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Arts & Cultural Travel

210 Washington Street

Sherborn, MA 01770

(617) 855-9209

Arts & Cultural Travel is about the state of mind known as flow–the creative place where time stands still. Their focus is on experiential travel through cultural explorations, the arts, culinary samplings, and wellness workshops. Lightly structured, small-group workshops led by a host of amazing instructors are crafted to help you tap into your creative place while rediscovering the fine art of play.

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Guatemala. Photo:Sharon Blomgren.


Contact: Via Castellina 104


Camaiore /LU/ 55041, Italy

(207) 283-1630

Instructors: Susan Amons, Gedy Moody. Workshops in painting, drawing and collage. Located on a spectacular Tuscan mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.


At Fine Art Studio Italia.


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 Currier 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. This summer, also enjoy themed, week-long camps for students, ages 5 to 12 years old. Scholarships available.


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 wellequipped studios. Their spring/summer program includes: painting (all mediums), mixed media, collage, polymer clay, bird carving, photography, ceramics, teen pottery, metalsmithing, metal clay, figure drawing, photography, woodworking and a vacation art camp for middle schoolers.

Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School Provincetown Art Association and Museum

460 Commercial St.

Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-1750

The Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s (PAAM) serves students of all experience levels, offering year-round programming including workshops, lectures, and free classes for children, all led by instructors who are practicing professional artists. Please visit for more information and to browse our current workshops.

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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Museum of Art

Contact: Paul Creative Arts Center

30 Academic Way, University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862-3712

M, Tu, W, F 10–4, Th 10–8, Sa & Su 1–5 Free Admission

The Museum of Art, UNH offers week-long summer art classes for grades 2–8 and art intensives sessions for high school students, July 17–21 and July 24–28 (9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m.) No previous experience required. To register, visit


At the Museum of Art, UNH.

New Art Center

61 Washington Park

Newtonville, MA 02460

(617) 964-3424

The New Art Center offers more than 125 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. They also have an extensive summer arts program for children and teens.

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 as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. Today, NHIA has grown to become the third largest art and design college in New England. NHIA offers undergraduate (BFA), graduate (MFA, MAT, and MAAE), and community education programs serving more than 2,000 students annually.


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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Stonybrook Fine Arts

24 Porter Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 522-3331

Teen and adult classes in welding, jewelry, foundry, stone carving, mold-making, and figure modeling. JPOS September 23–24, 11–6 p.m. Custom workshops and tours available.

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At Stonybrook Fine Arts.

The Putney School

Contact: Summer Arts Adult Studio Arts Week

418 Houghton Brook Road

Putney, VT 05346

(802) 387-6297

Join them August 6–12 at The Putney School for a one-week arts intensive, featuring workshops in Blacksmithing, Creative Writing, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Metal Jewelry, and Painting. Also offering studio programs for high school students June 25–August 4.


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.Umass Lowell

Watermark Press Printmaking Studio

Contact: Martha Jeffrey Galuszka

30 Arbor Street #205

Hartford, CT 06106

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

Featured in the new Contemporary American Printmakers, 2015, by Schiffer Publishing, this is the only solvent-free studio in Connecticut that specializes in non-toxic methods and materials. Professional instruction for all ages in monotype, intaglio, relief, silk aquatint, collagraph, polyester litho, and more. Press rental time, membership rates, and classes include free studio and press time.

Workshops and Residencies

Fine Arts Work Center

Contact: Summer Workshops in Provincetown: June 11–August 25, 2017

24 Pearl Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-9960 ext.103

The Fine Arts Work Center offers nearly 90 inspiring workshops in visual arts and creative writing. Work with renowned faculty to develop your craft within a supportive community at the tip of Cape Cod’s spiral.


Marian Roth, Inside the Geodesic Dome #1, 2016, camera obscura color photograph. Courtesy of Fine Arts Work Center.

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.

At Northeast Art Workshops.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

10 Meetinghouse Road / PO Box 756

Truro, MA 02666

(508) 349-7511

(508) 349-7513

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is located in the dunes of Truro within walking distance to Cape Cod Bay. Our core faculty consists of prominent artists in the fields of painting, installation art, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, writing, poetry, and much more. A community of artists, a world of inspiration.


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