Get a taste of the topics you have been curious about with workshops in design, business, photography, wood, metals, printmaking, drawing, painting and more.

Photographer Michael Hintlian will host a 9-week hands-on workshop focusing on shooting on the street, a traditional method of documentary investigation made popular in the 20th century by greats such as Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus as well as the modern masters working today. The theater of the street … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/16

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

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0

This class teaches a variety of embroidery, needle arts, and stitching techniques and how to apply them to contemporary art making. This involves going past the technique and exploring the conceptual layer of working with textiles and stitching while looking at the heritage and meaning of embroidery’s history and how … Read more

Start Date

09/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/05

Faculty

Joetta Maue

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

Adobe Illustrator is the reigning champ for making vector-based images. From designing logos to creating full-page images and web graphics, this program is a powerhouse. You will learn how to use the basic and most complex tools (from circle to pen tool) in a comfortable setting with a very seasoned … Read more

Start Date

09/21

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

09/28

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

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Using plant life as the basis for experimentation and documentation, this class gives students an opportunity to explore various drawing techniques and media based on the natural world. We will draw, paint, use mixed-media and printmaking to create informed mark-making, solidify sketching and journaling skills, and give form to your observations. Subject … Read more

Start Date

09/21

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

11/02

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–3pm

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0

Portrait painting for beginners and intermediate artists teaches students how to render portraits with oil paints. We will apply the study of light, proportion and facial anatomy to develop accurate depictions of the live model and of oneself. The course will cover both wet-into-wet techniques.

Start Date

09/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/09

Faculty

Andree Leduc

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

Pronto Plate, also known as polyester plate lithography, is a rapid process that allows artists to develop prints with connections to a variety of art processes. The pronto plate process is fast, easy and cheap. An artist can incorporate drawings, photography or collage elements and rapidly create layered prints that … Read more

Start Date

09/27

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

09/29

Faculty

David Bligh

Time

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Thinking about a career in graphic design? Do you currently “dabble” in graphic design for personal projects? Have you found yourself designing flyers, webpages, brochures or other graphic design work professionally without any design training? This one-day workshop is specifically targeted for those with no graphic design background, to understand what makes a design “work” visually … Read more

Start Date

09/28

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

09/28

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

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In this workshop students learn to build handmade books from pages to cover, experimenting with a variety of book structures. No experience is required; we will start off with simpler structures and work up to ones that are more complex. Students will learn about books based on the fold, starting … Read more

Start Date

10/05

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

10/06

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

10am–5pm

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Start Date

10/05

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

10/06

Faculty

Saul Baizman

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

Japanese woodblock is a technique rich in tradition dating back to the 17th century. Ukiyo-e means “pictures of a floating world” because these prints depicted all parts of daily life. We will be carving wood blocks and inking them with watercolors and nori paste to create painterly gradations of color … Read more

Start Date

10/12

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

10/13

Faculty

Lisa Houck

Time

10am–4pm

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Discover the possibilities of working with water-based materials: watercolor, gouache, acrylics, etc. as well as interesting mediums such as masking fluid and gesso. Gain skills in a variety of techniques, then experiment with mixing mediums in non-traditional ways, to achieve unique visual results. Watercolor techniques (wet on wet, glazing, drybrush) … Read more

Start Date

10/15

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

0

It can take many years to master the craft of professional typesetting and layout using digital fonts, but in this one-day course, you can learn enough to improve your skills for designing with type substantially and gain insight that will allow you to see type from an expert’s point of view. This workshop will … Read more

Start Date

10/19

Meeting Day

Sat

End Date

10/19

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

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0

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Anyone who yearns to bring a little texture back into their lives with ink, paper, and type will enjoy this one-day letterpress workshop. This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual typesetting for the complete beginner to the moderately-experienced letterpress devotee. You’ll learn to use a job stick, … Read more

Start Date

10/19

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/19

Faculty

Keith Cross

Time

9am–6pm

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0

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Transform gravel into bling. Learn to cut, shape, carve and polish ordinary rocks into custom forms that can be set in jewelry.

Start Date

10/19

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/19

Faculty

Peter Evonuk

Time

9:30am–5:30pm

Credits

0

Invest in your personal or professional growth. Both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are fantastically powerful programs—but radically different. Join us for 2 consecutive Saturdays to learn best practices for each program, and then see how they can work together in harmony. You’ll learn how to properly use the pen … Read more

Start Date

10/19

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/26

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

Learn to size, fabricate, and finish a classic silver ring band; then saw, file, solder, polish, and bezel-set a gemstone to cap it off.

Start Date

10/20

Meeting Day

Sunday

End Date

10/20

Faculty

Peter Evonuk

Time

9:30am–5:30pm

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In this weekend-long intensive students learn to build boxes for artist’s books. Boxes, in addition to providing a protective case, can enhance the concept of an artist’s book and add a degree of professionalism to any book. Students will start by building a standard tray from book board and learn … Read more

Start Date

10/26

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

10/27

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

Burning designs into wood has been used to decorate furniture and draw images on paper and leather for hundreds of years. This one day workshop introduces the use of various techniques that employ heat to create images using traditional pyrographic tools, small torches and safe, non-toxic chemical burns using a … Read more

Start Date

10/26

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/26

Faculty

Brett S. Poza

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

The following Creative Economy Workshops workshops will be offered this fall at MassArt.   Pricing Your Work Saturday, October 26, 10am-1pm Sara Hartmann   Negotiation Strategies for Creative Professionals Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-1pm Teresa Nelson   DIY PR for Creative Business Saturday, December 14, 10am-1pm Marni Elyse Katz   Each … Read more

Start Date

10/26

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Sara Hartmann

Time

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A variety of monotype techniques can be used to create a unique print. In this workshop we will focus on viscosity printing. We will be experimenting with both sticky and oily inks to see how inks of different viscosities interact. Using the principles of viscosity printing in combination with stencils, … Read more

Start Date

11/01

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

11/03

Faculty

Stacy Friedman

Time

spec–spec

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Explore the ancient art of Coppersmithing. Students will use a variety of specialized hammers and tools to form simple, elegant copper bowls. The class will cover sinking, raising, and planishing techniques that have been in use for thousands of years. Warning: Side effects may include heady feelings of DIY induced … Read more

Start Date

11/02

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

11/02

Faculty

Peter Evonuk

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

This workshop is an introduction to animation and compositing techniques for setting still images in motion and combining them with video into one cohesive project. Students learn animation techniques,working with masks, traveling mattes and creating motion paths to set still images in motion and to create depth. The primary software … Read more

Start Date

11/05

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

12/03

Faculty

Janne Holtermann

Time

7pm–10pm

Credits

0

White Line woodcut is a technique developed by Blanche Lazell in the 1920’s. Inspired by European modernism and American crafts techniques, Lazell developed this simple woodblock method to simplify some of the techniques used in Japanese woodblock printing. In this class, you will start with carving linear drawings in a … Read more

Start Date

11/16

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

11/17

Faculty

Lisa Houck

Time

10am–4pm

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0

Start Date

11/16

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

11/17

Faculty

Saul Baizman

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

Anyone who yearns to bring a little texture back into their lives with ink, paper, and type will enjoy this one-day letterpress workshop. This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual typesetting for the complete beginner to the moderately-experienced letterpress devotee. You’ll learn to use a job stick, … Read more

Start Date

11/23

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

11/23

Faculty

Keith Cross

Time

9am–6pm

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In this workshop, students learn how to use their digital cameras as well as the basics of digital photography. Students explore effective techniques for making better photographs with the most automated of digital cameras to the latest digital SLRs. Knowing the basics of the digital camera as well as the … Read more

Start Date

12/07

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

12/07

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–4pm

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