Community Programs


Community Programs

Marcia Ballou

Marcia Ballou

Marcia Ballou

Marcia Ballou

Community Programs

Community ProgramsCommunity Programs


“Meeting a working artist is invaluable in showing the reality of art as a career path, the creative process in action, the work involved. Seeing works of art in a gallery has proved an exciting event for the students. They enjoy seeing actual work, what the creative process and the mind of an artist can do with any material.”
—Jeanette Grant, Squantum School, Quincy

Past Artist in Residence Program

SSAC celebrates 16 years of the Artist in Residence program, a free educational outreach art program designed for students in grades 3, 4 & 5. This innovative program introduces students to professional artists working in a diverse array of mediums: collage, pastel, paint, photography, book arts and sculpture. Students visit SSAC for two hours, meet with the artist, learn about their process, how they became a professional artist, where they find their inspiration and more…

The students then create their own masterpiece, in the artist’s medium, to take home. Over the years these creations have included: small books, silkscreen prints, wire mobiles, clay heads, collages and mono prints.

We welcome Marsha Ballou, a multimedia artist living South of Boston, as this year’s Artist in Residence. A master painter and collage artist, Marcia’s artwork is an explosion of color depicting natural habitats densely filled with flora, insects, and animals. Take a closer look to find hidden creatures.

To reserve your school’s participation in this popular program, contact:
SSAC permits each visiting school two weekly sessions with a maximum number of 50 students per session.

Artist in Residence Program is generously sponsored by:
Tania & James McCANN


• Two hour field trips to SSAC to integrate art experience into classroom studies, scout
badges or class experience.
• Gallery tour and in-depth discussion followed by hands-on art project
$15/student; max. 40 students/session

NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY— Works on Paper juried by Andrew Witkin, Krakow Witkin Gallery. Nov 8–Dec21 


Drawing • Painting • Printmaking • Mixed Media • Arts Integration


Curriculums can incorporate science, social studies, language arts, and/or math. Workshops can also teach art for art’s sake. Classes are taught to all ages from pre-school to pre-college. Classes can also accommodate students (children and adults) with special needs. Talk with our staff, to identify your key objectives and design an exciting, enriching and fun art program just right for your students.


Workshops: $150 per class + materials fee(varies based on the program).
Call 781-383-2787 or

For more information inquire with Alicia Herman at: