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Learn woodworking fundamentals through a series of exercises utilizing both hand tools and machines. Develop a habit of sharpening and tuning your tools. Practice a variety of joinery techniques and build your own sample library of construction options. Put your newly honed skills to test by building a final project … Read more

Start Date

09/07

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Annie Meyer

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

09/07

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Kathleen McDermott

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students will design theatrical costumes using drafting and draping techniques. Creating structural foundations and building shapes for performance will be covered. Lectures include working through character development and understanding industry storyboards. Students will construct a costume and complete 2-D and 3-D projects.

Start Date

09/07

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

David J. Bermingham

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Screen printing is an old and versatile process with many modern uses. We present a variety of techniques and contemporary fine art applications of silkscreen printing. Students are guided through the transformation of an idea to printed image and encouraged to take a creative approach. The emphasis is on experimentation, … Read more

Start Date

09/07

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Carlos Alvarez

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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A creative concept enables a design to communicates ideas in a unique and memorable way that resonates emotionally with the user or viewer. In the concepting process, the designer takes a deep dive into the subject matter to develop a unifying idea that drives design decisions and sparks a distinctive … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays and Saturdays

End Date

10/20

Faculty

Teresita Olson

Time

6:30pm–See Special Schedule

Credits

2

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

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6:30–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/10

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/05

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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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

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Shannon Lee

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Demonstrations and studio activities include hand building, mold making and wheel working. Each student researches and designs a series of pieces which reflect their personal interests. Projects may include work in tableware, sculpture, or designed objects. … Read more

Start Date

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Janna Longacre

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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An introduction to illustration with an emphasis on observational drawing skills and the process of creating an illustration from concept development to final image. Students will complete illustrations for a variety of markets. Aspects of the professional illustration business will be addressed.

Start Date

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

John Rego

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students create and fit virtual garments using CLO software. Through the run of this course the designer translates in-person activities, such as patternmaking and fitting, into a virtual language. Specifically, the cohort begins by virtually sewing and fitting conventional garments – pants, shirts, jackets, and skirts –  and transitions to … Read more

Start Date

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

TBA

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

10/03

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

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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

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Harlan Crichton

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

Start Date

09/12

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

09/26

Faculty

Damon Campagna

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

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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

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Alex Barbosa

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

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Alan Jennings

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

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Christopher Chippendale

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Ben Ryterband

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course focuses on introducing (industrial) designers to the basics of solid modeling. Aside from basic software familiarization, concepts for 2D and 3D visualization will be introduced. CAD modeling techniques, including surface modeling and plastic design best practices are highlighted with emphasis on the role CAD plays within the design process. Various examples of how … Read more

Start Date

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

TBA

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Metalshop 1 is a comprehensive introduction to steel fabrication techniques and processes. It includes various welding processes, such as the venerable oxy-fuel process, the lost art of “stick” welding, and an emphasis on MIG welding, better known as the “hot glue gun for steel” (just point and shoot!). The more precision oriented TIG welding process is … Read more

Start Date

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Reid Drum

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students explore the current practices being used by sustainable fashion designers/companies, organic and eco-friendly textiles, innovations in design/ production, textiles, waste minimization, and upcycling in design and manufacturing. While working through their own process, students will use sustainable methods to design and create projects addressing social responsibility in the fashion … Read more

Start Date

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Nancy McCarthy

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/15

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Robert Davison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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 work … Read more

Start Date

09/15

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Matt Kushan

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

1.5

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This course explores the multifaceted nature of working with moving images beyond the Hollywood understanding of a ‘movie’. Students will be encouraged to take an experimental approach to recording their own videos, animating short sequences, capturing audio, and editing it all together as they create unique time-based artwork. This course … Read more

Start Date

09/15

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

11/03

Faculty

Camilo Cardenas

Time

6:30pm–9pm

Credits

0

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Are you tired of a long winter and staying indoors? Let’s get outside and see our beautiful city with fresh eyes! Let’s sketch whatever catches our eyes: buildings, intricate architectural details, trees, flowers, street lamps, road signs, bus stops, trains, people walking, running, having a good time in the cafes, … Read more

Start Date

09/17

Meeting Day

Saturday & Sunday

End Date

09/18

Faculty

Katia Wish

Time

10am–4pm

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

10/01

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/01

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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 In this introduction to lapidary course participants will learn how to transform rough stone into jewelry-ready cabochons. Learn the basics of identifying rocks and develop an understanding of how the mohs hardness scale affects cutting/cabbing an stone work. Students will be carefully shown how to safely operate trim saws, a diamond … Read more

Start Date

10/01

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/01

Faculty

Allison Keast

Time

10am–5pm

Credits

0

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Print is alive and well, and the graphic designer of today has never had it better. This workshop will open up the vast world of possibilities available in print today. New digital presses are allowing designers unprecedented control of the printed surface, including custom inks, varnishes, foils and other advanced … Read more

Start Date

10/03

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

10/24

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

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

10/05

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

10/26

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

0

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This workshop takes a deep dive into the artist’s working processes in the realm of sketchbooking. We’ll look at examples of contemporary artists’ sketchbooks as well as traditional books, and analyze styles and working methods. Each week a new topic will inform and inspire your sketchbook skills to help you … Read more

Start Date

10/08

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/12

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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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

10/11

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

11/29

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6:30pm–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

Wednesdays

End Date

11/16

Faculty

Tsar Fedorsky

Time

6pm–8pm

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

10/15

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/15

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

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

10/15

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

10/16

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

10am–5pm

Credits

0

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In this class students will work from found images and/or drawings of their own to explore mark making with the needle. Through embroidery stitches from basic to advanced, we will learn, experiment and push the types of mark we can create with the simple tool of needle and thread. During class, basic … Read more

Start Date

10/15

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/22

Faculty

Joetta Maue

Time

10am–4pm

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

10/15

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

11/19

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

10am–12noon

Credits

0

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In this class, you’ll be introduced to the basics of an industry-standard user experience (UI) design tool from the ground up. We’ll work on a web-site and/or Ap, from concept through wireframes, prototype and presentation. Learn how to work smart and be savvy. Our focus here will be on understanding … Read more

Start Date

10/15

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

10/22

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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In this 3-hour workshop students will learn the basics of latch hook, draw out their own 20 in x 20 in designs and begin filling their grids with yarn. Students may choose to depict a representational image or work more abstractly, learning basic color techniques along the way including optical … Read more

Start Date

12/06

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

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