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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

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 (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.


9/14–11/2 Fri am 10:30–1:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

300a
Members Full
Non Members Full

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.


9/11–10/30 Tue pm 1:00–3:30
$200M $245NM 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.


9/11–10/30 Tue pm 1:00-4:00
$240M $285NM 8 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.
No class Oct 10.


9/12–11/7 Wed am 9:00–2:00
$280M $325NM 8 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. Instruction will be focused on demonstration and plenty of individual instruction, while also suggesting exercises and themes. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic references. A supply list is available online. Previous experience is recommended.


9/11–10/30 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

303
Members
Non Members

306 Fall Fruit and Flowers

Sarah Roche


Taking our inspiration from the rich colors of the fall, capture the detail and texture of flowers and fruit in watercolor. With plenty of demonstration, botanical artist Sarah Roche will help you depict their beauty in detailed drawing and accurate watercolor studies.

No class Oct 8.


9/24–10/22 Mon am 9:30-12:30
$195M $240NM 4 classes

306
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.


9/13–11/1 Thu am 9:00–12:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

310
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register


317 Bare Bones Watercolor Jump Start

Lilly Cleveland


This class is for beginners or intermediates who want to jump start their experience with this interesting medium taught by a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society. Each class will feature a lecture, demonstration and 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 the 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. Lots of free time for painting.


10/3–10/24 Wed pm 1:00–4:00
$120M $165NM 4 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” techniques 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 an advanced artist, you will benefit from this class.

No classes Oct 2 and Oct 9.


9/18–11/20 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

320
Members
Non Members

321 Buildings, Boats, and Plein-Aire

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 to 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.


9/11 – 10/30 Tue pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

  321
Members
Non Members

322 Continuing Acrylic

Lisa Marder


This course is for continuing acrylic painters who want to further explore this versatile medium and develop their own artistic voice. Working from photographs, sketches, and observation, and using other artwork and artists as inspiration, students will explore both representation and abstraction while learning more about painting techniques and material.


9/13 – 11/1 Thu am 9:30-12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

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.


9/11–10/30 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

323
Members
Non Members

324 Beginner Oil Painting Still Life

Susan Ahearn


Each class will focus on a different aspect of painting the still life, including drawing, determining values, color mixing, and how to go about setting up a still life to paint at home. Given the short class time, we will paint from a set-up. The take away will be knowledge, and allow for skill building, not creating a finished pretty painting. Class begins at 6:00, with presentations later in the evening to allow for any rush-hour obstacles. Individual attention will be given. Please only traditional oil paints, no water-soluble oils, and only odorless solvents and mediums. See website for materials list.
No class Sept 26.


9/12–10/24 Wed pm 6:00–9:30
$210M $255NM 6 classes

324
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 Oct 5.


9/21–11/16 Fri am 9:00–12:00
$285M $330NM 8 classes

325
Members Full
Non Members Full



326 Drawn to Painting in Oils

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. 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 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.


9/13–11/1 Thu pm 6:00–9:00
$285M $330NM 8 classes

326
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

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.

No class Oct 8 and Nov 12.


9/17–11/19 Mon am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

327
Members
Non Members

500 Life Drawing & Painting Studio

Uninstructed
Michael McNabb, Coordinator


Ongoing—develop your skills in drawing from the model. Please call the coordinator at 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 Nov 12.


10/15–12/10 Mon am 9:00–3:00
$355M $400NM 8 classes(includes $15 materials fee for inks)

341
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

342 Printmaking Sampler

Esther Maschio


Spring into the warm weather by expanding your knowledge of printmaking during this six week session. Through demonstrations, show-and-tells, and hands-on practice, students will learn the art of platemaking and unique printing. Sessions will build from week to 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.


10/11–11/15 Thu am 9:30–12:30
$185M $230NM 6 classes

342
Members
Non Members

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.


9/14–11/16 Fri am 9:30–12:30
$375M $420NM 10 classes (includes materials and firing fee)

350
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

351 Clay Work

Carolyn Dredd

 

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.


9/11–10/30 Tue pm 6:00–9:00
$310M $355NM 8 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. Glaze applications will be demonstrated and independent projects are welcomed in this very supportive class. Open to all students.

 

9/12–10/31 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$310M $355NM 8 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

352
Members Full
Non Members Full

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 Nov 22.


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

354
Members Full
Non Members Full

 

355 Advanced Clay Throwing and Handbuilding

Ann Conte


This is an advanced ceramic course focused on experimentation with and advancing technique 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 Nov 23.


9/14–12/7 Fri pm 5:00–8:00
$450M $495NM 12 classes (includes materials and firing fee)

355
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.


9/11–10/30 Tues 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.


9/12–10/31 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. No class Oct 8.


9/10–11/5 Mon pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

374
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

465 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. Upon registration students will be asked to email two chosen images to the instructor a week in advance of the workshop. This workshop routinely sells out—don’t delay your registration.


8/24 Fri 9:00–3:00
$125M $170NM 1 class

465
Members
Non Members


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. 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.


11/17 Sat 10:00–3:00
$95M $140NM 1 class

410
Members
Non Members

421 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.


10/27–10/28 Sat–Sun 10:00–3:30
$195M $240NM 2 classes

421
Members
Non Members

442 White Line Woodcut

Lisa Houck


White Line Woodcut is a printmaking technique where each print is unique and created by painting shapes that have been carved into a pine board. In this workshop you will have an opportunity to learn how to carve your linear design Into a pine board and print it using watercolors. In this two-day workshop you will get a “taste” of this printmaking tradition that originated in Provincetown, MA over 100 years ago. You will go home with all the information you need to continue exploring white line woodcut printmaking on your own. All supplies are included (cost for supplies is $20 per student).


10/27–10/28 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$195M $240NM 2 classes

442
Members
Non Members

443 Japanese Woodblock Printing

Lisa Houck


Japanese woodblock is a technique rich in tradition dating back to the 17th century. Ukiyo-e means “pictures of a floating world” because these prints depicted all parts of daily life. We will be carving wood blocks and inking them with watercolors and nori paste to create painterly gradations of color called bokashi. Students will have the opportunity to create two and three color prints and to experiment with a variety of Japanese papers. This non-toxic print medium is colorful and subtle and allows for beautiful transparent washes of color as well as detailed textures and wood grain, all of which make for unique imagery. Please bring sketchbooks, photos and other inspirations to the first class. All supplies are included (cost for supplies is $30 per student).


11/17–11/18 Sat–Sun 9:30-3:30
$195M $240NM 2 classes

443
Members
Non Members

445 Print into Book

Esther Maschio


In this two day workshop participants will create their own artful papers to be transformed into amazing Artist Books. The first day, images on paper will be made using akua soy-oil and other oil-based inks, an etching press, gelatine plates, brayers and brushes. All simple easy-to-use tools and materials which can transform plain archival papers into works of art. The second day will be a day of bookmaking, made with no-stitch and gluing methods that leave you time to enjoy the creative rather than the technical part of making art. Bring any old prints, or paintings on paper (that are not precious) to integrate, cut or collage along with poetry, writing, yours or other’s in this Bookmaking Magic!


10/13–10/14 Sat–Sun 9:30-3:30
$195M $240NM 2 classes

445
Members
Non Members

462 Painting with Paper

Marcia Ballou


This workshop will focus on utilizing intense and vibrant colors combined with a dynamic sense of design. Working with a beautiful color palette made of paper, cloth and acrylic mediums and paint, while also exploring traditional painting techniques and composition, students will explore layering, applying patterns, and working with values. Students will also explore ways to ‘loosen up’ and work in the medium of collage with creative spontaneity. The goal of this workshop is to create several spontaneous works that will form a visual vocabulary and process which will become the framework for successful works of art. No experience is required. All materials are provided.


11/3–11/4 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$240M $285NM 2 classes (a $35 materials fee will be paid to the instructor)

462
Members Full
Non Members Full

468 Small Scale String, Strip and Scrap Quilt Design

Virginia Holloway


Students will improvise abstract designs with strips and strings directly onto quilt batting using scraps or strips cut from cotton fabric. The result can be finished as wall art or used to create a beautiful functional object. The focus of this workshop will be on the use of color, pattern and design principles in the composition and creation of fabric art.


9/22–9/23 Sat–Sun 10:00–4:00
$165M $205NM 2 classes

468
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

471 Photography Critique Group

Stephen Sheffield


This critique group will meet once a month, moderated by fine art photographer, Stephen Sheffield. Students will bring new work based on a long term project which will be presented for discussion and critique each month. Subjects covered will include but not be limited to: creativity, inspiration, calls for entry and marketing of your projects.


9/27, 10/18, 11/15 Thu pm 6:00–8:30
$60M $105NM 3 sessions

471
Members
Non Members

475 Social Media

Stephen Sheffield


Students will learn how and why to use popular social media networks to promote their art and grow their creative business using social media platforms. Students will learn tips to boost their message and attract the right people, as well as how to turn likes, followers and pins into customers and sales. Strategies will be presented on how to increase your social network using a handful of free tools effectively and without taking time away from creating meaningful art works. This workshop will primarily cover Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and it will also discuss YouTube, blogging, and Instagram Live and Facebook Live to get attendees ready to create their social media marketing strategy. This is an opportunity to connect with your fellow artists learn more and leave ready to apply your knowledge in your creative business.


9/22 Sat 9:30–3:30
$125M $170NM 1 class

475
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS

 

501 Forget the Details! Paint with Expression! A Pastel Workshop

Shelly Eager


Many of us seem to get so caught up with details—our lives are run by details—but our paintings should not! Spend two days with pastel artist Shelly Eager to learn new ways to let go of the details and paint the impression of a scene with expression. Shelly will guide students through many loosening-up activities and provide practical tips on how to let go of all the tightness we tend to paint with. You will feel freer and more energetic by the end of this workshop!


8/11–8/12 Sat and Sun 9:30–3:30
$235M $280NM 2 classes

501
Members
Non Members

 

527 Small Format Landscape Drawing the Painting

Kathleen Jacobs


Come paint the inspiring landscape and embrace the exciting challenge of painting and drawing outdoors. Simple hikes will take class members to the riverbanks, the edge of marshes, and the coastline. Initially, there will be an emphasis on drawing the form and structure of the landscape, seeking a certain grace and order from nature. There will be an added emphasis on finding visual unity when composing a sketch that will eventually become a painting. Working small, participants will work quickly to build their paintings allowing the process of drawing from life to create work with a spirit of place. Students of intermediate to advanced levels are welcome, open to all painters using oil, watercolor, acrylic or gouache.


8/25–8/26 Sat, Sun 9:30–3:30
$235M $280NM 2 classes

527
Members
Non Members

502 From Observation to Metaphor—Revisited

William Flynn


This workshop will stress finding your own way of transforming the literal world into a poetic visual experience. Our goal will be developing a personal perspective toward your own art process. Throughout our time we will move from observation to discovery and transformation. We will explore the language of marks, shapes and visual organization through serious play. We’ll take some time to look at the evolution of drawing through art history and the techniques that made it visible and changed our ways of seeing. A model will be in the beginning of each class. The major requirement is energy, enthusiasm and lots of paper!!!


9/29–9/30 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$390M $430NM 2 classes

502
Members
Non Members


522 Painting Large

Emily Passman


Get out of your comfort zone, and paint large! Learn how to let go of the details and create more impact by using larger shapes and powerful areas of color and value. Have you envisioned or dreamed of how freeing it might be to really loosen up, use a big brush on a big canvas, and truly engage in responsive and emotional color play? In this two-day workshop we will use paper or canvas, 24 x 30 inches and larger. Working with photos and still life tablescapes, you will learn skills that will allow you to simplify, loosen up, take chances with color, and create large and powerful artworks. You can do it!


10/20–10/21 Sat–Sun 9:30-3:30
$235M $280NM 2 classes

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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.


10/5, 10/6, 10/7 Fri–Sun 9:30–4:00
$315M $360NM 3 classe

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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.