Community Programs


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“Meeting a working artist is invaluable in showing the reality of art as a career path, the creative process in action, the work involved. Seeing works of art in a gallery has proved an exciting event for the students. They enjoy seeing actual work, what the creative process and the mind of an artist can do with any material.”
—Jeanette Grant, Squantum School, Quincy

Artist in Residence Program 2017

SSAC celebrates 13 years of the Artist in Residence program, a free educational outreach art program designed for students in grades 3, 4 & 5. This innovative program introduces students to professional artists working in a diverse array of mediums: collage, pastel, paint, photography, book arts and sculpture. Students visit SSAC for two hours, meet with the artist, learn about their process, how they became a professional artist, where they find their inspiration and more…

The students then create their own masterpiece, in the artist’s medium, to take home. Over the years these creations have included: small books, silkscreen prints, wire mobiles, clay heads, collages and mono prints.

This school year we welcome Lisa Goren, a watercolorist living in Boston, as this year’s Artist in Residence. Lisa’s unique paintings focus on polar and frozen landscapes she has visited. Lisa shares stories of her experiences and travels through Antarctica and the High Arctic in her colorful presentation to the students.

To reserve your school’s participation in this popular program, contact:
SSAC permits each visiting school two weekly sessions with a maximum number of 50 students per session.

Artist in Residence Program is generously sponsored by:
Tania & James McCANN


• Two hour field trips to SSAC to integrate art experience into classroom studies, scout
badges or camp experience.
• Gallery tour and in-depth discussion followed by hands-on art project
$15/student; max. 40 students/session

Upcoming Exhibitions this fall/winter include:
RAW/plants—A Feast of Botanical Art Sept. 15–Nov. 5
National Juried Show—Sightlines—November 9–Dec.22
Gallery Artists—Shapes and Shadows Jan.5–Feb. 18
ON!—Organized by Wayne Strattman and Chris Rifkin
Feb. 23–April 8


South Shore Art Center experts visit schools or community groups to provide an arts enhancement tailored to whatever subject is being studied in the classroom. Programs have included diverse topics such as: Ancient Greek Vases; Chinese Brush Painting; African Printmaking & Pompeii Mixed Media. Curriculum guidelines followed; teacher packet included. One hour program; $150/class



How do you want to spend your PDP budget? At SSAC our courses and workshops are available for professional development. We can design a workshop tailored to your art making interests and curriculum goals to refresh your practice as an artist and a teacher. We are constantly adding new studio courses and visiting artist workshops to choose from.

Consider: Painting, Large Scale Image Transfer or Artist’s Books. We can arrange half or full-day group workshops for a department. Cost $50–75/teacher with a maximum of 12 participants. All media available, taught by SSAC faculty.

For individual PDP offerings consider customizing a series of 5 two hour private lessons on any techniques or processes through our Learning Lab. Cost: $350M $400NM
For more information inquire with Alicia Herman at: