Summer 2023


General Information

• Please register early to avoid disappointment. You may register online at, 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 Introduction to Drawing

Mehmet Kraja


Tuesday: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
July 11 - August 22
$215M $260NM 7 classes


301 Advanced Studio Drawing & Related Media

Judy Rossman


Friday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
July 7 - August 25

$295M $340NM 8 classes


322 Summer Plein Aire

Bob Beaulieu


Tuesday: 9:30 am –12:30 pm

July 11 - August 22
$260M $305NM 7 classes


326 Fundamentals of Portraiture

Bob Beaulieu


Wednesday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

July 12 - August 23

$295M $340NM 7 classes



328 Playing with Color in Acrylics

Lisa Marder


Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

July 24 - July 28
$160M $205NM 5 classes


320 Basic Colory Theory

Santiago Hernandez


Thursday 6:30 – 9:00 pm

July 20 - August 17

$175M $225NM 5 classes



321 Bas Relief

Santiago Hernandez


Saturday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

July 15 - August 19
$235M $280NM 6 classes


340 Introduction to Printmaking

Mehmet Kraja


Wednesday: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

July 12 - August 23
$215M $260NM 7 classes


344 Solar Plate Summer

Esther Maschio


Monday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

July 10 - August 28

$400M $445NM 8 classes



350 Introduction to Ceramics

Ann Conte


Wednesday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

July 12 - August 16
$270M $315NM 6 classes


354 Clay Decorating Techniques

Ann Conte


Thursday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

July 13 - August 17

$270M $315NM 6 classes



356 Clay in the Afternoon

Ann Conte


Thursday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

July 13 - August 17
$270M $315NM 6 classes


372 Photography En Plein Aire

Keith Conforti


Tuesday: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

July 11 - August 15

$180M $225NM 6 classes



404 Pastel Painting Intensive in 2 Parts

Christine Bodnar


Monday - Friday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

July 10 - July 14 &
August 7 - August 11
$450M $495NM 10 classes


421 Floral Painting with Acrylics

Donna Calleja


Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

July 22 & July 29

$175M $220NM 2 classes



440 - Gathering of Leaves: 2-D Work into Books

Peter Madden


Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
August 19 & August 20
$350M $395NM 2 classes


471 Cyanotype for the Artist

Sarah Anthony


Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

August 12 & August 13

$250M $295NM 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.