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Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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.
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. We also offer full- and half-day summer camps each week for kids 5-12.
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
Classes and workshops for adults and teens, beginners to advanced, are offered by ceramics, painting, metalworking, woodworking, weaving, polymer clay/beading, decorative arts, needle arts and photography guilds. Taught by respected local artists in well-equipped studios, and cover a full range
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 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.
New England School of Fine Art
51 Union Street, #004
Offering day and evening classes and workshops in traditional methods of drawing and painting.
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Contact: Summer Landscape Photography and Painting Artist Retreat
149 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03104
This year’s Summer Landscape Artist Retreat will be located in the picturesque Mount Monadnock region of New Hampshire. From August 9 – 14, NHIA is offering two intensive workshops: Landscape Painting with Patrick McCay, and Digital Landscape Photography with Gary Samson. Students in each workshop will visit multiple sites around Mt. Monadnock during the day and have studio access and critique in the evening. Lodging is available.
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 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.
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
Ellis River Art Studios LLC
211 Main Street
Jackson, NH 03846
Select upcoming events: Aline Ordman: Plein air workshop, September 2015; Don Andrews: Figure workshop, May 2016. Memberships available soon for 30-by-50-inch Conrad printing press and pottery studio. Lodging packages available.
The Blue Hill, ME
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.
Teacher Art Retreat
77 Tide Mill Road
Hampton, NH 03842
August 10–12: Relax and work within the arts while earning professional development. Each workshop in mask making, storytelling, book making and visual arts is built for educators to try new methods and reinvent previous skills. For more information, visit:
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
10 Meetinghouse Road & 1 Depot Road P.O. Box 756
Truro, MA 02666
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.