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

Learn to carve wooden spoons of your own design. Work on developing your personal style, then express it through the creation of functional or decorative spoons. Spend time thinking about how your spoon should look and feel. Cut the profile of your spoons out on the bandsaw. Learn how to … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

06/02

Faculty

Annie Meyer

Time

10am–4pm

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In this workshop, students learn how to use their digital cameras as well as the basics of digital photography. Students explore effective techniques for making better photographs with the most automated of digital cameras to the latest digital SLRs. Knowing the basics of the digital camera as well as the … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

06/01

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–4pm

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In this two-day workshop, students will be introduced to a variety of techniques (sewing, crochet, mold-making, weaving, knitting, etc) currently used by contemporary artists working with soft sculpture. Students will bring in a source object out of which, they will make multiples. Using the techniques learned, students will re-make their … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

06/02

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill, Paul Belenky

Time

10am–4pm

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Ease into art making for the first time, or refresh your observational drawing abilities in this four-session workshop. We do non-intimidating exercises developing competence and confidence.  Students discuss drawings, and develop their abilities to see.  Short exercises and long poses using a life model, enable students to learn about line, value, form … Read more

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Mondays and Tuesdays

End Date

06/11

Faculty

Trintje Jansen

Time

10:30am–2:30pm

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Explore several traditional and non-traditional, dye-resist techniques including Japanese Shibori stitch resist, folding and clamping, as well as pole wrapping etc. Students use basic procedures involved in low immersion dyeing, direct application and over-dyeing on cotton, and play with several of these techniques to achieve various exciting visual textures on … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

06/09

Faculty

Susan McNeil

Time

9am–6pm

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Learn to size, fabricate, and finish a classic silver ring band; then saw, file, solder, polish, and bezel-set a gemstone to cap it off.

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

06/08

Faculty

Peter Evonuk

Time

9:30am–5:30pm

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Anyone who yearns to bring a little texture back into their lives with ink, paper, and type will enjoy this one-day letterpress workshop. This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual typesetting for the complete beginner to the moderately-experienced letterpress devotee. You’ll learn to use a job stick, … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

06/08

Faculty

Keith Cross

Time

9am–6pm

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Explore the ancient art of Coppersmithing. Students will use a variety of specialized hammers and tools to form simple, elegant copper bowls. The class will cover sinking, raising, and planishing techniques that have been in use for thousands of years. Warning: Side effects may include heady feelings of DIY induced … Read more

Start Date

06/09

Meeting Day

Sunday

End Date

06/09

Faculty

Peter Evonuk

Time

10am–4pm

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Somatic practice – or the development of internal bodily awareness – is an increasingly common foundation for training in the visual and performing arts. Weaving together physical exercises and artistic experiments, this course introduces methods for leveraging the body-mind connection in making art using both analog and digital media. In … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

06/27

Faculty

Helen Singh-Miller

Time

1pm–6pm

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3

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This class explores process-based approaches to making two-dimensional wires, It is a fast paced, experimental challenge. In each 5-hour session, students will take on a new process from which they will generate twenty-five new drawings. The emphasis on process means that our work’s construction leaves traces that show our thinking … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Monday through Friday

End Date

06/14

Faculty

Andree Leduc, James Lambert

Time

9am–3pm

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This course explores both traditional and new techniques and methods for manipulating textiles as well as new materials. Each week we will look at new examples and methods, with a focus on developing original textiles.  Challenging the notions of what a textile is, and what it can be, students will … Read more

Start Date

06/17

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

08/12

Faculty

Christian Restrepo

Time

6pm–10pm

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This class is designed to help students gain observational drawing skills by working from models and by using traditional charcoal techniques. Unlike other drawing mediums such as pencil or ink where a mark is applied in such a way that it is hard to move or erase, charcoal can be … Read more

Start Date

06/17

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

End Date

06/21

Faculty

Andree Leduc, James Lambert

Time

9am–3pm

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Pronto Plate, also known as polyester plate lithography, is a rapid process that allows artists to develop prints with connections to a variety of art processes. The pronto plate process is fast, easy and cheap. An artist can incorporate drawings, photography or collage elements and rapidly create layered prints that … Read more

Start Date

06/21

Meeting Day

Fri, Sat, Sun

End Date

06/23

Faculty

David Bligh

Time

9am–2:30pm

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Learn to use lighting to improve your images. Students are introduced to artificial light in this intensive workshop. Topics include use of strobes, hot lights, and on-camera flash. We will also touch on the use of reflectors and other ways to modify light. Students should bring a digital camera to … Read more

Start Date

06/22

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

06/22

Faculty

Tony Rinaldo

Time

10am–4pm

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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

06/22

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

06/22

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

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In this two-day workshop students learn the basics of using a CO2 Laser Cutter to transform hand drawings into laser cut pieces in a variety of materials. The continuity of the hand-drawn line is an important part of the process of using technology and fabrication equipment to supplement a studio … Read more

Start Date

06/22

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

06/23

Faculty

Patrick Luteran

Time

10am–4pm

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Learn how the pros take care of the business of filmmaking: fundraising, proposal writing, budgeting, rights, and distribution. This class is intensive prep for anyone serious about making their own documentary. Open to all levels.

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Monday - Thursday

End Date

06/27

Faculty

Kathryn Dietz

Time

9am–3:30pm

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0

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Japanese woodblock is a technique rich in tradition dating back to the 17th century. Ukiyo-e means “pictures of a floating world” because these prints depicted all parts of daily life. We will be carving wood blocks and inking them with watercolors and nori paste to create painterly gradations of color … Read more

Start Date

06/26

Meeting Day

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

End Date

06/28

Faculty

Lisa Houck

Time

10am–4pm

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Turn your collection of pine cones, twigs, and shells into one-of-a-kind silver and bronze cast jewelry. Students will make high temperature silica molds of natural objects. Once these objects have been successfully burned out of the molds, students will learn how to melt metal and centrifugal force cast into the … Read more

Start Date

06/28

Meeting Day

Fri, Sat, Sun

End Date

06/30

Faculty

Alanna Robbins

Time

10am–4pm

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Discover the possibilities of working with water-based materials: watercolor, gouache, acrylics, etc. as well as interesting mediums such as masking fluid and gesso. Gain skills in a variety of techniques, then experiment with mixing mediums in non-traditional ways, to achieve unique visual results. Watercolor techniques (wet on wet, glazing, drybrush) … Read more

Start Date

07/02

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

08/13

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6pm–10pm

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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

07/10

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Alan Jennings

Time

6pm–10pm

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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

07/13

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

07/13

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

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Join us for a weekend-long immersive Augmented Reality (AR) workshop in which we will take over a designated space at MassArt and create an AR installation. For designers and artists interested in developing a better understanding of AR technologies, exploring how AR can be integrated into an artistic practice, and … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

07/14

Faculty

Martha Rettig, Sofie Elana Hodara

Time

9am–5pm

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In this two-day workshop participants will learn the basics of pyrography through the execution of a two foot square drawing on wood. Participants will learn how to create and transfer an original design that will be enhanced by the pyrographic etching process, using pattern, line and tone. Best practices for … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

07/14

Faculty

Brett Poza

Time

10am–2pm

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WordPress is a flexible and easy-to-use content management system (CMS) that powers nearly one-third of all websites on the internet. In this workshop you’ll learn how to install and administer WordPress, change its appearance, and extend its functionality. Note: no experience with HTML or CSS is required, but it is … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

07/14

Faculty

Saul Baizman

Time

10am–4pm

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Monotype is an intriguing hybrid printmaking process that relies less on the repetition of an image and more on its permanent transformation. Monotypes allow for a combination of different techniques such as reduction, direct painting, trace drawing, and stenciling. Lithographic plates can also be incorporated into monotypes and used to … Read more

Start Date

07/17

Meeting Day

Wednesday to Friday

End Date

07/19

Faculty

Elizabeth Mooney

Time

9am–3pm

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From concept to creation, workshops in Character Design will focus on the variety of venues where characters are used, and the diverse design choices that can be employed in a range of situations, in anything from gaming to animated series. This workshop will also guide you through a weekly creative … Read more

Start Date

07/18

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

08/08

Faculty

DeAnna Marie Johnson

Time

6pm–10pm

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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

07/22

Meeting Day

Monday and Tuesday

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Janne Holtermann

Time

12pm–4:30pm

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Adobe Illustrator is the reigning champ for making vector-based images. From designing logos to creating full-page images and web graphics, this program is a powerhouse. You will learn how to use the basic and most complex tools (from circle to pen tool) in a comfortable setting with a very seasoned … Read more

Start Date

07/27

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

08/03

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

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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

07/27

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

07/28

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

10am–5pm

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An intensive workshop in Adobe Lightroom and digital photography post-production that introduces a streamlined, professional workflow for taking images from camera to finished product. Learn the basics and beyond of this powerful, industry standard software, from file management to creative editing techniques. Topics covered include navigating the Lightroom interface, importing … Read more

Start Date

08/03

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

08/10

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

10am–4pm

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WordPress is a powerful and easy-to-use content management system (CMS) that powers nearly one-third of all websites on the internet. In this workshop, you’ll learn to convert static HTML webpages into a dynamic WordPress theme. Topics include the template hierarchy, template tags, and the WordPress loop. The workshop also includes … Read more

Start Date

08/03

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

08/04

Faculty

Saul Baizman

Time

10am–4pm

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0

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In this workshop, students will learn to make hanji, Korean paper, from paper mulberry bark, as well as methods of manipulating paper. By working together, students will complete various steps to prepare raw materials for sheet formation. Cooked bark will also be transformed into bark lace, while hanji of varied … Read more

Start Date

08/05

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

08/08

Faculty

Aimee Lee

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

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Anyone who yearns to bring a little texture back into their lives with ink, paper, and type will enjoy this one-day letterpress workshop. This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual typesetting for the complete beginner to the moderately-experienced letterpress devotee. You’ll learn to use a job stick, … Read more

Start Date

08/10

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

08/10

Faculty

Keith Cross

Time

9am–6pm

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Abstract artists draw inspiration, ideas, and imagery from many sources. This course is meant to demystify the process of creating and looking at abstract images by proposing a series of concepts, styles, source material, and techniques designed to stimulate abstract thinking and inspire abstract image making. We will use a … Read more

Start Date

08/12

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

08/15

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–3pm

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During this workshop we will draw from nature’s wild and extravagant bounty to create unique patterning and surface designs on fabric. We will explore both eco-printing and shibori techniques using natural dyes such as mint, onion skins, and cochineal. You will come away from the weekend with a uniquely dyed … Read more

Start Date

08/23

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

08/25

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

Friday 6:30-9:30pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am–2:30pm

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