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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MassArt has made the decision to move all Summer 2020 Youth Programs online.
Course availability and FAQs will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis. We appreciate your patience.
July 6-17, 2020
Morning Sessions: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration for Creative Studios is available from May 20th to June 24th.
If your student registered for the program prior to May 20th, you do not need to resubmit a registration form. Your space in the program is confirmed.
Creative Studios is a fun and challenging program for young artists entering grades 7-9 who have a desire to expand their knowledge in the visual arts. Daily studio classes allow students to experience the rigor and excitement of art making by introducing techniques, skills and habits that are fundamental to successful work. For students of all abilities, Creative Studios classes span a range of disciplines and interests for younger artists.
Students may attend Creative Studios for the full day, or for morning or afternoon sessions only.
MassArt Youth Programs will be offered virtually in Summer 2020. Online studio offerings will include:
Live presentations from faculty and daily check-ins
Time for creative art making, both independently and in class
Break out sessions in small groups
One-on-one and group critiques with faculty
Online resources such as virtual museum tours, TED Talks, external demo videos, “visiting” artists, virtual collaborations, etc.
Every studio will utilize Google Classroom and Zoom. Zoom will be used for the virtual meetings, and Google Classroom will be where the assignments are posted, and other class content will live.
Program Information AND COST
- Half-Day Program Fee: $639
- Full-Day Program Fee: $1,278
Prices have been reduced as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A $100 non-refundable deposit must be sent upon enrollment confirmation (emailed 2-3 weeks after submitting a registration form).
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.
Scholarships are based on financial need and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a scholarship for Summer 2020, please email us at email@example.com by May 30th with the following information: Student first and last name, program, a copy of your most recent tax return (SSNs removed), and a short statement about why you are requesting financial assistance. Due to limited availability, we are unable to accept new scholarship requests after May 30th.
Full program cost, less the deposit, will be refunded if the request to drop is received in writing to the firstname.lastname@example.org email one week prior to the start of the program. If the request to cancel is received after this date, you will be responsible for the balance due. MassArt reserves the right to cancel courses in the event of an insufficient number of registrations. You will receive a full refund in the event that a course is cancelled for this reason.
Studios run Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 12:00pm.
Lectures, demonstrations and small group activities that focus on the methods and concepts that help us design buildings will be part of the daily agenda. Students will receive a kit containing basic tools and model-making materials designed specifically for this course. The entire course will be conducted via real time video sharing and other basic means of connectivity.
Drawing Fundamentals (Grades 7-9)
Learn different tools to develop drawing skills and techniques and expand your visual vocabulary! This class covers the basics of linear and aerial perspective, as well as a number of traditional and less conventional approaches to composition and drawing. Technology needed to participate in this course includes: a phone to take and send pictures of drawings; either a phone, an iPad/tablet, or a computer with a camera to access Zoom sessions; and earbuds.
Fashion Design (Grades 7-9)
Learn how to reinvent your wardrobe! In this class, students explore hand sewing techniques and basic pattern making to deconstruct, alter, and combine garments into one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. Supplies needed include: hand sewing needles, thimble, thread, sharp scissors for fabric, seam ripper, and garments to take apart and reinvent.
Studios run Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.
Comic Book Art (Grades 7–9)
This studio class focuses on the art of sequential comics. Learn how to translate sketches into clear, dynamic and entertaining comics. Focus on story structure and style, and find your own voice in the ever-changing world of comic art. Technology needed to participate in this course includes: a phone to take and send pictures of drawings; either a phone, an iPad/tablet, or a computer with a camera to access Zoom sessions; and earbuds.
Traditional ideas of observation will be pushed as students work with all five senses. Following demos, group discussion, and virtual peer collaboration, students explore what it means to make a painting today, in an online art class.