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Contact: Via Castellina 104

Casoli, Camaiore /LU/ 55041

, Italy

(207) 283-1630

Instructors: Susan Amons, Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Gedy Moody. Workshops in painting, drawing, cold wax, located on Tuscan Mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.



College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Road

North 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.

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

24 Eliot Street

Boston, MA 02130

(617) 524-3313

Lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity. Adults: wood/furniture, fibers/fashion, book/paper arts, mixed media, fine arts. Children: after-school, weekend classes, Summer Program. They also partner with Boston’s public schools, libraries, and community centers. Excellent faculty, welcoming environment.


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, covering 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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Mystic Arts Center

9 Water St

Mystic, CT

(860) 536-7601

Mystic Arts Center is the premier southeastern Connecticut location for drawing and painting classes. Courses take place in their riverside studios in scenic downtown Mystic. Instruction by community and Master artists spans beginner to advanced. Open daily 11 a.m.–5 p.m.


New Art Center in Newton

61 Washington Park

Newtonville, MA 02460

(617) 964-3424

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. Programs are available during February and April vacation weeks, as well as our extensive summer arts program for children and teens.

New Hampshire Institute of Art

148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104

(866) 241-4918

Since 1898, NHIA has proudly provided community education in the arts. With campuses in Manchester and Sharon, NH, we offer weekly classes, art educator summer retreats, precollege programs, certificate programs and more, designed to fit your level of curiosity, experience, and available time. NHIA also offers Bachelors and Masters degree programs.



North Bennet Street School

150 North Street

Boston, MA 02109

(617) 227-0155

617.227.9292 or

Learn the art of fine craftsmanship through hands-on classes in bookbinding, carpentry, cabinet & furniture making, jewelry making & repair, locksmithing & security technology, piano technology, preservation carpentry, and violin making & repair. They encourage individual growth and technical mastery, while promoting the appreciation of craft across all disciplines. Register now for full-time programs or for continuing education courses.

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Stonybrook Fine Arts

24 Porter Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 522-3331

Teen and adult classes in welding, foundry, jewelry, stone, figure sculpture and mold
making. Commissions, custom workshops, and shop time available. Join them Saturday, May 7 for ArtWeek Boston.



The Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum

460 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-1750

Join an arts community that spans a century of ground-breaking creativity. Year-round opportunities to work with professional local artists, in painting, drawing, art history, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and more.

The Putney School Summer Programs

Contact: Studio Arts & Writing Week

418 Houghton Brook Road

Putney, VT 05346

(802) 387-6297

Featuring studio arts intensives August 7–13 in fiber arts, metal jewelry, blacksmithing, painting, glass arts, and creative writing. Located on a 500-acre hilltop farm in southern Vermont. Also offering programs for high school students June 26–August 5.


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.

Workshops and Residencies

Doing the Work of Your Life: Moving Beyond Fear in Abstract Painting

Contact: Thomaston Academy

Thomaston, ME

(828) 242-5833

Retreat combining yoga and painting taught by Katherine Aimone, Dr. Nancy Hillis, and Letitia Walker. Paint large-scale in huge space. Class limited to 14 students.

July 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30



Fine Arts Work Center

Contact: Summer Workshops in Provincetown: June 12–August 26, 2016

24 Pearl Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

(508) 487-9960 ext.103

(508) 487-9960

The Fine Arts Work Center offers nearly 90 inspiring workshops in visual arts and creative writing. Work with renowned faculty to develop your craft within a supportive community at the tip of Cape Cod’s spiral.


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.


The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center

636 Marble Street, P.O. Box 495

West Rutland, VT 05777

(802) 438-2097

Offering intensive, hands-on sculpture workshops in stone, wood, bronze, glass, steel, clay, pulp paper and other media. Participants are from varied backgrounds, skills and ages. Residencies and exhibition programs are detailed on the website.



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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