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.

These Classes Are Still Open for Summer 2020 Registration.

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

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

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

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 intensive drawing workshop is designed to take students on an extended observational journey into the natural world. Working directly from life we will study forms found in nature, investigating the specific geometries, shapes and colors found in the landscape. We will focus on trying to represent both macro and micro landscapes, and … Read more

Start Date

07/20

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

08/06

Faculty

Marguerite White

Time

9am–3pm

Credits

3

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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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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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