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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:
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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 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 (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 is designed for intermediate/advanced levels and offers a supportive environment with lots of one-on-one instruction. Continuing students welcome.

No class February 23.


1/12–3/9 Fri am 10:30–1:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

300a
Members
Non Members

300b Basic Drawing (Beginner/Intermediate)

Judy Rossman


An opportunity for beginners to take this highly popular class.See class description above. No class February 20.


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

300b
Members
Non Members

301 Studio Drawing

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 15 and February 19.
1/8–3/12 Mon 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 and 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. Some materials provided. Bring your lunch. No class January 31, February 7 and 21.


1/10–4/4 Wed 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 value decisions. Laurinda will demonstrate, suggest exercises and themes, and offer plenty of individual instruction. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic references. Previous experience is recommended.

No class February 20.


1/9–3/6 Tues pm 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

303
Members
Non Members

304 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. No class February 20.


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

304
Members
Non Members

305 Botanical Flower Focus

Sarah Roche


In the depths of the New England winter, students will be focusing on the beauty and vibrance of flowers, as well as working from plant specimens. Students will learn how to use good reference photos and to use our sketchbook notes to complete detailed closeup watercolor paintings. This class will include plenty of demonstration and instruction from an award-winning artist, teacher and education director of the certificate program in Botanical Art and Illustration offered by Wellesley College, FOBG. All experience levels are welcome. No class February 19 or March 12.


2/5–3/19 Mon am 9:30–12:30
$200M $245NM 5 classes

305
Members
Non Members

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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 22.


1/11–3/22 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. No class February 20.


1/23–3/20 Tues am 9:30–12:30
$240M $285NM 8 classes

  320
Members
Non Members

322 Drawing Painting Fusion

Valerie Vitali


After initially exploring basic drawing and painting skills, students will identify personal goals. Each week students will focus on developing a body of work based on observation, memory, composition, and individual interpretation of subject or theme. Subjects may be drawn from assembled objects, memorabilia, landscapes, photographs, or the figure, present or imagined. After setting goals, students will individually explore various levels of the creative process which will prove to be most meaningful and fulfilling. A supply list will evolve based on interests and technical necessity. No class February 22.


1/11–3/8 Thurs pm 1:00–4:00
$240M $285NM 8 classes (Model fee included)

322
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. You will receive individual instruction as well as group critique in a supportive creative environment.

No class February 23.


1/12–3/9 Fri 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. SWe 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.
No class February 20.


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

324
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 19.


1/22–3/19 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.
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 January 15 and February 19.


1/8–3/26 Mon am 9:00–3:00
$360M $405NM 10 classes (includes $15 materials fee for inks)

341
Members
Non Members

342 Gelatine Print and Monoprinting

Esther Maschio


Gelatine platemaking and printmaking is the simplest of all plate and print methods in the world of printmaking. This ‘kitchen table’ approach to platemaking can be done quickly with no expertise or studio equipment required. Waterbased inks are applied to the plate with a brayer and the use of paper stencils, fabrics or natural materials will create imagery quickly and easily. Added variety can be achieved by overprinting multiple colors with both positive and negative techniques and multiple paper choices. Students can manipulate gelatine images, moving them into two-dimensional collage pieces, simple books, or three-dimensional imagery depending on individual interests. The objective of this class is to combine the gelatine technique with the experimental medium of monoprinting, an indirect process in which images made with brayers and brushes are transferred from a plate to archival paper by means of a printing press. Students will learn methods and techniques such as additive and subtractive image-making, ink roll-ups, transparencies and color layering, multiple plate printing, plate registration, trace drawing, collage. In this dynamic and energetic studio environment, exploration and growth are emphasized. Bring your curiosity and open mind and discover your inner world of amazing images. A supply list will be posted online. Sign up early! No class February 22.


1/11–3/22 Thurs am 9:00–12:00
$315M $360NM 10 classes (includes $10 materials fee for inks)

342
Members
Non Members

 

 

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. No class February 23.


1/12–3/23 Fri am 9:30–12:30
$375M $420NM 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. Handbuilders 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.
No class February 20.


1/9–3/20 Tues 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 21.

 

1/10–3/21 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 clay hand built and wheel thrown work. Prior clay experience is required to take this course.

No class February 22.


1/11–3/22 Thurs pm 6:00–9:00
$375M $420NM 10 classes (includes materials and firing fee)

354
Members
Non Members

371 Basic Digital Photography—Start to Finish

Sarah Rocca Vento


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, 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. No class February 22.


1/11–3/8 Thurs pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

371
Members
Non Members

372 Lightroom: organize your digital workflow

Bruno Debas


In this workshop you will learn how to import and manage your digital photographs, as well as how to improve photos, in both color and black & white. Applying preset filters will be discussed and demonstrated as well as how to make your photographs “pop” using Lightroom’s array of image modification tools, such as tone curves. An understanding of digital photography and your camera’s RAW image file format are required. Also required is a laptop or desktop with Lightroom installed that you can bring to the workshop. The latest version of Lightroom is recommended but not necessary.
No class February 21.


1/10–3/7 Wed pm 7:00–9:00
$235M $280NM 8 classes

372
Members
Non Members

374 Intermediate Digital Fine Art Photography

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 SSAC’s Basic Digital Photography workshop, or a comparable basic digital photography class, this is the next logical step to advance your skills. This class will build on your knowledge and move into finer detail 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 demonstrations and inspirational discussions about the work of past and current artists 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.

No class February 20.


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

374
Members
Non Members

The I and the Not I, Stephen Sheffield

425 Painting an Honest Still Life

Susan Ahearn


Learn a simple way to begin a painting and the value gained from direct observation. No formulas or rules, just 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 is helpful. Beginners welcome.


3/25 Sun 9:30–3:30
$85M $130NM 1 day

425
Members
Non Members

403 The Winter Landscape with Pastels

Anne Heywood


Celebrate one of the most beautiful seasons in New England, in a warm studio indoors, painting your own special winter scene with pastels. A painting demonstration starts the day off, with ongoing explanations of painting techniques and materials. The balance of the day is yours to paint and create, with plenty of professional “hands-off-your-masterpiece” guidance. Bring your supplies (suggested materials list provided), questions about painting winter scenes, and expectations of a relaxed and enjoyable day.


1/13 Saturday 9:30-4:00 1 class
$100M $145NM

403
Members
Non Members

404 Impressing with Pastels

Anne Heywood


Explore white line and impressing techniques using pastel pencils and/or Nupastels to create simple and fun drawings of landscapes, still life objects, or fantasy designs. Morning begins with a demonstration and hands-on exercises of white line and impressing techniques and their variations. Spend the balance of the day creating your own unique drawing with your newly acquired knowledge and plenty of “hands-off-your-masterpiece ” professional guidance. For students of any level. Suggested materials list provided.


2/10 Saturday 9:30-4:00 1 class
$100M $145NM

404
Members
Non Members

405 Resist, Resist, Resist with Oil Pastels!

Anne Heywood


Combine oil pastels and watercolor or ink to create a series of fun paintings of your choice of object(s). Day begins with a demonstration and hands-on exercises of different resist techniques, with the balance of the day dedicated to creating your own paintings. Plenty of professional guidance in a relaxed-paced classroom environment. For students of any level. Suggested materials list available.


3/11 Sunday 9:30-4:00 1 class
$100M $145NM

405
Members
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.


2/4 and 2/11 Sun 11:00–4:00
$120M $165NM 2 classes (A $5.00 materials fee will be payable to the instructor)

488
Members
Non Members

460 Large Scale Image Transfer on Wood & Canvas

Kimberley Majury Albanese


Looking for a class that is a guaranteed winner? Interested in creating amazing art, even if you are not artistically gifted? Do you have a blank wall just waiting for the right large-scale image? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have just the class for you…


Join us on three Monday evenings to learn the craft of Large Scale Image Transfer, which involves transferring a photocopied image onto wood or canvas. Week 1 we experiment with the image transfer process and create a smaller work using wood, paper, and matte medium. Weeks 2 and 3 students learn how to enlarge, transfer, and distress images of their own choosing with a goal of completing show-worthy masterpieces. Students will be asked to email two chosen images to instructor in advance of first class. Last semester’s class sold out,­ don’t delay your registration.


1/8, 1/22, 1/29 Mon pm 6:00–9:00
$185M $230NM 3 classes

460
Members
Non Members

VISITING ARTISTS

 

520 Autobiographical Still Life Painting

Santiago Hernandez


Objects and images can speak volumes. In this class we will discuss the eloquence of painted objects with an emphasis on symbolism and personal narrative. Students will explore the rich imagery of history, narrative, and memory as a means of expanding the concept of traditional still life and furthering self-expression and creative liberation. The ultimate objective of this class is to strengthen students observational drawing and painting skills while also exploring more personal and expressive stylistic approaches to create art works that are personally meaningful.


1/10–1/31 Wed 6:00–9:00
$195M $240NM 4 classes

520
Members
Non Members

521a Abstract Drawing and Painting

Santiago Hernandez


This is fun course designed to de-mystify abstract art through a series of exercises and projects that focus on color, line, shape and texture. Abstract drawing and painting represents a shift from recording the visible to expressing our impressions and feelings for what we see. The possibilities of finding inspiration for abstract works are endless and can be found, for example, in nature, music and architecture. Let your imagination soar as we explore the potential for developing personal expression and style while focusing on elements of pure form.


2/4 Sun 10:00–3:30
$100M $145NM 1 class

521a
Members
Non Members

521b Abstract Drawing and Painting

Santiago Hernandez


Another opportunity to take this fun and informative class. See description above.


2/11 Sun 10:00–3:30 1 class
$100M $145NM

521b
Members
Non Members

521c Abstract Drawing and Painting

Santiago Hernandez


Final chance to take this workshop! See description above.


2/18 Sun 10:00–3:30
$100M $145NM 1 class

521c
Members
Non Members

522 Sketch into Paint—A Fresh Approach to Your Painting

Emily Passman


This is a class for oil and acrylic painters who value creating a great sketch and keeping it fresh while moving it directly to canvas. Whether you are an experienced or a new painter, a goal is often to loosen up and get more vibrant and immediate results. One way we can do this is by starting with a sketch, and moving to combine the element of line right into your paint. In this weekend workshop, the focus is to remain true to what you see, to use it as a reference, as a jumping off place, and then to make it your own. Through drawing exercises, some right-brained training, and “immediate” paint and charcoal sketches, you will loosen up, trust your eye, and create pieces that will surprise you! Emily creates a hardworking, yet informal atmosphere, and assists you in becoming an artist with deeper expression. Class ends with a critique and informal discussion.


1/27, 1/28 Sat–Sun 9:30–4:00
$350M $395NM 2 classes

522
Members
Non Members

541 Multiple Plate Etching and Aquatint

Joyce Zavorskas


Using copper plates and non-toxic techniques, this workshop will introduce contemporary and traditional approaches to hard ground etching using hard ground, drypoint, aquatint and spit bite to produce line, texture and tone. Students will create an etching plate which can be transferred to additional plates for multiple color prints. Students will learn to mix and modify inks, hand wipe plates, register and print proofs, and begin a small edition. There will be daily demonstrations and references to printmaking masters past and present, including Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Jim Dine, and Pat Steir. All levels are welcome.


3/16, 3/17, 3/18 Fri–Sun 9:30–3:30
$255M $300NM 3 classes ($45 materials fee, includes ink, paper, and copper plates will be paid to the instructor.)

541
Members
Non Members

550 Creative Building in Clay

Suzanne Stumpf


Looking to inject new conceptual, structural, and creative detail into your clay work? Internationally-recognized ceramic artist Suzanne Stumpf will share her creative process with you and help you to unlock new directions in your own work. This three-part workshop begins with a presentation and discussion of Suzanne’s ceramic works and creative process, followed by a short hands-on segment to introduce the next day’s activities. It will be followed by two in-studio sessions the next day (morning and afternoon) in which she will challenge participants to define and refine the execution of their work, explore new sources of inspiration, and offer some techniques for creating personalized surface treatments. The morning session will commence with a discussion of student work and suggestions focused on new ways of thinking about the building/creative process as it relates to the medium of ceramics. The afternoon session will involve demonstrations and techniques introduced to assist students in developing personalized methods of texturing and creating surface treatments.


2/2, 6:30–9:30 Fri pm and 2/3, Sat 9:00–4:00
$210M $255NM 2 classes

550
Members
Non Members

Coming this spring...

550 Encaustic 101: Painting With Wax

Dietlind Vander Schaaf


If you love layers and luminous rich texture, you will love working with wax. This hands-on studio course introduces participants to painting using a heated palette and pigmented wax. It covers safety, encaustic history, and contemporary use, while providing demonstrations and opportunity to practice and apply 2D techniques, including application, fusing, color mixing, etching, texturizing, graphite and Xerox transfers, collaging, mark making, and incorporating found objects. Option to work with a torch as well as a heat gun. Bring an apron and wear closed-toed shoes.


5/19–5/20 Sat–Sun
More details to come...

515 Deepening Your Personal Relationship with Painting and Drawing

Timothy Hawkesworth and Lala Zeitlyn


Our creativity is at the core of our nature. Although its workings are hidden from us, we can learn to align ourselves with it. This alignment can be transformative for both our art and our life. On an individual basis, using both drawing and painting, instruction will be focused on identifying the state of mind–the energy, freedom and irreverence–that allows for discovery, examining the seeing, mindfulness and discernment that distills and clarifies our creative exploration. Through exploring the ways creativity actually works–what helps and what hinders it–we will seek to enliven and deepen your creative process. This workshop is dedicated to expanding creative possibilities and deepening personal connections to drawing and painting, while also exploring how we see and experience the world. This is an energized and supportive environment to establish the fundamentals of how to use your creative intelligence. While exploring the nature of creativity and the history of image making, students will be engaged in meaningful personal inquiry and their relationship to the history of art. Participants will be encouraged to take risks and explore new materials. This is learning by immersion. It’s intensive and can often be transformative. A model will be provided for a part of the studio experience.


4/6, 4/7, 4/8 Fri–Sun 9:30–4:00
$425M $465NM 3 classes
Maximum: 12 students

515
Members
Non Members

Tim Hawkesworth grew up in Ireland, immigrated to the US in 1977. He has been showing consistently in New York since the early1980s as well as other cities around the country and in Europe. His work is in many public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery. He is currently represented by Littlejohn Contemporary in New York and Peyton Wright Gallery in Santa Fe. His work was featured in a solo exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin in 2008. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art News, the New Yorker, the LA Times, the Boston Globe and the Irish Times. He teaches workshops and lectures around the country and in Ireland and has had his writings published in literary magazines.

Lala Zeitlyn claims her real education as an artist took place on the family farm although she studied painting at Bard and Philadelphia College of Art. She has been showing in the Philadelphia area and her work is in many private collections. She is also a practicing body worker and brings this knowledge to her teaching, exploring the many forms of access we have between body, mind and spirit. She has taught workshops with Tim Hawkesworth for the past twelve years.


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.