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!

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.

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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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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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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watercolor painting of pans

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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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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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

See Notes for schedule and registration–

Credits

0 or 1

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