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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.


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Learning Lab

Tuesday or Friday from 3:30–5:30 or Saturday 10–12

 

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. Buy a block of 5 sessions. This is a rolling admission program of two-hour sessions. Reservations required. Blocks of 5 sessions for $350M and $400NM must be used by the end of the term in which you sign up.

 

2. Reserve your 5 choices. (Offered below.) 4 students maximum per session. Individual mentoring sessions are available at $50 per hour.

 

3. Have fun!

 

Call to schedule sessions—781 383 2787

801 Observational Collage—Take your still life to a new level. Learn basics of drawing forms in space before changing it up with collage.
802 It’s all in Perspective—Lead your viewer into your landscape scenes using aerial, one-and two-point perspective. Start with simple shapes before you take your skills on a journey around your paper.
803 Self Portrait—Embrace your expressions with charcoal, wire, and monoprints.
804 Life Drawing—Working from a clothed model—gesture drawings to 30 minute poses, discover new ways to express the ever-changing form of the figure.
805 Pastel Landscape—Amp up the color of the landscape using soft pastels. Learn many techniques.
806 Printmaking—Express your inner animal through printmaking. We will create multi-colored prints based on the animal in you.
807 Photoshop (Mac Only)—Beginner, Photoshop CS4
808 Photoshop (Mac Only)—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 book.

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 Basic Drawing (Int/Adv)

Judy Rossman


The ability to draw is not inherited; it is a learned skill. That ability is directly related to 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. This class can accommodate both intermediate and advanced levels in a supportive environment with lots of one-on-one instruction. Continuing students welcome.


9/15–11/3 Fri am 10:30–1:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

300a
Members Call to register
Non Members Call to register

300b Basic Drawing (Beginner)

Judy Rossman


An opportunity for beginers to take this highly popular class with Judy Rossman.See class description above for more information.


9/12–10/31 Tues pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

300b
Members
Non Members

301 Introduction to Painting with Pastels

Laurinda O’Connor

 

Learn how to create beautiful paintings using soft pastels while working from still life setups and photographs of landscapes. Students will develop their own style while learning about composition, value, and technique. Laurinda will demonstrate and offer plenty of individual instruction. This is a perfect class for the beginner. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic references and soft pastels.


9/15–11/3 Fri pm 1:00–4:00

$240M $285NM 8 classes

301
Members
Non Members

302 Pastel Atelier

Donna Rossetti-Bailey


This course for the intermediate and experienced pastel artist will provide five hours of uninterrupted studio and plein air painting time each week. Each session will include instruction, one-on-one easel time, critiques, and lots of information exchanges. All students will be encouraged to express their own personal style and imagery. We will have fun, laugh and learn from one another in this extended class. We will work outside when weather permits. Some materials provided. Bring your lunch. No class November 22.


9/20–11/29 Wed am 9:00–2:00
$350M $395NM 10 classes

302
Members
Non Members

303 Expressive Pastels

Laurinda O’Connor

 

Let’s break away from tradition and have fun painting landscapes! In this session, students will go beyond their photo reference and develop their own style while expressing themselves through their stroke, color choices, and composition. Laurinda will demonstrate, include exercises and themes, and offer plenty of individual instruction. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic references. A materials list will be posted online. Previous pastel experience is recommended.


9/15–11/3 Fri am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

303
Members
Non Members

305 The Art of Botany—BYO Plant

Sarah Roche


Choosing your own plant material, work on a botanical watercolor painting with a prizewinning botanical artist and teacher. With lots of demonstration and personal attention, Sarah will help you capture the detail and intoxicating beauty of your favorite plant. Students will learn step-by-step drawing and painting skills through direct observation in a supportive atmosphere. All abilities welcome in this four week class.


10/23–11/13 Mon am 9:30–12:30
$195M $240NM 4 classes

305
Members
Non Members

310 Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor

Mary Callahan


Designed for all levels of the watercolorist, this course will first provide the fundamentals and then explore the many techniques of watercolor. Art works may be based on still life set-ups, photos or from your imagination. Emphasis will be on color and design, with the goal of creating an organized emotional statement.


9/14–11/16 Thurs am 9:00–12:00
$285M $330NM 10 classes

310
Members
Non Members

320 Introduction to Oil Painting

Dianne Panarelli Miller


This is a fun class designed to get you painting right away. Class will begin with an informative demonstration to help students see how to begin a painting. After the demo, Dianne will work with you on an individual basis to help you improve at your own speed. There will be many interesting still life set ups so there will be no crowding. Dianne will blend the discipline of Academic Traditional Methods with the freedom of “Alla Prima” to help students learn the fundamentals to create 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.


9/19–11/7 Tues am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

  320
Members
Non Members

321 Breathe Life into Your Still Life or The Third
Dimension

Sharon Perlmutter


This class is essentially about HOW TO SEE and HOW TO EXPRESS what you see on a flat surface! The ultimate goal of this class is to explore and discover two-dimensional techniques to express three-dimensional forms in space. Using your choice of medium (acrylics, watercolor, colored pencil, or just pencil), we will concentrate on various techniques dealing with dramatic effects of light and shadow; various applications of perspective including atmospheric perspective; and various techniques for rendering implied textures and tactile surfaces. We will achieve this by doing a series of exercises based on still life setups, photographs, and paintings by masters. Open to all levels.


9/14–11/2 Thurs pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

321
Members
Non Members

323 Acrylic Painting: Basics and More

Lisa Marder


Learn to develop your painting skills with this versatile medium. Through a variety of projects using photographs, master works, and still life, you will learn various acrylic techniques as well as how to create strong compositions. Students will also be introduced to several different applications on the iPad that can be used for sketching and painting, enhancing their creativity, and experimenting with ideas. Students will receive individual instruction as well as group critique in a supportive creative environment.


9/14–11/2 Thurs am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

323
Members
Non Members

324 Light, Color, Form: The Painting Experience

Valerie Forte Vitali


In an environment that encourages creative innovation, painters will observe varying conditions of atmospheric light while exploring composition and color in their work. We will discuss the impact of light on color, form and shadow, altering lighting to provide varying experiences that create shading, depth and drama in depicted and imagined compositions. We will study the work of artists who have used lighting variations in their work. Painting media will be used in traditional and experimental techniques to expand each artist’s painting practice in personal and meaningful ways. We will build on each artist’s knowledge of paint and color, and instruction will be focused on individualized and personal work.


9/12–10/31 Tues pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

324
Members
Non Members

325 Painting the Figure in Real Space

Renée Caouette


This studio course for intermediate and advanced painters introduces interior based figurative painting. Our primary work consists of practicing methods for painting the figure with emphasis on gesture, contour, outline and tonal value modeling. We will explore different master techniques that allow us to see the figure in space and how it relates to the surrounding composition. The first half of the course focuses on drawing and painting the figure accurately from observation. By using different figure drawing methods, students will better understand human anatomy, rendering the figure with proportionate accuracy, and confidence in drawing and painting from life. In the second half of the course, we will focus on composing the figure within a space and how to render sophisticated, narrative, and visually interesting interior scenes. We will examine works by various artists representing classical and contemporary styles, noted for composing figures within interior settings, such as Hammershoi, Bonnard, Vuillard, Courbet, and Caravaggio.


9/12–10/31 Tues pm 6:00–9:00
$240M $285NM includes model fee 8 classes

325
Members
Non Members

326 Painting with Caravaggio

Renée Caouette


This class combines slide lecture with studio practice focusing on the works and innovative techniques of the Baroque master, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, whose creative oeuvre influenced later generations from Rembrandt in the 17c. to the Symbolist artists of the early 20c. and Mexican Muralists such as Orozco and Siquieros. This class will explore chronologically the life and progress of Caravaggio’s development and integrate each phase with studio exercises dealing with materials and techniques. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn about a major figure in the history of the visual arts while learning about technique and process in a hands-on studio environment.


9/14–10/19 Thurs pm 6:00–9:00
$180M $225NM 6 classes

326
Members
Non Members

327 “Alla Prima” Still Life

Dianne Panarelli Miller


This class will begin with an informative demonstration to help students see how to begin 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. Dianne will blend the discipline of Academic Traditional Methods with the freedom of “Alla Prima” (all in one sitting) to help students learn the fundamentals to create 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 October 9.


9/18–11/13 Mon am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

327
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.

No class October 9.


Ongoing Mon pm 7:00–10:00
$10 per session model fee payable at class

341 Intermediate/Advanced Monoprinting

Esther Maschio


Monoprinting can be a highly experimental medium for creating strikingly unique works of art. An indirect process, typically imagery is created on a Plexiglas plate and then transferred by means of an etching press to archival paper. Brayers and brushes are the primary tools used. Methods and techniques include: additive, subtractive, mixing inks, roll-ups, viscosity, transparencies, color layering, multiple plate printing, plate registration, color theory simplified, trace drawing, collage, chine colle and more. Students will work with instructor to define goals and then set a plan to begin work. In this dynamic and energetic studio environment, exploration and growth are emphasized at the individual and group level. For those students with prior experience in solar platemaking and printing, as well as other platemaking techniques, they may continue in those directions. No class October 9.


10/2–11/27 Mon am 9:00–3:00
$350M $395NM 8 classes (includes $15 materials fee for inks)

341
Members Call to register
Non Members Call to register

350 Introduction to Ceramics

Ann Conte


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.


9/15–11/17 Fri am 9:30–12:30
$325M $370NM 10 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

350
Members
Non Members

351 Clay Work

Erin Carney


This course includes instruction in wheel throwing and hand building techniques. We will start where you are: beginners will learn how to center clay, make small bowls and cups: advanced students will explore more complicated forms including lidded jars and teapots. Hand builders will learn pinch, coil, slab techniques and will produce a variety of containers and objects. The class will also investigate different surface/decorating techniques such as slips, sgraffito, paper resist, carving, stamping and glazes. Come ready to try new ideas.
9/12–11/14 Tues pm 6:00–9:00


$325M $370NM 10 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

351
Members
Non Members

352 Potter’s Wheel & More

Jeanne Wiley


This ceramic class will cover wheel techniques as well as slab, coil and hand building. Glaze applications will be demonstrated and independent projects are welcomed in this very supportive class. Open to all students. No class November 23.


9/13–11/15 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$325M $370NM 10 classes

352
Members
Non Members

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 clay hand built and wheel thrown work. Prior clay experience is required to take this course. No class November 24.
9/14–11/16 Thurs pm 6:00–9:00


$325M $370NM 10 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

354
Members Call to register
Non Members Call to register

355 Modern Forms and Vessels

Ann Conte


This is an intermediate ceramic sculpture course focused on experimentation with modern forms in hand building and wheel work. Emphasis will be on novel use of scale, surface design, and fabrication techniques. We will study the sculptural forms and surfaces of: Alison Britton, Hans Coper, Peter Voulkos, and Picasso. Through assignments that give liberal opportunity for individual interpretation, students will grow their skills and ability to work with modern and abstract forms in clay.


9/14–11/16 Thurs am 10:00–2:00
$325M $370NM 10 classes

355
Members
Non Members

363 Multimedia Collage

Monice Morenz


This is a class for art enthusiasts who are looking for a creative jump-start for the fall! Students will learn how to assemble papers, photographs, and found objects to repurpose old artworks into a multimedia collage. In this course students will reference contemporary art and artists to lend a visual structure and a thematic foundation to class activities and projects. In addition, there will be discussions and strategies used to incorporate photography into several collage projects. Instruction will involve demonstrations, individual attention, group critiques and a review of the on-line Flickr album. Participants of all abilities are welcome to join us. Come with an open mind and a desire to explore a personal and experimental approach to art. To see samples of art from past collage classes go to Flickr; Monice Morenz, (album) Collage 2017.


9/13–11/15 Wed pm 1:00–4:30
$330M $375NM 10 classes

363
Members
Non Members

365 Mixed Media Painting

Karen McEachern Cass


This course is for students of all ability levels who wish to explore the endless possibilities of a layered image. You will be encouraged to allow chance and the element of surprise to play an active role in your art-making process. Emphasis will be placed on preparing the proper surfaces for collage and multiple layers of paint. Recycled materials, handmade and printed papers, various adhesives and acrylic paint will be used for our projects. A variety of techniques and subject matter will be introduced and students may apply techniques to their independent work. We will have group critiques and share many examples of mixed media work to inspire and further illuminate the process.


9/14–11/2 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

365
Members
Non Members

375 The Altered Book

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.


9/12–10/31 Tues am 9:00–11:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

375
Members
Non Members

ART HISTORY

385 Mornings with Picasso

Anthony Pilla


This class combines the lessons of art history with studio activity based on significant innovations in the visual arts introduced by Pablo Picasso; ideas which transformed the way we look at and think about visual artworks. This class is not only a study of one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of art but also an investigation into the creative process and development of visual ideas. While this class draws on an earlier presentation of works by Picasso, “The Enigma that is Picasso: A Study in Change and Continuity” (Winter, 2017), this latest offering will explore Picasso’s innovations in a more hands on approach. This is a class which is designed for students of all abilities. The objective is to develop an appreciation for Picasso’s legacy, to explore a more expansive view of creating and defining visual art works, and to uncover the creative spirit within you.


9/12–10/31 Tues am 9:00–12:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

385
Members
Non Members

371 Basic Digital Photography Start to Finish

Tim Waite


Learn how to maximize the digital camera. Students will learn the fundamentals of exposure 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, including image file formats, lens selection, the light metering, and developing your own digital workflow. You will build on your abilities week-to-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.


9/14–10/19 Thurs pm 7:00–9:00
$195M $240NM 6 classes

371
Members
Non Members

374 Intermediate Digital Fine Art Photographyt

Stephen Sheffield


In this in-depth and hands-on course you will learn how to take your digital SLR camera photographs to the next level! If you have already taken the SSAC’s Basic Digital Photography workshop, or a comparable basic digital photography class, this is the next logical step to advance your skills. You will build on your knowledge, move into finer detail and push to expand your artistic vision. Beyond the exposure, structure and composition of you work, we will address personal style, artistic intent, creativity, and inspiration. Students can count on in-depth demonstrations and inspirational discussions about the work of past and current artists including certain Photoshop and Lightroom techniques in a fun and relaxed environment. Students are encouraged to work on an ongoing photographic project to focus their learning on a subject that most interests them. Please note: This course is designed for students with SLR Cameras only.


9/12–10/31 Tues pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

374
Members
Non Members

403 Complementary Colors: Creating a Focal Point

Anne Heywood


See how using a palette of complementary colors makes your still life subject stand out. Enjoy watching a pastel painting demonstration at the beginning of the day, then enjoy your own painting time, with guidance, for the balance. A great learning experience. For any pastel student level.


9/30 Sat 9:30-4:00
$100M $145NM 1 class

403
Members
Non Members

404 Expressing Mood in a Pastel Landscape

Anne Heywood


Take your pastel paintings to a step beyond a pretty picture. Learn how to plan your paintings so that they can relate to viewers through emotion and mood. Bring reference photos of landscapes; instructor will help you choose the best composition, and guide you while you paint it in pastels. Day begins with a pastel demonstration, followed by student painting time.


10/21 Sat 9:30-4:00
$100M $145NM 1 class

404
Members
Non Members

405 Sharing Your Unique Vision with Your Pastel Paintings

Anne Heywood


Think of the impossible, the absurd, the surreal! This workshop begins with brainstorming in order to tap into your own unique “vision”. Bring photos or objects that have great appeal to you, and that you think represent the unique person that you are (humorous, fantastical, mysterious, etc.), and explore the possibilities. Instructor’s pastel demonstration illustrates the methods and techniques you can use to translate your “vision” into a masterpiece. Plenty of one-on-one assistance at your easel combined with “teacher’s hands off” instruction.


11/18 Sat 9:30–4:00
$100M $145NM 1 class

405
Members
Non Members

425 Painting An Honest Still Life

Susan Ahearn


A short presentation of various still life oil paintings by master and contemporary artists will first whet your appetite. Next, a quick value study demo, followed by a simple way to begin painting from direct observation. Learn how careful observation and honest placement of the right color notes will create form almost magically. This workshop is intended to help strengthen your color, values, and shapes. Some drawing and painting experience is helpful.


10/22 Sun 9:30–3:30 1 class
$150M $195NM

425
Members
Non Members

430 Writing a Strong Artist’s Statement

Barbara Trachtenberg


Has your art evolved but your artist’s statement not caught up? Are you stuck in writing a first or fresh artist’s statement? Have you noticed that statements vary, depending on your audience and purpose? An artist’s statement is promotional writing meant to engage viewers through effective, active language that represents your work, your process and you, as an artist. This 3-hour interactive workshop offers examples, advice, exercises, support and sharing of participants’ and artists’ statements you have found on web or elsewhere. You’ll leave with ideas for a fresh, new working artist’s statement to help your website, proposals, publicity and funding. Bring a notebook, your own artist’s statement (finished or a work-in-progress) and one statement by a visual artist that has provoked, or excited you.

10/25 Wed pm 1:00–4:00
$60M $85NM 1 class

430
Members
Non Members

462 Painting with Paper

Marcia Ballou


This workshop will focus on utilizing intense and vibrant colors combined with a dynamic sense of design. Working with a beautiful color palette made of paper, cloth and acrylic mediums and paint, while also exploring traditional painting techniques and composition, students will explore layering, applying patterns, and working with values. Students will also explore ways to ‘loosen up’ and work in the medium of collage with creative spontaneity. The goal of this workshop is to create several spontaneous works that will form a visual vocabulary and process which will become the framework for successful works of art. No experience is required. All materials are provided.


11/4-11/5 Sat and Sun 9:30–3:30
$275M $320NM 2 classes

(a $35 materials fee will be paid to the instructor)

462
Members
Non Members

460 Large Scale Image Transfer on Wood & Canvas

Kimberley Majury Albanese


Looking for a winning and satisfying art-making experience? A class that will appeal to individuals of various ability levels? Join us on three Monday evenings to learn the craft of Large Scale Image Transfer and create strikingly visual images which will inspire and inform your imagination and technique. Initially, students will experiment with the image transfer process and create a smaller work using wood, paper, and matte medium. Next, students will choose their own images and photos, and learn how to enlarge on a computer (by a process called “tiling”), and then print in color on 8 x11 sheets. In the following classes, students will transfer images of their own choosing onto large pieces of wood and canvas, with the goal of completing show-worthy works of art. No experience or computers are required. Early registration is suggested based on past experiences.


10/2, 10/23, 10/30 Mon pm 6:00–9:00
$185M $230NM 3 classes

460
Members Call to register
Non Members Call to register

461 Felting Fun

Patrice Kelley


The ancient Sumerian craft known as felting has become increasingly popular in recent years, and embraced as a fine art medium as well. Felting is the process of creating a form or material using interlocking fibers. Students designs are crafted through wet agitation and compression that causes fibers to hook together into a single piece of fabric. Students will explore needle felting and wet felting while learning appropriate language and fiber techniques.


9/16, 9/17 Sat and Sun 9:30–3:30
$165M $210NM 2 classes

461
Members
Non Members

465 Introduction to Shibori

Alison Gordon


Shibori is the Japanese technique of bound and resist dying; think of it as an elegant (and more complicated) way to tie-dye. Learn different knotting, folding, wrapping, and fabric blocking techniques in demos and as you prepare your fabric. At the end of the day, we will dip everything in an indigo dye bath, unwrap, and check out our final products. Shibori dying is not precise technique, so students should be open to experimenting and embracing the unexpected. This class will focus on dyeing provided items, using a prepared dye bath. Students will receive a tote bag, 4 cotton napkins, 2 tea towels, cotton scarf, and silk scarf to dye in class. $40 materials fee payable to instructor.


10/14 Sat 10:00–4:00
$85M $130NM 1 class

465
Members
Non Members

468 Small Scale Strip Quilt Design

Virginia Holloway


Students will apply small strips of fabric directly to a batting or fabric foundation to improvise abstract designs. The results may be finished as wall art or used in making functional objects. Students will explore use of color, pattern and design elements to make a unique work of art. Some sewing machine experience is required and students must provide their own sewing machine.


9/30, 10/1 Sat and Sun 10:00–4:00
$155M $200NM 2 classes

468
Members
Non Members

469 Improvising with Curves and Strips

Virginia Holloway


We will improvise an abstract design (a runner or hanging) while learning techniques for cutting and sewing curved seams and strips of cotton fabric. Composition, color and design with fabric will be the focus along with basic techniques for working with fabric.
Basic use of sewing machine experience is required.


10/14, 10/15 Sat and Sun 10:00–4:00
$165M $205NM 2 classes

469
Members
Non Members

472 Tanzania—A Photographers Journey

Shawn Carey


East Africa evokes images of vast grasslands teeming with exotic animals. Enormous herds of Wildebeests, Zebra, antelopes and gazelles graze under the watchful eyes of Africa’s great predators. It is nature at its most wild. Tanzania is home to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.

For this special presentation join wildlife photographer Shawn Carey on an adventure into the heart of Tanzania. We’ll take a safari vehicle into the countries national parks and see the “Big Five” - Elephant, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion and Leopard - in all their glory. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting East Africa and seeing its incredible wildlife, this is a journey you’ll never forget. And it may just have you planning your own trip to Tanzania.


11/1 Wed pm 7:00–9:00
$5 Donation/Members free—Reservations required 781-383-2787

472
Members FREE
Non Members

 

488 Color Theory Simplified Workshop

Judy Rossman


Through a series of structured sequential exercises, students will understand the basics of color mixing. This understanding will endow the student with skill and confidence in any color media he/she approaches including watercolor, oils, acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencil and gouache. A simple still life will be completed utilizing techniques experienced in previous exercises.


10/15, 10/22 Sun 11:00–4:00
$120M $165NM 2 classes
A $5 materials fee will be payable to the instructor

488
Members
Non Members

490 Sewing Basics

Alison Gordon


Learn the basics of sewing (machines provided) while creating useful projects. Students will learn how to use a sewing machine while creating a small drawstring bag and a larger handled tote. This class is designed for adults and teens who have never sewn, need a refresher course before one of our quilt classes, or want to get a jumpstart on holiday gifts! Please review the supply list for fabric sizes and other required notions.


11/4 Sat 10:00–4:00
$85M $130NM 1 classes

490
Members
Non Members


PDP's

Attention Teachers! 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.