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!

Peter Pan illustration by Sarah Warburton

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Tuesdays and Thursdays



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings

What makes a children’s book a classic? We’ll find out as we read, analyze, and enjoy the best of the field–fantasies from Peter Pan to Harry Potter, realistic novels from Anne of Green Gables to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and stories falling somewhere in between, like The Secret Garden. Though our emphasis will be on longer books for older children, we’ll also consider fairy tales and picture books. Final project: writing a “classic” children’s book, illustrating one, or both.

Lin Haire-Sargeant is Assistant Professor of Writing at MassArt and is also a playwright and involved with theater. Plays produced include: Silence, Into the House, Dead, Swallowing the Spider, Green Pastures, and the Doppelganger Effect. She was co-founder and artistic director of the Outloud Theater (1992-1997); co-curator: Blue Moon Poets and Playwrights (1993-1997); co-founder, revolving … Read more