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.

Choose from a variety of drawing topics including drawing from observation and abstract approaches. Push the boundaries of the discipline by drawing with a variety of media under the direction of accomplished artists/teachers.

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Credits

0

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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

Credits

0

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