North River Arts Society is offering a range of youth classes for Fall

By North River Arts Society August 17, 2022

North River Arts Society is offering a range of youth classes for Fall 2022. Classes include Art Journaling, Art Club for Middle School Students and Portfolio Development for High School Students. North River’s Youth Programming provides students with the opportunity to be creative and explore the arts outside of regular school hours. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify, please email for more information.

Art Journaling

Mondays, September 12 – November 14, 5 – 7 PM

Grades 4 - 6

$200 Members / $240 Nonmembers

Art journaling is an open-ended form of art on loose paper or in a bound journal where the focus

is on the process of creating and self-expression rather than a particular result. Drawing, mark-

making, writing, painting, and collage are all one component. Each week we will explore a new

weekly journal prompt and spend time being creative.

About the Teacher: Lily Ryan is a recent 2021 graduate of Holy Cross where she studied

Psychology and Studio Art. She has been involved with North River Arts Society for the past

year teaching various children’s classes. She is working towards her Masters in Social Work to

study the role of art and creativity in promoting mental health.


Art Club for Middle School Students

Tuesdays, September 13 – November 15, 3:30 – 5 PM

Grades 6 – 8

$300 Members / $340 Nonmembers

10-week art class for middle school students in grades 6-8. The classes will meet each Tuesday

from 3:00-5:00pm. Classes will start the week of September 13 and run through the week of

November 15. During the 10-week session, students will explore a variety of themes and use

various media in a creative, supportive, and nurturing environment.

About the Teacher: Now a Scituate resident, Sue Casey was an art teacher in Attleboro Public

Schools for over 31 years. Art has always been a large part of her life - thinking about, looking

at, making, and teaching art for as long as she can remember. Every day she feels inspired by the

beauty of nature and the light and color that surround her.


Portfolio Development for High School Students

Saturdays, September 17 – November 19, 10 AM – 12 PM

$300 Members / $340 Nonmembers

This 10-week class is for high school students who wish and are required to present a portfolio of

artwork to supplement their college applications. Working in a supportive, small group, studio setting, the objective of the class is to help students start to develop and refine their portfolios as

well as to develop skills that will prepare them to be successful in a college art program. The

students will also be guided in creating key pieces that specific art schools, such as the Rhode

Island School of Design require.

About the teacher: Mike DiRado recently retired after a 25-year career as a teacher in the

Abington Public Schools. During that time, he also served as the Department Chair of Visual

Arts, K-12. Mr. DiRado attended Mass College of Art and Design for his undergraduate degree

and Pratt Institute for graduate art education.


The North River Arts Society was established in 1968 and is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit

organization fostering participation and appreciation of the arts at the community level.

North River offers classes and workshops, a Festival of the Arts, Members Show, Focus on

Figures Show, Outside the Box- Silent Auction, a Holiday Arts Sale, Marshfield PreK-12

Student Art Show, and so much more! Get involved today and become a member at For more information on youth education and North River Arts

programming, visit