Winter and Spring 2021 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.

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.

Good drawing skills and painting go hand-in-hand. This sequential course begins by covering basic drawing principles with an eye towards creating successful underdrawings and compositions. Using still life as subject matter, we will then explore aspects of the indirect painting method based on Flemish painting techniques. Discussions, examples, and demos … Read more

Start Date

01/26

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

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 of student … Read more

Start Date

01/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

05/12

Faculty

Nancy McCarthy

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course takes a reductive approach to painting the head, experimenting with how little information is enough. We will investigate whether translating the head into simple, accurate shapes of color and value can create a truer likeness than a detailed description can. A  drawing method will be introduced to help … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/13

Faculty

Catherine Kehoe

Time

2pm–6pm

Credits

3

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

03/15

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/10

Faculty

James Lambert

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

1.5

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