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 or your instructor. New classes are being added, keep checking!

Detail of Continuum, Mixed Media on Canvas, 60x60in by Santiago Hernandez

Abstract Drawing and Painting Workshop


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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

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 are endless and can be found, for example, in nature, music and architecture. We will explore stylistic, historical, technical, and formal aspects of abstraction and the potential for developing personal expression and style.


Santiago Hernandez is a Cuban painter, collagist, and mixed media sculptor based in Boston. He holds an MFA in Painting from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL and a BFA in Studio Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Santiago also studied anatomy, figure drawing and figure painting at the Art … Read more