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!

Choose from a variety of drawing topics including drawing from observation and abstract approaches. Push the boundaries of the discipline by drawing with a variety of media under the direction of accomplished artists/teachers.

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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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