Appraisal Studies

In collaboration with the American Society of Appraisers, MassArt offers the ASA series of valuation classes towards ASA accreditation in personal property appraisal. Courses are open to students pursuing appraisal studies in all areas of valuation.

Book Arts

Create handmade books using techniques including accordion fold, concertina spine, pop ups and more. Use over 500 fonts of metal and wood type on the Vandercook Press. Develop personal narratives as you push your technical skill.

Digital Tools / Web Design

Enhance your design knowledge and technical skills in a variety of computer programs. Find courses and workshops catered towards illustration, photography, fashion, web design and more.

Drawing

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.

Fibers

Learn traditional fiber techniques to support experimental work across all areas of art, artisanry, and design with classes in weaving, surface design, interlacing, dyeing, clothing construction, soft sculpture and more.

Film / Video

Study film and video as fine arts, in an environment that emphasizes and supports the development of a personal vision and encourages experimentation across mediums and genres. Take individual courses and workshops, or take a deeper dive with our Summer Film School.

Furniture Design and Wood

Learn machine and hand woodworking fundamentals, push yourself as a designer and wood artist, practice new techniques and create original pieces of your own design.

Graphic Design

Graphic design touches the lives of every person. It is central to how we construct and convey meaning. Gain a robust working knowledge of print design, information design, branding, and dynamic media (user experience design).

Painting

Painting students are part of an intense working environment where they can pursue their own direction. Painting courses and workshops encourage diverse practice and foster independent creative thinking and making. Students are part of a unique learning environment that allows for independent thought as well as collaboration and critique.

Photography

Learn about photography as fine art with an emphasis on the history of photography and the body of criticism surrounding the medium. Develop your own personal vision and experimentation in the studio.

Printmaking

Printmaking courses encourage the mastery of traditional techniques as well as experimentation and innovation. Explore etching, lithography, silkscreen, relief, photographic print processes, drawing, and more.

Professional Practice / Creative Economy

Address business issues important to practicing artists and designers. Fine art and design are intimately connected with many disciplines and studies. Professional Practice and Creative Economy courses and workshops explore the application of art and design methodologies outside of the studio.

Sculpture

Discover a wide range of materials, including wood, different types of metals, clay, plaster, mixed media, glass, fiber and more.

Summer Film School

During the month of June, MassArt offers a unique opportunity for students to learn from award-winning filmmakers. Enroll in this intensive and sequential documentary filmmaking program to quickly advance your skills or register for any individual class that meets your goals.

Teaching for Artistic Behavior

Spend a week in historic Boston with TAB educators to develop and expand understandings about choice-based pedagogy in Pre K–12 art programs.

Workshops

Get a taste of the topics you have been curious about with workshops in design, business, photography, wood, metals, printmaking, drawing, painting and more.