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General Information

• Please register early to avoid disappointment. You may register online at www.ssac.org, call 781.383.2787 to register by phone with a credit card or see registration page for mail-in information. A $25 non-refundable registration fee is included in tuition. If a student cancels a registration at least ten days before a course or workshop begins, a refund will be granted. Visiting Artist Workshops require a 30 day cancellation notification.

• Students must provide their own materials for Adult Courses and Workshops unless noted.

• Young adults, 15 years and older, are welcome to enroll in most adult courses with the permission of the instructor.


SUPPLY LISTS ARE ALL ONLINE (they are not mailed out)
Click here for Supply Lists

 

Learning Lab

Adults & Children grades 5 and up

 

Develop your artistic skills, talent, and creativity! Our highly skilled artist-teachers will train you in techniques and use of tools and materials, to help unlock your own unique style. Customized instruction for beginners to advanced levels.

 

1. The cost for private 1 on 1 instruction is $50M $70NM per hour.

 

2. The cost for group instruction, with a maximum of 4 students, decreases to $35M $45NM per hour.

 

3. All learning lab sessions must be purchased in blocks of 5 2-hour sessions.
($500M $700NM private instruction. $350M $450 group instruction.)

 

4. Review the learning opportunities below to tailor your lessons.

 

5. Have fun!

 

Two-hour blocks. dates to be mutually determined by student and instructor and must be completed within the term.

 

Possibilities Include


801 BASIC DRAWING—This is the place to start. Everything stems from drawing.
802 BEGINNING PAINTING—Learn the wonders of color alchemy, slosh around in oil or acrylics. Make a mess or be neat. Compose on the stage of the canvas.
803 Self Portrait—Embrace your ever-changing expressions with charcoal, wire, and monoprints.
804 Life Drawing—Working from a clothed model—with gesture drawings to 30 minute poses—discover new ways to express the ever-moving form of the figure.
805 Pastel Landscape—Amp up the color of the landscape using soft pastels. Learn many techniques while creating beautiful landscape paintings.
806 Printmaking—Express your inner animal through printmaking. We will create multi-colored prints based on the animal in you.
807 SCRAPBOOKING—Collect your travel or memoir experiences and memories.
808 Photoshop (Mac Only)—Beginner or Intermediate, Photoshop CS4
809 Photo Elements (Mac Only) Adobe version 11 or 12
810 PowerPoint for Mac 2008 (docx) or 97–2004 (ppt)
811 Art Explorations for Teens
812 Portfolio Works in Progress
814 Artist Choice—Students will request their own medium and direction.
815 private lessons for students with special needs


Call to schedule sessions—781 383 2787


Studio Art Foundation Program


South Shore Art Center offers a new program for students looking to formalize their art studies. Upon completion of a specially designed curriculum, SSAC will award students a Certificate in Studio Art Foundation. Participants in the program will have ongoing support of Art Center faculty to evaluate work and assist in course selection. Certificate Students will have priority registration and be assisted in creating a portfolio of work from their selected courses for presentation and exhibition. They also will have the opportunity to exhibit at SSAC in Certificate Student shows. Courses must be completed within three years of registration. (One course, taken prior to January 2015 is eligible for inclusion in the Certificate Program.)

Registration fee for this program is $50.
Contact 781-383-2787 for more information.



First Year Focus
Basic Drawing (48 hours minimum)
Color Theory (10 hours minimum)
Intro to Painting (24 hours minimum Oil, Acrylic, or Watercolor)
Elective choice (24 hours)


Second Year Focus
Drawing II (24 hours minimum)
Art History (12 hours)
Painting Elective (24 hours minimum)
Elective choice (24 hours)


Elective Courses
Advanced Drawing (24 hours)
Printmaking (24 hours)
Photography (16 hours)
3D ceramics (24 hours)
Visiting Art Workshops (18 hours minimum)


Studio Art
Foundation Program

300a Studio Drawing | Intermediate/Advanced

Judy Rossman


The ability to draw is not inherited; it is a learned skill. That ability is directly related to one’s observational skills. Being able to see the basic structure of all objects is the first step (similar to reading music). Through a series of exercises, assignments, and homework, students will strengthen their observational and drawing skills. Composition, value studies, line, texture, and color will broaden their understanding of the drawing process. Class content is provided in a supportive environment with lots of one-on-one instruction. Continuing students welcome.


9/13–11/1 Fri am 10:30–1:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

300a
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

300b Basic Drawing (Beginner to Intermediate)

Judy Rossman


This class is for beginners with minimum or no previous drawing experience. The emphasis will be on developing effective observational skills—to see like an artist—by observing the basic structure of one’s surroundings. Students will concentrate on a series of exercises to strengthen and reinforce such concepts as composition, light value, line and texture as these relate to the process of graphic expression. The ultimate goal is to broaden student understanding of the drawing process. Individual instruction will concentrate on students’ skill level. This class is also available to intermediate /advanced students who may wish to work independently with instruction only as needed.


9/17–11/5 Tue pm 1:00–3:30 (PLEASE NOTE START DELAY)
$220M $265NM 8 classes

300b
Members
Non Members

301 Beginning Pastel

Laurinda O’Connor


Learn how to create beautiful paintings using soft pastels while working from your photographs of landscapes and occasional still life setups. Students will develop their own style and comfort level while learning the basics, including perspective, composition, color, and technique. Instruction will focus on demonstration, individual attention, and student need. This class is perfect for the beginner or those looking for a new medium of expression. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic references and soft pastels.


9/10–11/12 Tue pm 12:30–3:30
$330M $375NM 10 classes

301
Members
Non Members

303 Expressive Pastels

Laurinda O’Connor


Let’s break away from tradition and have fun painting landscapes! In this session, students will go beyond their photo reference and develop their own style while expressing themselves through their stroke, color choices, and composition. Instruction will be focused on demonstration and weekly exercises to encourage experimentation, along with individual instruction. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic references. A supply list is available online. Previous experience is required.


9/10–11/12 Tue am 9:00–12:00
$330M $375NM 10 classes

303
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

310 Intermediate Watercolor

Mary Callahan


Designed for the intermediate watercolorist, this course will begin by reviewing fundamentals followed by an exploration of the many techniques of watercolor such as various types of washes, color glazes over dry areas, or painting directly with coordinated color harmony and value. Art works may be based on still life set-ups, photos or from your imagination. Emphasis will be on color and design, with the goal of creating an organized emotional statement.


9/12–11/14 Thu am 9:00–12:00
$330M $375NM 10 classes

310
Members
Non Members

317 Bare Bones Watercolor—Jumpstart

Lilly Cleveland


This class is for beginners or intermediates who want to jump start their painting with this interesting medium. Each class will feature a lecture, demonstration and specific project. Projects are designed to explore watercolor and how the medium behaves capturing pure color and manipulating it to express visual ideas. Still life, floral and landscape are subjects for exploration and interpretation. Learn how to use your own photographs to create a composition. This is a fun and relaxed atmosphere where you can follow the lesson or bring your own project. The critique process is introduced in an instructive and helpful way. There will be lots of free time for painting.


10/3–10/24 Thu pm 1:00–4:00
$150M $195NM 4 classes

317
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

320 Introduction to Oil Painting

Dianne Panarelli Miller and
Kelley MacDonald


This is a fun class designed to get you painting right away. Class will begin with an informative demonstration to help guide students on beginning a painting. After the demo, the instructor will work one-on-one with students to facilitate improvement at a pace that meets each individual’s needs. There will be many interesting still life set-ups, which will be used to explore design principles that relate to the dynamics of composition, color, and the expressive use of materials. While the goal is to help students learn the fundamentals of oil painting technique, there will also be an emphasis on creating paintings that are structurally sound in color and composition. Students at all levels—from the beginner to the advanced artist—will benefit from this class.


9/24–11/12 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

320
Members
Non Members


321 Plein-Aire Motifs

Robert Beaulieu


This course is focused on creating a plein-aire painting based on effectively composed man-made mechanical and/or architectural objects such as lobster boats, sailboats, summer cottages, or harbor store fronts. Course content will cover atmospheric perspective expressed through color and value, and the spatial dynamics of one and two point perspective. Students will be introduced to various locations on the South Shore noted for picturesque qualities to explore the rich pictorial possibilities of light and shadow, color and texture. The use of photography as a vehicle for study and self-expression will also be discussed. Onsite demonstrations, individual critiques, and concept development will be an integral part of this experience. In the event of inclement weather, classes will move indoors.


10/2–11/20 Wed pm 1:00–4:00
$265M $310NM 8 classes

321
Members Call to Register
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322 Acrylic Painting Open Studio

Lisa Marder


For those with some experience with acrylics, develop your own style and take your paintings to the next level in this open studio class. Each student will work independently on their own painting project within a supportive and fun environment with other creative people. Whether you paint representationally or abstractly, from photos, your imagination, or direct observation, you will receive individual critiques and guidance from the instructor, along with occasional group reviews. Instruction will also be provided so that you are comfortable with color mixing, value and form, composition, mediums and glazes, brushes and painting surfaces, and to help you better express yourself through your painting!


9/12–10/31 Thu am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

322
Members
Non Members

500 Life Drawing and Painting Studio

Uninstructed—Michael McNabb, Coordinator


Develop your skills in drawing from the model in this ongoing class. Please call the Coordinator 781-545-4991 if you plan to attend. $10 per session model fee payable at class.


Ongoing Mon pm 7:00–10:00

323 Acrylic Painting: Basics and More

Lisa Marder


Never tried painting? Or returning to it after a long break? Try the versatile water-based medium of acrylics. In this fun and supportive class you will learn about value and form, color and composition, elements and principles of design. You will develop your observational skills and become familiar with the medium, materials, and techniques while painting a variety of subjects including landscape from photos, still life, old master paintings, and abstractions.


9/10–10/29 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

323
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

325 Realism to Abstraction

Kim Alemian


Ever wonder how some artists make the leap from Realism to Abstraction? In this exploratory and supportive environment we will experiment with varied approaches and techniques.Through working in series, looking at masterworks and discussion, students will discover new avenues of creating works of art. Students are encouraged to bring two or three meaningful still life objects or sketches to work with. iPads as resources are welcome. Students must be familiar with their chosen materials. No class November 6.


9/18–11/13 Wed am 9:00–12:30
$310M $355NM 8 classes

325
Members Call to Register
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326 Drawn to Painting

Santiago Hernandez


Someone once declared that the basis for a great painting is a great drawing. Basic drawing skills are essential for any painter. This course will combine Beginning Drawing with Beginning Painting. We will begin with an introduction to basic drawing using still life arrangements as a source of content. Students will work from observation focusing on drawing techniques used in rendering and composing forms in space successfully. Materials such as charcoal, graphite, and a variety of pencils will be introduced to explore the dramatic possibilities and expressive potential of graphic media. In subsequent classes, students will expand on earlier topics while learning the basics of color mixing, developing a value scale, and exploring traditional methods of indirect painting such as: imprimatura, underpainting, and glazing. This is a class which is intended to demonstrate the dynamic relationship of drawing and painting and provide students with the skills necessary for successful artistic expression. No class October 14.


9/9–11/4 Mon pm 6:00–9:00
$265M $310NM 8 classes

326
Members
Non Members

327 “Alla Prima” Painting and Still Life

Dianne Panarelli Miller and Kelley MacDonald


This class will begin with an informative demonstration to guide students on beginning a painting. The instructor will work with students on an individual basis to help them improve at their own speed. Students will work outside (weather permitting) or work from still life set-ups. Instruction will be based on blending the discipline of Academic Traditional Methods with the freedom of “Alla Prima” (all in one sitting) painting. The ultimate objective is to help students learn the fundamentals of creating a painting that is structurally sound in color, composition, and technique. Whether you are a beginner or advanced artist, you will benefit from this class. No class October 14 and November 11.


9/23—11/25 Mon am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

327
Members
Non Members


342 Relief Platemaking and Printing

Esther Maschio


This unique form of platemaking uses the surface of the plate to create an image. The surface image remains while the rest of the plate is recessed by cutting it away. Akua soy-based, water soluble inks will be used with both wood and linoleum plates to determine effects, differences and your preferences in the final prints. A variety of papers, heavy and thin, will also be used to determine various looks in a finished print. Printing by hand and with a press; a small edition of a chosen plate; and multiple plate registration will round off the options offered in this experimental environment. Emphasis will be placed on simplicity of design by practicing the principles of light-dark (positive-negative) elements basic to every art. White line woodcut will be discussed and demonstrated as well. Students will learn about signing prints and preparation of an edition. Beginners welcome.


9/26–11/14 Thu am 9:00–12:00
$265M $310NM 8 classes

342
Members
Non Members

343 Monoprinting, Pastel, Chine Colle, Collage, Trace Drawing

Esther Maschio


This class will fully explore the layered look of combining monoprinting with dry and oil pastels. In addition, chine colle and collage will be utilized to further enhance your work. Chine collé is a process of adhering a thin paper to a thicker one during the process of printing. The purpose is to create nuances of color shifts from original colors and can be accomplished only this way. Comparisons will be made with collage which is gluing papers together after printing. These techniques will be explored for consideration as they yield entirely different looks. As time allows, simple transfer techniques, such as three-color trace drawing will be demonstrated and used to enhance images, or considered as a compelling stand-alone drawing. Classes include show-and-tells, demonstrations, individual and group discussions, techniques for creating art on and off the press, brush and brayer handling, and the use of modifiers to change the look of your art. Quality soy-based Akua, etching and litho inks will be available. Acid free Rives BFK paper will be offered for sale. This is a class which is offered to intermediate and advanced artists with recent print experience. Materials fee is included in the course fee. No class on October 14 and November 11.


9/23–12/9 Mon am 9:00–3:00
$425M $470NM 10 classes

343
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

350 Introduction to Ceramics

Jeanne Wiley


For the beginning clay student, this course will introduce students to the techniques of coil, pinch, slab, wheel, and combinations of these techniques. Functional and non-functional pieces will be created, glazed, and fired. Texture, form, and surface treatment will be covered as part of the one-on-one instruction, reinforced by demonstrations of technique and process.


9/13–11/15 Fri am 9:30–12:30
$375M $420NM 10 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

350
Members
Non Members

351 Clay Work for Beginners and Intermediates

Carolyn Daly Shedd

 

This very supportive and self-paced course includes instruction in wheel throwing and hand building techniques. We will start where you are. Beginners will learn how to center clay and pull up walls to make small bowls, cups, vases. Intermediate students will take their projects one step further, exploring more complicated forms such as mugs, lidded jars, altered works and more. The course will include hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building to produce a variety of functional and sculptural projects. We will also explore various surface decorating techniques such as slips, sgraffito, mishima, carving, stamping, glaze layering and more. Bring your ideas!


9/10–11/12 Tue pm 6:00–9:00
$375M $420NM 10 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

351
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

352 Potter’s Wheel & More

Jeanne Wiley


This ceramic class will cover wheel techniques as well as slab, coil, and hand building. Students will learn about surface decoration such as sgraffito, slip trailing, wax resists, and unique glaze combinations. Glaze applications will be demonstrated and independent projects are welcomed in this very supportive class, which is open to all students.


9/11–11/13 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$375M $420NM 10 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

352
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

354 Clay Decorating Techniques

Ann Conte


Learn new ways to finish your clay pieces with image transfer, mono printing, photo lithography, sgraffito, and more. This class will allow you to expand your glazing repertoire. The first classes will focus on learning new techniques. Students will then be able to put their new knowledge into practice through their hand-built and wheel-thrown clay work. Prior clay experience is required to take this course. No class on November 28.


9/19–12/12 Thu pm 6:00–9:00
$450M $495NM 12 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

354
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

355 Advanced Clay Throwing and Hand-building

Ann Conte


This is an advanced ceramic course focused on experimenting and advancing techniques in hand building and wheel work. Emphasis will be on novel use of scale, surface design, and fabrication techniques. We will study ceramic forms and surfaces of well-known artists and craftspeople such as Alison Britton, Hans Coper, Peter Voulkos, and Picasso. Through assignments that give liberal opportunity for individual interpretation, students will grow their skills and ability to work with complex forms in clay. No class on November 29.


9/13–12/6 Fri pm 5:00–8:00
$450M $495NM 12 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

355
Members
Non Members

 

371 Basic Digital Photography—A New Beginning

Keith Conforti


Learn how to unlock your creativity with your digital camera. Students will learn the fundamentals of photography by taking advantage of the features and functionality specific to their own digital camera. This course will focus on the technical aspects of digital photography: proper basic settings, lens selection, image file formats, exposure settings, and developing a digital workflow. Then we will explore the art of photography: composition, depth of field, storytelling, and leading lines. We will build on your abilities each week through various assignments created to reinforce the topics you’ve learned. Students should bring their cameras and manuals to class. Digital SLR cameras required, tripods recommended.


9/10–10/29 Tue pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

371
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

373 Introduction to Lightroom

Bruno Debas


Learn how to maximize your digital photography workflow with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. In this workshop you will learn how to import and manage your digital photographs, as well as how to improve photos, in both color and black & white. Applying preset filters will be discussed and demonstrated as well as how to make your photographs “pop” using Lightroom’s array of image modification tools, such as tone curves. An understanding of digital photography and your camera’s RAW image file format are required. Also required is a laptop or desktop with Lightroom installed that you can bring to the workshop. The latest version of Lightroom is recommended but not necessary.


9/11–10/30 Wed pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

373
Members
Non Members

 

374 Intermediate Fine Art Photography

Stephen Sheffield


In this in-depth and hands-on course you will explore the world of fine art photography. This class is the next logical step for those who have already taken SSAC’s Basic Digital Photography class, or a comparable basic photography class. It is designed for those who are looking to explore their creative side, or wish to start exploring their personal vision. Experienced artists are also encouraged and will find the course as challenging as they desire. We will build on your knowledge and push you to expand your artistic vision. Beyond the exposure, structure and composition of your work, we will address personal style, artistic intent, creativity, and inspiration. Students can count on in-depth discussions about their ongoing work and look at the work of past and current artists. The intention is for artists of all levels to work on an ongoing photographic project, or projects, to focus their learning on a subject that most interests them. No class October 14.


9/9–11/4 Mon pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

374
Members
Non Members

375 The Altered Book: Exploring Mixed Media

Stephen Sheffield


Don’t write in that book! Don’t tear the pages! Don’t turn down the corner! Have you ever heard a teacher or librarian say those things? In this class we are throwing all that out the window and “breaking the rules”. We are turning books into art! We will alter used hard-backed books and turn them into works of art. Your book and its pages will be your canvas as you draw, paint, rip, burn, fold, stamp, and whatever else you can think of. If you like any type of art - collage, scrapbooking, stamping, or mixed media - then you will love making an altered book. The possibilities are absolutely endless for what your altered book can become. By using various coloring mediums, embellishments, and techniques, you can turn your book into a planner, an art journal, a shadowbox, or even into a scrapbook. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to original examples of artists books as well as works by modern masters. Instruction will be based on a weekly progression of the various techniques, procedures and applications required in creating an original altered book. Students will determine the direction and theme they will follow in the production of this artwork.


9/11–10/30 Wed pm 7:00–9:00
$220M $265NM 8 classes

375
Members
Non Members

 

380 Write Your Own Story (Or Somebody Else’s) A Memoir Class

Kathleen McKenna


In this class we’ll explore taking real life people and their real-life experiences and transforming them into compelling prose. Whether you want to record your own story or the story of someone you love, whether you want to write a 500-word essay or a book-length manuscript, you’ll learn the best ways to retrieve stories from your memory and bring them to life on the blank page. The instructor will tailor the class to address the individual needs of students.


9/10–10/29 Tue pm 7:00–9:00
$180M $225NM 8 classes

380
Members
Non Members

383 Writing and Illustrating Your Unique Book

Joan Drescher

 

If you are an artist, writer, poet, parent, teacher or someone who has always dreamed of creating a book of images and words, this journey of wonder and discovery is for you as you explore themes of personal choice. This hands-on course will introduce you to a variety of skills, from concept development to book design. Rhythm and movement, simple language and exploration of mixed media will be explored. The complex business of publishing will be discussed and informed by professional resources and advice. Collaboration and interaction is encouraged to create a supportive environment for visual artists alone, or visual artists who have an established collaborative relationship with a writer of choice. Let your imagination soar while creating a finished picture book dummy with simple words and images dancing together. Whether you want to find a traditional publisher, self-publish or just delight in sharing your unique creation with others, you will come away with many new resources and ideas under the guidance of a published author and illustrator.


9/12–10/31 Thu pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

380
Members
Non Members

WORKSHOPS

402 Drawing Beyond

Ann Giuliani


Rather than using drawing as a means to enhance painting or printmaking or sculpture, why not take whatever skills you have and bring them with you to the drawing table? Drawing is seen as an independent entity and an end in itself. We will explore varied drawing media and combining media as well. We will use referential sources such as photography and/or direct observation. Students may explore their own unique mark-making in the context of modern and traditional techniques in drawing. Direct spontaneous drawings with brush or any other mark making tool is encouraged. The objective of this workshop is to foster an aesthetic appreciation for linear continuous tones, depth, and textural surface qualities that can evoke emotion and stimulate imagination. Therefore, while students will learn basic drawing skills, they will also learn strategies to take their “Drawings Beyond”. Students may bring cell phones, photographs, or objects from nature as inspiring resources. Bring project ideas, preferred materials, and papers appropriate for manipulation of those materials. Additional suggestions for materials are described in the online supply list.
9/28, 9/29 Sat–Sun 10:00–3:30
$190M $235NM 2 classes

402
Members Call To Register
Non Members Call To Register

410 Watercolor Workshop: Loosen Up!

Lisa Goren


Watercolor can seem daunting for those who have tried it or want to try it.This is a class designed to help loosen your approach to the medium, feel more capable with materials, and find out how rewarding it can be. The classes focus on working with water, learning how to mix colors, and understanding the strengths (and weaknesses) of the medium. During this five-hour class, we will work with a “wet-on-wet” approach for much of the time using many different surfaces and methods. Students will work to create several pieces and may not finish any of them (because they’ll have to dry). However, the point of this class is not to have you walk out with a completed painting but, rather, with a new “box of tools” to compliment your painting style. You should be prepared to get wet and have fun.


10/6 Sun 10:00–3:00
$95M $140NM 1 class

410
Members
Non Members

 

440a Colorful Mud Monoprints: An Intergenerational Workshop

Syma


Join us for some playful printmaking without a press. Adults work alongside children, family members and friends, each creating their own mono prints on special paper. Using their own slabs of leather-hard clay, participants will be painting colorful liquid clay onto the clay slabs. We will use layering, masking, stamping, and simple drawing techniques—to create 2 or 3 or 4 mono-prints on special paper. No printing press is needed. Instead we will use pastry rollers and ordinary kitchen spoons. No art-making experience is necessary. Come with the desire to experiment and play with the possibilities for this contemporary version of prehistoric cave painting techniques. This workshop is intended for caregivers to create works of art along with their children (aged 6 and above). Price includes one child and one caregiver; $10 for each additional child, includes materials.


9/14 Sat 1:00–3:30
$55M $80NM 1 class

440a
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

440b Colorful Mud Monoprints: An Intergenerational Workshop

Syma


Another opportunity to take this delightful intergenerational workshop. As noted above, this workshop is intended for caregivers to create works of art along with their children (aged 6 and above). Price includes one child and one caregiver; $10 for each
additional child, includes materials.


9/15 Sun 1:00–3:30
$55M $80NM 1 class

440b
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

 

421 Abstract Drawing and Painting

Santiago Hernandez


This is a fun course designed to de-mystify abstract art through a series of exercises and projects that focus on color, line, shape and texture. Abstract drawing and painting represents a shift from recording the visible to expressing our impressions and feelings for what we see. The possibilities of finding inspiration for abstract works are endless and can be found, for example, in nature, music and architecture. Let your imagination soar as we explore the potential for developing personal expression and style while focusing on elements of pure form.


10/26–10/27 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$195M $240NM 2 classes

421
Members
Non Members

465 Feel the heat: Learning the Art of Encaustics

Kimberley Majury


Experiment with the hottest form of painting while learning an art form that is enjoying a rebirth…Artists and non-artists alike are invited to put on their aprons and have some fun creating art using encaustics, which are paints made of melted beeswax, pigment, and resin that are applied using heat. In this four-hour introductory workshop, students will complete 3 encaustic works of art: (1) a seascape or landscape; (2) a collage using paper and wax; and (3) an image of the student’s choosing. Important note: Students will be required to bring an electric hot plate and heat gun; all additional materials will be provided.


11/17 Sun 10:00–2:00 1 class
$140M $185NM ($50 materials fee is included in the registration price.)

465
Members
Non Members

 

468 BargelloTable Runner or Hanging Quilt

Virginia Holloway


This is a small but creative project designed to teach the basics of “Strip-Piecing”—the foundation of improvisational abstract art quilting. Instruction will focus on technique, color use, mixing of patterns and compositional variations as an exploration of creative fabric art.


9/15 and 9/22 Sun 10:00-4:00 2 classes
$165M $210NM

468
Members
Non Members


Professional Development

Attention Teachers! We are pleased to provide a certificate of completion for any of our adult courses or workshops.