Summer 2024

ADULT COURSES

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)
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300 Basic Drawing / Beg to Intermediate

Tony Pilla

Tuesday: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
July 23 - August 27 / $250M $295 NM / 6 classes

 

Drawing is a skill that can be learned thru a series of exercises & experiences. Emphasis will be developing effective observational skills - to see like an artist. Weekly activities will be used involving line, value, space, texture & mark making. Master drawings will illustrate concepts. Instruction will be supportive & individualized.

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301 Studio Drawing / Intermediate to Advanced

Bob Beaulieu

Friday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
July 12 - Aug 30 / $305M $350NM / 8 classes

 

One must always draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil ~ Balthus. Drawing is a matter of looking - through a series of exercises based on the Blocking Method & studies in shading techniques to suggest form & space, this course will help to strengthen observational and drawing skills.

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307 Advanced Life Drawing & Painting

Uninstructed

Friday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

July 12 - Aug 30 / No Class Aug 9 / $270M $315NM / 7 classes

 

This is an advanced class for artists who have an interest in the figure & who wish to work in a collective environment. Artists will work independently or in a supportive environment where critique is desired. Model fee is included.

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322 Exploring Plein Aire

Bob Beaulieu

Tuesday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

July 9 - Aug 27 / $305M $350NM / 8 classes

 

This course focuses on fundamentals of spontaneous on-site landscape painting. A major goal of this class is the creation of picturesque content thru the rich expression of light, shadow, color & texture. Use of photography as sketch medium will be discussed.

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329 The Painting Experience

Bob Beaulieu

Monday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

July 8 - Aug 26 / $305M $ 350NM / 8 classes

Each week we'll paint in studio using specific subjects to explore the dynamics of drawing, value & color coordination. Architectural structures will be used to assist in perspective drawing skills. Students will also be introduced to complexities of figure drawing & portraiture. The intent will be to advance your painting methods.

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326 Painting Color & Light in the Landscape

Lisa Marder

Tuesday: 12:30 am – 3:30 pm
June 25 - July 30 / No Class July 9 / $225M $270NM / 5 classes


Using photos as a reference, we'll use acrylics to capture color & light in landscapes. Using a series of small studies & fun color mixing exercises the student will improve their powers of perception, develop their ability to convey different light conditions & learn to use their photos to create a variety of landscape paintings.

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345 Continuing Solarplates

Esther Maschio

Monday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

July 8 - Aug 26 / $400M 445NM / 8 classes

Exposing, developing and printing SOLAR PLATES will be the focus of this class utilizing 2, 3, and 4 plate printing to create color overlays while maintaining easy plate registration. Solar plates are not included in the class fee, Rives BFK is available for sale. All other materials will be provided.

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347 Gelli Plate Printing

Esther Maschio

Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

July 25 - Aug 15 / $160M $205NM / 4 classes


Gelli plate printing is one of the easiest of all print techniques to master. Multicolor printing is as easy as making single color prints. Acrylic paints will be used which makes for easy printing and easy cleanup. Methods involve stamps and stencils.

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350 Intro to Ceramics for Adult Beginners

Ann Conte

Thursday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

July 11 - Aug 15 / $340M $385NM / 6 classes

Learn the basics of hand-building and wheel-throwing! Students will be taught how to prepare, center and work with lumps of clay to throw vessels of various shapes and sizes, including bowls, mugs and vases. Students will discover and refine their hand-building skills.

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351 Exploring Ceramics

Ann Conte

Tuesday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
July 9 - Aug 13 / $340M $385NM / 6 classes

For the beginning to intermediate 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.

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354 Clay Decorating Techniques

Ann Conte

Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 pm

July 11 - Aug 15 / $340M $385NM / 6 classes

Learn new ways to finish your clay pieces with image transfer, monoprinting, photo lithography, sgraffito & more. Class will allow you to expand your glazing repertoire. Students will be able to put their new knowledge into practive thru hand-built and wheel-thrown clay work.

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372 Photography En Plein Aire

Keith Conforti

Wednesday: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

July 10 - Aug 14 / $185M $230NM / 6 classes

Learn how to unlock creativity with your digital camera! This class will focus on technical aspects of photography - manual use of light, metering, depth of field, exposure compensation, lens selection & composition. We'll build your abilities thru various assignments. Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera required, tripods recommended.

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380 Apple as Your Photography Platform

Mike Dick

Tuesday: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

July 9 - Aug 6 / $120M $165NM / 5 classes

Apple products support artistic freedom with quality results. This class will explore how to expand artistic intention on the Apple platform. We'll explore the ways you can shoot, develop images & export files for archival printing and digital display. Also covered - managing your image collection, converting files to .jpg & setting resolution & image size in Photoshop.

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402 Look Up, Look Down Workshop

Christine Bodnar

Sat & Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Aug 3 - 4 / $275M $320NM / 2 classes

This workshop will explore coastal landscapes and we'll focus on skies, dunes with their shadows & cool & warm color choices. And yes we'll throw in some wave action.

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406 Intro to Pastel Painting Workshop

Christine Bodnar

Wed - Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Aug 7 - Aug 9 / $325M $360NM / 3 classes

For the painter new to pastels! Class will stress the basic concepts of composition, value recognition and harmony. We'll also discuss types of surfaces, brands of pastels and handling of a finished painting. Come learn why pastels are gaining popularity!

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417 Felted Flowers Workshop

Patrice Kelley

Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

August 10 / $95M $140NM / 1 class

Anyone can make gorgeous felted flowers! Students will use the wet felting process to create original flora using organic materials. Experiment with colors, textured wools, shapes & sizes. Turn them into pins, jazz up a hat, or place them in a vase for forever. Materials fee of $15

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421a Beyond Basics in Acrylics Workshop

Donna Calleja

Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

June 1 & June 8
$185M $230NM 2 classes

In this two-day intermediate level workshop, class members will learn to refine their skills in acrylic painting. Class members should have some prior experience with acrylic painting from an intro workshop or personal practice. Topics include painting highlights, pattern, and advanced color mixing and composition.

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421b Getting Real with Acrylics Workshop

Donna Calleja

Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
July 13 & 20 / $185M $230NM / 2 classes

Students will learn a variety of ways to work with acrylics while creating a small still life painting and are encouraged to bring their own still life object. We'll practice how to mix colors using a limited color palette and we'll review how to create an underpainting and when to use impasto, scumbling & wet on wet glazing. We'll also explore textured paint strokes and fine details.

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424 Painting from Life Workshop

Vincent Crotty

Sat & Sun: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

August 17 - 18 / $275M $320NM / 2 classes

Taking inspiration from artist Charles Hawthorne, class will guide novice & experienced artists thru the process of painting from life - starting with observation & striving toward accuracy in spots of color. Theory, demos, and painting on-site and will strengthen students' understanding of design, color and light. We will work outdoors weather permitting, or indoors from photos.

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444 Monoprinting with Solarplates Workshop

Dan Welden

Sat & Sun: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

July 27 - 28 / $450M $495NM / 2 classes

Artists will create unique impressions without use of acids, ground or sharp tools on a long lasting plates. While the process can yield beautiful black impressions, the technique may keep the student experimenting & discovering new ways to create with layers, color, multi-drops, multi-plates, even integration with other processes & mediums.

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448 Collagraph Workshop

Joan Hausrath

Sat & Sun: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Aug 17 - 18 / $260M $305NM / 2 classes

Collagraphy is an inexpensive, versatile & non-toxic way to make a print. The process entails creating an image on a cardboard plate by gluing textural elements & manipulating acrylic mediums to create tones & textures. Printing possibilities include introducing color using chine colle, stencils & multiple plates.

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470a Exploring Cyanotype I Workshop

Sarah Anthony

Sat & Sun: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 18 - 19 / $250M $295NM / 2 classes

Dive into the magical blue-hued world of Cyanotypes! Whether novice or expert, come & try your hand in this simple yet elegant process. Students will learn how to create the Cyanotype solution, apply it to an array of materials, gather objects, create digital negatives & produce perfect exposures. Cellphones required.

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470b Exploring Cyanotpe II Workshop

Sarah Anthony

Sat & Sun: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

August 3 - 4 / $250M $295NM / 2 classes

Dive into the magical blue-hued world of Cyanotypes! Whether novice or expert, come & try your hand in this simple yet elegant process. Students will learn how to create the Cyanotype solution, apply it to an array of materials, gather objects, create digital negatives & produce perfect exposures. Cellphones required.

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Learning Lab

Adults & Children grades 5 and up

 

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. The cost for private 1 on 1 instruction is $60M $80NM per hour.

 

2. The cost for group instruction, with a maximum of 4 students, decreases to $45M $65NM per hour.

 

3. Review the learning opportunities below to tailor your lessons.

 

4. Have fun!

 

Two-hour blocks. dates to be mutually determined by student and instructor and must be completed within the term.

 

Possibilities Include


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-moving 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—Collect your travel or memoir experiences and memories.
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 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


Professional Development

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