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SunWray Art Studio, Hingham MA



I have had the 'clay bug' since 1986 when I took my first Adult Ed class in wheel throwing in St. Paul, MN.  With the help of numerous instructors and workshops, I was able to sustain my passion of making pots throughout a corporate career.  With the luxury of retirement, I am now able to focus on pottery, which includes the teaching of wheel throwing in multiple locations.  My home studio is located in Hingham, MA on the South Shore of Boston.  I sell my work from my studio and at select local venues (noted on the Schedule page).


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.

Julie has a degree from Lesley College in Therapeutic & Creative Arts and has studied in a variety of places, including the Museum School in Boston & Mass Art. Julie is also educated in holistic studies & psychology, which add to her awareness and ability to bring out the best in people and help them learn to express themselves. Her teaching style is one of nurturing, inspiration, education and personal expression. Having traveled extensively, Julie also brings her love of various cultures into her classes.


SunWray Art Studio offers 8 week art sessions for Grades 1-5 during the Fall, Winter and Spring at the HIngham Community Center.

The classes offer a fun study of the elements of art and the principles of design. There is an emphasis on
art history, basic art processes and individual expression. Your child will be exposed to different mediums including 
colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, clay and more!


Since I was a little girl, I have considered myself an artist. Inspired by my Aunt, an artist and teacher, I had dreams of becoming just like her. I was fortunate enough to attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and received a BFA in Design. I spent many years as an art director in advertising. I married, had 3 children and life was full. As the kids grew, I became able to take classes in my spare time. I met Susan Luery, an amazing artist, teacher and sculptor and worked as her assistant creating large works of art. I was hooked. Eventually she moved, but I then was equipped with the courage, knowledge and a kiln! I now teach group and private lessons in various applications of art. My mantra has always been "What you get, give. What you learn, teach". -Jill Doherty Powell


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.

We are proud to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by breaking down the financial barriers to cultural programming.

Art exhibitions in onsite galleries are free and open to the public. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT , WIC, and Connector Care Discounts.


Magical realism, beauty and love of color, Robyn Thompson Duong’s work evokes pride in black culture and the spirit of femininity.  Drawing inspiration from art history, Robyn’s work deals with challenging the societal perceptions and stereotypes of Black femininity and beauty by depicting women of color as Mother Goddess, grand, graceful, and beautiful.  In the Western canon white women have been the default for mainstream ideals of beauty and femininity, while Black women were and still are seen as the antithesis of femininity.  Robyn’s work seeks to reappropriate the Black female image and what it means to be a woman of color.

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