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!

Meditations & Mediations: Drawing and Mixed Media


Start Date



Fridays, 2pm–4pm



End Date


Meeting Day

Fridays live zoom meetings; Wednesdays, Studio Learning Module, 2-6pm



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Pre-recorded content
  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques


Drawing and Mixed Media
Exploring Interdisciplinary Arts and Diverse Cultural Traditions and Practices

Students develop self- reflective studio work, research ancient healing arts traditions and  contemporary contemplative cultural practices. Coursework includes selective readings, virtual studio visits, audio/visual interviews and presentations featuring interdisciplinary artists and  historical survey of diverse cultural studio practices. Thematic  studio assignments are designed to foster innovative  critical thinking and to advance personal artistic practice. 

Students are encouraged to invent, re-imagine and create original intuitive works. Class presentations  include formal visual design topics and cross cultural theories. Students survey concepts of mindfulness, holistic healing and may choose to research and develop studio projects based on a variety of thematic concepts.



This course is both asynchronous and has real time meetings in Zoom.

Fridays, 2-4pm Real Time Zoom meetings beginning June 25.

Studio Learning Modules
Wednesdays, 2-6pm, studio learning modules are virtual. Students work individually at their own pace during the week and can post work-in-process and receive feedback during the Wednesday learning module 2-6pm timeframe.  Students can post assignments, view videos, receive feedback and can view other students’ work during this period.


Sharon Dunn is professor Emerita at Massachusetts College of Art and Design She holds a BFA from Boston University and an MSVS from MIT. Solo and group exhibitions include: Mobius; “Women’s Work” Banyon Gallery, North Carolina; and “Caribbean and West African Influences,” Owen Patrick Gallery, PA.