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Workshops and Residencies
Studio Art Centers International (SACI)—Florence, Italy
Contact: Palazzo dei Cartelloni
Via Sant’Antonino 11
Florence, Italy 50123
SACI offers semester/year abroad, MFA Studio Art (Painting or Drawing), MFA Photography, MA Art History, Post-Baccalaureate certificate, summer studies. NASAD accredited. Courses in studio art, art history, art conservation, design, Italian language and culture.
College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
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 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
Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
24 Eliot Street
Boston, MA 02130
Lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity. Adults: wood/furniture, fibers/fashion, book/paper arts, mixed media, fine arts. Children: after-school, weekend classes, Summer Program. They also partner with Boston’s public schools, libraries, and community centers. Excellent faculty, welcoming environment.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Contact: Candy Haskell, registrar
P.O. Box 518
Deer Isle, ME 04627
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. Haystack is pleased to welcome Paul Sacaridiz, the school’s new director.
Lesley University College of Art and Design
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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 Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Winter classes and workshops for adults and teens, beginners to advanced, are offered by ceramics, painting, metalworking, woodworking, weaving, polymer clay/beading, decorative arts/basketry, needle arts and photography guilds. Taught by respected local artists in well-equipped studios, covering a full range of skills.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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 massart.edu.
New Art Center in Newton
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460
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. Programs are available during February and April vacation weeks, as well as our extensive summer arts program for children and teens.
New England School of Fine Art
51 Union Street, #004
Offers classes and workshops in traditional methods of drawing and painting. Bargue and cast, figure and portrait, landscape, still life, cartooning.
New Hampshire Institute of Art
148 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03104
New Hampshire Institute of Art is a non-profit, private college of creative arts offering three programs: Undergraduate (Bachelor of Fine Arts), Graduate (Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Arts in Arts Education), and Community Education (non-degree community-based workshops and classes). The Community Education Program offers over 100 weekly classes and workshops for a variety of experience levels from beginner to semi-professional.
North Bennet Street School
150 North Street
Boston, MA 02109
Full-time programs and continuing education workshops in bookbinding, cabinet and furniture making, carpentry, jewelry making and repair, locksmithing and security technology, piano technology, preservation carpentry, and violin making and repair. Register now for continuing education workshops; 10% discount for early registration for most workshops. Apply today for full-time enrollment.
Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education
345 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
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.
Stonybrook Fine Arts
24 Porter Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Teen and adult classes in welding, foundry, jewelry, stone, figure sculpture and mold
making. Commissions welcome, shop time available.
The Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
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, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and more.
The Putney School Summer Programs
Contact: Studio Arts & Writing Week
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, VT 05346
Featuring studio arts intensives August 7–13 in fiber arts, metal jewelry, blacksmithing, painting, glass arts, and creative writing. Located on a 500-acre hilltop farm in southern Vermont. Also offering programs for high school students June 26–August 5.
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
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.
Western Connecticut State University MFA in Visual Arts
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
MFA in Painting, Illustration or Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. New state-of-the-art
facility, private studios, distinguished faculty and visiting artists, individual and group critiques, scholarships and teaching assistantships, museum and studio internships, thesis exhibitions in Connecticut and New York City.
Workshops and Residencies
Artist Workshops with Lorna Ritz, MFA
Contact: Valley View Studio, Contact: Gregory Chilenski
44 Amherst Road
Pelham, MA 01002
Technical and aesthetic instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. Year-long series of six-week classes, each session three hours. Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings. Maximum six students. For more information, call (207) 975-2659.