Duxbury Art Association www.duxburyart.org
The Duxbury Art Association is dedicated to providing South Shore residents access to quality art education, exhibits, and events. From mixed medium children classes, including vacation week and summer art camps, to renowned visiting artist workshops, the Duxbury Art Association strives to support “the artist in everyone.” The Duxbury Art Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to provide people of all ages and abilities with access to the visual arts through exhibitions and education of the highest quality.
deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park www.decordova.org
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum 30 acres of beautiful rolling woodlands and lawns, and is the largest park of its kind in New England. The Sculpture Park provides a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations. With more than 3,400 works in its holdings, deCordova features an important permanent collection of New England contemporary art.
Diablo Glass Studio www.diabloglassschool.com
Diablo Glass School opened in 2001, creating a public access glass arts studio in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a place where beginning and experienced glass artists are welcome to share a nurturing environment, to grow and develop their creative skills in a warm, inviting atmosphere. By connecting students to professional national and international glass artists, we provide a learning experience that constantly offers new information and challenges.
Fuller Craft Museum www.fullercraft.org
The Fuller Craft Museum is a dynamic environment where craft is experienced through exhibitions, education, outreach, and collaboration. We explore the materials, techniques, and artistic expression that challenge the perception of craft, while honoring the achievements of the past.
Holly Hill Farm www.hollyhillfarm.org
Holly Hill Farm is an organic farm located 25 miles southeast of Boston in the beautiful coastal town of Cohasset MA and has been in the White family for 5 generations. The Farm consists of 140 acres of land which includes 10 acres of open fields of which 3 acres are growing fields, historic buildings, greenhouses and diversified natural areas for educational purposes. For more information visit Holly Hill Farm Summer Camps
ICA Boston www.icaboston.org
The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process. The primary activities of the ICA are threefold:
• To present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Boston audiences
• To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making
• To design interpretative programs that provide context, develop appreciation, and add meaning to contemporary art and culture
For special programs, events and workshops just for Teens go to ICA Teens
For family programs and events including free “play dates” visit Family Programs
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum www.gardnermuseum.org
- to bring to life and preserve the rich historic collection;
- to cultivate talent in the pursuit of knowledge and acts of creation in the arts and humanities;
- to support artists, landscape architects, musicians, scholars and students; and
- to engage local and global audiences in a sanctuary of beauty and the arts where deeply personal and communal adventures unfold.
James Library and Center for the Arts www.jameslibrary.org
The James Library & Center for the Arts is housed in a landmark Victorian building in Norwell Center. We are dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through our concert series, art gallery, and the operation of our free lending library. Our mission is to foster the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving our building’s historic character.
Little House of Arts www.thelittlehouseofarts.com Where Creativity Soars!
Following a lifelong dream, art teacher Julie Hawkins opened the doors of this magical place 16 years ago. The studio offers classes and workshops in a variety of mediums. Julie’s goal has always been to provide a place for children and adults to express themselves while building self-esteem in the process. She believes that one has to feel safe, welcomed, and accepted for their unique visions. Each session begins with a warm welcome and introduction of each artist or art project. From there, the work unfolds both independently and collaboratively. Artists enjoy fun & camaraderie while learning new artistic techniques. Each participant is encouraged to use these new skills to enhance their own interpretations of the project.
Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston www.mfa.org
The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs. Please click here for a wide range of family programming https://www.mfa.org/programs/kids-and-family-programs
MIT Museum web.mit.edu/museum
Every year, during the Massachusetts school vacation week in February, the MIT Museum celebrates National Engineers Week with engineering-specific activities, workshops, and afternoon demonstrations led by MIT students.
North River Arts Society www.northriverarts.org
We aspire to be a hub that nurtures creative life by inspiring people of all ages to love the arts and to explore how arts can enrich their lives. The NRAS offers classes for adults and children, a Festival of the Arts, Members Show, Childrens’ Day, Holiday Arts Sale, workshops, scholarships, financial aid, newsletters, discounts for classes and supplies, musical and theatrical performances at the hall, a writers workshop, and exhibits at Ventress Library Gallery, Dolphin Gallery, G.A.R. Gallery and the artists cooperative Little Gallery.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS:Felide “Babe” Cusick Memorial Award
$1,000 scholarship available for graduating high school seniors from the towns of Marshfield, Scituate, Norwell, Duxbury and Pembroke. The applicant must have been accepted to an institution of higher learning, majoring in fine arts or peforming arts – music excluded.
We are pleased to announce that Scituate Federal Savings Bank has pledged to support financial assistance for students grades 1 – 12 to apply toward registration for NRAS classes. Interested students (or their parents) need only to complete a short application to apply. Each student is only eligible for one scholarship per NRAS semester, which typically run seasonally.
South Shore Art Center www.ssac.org
South Shore Art Center is a non-profit organization based in the coastal area south of Boston. Our facility in Cohasset features appealing galleries and teaching studios. We offer exhibitions and gallery programs, sales of fine arts and studio crafts, courses and workshops, outreach to schools, and special events. We invite your membership and participation. The South Shore Art Center enriches the communities south of Boston by engaging artists and by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and education.
South Shore Natural Science Center www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org
Our mission is to provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to conserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship and enjoyment of our natural resources. The Science Center specializes in providing hands-on, interactive learning experiences that encourage investigation of the natural world. Our programs explore timely natural science themes and enrich understanding of human interrelationships with the environment. They are designed to invite participation and active inquiry, and to develop environmental literacy.
South South YMCA www.ssymca.org
The South Shore YMCA Arts & Education Department is a growing and dynamic community dedicated to partnering with individuals and families in their expressive process. Our mission is to provide a welcoming environment for all ages and abilities to explore and discover the wonder of the arts. Contact LCA at 781-826-8048. Laura Center for the Arts