Most CE classes continue to be Remote (online). For On Campus and Hybrid classes please read about MassArt COVID Safety Requirements.

We're welcoming students back to campus for a few select courses and workshops--some fully on site and others hybrid. Check out the COVID Safety Requirements on the MassArt website.

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An introduction to the basic glassblowing techniques used to make vessels and sculptural forms. Throughout the course, progressively more difficult assignments teach new concepts and develop students’ skills. Group glassblowing clinics encourage teamwork. Historical and contemporary glass techniques, designs, and applications are discussed and incorporated into student work. No previous … Read more

Start Date

05/20

Meeting Day

Friday, May 20 through Sunday May 29

End Date

05/29

Faculty

Josie Gluck

Time

9am–5pm

Credits

3

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This course introduces illustration methods for the fashion designer and creative professional.  Demonstrations and exercises cover basic anatomy to the analysis of fashion figures.  Stylized drawing skills, composition layout techniques and industry flat sketches are taught, along with methods of critique and the editing process of designer collections. Students illustrate … Read more

Start Date

05/24

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

07/07

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Screen printing is an old and versatile process with many modern uses. We present a variety of techniques and contemporary fine art applications of silkscreen printing. Students are guided through the transformation of an idea to printed image and encouraged to take a creative approach. The emphasis is on experimentation, … Read more

Start Date

05/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/14

Faculty

Carlos Alvarez

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students will learn how to construct a basic pair of pants from measurements to muslin. We will also build sampler file with seam techniques, pockets, fly finishes, and a style library. Prerequisite: Completion of a basic sewing course or equivalent.

Start Date

05/25

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

07/06

Faculty

David J. Bermingham

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

1.5

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Public Art: Ideas to Action Lecture/discussions and Practicum to offer students the tools to bring public art ideas to life. Course description: this series of workshops will explore the processes of creating public artwork. Students will learn the basics of concept development, art administration and logistical considerations, community engagement, funding, … Read more

Start Date

05/26

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

07/14

Faculty

Carolyn Lewenberg

Time

1:30pm–5pm

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

06/01

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

End Date

07/20

Faculty

John Roman

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

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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

06/01

Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday

End Date

07/20

Faculty

John Rego

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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In this studio shop course, students initiate and are guided through a hands-on design/build project based on fundamental tenets of furniture design. The course begins with a review of design fundamentals and the concept design process. Concepts are refined through additional drawings and maquette model making as preparation for completion … Read more

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Fridays

End Date

08/05

Faculty

Joe Sheehan

Time

8am–3:30pm

Credits

3

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Are you tired of a long winter and staying indoors? Let’s get outside and see our beautiful city with fresh eyes! Let’s sketch whatever catches our eyes: buildings, intricate architectural details, trees, flowers, street lamps, road signs, bus stops, trains, people walking, running, having a good time in the cafes, … Read more

Start Date

06/04

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

06/18

Faculty

Katia Wish

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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Students examine building cultures from different periods and places, from pre-history until the dawn of modernity. Emphasis is given to different aspects of the built domain: the symbolic significance, layouts, spatial organization, construction, building materials and technologies, the building site, and city plans within the broader urban and cultural landscapes.

Start Date

06/06

Meeting Day

Mondays and Fridays

End Date

07/25

Faculty

TBA

Time

9am–12pn

Credits

3

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This course introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Demonstrations and studio activities include hand building, mold making and wheel working. Each student researches and designs a series of pieces which reflect their personal interests. Projects may include work in tableware, sculpture, or designed objects. … Read more

Start Date

06/06

Meeting Day

Monday through Friday

End Date

06/24

Faculty

Janna Longacre

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

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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

06/06

Meeting Day

Monday through Thursday

End Date

06/23

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–2pm

Credits

3

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Which media are you using in your own work? Have you ever wondered how to combine different media to better express your style? In this workshop let’s experiment with watercolor, acrylics, gouache, cut paper, ink and colored pencils to find the best solution for your work!   Please bring media … Read more

Start Date

06/06

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

End Date

06/27

Faculty

Katia Wish

Time

5pm–7:30pm

Credits

0

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Design and fabricate individualized place settings, serving dishes, teapots, and vases. Employing hand-building, the potter’s wheel, plaster molds, and various kiln-firing techniques (stoneware, soda, low-fire) students are able to create pottery that is useful as well as personally expressive. Frequent demonstrations, lectures, and dialogue with the instructor enable beginners as … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/28

Faculty

Ben Ryterband

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Metalshop 1 is a comprehensive introduction to steel fabrication techniques and processes. It includes various welding processes, such as the venerable oxy-fuel process, the lost art of “stick” welding, and an emphasis on MIG welding, better known as the “hot glue gun for steel” (just point and shoot!). The more precision oriented TIG welding process is … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

07/28

Faculty

Reid Drum

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Tuesday-Friday

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Jessica Tam

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

6

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For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays through Fridays

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Jessica Tam

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

6

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For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays through Fridays

End Date

07/29

Faculty

Jessica Tam

Time

9am–1pn

Credits

6

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The documentation and communication of ideas require fluency with symbolic and illustrative methods; a language. This course develops and refines the basis of this language, the “alphabet and grammar” used to communicate the characteristic of objects and systems. Through the exploration of various media using architectural or industrial design contexts, … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/28

Faculty

Neil Madramootoo

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course provides an introduction to architectural design as a social art that emphasizes form relevant to use, and design with an appreciation of site, landscape, and materials. The course is foundational, using observation of existing built environments to support basic design skills through families of form, attending to the … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/21

Faculty

Paul Hajian

Time

1pm–6pm

Credits

3

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Students are introduced to construction at a domestic scale through lectures, slides, and field trips. Structural calculations include safe selection of building parts by stress analysis, beam equations, and column computations. Students learn sufficient wood and masonry building techniques to design a small wood frame building. Assignments include structural models … Read more

Start Date

06/14

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/14

Faculty

Lisa T. Rosenbaum

Time

9am–12pm

Credits

3

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Students are immersed in the nuts and bolts of architectural craft and construction technology practice. Through design sketch problems, hands-on demonstrations, and readings, students focus on the most common methods of constructing building systems in wood, masonry, steel, and concrete. Constructing a full-scale model of a wood-framed structure brings the … Read more

Start Date

06/20

Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays

End Date

08/08

Faculty

TBA

Time

1pm–6pm

Credits

3

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This course explores your personal stories in a variety of media with a particular focus on the elements of time.  Students will be guided to identify, develop, and create narrative works on themes and issues that they choose.  Students will develop an understanding of temporal concerns across a wide range … Read more

Start Date

06/21

Meeting Day

Monday through Friday

End Date

07/01

Faculty

Jane Marsching

Time

9am–5pm

Credits

3

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What is placemaking? If you’ve ever worked on a community art project, thought about how to make your streets safer, or wondered about how cities can be improved by better design, you’ve been involved in placemaking. This course will use the city of Boston, past, present, future, as a case … Read more

Start Date

06/21

Meeting Day

Monday-Friday

End Date

06/30

Faculty

Max Grinnell

Time

10am–2:30pm

Credits

3

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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

06/25

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

06/26

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

10am–5pm

Credits

0

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Explore several traditional and non-traditional, dye-resist techniques including Japanese Shibori stitch resist, folding and clamping, as well as pole wrapping etc. Students use basic procedures involved in low immersion dyeing, direct application and over-dyeing on cotton, and play with several of these techniques to achieve various exciting visual textures on … Read more

Start Date

06/25

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

06/26

Faculty

Susan McNeil

Time

9am–7pm

Credits

0

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Everyone knows that accessories make the outfit and constitute a major part of the fashion industry. Explore handbag design as a specialization. Topics and projects include a brief history of the handbag, researching present trends, and creating designs. Using industry standards, students design and construct a clutch, soft shoulder, and … Read more

Start Date

07/11

Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday

End Date

08/17

Faculty

Kristen Lombardi

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course introduces illustration methods for the fashion designer and creative professional.  Demonstrations and exercises cover basic anatomy to the analysis of fashion figures.  Stylized drawing skills, composition layout techniques and industry flat sketches are taught, along with methods of critique and the editing process of designer collections. Students illustrate … Read more

Start Date

07/12

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

08/18

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–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

08/01

Meeting Day

Monday through Thursday

End Date

08/04

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–2pm

Credits

0

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Learn how to use hand tools to uncover form in wood. Begin with texture and low-relief carvings before moving on to small in-the-round sculptures. Safe and comfortable practices, tool selection, and tool care will be emphasized throughout to establish sustainable woodworking practices. All levels welcome.

Start Date

08/12

Meeting Day

Fridays

End Date

08/19

Faculty

Annie Meyer

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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