Except for a very few classes, 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!

Make your art outdoors -- in your neighborhood, backyard, or in nature -- and meet your faculty online. Classes listed here meet in person outdoors or have a remote outdoor component.

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

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

Diane Bigda

The Journal is a place where visual practices of creating images, shaping letter, arranging words and space all unite in one creative act.  It can be a tool of self knowledge, a tool to handle emotions, to link the past to the future or to make yourself a better human.  Through a … Read more

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

06/05

Faculty

Susan Newbold

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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

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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Credits

0

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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Credits

0

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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Credits

0

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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Credits

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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Credits

0 or 1

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

07/26

Meeting Day

Monday thru Thursday

End Date

08/12

Faculty

Marguerite White

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

Credits

0

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