Classes and workshops:
FALL 2017

Sessions are all $125.00 for members, Non members, $145.00 for five sesssions. please contact Janet Cornnachio at for availability and registration. Six session classses are $150M/$170NM.

Tuesday - Plein Aire

9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM
3;00 PM to 5:30PM

Fall I September 19 — October 17
Fall II October 24 - November 21

What better way to experience the beauty of our surroundings in Scituate and the South Shore, than capture it with an original painting. Learn the basics of outdoor color, light, perspective, distance and draftsmanship. Take advantage of the years of experience in Plein Aire painting from your instructor with his helpful tips on making your art really zing. Demo each class.  Classes held throughout Scituate, i.e., Minot, North River, Driftway Landing, Lighthouse etc. Oil, Acrylic and Pastel preference. Will do studio Plein Aire instruction if weather is inclimate.

Suggested basic materials. (oil preferred, Acrylic acceptable) Palette, Solvent, paper towels, One 11 x 14" cansvas board for each class, brushes #2, 4, 6 rounds, and flats, Paint to include White, Black, Cad Red medium, Cad Yellow light, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Dioxide Purple, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Burnt Umber... plus more if you wish...Many prefer a latex glove and apron, (yes painting can be mess.). For outdoor plein aire, an easel will be required....and of course a burning desire to capture something fine on canvas.

Please feel free to call Robert Beaulieu directly at 781.378.1742 or e mail at

*Morninng class must have minimum four membership to initiate. Fall II classes in PM will not be available, only morning. Cost: $125.00 SAA members/$145 non members.


7:00 PM TO 10:00 PM

September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13

Looking for a place to practice your figure skills? We’re offering an opportunity to paint, draw and study the figure and portrait (clothed). Join us the second Wednesday of every month at the Ellis House to sharpen those skills.

Open session starts 7:00 PM, til 10:00 PM. Space is limited to 8 attendees, so please email to reserve your space. Will email announcements. Limited to 8 attendees.

Think Second Wednesday. Call Bob Beaulieu at 781-378-1742, or e mail at: $10.00 members, $15 non members.


Afternoons, 2:00 - 5:00pm

Fall I September 28— October 26
Fall II November 2 - December 7

Mary Beth’s watercolor class is suitable for beginners as well as the advanced student. A relaxed class atmosphere encourages growth and development and includes demonstration, critiques along with individual attention. Session will focus on painting from stiff life and photographs emphasizing technique.



Various dates:
Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-8:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday 9:30am-12 Noon

Rolling admission with a flexible schedule and individualized projects, you can start at any time and attend on the day of your choice. Note: Schedule is subject to change due to vacation time and holidays. All students will be notified in advance.$145 Members; $165. Nonmembers for 5 sessions for 2 ½ hours.


Phototgraphy as art series:
Iphone exposure and focus with Linda Pedersen

Monday, September 18 from 9:00 AM to 2:00PM at the SAA Front Street Art Gallary
Cost: $60.00 plus print expenses. Bring a bag lunch

This one day workshop offered by Gallery Artist, Photographer Linda Pedersen will provide an opportunity for adults to explore the use of tools readily available to them within today’s digital universe to create desirably exposed and focused photographs. Students will have the opportunity to capture images reflective of Scituate’s marine and coastal culture and environment while developing their artistic “eye” and creating images that draw viewers to their stories. For more information, please contact Lainey Lang, Director of Education at R

For Course Registration and a membership application, click here: