Art Schools and Workshops

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Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

(800) 544-2787

Established in 1929, Academy of Art University, the nation’s largest private accredited art university, offers AA, BA, BFA, B.ARCH*, MA, MFA, and M.ARCH degrees in: acting, advertising, animation and visual effects, architecture, art education, art history, fashion, fashion journalism, fashion styling, fine art, game design, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interior architecture and design, jewelry and metal arts, landscape architecture, motion pictures and television, multimedia communications, music for visual media, photography, visual development, and web design and new media. *B.Arch is currently in candidacy status.

Academy of Realist Art, Boston

112 South Street, floors 2 & 3

Boston, MA 02111

(617) 426-3006 or

Utilizing techniques modeled on the 19th century European academies, they offer an intensive curriculum dedicated to the training of today’s realist artist. The academy’s approach transitions students through a rigorous drawing course which sets the foundation to its methodical painting program. Full and part time study available, including weekends and evenings. Open to all ages and skill levels.

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, teen intensives and more. Sign up for school vacation art camps for ages five to 14.

New Art Center in Newton

61 Washington Park

Newtonville, MA 02460

(617) 964-3424

Connect with Art. Classes for all ages in painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, fiber arts, monotype printing, and more offered in fall, winter, spring & summer terms. Vacation programs for children and teens.

North Bennet Street School

39 North Bennet Street

Boston, MA 02113

(617) 227-0155

(617) 227-9292 or

Do what you love every day. Full-time programs and workshops in bookbinding, cabinet and furniture making, carpentry, jewelry making, locksmithing, piano technology, preservation carpentry, and violin making. Financial aid available for eligible full-time students. Register now for Summer 2014 workshops.

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Paul Ingbretson Studio of Painting and Drawing

55 South Commercial Street

Manchester, NH 03101

(603) 657-5823

Classic atelier training for the serious artist. Students work at their own pace. Regularly scheduled critique and instruction. All ages and skill levels. Study as often and as long as you like. Paul Ingbretson, a living master of the Boston School.

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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Salem Art Works

Salem, NY


The Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum

460 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-1750

Join an arts community that spans a century of ground-breaking creativity. Year-round opportunities to work with professional local artists in painting, drawing, art history, printmaking, computers, film, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and more.

The Putney School Summer Programs Adult Studio Arts & Writing Week

418 Houghton Brook Road

Putney, VT 05346

(802) 387-6297

Featuring studio arts intensives August 10–16 in fiber arts, metal jewelry, blacksmithing, painting, and creative writing. Located on a 500-acre hilltop farm in southern Vermont. Also offering programs for high school students June 29–August 8.

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UMass Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts

285 Old Westport Road

North Dartmouth, MA 02747

tel: (508) 999-9295

fax: (508) 999-9126

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

Coastal Maine & NH Workshop Retreats

Contact: Kim Bernard

67 Maple Street

No. Berwick, ME 03906

(207) 651-6593

Maine Coast Encaustic Workshop Retreat at the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, ME, an all level encaustic workshop, 6 nights’ accommodations, breakfast, lunch and all supplies included. August 24–30 or September 14–20. Creative & Professional Practice on Star Island: Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth, NH, an intensive workshop for emerging artists who want to push their work to the next level. Workshop, two nights hotel and all meals included. August 30–September 1.

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 Summer Program

729 Flamstead Road

Chester, VT 05143

(802) 875-3763

Painting From the Heart Workshop. July 10–13, 2014. Students will learn the craft of picture making, techniques of watercolor, and insights into their personal creative processes. Based on Jeanne Carbonetti’s six previous books and forthcoming seventh.


Mixit Print Studio

32 Clifton Street

Somerville, MA 02144

(617) 851-3061

June Workshops: Exploring the Limits with Akua Inks, June 2–6, with Catherine Kernan. Exquisite Etching: An Intaglio Primer, June 9–13, with Randy Garber. Watercolor Monotype and Monoprint, June 16–20, with Jane Goldman.

Stonybrook Fine Arts

24 Porter Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 522-3331

Classes in foundry, welding, jewelry, stone carving and live figure modeling. Sculptor, Vincent Ricci, is offering individual training in advanced sculpture techniques, clay modeling, mold making and bronze casting with Stonybrook Fine Arts. Sculpting will occur at his 289 Moody Street art studio in Waltham, MA. Mold making and casting will occur at Stonybrook Fine Arts, schedule to be announced based upon student’s needs and availability. One free session with Prof. Ricci to determine acceptance, benefits, goals, and fees.


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.