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Spring 2021

Read MassArt's plan: Return to Learning & Making

Curriculum & Program Structure

Academic School Year

Successful portfolio creation is achieved through year long sequential classes that build art/design skills, studio practice, reflection and critique skills, and appreciation of art history. Students are also supported with homework help and one-on-one tutoring.

Grade 9: Artist Toolbox 
This course offers high school freshman the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the visual arts and explore a range of disciplines.

Grade 10: Citizen Artist
This course focuses on building students' understanding of how contemporary art can pose solutions to the challenges faced in society through art and design practices. The course challenges ideas of identity, citizenship, and participation.

Grade 11: Portfolio
This class supports junior students in creating work for a college portfolio, developing both observational drawing skills and more personal conceptual work.

Grade 12: Capstone
This course is the culminating experience for senior students to investigate contemporary art, their own ideas as artists and create a body of work.

Summer Session

A six-week full-day experience with engaging and relevant academic and art classes.

The Artward Bound summer is a six-week, full day experience designed to build art, academic, and social-emotional skills. Students participate in both Artward Bound and Youth Programs classes, take Math and ELA courses to prepare for the next year of high school, and engage in team building challenges.