Workshops and Classes - Scituate Arts Association (SAA)

Notice of Postponement and Cancellation of Scituate Arts Association Events, Classes & Workshops and Front Street Art Gallery Temporarily Closed.

The Scituate Arts Association considers the safety and well being of everyone to be of paramount importance. Like everyone, we're monitoring the fast developing COVID-19 /Coronavirus pandemic situation. And that is why out of concern for the public and our many volunteers, the SAA has decided to postpone its Annual Juried Show for now and to cancel its Winter/Spring schedule of classes and workshops to allow the effort to contain the Coronavirus to work. The SAA's Front Street Art Gallery is also closed through April 6th at minimum. The SAA will update everyone with the new date for the Juried Show (potentially in the fall), restart of classes, etc. Please be safe and stay well.

2020 Winter into Spring

Winter I

(1/13-2/28) 5 wks (no class 1/22)

Winter II

(3/4-4/12) 5 wks

Spring III

(4/22-5/25) 5 wks

(optional classes week February 18th & April 15th)

Classes are taught at the SAA's Ellis House unless specified otherwise. 




P. Anthony (Tony) Visco Wednesday Afternoons, 2:00-5:00.

Winter I, 1/15, 22, 29, 2/5, 12  5 wks;

3/6 snow makeup if needed.

This is Mary Beth’s Watercolor class with Tony Visco temporarily substituting for Mary Beth while she is on vacation. Tony will teach watercolor painting techniques, design, and color basics through demonstration and lecturing. The class is suitable for beginners, intermediate as well as advanced students. This is a relaxed atmosphere encouraging growth and development. Let’s work toward the goal of completing a watercolor painting every time

we meet. This learn-by-doing class includes individual attention, demonstration and critique. Have fun while painting for pleasure.

 Sessions are all $150m/$175nm for 5 sessions.



P. Anthony (Tony) Visco

Mornings, 10:30am-1 :00pm

Winter II, 3/11, 18, 25, 4/1, 8

Spring III, 4/22, 29, 5/6, 13, 20

Extra dates for weather make-ups 3/6 & 4/17.

Tony will teach the basics of drawing & sketching through demonstration and lecturing.  The class is suitable for beginners and intermediate students, and even advanced artists who lack drawing training.  Learn to see in a relaxed atmosphere which encourages growth and development.  Work towards the goal of completing a new piece every time we meet.  This learn-by-doing class includes individual attention and critique.  Have fun while sketching for pleasure.  You can paint from still life or photography.  Tony will be here to help while you have fun sketching for pleasure. Pastel, color pencil & charcoal use welcome.

Sessions are all $150m/$175nm for 5 sessions.




Second Wednesday of the month. 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 Dates February 13, March,13, April 10, May 8, June 12

We’re offering an opportunity to paint, draw and study the figure and portrait (clothed). Open session starts 7:00 PM  til 10:00 PM.  Space is limited to 8 attendees. Announcements. By email. Think Second Wednesday! Questions and confirmation, email:

$10.00 members, $15 non members, students, $10.00




Mary Beth LoPiccolo.  Afternoons, 2:00-5:00.

Winter II, 3/12, 19, 26, 4/2, 9.

Extra date for weather make-ups-4/16.

Spring III, 4/23, 30, 5/7, 14, 21

Mary Beth’s watercolor class will return to Thursdays on her return from a Winter escape. Her class is suitable for beginners as well as the advanced student. A relaxed class atmosphere encourages growth and development and  includes demonstration and critiques, along with individual attention. Session will focus on painting from still life and photographs  emphasizing  technique  and switch to plein air  come June. Contact to get   on the email list   for   updates   on   subject   matters, weather   cancellations, etc.

Sessions are all $150m/$175nm for 5 sessions.

Contact: Janet  Cornacchio at to be added to the groups list serve. 

Sessions meet weekly as long as 4 or more members plan to meet. 

Cost is $30 session.  SAA membership is a prerequisite.

  Sessions are all $150m/$175nm for 5 sessions.   




Various dates:  

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

Wednesday 1:30-4pm. $175 Members/$185. Nonmembers for 5 sessions for 2 ½ hours. Rollingadmissionwithaflexible schedule and individualized projects, you can start at any timeandattendonthedayof your

  1. Note: Schedule is subject to  change due to vacation



Saturday, February 8, 10 AM to 4 PM.  

 Taught at SAA’s Ellis House, 709 Country Way, Scituate

Workshop open to all beginners to advanced artists.  Learn from each other.  Develop your artistic skills, learn how to see & put it on paper whether with pencil, charcoal or graphite.  Experienced color pencil and pastel artists welcome as well. Relaxed setting where you can have fun as you learn various drawing techniques and develop the use of

characteristic shapes to tell your story.

Learn the basics of drawing & sketching-edges, spaces, relationships, light & shadow  & viewing the subject as a whole.  Return to basics in order to have a solid plan in place for your painting, print, collage or other work,

 $85 SAA Members/ $105 Non-Members



Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17

This two-day workshop will be full of new techniques & tools and experimental fun. Try both abstraction and realism.

Learn techniques that can be used for any size painting.

Create at least 3 works including:

poured abstract with added collage paper,

a painted animal portrait using watercolor over acrylic textures,

an Undersea Landscape and

a floral drawn over watercolor backgrounds.

Techniques include:  pouring beautiful colors into water shapes; creating textures (fur, feathers) with metal tipped bottles of acrylic paint; collaging with tissue papers and drawing with opaque pens.  Work with pens, pipettes, masking fluid, napkins and tissue, gutta bottles, gloss paint …and have fun!

$150M / $190NM


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Scituate Arts Association 

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