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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 explore a variety of art processes and media, and develop technical skills. Programs are available during February and April vacation weeks, as well as its 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. Financial aid available for eligible full-time students. Apply for full-time programs and register for winter workshops now.


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 begin Monday, January 5. See website for new workshop details and additional information.


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.


University of New Hampshire, Department of Art and Art History

Contact: Paul Creative Arts Center

30 Academic Way

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862-2190

The Department of Art and Art History offers a MFA in Painting degree for students who are prepared to complete their professional training at the highest level. Application deadline: February 15.


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.

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Jeanne Carbonetti, October Birch, watercolor, 40 x 40".

Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School at PAAM

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.

Marina Forbes, Master Iconographer: The Art of Icon Painting

Contact: Saint George’s Episcopal Church

407 York Street

York, ME 03909

(603) 332-2255

January 9–30: Lecturer Marina Forbes (awardee of The National Endowment for the Arts and The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts) has 25 years experience teaching classes on traditional and contemporary Russian icon painting. Each three-hour workshop includes detailed discussions, demonstrations and hands-on techniques. Learn more at

SALT MARSHES OF IPSWICH Landscape Painting Workshop

Contact: Maddine Insalaco or Joe Vinson

Etruscan Places 10 Ashland Street

Newburyport, MA

(212) 388-9832

April 26–May 1, 2015

Open air painting presents unique challenges to the artist in the fleeting light and unpredictability of atmospheric conditions that require a specific technical approach in execution. This four-day course will be open to all levels of artists. Two full painting sessions per day. Two instructors will work directly with participants at all times. Class location: Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA. Fees: $525

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