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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)
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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. No class February 21.


1/10–3/6 Fri am 10:30–1:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

300a
Members
Non Members

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. No class February 18.


1/7–3/3 Tue pm 1:00–3:30
$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. No class February 18.


1/7–3/3 Tue pm 12:30–3:30
$265M $310NM 8 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. No class February 18.


1/7–3/17 Tue am 9:00–12:00
$330M $375NM 10 classes

303
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

304 Painting in Pastel

Christine Bodnar


“Information opens the boundaries of knowledge so we can move forward with a better understanding of ourselves and our art making.” This class is for the painter who is new to pastel or who would like to learn more about this medium. Besides discussing types of surfaces, brands of pastels, and handling of a finished painting, there will be plenty of time to paint. This workshop will stress a few constants that are the basics for any painting: composition, value recognition, and harmony. Pastels are gaining popularity and are more present than ever in galleries and museums around the world.


1/9–2/13 Thu pm 6:00–9:00
$205M $250NM 6 classes

304
Members
Non Members

305 Drawing Intensive

Santiago Hernandez


This drawing course is designed to tap into to the full potential of the graphic mark. Exploring aspects of representation and abstraction, we will delve into the essentials of drawing using pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, and colored pencil. We will cover aspects of working from observation and compositional strategies, moving quickly into more expressive and creative realms. Examples of traditional as well as contemporary work in drawing will be shown and discussed. Explore the immediacy and purity of drawing in a low-key but productive setting. No class February 19.


1/29–3/25 Wed pm 6:30–9:00
$265M $310NM 8 classes

305
Members
Non Members

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. No class February 18.


1/21–3/17 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

320
Members
Non Members


321 Foundations of Plein-Aire Painting

Robert Beaulieu


During our winter respite from “plein-aire”, we will use the time to tone up and focus on the fundamentals of future artworks created from this method of spontaneous on site landscape painting. We will explore and work on value studies, composition and format, and various forms of perspective. Through the study of shadow boxes in black and white, we will study the relationship of light values to principles of linear perspective. We will then progress to color and the effects of aerial perspective on the expression of spatial dynamics. In the end, we will apply our understanding of fundamentals to the creation of a studio painting based on photographic resources which reflect the challenges of plein-aire painting. Instruction will include demonstrations, constructive commentary and critique, and individual support as students explore the painting process. This course is an ideal start up (or refresher) that will help us more effectively express various visual motifs “in the field “ during warmer months of spring and summer. No class February 19.


1/8–3/4 Wed am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

321
Members
Non Members

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! No class February 20.


1/9–3/5 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. No class February 18.


1/7–3/3 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

323
Members
Non Members

Lisa Marder's class

326 Drawing and Painting Fusion: Basics and Beyond

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 February 17.


1/27–3/23 Mon pm 6:30–9:00
$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 February 17.


1/27–3/23 Mon am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

327
Members
Non Members


341 Dry Point and Chine Collé

Esther Maschio


This class will combine two well-known printmaking techniques to create dynamic imagery. Dry point is an etching done without use of acids or salts for immediate non toxic results. Chine collé is a form of collage which can only be done during the printing process. Additive techniques and processes such as collograph (another form of collage) and aquatint, a textural surface produced on the print plate, may be used to create added values. Your designs can be simple or complex, large or small, color or black and white. Use of exotic papers will be explored for unique looks. Quality print papers and inks are always used to deliver the very best look in printmaking. Once this easy technique is learned you will have ample time to develop your own unique imagery. No class February 20.


1/9–3/5 Thu am 9:00–12:00
$265M $310NM 8 weeks

341
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 January 20 and February 17.


1/6–3/23 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. No class February 21.

 

1/10–3/20 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! No class January 2 and February 18.


1/7–4/7 Tue pm 6:00–9:00
$450M $495NM 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. No class February 19.


1/8–3/18 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$375M $420NM 10 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. No class February 20 and March 26. (includes materials and firing fee)


1/9–4/9 Thu pm 6:00–9:00

$450M $495NM 12 classes

354
Members
Non Members

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 February 21 and March 27.


1/10–4/10 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. No class February 18.


1/7–3/3 Tue pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

371
Members
Non Members

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. No class February 19.


1/8–3/3 Wed pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

373
Members
Non Members

 

374 Intermediate Fine Art Photography—
Special Projects

Stephen Sheffield


Whether you are using a digital SLR or film camera, this hands-on course is about exploring the world of fine art photography. It 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 and personal vision. Experienced artists are also welcome 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, from film photographers to iPhone devotes, to work with ongoing or individual photographic projects and focus their learning on a subject that most interests them. No class February 20.


1/9–3/5 Thu 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. No class February 17 or March 9.


1/27–3/16 Mon pm 7:00–9:00
$180M $225NM 6 classes

375
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. No class February 20.


1/9–3/5 Thu pm 1:00–4:00
$250M $295NM 8 classes

383
Members
Non Members

FALL WORKSHOP

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

Kimberley Majury

WINTER WORKSHOPS

400 Artist as Small Business

Kim Bernard


From A–Z, everything an emerging artist needs to know to be a Small (but Creative!) Business: artist-gallery relationships, banking, branding, budgeting, business plan, business structure, contracts, commissions, copyright, federal and state tax ID’s, funding, hiring an assistant, insurance, inventory, licensing, marketing, money management, permits, registering, sale of works and taxes. Bernard will tackle these dry by necessary topics with interactive exercises, humor and dark chocolate.


2/8–2/9 Sat–Sun 9:00–5:00
$295M $340NM 2 classes

400
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 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.


2/16 Sun 10:00–3:00
$95M $140NM 1 class

410
Members
Non Members

411 Creating Complex Watercolors One Layer at a Time

Michael Weymouth


There are many ways to paint a watercolor, from wet-on-wet to dry brush, where every detail is carefully rendered with a small brush. I am more a fan of the John Singer Sargent approach to watercolor, which is best described as “spontaneously attacking the paper,” but with a well-thought out strategy in hand that maximizes watercolor’s transparency to achieve the desired effect. If you look at a Sargent watercolor, you can often see his plan of attack, which I assume became second nature to him the more he painted: loose pencil drawing; light colors down first, let them dry; next the slightly darker colors, let them dry and moving step-by-step to the final darkest strokes, all the while being sure to preserve the whites. Beginning watercolorists often find this layering approach frustrating, but only because they haven’t envisioned or planned out the layers it takes to achieve the end result. I waste little time with color exercises and discussions about technique in my workshop and instead leap right into painting where everything comes into play all at once, for it is one’s ability to control the “accident” of watercolor that is the real achievement.


2/1–2/2 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$240M $285NM 2 classes

411
Members
Non Members

 

420 Winter Skies: Works on Paper

Kaitlin Thurlow


In this workshop we’ll question: how does the artist capture atmosphere, open space, shifts of time and changing weather? What makes us want to stop and notice the world around us (cause us to look up) in an information saturated age? Students will focus on capturing the sky in all it’s grandeur and volatility and learn to make a personal statement in an abstracted landscape. Leave with preparatory sketches, trust in the process, and develop studies into a larger work. For inspiration, we’ll look at cloud studies by John Constable, landscapes by J.M.W. Turner and Jacob van Ruisdael and consider Wolf Kahn’s utilization of both “control and letting go” technique. As preparation, students may photograph five or six horizon/sky photos at different times of day with their iPhones, or, alternatively, collect five or six horizon/sky photos from magazines. Students may also share slideshow examples of artist works exploring landscape and sky. There will be artist demonstrations and discussion of works on paper in acrylic, sketching, and developing a series of small, limited palette landscape studies in various square, rectangle and panoramic formats. This will be followed by creation of a larger work based on preliminary studies.


2/29 Sat 10:00–4:00
$120M $165NM 1 class

420
Members
Non Members

425 Realism to Abstraction: A Drawing and Painting Workshop

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. Working through a series of exercises, looking at masterworks and discussion, students will discover new avenues of creating work. Works produced may lean toward realistic or abstract modes of expression, depending on where the artist wants to take their ideas. Master works and examples of various processes will be referred to. Students may bring in meaningful still life objects or sketches to work with. iPads as resources. Students must be familiar with their chosen materials, have drawing experience and be familiar with painting technique.


1/17–1/19 Fri–Sun 9:00–3:30
$345M $390NM 3 classes

425
Members
Non Members

 

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS


512 Painting with Color & Water

Holly Wach


Explore and experiment with the medium of watercolor. You will spend time observing the endless colors, forms, and shapes found in birds and botanicals. You’ll develop sensitivity and facility with color mixing, tonality and value building while discovering the wonderful qualities of watercolor. There will be demonstrations to introduce new techniques and tools that will awaken your creativity and have you creating watercolors that capture colorful birds and botanicals. Individual attention and insights will be focused on building your watercolor and creative practice.


1/25–1/26 Sat–Sun 10:00–3:30
$325M $370NM 2 classes

512
Members
Non Members

520 Deepening Your Personal Relationship with Painting and Drawing

Timothy Hawkesworth and Lala Zeitlyn


This intensive workshop is dedicated to expanding possibilities in your work while deepening your personal connection to drawing and painting. We want you to leave here fully fired up and aligned with your work. Working with each participant individually we will explore, how you see and experience the world, how you make decisions while painting, and how to fill out and free your work so that it can line up with your personal vision. We work in an energized and supportive environment to get to the fundamentals of how to use your creative intelligence. While exploring the nature of creativity and the history of image making, we will work to get you on a line of inquiry that is meaningful to you and to see how your work ties into this history. Participants will be encouraged to take risks and explore new materials. This is learning by immersion. It’s intensive and can often be transformative. Open to all.


1/11–1/12 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$450M $495NM 2 days

520
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

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.

507 Botanical Drawing Combining Color Pencil and Watercolor

Wendy Hollender


Join botanical artist, instructor, and author, Wendy Hollender to learn the techniques outlined in her new book, The Joy of Botanical Drawing (Random House). Students will learn how to use grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multipole locations while also useful for work in the field. Students will become familiar with the techniques and practice on simple round forms such as fruit, followed by more complex forms such as flowers, combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils.


7/10–12 Fri–Sun 9:30–3:30
$395M $440NM 3 classes

507
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THIS SUMMER WATCH FOR BIG INK!

Due to popular demand, South Shore Art Center is bringing BIG INK back to our annual Arts Festival on June 20, 2020! BIG INK is an initiative that promotes the art of large-scale woodblock printing. The name of the initiative comes from the giant, 4’x 8’ mobile printing press which its owner, Lyell Castonguay, calls “Big Tuna.” This is a unique opportunity to work from a press this size, since there are less than a dozen presses available nationally. Understanding that participating in this initiative requires significant preparation, SSAC will offer workshop time, with instruction as necessary, part of this year’s pre-registration.

 

THIS SUMMER WATCH FOR BIG INK!


Due to popular demand, South Shore Art Center is bringing BIG INK back to our annual Arts Festival on June 20, 2020! BIG INK is an initiative that promotes the art of large-scale woodblock printing. The name of the initiative comes from the giant, 4’x 8’ mobile printing press which its owner, Lyell Castonguay, calls “Big Tuna.” This is a unique opportunity to work from a press this size, since there are less than a dozen presses available nationally. Understanding that participating in this initiative requires significant preparation, SSAC will offer workshop time, with instruction as necessary, part of this year’s pre-registration.

BIG INK WORKSHOP INCLUDED!

 

442 BIG INK + Workshop Included!

Esther Maschio and Tony Pilla


To assist artists with preparing large-scale wood blocks for BIG INK printing at Festival 2020, we will be offering a 10-week session for registrants that will run like a regular class. The object, of course, is for students to explore the creation of large-scale woodblock prints, with a minimum size of 24”x 36”. Your workshop fee will cover the cost of the 10-week preparatory class as well as participation in BIG INK—from which you will receive two large-scale prints from the BIG INK printers. To cover the cost of printing and reserve space at Festival 2020, we will need a firm commitment from interested students. A minimum of 8 students is required. BIG INK takes place on 6/20/20; BIG INK Workshop Dates below.


1/8–3/3 Wed am 9:30–12:30
$350M $395NM 8 classes

442
Members
Non Members


Professional Development

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