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!

Get a taste of the topics you have been curious about with workshops in design, business, photography, wood, metals, printmaking, drawing, painting and more.

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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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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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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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

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0

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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

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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

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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

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0

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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

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watercolor painting of pans

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

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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

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0

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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

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This remote course looks at how to create and appreciate abstract works of art. While the course is a follow-up workshop to “Intro to Abstraction,” each project is a standalone experience, and does not require that you have previously taken the introductory course. Over the term, we will consider various art-historical origins … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

07/29

Faculty

James Lambert

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

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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

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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

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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

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0

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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

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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

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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–

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 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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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

07/17

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

07/31

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

0

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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

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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