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April Vacation Week: Spring Break

april Vacation Week Program for grades 7-12

All MassArt Youth Programs will be offered virtually through Spring 2022.


Spring 2022 (ViRTUAL)
April 19 - April 22, 2022

Registration will open January 31, 2022 and close March 27, 2022.


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 April Vacation Week from 9:30 AM-2:30 PM (with a 45-minute break from 12:00-12:45 PM). Students register for one of three classes: Fashion Upcycling, Stories in Motion or Architecture: Creating Space. For a different take on spring cleaning, Fashion Upcycling teaches students to refresh their wardrobe by upcycling garments. For those who enjoy crafting narratives, Stories in Motion explores visual storytelling in everyday life through illustration and moving images. For those of you who enjoy creating and envisioning spaces and places, Architecture would be a good choice.

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


MassArt Youth Programs will be offered virtually through Spring 2022. To participate, students will need access to a computer, laptop, or smartphone with video/camera capabilities, and a reliable internet connection. 

Online studio offerings include:

  • 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
  • Online resources such as virtual museum tours, TED Talks, external demo videos, “visiting” artists, virtual collaborations, etc.

Every studio will utilize Zoom and Google Classroom. Zoom will be used for virtual meetings, and Google Classroom will be used to organize assignments and other class content. More information will be provided in your Orientation Packet.

Program Information AND cost

Spring 2022 Program Fee: $347
Materials and supplies not included in the program fee and are purchased by the participant. Assistance with supplies is available.

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 January 31st, 2022 and close March 27, 2022.

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 (2022)
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 2022 SESSION

Fashion Upcycling (Grades 7-12)
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.

Stories in Motion (Grades 7-12)
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?

Architecture: Creating Space (Grades 7-12)
Architects design spaces and places that can create experiences and can impact communities. Through drawing, modeling, and looking at architecture and spaces around you, students discover their design preferences. How does a designer create a sense of place or community? Through drawings, diagrams and creating 3D models, students will imagine and create their own designs.