Workshops and Classes - Scituate Arts Association (SAA)

The Scituate Arts Association announces their Summer Classes and Fall Workshops.      

Classes begin the week of June 3rd and run through  mid-August.  Summer sessions are primarily plein air. Offerings include Scituate’s ARC Living Master Sergio Roffo’s weekend plein air workshop in oil painting schedule for June 1st  and 2nd and Mary LoPiccolo’s ongoing watercolor group which meets outside throughout the summer whenever weather permits.  Join her atelier’s list serve & find out where her class is meeting on a weekly basis.  Second Wednesday Figure/Portrait Workshop hosted by Robert Beaulieu will continue throughout the summer.

 Classes are taught at the SAA's Ellis House unless specified otherwise (See above re plein air.) For further descriptions and to sign up go to the SAA website or their facebook page.  For additional questions and help contact SAA President Janet Cornacchio (preferred) or 781-608-9691.



      Sessions are all $125member/$145non-member for 5 sessions and $150m/$170nm 6 sessions unless otherwise noted. 


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

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

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. If we get a good consistent turnout, will go to twice a month, or even weekly.  Think Second Wednesday:

 June 12, July 10 August 14 & September 11

$10.00 members & students, $15 non members.



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


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

Mary Beth is a highly successful artist with experience in both teaching and commercial art.  During the summer months, the class meets at various locations around Scituate and surrounding towns.  Mary Beth provides a relaxed atmosphere which encourages growth and development.  Each class will include demonstrations & critiques along with individual attention.  

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.   

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



Saturday, October 12,th  10 AM to 4 PM.  

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

Learn or review the basics of drawing & sketch with Tony.

 $85 SAA Members/ $105 Non-Members

                P. Anthony Visco, a Plymouth, Massachusetts resident, is a recognized & popular painter of Oils, Acrylics and Watercolors.  Educated at the New England School of Art & Design and the School of Visual Art in New York, he is currently a Signature Member of the NE Watercolor Society, an Associate member of AWS, a Russell Gallery member at the Plymouth Center for the  Arts & the Copley Society of Boston as well as a number of local associations. His painting focus favors New England coastal scenes or abandoned objects in contrasting settings.  His work is diversified in both subject matter and style.  He is the recipient of many juried art show awards including First Place in drawing, pastel and watercolor categories.

                Tony has recently served as a Juror for the Scituate Arts Association and he substituted for Mary LoPiccolo during her winter break this January/February.  Tony has conducted demos for various art groups, as well as a series of one hour long instructional watercolor demonstration:  “Painting for Pleasure.” Check his YouTube Channel.  He has also taught at the Weston COA and continues to teach at the Plymouth Center for the Arts.

                As an adjunctant or for those interesting on focusing on their drawing skills, Tony will be offering a class“Drawing and Sketching for Pleasure” beginning on Tuesday, October 29th 1-4 through December 10th for 6 weeks.  Sign up by mail, online or at your workshop.   

His one-day workshop will feature:

  • Beginners, intermediates and advanced artists come join us:  We all can learn from each other!
  • Develop your artistic skills as you learn how to see and then put it on paper whether with pencil, charcoal or graphite.
  • Work in a relaxed setting and 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.  For those with experience, get back to basics so when you plan a painting, print, collage or other work, you have a solid plan in place. 
  • Explore the basic skills of drawing: edges, spaces, relationships, light & shadow and perceiving the subject as a whole.
  • Instruction, lots of drawing time.  Use your own photos for project work or if weather pemits, will go outside.

  SAA Membership Form



Paul Kukstis

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.

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.


Scituate Arts Association 

Go to Scituate Arts Association for complete class descriptions

 To join or renew your membership, or to register for a class in the Scituate Arts Association, simply fill out this coupon, select your category and mail to us.Make Arts Come Alive!

Membership category Individual $30.00 Family $40.00 Supporting $50.00 Patron $100.00 Benefactor $500.00 Angel $1,000.00

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