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 email@example.com for more information.
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
NorthRiverArts.org/Join. For more information on youth education and North River Arts
programming, visit NorthRiverArts.org.