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College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Road

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 of Art

180 Pearl Street

Manchester, NH 03104

(603) 669-6144 ext.122

The Art Center offers classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, including beginners, teen intensives, master classes, and more.

Endicott College Fine Arts Department School of Visual and Performing Arts

376 Hale St.

Beverly, MA 01915

(800) 325-1114 (Chair of Fine Arts),

The Endicott College, Fine Arts Department is nationally accredited by NASAD and offers the BFA in Art Therapy and Studio Art with concentrations in Art Education, Painting Drawing and Illustration, Ceramics/Sculpture, and Intermedia. Endicott is known for the Portfolio and Professional Practices course that prepares students for a full semester internship at some of our region’s top institutions and artist residency programs.

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, ceramics, glass, graphics, metals, textiles, wood, writing, and more. Scholarships available. Residency and Scholarship applicant deadline: March 1. General applicant deadline: April 1. All levels.

Lesley University College of Art and Design

29 Everett Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 349-8300

Lesley University’s College of Art and Design has been providing bold and innovative arts and design education and preparing students for creative and fulfilling professional careers for more than a century.


Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

130 Waltham St.

Lexington, MA 02421

(781) 862-9696

Classes and workshops, adults and teens, beginners to advanced, offered in well-equipped studios. Their fall program includes: painting (all mediums), Chinese brush painting, pastels, collage, polymer clay, bird carving, digital photography, ceramics, teen pottery, metalworking jewelry with metal clay/enameling and woven, figure drawing and introduction to weaving.

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 Hampshire Institute of Art

148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104

(844) 205-6442

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate (BFA, Dual Degree BFA/MAT), graduate (MFA, MAT), and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, and Professional Development) serving almost 2,000 students annually on campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, NH.

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North Bennet Street School

150 North Street

Boston, MA 02109

(617) 227-0155

Elevate your art, or explore an entirely new discipline. NBSS offers intensive, hands-on training and an inspiring community. Beginner through advanced classes in bookbinding, jewelry making, musical instruments, furniture making, carpentry, and preservation. Located in Boston’s historic North End neighborhood.


Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education

345 South Main Street

Providence, RI 02903

tel: (401) 454-6200

fax: (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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University of Massachusetts Lowell Art & Design

Contact: Mahoney Hall

870 Broadway Street, Suite #1

Lowell, MA 01854

(978) 934-3494

The Art & Design Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell welcomes high school and transfer students of promising artistic talent into a rigorous, career-driven, four-year B.F.A. program. This degree with concentrations in Studio Art and Graphic Design prepares students for careers in animation, digital imaging, drawing, graphic design, interactive-media, painting, photography, sculpture and web design.

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Watermark Press Printmaking Studio

Contact: Martha Jeffrey Galuszka

30 Arbor Street #205

Hartford, CT 06106

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

10th Anniversary Celebration in progress! Print Sale, framed/unframed, through May 2018. Open House: November 11–12, 11am–5pm. A premier fine art studio specializing in solvent-free non-toxic methods and materials. Reduced fees on open press time, memberships, lessons and classes. Professional instruction for all ages in monotype, intaglio, relief, silk aquatint, and other new techniques. See selection of prints at

Workshops and Residencies

Concord Center for the Visual Arts

37 Lexington Road

Concord, MA 01742

(978) 369-2578

Non-profit arts organization that offers workshops and classes for beginner, intermediate or advanced artists and includes art exhibition opportunities, lectures, artist panel discussions, community art events and more. Concord Art serves the local, regional and national community.

Northeast Art Workshops and Retreats

19 Kettle Cove Lane, Building C7

Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 729-4970

Their kind and generous teachers bring beginners and seasoned artists alike to new artistic heights at their highly-acclaimed classes, workshops and retreats. All are welcome to these memorable experiences that last a lifetime. See website for full details of current offerings.


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