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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:
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Adult Scholarship Opportunity

Each year, South Shore Art Center also awards the MARGARET MARSHALL DILLON AWARD ($500) to an adult member of our community who is returning to a field of visual art study after an extended interruption.


• Completed application form, which includes narrative responses (available online at
ssac.org or at the Art Center’s front desk).


• Eight (8) pieces of original art work and up to 20 images on a Flashdrive/CD with
their application.

Application Submission & Pick-up Dates:

All entries (actual work) for all scholarships must be submitted to
South Shore Art Center (119 Ripley Road | Cohasset, MA 02025) during the following timeframe:

 

Sat. April 28, 10–4 | Sun. April 29, 12–4 | Mon. April 30, 10–9

Tue. May 1, 10–9 | Wed. May 2, 10–9


See above left for downloadable information sheet.

Learning Lab

Tuesday or Friday from 3:30–5:30 or Saturday 10–12

 

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. Buy a block of 5 sessions. This is a rolling admission program of two-hour sessions.
Reservations required. Blocks of 5 sessions for $350M and $400NM must be used within six months.

 

2. Reserve your 5 choices. (See below or make a request.) 4 students maximum per session.

 

3. Sessions may have up to 4 students. If you prefer individual mentoring, the cost increases to $50 an hour.

 

4. Have fun!

 

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-changing 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—Beginner, Photoshop CS4
808 Photoshop (Mac Only)—Beginner or Intermed., 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
813 All About Industrial Design
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 Basic Drawing (Int/Adv)

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. This class can accommodate both beginner and intermediate levels in a supportive environment with lots of one-on-one instruction. Continuing students welcome.


4/27–6/15 Fri am 10:30–1:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

300a
Members FILLED
Non Members FILLED

300b Basic Drawing (Beginner/Intermediate)

Judy Rossman


An opportunity for beginners to take this highly popular class. See class description above.


4/24–6/12 Tue pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

300b
Members
Non Members

301 Beginning Pastel

Laurinda O’Connor


Learn how to create beautiful paintings using soft pastels while working from photographs of landscapes and still life setups. Students will develop their own style 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.


4/24–5/29 Tue pm 1:00–4:00
$180M $225NM 6 classes

301
Members
Non Members

302 Pastel Atelier

Donna Rossetti-Bailey


This course is for intermediate and advanced pastel artists with drawing experience. Each class will involve five hours of uninterrupted studio and plein-air painting time; weather permitting, we will go outdoors to various locations. Instruction will include one-on-one easel time, critiques, and lots of information exchanges. All students will be encouraged to express their own personal style and imagery. We will have fun, laugh, and learn from one another in this extended class. Some materials provided. Bring your lunch.


5/9–5/30 Wed am 9:00–2:00
$140M $185NM 4 classes

302
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. Laurinda will demonstrate and offer plenty of individual instruction, while also suggesting exercises and themes. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic references. Previous experience is recommended.


4/24–5/29 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

303
Members
Non Members

310 Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor

Mary Callahan


Designed for all levels of the watercolorist, this course will first provide the fundamentals, and then explore the many techniques of watercolor. 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.


5/3–6/21 Thu am 9:00–12:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

310
Members
Non Members

317 Bare Bones Watercolor–Spring Wash

Lilly Cleveland


This class is designed to jump start your experience with watercolor. Each class features a verbal presentation, demonstration and project. The projects emphasize the potential of the medium in capturing pure color and manipulating it to express visual ideas. Students may work from still life, as well as floral arrangements and landscape photos, while exploring and interpreting subjects of interest. Learn how to use your own photographs to create an interesting composition. Various techniques such as wet into wet applications and dry brush will be explored in a fun and relaxed environment where students can follow the lesson or bring their own projects. The process of critique will also be introduced in a positive and instructive manner. No class May 10.


4/26–6/7 Thu pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $280NM 6 classes

317
Members
Non Members

320 Introduction to Oil Painting

Dianne Panarelli Miller


This is a fun class designed to get you painting right away. Class will begin with an informative demonstration to help students see how to begin a painting. After the demo, Dianne will work with you on an individual basis to help you improve at your own speed. There will be many interesting still life set ups, so there will be no crowding. Dianne will blend the discipline of Academic Traditional Methods with the freedom of “Alla Prima” to help students learn the fundamentals to create a painting that is structurally sound in color, composition, and technique. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced artist, you will benefit from this class.


4/24–5/29 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$210M $255NM 6 classes

320
Members
Non Members

322 Drawing Painting Fusion

Valerie Vitali


After initially exploring basic drawing and painting skills, students will each identify personal goals. Each week students will focus on developing a body of work based on observation, memory, composition, and individual interpretation of subject or theme. Subjects may be drawn from assembled objects, memorabilia, landscapes, photographs, or the figure, present or imagined. After setting goals, students will individually explore various levels of the creative process which will prove to be most meaningful and fulfilling. A supply list will evolve and based on interests and technical necessity.


4/24–6/12 Tue pm 1:00–4:00
$285M $330NM 8 classes (Model fee is included.) $10 materials fee paid to instructor

322
Members
Non Members

323 Acrylic Painting: Basics and More

Lisa Marder


Learn to develop your painting skills with this versatile medium. Through a variety of projects using photographs, master works, and still life, you will learn various acrylic techniques as well as how to create strong compositions. You will receive individual instruction as well as group critique in a supportive creative environment.


4/26–6/14 Thu am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

  323
Members
Non Members

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.


4/24–5/29 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$210M $250NM 6 classes

325
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

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 2-part course will combine Beginning Drawing with Beginning Painting. Part 1 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 and pen and ink will be introduced to explore the dramatic possibilities and expressive potential of graphic media. In Part 2 students will expand on the topics covered in Part 1 while learning the basics of color mixing, developing a value scale, and exploring methods of indirect painting. 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.


4/25–6/13 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

326
Members
Non Members

327 “Alla Prima” Still Life

Dianne Panarelli Miller


This class will begin with an informative demonstration to help students see how to begin 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. Dianne will blend the discipline of Academic Traditional Methods with the freedom of “Alla Prima” (all in one sitting) to help students learn the fundamentals to create 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.


4/23–5/21 Mon am 9:30–12:30
$180M $225NM 5 classes

327
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.
Ongoing Mon pm 7:00–10:00


$10 per session model fee payable at class

341 Intermediate/Advanced Monoprinting

Esther Maschio


Monoprinting can be a highly experimental medium for creating strikingly unique works of art. An indirect process, typically imagery is created on a Plexiglas plate and then transferred by means of an etching press to archival paper. Brayers and brushes are the primary tools used. Methods and techniques include: additive, subtractive, mixing inks, roll-ups, viscosity, transparencies, color layering, multiple plate printing, plate registration, color theory simplified, trace drawing, collage, chine colle, and more. Students will work with the instructor to define goals and then set a plan to begin work. In this dynamic and energetic studio environment, exploration and growth are emphasized at the individual and group level. For students with prior experience in solar platemaking and printing, as well as other platemaking techniques, they may continue in those directions. No class May 28.


4/23–6/18 Mon am 9:00–2:00
$315M $360NM 8 classes
(includes $15 materials fee for inks)

341
Members FILLED
Non Members FILLED

342 Gelatine Print and Monoprinting

Esther Maschio


Spring into the warm weather by expanding your knowledge of Printmaking during this four week session. Through demonstrations, show-and-tells, and hands-on practice, students will learn the art of Platemaking and Unique Printing. Sessions will build to the following week focusing on one technique at a time and will include: Gelatine Platemaking and printing by hand; Monoprinting using plexiglass plates and etching press; Multiple Platemaking using Sintra and carving tools for relief and intaglio printing, plus PETG and etching tools for Dry Point; Trace Drawing, a stand-alone method that is also used to enhance existing art. Non-toxic or soy-based inks will be used and all materials will be supplied, except for Rives BFK paper which will be available for sale. It is suggested but not required that the same or similar images be used for all four weeks for the purpose of making comparisons when using various printmaking techniques. Students should bring a SIMPLE prepared sketch...no photos please...to the first class.


4/30–5/21 Mon pm 6:00–9:00
$120M $165NM 4 classes

342
Members
Non Members


Figuratively Speaking, Esther Maschio

 

350 Introduction to Ceramics

Ann Conte


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.


4/27–6/15 Fri am 9:30–12:30
$310M $355NM 8 classes (includes materials and firing fee)

350
Members
Non Members

350a ADVANCED CLAY THROWING AND HAND BUILDING

Ann Conte


At this level, we will begin to explore more advanced techniques of throwing and hand building pottery. Personal development is encouraged. We will focus on learning new forms and surface treatments to expand your understanding of the functionality of pottery and it's role in the art world.


4/27–6/15 Fri pm 5:00–8:00
$310M $355NM 8 classes (includes materials and firing fee) Limited to 5 students

350a
Members FILLED
Non Members FILLED

351 Clay Work

Erin Carney

 

This course includes instruction in wheel throwing and hand building techniques. We will start where you are; beginners will learn how to center clay, make small bowls and cups, and advanced students will explore more complicated forms including lidded jars and teapots. Hand builders will learn pinch, coil, and slab techniques and will produce a variety of containers and objects. The class will also investigate different surface/decorating techniques such as slips, sgraffito, paper resist, carving, stamping, and glazes. Come ready to try new ideas.


4/24–6/12 Tue pm 6:00–9:00
$310M $355NM 8 classes (includes materials and firing fee)

351
Members
Non Members

352 Potter’s Wheel & More

Jeanne Wiley


This ceramic class will cover wheel techniques as well as slab, coil, and hand building. Glaze applications will be demonstrated and independent projects are welcomed in this very supportive class. Open to all students.


4/25–6/13 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$310M $355NM 8 classes(includes materials and firing fee)

352
Members
Non Members

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.


4/26–6/14 Thu pm 6:00–9:00
$310M $355NM 8 classes (includes materials and firing fee)

354
Members Full
Non Members Full

355 Modern Forms and Vessels

Ann Conte


This is an intermediate ceramic sculpture course focused on experimentation with modern forms in hand building and wheel work. Emphasis will be on novel use of scale, surface design, and fabrication techniques. We will study the sculptural forms and surfaces of: 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 modern and abstract forms in clay.


4/25–6/13 Wed am 11:00–2:00
$310M $355NM 8 classes

355
Members
Non Members

364 Kicked-Up Collage

Karen Cass


Never fear the blank canvas again!! This workshop will jump start your art-making process and help you to break any creative block that haunts you! We will experiment with fun strategies to shake up your process and send you on a better path to bring joy and surprise back into your work. As a modern art innovation, collage is historically associated with Cubist painting. Some artists who’ve used collage as a medium are: Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Henri Matisse, Robert Motherwell, Romare Bearden, and Faith Ringgold, to name only a few. The goal of this class is to discover new ways to approach composition and refresh your creative process. We will examine how to use papers and glue in place of more traditional materials and then strategically add other elements to pull the collage together as a cohesive, visually compelling work of art. The instructor will provide many examples to inspire you, lots of great collage materials to share and some super-simple steps to spark your creativity and push you past the fine-art funk you’re in!


4/26–5/10 Thu pm 6:00–9:00
$120M $165NM 3 classes

364
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

 

 

 

371 Basic Digital Photography Start to Finish

Bruno Debas


Learn how to maximize the digital camera. Students will learn the fundamentals of exposure 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, including image file formats, lens selection, the light metering, and developing your own digital workflow. You will build on your abilities week-to-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.


4/26–6/14 Thu pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

371
Members
Non Members

372 Lightroom: Organize Your Digital Workflow

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.


4/25–6/13 Wed pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

372
Members
Non Members

374 Intermediate Digital 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 workshop, or a comparable basic photography class, and for those who are looking to explore their creative side, or wish to start exploring 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.


4/24–6/12 Tue pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

374
Members
Non Members

 

471 Photography Critique Group

Stephen Sheffield

This is a critique group which will meet once a month, to be moderated by established fine art photographer Stephen Sheffield. Bring new work every month for ongoing projects. Subjects covered will include but not be limited to: creativity, inspiration, calls for entry and marketing of your project(s).


4/23, 5/14, 6/11 Mon pm 6:00–8:30
3 sessions $20 per session
pre-registration required

471 $20/ea
4/23
5/14
6/11

402a Saturday Pastel Painting

Anne Heywood


Have a great Saturday painting a “masterpiece” this spring! This one-day workshop begins with a pastel painting demonstration and verbal instruction, followed by student painting time. There will be plenty of one-on-one instruction, with “hands-off” guidance provided for each participant. Class size is limited to twelve students, all levels. Bring your own painting supplies (suggested materials list provided) and any reference materials you may need (landscape photos, still life objects, etc.).


4/28 Sat 9:30–4:00
$100M $145NM 1 class

402a
Members
Non Members

402b Saturday Pastel Painting

Anne Heywood


Another opportunity to take this fun and informative workshop! See description above.


5/18 Fri 9:30–4:00
$100M $145NM 1 class

402b
Members
Non Members

402c Saturday Pastel Painting

Anne Heywood


Final chance to take this workshop! See description above.


6/16 Sat 9:30–4:00 1 class
$100M $145NM

402c
Members
Non Members

460 Large Scale Image Transfer on Wood &
Canvas

Kimberley Majury Albanese


Looking for a class that is a guaranteed winner? Interested in creating amazing art, even if you are not artistically gifted? Do you have a blank wall just waiting for the right large-scale image? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we have just the class for you…If you answered “no” to this, you will want to discover how you can utilize image transfers as an inspiration for making unique works of art with a limited studio experience. Join us for an intensive one-day workshop to learn the craft of Large Scale Image Transfer, which involves transferring a photocopied image onto wood or canvas. We will experiment with the image transfer process and create a smaller work in the morning using wood, paper, and matte medium. For the remainder of the day students will enlarge, transfer, and distress an image of their own choosing onto a large piece of canvas. Students will receive a materials list upon registration, and will be asked to email two chosen images to instructor a week in advance of workshop. This workshop sells out—don’t delay your registration.


4/29 Sun 9:00–3:00
$125M $170NM 1 class

460
Members
Non Members

480 Beginners Nantucket Baskets—9” Round Cherry

Pamela Campbell Smith and Patricia Campbell


This two-day workshop, presented by award winning weavers, is an introduction to the fine craft of creating a Nantucket Basket. Instruction will be focused on producing a 9” round basket and how it is made on a mold and the preparatory process of cutting staves, placing them on the mold, and finally weaving them to form. On the second day, students will remove the completed baskets from the mold, apply the rim and lashing to complete their heirlooms. Some weaving at home after the first day may be required.


4/28, 4/29 Sat–Sun 9:00–3:00
$285M $320NM 2 classes
(includes material fees) Due to cost of materials, no refunds can be issued within seven days of class.

480
Members
Non Members

481a MeconoMorph Workshop

Viktor Genel


Have you ever found yourself standing in front of a work of art wondering—what does it have to do with me? How could I participate in something like this? Usually you cannot! Usually the art you see is already finished, done, and you can only enjoy its appearance. Not anymore, though! The MMORPH is never finished, and there is always room in it for you…..For your business card, to be more precise. It would not just allow you to participate, it needs you to participate. In this participatory fun workshop experience, all you need is a bunch of business cards which you will be instructed to build into a polygon sculpture which will dazzle your family, friends, and business associates. Genel requires registrants to visit ViktorG.com and watch the VIDEO before the workshop begins to gain familiarity with project scope.


5/20 Sun 12:30–3:30
$60 1 class

481a
 

481b MeconoMorph Workshop

Viktor Genel


Another opportunity to take this fun workshop! See description above. Visit ViktorG.com and watch the VIDEO before the workshop begins.


6/3 Sun 12:30–3:30
$60 1 class

481b
 

482 The Artist’s Way

Esther Maschio, facilitator

This is a twelve week work-study program designed by Julia Cameron based on her book A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. Study topics are: Safety, Identity, Power, Integrity, Possibility, Abundance, Connection, Strength, Compassion, Self-Protection, Autonomy, and Faith. This program is open to everyone with a recommended meeting time of 2-3 hours a week. There is no group leader, nor is there a fee. Purchase of the book is required. (Copies are available at local libraries for perusal). There will be a preliminary meeting to determine interest. Please leave your contact information at 781-383-2787 or registration at ssac.org.


4/25–7/11 Wed 4:00pm

482
No fee Call to register

488 Color Theory Simplified

Judy Rossman


Through a series of structured sequential exercises, students will understand the basics of color mixing. This understanding will endow the student with skill and confidence in any color media he/she approaches including watercolor, oils, acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencil, and gouache. A simple still life will be completed utilizing techniques experienced in previous exercises.


5/27 and 6/3 Sun 11:00–4:00
$145M $190NM 2 classes A $5.00 materials fee will be payable to the instructor

488
Members
Non Members

VISITING ARTISTS—Winter

 

521b Abstract Drawing and Painting

Santiago Hernandez


Another opportunity to take this fun and informative class. See description above.


2/11 Sun 10:00–3:30 1 class
$100M $145NM

521b
Members
Non Members

521c Abstract Drawing and Painting

Santiago Hernandez


This is 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.


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

521c
Members
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.)


541
Members
Non Members

 

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS—Spring


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

520
Members
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

540
Members
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

560
Members
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

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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

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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.


PDP's

Attention Teachers! South Shore Art Center is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a provider of Professional Development Points. We are pleased to provide a certificate of completion for any of our adult courses or workshops.