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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

01/03

Meeting Day

End Date

01/13

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Credits

3

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This class is fully enrolled.

Contact ce@massart.edu to be placed on a waitlist.

A creative concept enables a design to communicates ideas in a unique and memorable way that resonates emotionally with the user or viewer. In the concepting process, the designer takes a deep dive into the subject matter to develop a unifying idea that drives design decisions and sparks a distinctive … Read more

Start Date

01/03

Meeting Day

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

End Date

01/14

Faculty

Teresita Olson

Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-10pm; Saturdays, 9am-4pm–

Credits

2

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Information design is the practice of presenting information in a way that makes it accessible and easily understood by users and viewers. Topics to be explored through readings, discussion, and hands-on exercises include the principles of information design; various approaches to the visual display of information and how/what they communicate; creative … Read more

Start Date

01/03

Meeting Day

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

End Date

01/14

Faculty

TBA

Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-10pm; Saturdays, 9am-4pm–

Credits

2

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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

01/03

Meeting Day

Week 1: Tue through Sat; Week 2: Mon through Thu

End Date

01/12

Faculty

Josie Gluck

Time

8am–4pm

Credits

3

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This course will trace how a dozen works and genres transformed the course of modern music, modern history, and society.  The class will meet four times weekly for two hours and through a flexible combination of viewings, listenings, discussions, and directed study, students will achieve an in-depth understanding of these … Read more

Start Date

01/03

Meeting Day

Tuesday through Friday

End Date

01/13

Faculty

Paul Bempéchat

Time

2pm–4pm

Credits

3

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This course combines the foundations of traditional animation with multidisciplinary artist practices. You will be introduced to a wide variety of experimental animation techniques including registration-less animation, under the camera animation, replacement animation, 2-D paper puppets, and rotoscoping. We will cover how to set-up a DIY home animation studio as … Read more

Start Date

01/03

Meeting Day

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

End Date

01/14

Faculty

Shannon Lee

Time

Tue, Thu, 6:30-10pm; Sat, 10am-1:30pm–

Credits

0

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Drawing Through a Digital Lens: Image Creation in the Information Age is a course that explores how the digital era influences an artist’s studio practice. Through both abstract and representational imagery, participants will develop their own styles within a framework of new ideas, tools, and approaches to painting and drawing. Participants will use traditional … Read more

Start Date

01/03

Meeting Day

Week 1: Tuesday-Friday, Week 2: Monday through Friday

End Date

01/13

Faculty

Andrew Fish

Time

10am–6pm

Credits

3

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This class is fully enrolled.

Contact ce@massart.edu to be placed on a waitlist.

Rich and expressive, monotype joins the graphic qualities of printmaking with the spontaneity of painting. This hands-on workshop teaches the basics of chine colle, pronto plate, collagraph, as well as other processes, and explores the sequential possibilities of monotype to develop images conceptually and formally. Image-making methods, ink handling, print … Read more

Start Date

01/06

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

01/08

Faculty

David Bligh

Time

Fri, 6:30-9:30pm; Sat and Sun, 9:30am-2:30pm–

Credits

0

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In this introductory, course participants will learn how to design and carve wooden utensils. Students will be shown how to safely and efficiently use the bandsaw as well as hand tools such as gouges, rasps, files, scrapers, and a variety of handsaws. Whether it’s spoons, spatulas, forks, knives, or something … Read more

Start Date

01/06

Meeting Day

Friday and Saturday

End Date

01/07

Faculty

Ellen Adams

Time

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

01/07

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/07

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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In this two session workshop students will work from the figure in motion (via screen-shared videos), learning key gesture drawing skills like blocking, finding the center of gravity line, accurate proportions, mark-making rhythm and value through timed drawing exercises. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome to join the class as … Read more

Start Date

01/07

Meeting Day

Saturday & Sunday

End Date

01/08

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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This two-day workshop will be an introduction to seeing and drawing the three dimensions around you. Based on principles conceived by artists of the Renaissance, we will experiment with ways to capture in sketchbook drawings what you observe in reality. The focus will be on freehand drawing, creating convincing depth, and finding … Read more

Start Date

01/07

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

01/08

Faculty

John Roman

Time

Sat, 9am-1pm at MassArt, Sun, 10am-2pm, at the MFA–

Credits

0

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This is a very fun, enriching, and smart way to invest in your future. This class is designed around YOUR needs and respect is given to your workflow. We take a thoughtful approach to solving problems, and learn how to build images in an intelligent way. Adobe Illustrator is the … Read more

Start Date

01/07

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

01/14

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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 In this introduction to lapidary course participants will learn how to transform rough stone into jewelry-ready cabochons. Learn the basics of identifying rocks and develop an understanding of how the mohs hardness scale affects cutting/cabbing an stone work. Students will be carefully shown how to safely operate trim saws, a diamond … Read more

Start Date

01/07

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

01/07

Faculty

Allison Keast

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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Over the course of a six hour day, students will work from a live model learning to draw and understand basic human anatomy. The first half of the day will be dedicated to linear drawing using pencil, the second  half of the day is dedicated to value drawing using charcoal.

Start Date

01/08

Meeting Day

Sunday

End Date

01/08

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

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

01/09

Meeting Day

Monday and Friday and individually by arrangement during the week

End Date

01/13

Faculty

Irena Roman

Time

Monday and Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm–

Credits

0

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watercolor painting of pans

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

01/10

Meeting Day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

01/12

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

9:30am–2:30pm

Credits

0

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This intensive workshop guides students through the process of creating professional-level print-on-demand books using the Adobe Lightroom Book Module and its seamless integration with Blurb Books digital print-on-demand service. Beginning with a personal collection of digital image files, students design and edit artist books in Adobe Lightroom, and upload for … Read more

Start Date

01/10

Meeting Day

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

End Date

01/14

Faculty

Rebecca Morrison

Time

Tuesday and Thursday, 5-8pm; Saturday, 10am-1pm–

Credits

0

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In this hands-on woodworking class, students will work with white ash to build a Danish cord footstool. Students will start off by building the bench base and learn about mortise and tenon joinery and domino construction. Students will use both machines and hand tools to build the base. From there they will learn about … Read more

Start Date

01/13

Meeting Day

Friday and Saturday

End Date

01/14

Faculty

Ellen Kaspern

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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