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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.


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

 

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 within six months.

 

2. Reserve your 5 choices. (See below or make a request.) 4 students maximum per session.

 

3. Sessions may have up to 4 students. If you prefer individual mentoring, the cost increases to $50 an hour.

 

4. Have fun!

 

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-changing 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—Beginner, Photoshop CS4
808 Photoshop (Mac Only)—Beginner or Intermed., 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
813 All About Industrial Design
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 Basic Drawing (Intermediate/Advanced)

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. Class content is provided in a supportive environment with lots of one-on-one instruction. Continuing students welcome. No class February 22.


1/114–3/8 Fri am 10:30–1:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

300a
Members
Non Members

300b Basic Drawing (Beginner to Intermediate)

Judy Rossman


This class is for beginners with minimal 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 students understanding of the drawing process. Individual instruction will concentrate on students’ skill level. No class February 19.
1/8–3/5 Tue pm 1:00–3:30
$200M $245NM 8 classes

300b
Members
Non Members

301 Beginning Pastel

Laurinda O’Connor


Learn how to create beautiful paintings using soft pastels while working from photographs of landscapes and still life setups. Students will develop their own style 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 February 19.


1/15–3/12 Tue pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

301
Members
Non Members

302 Pastel Atelier

Donna Rossetti-Bailey


This course is for intermediate and advanced pastel artists with drawing experience. Each class will involve five hours of uninterrupted studio and plein-air painting time; weather permitting, we will go outdoors to various locations. Instruction will include 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. Some materials provided. Bring your lunch.
No class February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13.


1/9–2/13, 3/20, 3/27 Wed am 9:00–2:00
$280M $325NM 8 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. Instruction will be focused on demonstration and plenty of individual instruction, while also suggesting exercises and themes. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic references. A supply list is available online. Previous experience is recommended.


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

303
Members
Non Members

304 Fall Fruit and Flowers

Marion Carlson


This class is designed for students to brush up on former drawing skills and to revisit the basic elements of drawing (line, value, texture, and composition). The first part of the class will be instructional with emphasis on the use of various drawing techniques and materials such as varieties of pencil, chalk, pen, and charcoal. The second part of the class will focus on creative ways to implement those techniques in both conventional and non-conventional ways, utilizing the visual elements indicated above. This class will introduce techniques to enhance effective visual expression and maximize individual exploration and invention in a supportive environment. This class is best suited for the student who has completed a basic or intermediate drawing class and wishes to explore the creative possibilities of drawing media. No class January 21 and February 18.


1/7–3/11 Mon pm 1:00–3:00 8 classes

$170M $215NM

304
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. No class February 21.


1/10–3/21 Thu am 9:00–12:00
$295M $340NM 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” techniques 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 an advanced artist, you will benefit from this class. No class February 19.


1/22–3/19 Tue am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

320
Members
Non Members

321 BUILDINGS, BOATS, AND PLEIN AIR VARIATIONS

Robert Beaulieu


This course is focused on creating paintings inspired by plein air motifs including effectively composed man-made mechanical and/or architectural objects such as lobster boats, sailboats, summer cottages, or harbor store fronts. Course content will also cover atmospheric perspective expressed through color and value, and the spatial dynamics of one and two point perspective. Students may explore and develop ideas based on individual sketches, photographs, and model forms to invent compositions based on the plein air experience. Instruction will focus on creating picturesque compositions through the rich pictorial expression of light and shadow, color and texture. The use of photography as a sketch medium and vehicle for study and self expression will also be discussed. Individual critiques and concept development will be an integral part of this experience. No class February 20.


1/9– 3/6 Wed pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

321
Members
Non Members

323 CONTINUING ACRYLIC

Lisa Marder


This course is for continuing acrylic painters who want to further explore this versatile medium and develop their own artistic voice. Working from photographs, sketches, and observation, and using other artwork and artists as inspiration, students will explore both representation and abstraction while learning more about painting techniques and material. No class February 21.


1/10–3/7 Thu am 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes

  323
Members
Non Members

324 INK DRAWING; ESSENTIALS AND EXPERIMENTS

Santiago Hernandez


Ink drawing can be as delicate or expressive as your heart desires! Learn about traditional pen and ink techniques such as hatching, cross hatching, and stippling, as well as more expressive approaches using a variety of brushes. Experiment with various ink options and the use of traditional pen points (nibs) while exploring both representational and abstract concepts.


1/10–2/14 Thu pm 6:00–9:00
$185M $230NM 6 classes

324
Members
Non Members

326 DRAWING TO PAINTING IN OILS

Santiago Hernandez


Someone once declared that the basis for a great painting is a great drawing. Basic drawing skills are essential for any painter. This 2-part course will combine Beginning Drawing with Beginning Painting. Part 1 will begin with an introduction to basic drawing using still life arrangements as a source of content. Students will work from observation focusing on drawing techniques used in rendering and composing forms in space successfully. Materials such as charcoal, conte crayon and graphite pencils will be introduced to explore the dramatic possibilities and expressive potential of graphic media. In Part 2 students will expand on the topics covered in Part 1 while learning the basics of color mixing, developing a value scale, and exploring methods of indirect painting. This is a class which is intended to demonstrate the dynamic relationship of drawing and painting and provide students with the skills necessary for successful artistic expression. No class February 20.


1/9–3/6 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$240M $285NM 8 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 February 18.


1/28–3/25 Mon am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

327
Members
Non Members

500 LIFE DRAWING AND PAINTING STUDIO

Uninstructed
Michael McNabb, Coordinator


In this ongoing class, develop your skills in drawing from the model. Please call the coordinator at 781-545-4991 if you plan to attend.


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

325
Members
Non Members



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 the 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 students with prior experience in solar platemaking and printing, as well as other platemaking techniques, they may continue in those directions. In addition to traditional monoprinting, solarplate materials and equipment will be available for those experienced in solarplate making and printing.No class January 21 and February 18.


1/7–3/25 Mon am 9:00–3:00
$400M $445NM 10 classes (includes $15 materials fee for inks)

341
Members
Non Members

342 PRINTMAKING SAMPLER

Esther Maschio


Expand your knowledge of Printmaking during this six-week session. Through demonstrations, show-and-tells, and hands-on practice, students will learn the art of Platemaking and Unique Printing. Classes will build to the following week focusing on one technique at a time and will include: Gelatine Platemaking and printing by hand; Monoprinting using plexiglass plates and etching press; Multiple Platemaking using Sintra and carving tools for relief and intaglio printing, plus PETG and etching tools for Dry Point; Trace Drawing, a stand-alone method that is also used to enhance existing art. Non-toxic or soy-based inks will be used and all materials will be supplied, except for Rives BFK paper which will be available for sale. It is suggested but not required that the same or similar images be used throughout for the purpose of making comparisons when using various printmaking techniques. Students should bring a SIMPLE prepared sketch...no photos please...to the first class.


1/10–2/14 Thu pm 9:30–12:30
$185M $230NM 6 classes

342
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. No Class February 22.


1/11–3/22 Fri am 9:30–12:30
$375M $420NM 10 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

350
Members
Non Members

351 CLAY WORK

Carolyn Daly Shedd

 

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, and advanced students will explore more complicated forms including lidded jars and teapots. Hand builders will learn pinch, coil, and 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. No Class February 19.


1/8–3/19 Tue pm 6:00–9:00
$375M $420NM 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 February 20.

 

1/9–3/20 Wed pm 6:00–9:00
$375M $420NM 10 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

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 hand-built and wheel-thrown clay work. Prior clay experience is required to take this course. No Class February 21.


1/10–4/4 Thu pm 6:00–9:00
$465M $500NM 12 classes
(includes materials and firing fee)

354
Members
Non Members

355 ADVANCED CLAY THROWING AND HANDBUILDING

Ann Conte


This is an advanced ceramic course focused on experimentation with and advancing technique in hand building and wheel work. Emphasis will be on novel use of scale, surface design, and fabrication techniques. We will study ceramic forms and surfaces of well-known artists and craftspeople such as 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 complex forms in clay.
No Class February 22.


1/11–3/22 Fri pm 5:00–8:00
$465M $510NM 12 classes

355
Members
Non Members

 

360 BRAIN FREEZE: CREATING YOUR
ARTIST'S BOOK

Marion Carlson


Art books, sketchbooks, and journals traditionally illustrate how artists have made unusual connections to discover and develop original ideas. Such ideas can take many forms and means of self-expression. This class will explore a variety of techniques and ideas using the format of a popular contemporary art form – the artist’s book. Each week students will have an assignment to create a page in their book using many interesting materials and ideas to express and embellish a theme of their choice which will be the focus of their artist’s book. Images may be created from comics imagery, collage, creative writing, and weekly themes and assignments. In the end, the artwork created each week will be compiled in book form.
No class February 21.


1/17–3/14 Thu pm 1:00–3:00
$170M $215NM 8 classes

360
Members
Non Members

380 CREATE A SHORT STORY

Kathleen McKenna


The goal of this class will be for every student to conceive, develop and draft a short story from beginning to end. Syllabus topics will include craft topics touched upon from group discussions—such as story ideas, beginnings, character development, point of view, exposition and dialogue, pacing strategies, climax and resolution, editing and revision. Each student will have the opportunity to share work and receive constructive criticism from the group, as well as written feedback from the instructor. The first session will include writing prompts and exercises as an introduction to the writing process. No class February 19.


1/8—3/5 Tue pm 7:00–9:00
$180M $225NM 8 classes

380
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.
No class February 19.


1/8–3/5 Tue pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

371
Members
Non Members

374 INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Stephen Sheffield


In this in-depth and hands-on course you will explore the world of fine art photography. This class is the next logical step for those who have already taken SSAC’s Basic Digital Photography workshop, or a comparable basic photography class, and for those who are looking to explore their creative side, or wish to start exploring personal vision. Experienced artists are also encouraged 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 to work on an ongoing photographic project, or projects, to focus their learning on a subject that most interests them. No class February 20.

 

1/9–3/6 Wed pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

374
Members
Non Members

 

WORKSHOPS

 

402A WATCH AND PAINT: PASTELS

Anne Heywood


This workshop begins with a live demonstration on still life, followed by painting a masterpiece of your choice of subject. Expect plenty of explanations during the demonstration, and a nice balance of “hands off” practical guidance at your easel while you paint. The day ends with an instructor-led constructive critique. Don’t have the whole day to paint? Join this class for the morning demonstration only. Sign up for one, two, or three sessions—see info about follow-up sessions below.


1/12 Sat 9:30–4:00
$120M $165NM 1 class

402A
Members
Non Members

 

402B WATCH AND PAINT: PASTELS

Anne Heywood


Another opportunity to take this workshop. The February demonstration will be on snowy landscapes.
2/9 Sat 9:30–4:00
$120M $165NM 1 class

402B
Members
Non Members

402C WATCH AND PAINT: PASTELS

Anne Heywood


Another opportunity to take this workshop. The March demonstration will be on spring landscapes.


3/9 Sat 9:30–4:00
$120M $165NM 1 class

402C
Members
Non Members

 

445 A BOOK A DAY

Esther Maschio


Come beat the Winter Blues by joining in with like-minded artists! In this two-day workshop students will learn two different and easy ways to assemble a book. One being a “Fold and Paste” method with a hard cover; the other, a simple “Triple-Triple Stitch” technique with soft flexible cover material. Pages may be left blank for later writing or collaging, or image-ready papers can be used. First, two small sample books will be made as a guide while creating with your preferred papers and book sizes. Both simple techniques will leave your learning curve behind, providing lots of time to create your unique artist’s book. For all levels, no experience required. Materials for the sampler books included in class fee. Early registration is recommended for those who need to order preferred materials (TALASonline.com is a good resource). A $25 material fee will be paid to the instructor.


1/19, 1/20 Sat–Sun 10:00–4:00 2 classes
$195M $240NM

445
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.


3/2 –3/3 Sat–Sun 9:30 3:30
$240M $285NM 2 classes
(a $35 materials fee will be paid to the instructor)

462
Members
Non Members

470 MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
FOR ARTISTS

Lisa Goren & Jennifer Jean Costello


This workshop is designed to reduce stress and increase success—Beginners welcome


Created for artists who are trying to figure out how to get their work “out there” or to jumpstart previous work they’ve done, two session, fun and informative, with lunch in between. Both sessions are for beginners and those who need a refresher course on marketing artwork.

 

SESSION ONE: How artists can think “outside the box” and enjoy the marketing process. Are you trying to get your work “out there” and don’t know where to begin? Have you been struggling to understand how to market your work and don’t know what to do? In this session, you will identify challenges and establish your goals. Individualized homework will be assigned.


LUNCH BREAK—Good food, good conversation!


SESSION TWO: How to make social media work for you. From Facebook to Instagram to Kickstarter (and more), which is the most appropriate to achieve your goals? Please note: ‘Maximizing Your Presence’ is key.


Instagram is ‘hot’ so we will cover topics such as: timeliness of posts, getting the most out of hashtags, connecting with other accounts, and engaging with other users to maximize your exposure. Also will discuss the business aspect of Instagram, including how to sell your work by strategic posting and building effective networks. We will conclude on what works, what doesn’t, and, most importantly, what makes sense for each artist.


1/26 Sat 10:00–4:00
$75 M $130 NM

470
Members
Non Members

VISITING ARIST WORKSHOPS

503 Pastel Painting

Deborah Quinn-Munson In this two-day workshop students will explore basic pastel painting techniques with a watercolor under-painting (under-painting optional). Emphasis will be on developing strong, dynamic compositions and developing a fairly loose, painterly approach to working with pastel. Demonstrations will be given followed by exercises in design, value, color and technique. We will closely examine the relationship of large shape to small, dark value to light and warm color to cool, for example, to see how these painting elements work together to create strong paintings. Students will create quick studies and sketches followed by more developed paintings. Individual instruction will be tailored to participant needs.

 

3/30, 3/31 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30

$380M $425NM 2 classes

503
Members
Non Members

527 Small Format Still Life Painting and Drawing

Kathleen Jacobs


Working from a visually interesting still-life, students will explore the underpinning of great painting, that is “composition”. Thumbnail drawings will help students begin the painting process, to seek and decipher space in order to understand the relationships between objects and the structure before them. Proportion, shape, form, and color will be explored. Working small, students will paint quickly, with the goal to push to see abstracted and simplified forms without an over analysis of detail. All skill levels welcome.

 

2/2, 2/3 Sat–Sun 9:00–4:00

$235M $280NM 2 classes)

527
Members
Non Members

540 Drawing with Light in the Print Studio

Marc St. Pierre


This workshop is an introduction to working with photo polymer plates. We will explore drawing and mark making on translucent surfaces such as ground glass and mylar. The results will be transferred to plates using a light source. Polymer plates are developed in water and ready to print after drying. We will use a variety of drawing tools on the first day and experiment with printing techniques on day two. The workshop is open to beginners with no printmaking experience as well as experienced printmakers. This process also lends itself to photographers who could bring positive transparencies to the workshop. Please consult with the instructor ahead of time to prepare your materials beforehand. Photo polymer plates will be available for purchase based on pre-registration.

 

1/26, 1/27 Sat–Sun 9:30–4:00

$235M $280NM 2 classes

540
Members
Non Members

560 Expressive Collage with Oil Pastel

Jill Pottle


This workshop will explore the direct color medium of oil pastel (craypas) while using collage to build up layers of colors, tones and values. These materials are a natural together. Working from still life and landscape as subject matter students will develop provocative compositions based on a variety of materials. Students will push this medium to its limits and work on small artworks as well as large. The descriptive line will be used to describe form like a Matisse and areas of color will define the value and descriptions of forms similar to Bonnard. All levels are welcome.


3/23, 3/24 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$255M $300NM 2 classes

560
Members
Non Members

561 Encaustic: Layers, Translucency and
See-Throughs

Dietlind vander Schaaf


This workshop is designed to take students beyond the basics involved in working with encaustic by offering participants a deeper understanding of how to create paintings that suggest depth and dimension. An emphasis will be placed on composition and expressing meaning through an exploration of accumulating marks, drawings, and image transfers at varying levels. In addition, students will learn about surface preparation, brush manipulation, layering, collage and embedding. The structure and presentation of this class allows plenty of time for students to explore and develop their own personal ideas and visual vocabulary on larger or multiple panels.


5/18, 5/19 Sat–Sun 9:30–3:30
$260M $305NM 2 classes

561
Members
Non Members

 


Professional Development

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