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April Vacation Week: Spring Break

Artwork by Alma Rosado

april Vacation Week Program for grades 7-12

Spring Break starts on April 18!


Spring 2023 (Virtual and on campus)
April 18 - April 21, 2023
Classes run from 10:00am - 3:00pm each day

Registration Period: February 9 - March 26 (on a space available basis)


Take a break this April to explore your surroundings with fresh eyes. Spring Break at MassArt helps us notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. 

The program will meet Tuesday through Friday during Boston Public School's April Vacation Week from 10:00AM - 3:00 PM (with a 45-minute break from 12:00-12:45 PM). Students register for one of four classes.

Spring Break offers a creative and supportive environment for students in grades 7-12 to come together and try something new! 

Program Information AND cost

Spring 2023 Program Fee: $357
Materials and supplies not included in the program fee and are purchased by the participant. Assistance with supplies is available.

Payment is due in full by April 7, 2023.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served and space available basis. Submission of a registration form does not guarantee enrollment in a class. If you submit a registration form and your preferred classes are full, you will be placed on the waiting list and notified as soon as possible if a space becomes available.

Registration will open February 9, 2023 and close March 26, 2023.

Scholarships are based on financial need and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to request a scholarship. To be considered, you will be asked to provide family financial information on the registration form (required).

Cancellation Policy
MassArt reserves the right to cancel courses in the event of an insufficient number of registrations. Students will receive a full refund in the event that a course is cancelled for this reason. Classes with low enrollment will be cancelled at least two weeks before the start of the program.

Dropping & Refund Policy
Students will receive a full refund if the class is dropped at least one week prior to the start date of the class. Students who fail to notify MassArt Youth Programs of their registration cancellation in writing, prior to one week before the start of the program will not be eligible for a refund.

course descriptions

spring 2023 SESSION

Classes are for students in grades 7-12.

Fashion Upcycling with Nahdra Ra and Jeury Rosario (on campus)
Make something to suit yourself. A great way to recycle is to upcycle. Students explore hand sewing techniques and basic pattern making to deconstruct, alter, and combine garments into one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. This class will include hand sewing, fashion illustration, research and sustainability. Upcycle garments to give them a new life. Sewing machines are not necessary for this class.

Printmaking with Danielle Richard (on campus)
Learn about the transfer of imagery through the tradition of printmaking.This elective focuses on the monotype. Experiment with color and composition using a variety of techniques. Students are introduced to sustainable approaches to printmaking, and assist each other in this collaborative art practice.

Life Drawing with Nicholas Johnson (on campus)
Explore traditional and innovative ways to work from life and the human figure. Render the observed world through a variety of creative exercises that explore technical and personal perspectives. The course may be used to strengthen portfolios for college application. A variety of media and styles are presented. All models used in this course will be clothed.

Stories in Motion with Camilo Cardenas and John Quirk (virtual)
Take a look around you and find the stories that are hidden at your fingertips: from your daily routines, to your dreams. Learn to craft a story from your personal experiences. Students will capture video, be introduced to basic animation and film language and editing tools. Collaboration through group discussions and activities will help students unpack their story lines. What's your story?

To participate in this virtual workshop, students will need access to a computer, laptop, or smartphone with video/camera capabilities, and a reliable internet connection. 

Virtual studio offerings include, but are not limited to:

  • Live presentations from faculty and check-ins each class
  • Time for creative art making, both independently and in class
  • Break out sessions in small groups
  • One-on-one and group critiques with faculty

This studio workshop will use Zoom for its meetings.