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Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

(800) 544-2787

Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in the nation. Founded in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, B.Arch*, MA, MFA, and M.Arch degree programs in 26 areas of study, as well as continuing art education, pre-college art experience programs, and teacher grants. Students can also enroll in flexible online degree programs in most areas of study. *B.Arch is currently in candidacy status.

College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Main campus: 285 Old Westport Road

North Dartmouth, MA 02747

(508) 999-9295

(508) 999-9126

CVPA, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, is a comprehensive arts college with Bachelor’s and Master’s programs that include studies in Art Education, Art History, Artisanry, Design, or Fine Arts departments.

Currier Museum Art Center

180 Pearl Street

Manchester, NH 03104

(603) 669-6144 ext.122

The Art Center uses the Currier Museum’s collections to cultivate and broaden students’ artistic skills. The Center offers classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, including beginners, teen intensives, master classes and more.

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

130 Waltham Street

Lexington, MA 02421

(781) 862-9696

Classes and workshops for adults and teens, beginner to advanced levels are offered by its ceramics, painting, metalworking, weaving, polymer clay/beading, needle arts, decorative arts/basketry and photography guilds in well-equipped studios by respected, local artists.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

(617) 879-7000

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is a public college of art and design located on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston. MassArt offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as certificate programs, continuing education classes, youth programs, lectures and workshops. Learn more at

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New Art Center in Newton

61 Washington Park

Newtonville, MA 02460

(617) 964-3424

The New Art Center offers over 140 classes in fall, winter, spring and summer for all ages and skill levels. Students can explore a variety of art processes and media, and develop technical skills. Programs are available during February and April vacation weeks, and there are extensive Summer Arts Program for children and teens.

North Bennet Street School

150 North Street

Boston, MA 02113

(617) 227-0155

(617) 227-9292 or

Full-time programs and workshops in bookbinding, cabinet and furniture making, carpentry, jewelry making, locksmithing, piano technology, preservation carpentry, and violin making. 15% discount for new workshop students. Register now for summer workshops. Apply today for full-time enrollment.


Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education

345 South Main Street

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 454-6200

(401) 454-6218

Year-round, RISD Continuing Education offers traditional and digital art and design courses for adults, teens and children, as well as a broad variety of certificate programs for adults and teens. In the summer, RISD/CE offers several intensive programs, including the Pre-College Program, Summer Studies, the Summer Institute for Graphic Design Studies, and the Textiles Summer Institute.

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Stonybrook Fine Arts

24 Porter Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 522-3331

Teen and adult classes in foundry, welding, jewelry, lost wax casting, stone carving, mold making, and live figure modeling. One-day workshops every weekend and custom workshops available, including: wedding ring, birthdays and team building. 2015 Classes active and open for enrollment. See website for new workshop details and additional information.


The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Art

24 Eliot Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 524-3313

Classes and workshops starting throughout the year, plus summer intensives and summer programs for children. Woodworking, furniture, upholstery, home repair, fiber arts, sewing, fashion, painting, drawing, book and paper arts, photography and more. All ages welcomed.

The Putney School Summer Programs

Contact: Studio Arts & Writing Week

418 Houghton Brook Road

Putney, VT 05346

(802) 387-6297

Featuring studio arts intensives running August 9–15 in fiber arts, metal jewelry, blacksmithing, painting, glass arts, and creative writing. Located on a scenic 500-acre hilltop farm in Southern Vermont. Also offering programs for high school students June 28–August 7.


Vermont College of Fine Arts

36 College Street

Montpelier, VT 05602


VCFA is a national center for graduate fine arts education with a unique practice-based learning model, internationally renowned faculty, and a range of delivery models—from intensive retreats to fully residential programs.

Watermark Press Printmaking Studio

Contact: Martha Jeffrey Galuszka

30 Arbor Street #205

Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 233-2286 or (860) 930-5491

Pursue contemporary printmaking arts in Connecticut’s only solvent-free studio, featuring non-toxic methods and materials. Classes for all ages and experience in monotype, intaglio, relief, silk aquatint, collagraph, watercolor and acrylic monoprints, book arts and more. Classes include free studio time, plus save on memberships and press rental time.

Workshops and Residencies

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Contact: Candy Haskell, registrar

P.O. Box 518

Deer Isle, ME 04627

(207) 348-2306

(207) 348-2307

Offering two-week residency, one- and two-week workshops, conference; May-September. Blacksmithing, clay, glass, graphics, metals, textiles, wood, and writing. Financial Aid. Residency and Scholarship applicant deadline: March 1. General applicant deadline: April 1. All levels.

Jeanne Carbonetti Crow Hill Gallery/Eden Center Fall Program

729 Flamstead Road

Chester, VT 05143

(802) 875-3763

Master watercolor teacher and author of seven books on watercolor, drawing and the creative process (Tao of Watercolor, 1998; The Soul of Creativity, 2015), Jeanne Carbonetti specializes in working privately with individuals for maximum growth and special focus. Students work with Jeanne in her studio on the site of her gallery in beautiful Chester, VT, for half or full day sessions. Jeanne will provide a full reading of your work and stylistic strengths and will plan the day according to your specific needs, including consultation on creative process and related professional issues.


Mixit Print Studio Summer Workshops

Contact: Mixit Print Studio

32 Clifton Street

Somerville, MA

Dates: June 1–5, Dynamic Process: Exploring the Limits with Akua Inks; June 8–12, Exquisite Etching: An Intaglio Primer; June 15–19, Watercolor Monotype. Application Deadline: First come, first served.

Roxanne Faber Savage, Visual Artist, Instructor: Womens Studio Workshop/Summer Art Institute (SAI)

Tuscany, Italy

Summer monoprint workshop at spectacular Vitabella-Palazzetto, hosted by WSW. Monoprints: Mixed Prints, Italian Style taught by recognized artist and educator Roxanne Faber Savage. Techniques: carborundum aquatint, plexiglas intaglio, paper lithography; off site excursions, farm fresh meals, swimming pool. See websites for details and registration.
July 14–24

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School

Contact: Provincetown Art Association and Museum

460 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-1750

Fine Arts workshops offered year-round. Study at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and join an arts community that spans a century of ground-breaking creativity.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

10 Meetinghouse Road & 1 Depot Road P.O. Box 756

Truro, MA 02666

(508) 349-7511

(508) 349-7513

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, located in the dunes of Truro, MA within walking distance to Cape Cod Bay, provides an inspirational and meditative backdrop that enhances the workshop experience. Faculty consists of prominent artists in the fields of painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, writing, poetry and much more. A community of artists. A world of inspiration.

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