Most CE classes continue to be Remote (online). For On Campus and Hybrid classes please read about MassArt COVID Safety Requirements.

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Kennedy 304-306

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For students who want an intensive day-long studio experience that provides individual instruction. Students work within a continuum from realism to abstraction, and formal concerns are emphasized and tied to personal expression. Includes use of the model. Class critiques, slide talks and field trips enrich the painting experience. Some painting and drawing experience is helpful, but not required.

MASSART BFA STUDENTS Please seek departmental approval if you want to use the credits for this course toward your major.

This on campus class meets with the instructor Tuesdays through Fridays from 9am-1pm.  Students are expected to work in their assigned studio spaces (assignments will be made on the first days of class, June 7).  Open studio time is Monday – Friday (no weekend access) when the college is open from 7am-11pm.  MassArt BFA students, please contact your department chair to be sure you have permission to take the summer class.  Others should have sophomore level painting experience.


Early registration is recommended for on-campus classes.  Please check (see link on the upper right corner of the page) for current COVID protocols. Indoor masking and vaccination (and booster if eligible) are required. If you are not a MassArt undergrad, please complete this Vaccination Attestation before attempting to go to campus.

This class is now in progress. Registration is no longer available. Fall registration will be available soon. Please contact

Jessica Tam is an artist whose work has shown throughout the US and is shown regularly in Boston. She holds an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art, a BFA from School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and an AB from Dartmouth College. She is Assistant Professor at Massachusetts College of … Read more