South Shore Art Center at
Hingham Community Center
Hingham Community Center is located at 70 South Street, Hingham.
In the historic 1719 John Thaxter House. Some classes are located on the second floor.
• 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. Tuition includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee.
• Young adults, 15 years and older, are welcome to enroll in most adult courses with the perrmission of the instructor.
• In the event of inclement weather, the Art Center follows the Cohasset Public Schools school closings. Should a storm emerge during the day, please call 781.749.97860 for any class cancellations.
Attention Teachers! The South Shore Art Center is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a provider of Professional Development Points. We are pleased to provide a certificate of completion for any of our adult courses or workshops.
H702 No Fear Drawing Basic Techniques
Paul Klee once remarked that:”…a line is a dot that went for a walk.”
The joy of drawing is the objective of this course. There will be a series of exercises and instructive projects designed to inspire and motivate students to discover unexpected skills through sensory awareness, which will form the core of good drawing. Each week, students will be introduced to a series of exercises which will give them the tools to create a successful drawing. You will learn about the function and creative application of line, texture, value, contrast, negative space, and more in this supportive two-hour class.
4/25–6/13 Tues pm 1:00–3:00
$225M $270NM 8 classes
H723 Paint It and Taking It
from the Masters
Using acrylic paint, in two-hour sessions, you will learn different painting techniques by imitating the imagery of modern master works. Focusing on key works from Impressionism to Modern Art styles and movements, students will work on individual projects which emphasize color, texture, and the elements of design which are the core of modern explorations of form and content. This class is great for beginners who want to discover not only what acrylic painting is all about, but also to expand their understanding of painting in a variety of styles and methods.
4/26–6/14 Wed am 10:00–12:00
$225M $270NM 8 classes
H140 Multi–Cultural Expeditions
(at the Hingham Community Center)
One of the best ways to understand and appreciate another culture is by creating its arts and crafts. Students will enjoy making artifacts rich in cultural traditions. Sponge painting cut-outs reflecting the Chippewa Indians, Aztec sun symbols, Mexican roosters and beyond. In this exploratory class, students will be exposed to a variety of media and craft materials to create images which may tell a story, describe an object, express a feeling, or simply invent images to explore the rich language of visual arts in a variety of cultures. Students will learn the value of creative constructive play and the manner in which it can be a source for skill development, stimulate the imagination and think outside the box. Children will enjoy the process of making art based on the multi-cultural experience. No class Feb 21.
2/ 7–4/4 Tues pm 4:00–5:30
$190M $225NM 8 classes