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,

Patrice Kelley's class

SSAC's Online and On-Site Courses


South Shore Art Center is committed to complying with CDC guidelines as we reopen to hold small classes on-site during COVID-19.


The following procedures will be required of all individuals entering the art center:


• All individuals must be wearing a mask or face covering.

• All individuals will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front desk.

• All individuals will be asked to self-certify health and sign a waver.

Additionally, we will be limiting the on-site class sizes and the total number of people allowed in the art center at one time to allow for social distancing. All studios, galleries and common areas will be cleaned and disinfected on a nightly basis. All frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs, faucets etc will be periodically sanitized throughout the day.

139 Hands in Clay: ONSITE

(Grades 1–4)
Ann Conte

Monday: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

April 26 - June 7
No Class May 31
$185M $230NM 6 classes


140 Draw! Paint! Create!: ONLINE

(Grades 1–4)
Alicia Herman

Wednesday: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

April 28 - June 16

$150M $195NM 8 classes

150 Creative Lens Photography: ONLINE

(Grades 5–8)
Alicia Herman


Tuesday: 4:00 –5:00 pm

April 27 - June 15
$125M $170NM 8 classes


151 Hanging Out & Hanging Art!: ONLINE

(Grades 3–8)
Carolyn Daly Shedd

Tuesday: 4:00 –5:00 pm

April 27 - May 25
$95M $140NM 5 classes


153 Pop! Style! And Graphic Arts: ONSITE

(Grades 8–12)
Mary St. Sauveur


Tuesday: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

April 27 - June 1
$165M $210NM 6 classes


155 Drawing Lab Experience: ONLINE

(Grades 7–12)
Alicia Herman

Monday: 4:00 –5:30 pm

April 26 - June 21
No Class May 31
$185M $230NM 8 classes


171 Comic and Sequential Art: ONSITE

(Grades 7–12)
Tak Toyoshima

Saturday: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

May 1 - June 12
No Class May 29
$195M 240NM 6 classes


192a Art in the Natural World: ONSITE

(Grades 1–4)
Patrice Kelley

Monday- Friday 9:30 – 12:30 pm

July 12 - July 16

$260M $300NM 5 classes


192b Sea Our Art: ONSITE

(Grades 1–4)
Patrice Kelley

Monday - Friday: 9:30 – 12:30 pm

July 19 - July 23


$260M $300NM 5 classes

192c Flights of Fantasy: ONSITE

(Grades 1–4)
Patrice Kelley


Monday - Friday: 9:30 –12:30 pm

July 26 - July 30

$260M $300NM 5 classes


192d Animals Alive: ONSITE

(Grades 1–4)
Patrice Kelley

Monday - Friday: 9:30 –12:30 pm

August 2 - August 6

$260M $300NM 5 classes


192e Art Feast: ONSITE

(Grades 1–4)
Patrice Kelley


Monday - Friday: 9:30 – 12:30 pm

August 9 - August 13

$260M $300NM 5 classes


192f Art Grab Bag: ONSITE

(Grades 1–4)
Patrice Kelley

Monday - Friday: 9:30 –12:30 pm

August 16 - August 20

$260M $300NM 5 classes


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 $50M $70NM per hour.


2. The cost for group instruction, with a maximum of 4 students, decreases to $35M $45NM per hour.


3. All learning lab sessions must be purchased in blocks of 5 2-hour sessions.
($500M $700NM private instruction. $350M $450 group instruction.)


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


5. Have fun!


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


Call to schedule sessions—781 383 2787

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.
808 Photoshop (Mac Only)—Beginner or 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 schedule sessions—781 383 2787


Lois Weltman Memorial Fund for Children

Scholarships for elementary age school children are available based on need through the generosity of the Lois Weltman Memorial Fund for Children.

Please inquire at SSAC office for more information. In addition, financial aid is available to all SSAC students based on need.

General Information

• Courses need a minimum of 5 students to run. Please help ensure that they run by signing up no later than 7 days prior to the first class.

• In the event of inclement weather, the Art Center follows the Cohasset Public Schools school closings. Should a storm emerge during the day, please call 781-383-2787 x 10 for any class cancellations.