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.

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

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

01/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

02/17

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

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0

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Learn to research, develop, plan, and produce stories for documentary film. The genres of documentary filmmaking will be reviewed with an emphasis on character-driven, scene-based storytelling. Exercises, presentations, and reviews will be used to develop your identity as a storyteller, to learn the principles of good storytelling, and the processes … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

03/11

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6pm–8pm

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0

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Advance your sewing skills as you learn professional seam finishes, closures, collars, pockets, hems and more. Create a collection of fabric samples demonstrating each technique including, French and flat felled seams, bias edge finishings, button and zipper variations, invisible hems, and additional industry standard techniques. Use your new skills to … Read more

Start Date

02/04

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

03/25

Faculty

Nat LaChall

Time

6:30pm–9pm

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0

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Through this workshop, students will learn various techniques for converting common household and art studio materials into elements useful for the creation of non-textile garments. We’ll have a brief overview of non-textile garment history and sessions dedicated to material development. Students will meet virtually with the instructor and in group … Read more

Start Date

02/09

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

03/30

Faculty

David J. Bermingham

Time

6:30pm–9pm

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0

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With a focus on felting techniques, you will lean wet felting, needle felting, and a combination of both to make irresistibly soft sculptures. We will also explore felting around armatures, using molds, resists, and incorporating other materials. This workshop will consist of demonstrations, experimenting, and guided work time in which … Read more

Start Date

02/27

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

03/06

Faculty

Rachel Montroy

Time

10am–4pm

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0

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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

03/03

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

03/24

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

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0

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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

03/06

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/10

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–3pm

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0

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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

03/06

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

03/13

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

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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

03/08

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

03/22

Faculty

Damon Campagna

Time

6pm–10pm

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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

03/13

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

03/13

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

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0

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Learn to shoot great moving imagery and record high-quality audio to create engaging stories. This course will cover the aesthetic and technical skills needed to construct scenes visually and aurally – whatever genre of filmmaking you are interested in. The language and techniques of camera and sound work will be … Read more

Start Date

03/15

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

04/08

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6pm–8pm

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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

03/16

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6:30pm–10pm

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0

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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

03/16

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

04/20

Faculty

Loretta Park

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

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0

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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

03/20

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

03/21

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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Mini comics are open to 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, accordion fold and eight page minis. This course will provide … Read more

Start Date

03/23

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

04/27

Faculty

Alan Jennings

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

0

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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

03/27

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/22

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

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0

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Create imaginative silhouettes and wearable soft sculpture for performance, photography and the Fashion runway. Receive a wearable art review as you discover the sculptural possibilities of paper and fabric. Weekly demonstrations will introduce you to professional costuming techniques, including building lightweight armeratures, creating volume with fabric and utilizing found objects. … Read more

Start Date

04/01

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/06

Faculty

Nat LaChall

Time

6:30pm–9pm

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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

04/03

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

Janne Holtermann

Time

10am–1pm

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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

04/10

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

04/10

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

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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

04/10

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

04/24

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

10am–12pm

Credits

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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

04/24

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

05/01

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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Learn the principles and techniques of video-editing – the backbone of filmmaking. Whatever your interest or desired role in filmmaking, understanding editing is fundamental to your success. Through demonstrations and hands-on exercises, students learn the post-production process, storytelling, and editing techniques. Adobe Premiere will be used to learn techniques, including … Read more

Start Date

04/26

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

05/13

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6pm–8pm

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0

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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

05/01

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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