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College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Road

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.

Endicott College

Contact: Fine Arts Department, School of Visual and Performing Arts

376 Hale Street

Beverly, MA 01915

(800) 325-1114 (Chair of Fine Arts),

The Endicott College, Fine Arts Department is nationally accredited by NASAD and offers the BFA in Art Therapy and Studio Art with concentrations in Art Education, Painting and Drawing, Ceramics/Sculpture, and Intermedia. Endicott is known for the Portfolio and Professional Practices course that prepares students for a full semester internship at some of the best regional and national art institutions, museums, art centers and artist residency programs.

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

130 Waltham St.

Lexington, MA 02421

(781) 862-9696

Classes and workshops for adults and teens, beginner to advanced, are offered in Ceramics, Painting, Metalworking, Woodworking, Polymer/Beading, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts/Basketry and Photography 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 Hampshire Institute of Art

148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104

(844) 205-6442

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. Today, NHIA has grown to become the third largest art and design college in all of New England. NHIA offers undergraduate (BFA), graduate (MFA, MAT, and MAAE), and community education programs serving more than 2,000 students annually.


North Bennet Street School

150 North Street

Boston, MA 02109

tel: (617) 227-0155

Expand your art through intensive, hands-on training and an inspiring community. NBSS offers beginner through advanced classes in Bookbinding, Calligraphy, Jewelry Making, Musical Instruments, Furniture Making, Carpentry, and Preservation. Full-time programs also available. Join NBSS for their annual Open House, November 18–19, 2016.


Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education

345 South Main Street

Providence, RI 02903

tel: (401) 454-6200

fax: (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, jewelry, foundry, stone carving, mold making, and figure modeling. Custom workshops and tours available. Join them during their Holiday Open House and Aluminum Pour on Sunday, December 4 from 3–7 p.m.

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University of New Hampshire, Department of Art and Art History

Contact: Paul Creative Arts Center

30 Academic Way

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862-2190

The Department of Art and Art History offers a MFA in Painting degree for students who are prepared to complete their professional training at the highest level. Application deadline: February 15.

University of New Hampshire, Department of Art and Art History

Contact: Paul Creative Arts Center

30 Academic Way

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862-2190

The Department of Art and Art History offers a MFA in Painting degree for students who are prepared to complete their professional training at the highest level. Application deadline: February 15.


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.

Western Connecticut State University MFA in Visual Arts

181 White Street

Danbury, CT 06810

(203) 837-8881

MFA in Painting, Illustration or Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. New state-of-the- art facility, private studios, distinguished faculty and visiting artists, individual and group critiques, scholarships and teaching assistantships, museum and studio internships, thesis exhibitions in Connecticut and New York City.

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Workshops and Residencies

Arts & Cultural Travel

210 Washington Street

Sherborn, MA 01770

(617) 855-9209

Arts & Cultural Travel is about the state of mind known as flow–the creative place where time stands still. Their focus is on experiential travel through cultural explorations, the arts, culinary samplings, and wellness workshops. Lightly structured, small-group workshops led by a host of amazing instructors are crafted to help you tap into your creative place while rediscovering the fine art of play.

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Mystic Museum of Art

9 Water Street

Mystic, CT 06355

(860) 536-7601

Mystic Museum of Art is the premier Southeastern Connecticut location for classes in drawing, painting, and other media. Five-week courses and weekend workshops take place in their river-side studios, located in scenic downtown Mystic. Faculty instruction by their community and Master artists meets the needs of beginners and advanced students.

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Northeast Art Workshops and Retreats

19 Kettle Cove Lane, Building C7

Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 729-4970

Their kind and generous teachers bring beginners and seasoned artists alike to new artistic heights at their highly-acclaimed classes, workshops and retreats. All are welcome to these memorable experiences that last a lifetime. See website for full details of current offerings.


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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