


563 Extraordinary and Innovative Mixed Media Papers and Collage

Suzanne Siegel

In this workshop students will experiment with a variety of ways to make interesting collage papers and other collage materials as a preliminary process in the creation of unique works of visual art. Students will experiment with acrylic paint, fabrics, gels, and mixed media on archival papers. Students will explore concepts related to the use of texture, pattern, translucency, transparency, and line during the day’s activities. Demonstrations, discussions of design principles, and some materials will be provided. Materials fee will be paid to the instructor.

5/5–5/6 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$275M $320NM 2 classes

Non Members


541 Monoprinting in the Sun

Dan Welden

This is a three-day intensive workshop using the solarplate process. Along with many “tricks of the trade,” participating artists will capture their heartfelt images in large format images with unique multiples. Dan Welden will demonstrate various methods of bringing surprise elements of printmaking onto fine quality paper. This workshop may prove to be revolutionary for the “conceptual artist” to witness, and at the same time, catapulting the emotion of the “experimental artist” into new dimensions. Please note: Solarplates will be available for purchase at 25% off regular pricing and should be ordered before July 11th.

7/21–7/23 Sat–Mon 9:30–4:00 3 classes
$450M $495NM Pre-Register

Non Members

515 Deepening Your Personal Relationship with Painting and Drawing

Timothy Hawkesworth and Lala Zeitlyn

Our creativity is at the core of our nature. Although its workings are hidden from us, we can learn to align ourselves with it. This alignment can be transformative for both our art and our life. On an individual basis, using both drawing and painting, instruction will be focused on identifying the state of mind–the energy, freedom and irreverence–that allows for discovery, examining the seeing, mindfulness and discernment that distills and clarifies our creative exploration. Through exploring the ways creativity actually works–what helps and what hinders it–we will seek to enliven and deepen your creative process. This workshop is dedicated to expanding creative possibilities and deepening personal connections to drawing and painting, while also exploring how we see and experience the world. This is an energized and supportive environment to establish the fundamentals of how to use your creative intelligence. While exploring the nature of creativity and the history of image making, students will be engaged in meaningful personal inquiry and their relationship to the history of art. Participants will be encouraged to take risks and explore new materials. This is learning by immersion. It’s intensive and can often be transformative. A model will be provided for a part of the studio experience.

4/6, 4/7, 4/8 Fri–Sun 9:30–4:00
$425M $465NM 3 classes
Maximum: 12 students

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Tim Hawkesworth grew up in Ireland, immigrated to the US in 1977. He has been showing consistently in New York since the early1980s as well as other cities around the country and in Europe. His work is in many public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery. He is currently represented by Littlejohn Contemporary in New York and Peyton Wright Gallery in Santa Fe. His work was featured in a solo exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin in 2008. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art News, the New Yorker, the LA Times, the Boston Globe and the Irish Times. He teaches workshops and lectures around the country and in Ireland and has had his writings published in literary magazines.

Lala Zeitlyn claims her real education as an artist took place on the family farm although she studied painting at Bard and Philadelphia College of Art. She has been showing in the Philadelphia area and her work is in many private collections. She is also a practicing body worker and brings this knowledge to her teaching, exploring the many forms of access we have between body, mind and spirit. She has taught workshops with Tim Hawkesworth for the past twelve years.


Visiting Artist Workshops

Since 1999, South Shore Art Center has hosted master workshops with outstanding, nationally-recognized artists. The Visiting Artist program provides a challenging and in-depth opportunity for participants to be nurtured and inspired in our studios and on location—taking advantage of the stunning coastal landscape. Each year, hundreds of working artists and students from throughout New England participate in three to five day workshops.

Students work in our studios and on location in our beautiful coastal landscape. Register online www.ssac.org or call 781-383-2787. PDPs available.

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Ken Auster
Marla Baggetta
Stuart Baron
Kim Bernard
Pam Bernard
Laura Blacklow
Linda Bond
Carol Bolsey
Lee Boynton
Jen Bradley
Mike Carroll
Christopher Chippendale
Karen Christians
Jared Clackner
Mark Cooper
Doug Dawson
Frank Federico
Carole Ann Fer
Jesseca Ferguson
Susan Fisher
Bill Flynn
Randy Frost
Linda Heppes Funk
Erica Funkhouser
Frank Gohlke

Jane Goldman
Bonney Goldstein
Barbara Grad
Julie Graham
Gretchen Halpert
Joan Hausrath
Nona Hershey
Nancy Howell
Linda Huey
Jon Imber
Joel Janowitz
Catherine Kehoe
Colleen Kiely
Lisa Knox
Peter Madden
John Brooks Maginnis
Angela Manno
Nancy McCarthy
Elizabeth McKim
Margaret McWethy
Antonia Ramis Miguel
Janet Monafo
George Nick
Leon Nigrosh
Dean Nimmer

Hugh O’Donnell
Rose Pellicano
Ron Pokrasso
Lisa Pressman
Gerri Rachins
Richard Raiselis
Suzanne Schireson
Peter Schroth
Robert Siegelman
Annie Silverman
Tracy Spadafora
Peter Spataro
William Ternes
Sean Thomas
Josette Urso
Dietlind Vander Schaaf
Dan Welden
Ann Wessman
Heidi Whitman
Dan Wills
Jordan Wolfson
Carol Woodin
Bert Yarborough

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Images at top: Emily Passman, Timothy Hawkesworth
Image at left side: Dan Welden