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!

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Tuesdays, 9am-1pm; Thursdays, 10am-2pm



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This course will focus on the development of a variety of architectural technical drawing skills through exploration in various media using the city, urban form, and 3D structures as the context. Freehand and hard line 2D drawing including plan, section, elevation, axonometric and isometric, are covered through a diverse set of drawing projects. Special attention is given to drawing with perspective systems both through technical and free hand means via a series of perspective assignments from which to measure spatial relationships and to draw the environment with three-dimensional clarity and purpose. City form will be observed and drawn via weekly field trips to unique urban sites that offer challenging contexts from which to develop confidence and skill in architectural drawing. Associated issues include the use of line, value, light, volume and structure as well as a general review of building materials and details. Along the way, we will often discuss the historical significance of perspective in art and the notion of objective and subjective process in observation.

Michael Joyce is an Associate and Senior Architect with the consulting group Stantec Architecture and and adjunct visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His has a background in the fields of architecture, urban design and art which he often develops in a synthesis of creative exploration in his built work, competition … Read more