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As of March 23 all classes will be taught remotely through the remainder of the semester.

While faculty and staff continue to work remotely, only authorized personnel may access campus facilities. Read the full update.

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Creative Studios

MassArt continues to monitor the evolving situation regarding COVID-19. Visit for the most up-to-date information.

Summer Youth Programs are currently scheduled to run as planned.


July 6-17, 2020

Morning Sessions: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00pm - 4:30pm



Creative Studios is for students in Grades 7-9 of all abilities who have a desire to expand their knowledge in the visual arts. It is a fun but rigorous program for young artists to develop their creative voice and skills in disciplines they love, including painting, sculpture, fashion, architecture, computer animation, and more.

Through daily art classes, visits to nearby museums and studios, and meetings with visiting artists, students learn about making a connection between their own artwork and the world around them.

Students may attend Creative Studios at MassArt for the full day or for mornings or afternoons only.

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Final Friday and Student Exhibition

The final Friday morning session is open to all students in the program from morning and afternoon sessions. Special activities are designed for the morning instead of regular morning and afternoon classes.

From 11:30am to 12:30pm, family and friends are invited to attend the final student exhibition. This celebratory event includes an exhibition of 2D and 3D works and presentations of certificates. Creative Studios ends at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Program Information

  • Half-Day Program Fee: $710
  • Full-Day Program Fee: $1,420

A $100 non-refundable deposit must be sent upon confirmation of class placement.

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. Please indicate in your registration form if you would like to request a scholarship. Please note that you will also be asked to provide family financial information (required). To be considered for a scholarship, please submit a copy of your most recent tax return with your registration form.

Cancellation Policy
Full program cost, less the deposit, will be refunded if the request to drop is received in writing to the email one day prior to the start of the program. If the request to cancel is received on or after the program start 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.

Contact: • 617.879.7170

Class Descriptions

Morning Sessions

Studios run Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 12:00pm.

Architecture and Design (Grades 7–9)
How do we express our ideas about the architecture that surrounds us? What would your dream house look like? This studio includes drawing exercises, structural building projects, exploratory field trips, and the basics of drafting and model building.

Drawing Fundamentals (Grades 7-9)
In this class, students learn different tools to help develop drawing skills and techniques, and expand their visual vocabulary. The class covers basics of linear and aerial perspective, as well as a number of traditional and less conventional approaches to composition and drawing.

Fashion Design (Grades 7-9)
Learn how a piece is created from concept to drawing to construction. Students will translate creative designs into finished garments.

Stop Motion Animation (Grades 7-9)
This studio introduces basic principles of stop motion animation through an exploration of different media and storytelling techniques. Students will gain a breadth of knowledge on various contemporary animators and artists. Class time will be spent working in groups and on individual projects.

Afternoon Sessions

Studios run Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

Comic Book Art (Grades 7–9) - FULL
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, style, and find your own voice in the ever-changing world of comic art.

Painting Fundamentals (Grades 7–9)
Using acrylic paint, students will learn foundational painting techniques. Composition, color, tone, and line will be explored as students work from observation and develop skills in mixing colors. 

Studio Explorations (Grades 7-9)
Draw, paint and sculpt from the the still life, the clothed figure and from imagination. Visits to neighboring museums and galleries provide inspiration and emphasize the connections between students' artwork and exhibited art. Studio work includes 2D and 3D fundamentals. Composition and design elements are discussed and developed.