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College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
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.
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. Blacksmithihng, ceramics, glass, graphics, metals, textiles, wood, writing, and more. Scholarships available. Residency and Scholarship applicant deadline: March 1. General applicant deadline: April 1. All levels.
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 St.
Lexington, MA 02421
Classes and workshops, adults and teens, beginners to advanced offered in well-equipped studios. Their winter program includes: painting (all mediums), mixed media, collage, polymer clay, bird carving, photography, ceramics, teen pottery, metalsmithing, metal clay, figure drawing, photography, woodworking and a vacation art camp for middle schoolers.
Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
The Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s (PAAM) serves students of all experience levels, offering yearround programming including workshops, lectures, and free classes for children, all led by instructors who are practicing professional artists. Please visit paam.org/edu for more information and to browse our current workshops.
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
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460
The New Art Center offers more than 125 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. They also have an extensive summer arts program for children and teens.
New Hampshire Institute of Art
148 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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
Elevate your art, or explore an entirely new discipline. NBSS offers intensive, hands-on training and an inspiring community. Beginner through advanced classes in Bookbinding, Jewelry Making, Musical Instruments, Furniture Making, Carpentry, and Preservation. Located in Boston’s historic North End neighborhood.
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.
Stonybrook Fine Arts
24 Porter Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Teen and adult classes in welding, jewelry, foundry, stone carving, mold making, and figure modeling. Custom workshops and tours available.
The Putney School
Contact: Summer Arts Adult Studio Arts Week
418 Houghton Brook Road
Putney, VT 05346
Join them August 6–12 at The Putney School for a one-week arts intensive, featuring workshops in Blacksmithing, Creative Writing, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Metal Jewelry, and Painting. Also offering studio programs for high school students June 25–August 4.
University of Massachusetts Lowell Art & Design
Contact: Mahoney Hall
870 Broadway Street, Suite #1
Lowell, MA 01854
The Art & Design Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell welcomes high school and transfer students of promising artistic talent into a rigorous, career-driven, four-year B.F.A. program. This degree with concentrations in Studio Art and Graphic Design prepares students for careers in animation, digital imaging, drawing, graphic design, interactive media, painting, photography, sculpture and web design.
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
MFA in Painting, Illustration or Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. New state-of-theart 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.
Workshops and Residencies
Arts & Cultural Travel
210 Washington Street
Sherborn, MA 01770
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.
Guatemala. Photo:Sharon Blomgren.
Northeast Art Workshops and Retreats
19 Kettle Cove Lane, Building C7
Gloucester, MA 01930
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.