All Summer 2020 continuing education classes will be run online. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer and an internet linked camera. Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements contact the CE office ce@massart.edu or your instructor.

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This course is a geologic and environmental treatment of the materials artists use. Students will investigate how materials are obtained from Earth, how they are mined and processed, what the sustainability impacts are, how much energy is involved, what human health and environmental impacts occur from using these materials, and … Read more

Start Date

05/23

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

06/19

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

Eating and the Environment focuses on the impact that our daily food purchases and consumption make on the environment and our health.  In the class, we will examine major themes related to both industrialized and sustainable agriculture, including: soil resources and pollution; water and air pollution; pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers; … Read more

Start Date

05/23

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

06/19

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

This course explores and builds skills for visualizing and presenting information to the public in a clear, concise, and attractive way for both print and interactive media. The focus is on addressing user centered systems of information with an emphasis on organization, navigation, and management. This course is suitable for … Read more

Start Date

05/26

Meeting Day

Tue and 2 Thu

End Date

07/21

Faculty

Sarah Friedman

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

ONLINE SUMMER 2020 This online course will provide a solid foundation in the digital skills used in the fashion industry to create the “fashion plates” that introduce a line or collection. Through hands-on projects, students learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to design presentation boards and fashion collections in … Read more

Start Date

05/27

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/08

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

This course is an exploration of how typographic techniques and principles are used for effective visual communications through professional typesetting, typographic layout, and expressive use of type. Students build skills for creating cohesive typographic systems, information hierarchy, and typographic grids. Prerequisites: drawing skills; for Graphic Design Certificate Students, Foundations of … Read more

Start Date

05/27

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

08/05

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

Create your own mini jewelry collection at home this summer! In this course, students learn to generate design elements from inspiration and translate them into components for jewelry. The process begins with researching natural and man-made resources and exploring design ideas through sketches and models. Each week a variety of … Read more

Start Date

05/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

07/08

Faculty

Tzu Ju Chen

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

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

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed--on Zoom

End Date

06/17

Faculty

Janne Holtermann

Time

7pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

Through the study of some of the representative works from World Literature we will take a panoramic look at the development of Civilization from its earliest beginnings. Through creation myths, stories of epic battles, and stories of love, we will learn more about who we are as part of the … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/15

Faculty

Michael Hamburger

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

3

The course explores the art and composition of the graphic novel and examines its many sub-genres, from superhero tales to memoirs to manga. The textbook is Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. Other texts include Watchmen, Contract With God, Sandman, Maus, and Persepolis. For the final project, students create and make preliminary sketches for an original graphic novel.

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/15

Faculty

Joshua Cohen

Time

2pm–5pm

Credits

3

Students apply skills for concept development, visual design, and user-centered thinking to design projects of moderate complexity for both print and interactive media. Prerequisites: Graphic Design 1, Intermediate Typography; students should also have completed Interaction Design (or be taking it at the same time) or have some background in User … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Damon Jones

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course includes an introduction to the laws of linear perspective, an exploration of how three-dimensional reality is depicted on a two-dimensional surface. Additional course content includes tools of the trade, various techniques for producing technical illustrations, informational art and instructional illustrations in sequential series.

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/22

Faculty

John Roman

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

Discover the synergy between Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign with course work based on a real-life project. Each program is approached as a specialized tool: Illustrator for digital illustrations and web graphics; Photoshop for editing images and creating special effects for web, broadcast, or print design; InDesign as a desktop … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Wed and Fri evenings

End Date

07/10

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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How might advertising be Art? How is art ideology? This online seminar course will share journal assignments and respond to each other during one class time and meet as a class for discussion via video conference once each week through “Google Meet.” Students will use critical thinking strategies to study advertising and … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/17

Faculty

Richard Murphy

Time

Credits

3

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NYC’s skyscraper skyline is an image of economic glory across the world, on billboards in Bombay and Stockholm. Students in this course will explore how ‘The City’ functions as a storyboard in comics and animation, examine the aesthetics of monumental Manhattan in regards to both the sublime and the futuristic, … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Ezra Shales

Time

Credits

3

Learn to understand digital concepts and build patches (self-contained programs) using Cycling 74’s Max from the ground up, while designing a portfolio of sound controllers, sequencers, synthesizers, samplers, and a wide array of sound processors, all of which can be used in live performance. Patches will reflect your own interests, tastes, … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

End Date

07/10

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Credits

1.5

This is a survey introduction to the Feldenkrais Method, Butoh, Body-Mind Centering and Laban movement analysis for artmaking. The course format will include daily lectures, embodied movement lessons, digital media workshops, studio time, and weekly critiques. Somatic practice – or the development of internal bodily awareness – is an increasingly common … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon-Thu

End Date

06/18

Faculty

Helen Singh-Miller

Time

12 noon–5pm

Credits

3

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Imaginative – relating to or characterized by imagination: to form a mental image of something not present: lacking factual reality, fanciful, visionary, fantastic, unreal or unbelievable. Imagination is an engine for creativity. This course looks to help students explore their artistic process by considering “the imaginative” in a variety of … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/22

Faculty

Andree Leduc

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

3

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Draw pastoral scenes out your window, trees in a local nature conservatory, or plants in your backyard garden. This course will reconnect us with nature as we explore observational landscape drawing in its many forms. Studying Masters both Old and Contemporary such as Leonardo di Vinci, Rembrandt, the Hudson River … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon, Wed, Fri

End Date

06/26

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students examine building cultures from different periods and places, from pre-history until the dawn of modernity. Emphasis is given to different aspects of the built domain: the symbolic significance, layouts, spatial organization, construction, building materials and technologies, the building site, and city plans within the broader urban and cultural landscapes.

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon, Wed, Fri

End Date

07/03

Faculty

Tanja Conley

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

3

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What makes a children’s book a classic? We’ll find out as we read, analyze, and enjoy the best of the field–fantasies from Peter Pan to Harry Potter, realistic novels from Anne of Green Gables to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and stories falling somewhere in between, like The Secret Garden. Though our emphasis will be on … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/16

Faculty

Lin Haire-Sargeant

Time

1pm–4pm

Credits

3

Through a series of collaborative and individual exercises, students explore the entire process of making a book, including inspiration for initial ideas, writing effective stories, character development, sequential flow, constructing the book, and researching potential markets. All course lectures and exercises apply to children’s books, graphic novels, animations and other … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Alex Gerasev

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

ONLINE SUMMER 2020 This online course introduces illustration methods for the fashion designer and creative professional.  Demonstrations and exercises cover basic anatomy to the analysis of fashion figures.  Stylized drawing skills, composition layout techniques and creating fashion industry flat sketches are taught along with methods of critique and the editing … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/09

Faculty

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Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

3

Students apply knowledge of foundational design and typographic principles to produce effective visual communications for a targeted audience. The designer’s role and responsibilities including the development of design content and designing for user needs as well as client goals are explored. Prerequisites: Foundations of Graphic Design, and a working knowledge … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Kristen Mallia

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Digital Illustration is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with a focus on building digital images. We will explore useful techniques in these software programs specifically geared to visual communication in the form of illustration. Through the use of scanners, drawing tablets, digital cameras and traditional mediums, we will … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Jordan Awan

Time

8:30am–12:30pm

Credits

3

Students are introduced to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography while exploring photographic history and current practices. They learn how to use a digital camera and computer imaging software to create photographs through raw file formats. Topics covered include camera operations (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focal length) as … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Sharon Dunn

Time

Credits

6

For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Sharon Dunn

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

6

For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and The

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Sharon Dunn

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

6

Students explore the cultural and artistic responses to the major modern, social, and political revolutions between the end of the 18th and 20th centuries. The focus is on rarely covered artistic responses to political, social, and religious revolutions of the 20th century. Historical, political, philosophical currents and their impact on … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

What is Sound Art? Imagine mind-bending sound pieces created with a piano filled with nails/bolts/nuts/screws, a floor tiled with LPs, a secret tone playing underneath a grate in New York City for 30 years, or nothing but the echo of a space. The course will provide a solid knowledge of … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

In this course, we analyze several individual practices and group movements from 1945 to the present. Instead of adhering to the distilled summaries of a textbook, we engage art of this period at less of a remove. Students come to comprehend the difficulty and subjectivity involved in formulating a history … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

This course focuses on the study of the stories a society cannot forget. These timeless stories have endured throughout the ages because of something within that is changeless and part of the human condition. From ancient texts to contemporary literary works, this course explores some of these major mythological themes … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Elaine Mawhinney

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

An introduction to the fundamental principles of expression through movement in time, sequential composition, editing, and integration of image sequences and sound. A series of short projects will apply basic animation principles. Presentations and projects involve simple phenomena of cycles, transformations, transitions, sequential structure and the expression of emotional and kinetic states. The use … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/29

Faculty

Sarah Jenkins

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

Exploring changing conceptions of the individual in modern society. Topics include gender, race, ethnicity, and ideas concerning society, culture, work, and leisure. Readings are selected from psychology, sociology, Buddhism, existentialism, linguistics, anthropology, and popular literature. While we focus on the experiences in and of the modern West (including the implications … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Michael Pak

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

This course treats the evolution of film music from silent movies until the present.  It introduces students to musical syntax, the aesthetics of film music, and the means by which composers synchronize music and script to convey mood and render action vivid. Working chronologically, the course explores the increasing importance … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Mon-Thu

End Date

06/25

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

1pm–4:30pm

Credits

3

This writing course focuses on skills for thinking and writing about artwork. Writing helps to develop the ability to reflect on creative processes. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach—crossing boundaries and integrating insights from visual art, writing, library science and other disciplines— for research.  Students learn to tell the story that exists in … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

End Date

07/02

Faculty

Julie Cangrand

Time

Credits

3

This course is a condensed and comprehensive introduction to the history of Western art from prehistorical times to the twenty-first century. The basic purpose of the course is three-fold: to examine a selection of the most significant monuments of creative endeavor which constitute the canon of Western art; to contextualize … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Mon-Thu

End Date

06/25

Faculty

David Nolta

Time

11am–2:30pm

Credits

3

This course is a hands-on, novel exploration of the integration of science, nature, and art. Through scientific methodology and art-making in the field, we will conduct research on ecological, behavioral, and morphological aspects of flora and fauna in their natural habitats. We will take an unconventional approach by creatively combining … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Mon-Fri

End Date

06/19

Faculty

Saúl Nava

Time

9:45am–2pm

Credits

3

Despair and defiance are at the heart of many great works of art, literature, and philosophy. From the beginning of time, the human spirit has tended toward revolt, toward self-affirmation in the face of any attempt by outside forces to define or dominate it.  Human beings demand to be free, … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Karla Odenwald

Time

Credits

3

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Mon-Thu

End Date

06/25

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–2:30pm

Credits

3

The scenario this summer is likely to include if not be confined to an online workplace with few options for internships for recent graduates. This course highlights what a small amount of training in new skills can offer the recent graduate from Architecture programs! Architects and designers are trained to … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Rosa Weinberg

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

3

This course provides an introduction to natural variation of biological forms of plants and animals through art and direct observation. Through careful examination, illustration, microscopy, and some photography, we will examine anatomical, behavioral, and ecological similarities and differences between species. We will utilize various media but will focus on classical … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

End Date

06/26

Faculty

Saúl Nava

Time

Credits

3

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. Technical lessons will involve strategies for best uses of Adobe’s … Read more

Start Date

06/09

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

Faculty

DeAnna Marie Johnson

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

1.5

The works of literature, visual art, music, and dance that we designate as Modernist often arrest us with startling form and innovative aesthetics.  Frequently in the early part of the 20th century, genres and mediums locate their experimental languages by looking to and borrowing from other arts. With attention to … Read more

Start Date

06/09

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta

Time

9am–12noon

Credits

3

This workshop explores the sculptural possibility of fiber. Using a variety of materials, students will fabricate original forms that utilize fiber techniques in traditional and non- traditional ways. Students will gain fluency in a variety of fiber techniques through technique demonstrations, individual meetings, and independent work time. Contemporary fiber artists … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

07/29

Faculty

Courtney Stock

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

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, creating … Read more

Start Date

06/13

Meeting Day

Sat

End Date

06/20

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

10am–See Description

Credits

0

Invest in your personal or professional growth. Both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are fantastically powerful programs — but radically different. Join us for two 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 … Read more

Start Date

06/13

Meeting Day

Sat

End Date

06/20

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

Students are introduced to visual principles, as the basis of graphic design communication, and elements and issues of visual language. The course covers the manipulation of graphic form to convey meaning, strategies for idea generation and development of unique concepts, and the designer’s role as visual storyteller. Prerequisites: drawing skills, … Read more

Start Date

06/15

Meeting Day

Monday and Thursday

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

This course explores aesthetics in nature and the evolutionary processes of sensory drive and natural and sexual selection. The course will critically examine both anthropocentric and ecological schemes on the aesthetic diversity of nature, focusing on the creative agency of non-human organisms and objective and subjective models of inquiry. The … Read more

Start Date

06/15

Meeting Day

End Date

07/03

Faculty

Saúl Nava

Time

Credits

3

Students will learn about the historical traditions of backstrap weaving.  They will make a backstrap loom out of simple materials and will learn to warp weave fabric.  We will cover the history of the strip woven traditions in Ghana, Japan and Central America. Additionally, I will cover what it take … Read more

Start Date

06/16

Meeting Day

Tue-Fri

End Date

07/03

Faculty

Karen Hampton

Time

10am–3:30pm

Credits

3

An introduction to the figure through drawing exercises while working with a live model. Students will be introduced to a broad range of markmaking tools, drawing exercises, and drawing techniques while observing a live model. Design and drawing concepts and techniques will be addressed weekly. Each component of this course is designed to advance your … Read more

Start Date

06/16

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

Learn how to take a project from the design stage to printed product. Topics include: how to get print estimates, “preflighting”, font management, and color for print production. Includes a tour of a printing press. Prerequisites: Intermediate Typography or equivalent professional design experience, and working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, … Read more

Start Date

06/22

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

07/13

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–8pm

Credits

1.5

“Modernism” comprises images, objects, acts, performances, and so on that derive from an artist’s experimentation with the inherent properties of a given medium. Art after modernism (sometimes called “postmodern”) tends to expand upon the technical, material, and intellectual foundations of modernism while also investigating identity and personal narrative; political ambiguity … Read more

Start Date

06/22

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/07

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

An introduction to the planning, organizing, designing and building usable, accessible and beautiful web sites using industry-standard design methods and modern, semantic development techniques. Students are exposed to a user-centered design process that will aid them in balancing aesthetics with user experience. Participants learn to build their designs for the … Read more

Start Date

06/22

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/29

Faculty

Erich Doubek

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

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

06/27

Meeting Day

Sataturday and Sunday

End Date

06/28

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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This course focuses on the diverse traditions of supernatural and horror literature in different cultures. The course gives particular attention to the social, cultural and “spiritual” traditions of different nations as expressed through their “dark tales.” We will also think and write about the themes, forms, conventions, and styles that … Read more

Start Date

06/29

Meeting Day

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Karla Odenwald

Time

Credits

3

By examining the varied traditions in portraiture, through the lens of time and culture, this course will investigate a rich diversity of expression, spanning the frescos of Rome, the psychology of Alice Neal, the beauty of Leonardo, the technique of Ingres and the vulnerability of Vincent Van Gogh. We will … Read more

Start Date

06/29

Meeting Day

Mon. Wed, Fri

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

In this class, you will be introduced to a wide variety of digital and experimental animation techniques and learn how to set-up a home animation studio. We will cover: hand-drawn animation, stop-motion, cut-paper puppets, lighting and green-screening, digital animation using various free online apps, creative cloud (photoshop, after-effects & premiere), … Read more

Start Date

06/29

Meeting Day

Mon, Wed, Fri

End Date

07/15

Faculty

Maya Erdelyi

Time

9am–12noon

Credits

1.5

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on glass as a conduit for human connections (fiber optics, camera lenses, display screens), this class offers a virtual studio space during social distancing. Connected through glass, we will collaborate across distances and disciplines to pursue student-directed research projects that cultivate community and investigate … Read more

Start Date

06/29

Meeting Day

Mon and Thu

End Date

08/03

Faculty

Josie Gluck

Time

5:15pm–8:30pm

Credits

3

Students are introduced to construction at a domestic scale through lectures, slides, and field trips. Structural calculations include safe selection of building parts by stress analysis, beam equations, and column computations. Students learn sufficient wood and masonry building techniques to design a small wood frame building. Assignments include structural models … Read more

Start Date

06/30

Meeting Day

Tue, Wed, Thu

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Lisa T. Rosenbaum

Time

9am–12noon

Credits

3

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Interactions are a core part of our everyday experiences. We interact with the world, each other, and with dynamic systems. This class explores the design process, prototyping, and evaluation of interactive experiences. Through project-based curriculum, students are exposed to various dimensions in design of interactive experiences, including user experience, information … Read more

Start Date

07/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

08/06

Faculty

Alexandra Candelas

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

In this class, we will analyze selected contemporary artworks around the city of Boston by testing out the claims about those pieces found in recent art-historical writing. Throughout the semester, students determine where these essays are most and least useful for thinking about their firsthand experience of contemporary art. Close … Read more

Start Date

07/06

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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Drawing on scholarship from the disciplines of history, art history, anthropology, and folklore, we consider the role of cloth in human experience. We will examine the use of traditional textiles in a range of historical and cultural contexts, with an emphasis on exploring social and symbolic functions as they relate … Read more

Start Date

07/06

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Timothy Correll

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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

07/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

08/18

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

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Students are introduced to 2D/3D drawing and modeling software with an emphasis on architectural design in digital space. In-class demonstrations occur throughout the semester and address how to use digital tools at various stages of the design process at various scales. Students apply skills taught in class to small design … Read more

Start Date

07/07

Meeting Day

Tue, Wed, Thu

End Date

08/06

Faculty

David Munson

Time

5pm–8pm

Credits

3

This course proposes to trace the mirroring of American history through the evolution of its authentic genre, the Broadway Musical.  Descended from its “rebel” English ancestors, the ballad (John Gay, the beggar’s Opera) 1728) and operetta (Gilbert and Sullivan in the 19th century), its composers cater to popular rather than … Read more

Start Date

07/08

Meeting Day

Mon-Fri

End Date

07/18

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

1pm–5pm

Credits

3

Students will learn techniques for observational still life drawing as well as the narrative qualities of objects and compositions. We will look and make work inspired by artwork from artists who deal with the rich subject of still life through history.    

Start Date

07/10

Meeting Day

Fridays

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Will Suglia

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

Have you ever noticed that when you look at the night sky and gaze at all those mesmerizing stars, you’re actually looking back in time? Did you know that Andromeda, the nearest galaxy to Milky Way, is 2.5 million light years away from us? This means that when you look … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Hossein Alizadeh

Time

Credits

3

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An introduction to various genres of folklore and the methods of studying them. Students learn about how folklore exists or existed as a dynamic part of everyday life -aesthetically, behaviorally, politically, socially, and more. We consider such diverse forms of expressions as Indonesian Cinderella tales, Italian American festivals, Irish supernatural … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/21

Faculty

Timothy Correll

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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Students will learn basic principles of business and entrepreneurship and create a business plan for their own creative entrepreneurial ventures. Tools used for marketing, finance and strategic planning will be explored. Lectures will include case studies on the strategies being employed by both established players and newer startups. The class … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

Remote

End Date

08/19

Faculty

Sara Hartmann

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

3

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This course explores aesthetics in nature and the evolutionary processes of sensory drive and natural and sexual selection. The course will critically examine both anthropocentric and ecological schemes on the aesthetic diversity of nature, focusing on the creative agency of non-human organisms and objective and subjective models of inquiry. The … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

End Date

07/31

Faculty

Saúl Nava

Time

Credits

3

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ONLINE SUMMER 2020 This online course introduces illustration methods for the fashion designer and creative professional.  Demonstrations and exercises cover basic anatomy to the analysis of fashion figures.  Stylized drawing skills, composition layout techniques and creating fashion industry flat sketches are taught along with methods of critique and the editing … Read more

Start Date

07/14

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

08/20

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

3

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Jewelry Illustration  Ever wonder how jewelry designs look so radiant in drawings? This course is an online, step-by-step guide to the fundamental aspects of the realistic depiction of a wide range of jewelry pieces, from the simplest forms of chain and metal components to complex, faceted stone settings. Methods for … Read more

Start Date

07/15

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

08/19

Faculty

Tzu Ju Chen

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

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

07/18

Meeting Day

Sat and Sun

End Date

07/19

Faculty

Rachel Montroy

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

This is an advanced sound course utilizing Cycling 74’s Max (MaxMSPJitter). Topics will include algorithmic composition, generative music, advanced sequencing, live sampling, granular synthesis, tracking amplitude and frequency, effects using fast Fourier transform (pitch shift, vocoder), mapping MIDI to MSP, creating MIDI and OSC interfaces, and basic color processing and … Read more

Start Date

07/20

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/28

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Credits

1.5

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Design and make beaded jewelry, step-by-step, at home in this fast-paced three-day workshop. Beginning with easy-to-learn hand tool techniques, participants create interesting linking elements and forms using wire and monofilament with beads of different shapes. Skills taught move from foundational wire wrapping techniques to ornate silk knot embellishments building, through … Read more

Start Date

07/25

Meeting Day

Fri, Sat, Sun

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Tzu Ju Chen

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

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

07/25

Meeting Day

Sat

End Date

08/01

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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What is placemaking? If you’ve ever worked on a community art project, thought about how to make your streets safer, or wondered about how cities can be improved by better design, you’ve been involved in placemaking. It is a process that has gone on since the beginning of human society … Read more

Start Date

07/27

Meeting Day

End Date

08/07

Faculty

Max Grinnell

Time

Credits

3

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Individual attention in a supportive environment is the focus of this comprehensive figure drawing course designed for students of all levels. We will examine the works of historic and contemporary artists to understand the common principals of sound figure drawing. The foundations of gesture, proportions, and anatomical structures will be … Read more

Start Date

07/27

Meeting Day

Mon, Wed, Sri

End Date

08/21

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Photographers have long investigated notions of home in their work; a kitchen table, books, paintings, wooden carvings, flowers in vases, intimacy, and family. During these uncertain times and with the limitations that are in place, how can we find complexity, beauty, and mystery through photographs made in and around our … Read more

Start Date

07/27

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

08/19

Faculty

Eduardo Rivera

Time

10am–3pm

Credits

0

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Kickstarting the Project is designed for the photographer interested in how to begin and contain a photo documentary or art photography project.  Through specific weekly assignments and critique and online resources, the photographer will develop structures and practical tools needed to begin and fulfill any photo project large or small. … Read more

Start Date

08/01

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

08/22

Faculty

Michael Hintlian

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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Absolute beginners to intermediate woodcarvers will learn how to set up a feasible woodworking practice without access to a full shop. We will determine a home set up and set of goals that will work well for each student individually. Students will be required to purchase their own tools and … Read more

Start Date

08/02

Meeting Day

Sundays

End Date

08/16

Faculty

Annie Meyer

Time

4pm–6pm

Credits

0

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An intensive digital post-production workshop for those students with some experience in digital photography and Adobe Lightroom. Designed to build skills and deepen understanding of a streamlined, professional workflow that takes images from camera to finished product using a powerful, industry standard software. Topics covered include advanced tonal and color adjustments; creating custom presets; the Lightroom/Photoshop … Read more

Start Date

08/08

Meeting Day

Sat

End Date

08/15

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

Credits

0

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This course is designed to de-mystify abstract art through a series of exercises and projects that focus on line, shape, color, and texture. Abstract drawing and painting represent a shift from recording the visible to expressing our impressions of what we see. The possibilities of finding inspiration for abstract works … Read more

Start Date

08/10

Meeting Day

Mon-Thu

End Date

08/19

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–2:30pm

Credits

0

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Time-based work is an important element of contemporary fine art and design and is fundamental to all art and design studio majors. Working in a wide range of media, students are introduced to basic concepts of art and design in time. Students will develop an understanding of temporal concerns across … Read more

Start Date

08/17

Meeting Day

Monday-Friday

End Date

08/28

Faculty

Jane Marsching

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

3

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