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Workshops and Courses by Date

View all courses and workshops by date. This includes past classes.

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Through exposure to a variety of techniques and viewpoints, gain the ability to work creatively beyond the conventions of mainstream animation.

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.


Explore personal ideas in clay through hand building, wheel throwing, mold making and more. Get lost in the endless possibilities of the glaze and kiln room. Hone your skills and fill your cupboards with original ceramic ware.

Comic Arts

Explore your creativity through comic characters and worlds! Visual storytelling in the form of graphic novels, manga, and comic books has become increasingly popular in recent years, and inspires all kinds of creative media work including film, video games, and virtual reality. Take a class, or go for the Visual Storytelling and Comic Arts Certificate!

Communication Design/Graphic Design

Communication Design (including Graphic Design) touches the life 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).

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Creative Economy/Professional Practice

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.

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Digital Media

Enhance your digital toolkit for applications including design and visual storytelling. Courses in digital photography and video, experience design, coding languages, web design, mixed reality, and more provide software skills and expanded possibilities for content creation!

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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.

Fashion Design

Push your creativity while building on time-tested principles of design and craft. Fashion courses at MassArt offer an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of fashion design in one of the oldest and most respected fashion programs in the country.


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.

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.


Experiment with glass as a medium for individual expression, through the creation of vessels and sculptural forms.


Every illustrator is a storyteller at heart. Learn about character development and narrative techniques, research and develop ideas, characters, stories, and settings to create imagery. Explore illustration on paper or digitally.

On Campus and Hybrid Courses and Workshops

We welcome you to MassArt's campus for fully on site and hybrid classes. While not required, everyone is strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated, and to wear masks in all spaces unless otherwise noted.


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.


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


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


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