Except for a very few classes, 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. New classes are being added, keep checking!

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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 or permission of instructor.  Email: achan@massart.edu. … Read more

Start Date

09/02

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/09

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

09/02

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/09

Faculty

Damon Jones

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students are encouraged to develop a unique personal voice while effectively solving the needs of client and audience. The emphasis is on critical thinking, concept development, and research and marketing methodologies. Prerequisite: Graphic Design I and II. (Graphic Design students: Intermediate Portfolio required.) Please bring your portfolio and resume to … Read more

Start Date

09/02

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/09

Faculty

Robert Davison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

09/04

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/06

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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

09/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

09/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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 … Read more

Start Date

09/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Nancy McCarthy

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Design and fabricate individualized place settings, serving dishes, teapots, and vases. Employing hand-building, the potter’s wheel, plaster molds, and various kiln-firing techniques (stoneware, soda, low-fire) students are able to create pottery that is useful as well as personally expressive. Frequent demonstrations, lectures, and dialogue with the instructor enable beginners as … Read more

Start Date

09/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Ben Ryterband

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

09/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Alex Barbosa

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

09/08

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Kathleen McDermott

Time

6pm–9pm

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

09/08

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Liam O’Meara

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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: working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. For Graphic … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Individual attention in a supportive environment is the focus of this comprehensive figure drawing course designed for students of all levels. We will examine the works of historic and contemporary artists to understand the common principals of sound figure drawing. The foundations of gesture, proportions, and anatomical structures will be … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/09

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

09/09

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/09

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

This course introduces students to filmmaking as a fine art medium. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, students will be able to craft their own stories-whether linear or abstract-using a variety of image techniques such as drawing, animating and recording film/video. A basic Premiere Pro workflow will be introduced for … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

10/28

Faculty

Camilo Cardenas

Time

9am–11am

Credits

0

Landscape Painting in Ipswich Join us for a plein air landscape painting class (5 Fridays, 9:30-1:30pm) along the scenic seacoast of Ipswich, MA. Locations will include majestic Crane Beach, Crane Estate, Appleton Farm, & Russell Orchards. (*entry fees may apply) Topics covered include: setting up, beginning a painting, mixing color, … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Fridays

End Date

10/08

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

9:30am–1:30pm

Credits

0

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

09/13

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Alan Jennings

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

09/13

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

10/04

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

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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

09/13

Meeting Day

ONLINE

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Time

Credits

3

This course will explore the transition from modernist thought as exemplified by the Abstract Expressionist movement to such postmodern notions of appropriation, parody, and fragmentation as they manifest themselves in the art of the 1970s and beyond. We will focus on such concepts and genres as minimalism, performance, video, installation … Read more

Start Date

09/13

Meeting Day

Asynchronous - via Moodle

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

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

09/13

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

09/13

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

09/13

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Alexandra Candelas

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Comics explores wide ranging subject matter and experimentation. Dive into this accessible medium by exploring different models of content, including: autobiography, adaptation, pantomime and more. Learn how to make comics from a single image to four panels, eight page minis and more. This course will provide students with the technical skills to produce and … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Alan Jennings

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/18

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

10/23

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

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Diane Bigda

This is a very fun, enriching, and smart way to invest in your future. This class is designed around YOUR needs and respect is given to your workflow. We take a thoughtful approach to solving problems, and learn how to build images in an intelligent way. Adobe Illustrator is the … Read more

Start Date

09/25

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/02

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

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

10/02

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/02

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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In this workshop, you will learn various basketry construction techniques including coiling, twining, plaiting, netting, and interlacing. You’ll also learn how to create your own cordage from recycled materials. We’ll study historic basketry traditions, and also look at the way contemporary artists are using fiber construction techniques today. Using materials … Read more

Start Date

10/06

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

10/27

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

0

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

10/12

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

11/30

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

630pm–10pm

Credits

0

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Explore the art of personal expression through landscape photography. Tsar Fedorsky, a fine arts photographer whose own work draws on images found near home, will encourage students to discover their own visual voice by choosing to take landscape photographs close to home. Nature is all around us. You don’t need … Read more

Start Date

10/12

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/07

Faculty

Tsar Fedorsky

Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

0

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This class will use the figure as a basis for understanding basic drawing elements such as line, form in space, spacial relationships, value, gesture, and composition. Beginner students are welcome. Lessons will alternate each week between live Zoom and email format lessons (with instructor video demonstrations provided). Materials Needed: Drawing … Read more

Start Date

10/16

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

12/04

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

9:30am–12:30pm

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

10/16

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/20

Faculty

Janne Hoeltermann

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

There comes a time when many of us find ourselves reflecting on our personal and familial histories. Artists have long contemplated these ideas visually and have used various methods to create dynamic personal stories that reflect their experiences. In this workshop, we will explore the various methods photographers have used … Read more

Start Date

10/16

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

10/17

Faculty

Molly Lamb

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

10/18

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

11/08

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

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One of the most emotive forms of intaglio printmaking is drypoint etching, which allows for direct and uniquely personal markmaking. This home-based course is designed for those looking to explore this technique but don’t have access to a studio, press or expensive materials. We will focus on methods that can … Read more

Start Date

10/18

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

11/01

Faculty

Damon Campagna

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

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This remote course looks at how to create and appreciate abstract works of art. 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, expressivity, structure and process in non-objective … Read more

Start Date

10/18

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/06

Faculty

James Lambert

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

1.5

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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

10/23

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/23

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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Typography Course

Ever wonder what more you can do with that camera phone in your pocket? Move away from Instagram filters and TikTok challenges and make yourself stand out more. Color-grade your photos in Lightroom or edit a short film with an original soundtrack in Premiere. All you need is a camera … Read more

Start Date

10/23

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

12/04

Faculty

Matt Kushan

Time

10am–12noon

Credits

0

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Photographer in a museum

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

10/30

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/13

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

10am–12pm

Credits

0

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In this workshop, you will learn the basics of creating beautiful, textural tapestry weavings on a frame loom. We’ll also study the history of global tapestry traditions, as well as fiber artists of the 60’s and 70’s, and the way contemporary artists are using tapestry weaving today. We’ll look at … Read more

Start Date

11/03

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/01

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

0

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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

11/06

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

11/07

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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