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2024 TAB institute

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Join us in Boston for the 2024 TAB Institute, “Reduce, Remix, Reimagine”

We will investigate sustainable practices in the studio by upcycling consumable materials for art-making, reducing the need for new supplies. We’ll also reimagine our own art-making by finding inspiration from guest artists who work with sustainable materials and remix our current pedagogy with new learning to bring back to our studio classrooms.

This year we will introduce a new cohort group: the Studio cohort, which will be open to past Institute attendees or teachers with 1 year of TAB classroom experience. The Studio cohort will focus on the creation and maintenance of the studio classroom and personal art-making. They will be responsible for creating and taking down the studio, as well as helping run the studio during open hours.

For questions, please contact MassArt's Office of Professional and Continuing Education at


  • Content for both beginning and experienced practitioners
  • Cohort groups for elementary and secondary, as well as a new cohort focused on studio practice
  • Participant-led content and exhibitions
  • Focus on sustainable art-making
  • TAB instructional practices, assessment tools, and strategies
  • Studio center introductions and demonstrations
  • Teachers as makers in the art studio
  • Visiting artists 


  • Fully in person
  • July 22 - 27
  • 3 graduate credits or non-credit
  • On campus shared housing: arrive Sunday, July 21 & depart Saturday, July 27
  • Participants meet with cohort groups


  • For on campus shared housing, arrive Sunday, July 21. Check-in is 11 am - 2 pm. Please notify us if you will be arriving outside this timeframe.
  • Classes are Monday - Friday, July 22 to July 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, with optional studio evenings.
  • Cohort meetings and a group activity will be offered Sunday, July 21 starting at 4 pm

program cost and registration

TAB Non-credit Course Cost: $1,045
TAB Graduate 3 Credit Course Tuition: $2,655

Refund Policy

  • Students who withdraw before June 1 will receive a refund of all payments.
  • A request in writing (email to to withdraw from the course is required.


On-campus shared rooms are available in MassArt's Tree House Residence Hall. Each room has two beds and a shared bath. They are available Sunday through Saturday (the program concludes on Saturday). Linens are provided; residents will bring their own toiletries.

Housing Costs

  • 2024 cost: $400


Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers graduate credits and issues an official transcript for work completed in the 2024 TAB Summer Institute. A Certificate of Completion may be used for MA Professional Development Points.

requirements for 3 Graduate Credits 2024

  • Pre-institute online components including reading, reflection and writing.  
  • Attend a minimum of 135 hours combined class time, pre-institute work, and studio time.
  • Share a demo in Studio and/ or present at the unconference on Thursday.
  • Complete a final project. Past projects have included class websites, room design plans, curriculum mapping, and advocacy brochures.


MassArt is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for documented physical and learning disabilities. Requests for any accommodation should be made two months before the start of the course

About the Program

The Institute comprises classroom and studio activities, exhibits, and a pre-institute component.  Throughout the week some sessions will be open to all attendees while others are specific to age level cohorts (elementary, middle, high school). Additional workshops are offered daily with a range of topics. Students may enroll for 3 graduate credits or professional development points.


The pre-institute component takes place online in June, and is required for those taking the course for graduate credit. The readings, resources, and forum discussions prepare students for the institute by providing extensive information and building community.


TAB Teacher Participants Exhibit
On the last full day of the Institute artworks created by participants during the week will be on display.

Studio Center Installations
Experienced TAB teachers are encouraged to share studio centers or media introductions at the TAB Institute. These will be installed in the studios for use by attendees. Materials and tools will be provided to those teachers who want to set up a studio center while traveling with limited space.