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.

Patrice Kelley's class

SSAC's Summer 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.

 

Beginning July 13th, 2020, 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 have a temperature check at the front desk and   will be asked to 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.”

NEW! Online Courses—Summer 2020

101a Morning Circle Time—Online

(Grades K–2)

Alicia Herman

 

A children's book is a child’s first art gallery. It introduces them to the amazing world of ART! Painting, Drawings, Printmaking, Poetry, Narrative, and More! Children’s books also enhance future educational outcomes. Discover new books to add to your children’s home library. Nurture a love of learning. Start your family day with an artful story time and art activity to wake up little minds and energize their spirits.


7/20–7/24 Monday–-Friday am 9:00–9:30
$60M $100NM 5 classes

101a
Members
Non Members

101b Morning Circle Time—Online

(Grades K–2)
Alicia Herman


Another chance to take this fun weeklong class.


8/3–8/7 Monday–Friday am 9:00–9:30
$60M $100NM 5 classes

101b
Members
Non Members

101c Morning Circle Time—Online

(Grades K–2)

Alicia Herman


A final chance to take this fun weeklong class.
8/17–21 Monday–Friday am 9:00–9:30
$60M $100NM 5 classes

101c
Members
Non Members

102a Draw! Paint! Create!—Online

(Grades 3–6)
Alicia Herman

 

Get together online and create a new art project each day with an art teacher and friends. Find new ways to create that you never imagined. Draw imaginative creatures. Paint with color in exciting new ways. In every session we do new projects. Classes will be tailored to fit student interests. Create a gallery of artwork at home and to share with family and friends

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7/20–7/24 Monday–Friday am 10:00–11:00
$75M $115NM 5 classes

102a
Members
Non Members

102b Draw! Paint! Create!—Online

(Grades 1–6)

Alicia Herman


Another chance to take this fun weeklong class.


8/3–8/7 Monday–Friday am 10:00–11:00
$75M $115NM 5 classes

102b
Members
Non Members

102c Draw! Paint! Create!—Online

(Grades 3–6)

Alicia Herman

 

A final chance to take this fun weeklong class.

 

8/17–21 Monday–Friday am 10:00–11:00

$75M $115NM 5 classes

102c
Members
Non Members

 

103a Artward Bound Adventures—Online

(Grades 1–6)

Alicia Herman


Running out of activities for the family? Discover a new artful adventure each day! Start with an introduction online and art exploration at home with a teacher and friends on Zoom. Then turn off the computer to venture out at your leisure with in-depth directions for an independent scavenger hunt, outdoor adventure. Outdoor adventures can take approximately 1 hour or more depending on the activity. Explore exotic fruits and vegetables. Every day we will do something new! Share your experiences, photographs, and art creations from the day before during the Zoom class. With the Art Center as your tour guide, you will discover new adventures and create the ultimate "staycation" for summer! NOTE: Each Class includes a daily 30-minute zoom class PLUS a 1-hour or longer adventure outdoors.


7/20–7/24 Monday–Friday am 11:30–12:00
$75M $115NM 5 classes

103a
Members
Non Members

103b Artward Bound Adventures—Online

(Grades 1–6)

Alicia Herman

 

Another chance to take this fun weeklong class that combines a daily 30-minute zoom class PLUS a 1-hour or longer adventure outdoors.


8/3–8/7 Monday–Friday am 11:30–12:00
$75M $115NM 5 classes

103b
Members
Non Members

 

103c Artward Bound Adventures—Online

(Grades 1–6)

Alicia Herman


A final chance to take this fun weeklong class that combines a daily 30-minute zoom class PLUS a 1-hour or longer adventure outdoors.


8/17–21 Monday–Friday am 11:30–12:00
$75M $115NM 5 classes

103c
Members
Non Members

104a Drawing Lab Intensive—Online

(Grades 7 – 12)
Alicia Herman


Build drawing and observational skills to enhance your artistic expression in drawing mediums. Take a deeper look into the world around you. Learn how to transform what you see onto an open page. Individualized guidance will be available for students to help them take their artwork to the next level. New curricula will be provided every week. Build a portfolio of artwork and experience.

 
7/20–7/24 Monday–Friday pm 2:00–3:00
$75M $115NM 5 classes

104a
Members
Non Members

 

104b Drawing Lab Intensive—Online

(Grades 7–12)
Alicia Herman


Another opportunity for an intensive weeklong drawing class. Build a portfolio of artwork and experience.

 
8/3–8/7 Monday–Friday pm 2:00–3:00
$75M $115NM 5 classes

104b
Members
Non Members

104c Drawing Lab Intensive—Online

(Grades 7–12)
Alicia Herman


A final opportunity for an intensive weeklong drawing class. Build a portfolio of artwork and experience.

 
8/17–21 Monday–Friday pm 2:00–3:00
$75M $115NM 5 classes

104c
Members
Non Members

 

173 Animation Experiments—Online

(Grades 5–8)

Desmond O'Neill

 

Come learn to express yourself through animation. Using various media we will make a series of short animations that will be compiled into a video collage. Students will be exposed to various forms of experimental animation and artistic or self critique about their work when it is completed.


7/13–8/31 Monday pm 12:00–1:00
$120M $160NM 8 classes

173
Members
Non Members

175 Creative Minecrafting—Online

(Grades 4–7)
Desmond O'Neil


Students will work together in the Minecraft world to create an interactive digital art project.They will learn about and explore pixel art, architecture, sculpture, and other types of art in a communal Minecraft world. Students will need a portable device with Minecraft downloaded (laptop, tablet, phone, switch). Work will include taking screenshots and viewing in game videos. The week will conclude with a video presentation of the students work.

 
7/13–8/31 Monday am 10:00–11:00
$120M $160NM 8 classes

175
Members
Non Members

 

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


Scholarship


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.