Summer and Fall 2020 continuing education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at ce@massart.edu or your instructor. Fall classes are still being added--check again soon.

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This course is an exploration of how typographic techniques and principles are used for effective visual communications through professional typesetting, typographic layout, and expressive use of type. Students build skills for creating cohesive typographic systems, information hierarchy, and typographic grids. Prerequisites: drawing skills; for Graphic Design Certificate Students, Foundations of … Read more

Start Date

09/02

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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The 20th century is particularly suited to study the multicultural heritage of fashion and art history.  In its first 50 years, fashion and art were an expression of Eurocentric partisanship, despite extensive, uncredited cultural borrowings from peoples and countries in the global community. In the mid-1960s these broader voices in fashion … Read more

Start Date

09/02

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Kathleen McDermott

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

register

This course will cover materials, elements and techniques used in the fashion and design industry. Students will study the science of textiles from fibers, yarns and surface treatments along with design options in textile structures with knitted and woven fabrics and surface design applications with printing, dyeing and embellishments. Virtual … Read more

Start Date

09/02

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Liam O’Meara

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Students apply knowledge of foundational design and typographic principles to produce effective visual communications for a targeted audience. The designer’s role and responsibilities including the development of design content and designing for user needs as well as client goals are explored. Prerequisites: Foundations of Graphic Design, and a working knowledge … Read more

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Kristen Mallia

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Students apply skills for concept development, visual design, and user-centered thinking to design projects of moderate complexity for both print and interactive media. Prerequisites: Graphic Design 1, Intermediate Typography; students should also have completed Interaction Design (or be taking it at the same time) or have some background in User … Read more

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Damon Jones

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students bring advanced skills for concept, design, and design thinking to planning, designing and prototyping dynamic screen-based interactive experiences. We investigate complex systems of information emphasizing organization, navigation and usability. We focus on designing a valuable experience for the user while creating portfolio-quality prototypes for the web. Prerequisites: Interaction Design … Read more

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Michael Cobb

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

An overview of pattern drafting and an introduction to clothing construction. Students explore the different methods of pattern making, from using the dart for fit to adding shape for fullness, and learn how to take body measurements for fit. Pattern drafting and construction techniques are then applied to an original … Read more

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

The purpose of this course is to support and facilitate the development and active launch of student owned businesses. Foundational principles of entrepreneurship, strategy, marketing, and finance are learned through practice and hands on experience. Professional network building is emphasized with mentors, guest lecturers and visiting entrepreneurs sharing their expertise.

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Sara Hartmann

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

3

register

Explore advanced construction and drafting methods for custom tailoring. Learn how to design and construct a tailored ensemble using traditional methods that include pad stitching, foundation shaping, special lapel and collar treatments, and finishes. Prerequisites: Introduction to Creative Fashion and Introduction to Pattern Drafting.

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

A survey of the craft and form of furniture over the past 50 years. Topics include the development of styles and their sources, as well as the evolution and organization of furniture manufacture, from early joinery to the emergence of cabinetmaking techniques, to the development of machine technologies, and the … Read more

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Barbara Ward

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

register

    Gears and Gadgets Online – Interactivity for Artists is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and skill sets needed to create your own kinetic and interactive objects. Students are instructed in the basics of programming for microcontrollers making and understanding DC circuits, basic 3D modeling, lightweight construction with … Read more

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Dennis Svoronos

Time

7pm–10pn

Credits

3

register

Students apply typographic principles to communication design projects of moderate complexity. They strengthen skills in building typographic relationships and detail, creating sophisticated typographic layouts, including dynamic use of the grid, and employing type use and choice for creating expressive, conceptually based, typographic design. Prerequisites: Foundations of Graphic Design, Typography, and … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Sara Eisenman

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

This course introduces students to the vital role of costume design in the cinematic representation of history and fashion. Lessons will be exploratory and selective in their subjects and methodologies. Beginning with the ancient world, yet focusing on the period from the Renaissance to now, film clips, paintings and prints, … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

David Nolta, John DiStefano

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Learn to develop and market textile designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Topics include building a design from a motif, creating colorways for your print, using scanned artwork to create designs, and texture mapping. Students create a series of print designs and a collection of coordinated prints.  

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Through a series of collaborative and individual exercises, students explore the entire process of making a book, including inspiration for initial ideas, writing effective stories, character development, sequential flow, constructing the book, and researching potential markets. All course lectures and exercises apply to children’s books, graphic novels, animations and other … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Alex Gerasev

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Designed for students who have some painting experience and wish to develop their work. Participants consider content, composition/format, color, surface, materials, and craft while exploring aspects of painting that interest them the most (e.g., experimentation with materials, conceptual and technical approaches, observational work). Individual attention and group discussions of student … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Nancy McCarthy

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

This course looks at the development of Asian cinema through the lens of three of the most important national film industries: India, Japan, and China. How do the films from these countries reflect diverse but interrelated cultural traditions? How is the cinematic representation of these traditions shaped by a dialogue … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Michael Hamburger

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

3

register

Fusing design activities and methodologies, including aesthetic sourcing (visual, literary, emotional, and structural), drawing and modeling, participants engage in design as a problem solving process. Projects emphasize the development of conceptual visualization through the exploration of two and three dimensional sketch techniques.

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Frank Criscione

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Body Mind Figure Character: Movement for Artists    The Hands A multicultural exploration of the use and misuse of the hands in art, design and daily life. Functional anatomy and techniques from different disciplines will be explored. Open to artists, artisans and amateurs alike. Body Mind Figure Character courses weave … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Helen Singh-Miller

Time

6:30pm–8pm

Credits

3

register

Interactions are a core part of our everyday experiences. We interact with the world, each other, and with dynamic systems. This class explores the design process, prototyping, and evaluation of interactive experiences. Through project-based curriculum, students are exposed to various dimensions in design of interactive experiences, including user experience, information … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Alexandra Candelas

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

The course explores the art and composition of the graphic novel and examines its many sub-genres, from superhero tales to memoirs to manga. The textbook is Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. Other texts include Watchmen, Contract With God, Sandman, Maus, and Persepolis. For the final project, students create and make preliminary sketches for an original graphic novel.

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Joshua Cohen

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

3

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This course will explore the image of paradise represented in Islamic arts from the 8th through 18th centuries. We will study major Islamic palace and garden complexes, such as the Alhambra in Spain, the Taj Mahal in India, and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, as well as a wide range of … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Elizabeth Gittings

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

register

By examining the varied traditions in portraiture, through the lens of time and culture, this course will investigate a rich diversity of expression, spanning the frescos of Rome, the psychology of Alice Neal, the beauty of Leonardo, the technique of Ingres and the vulnerability of Vincent Van Gogh. We will … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Discover the synergy between Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign with course work based on a real-life project. Each program is approached as a specialized tool: Illustrator for digital illustrations and web graphics; Photoshop for editing images and creating special effects for web, broadcast, or print design; InDesign as a desktop … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Using scaled models and drawings, students develop the ability to use a building system to explore, prioritize, and communicate design ideas.

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Keith Giamportone

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

An introduction to the figure through drawing exercises while working with a live model. Students will be introduced to a broad range of markmaking tools, drawing exercises, and drawing techniques while observing a live model. Design and drawing concepts and techniques will be addressed weekly. Each component of this course is designed to advance your … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course will focus on the interplay of folk and sacred music and idioms, language and dialect, and regionalist and nationalist literature in the evolution of 19th-century musical regionalist and nationalist expression. The confluence of history and geography, the significance of minority-language rights and expression, with the development of human … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

7pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Students are introduced to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography while exploring photographic history and current practices. They learn how to use a digital camera and computer imaging software to create photographs through raw file formats. Topics covered include camera operations (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focal length) as … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Representation of the human form in the ancient Greek world developed from linear geometric Cycladic figures of the 3rd millennium BCE, to the more naturalistic and eroticized images of the female nude in the Hellenistic period, which have influenced artists from the Renaissance to today. Through classroom discussions and examination of specific works housed in museums around … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Jaime Wilson

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

register

What does it mean to be a practicing artist in today’s world? Explore classical and contemporary art movements, including western and eastern, and issues and ideas in art. Learn about living and historical artists in the international art world and develop skills in visual research using personal memoirs and/or sociocultural factors … Read more

Start Date

09/11

Meeting Day

Fridays

End Date

12/11

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

register

Review the basics of drawing using the figure, portrait, and still life to organize their common elements into a cohesive whole. Emphasis is on sustained studies to develop personal direction. Pencil and charcoal are used, with pastel and painting as an option with permission of the instructor. All levels welcome.

Start Date

09/12

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

register

Whether you are in Boston, Seoul, or any metropolitan urban-suburban setting, this course is designed to develop your critical eye, drawing skills, and creative voice while acquainting you with the history and architecture of your area. Through on-site sketchbook studies, plein air rendering and photo referencing, students will explore their … Read more

Start Date

09/12

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

1pm–4:30pm

Credits

3

register

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

09/12

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/07

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

register

Students are introduced to visual principles, as the basis of graphic design communication, and elements and issues of visual language. The course covers the manipulation of graphic form to convey meaning, strategies for idea generation and development of unique concepts, and the designer’s role as visual storyteller. Prerequisites: drawing skills, … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

An overview of pattern drafting and an introduction to clothing construction. Students explore the different methods of pattern making, from using the dart for fit to adding shape for fullness, and learn how to take body measurements for fit. Pattern drafting and construction techniques are then applied to an original … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Throughout the ages, wearing a hat has connections to modesty, marriage and status. According to Molly Yestadt; “A hat is an accessory that bridges fashion and art and traditions.” From Egyptian ritual crowns to Coco Chanel’s finely crafted hats of the 19020’s to modern day sculptural works of designer like … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

John DiStefano

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

How can we live a more fulfilled and meaningful life, especially during these challenging times? What can we do to feel less stressed or anxious? What are some strategies to flourish and live life to the fullest? This course will examine psychology as it relates to the human potential for … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Christine Vitale

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

3

register

An introduction to the fundamental principles of expression through movement in time, sequential composition, editing, and integration of image sequences and sound. A series of short projects will apply basic animation principles. Presentations and projects involve simple phenomena of cycles, transformations, transitions, sequential structure and the expression of emotional and kinetic states. The use … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Alan Jennings

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students explore the cultural and artistic responses to the major modern, social, and political revolutions between the end of the 18th and 20th centuries. The focus is on rarely covered artistic responses to political, social, and religious revolutions of the 20th century. Historical, political, philosophical currents and their impact on … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

None

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Time

Credits

3

register

This course focuses on the diverse traditions of supernatural and horror literature in different cultures. The course gives particular attention to the social, cultural and “spiritual” traditions of different nations as expressed through their “dark tales.” We will also think and write about the themes, forms, conventions, and styles that … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

None

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Karla Odenwald

Time

Credits

3

register

Climate change impacts us all. The media bombards us daily with the effects, policy, and financial aspects of this phenomenon. Few students and lay persons however, understand completely the basic science of climate change. In this course, you will learn about the difference between climate change, the greenhouse effect, and … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

None

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

None–

Credits

3

register

Begin painting in this exploration of new and traditional directions and techniques. The basis of the course is studio work, primarily working in oil and includes use of models, as well as lectures and demonstrations. Color and composition theory, and the study of form, space, and light are addressed. Previous … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Samnang Riebe

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Through an examination of iconic movies, this course will study problems of immigration, race relations, and assimilation of minorities in the American melting pot; among them will be “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “Crossing Delancey,” and “El Norte.” One film will be viewed in class each week, accompanied by analyses … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

register

In this course we trace the physical, physiological, and psychological investigations of experimental filmmakers over the last seventy years. Studying these three trajectories-matter, body, and mind-reveals “film” to be a complex interplay between what Paul Sharits described in 1969 as “celluloid, two-dimensional strips; individual rectangular frames; the nature of sprockets … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

None

End Date

10/30

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Credits

3

register

In this course you will design in two-dimensions and three-dimensions, and learn how to transform flat paper into moving sculpture. Three different categories of pop-ups will be introduced: those that become dimensional while in motion, those that become dimensional when open fully, and constructions that combine multiple parts. These paper … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

10/05

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

register

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching implications for our culture and economy. In two multi-disciplinary courses, Transforming Boston and Art Design and Economies we’ll consider the long term impacts of this crisis and the role of artists in shaping a post-COVID world. An exploration of key concepts from urban planning, … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Kenlyn Jones, Max Grinnell

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

register

Create your own mini jewelry collection at home this summer! In this course, students learn to generate design elements from inspiration and translate them into components for jewelry. The process begins with researching natural and man-made resources and exploring design ideas through sketches and models. Each week a variety of … Read more

Start Date

09/15

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

10/20

Faculty

Tzu Ju Chen

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

0

register

This critique group of advanced photographers offers peer group feedback on current work. Typically, participants are developing a portfolio, project, or exhibition. Meetings are scheduled once every two to three weeks. To be admitted into this class, students should submit five jpeg images and a one paragraph description of their … Read more

Start Date

09/16

Meeting Day

Alternate Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Stephen Tourlentes

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

1.5

register

Learn to research, develop, plan and produce non-fiction stories in any time-based medium whether it be video, sound, image or some combination.  Use the recording tools at hand, whether they be phones or more professional equipment, to develop your identity as a storyteller, to learn the principles of good storytelling, … Read more

Start Date

09/17

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

10/22

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6:30pm–8pm

Credits

0

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This workshop is an introduction to key concepts and best practices for artists, makers, and designers who are interested in selling their work online. We will explore the difference between e-commerce platforms and marketplaces, discuss conversion funnels, and learn how to interpret analytics reports. Students will build their own e-commerce … Read more

Start Date

09/23

Meeting Day

Wednesdayse

End Date

10/14

Faculty

Jen Palacio

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

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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

09/26

Meeting Day

Saturday and Thursday

End Date

10/01

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

Sat, 9am-12noon–Thu, 6:30-9:30pm

Credits

0

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Invest in your personal or professional growth. Both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are fantastically powerful programs — but radically different. Join us for two 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 … Read more

Start Date

09/26

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

10/03

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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Learn how to take a project from the design stage to printed product. Topics include: how to get print estimates, “preflighting”, font management, and color for print production. Includes a tour of a printing press. Prerequisites: Intermediate Typography or equivalent professional design experience, and working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, … Read more

Start Date

09/28

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

10/19

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–8:30pm

Credits

1.5

register

As we move into an unknown post-quarantine phase of artist life, one of the most immediate obstacles to navigate will be disruptions in the scheduling of international artist residencies, scholarships, and MFA programs. During this course, we will take advantage of the virtual class format to bring contemporary artists working … Read more

Start Date

09/30

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

10/28

Faculty

Ben Zawalich

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

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Photographers have long investigated notions of home in their work; a kitchen table, books, paintings, wooden carvings, flowers in vases, intimacy, and family. During these uncertain times and with the limitations that are in place, how can we find complexity, beauty, and mystery through photographs made in and around our … Read more

Start Date

10/01

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

10/22

Faculty

Eduardo Rivera

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

0

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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

10/03

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/21

Faculty

Janne Holtermann

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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“Modernism” comprises images, objects, acts, performances, and so on that derive from an artist’s experimentation with the inherent properties of a given medium. Art after modernism (sometimes called “postmodern”) tends to expand upon the technical, material, and intellectual foundations of modernism while also investigating identity and personal narrative; political ambiguity … Read more

Start Date

10/05

Meeting Day

None

End Date

11/20

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Credits

3

register

An introduction to relief printing, exploring woodcut and related processes. Of all printmaking techniques, relief printing is the most ancient. It is a process characterized by an appealing directness of making an image and by the simplicity of its graphic and expressive qualities. In this course, participant learn how to … Read more

Start Date

10/05

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

11/23

Faculty

Catarina Coelho

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

1.5

register

From concept to creation, workshops in Character Design will focus on the variety of venues where characters are used, and the diverse design choices that can be employed in a range of situations, in anything from gaming to animated series. Technical lessons will involve strategies for best uses of Adobe’s … Read more

Start Date

10/06

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

11/24

Faculty

DeAnna Marie Johnson

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

1.5

register

This remote course looks at how to create and appreciate abstract works of art. Over the course of eight weeks, we will consider various art-historical origins for abstraction such as DADA, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Conceptual Art as jumping off points for various studio projects. These projects offer ways of exploring geometry, gesture, … Read more

Start Date

10/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

11/19

Faculty

James Lambert

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

1.5

register

Discover the possibilities of working with dry and water-based materials. Dry media includes pencil, colored pencils, China marker. For wet media we use:  watercolor, gouache, acrylics, etc. as well as interesting mediums such as Pe masking fluid and gesso. Gain skills in a variety of techniques, then experiment with mixing mediums in non-traditional … Read more

Start Date

10/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/01

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

0

register

In this workshop, students learn the basics of digital photography and explore effective techniques for making better photographs with their digital cameras. Knowing the basics of digital photography allows photographers to take better control of their photographs. This workshop is taught online and is divided into two classes with time … Read more

Start Date

10/17

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

10/18

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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What do your car, shopping cart, vegetable peeler, and suitcase have in common? Design thinking! Design thinking is a creative, problem-solving framework used by industrial designers and successfully applied to almost anything involving humans: civic policies, healthcare, business, architecture, computer science, management, etc. In this 2- day workshop, students collaborate on a specific challenge and apply … Read more

Start Date

10/17

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

10/24

Faculty

Evan Hutker

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

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Students will learn techniques for observational still life drawing as well as the narrative qualities of objects and compositions. We will look and make work inspired by artwork from artists who deal with the rich subject of still life through history.    

Start Date

10/19

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

11/23

Faculty

Will Suglia

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

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In this course you will learn variations on accordion fold books, and create sculpture that folds flat for storage. These  inventive structures will inspire you to tell your personal stories in a unique format. You will learn how to manipulate paper to form Origami books, Tunnel books, Flag books, and Carousel … Read more

Start Date

10/19

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

11/09

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

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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

10/24

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/29

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

Sat, 9am-12noon–Thu, 6:30-9:30pm

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In this class, we will analyze selected contemporary artworks around the city of Boston by testing out the claims about those pieces found in recent art-historical writing. Throughout the semester, students determine where these essays are most and least useful for thinking about their firsthand experience of contemporary art. Close … Read more

Start Date

10/26

Meeting Day

None

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Credits

3

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Jewelry Illustration  Ever wonder how jewelry designs look so radiant in drawings? This course is an online, step-by-step guide to the fundamental aspects of the realistic depiction of a wide range of jewelry pieces, from the simplest forms of chain and metal components to complex, faceted stone settings. Methods for … Read more

Start Date

10/27

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/01

Faculty

Tzu Ju Chen

Time

6pm–9pm

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This course will explore the strategies and tactics that creative business owners use to grow their online audiences and drive sales. Students can expect to gain an understanding of how to formulate a content strategy, optimize conversion funnels, deploy email and social media marketing, and identify strategic partners.

Start Date

10/28

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

11/18

Faculty

Sarah Dudek

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

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Learn how to shoot great moving imagery to create engaging stories. This course will cover the aesthetic and technical skills needed to visually construct scenes – whether for documentary of fiction filmmaking. Shooting grammar and techniques will be presented, exercised and evaluated in terms of their aesthetic quality, editability and … Read more

Start Date

11/02

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

11/19

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6:30pm–8pm

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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

11/07

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/14

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

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Design and make beaded jewelry, step-by-step, at home in this fast-paced three-day workshop. Beginning with easy-to-learn hand tool techniques, participants create interesting linking elements and forms using wire and monofilament with beads of different shapes. Skills taught move from foundational wire wrapping techniques to ornate silk knot embellishments building, through … Read more

Start Date

11/07

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

11/08

Faculty

Tzu Ju Chen

Time

10am–4pm

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Working from personally selected still life objects, students will learn techniques to capture the object’s form, value structure, and temperature shifts using built up layers of conte crayon. Students will complete two still lifes, the first using naturalistic colors. For the second still life students will choose to either exaggerate … Read more

Start Date

11/07

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/21

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

10am–12pm

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