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Youth Programs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MassArt has made the decision to move all Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Youth Programs online. 

Course availability and FAQs will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis. We appreciate your patience.

MassArt believes in the importance of a quality arts education beginning in elementary school. We offer affordable, diverse programs for students in grades 3-12 that give students the ability to access the power of the arts for their future success.

Academic Year Programs

Portfolio Development >

For students in Grades 9-12

Fall 2020 Session (Virtual)
October 13-December 14, 2020
Winter Portfolio Prep Workshop 2021 (Virtual)
January 16-17, 2021

Saturday Studios > 

For students in Grades 3-12

Fall 2020 Session (Virtual)
October 24-December 12, 2020

Xtreme! Week >

For students in Grades 7-12, offered during April school vacation week

Spring 2021 Session
To be announced Fall 2020

artward bound

Artward Bound >

Artward Bound is a free four-year college access program that prepares 9-12th grade Boston-area students interested in art and design with the artistic, academic, and life skills needed to thrive in college and beyond. 

Summer Programs

Creative STUDIOS >

For students entering Grades 7-9

Summer 2021 Session
To be announced Fall 2020

Summer Intensives >

For students entering Grades 10-12

Summer 2021 Session
To be announced Fall 2020

pre-college summer Studios >

For students entering Grades 11-12

Summer 2021 Session
To be announced Fall 2020

Program Information



Generous support from the Civil Society Institute and the NEA contribute to the available financial aid for students in need of assistance.

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).

If the scholarship amount awarded does not meet your financial needs and you do not plan to accept the award, you must notify us in writing or you will forfeit your deposit. Deadlines for notification are ten days prior to the program start date.



Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund today. Your generous support enables over 140 young artists and art-lovers who may not otherwise have access to the arts to participate in our programs each year. 

Donate to Youth Programs

Access to Youth Programs made possible by generous support from the Civil Society and contributions from individuals to the Youth Programs Scholarship Fund.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Full program cost, less the deposit, will be refunded if the request to drop is received in writing to the 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.

*One month for Pre-College Summer Studios


Drop-off & Pick-up Policy*

Included in their orientation packet, parents/guardians will receive additional information about parking, drop-off and pick-up procedures, a map of campus, driving directions, and a pick-up authorization form for students under 12 (if applicable).

Students under 12 will be released only to authorized individuals listed on the pick-up authorization form. Parents/guardians must provide a list of authorized individuals on the online registration form.

Students 12 years and older are dismissed directly from their classroom at the end of each class.

*Applicable for on-campus programs only