Summer and Fall 2020 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. Fall classes are still being added--check again soon.

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.

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

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

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

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

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