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!

Painting students are part of an intense working environment where they can pursue their own direction. Painting courses and workshops encourage diverse practice and foster independent creative thinking and making. Students are part of a unique learning environment that allows for independent thought as well as collaboration and critique.

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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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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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

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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

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End Date

07/20

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

7pm–10pm

Credits

0

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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