General Information

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

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

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


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

 

Learning Lab

Adults & Children grades 5 and up

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

5. Have fun!

 

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

 

Possibilities Include


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


Call to schedule sessions—781 383 2787


Studio Art Foundation Program


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

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



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


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


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


Studio Art
Foundation Program

300a Advanced Studio Drawing & Related Media

Judy Rossman


The ability to draw is not inherited; it is a learned skill. That ability is enhanced by the development of 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 and how that process relates to other media. Class content is provided in a supportive environment with lots of one-on-one instruction. Continuing students welcome.


5/1–6/19 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.


4/28–6/16 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 April 21.


4/7–6/2 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 class, students will go beyond their photo references 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 April 21.


4/7–6/2 Tue am 9:00–12:00
$265M $310NM 8 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 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 class will stress a few concepts that serve as the basis for any painting: composition; value recognition; and harmony. Come and learn why pastels are gaining popularity and are more present than ever in galleries and museum around the world.

 

4/30–6/4 Thu pm 6:00–9:00
$205M $250NM 6 classes

304
Members
Non Members

307 Advanced Life Drawing & Painting

Uninstructed


This is an advanced class for artists who have a sustained interest in the figure as a visual theme and who wish to work in a collective and reflective environment. Artists will work independently or in a supportive environment where constructive critique is desired.

 

Includes model fee. 4/30–6/18 Thu am 9:30–12:30
$250M $295NM 8 classes

307
Members
Non Members

312 Water Color—Adventures in Watercolor and Color Theory

Tara Connaughton

 

In this class we will explore watercolor hand-in-hand with color theory and color mixing using a simplified color palette, applicable to all mediums. Through demonstration,discussion, guided hands-on exercises, and fun practice projects, you will gain comfort with the fundamentals of watercolor technique and color mixing. We will look at artworks that illustrate various styles of watercolor painting; we will explore other water-soluble mediums such as gouache and watercolor pencils; and we will look at how these may be combined with watercolor for different effects. This class will follow a methodical approach that is perfect for beginners, and expansive enough to challenge those with some experience with watercolor. Artists looking to sharpen their color mixing skills and explore a new medium will also find this class rewarding. Homework will be assigned to reinforce classroom content and accelerate the learning process.
No class May 25.


5/4–6/15 Mon am 10:30–1:30
$205M $250NM 6 classes

312
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register


 

320 Introduction to Oil Painting

Dianne Panarelli Miller and Kelley MacDonald


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


4/28–6/16 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

320
Members
Non Members


321 Foundations of Plein-Aire Painting

Robert Beaulieu


With the return of Spring, it is time to go outside and paint plein-aire (weather-permitting)! This course is focused on the fundamentals of this method of spontaneous on-site landscape painting. Plein-aire locations will be selected from the towns of Cohasset, Scituate, and Hingham. Students will learn the uses of one and two point perspective to emphasize correct proportion and dimension, and atmospheric perspective through the use of color and light values. During inclement weather, class instruction will be based on individual sketches, photographs, and model forms to facilitate composition concepts. A major goal of this class is the creation of picturesque content through the rich pictorial expression of light and shadow, color, and texture. The use of photography as a sketch medium will also be discussed. Individual critiques and concept development will be an integral part of this experience.


4/29–6/17 Wed pm 1:00–4:00
$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 about color mixing, value and form, composition, mediums and glazes, brushes and painting surfaces is designed to help students better express themselves through their painting!


4/30–6/18 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 polymer-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.


4/28–6/16 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

323
Members
Non Members

325 Realism > 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. 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. Students may bring in their own subject matter to work with. iPads are great resources. Students must be familiar with their chosen materials, have drawing experience and be familiar with painting technique.


4/29–6/10 Wed am 9:00–12:30
$275M $320NM 7 classes

325
Members
Non Members


326 Drawn to Painting—Part 2

Santiago Hernandez


In this course we will expand upon the basic concepts and techniques learned in “Drawing and Painting Fusion” with a more direct focus on painting. Building on the indirect painting methods such as “imprimatura”, under-painting, and glazing as a foundation, we will branch out to explore more personal aspects of color, composition and narrative. This course is intended to demonstrate the dynamic relationship between color, composition, and mark-making as essential elements of an artist’s personal vocabulary and ability to tell a story, and express meaningful ideas, while learning the skills necessary for successful artistic expression. This class is also open to intermediate students with an understanding of basic painting skills.

No class May 25.

 

4/27–6/22 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 May 25.


4/27–6/22 Mon am 9:30–12:30
$265M $310NM 8 classes

327
Members
Non Members


342 Introduction to Printmaking

Mehmet Kraja


This beginner to intermediate class introduces printmaking methods, like monotype and intaglio processes, including trace drawing, additive, reduction printing, drypoint, and etching printing techniques on plexiglass plates. Monotype, which utilizes the methods and tools of printmakers and painters, is usually considered the bridge between printmaking and painting. Students will explore the multiple possibilities of creating work using monotypes in a more painterly fashion. They will use ink, brushes and other tools to build works with a freedom unique to this medium.  Attention will be paid to image development and understanding of the process. Through exercises, students will gain confidence and establish a feeling for what can be done with these techniques as a basis for further experimenting on their own. Students will be introduced to the work of contemporary artists and the history/tradition of printmaking. Class sessions will include demonstrations, exercises, independent and collaborative printing, discussions, and critique.


4/29–6/17 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

341
Members
Non Members

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

Esther Maschio


The focus of this course is to further advance individual goals and requires a sound working and recent knowledge of monotype on and off the press, monoprinting, collagraph-platemaking, Solarplate, drypoint, editioning, embossing, chine collé, trace drawing, multi-plate registration, ink handling and application, and cleanup. Experimentation is encouraged as an integral part of the process and includes, for example, collage and over-painting/drawing, using the print as a substrate for the finished work. The experimental atmosphere of this class will be supported by individual and group discussions and collegial interactions. This progressive environment is designed to support and energize individual choices in technique and move the creative process to another level. Class size is limited and there is plenty of time to process ideas. This is not a tutorial class. Multiple tools, varieties of ink, and materials are included in the course fee. Rives BFK print paper is available for sale. Choices are abundant. Students are also encouraged to bring other papers and materials to further enhance their unique art making.
No class May 25.


4/27–6/22 Mon am 9:00–3:00
$350M $395NM 8 classes

343
Members
Non Members

345 BIG INK Workshop

Followup REMINDER
Esther Maschio and Tony Pilla


This class will meet eight weeks to assist artists in preparing large scale wood blocks for BIG INK printing at Festival 2020. The object is for students to explore the creation of large-scale woodblock prints with a minimum size of 24” x 36”. The workshop fee will cover the cost of the eight-week preparatory class (to be scheduled) as well as participation in BIG INK—from which participants 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 by April 10. A minimum of eight students is required. BIG INK takes place June 20, 2020.

 

$350M $395NM

345
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. (includes materials and firing fee)


5/1–6/19 Fri am 9:30–12:30
$305M $350NM 8 classes

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! (includes materials and firing fee)


4/28–6/2 Tue pm 6:00–9:00
$230M $275NM 6 classes

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.

(includes materials and firing fee)


4/29–6/17 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$305M $350NM 8 classes

352
Members Call to Register
Non Members Call to Register

354 Clay Decorating Techniques

Ann Conte


Learn new ways to finish your clay pieces with image transfer, mono printing, photo lithography, sgraffito, and more. This class will allow you to expand your glazing repertoire. The first classes will focus on learning new techniques. Students will then be able to put their new knowledge into practice through their hand-built and wheel-thrown clay work. Prior clay experience is required to take this course.

(includes materials and firing fee)

 

4/30–6/ 18 Thu pm 6:00–9:00
$305M $350NM 8 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 look at the work of inspirational artists as sources of creative problem solving Through assignments that give liberal opportunity for individual interpretation, students will grow their skills and ability to work with complex forms in clay. (includes materials and firing fee)


5/1–6/19 Fri pm 5:00–8:00
$305M $350NM 8 classes

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.


4/28–6/16 Tue pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

371
Members
Non Members


The I and the Not I, Stephen Sheffield

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 devotees, to work with ongoing or individual photographic projects and focus their learning on a subject that most interests them.


4/29–6/17 Wed 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.

 

4/30–6/18 Thu pm 6:00–8:00
$220M $265NM 8 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 working with images alone or combined with text. 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.

 

4/30–6/18 Thu pm 1:00–4:00
$250M $295NM 8 classes

383
Members
Non Members

385 Mixed Media and Collage

Roger Honey


This class explores the exciting concept of creating a mixed media collage.  Reference will be made to the historical developments of paper collage as an art form in the early 20th century by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Kurt Schwitters, and later artists such as Richard Hamilton, Romare Bearden and Peter Blake of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album cover fame. The term collage comes from the French verb coller “to glue” referring to sticking flat images on a two-dimensional surface, a practice used in China some 2,000 years ago. This class will apply traditional and contemporary techniques to explore relief collage as a mixed media vehicle involving painting, graphics, and sculpture. Images of implied textures and photographic print media will will also be considered. Three-dimensional elements such as found objects may be added to build richly nuanced surfaces of light and shade, texture and rhythm. Interested students should consider a possible theme and collection of relevant found objects and graphic material. All are welcome.


5/1–6/5 Fri am 9:30–12:30
$215M $260NM 6 classes

385
Members
Non Members

WINTER WORKSHOP

 

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

SPRING WORKSHOP

 

404 Designing the Landscape

Christine Bodnar


This workshop is for the beginner to intermediate pastel painter. Students will learn the building blocks of painting, focusing on composition, value relationships, and the importance of preparatory studies. Using photos of the landscape for reference, students will learn about effective decision making in designing their paintings. The workshop will begin with a demonstration, followed by individual instruction as needed.


4/25 Sat 9:30–3:30
$120M $165NM 1 class

404
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. This workshop follows the example of John Singer Sargent’s 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. We will proceed in a Sargent-like methodical manner to discover the process leading to a successful watercolor painting! 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. The emphasis will be less on color exercises and discussions about technique and more about leaping right into a painting experience where everything comes into play at once, for it is one’s ability to control the “accident” of watercolor that is the real achievement!

 

4/25–4/26 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$240M $285NM 2 classes

411
Members
Non Members

485 Local Pages

Esther Maschio


Having trouble organizing your keepsakes and ephemera Here is a creative solution to the problem. This one-day workshop is about making a book from stuff you can’t quite throw away, such as: collage materials, broken watch parts, ticket stubs, pamphlets, very old photos, more. The book binding technique is a simple one - accordion fold concertina - easy to create, and produced as long in length as your supply of ephemera lasts. Page size will be a manageable 7”x5”. This will be followed by the creation of a ‘portfolio jacket.’ Some decorative papers will be available for the covers, but to better personalize your work it is recommended bringing your own to envelop the finished work. The book board for the jacket will be supplied as part of the $25 materials fee.


5/9 Saturday 9:30–3:30 (NOTE: Date change)
$120M $165NM 1 class

485
Members
Non Members

 

474 Bargello Table Runner or Hanging Quilt

Virginia Holloway


This small but creative project is designed to teach the basics of “strip-piecing”, the foundation of improvisational abstract art quilting. We will focus on technique, color use, mixing of patterns and composition. Come and explore this traditional fiber technique and discover how craft transitions into fine art.


5/30, 6/6 Sat 10:00–3:30
$195M $240NM 2 classes

474
Members
Non Members

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS

 

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
Members
Non Members

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

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