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. New classes are being added, keep checking!

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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

05/22

Meeting Day

End Date

06/18

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

Credits

3

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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

05/22

Meeting Day

End Date

06/18

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

Credits

3

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Join us for a plein air landscape painting class (workshop) along the North Shore’s seacoast with locations including Gloucester, Rockport, and Ipswich. Topics covered include: setting up, beginning a painting, composition, mixing color, creating space, and capturing light. Students are asked to bring materials (paints, brushes, portable easel, canvas) as … Read more

Start Date

05/22

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

05/23

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

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Pack your bag with a sketchbook and pencils, sandwich and beverage and grab a folding stool to explore and draw the environment of your choosing. Whether you’re in downtown Boston, pastoral Vermont or anywhere in-between, there is something for everybody. Walk the ‘Freedom Trail’ of Boston recording historic Federalist architecture … Read more

Start Date

05/24

Meeting Day

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

End Date

06/23

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This 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 flats. This is the … Read more

Start Date

05/24

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

End Date

07/07

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

05/24

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/09

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Credits

1.5

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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 process of designer … Read more

Start Date

05/25

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/08

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

3

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Discover your identity as a storyteller and focus on the stories that matter most to you and that you can best tell. Learn how to successfully structure compelling narratives with a scene-based, character-driven approach. With this hands-on course, you will also learn how to avoid the pitfalls of stories that … Read more

Start Date

05/25

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

06/29

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

0

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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

05/27

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/13

Faculty

Sarah Friedman

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Using plant life as the basis for experimentation and documentation, this class gives students an opportunity to explore various drawing techniques and media based on the natural world. We will draw, paint, use mixed-media and printmaking to create informed mark-making, solidify sketching and journaling skills, and give form to your observations. Subject … Read more

Start Date

05/28

Meeting Day

Fridays

End Date

07/02

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

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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

06/02

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

End Date

07/21

Faculty

John Roman

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

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Schedule Summer 2021 Wednesdays, 6:30-10pm, Jun 2-Aug 11 (no class July 28) Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, June 5, 12, 19 & August 14 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 … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

See Course Description for days, dates, and times

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

Credits

3

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In this course you will design in two-dimensions and three-dimensions, and learn how to transform flat paper into moving sculpture. Three different categories of pop-ups will be introduced: those that become dimensional while in motion, those that become dimensional when open fully, and constructions that combine multiple parts. These paper … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

06/23

Faculty

Stephanie Mahan Stigliano

Time

7pm–9pm

Credits

0

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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

06/02

Meeting Day

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

End Date

07/02

Faculty

Tanja Conley

Time

9am–12pm

Credits

3

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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

06/03

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/20

Faculty

Lisa Kennedy

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

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Monoprint and Monotype are generally considered the most painterly printmaking processes. The beauty of this medium is in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media. During these four sessions we will explore several different monotype techniques, without the use of a press, but with all sorts … Read more

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

06/24

Faculty

Erin Sweeney

Time

5pm–7pm

Credits

0

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This workshop focuses on building your brand’s social media presence organically, including increasing your following and engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, considering other social media platforms, as well as developing creative content, analyzing metrics and shifting strategies, and constructing your overall digital marketing strategy to build the recognition … Read more

Start Date

06/05

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

06/12

Faculty

Nicky Enriquez

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

Monday thru Thursday

End Date

06/24

Faculty

David Nolta

Time

10am–1:30pm

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Time

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

Mondays, Wednesdays

End Date

07/21

Faculty

Michael Hamburger

Time

9:30am–12:30pm

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Elaine Mawhinney

Time

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

End Date

07/21

Faculty

Joshua Cohen

Time

2pm–5pm

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

Monday thru Thursday

End Date

06/24

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

1pm–4:30pm

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

None

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Karla Odenwald

Time

Credits

3

register

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

06/07

Meeting Day

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Timothy Correll

Time

Credits

3

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This class offers students a chance to ground their own artistic and academic projects in a working theoretical and practical knowledge of the discipline of Queer Studies; both the historiography and current work being done in the field. Our goal is to establish a classroom environment of mutual respect where … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Cindy (Lucinda) Smith

Time

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

Mondays thru Thursdays

End Date

06/24

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–2pm

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

Traditionally, watercolor is a light-to-dark medium. Light washes are built up gradually in order to achieve rich tones. The focus of this course is to explain that when beginning a painting with the application of pre-mixed, middle value, transparent wet-on-wet watercolor washes, artists can create images that exude “instant” atmosphere, … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Monday and Friday

End Date

06/11

Faculty

Irena Roman

Time

9:30am–12:30pm

Credits

o

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If you have ever assembled a portfolio, you know that it can be a daunting project. This workshop provides structure and guidance for artists/designers who wish to complete a professional, academic or personal portfolio. The workshop will meet three times as a group and each student will meet three additional … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

06/28

Faculty

Paul Paturzo

Time

5pm–7pm

Credits

0

register

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/22

Faculty

Lin Haire-Sargeant

Time

1pm–4pm

Credits

3

register

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdys and Thursdays

End Date

07/22

Faculty

Richard Murphy

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

3

register

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/29

Faculty

Alex Gerasev

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Drawing, painting, and sculpting using found objects, appropriated images, letterforms, texts, and personal memorabilia. Slide lectures and class discussions concern the history of collage and assemblage.

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays 2-4pm zoom, Thursdays asynchronous 2-6pm

End Date

07/29

Faculty

Sharon Dunn

Time

Tuesdays, 2pm–4pm

Credits

3

register

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/22

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

This course explores your personal stories in a variety of media with a particular focus on the elements of time.  Students will be guided to identify, develop, and create narrative works on themes and issues that they choose.  Students will develop an understanding of temporal concerns across a wide range … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/13

Faculty

Jane Marsching

Time

9am–12pm

Credits

3

register

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

06/08

Meeting Day

T

End Date

07/20

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

7pm–10pm

Credits

0

register

What does it mean to be a practicing artist in today’s world? Explore classical and contemporary art movements, including western and eastern, and issues and ideas in art. Learn about living and historical artists in the international art world and develop skills in visual research using personal memoirs and/or sociocultural factors … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

07/20

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

3

register

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

Online with some virtual meetings - see below

End Date

06/26

Faculty

Saúl Nava

Time

Credits

3

register

This course provides an introduction to architectural design as a social art that emphasizes form relevant to use, and design with an appreciation of site, landscape, and materials. The course is foundational, using observation of existing built environments to support basic design skills through families of form, attending to the … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/27

Faculty

Paul Hajian

Time

2pm–6pm

Credits

3

register

This course will focus on the development of a variety of architectural technical drawing skills through exploration in various media using the city, urban form, and 3D structures as the context. Freehand and hard line 2D drawing including plan, section, elevation, axonometric and isometric, are covered through a diverse set of drawing projects. … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays, 9am-1pm; Thursdays, 10am-2pm

End Date

07/22

Faculty

Michael Joyce

Time

Credits

3

register

How can we live a more fulfilled and meaningful life, especially during these challenging times? What can we do to feel less stressed or anxious? What are some strategies to flourish and live life to the fullest? This course will examine psychology as it relates to the human potential for … Read more

Start Date

06/11

Meeting Day

Fridays

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Christine Vitale

Time

9am–12pm

Credits

3

register

  Drawing and Mixed Media Exploring Interdisciplinary Arts and Diverse Cultural Traditions and Practices Students develop self- reflective studio work, research ancient healing arts traditions and  contemporary contemplative cultural practices. Coursework includes selective readings, virtual studio visits, audio/visual interviews and presentations featuring interdisciplinary artists and  historical survey of diverse cultural studio … Read more

Start Date

06/11

Meeting Day

Fridays live zoom meetings; Wednesdays, Studio Learning Module, 2-6pm

End Date

08/20

Faculty

Sharon Dunn

Time

Fridays, 2pm–4pm

Credits

3

register

An introduction to relief printing, exploring woodcut and related processes. Of all printmaking techniques, relief printing is the most ancient. It is a process characterized by an appealing directness of making an image and by the simplicity of its graphic and expressive qualities. In this course, participant learn how to … Read more

Start Date

06/11

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

06/13

Faculty

Catarina Coelho

Time

Friday, 4pm-8pm, Sat and Sun, 10am-2pm–

Credits

0

register

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

06/12

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

06/19

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

register

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

06/14

Meeting Day

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

None–None

Credits

3

register

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

06/14

Meeting Day

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Michael Pak

Time

Credits

3

register

InDesign is the industry-standard application for the design of publications, which allows the designer to combine text and images. Offering more professional control and refinement of typography than Illustrator alone, plus the benefit of powerful time-saving features for formatting control and design over multiple pages, InDesign is essential for anyone … Read more

Start Date

06/19

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

06/26

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

register

In this course we trace the physical, physiological, and psychological investigations of experimental filmmakers over the last seventy years. Studying these three trajectories-matter, body, and mind-reveals “film” to be a complex interplay between what Paul Sharits described in 1969 as “celluloid, two-dimensional strips; individual rectangular frames; the nature of sprockets … Read more

Start Date

06/21

Meeting Day

End Date

08/06

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Credits

3

register

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

06/21

Meeting Day

End Date

08/06

Faculty

Timothy Correll

Time

Credits

3

register

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

06/21

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

07/19

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–8pm

Credits

1.5

register

A course in the basic principles of Real Estate Development, issues will cover the involvement of communities in neighborhood planning, the responsible/ecological use of land, real estate markets, the products in the development of real estate proposals, legal context and constraints (site, economics, zoning, community, etc.). The class will work … Read more

Start Date

06/21

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

End Date

08/11

Faculty

William Lee Roberts

Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

3

register

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

06/22

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/08

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

6pm–8pm

Credits

0

register

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

06/25

Meeting Day

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

register

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

06/28

Meeting Day

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

End Date

07/16

Faculty

Maya Erdelyi

Time

9am–12pm

Credits

1.5

register

This summative elective course intends to use characters and scenarios depicted in comic books and superhero movies as a medium to introduce art students to a wide range of scientific ideas, from classical and quantum mechanics, to electromagnetism, material science and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Information.

Start Date

06/28

Meeting Day

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Dr. Hossein Alizadeh

Time

9:30am–12:30pm

Credits

3

register

This course focuses on diverse manifestations of crime and deviant behavior over the past few centuries as expressed through works of literature.  The course gives particular attention to the sociological and psychoanalytical underpinnings of these different expressions of deviance by looking at several classical texts by thinkers in these two … Read more

Start Date

06/28

Meeting Day

No specific meeting days - online only

End Date

08/13

Faculty

Karla Odenwald

Time

Credits

3

register

This intensive drawing workshop will take students on an extended observational journey into the natural world. Working in public parks, botanical gardens, and on the Harbor Islands*, our focus will be on increased sensitivity to line and handling of complex surfaces; we will be studying organic structure and geometries and … Read more

Start Date

06/28

Meeting Day

Monday thru Thursday

End Date

07/15

Faculty

Marguerite White

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

Credits

0

register

Fairy tales and folk tales embody the response of the individual and collective imagination (at its most fanciful and unfettered) to the longings, aspirations, and anxieties of the human soul. The older of the two genres, folk tales, are drawn primarily from the oral traditions of different ethnic and national … Read more

Start Date

06/29

Meeting Day

Tuesdys and Thursdays

End Date

08/12

Faculty

Joshua Cohen

Time

9:30am–12:30pm

Credits

3

register

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

07/06

Meeting Day

1st Meeting July 6, 3-6pm, Zoom

End Date

08/06

Faculty

Dr. Hossein Alizadeh

Time

Credits

3

register

This course will explore the transition from modernist thought as exemplified by the Abstract Expressionist movement to such postmodern notions of appropriation, parody, and fragmentation as they manifest themselves in the art of the 1970s and beyond. We will focus on such concepts and genres as minimalism, performance, video, installation … Read more

Start Date

07/06

Meeting Day

End Date

08/13

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Credits

3

register

Through an examination of iconic movies, this course will study problems of immigration, race relations, and assimilation of minorities in the American melting pot; among them will be “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “Crossing Delancey,” and “El Norte.” One film will be viewed in class each week, accompanied by analyses … Read more

Start Date

07/06

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

08/12

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

1pm–4:30pm

Credits

3

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In this course, we will learn to weave without the constraints of heavy looms or expensive equipment. Using simple materials, we will build backstrap and tapestry looms that can easily be used at home or on the go, and will greatly expand the possibilities of your studio practice! We will … Read more

Start Date

07/07

Meeting Day

Mondays, Wedn

End Date

08/02

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

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In this workshop, you will learn various basketry construction techniques including coiling, twining, plaiting, netting, and interlacing. You’ll also learn how to create your own cordage from recycled materials. We’ll study historic basketry traditions, and also look at the way contemporary artists are using fiber construction techniques today. Using materials … Read more

Start Date

07/07

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

07/28

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

6pm–9pm

Credits

0

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“The eye sees but the ear imagines.” This course will explore everything that filmmaker Robert Bresson meant with that famous statement while giving equal emphasis to what it takes to record moving images and sounds that tell engaging stories and stimulate the imagination.  We will cover the aesthetic and technical … Read more

Start Date

07/07

Meeting Day

Wednesdays and Saturdays

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

Wed, 6-8pm, Sat, 9am-12pm–

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0

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This course is a comprehensive introduction to the field of children’s book illustration. Students will develop the skills necessary for creating a children’s book, including character development and generating illustrations that complement and enhance the text. Students will create their own children’s book characters and narrative, and will make a … Read more

Start Date

07/07

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

End Date

08/16

Faculty

Katia Wish

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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In this workshop, we’ll be focusing on drawing from life, still lifes, and field trips. We will be looking at work that brings a modern twist to classical subject matter through the use of experimental media and keynote lectures as visual prompts. The course will be online, and there will … Read more

Start Date

07/09

Meeting Day

Fridays

End Date

08/13

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

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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

07/10

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Janne Hoeltermann

Time

10am–1pm

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0

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This course will address one main difference between looking and seeing, and the significance of this difference for painting. The primary objectives are to 1) respond to the visual experience with color, tone, and shape patterns, to 2) find ways of expressing the visual experience through the handling of paint, and to 3) … Read more

Start Date

07/11

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/17

Faculty

Brian Rego

Time

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In this intensive, week-long class you will learn the properties of several different print techniques, using oil-based inks. We will begin with woodcut, then move on to drypoint. These techniques will be combined with monoprint photo-transfer techniques – using polyester plate and paper plate lithography. Learn to use all of … Read more

Start Date

07/11

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/17

Faculty

Joshua Brennan

Time

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0

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Color Rules! It does, absolutely, but there are NO rules, no formulas, no tricks. There is intention — getting color to say what you want it to say. In this intensive, week-long workshop we consider basic color concepts such as value, hue, and saturation and learn how to manipulate them to energize our work. Working with color divorced … Read more

Start Date

07/11

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/17

Faculty

Nancy McCarthy

Time

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0

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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

07/12

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/27

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Credits

1.5

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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

07/12

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

End Date

08/18

Faculty

Heatherjean MacNeil

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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 process of designer … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

08/19

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6pm–8pm

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

Online with some virtual meetings - see below

End Date

07/31

Faculty

Saúl Nava

Time

Credits

3

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This workshop focuses on image variation and the expanded print. Participants expand their graphic vocabulary by exploring different forms of plate making using found, organic and non toxic materials. Covers woodblock printing and carving, and layering and plate combination.

Start Date

07/16

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

07/18

Faculty

Catarina Coelho

Time

Fri, 4-8pm, Sat & Sun, 10am-2pm–

Credits

0

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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

07/17

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

07/17

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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A painting is a construct. The painter uses a combination of color, value, and mark making to organize the surface of a work. In this workshop we will craft complex paintings, beginning the week with exercises that help simplify the still life into zones. This simplification allows the painter to identify and organize the still … Read more

Start Date

07/18

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Matthew Klos

Time

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0

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In this course we will approach the process of painting as one of translation – of searching for equivalencies in paint for what we observe in the landscape. Our main focus will be a search for the essential qualities we perceive in the motif in terms of shape, color, and … Read more

Start Date

07/18

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Daniel Riesmeyer

Time

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0

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Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, printmaker or book artist, this online workshop will teach you how to bring your artwork to life through stop motion animation. This individual project-based course is great for the beginner level animator who wants to push their artistic practice to a new dimension. An emphasis … Read more

Start Date

07/18

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Susan Rostow

Time

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0

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This workshop is geared toward artists and makers of all disciplines who are looking to create a robust and well-organized website for showcasing, sharing, and selling work.  We will explore several of the major current web-building platforms including Wordpress, Squarespace, and Wix, looking at the pros and cons of each … Read more

Start Date

07/24

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

07/31

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

10am–2pm

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0

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To look at a place closely, to spend time with it while drawing or painting it is, in a sense, to own it. In this course, students explore their own sense of place in the different locations around their place of residence. Students will travel to various destinations to collect … Read more

Start Date

07/25

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/31

Faculty

Vera Iliatova

Time

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0

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Starting with small quick studies and limited color palettes students will build up to longer one-day paintings. Students will be helped in setting up to paint, and specific projects related to composition, color and other formal issues will be assigned. An important component will be learning how to sketch and … Read more

Start Date

07/25

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/31

Faculty

Elizabeth O’Reilly

Time

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Wire is an incredibly versatile material for sculpture; it can be used to create linear works, or wrapped and woven into patterns to create textural objects and vessels. One can create elegant organic forms with delicate skins of paper or bend precise angles to make a moving mechanical object. Though … Read more

Start Date

07/25

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/31

Faculty

Sally B. Moore

Time

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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. This course will use the city of Boston, past, present, future, as a case … Read more

Start Date

07/26

Meeting Day

End Date

08/06

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

07/28

Meeting Day

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

End Date

08/25

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Join us for a plein air landscape painting class (workshop) along the North Shore’s seacoast with locations including Gloucester, Rockport, and Ipswich. Topics covered include: setting up, beginning a painting, composition, mixing color, creating space, and capturing light. Students are asked to bring materials (paints, brushes, portable easel, canvas) as … Read more

Start Date

08/05

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

08/26

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

9:30am–1:30pm

Credits

0

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Learn the principles and techniques of video editing – the backbone of filmmaking. Whatever your interest or desired role in filmmaking, understanding editing is fundamental to your success. The editor is a detail-oriented storyteller, craftsperson, organizer, and technician. We often rediscover and sometimes reinvent our stories in the edit. Through … Read more

Start Date

08/05

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

08/19

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

6pm–9pm

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

08/07

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

10am–2pm

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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

08/09

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

08/12

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9:30am–1:30pm

Credits

0

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