Fall 2023


General Information

Come & create with us! Our faculty members are experienced and creative art teachers who love to explore the world of art with children and young adults. Students ages 15+ are able to enroll in adult courses.

If you register online by Paypal, please note the student's name and age in the memo field or contact us by
phone, 781-383-2787 or email, info@ssac.org.

• 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. If a student needs to withdraw from class within 10 days of its start date, SSAC may consider offering a partial student credit - redeemable for up to 2 years from issue.

117 Fledgling Creations

Grades K - 1

Patrice Kelley


Monday: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

September 25 - November 6 / No class October 9

$165M $210NM 6 classes


110 Explore & Discover
Grades 1 - 4

Alicia Herman


Wednesday: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
September 20 - November 8

$195M $240NM 8 classes



123 Art Expressions
Grades 2 - 5

Patrice Kelley


Thursday: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

September 28 - November 16

$275M $320NM 8 classes


139 Let's Get Our Hands in Clay!
Grades 3 - 5

Carolyn Daly Shedd


Tuesday: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

September 12 - November 14 / No class October 31

$330M $375NM 9 classes



140 Experimental Art for the Curious Kid
Grades 5 - 8

Sarah Anthony


Wednesday: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

October 4 - November 8

$225M $270NM 6 classes


144 Painted Doorway
Grades 6 - 8

Alicia Herman


Tuesday: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

September 19 - October 24

$275M $320NM 6 classes


170 Zine Making for Teens
Grades 9 - 12

Sarah Anthony


Saturday: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

October 14 - November 18

$275M $320NM 6 classes



171 Comic & Sequential Art
Grades 7 - 12

Tak Toyoshima


Saturday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

September 9 - November 11 / No class on Sept 30 or Oct 7

$295M $340NM 8 classes


175 Drawing with Color
Grades 9 - 12

Met Kraja


Thursday: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

September 14 - November 2

$275M $320NM 8 classes



Learning Lab

Adults & Children Grades K and Up


All levels of experience welcome. Enjoy a series of classes tailored to fit your child's specific interests and needs and accommodated to your scheduling needs. Focus on explorations in studio arts, or request interdisciplinary exploration in the arts, science, math, social studies and / or literacy. Youth are introduced to fun and interactive creative approaches to develop their skills using a variety of materials.


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.
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.