Winter 2023

ADULT COURSES

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

 

 




SSAC's Online and On-Site Courses

 

South Shore Art Center is committed to complying with CDC guidelines as we reopen to hold small classes on-site during COVID-19.

 

The following procedures will be required of all individuals entering the art center:

 

• All individuals must be wearing a mask or face covering.

• All individuals will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front desk.

Additionally, we will be limiting the on-site class sizes and the total number of people allowed in the art center at one time to allow for social distancing. All studios, galleries and common areas will be cleaned and disinfected on a nightly basis. All frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs, faucets etc will be periodically sanitized throughout the day.


 

300 Basic Drawing / Beg to Intermediate

Judy Rossman

 

Tuesday: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
January 10 - March 7 / No Class February 21
$260M $305NM 8 classes

 


301 Advanced Studio Drawing & Related Media

Judy Rossman

 

Friday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
January 13 - March 10 / No Class February 24

$295M $340NM 8 classes

 

302 Introduction to Pastel

Laurinda O'Connor

 

Tuesday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
January 10 - March 21 / No Class February 21
$370M $415NM 10 classes

 

 

303 Expressive Pastels

Laurinda O'Connor

 

Tuesday: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
January 10 - March 21 / No Class February 21

$370M $415NM 10 classes

 

 

304 Master Class for Pastel, Acrylic, Oil

Laurinda O'Connor

 

Wednesday: 9:00 –12:00 pm

January 11 - March 22 / No Class February 22
$370M $415NM 10 classes


Call to Register

307 Advanced Life Drawing & Painting

Uninstructed

 

Friday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

January 13 - March 10 / No Class February 24

$295M $340NM 8 classes

 

 

311 Watercolor Workshop: Ink & Wash

Tara Connaughton

 

Wednesday: 9:30 am –12:30 pm

January 25 & February 1
$80M $125NM 2 classes

 


312 Watercolor Workshop: Wet-on-Wet

Tara Connaughton

 

Wednesday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

March 1, March 8

$80M $125NM 2 classes

 

 

315 Basic Watercolor Demystified

Jack Haran

 

Thursday: 9:30 am –12:30 pm

January 5 - March 9 / No Class February 9 or 23
$295M $340NM 8 classes

 


321 Plein Aire Basics

Bob Beaulieu

 

Tuesday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

January 10 - March 7 / No Class February 21

$295M $340NM 8 classes

 

 

325 Explorations in Abstraction

Santiago Hernandez

 

Thursday: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

January 12 - March 9 / No Class February 23
$295M $340NM 8 classes

 


327 Studio Still Life - Oil & Acrylic

Bob Beaulieu

 

Thursday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

January 12 - March 9 / No Class February 23

$295M $340NM 8 classes

 

 

329 The Painting Experience

Valerie Vitali

 

Wednesday: 12:30 –3:30 pm

March 8 - April 12
$225M $270NM 6 classes

 


346 Monoprinting with Mixed Media

Esther Maschio

 

Monday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

January 9 - March 13 / No Class January 16 & February 20
$400M $445NM 8 classes

 


348 Gelli Plate Printing

Esther Maschio

 

Thursday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

January 19 - February 9

$200M $245NM 4 classes

 

 

350 Introduction to Ceramics

Ann Conte

 

Tuesday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

January 10 - March 21 / No Class February 21
$450M $495NM 10 classes

 


352 Potter's Wheel & More

Jeanne Wiley

 

Saturday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

January 7 - March 25 / No Class January 14 & February 18

$450M $495NM 10 classes

 

 

354 Clay Decorating Techniques

Ann Conte

 

Thursday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

January 12 - March 23 / No Class February 23
$450M $495NM 10 classes

 


355 Advanced Clay Throwing & Hand-Building

Ann Conte

 

Friday: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

January 20 - March 31 / No Class on February 17

$450M $495NM 10 classes

 

 

371 Basic Digital Photography

Keith Conforti

 

Tuesday: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

January 10 - March 7 / No Class on February 21
$235M $280NM 8 classes

 


375 Cut & Paste Collage: ONLINE

Stephen Sheffield

 

Wednesday: 9:00 – 11:00 am

January 11 - March 8 / No Class February 22

$235M $280NM 8 classes

 

 

435 Painting with R & F Sticks

Lisa Pressman

 

Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 – 4:00 pm

December 3 & 4
$475M $520NM 2 classes

 


420 Getting Real with Acrylics

Donna Calleja

 

Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

January 28 & February 4

$170M $215NM 2 classes

 

 

465 Canvas Rug Painting

Jeanette Staley

 

Saturday: 9:00 – 4:00 pm

March 11
$185M $230NM 1 class

 


470 Cyanotype for the Artist

Sarah Anthony

 

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am– 2:00 pm

January 21 & 22

$195M $240NM 2 classes

 

 

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 $60M $80NM per hour.

 

2. The cost for group instruction, with a maximum of 4 students, decreases to $45M $65NM per hour.

 

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

 

4. 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.
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


Professional Development

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