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Workshops and Residencies
Etruscan Places Tuscany, Italy
Contact: Joe Vinson or Maddine Insalaco
10 Ashland Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Buonconvento, Montalcino, Murlo, and Roman Campagna. One-week intensive landscape painting workshops in idyllic Italian locations. Four distinct courses. May–October. Instruction supported by slide lectures and museum visits. College credit available. All levels. Class limit: Twelve.
Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Established in 1929, Academy of Art University, the nation’s largest private accredited art university, offers AA, BA, BFA, B.ARCH*, MA, MFA, and M.ARCH degrees in: acting, advertising, animation and visual effects, architecture, art education, art history, fashion, fashion journalism, fashion styling, fine art, game design, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interior architecture and design, jewelry and metal arts, landscape architecture, motion pictures and television, multimedia communications, music for visual media, photography, visual development, and web design and new media. *B.Arch is currently in candidacy status.
Academy of Realist Art, Boston
112 South Street, floors 2 & 3
Boston, MA 02111
Utilizing techniques modeled on the 19th Century European academies, they offer an intensive curriculum dedicated to the training of today's realist artist. The academy's approach transitions students through a rigorous drawing course which sets the foundation to its methodical painting program. Full and part time study available, including weekends and evenings. Open to all ages and skill levels.
Currier Museum Art Center
180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 669-6144 ext.122
Its visual arts programs use the Museum’s collections to cultivate and broaden students’ artistic skills. Classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, school vacation art camps for ages five to 14, plus teen intensives. See more at
New Art Center in Newton
Contact: Andrew Royer
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460
Connect with Art. Classes for all ages in painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, fiber arts, monotype, photography and more offered in fall, winter and spring terms. Vacation programs for children and teens. Exhibiting opportunities for artists and curators and free family gallery visits.
North Bennet Street School
39 North Bennet Street
Boston, MA 02113
Full-time programs and workshops 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 8–9.
Paul Ingbretson Studio of Painting and Drawing
55 South Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Classic atelier training for the serious artist. Students work at their own pace. Regularly scheduled critique and instruction. All ages and skill levels. Study as often and as long as you like. Paul Ingbretson, a living master of the Boston School.
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.
School for American Crafts Rochester Institute of Technology
73 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
BFA and MFA degrees are offered in Ceramics, Furniture Design, Glass, and Metals/Jewelry Design. An AOS in Furniture Design is also available. SAC students enjoy cutting-edge studios for designing, forming, and finishing clay, glass, metal and wood. RIT’s renowned faculty members are active practitioners who help students develop the technical skills, aesthetic expertise, and conceptual clarity needed to express their personal creative visions along the entire spectrum from design to sculpture.
The Putney School Summer Programs Adult Studio Arts & Writing Week
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, VT 05346
Featuring studio intensives in fiber arts, blacksmithing, painting, creative writing, metalwork and jewelry, August 4–10. Located on a 500-acre hilltop farm in southern Vermont. Also offering programs for high school students June 23–August 2.
UMass Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
tel: (508) 999-9295
fax: (508) 999-9126
University of Massachusetts, Lowell Art Department
71 Wilder Street, Suite 8
Lowell, MA 01854
University of New Hampshire, Department of Art and Art History
30 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824
MFA in painting; BFA in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and furniture wood design; BA in studio art and art history.
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
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.
Stonybrook Fine Arts
24 Porter Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Stonybrook Fine Arts offers classes, shop time and commissions in welding, bronze casting, jewelry, small metal casting, mold making, live figure modeling and stone carving. Interactive school tours, team building workshops, birthday parties and after school teen classes are also available.