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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, 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

(617) 349-8300

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

(781) 862-9696

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
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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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.

New England School of Fine Art

51 Union Street, #004

Worcester, MA


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

(603) 836-2517

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

(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.


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.


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

(603) 730-2143

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.

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Sumner Studio

The 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.


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

(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.


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