Fall 2020 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. Fall classes are still being added--check again soon.

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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

01/04

Meeting Day

Monday and Friday

End Date

01/08

Faculty

Irena Roman

Time

9:30am–12:30pm

Credits

0

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This course will explore the transition from modernist thought as exemplified by the Abstract Expressionist movement to such postmodern notions of appropriation, parody, and fragmentation as they manifest themselves in the art of the 1970s and beyond. We will focus on such concepts and genres as minimalism, performance, video, installation … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

None

End Date

01/15

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Credits

3

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This course treats the evolution of film music from silent movies until the present.  It introduces students to musical syntax, the aesthetics of film music, and the means by which composers synchronize music and script to convey mood and render action vivid. Working chronologically, the course explores the increasing importance … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

Monday-Friday

End Date

01/15

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

1pm–5pm

Credits

3

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Eating and the Environment focuses on the impact that our daily food purchases and consumption make on the environment and our health.  In the class, we will examine major themes related to both industrialized and sustainable agriculture, including: soil resources and pollution; water and air pollution; pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers; … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

None

End Date

01/15

Faculty

Jennifer Cole

Time

None–

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

01/04

Meeting Day

Monday-Friday

End Date

01/15

Faculty

Max Grinnell

Time

Credits

3

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Imaginative – relating to or characterized by imagination: to form a mental image of something not present: lacking factual reality, fanciful, visionary, fantastic, unreal or unbelievable. Imagination is an engine for creativity. This course looks to help students explore their artistic process by considering “the imaginative” in a variety of … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

Monday-Friday (course ends Thursday, Jan 14)

End Date

01/14

Faculty

Andree Leduc

Time

9am–5:30pm

Credits

3

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In this class, you will be introduced to a wide variety of digital and experimental animation techniques and learn how to set-up a home animation studio. We will cover: hand-drawn animation, stop-motion, cut-paper puppets, lighting and green-screening, digital animation using various free online apps, creative cloud (photoshop, after-effects & premiere), … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

Mon, Wed, Fri

End Date

01/15

Faculty

Maya Erdelyi

Time

10am–2pm

Credits

1.5

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This course is an elemental 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. Through the use of a pen sensitive drawing tablet and traditional mediums, we will create original digital images. … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

Monday, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturday

End Date

01/15

Faculty

Michelle Poirier

Time

6:30pm–9pm

Credits

0

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Documentary Bootcamp is a one-week, immersive, hands-on learning experience covering the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking from pre- to post-production. Participants will learn storytelling principles, the aesthetic and technical skills for image making and sound recording, pre-prod and post-prod scripting, interviewing, project management and editing. Knowledge and skills will be developed … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

Monday through Friday

End Date

01/08

Faculty

Michael Sheridan

Time

See Description for full schedule–

Credits

0

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Explore paper as a building material! We will cut, rip, fold, glue and tape paper to create tabletop sculptures. From abstracted books, layered lanterns, and upcycled artivism building with paper will make you think outside the box, while knowing how the box is made. Learn folding, cutting and adhesive techniques … Read more

Start Date

01/04

Meeting Day

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays

End Date

01/22

Faculty

Althea Bennett

Time

5:30pm–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

01/05

Meeting Day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

01/07

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

9:30am–2:30pm

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

01/09

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/09

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–3pm

Credits

0

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Two day still life painting workshop (Sat/Sun 10-2pm) covering topics such as setting up & lighting a still life to work from, beginning a painting well, and color mixing strategies. This class will be conducted remotely using Zoom. The instructor will provide a still life painting demonstration along with one-on-one … Read more

Start Date

01/09

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/10

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

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

01/09

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

01/16

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

10am–See Description Details

Credits

0

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There comes a time when many of us find ourselves reflecting on our personal and familial histories. Artists have long contemplated these ideas visually and have used various methods to create dynamic personal stories that reflect their experiences. In this workshop, we will explore the various methods photographers have used … Read more

Start Date

01/09

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/10

Faculty

Molly Lamb

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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Let’s make paper and learn ways of using this ancient craft in your own practice. This two-day course explores the topic of paper as a medium incorporating its traditional and non-traditional uses. Through the process of using creative experimentation to craft unique, beautiful paper, you will learn pulp preparation and … Read more

Start Date

01/09

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/10

Faculty

Joseph Ray

Time

10am–4pm

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

01/09

Meeting Day

Saturdys

End Date

01/16

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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This two session workshop gives students a broad understanding of the field of industrial design as well as hands-on experience to understand the fundamentals of design process, research, concept sketching, presentation and fabrication. Students will be exposed to design thinking methodology, and how it informs the industrial design process. The course will discuss … Read more

Start Date

01/09

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

01/16

Faculty

Evan Hutker

Time

1pm–4pm

Credits

0

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An introduction into the wide spectrum of moving image art, this course focuses on developing the necessary skills to create short experimental films directly from home. Using various image-capturing devices, such as phones, DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras and more, this class will examine the potential to construct both abstract and narrative … Read more

Start Date

01/11

Meeting Day

Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday

End Date

01/17

Faculty

Camilo Cardenas

Time

See Description for Schedule Details–

Credits

0

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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

01/16

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/17

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

10am–2pm

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, participants learn how to … Read more

Start Date

01/22

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/24

Faculty

Catarina Coelho

Time

Friday, 4-8pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm–

Credits

0

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