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.

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

09/12

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/07

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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

Create your own mini jewelry collection at home! 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 exercises introduce … Read more

Start Date

09/15

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

10/20

Faculty

Tzu Ju Chen

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

0

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

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

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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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

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

How do you make art without depending on conventional machines and tools? In this workshop, we will discover how to create temporary and permanent sculptures with readily available materials and using our hands as tools. We will explore various methods including drawing, collaging, stacking, and weaving to build three-dimensional forms. Materials … Read more

Start Date

10/14

Meeting Day

Wed

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Loretta Park

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

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

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

0

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

Credits

0

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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

Thursday and Saturday

End Date

10/29

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday, 9am-12noon–

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

10/24

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

12/19

Faculty

Janne Holtermann

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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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

Credits

0

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

Credits

0

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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

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 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

Credits

0

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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

Credits

0

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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Use Indigo dye to transform ordinary fabric into a unique and stunning creation! In this workshop, I will teach you how to mix and maintain a synthetic Indigo Dye Vat. We will then explore different techniques of manipulating fabric (folding, wrapping, clamping, twisting, and stitching) before dipping it into the … Read more

Start Date

11/13

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

11/15

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

Friday, 6-9pm–Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am-3:30pm

Credits

0

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