Classes and workshops:

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- Indoor Plein Aire - with Bob Beaulieu

6:30 to 9:30 PM

WINTER I January 24 thru February 21
Winter II March 7 thru April 4

Yes, It’s just too cold to paint outdoors, but we can still learn the basics and create a stunning Plein Aire style painting to grace your home. Working from an existing painting and photographs, you will learn atmosphereic perspective through drawing, color and value. Learn to use your color and value to make an outstanding landscape. Also, it’s an excellent experience to learn the correct modifications to your painting that are not in your photo. 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. Oil, Acrylic and Pastel preferred. If you are interested contact Bob Beaulieu at 781-378-1742 or

Bob Beaulieu Plein Aire Class


7:00 PM TO 10:00 PM

January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9

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

WINTER I January 11, 18, February 8, 15, March 1
WINTER II March 8 thru April 12
SPRING 1 April 25 thru May 24

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.

Mary Beth LoPiccolo, Watercolor



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.

Kuktis, Woodowking

Turkey in the Orchard-
Trouble Brewing
by Barry Van Dusen


A workshop with Mass Audubon Artist-in-Residence,
Barry Van Dusen (Bird Art in Watercolor)

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 10:00 :00 AM to 4:230 PM
at the Charles Mahoney Studio, at the Ellis House, 709 Country Way, Scituate
Cost: $80.00/$120 Non-members Bring a bag lunch

This one day workshop will focus on Barry’s current residency with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. For the past three years, Barry has been travelling around Massachusetts, creating paintings and drawings at Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries. Barry will show a selection of the more than160 watercolors he has produced for the project and share his residency sketchbooks. You’ll learn about how the artist uses optics in the field, and how he organizes his art materials for efficient fieldwork. He’ll discuss the approaches he uses to create artwork on location and in his studio. Barry will lead students through basic drawing, tone and color exercises to help them get started with creating their own record of outdoor observations.

Barry W. Van Dusen is an internationally recognized wildlife artist living in central Massachusetts, USA. Barry has illustrated many publications for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and his bird illustrations have appeared in books published by the American Birding Association, HarperCollins, Princeton University Press and Cornell University (Comstock). His paintings have been featured in Bird Watcher's Digest, Birder’s World, Birds Illustrated (U.K.), Wildlife Art and Yankee magazines. In 2014, Barry was named Master Artist at the annual BIRDS IN ART show (Wausau, Wisconsin) - an award which recognizes artists who have shown “outstanding achievement in using bird imagery in their artwork”. Previous recipients of the award include well-known bird illustrators, Roger Tory Peterson and Robert Bateman.

In recent years Barry has been Artist-in-Residence at Fruitlands Museums (Harvard, MA), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Boothbay, ME) and Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston, MA). He has recently completed a two-year residency for The Massachusetts Audubon Society, visiting and painting at all of Mass Audubon’s sanctuaries throughout Massachusetts. The premier exhibition of his residency work was on display at Mass Audubon’s Museum of American Bird Art in Canton, MA, in Summer 2017.

See more of the artist’s work at

Barry Van Dusen

Photo by Ronald Wilson

A workshop with Photographer
Ronald Wilson

at the Charles Mahoney Studio, at the Ellis House, 709 Country Way, Scituate
Cost: $225.00/275.00 Non-members Bring a bag lunch

TA three day workshop featuring the professional instruction of Ronald Wilson.

Ronald Wilson has nearly 30 years experience photographing the coastal landscape of New England and beyond. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA degree in painting, his interest in photography began with the purchase of a 35mm camera in 1980, soon replaced by a 4 x 5 view camera. From the beginning he maintained a color darkroom where he produced exhibition quality Cibachrome prints. He moved out of the darkroom in 2008 and into digital photography with the purchase of a Canon 1Ds Mark111.

Since 2013 Ronald has led workshops with the Cape Cod Art Association. He is a gallery artist at the South Shore Art Center and the Plymouth Center for the Arts. His studio and gallery is in Plymouth.

You can view his work online at


Think of subject matter as providing the building blocks while composition acts like glue holding it together and bringing order to your images and light sets the stage for capturing a moment capable of conveying a sense of being there. The workshop begins on Friday evening with a meet and greet followed by a presentation of “The Art of Landscape Photography”.

The workshop will feature approximately 10 hours in the field with 3 hour sessions beginning each day before sunrise and Saturday afternoon through sunset. Ronald will bring students to sites both familiar and unfamiliar as we explore Scituate and the South Shore. Complimenting the field experience will be 6-8 hours of classroom time that will induce individual instruction, viewing of images and group critiques to evaluate results.

Ronald Wilson Workshop

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