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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.

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College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

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 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 and more. They also offer full- and half-day summer camps each week for kids 5–12.

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

130 Waltham Street

Lexington, MA 02421

(781) 862-9696

Classes and workshops for adults and teens, beginners to advanced are offered by their ceramics, painting, metalworking, woodworking, 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 can explore a variety of art processes and media, and develop technical skills. Extensive Summer Arts Program available for children and teens.

North Bennet Street School

150 North Street

Boston, MA 02113

(617) 227-0155 or

Full-time programs and workshops in bookbinding, cabinet and furniture making, carpentry, jewelry making, locksmithing, piano technology, preservation carpentry, and violin making. 15% discount for new workshop students. Register now for summer workshops. Apply today for full-time enrollment.

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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 active and open for enrollment. See website for new workshop details and additional information.


The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Art

24 Eliot Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 524-3313

Classes and workshops starting throughout the year, plus summer intensives and summer programs for children. Woodworking, furniture, upholstery, home repair, fiber arts, sewing, fashion, painting, drawing, book and paper arts, photography and more. All ages welcomed.

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.


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

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

Fine Arts Work Center

24 Pearl Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-9960

Summer Workshops in Provincetown: June 14–August 28, 2015

The Fine Arts Work Center offers over 75 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.

Mark Adams, Long Point Swimmer (detail), 2014. oil, acrylic, ink,
pencil on hardwood panel, 18x24". 2015 Summer Program faculty member.

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.

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.


Northeast Art Workshops and Retreats

19 Kettle Cove Lane, Building C7

Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 729-4970

Bring your creativity to new levels with the teachings of internationally-acclaimed artist instructors. Supportive, fun and comfortable atmosphere with 24-hour access. All levels welcome and all students give rave reviews. See website for full workshop listing details.


Oil Painting Workshops with Pamela Dulong Williams

315 Main Street

South Berwick , ME 03908

(603) 205-1727

Paint People Places and Things with Pamela duLong Williams. Five-day plein-air workshops in Block Island, RI; Portsmouth, NH; and Star Island in June 2015. Three- and five-day portrait workshops in Kittery, ME in July 2015. Classes limited.



Rock Gardens Inn Summer Art Workshops

P.O. Box 178

Sebasco Estates, ME 04565

(207) 389-1339

Located on a private peninsula situated on Casco Bay, there is a diversity of landscape to inspire artists of all levels. Four- and five-day watercolor and oil painting workshops at all inclusive rates.


Split Rock Cove

Contact: Sandy Weisman

26 Split Rock Cove

S. Thomasto, ME 04858

(207) 596-7624

26 Split Rock Cove, a private arts community in mid-coast Maine, is offering 2015 summer workshops in poetry, drawing, book making, painting, and encaustics. Visit the website for more information.

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Sumner Studio

Blue Hill, ME

(941) 957-3728

experience pine • experience maine
Asian ink painting workshop & retreat

Sumi-e painters, watercolorists and enthusiastic beginners. Study pine. Paint pine. Relax and be inspired. Spend a week with artist Pamela Sumner on a beautiful five-acre property of majestic pines in mid-coast Maine. Includes vacation accommodations, delicious meals, workshops and supplies. September 12–19.


The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School

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

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.


Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

Wethersfield, CT

(860)n 436-9857


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