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Studio Art Centers International (SACI)—Florence, Italy

Contact: Palazzo dei Cartelloni

Via Sant’Antonino 11

Florence, Italy 50123

(212) 248-7225

(212) 248-7222

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.



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, BS, BFA, B.Arch*, MA, MFA, MAT, and M.Arch degree programs in 30 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.



Valley View Studio

Pelham, MA


Technical and aesthetic instruction: A critical approach to your painting and drawing. Year long series of six-week classes, each session 3 hours. Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings. Max 6 students


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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.

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

24 Eliot Street

Boston, MA 02130

(617) 524-3313

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

(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. Haystack is pleased to welcome Paul Sacaridiz, the school’s new director.

Johns Hopkins University M.A. in Museum Studies

1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, CT 20036

(844) 417-0874

Offering a perspective on the theory and practice of museums in a changing technological, social and political environment while emphasizing technology’s critical role in today’s museum.

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

130 Waltham Street

Lexington, MA 02421

(781) 862-9696

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

(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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Mystic Arts Center

9 Water St

Mystic, CT

(860) 536-7601 x213

(860) 536-0610

Mystic Arts Center is the premier southeastern Connecticut location for drawing and painting classes. Courses take place in their riverside studios in scenic downtown Mystic. Instruction by community and Master artists spans beginner to advanced. Open daily 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

New Art Center in Newton

61 Washington Park

Newtonville, MA 02460

(617) 964-3424

The New Art Center offers more than 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. 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

Worcester, MA


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

(866) 241-4918

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

(617) 227-0155 or or

Full-time programs and continuing education classes 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. Open House November 20 and 21, 2015.

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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 welding, foundry, jewelry, stone, figure sculpture and mold
making. Commissions welcome, shop time available.


The House of Colors

667 Washington Street

Brookline, MA 02446

(617) 365-5625

Adult classes on painting, art journaling and visualization design. Art Lounge Saturdays 6–9 p.m.: Create Art, Wine and Conversation. Artist Critiques. Also kids/teens classes.

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.

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