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!

Low tide sunset, Brett Gamache

Painting Outdoors on the North Shore


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

Join us for a plein air landscape painting class (workshop) along the North Shore’s seacoast with locations including Gloucester, Rockport, and Ipswich. Topics covered include: setting up, beginning a painting, composition, mixing color, creating space, and capturing light. Students are asked to bring materials (paints, brushes, portable easel, canvas) as well as a mask. Oil painting is the preferred medium, some painting experience is required. This class will meet in-person outdoors. Students are asked to wear a mask throughout the class and follow Massachusetts state guidelines regarding physical distancing.

Brett Gamache is a painter and art educator whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He holds an MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire and a BFA in Painting & Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has taught painting and drawing courses at Montserrat College of Art, … Read more