FALL 2021


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.

SSAC's Online and On-Site Courses


Due to the highly contagious nature of the Covid-19 Delta variant and its transmissibility to vaccinated individuals, SSAC has strengthened preventive health measures.


Effective September 7, 2021:


• All individuals, vaccinated or unvaccinated, must wear masks and maintain social distancing while inside our facility.

• All individuals, or the guardians thereof, must sign a health/vaccination attestation and waiver to allow for contact tracing.

Additionally, 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.


115: Story Time & Cozy Creations
Grades K-2

Alicia Herman


Wednesday: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
September 22 - November 10
$225M $270NM 8 classes



121: Painting Explorations
Grades 2-5
Alicia Herman

Monday: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
September 20 - November 15 / No Class October 11
$225M $270NM 8  classes




124: Mixed Media
Grades 5-8
Alicia Herman

Tuesday: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
September 21 - November 9

$225M $270NM 8  classes



139: Hands in Clay
Grades 1-4

Ann Conte


Monday: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

September 20 - November 15 / No Class October 11
$245M $290NM 8 classes


151: Drawing Intensive: Figures & Faces
Grades 7-10

Alicia Herman


Thursday: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

September 23 - November 18 / No Class November 11

$225M $270NM 8 classes



153: Pop! Style! and Graphic Arts:
Grades 8-12

Mary St. Sauveur


Tuesday: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

September 21 - November 9
$225M $270NM 8 classes


171: Comic & Sequential Art
Grades 7-12

Tak Toyoshima


Saturday: 10:30 – 12:30 pm

September 18 - November 13 / No Class October 9

$240M $285NM 8 classes



201a: Handmade Holiday:
Grades 2-6

Patrice Kelley


Monday: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

December 6 & December 13
$55M $95NM 2 classes


201b: Handmade Holiday:
Grades 2-6

Patrice Kelley


Thursday: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

December 9 & December 16

$55M $95NM 2 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.