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.

Push your creativity while building on time-tested principles of design and craft. Fashion courses at MassArt offer an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of fashion design in one of the oldest and most respected fashion programs in the country.

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

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

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

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

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

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