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

This two day drawing workshop will use the figure as a basis for understanding basic drawing elements such as line, form in space, spacial relationships, value, gesture, and composition. Beginner students are welcome.

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/05

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

10am–2pm

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Open up your object-making possibilities by mastering the miter in this 2-day class. Using various materials, such as solid- and plywood, students learn box construction and explore several methods for cutting miters on different machinery. Also covered are techniques for gluing and finishing the boxes by adding strength to the mitered joints. Furniture makers, object makers, curious … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/05

Faculty

Ellen Kaspern

Time

9am–4pm

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Better drawings is the goal of this two-day workshop. Using the vast collection of botanical and animal paintings and drawings at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as inspiration, hone your observation skills, create better compositions, and work on your personal style. Sketching takes place in the palace, new wing, and … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/11

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

11am–5pm

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Turn your collection of pine cones, twigs, and shells into one-of-a-kind silver and bronze cast jewelry. Students will make high temperature silica molds of natural objects. Once these objects have been successfully burned out of the molds, students will learn how to melt metal and centrifugal force cast into the … Read more

Start Date

01/10

Meeting Day

Friday - Sunday

End Date

01/12

Faculty

Alanna Robbins

Time

10am–4pm

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An introduction to the exciting realm of digital 3D design fabrication using laser cutting and vector graphic etching to make jewelry, small sculpture and/or objects. Using computer applications such as Adobe Illustrator, students  create multiples of small objects, which are etched and cut from various materials such as plastic, wood, … Read more

Start Date

01/10

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

01/12

Faculty

Carolanne Patterson

Time

10am–4pm

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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

01/11

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/12

Faculty

Susan McNeil

Time

9am–7pm

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In the tradition of the popular “Urban Sketchers” genre, this two-day workshop, with noted illustrator and educator John Roman, will introduce students to the ways in which artists can visually translate the everyday world in simplified, sketchbook form. Helpful approaches to drawing figures, settings, and architectural structures will be explored, … Read more

Start Date

01/11

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/12

Faculty

John Roman

Time

10am–4pm

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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, importing … Read more

Start Date

01/11

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/18

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

10am–4pm

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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

01/11

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/11

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

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With a focus on felting techniques, you will lean wet felting, needle felting, and a combination of both to make irresistibly soft sculptures. We will also explore felting around armatures, using molds, resists, and incorporating other materials. This workshop will consist of demonstrations, experimenting, and guided work time in which … Read more

Start Date

01/11

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/12

Faculty

Rachel Montroy

Time

10am–4pm

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What do your car, shopping cart, vegetable peeler, and suitcase have in common? Design thinking! Design thinking is a creative, problem-solving framework used by industrial designers and successfully applied to almost anything involving humans: civic policies, healthcare, business, architecture, computer science, management, etc. In this 1 day workshop, students collaborate on a specific challenge and apply … Read more

Start Date

01/11

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/11

Faculty

Evan Hutker

Time

10am–4pm

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In this intensive course, students will design several sound art pieces of various types such as audio art, text or graphic scores, sound installations, sound sculptures and sound performances.  Students will learn about well-known works in the medium of sound art via audio, video and live participation.  Course will include … Read more

Start Date

01/13

Meeting Day

Mon-Fri

End Date

01/17

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

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Artists from all disciplines — amateurs, students, and professionals alike — are encouraged to join in exploring the role of movement across the arts.                                                      … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/18

Faculty

Helen Singh-Miller

Time

1pm–5pm

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It can take many years to master the craft of professional typesetting and layout using digital fonts, but in this one-day course, you can learn enough to improve your skills for designing with type substantially and gain insight that will allow you to see type from an expert’s point of view. This workshop will … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/18

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

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MaxMSPJitter is an amazing graphical programming environment for interactive sound, graphics and video.   In this course you will quickly master the basics of Max and learn the “survival skills” you need to help you achieve the technological artistic works you’ve been imagining.  You will learn to use Max for … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/19

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

10am–4:30pm

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