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April Vacation Week: Spring Break

A new 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


Take a break this April to explore your surroundings with fresh eyes. Spring vacation looks a little different this year, and at MassArt Youth Programs we’re putting a twist on art making. The Spring Break program offers a creative and supportive environment for students in grades 7-12 to come together and try something new! 

The program will meet Tuesday through Friday during April Vacation Week from 9:30 AM-2:00 PM (with a 45-minute break from 12:00-12:45 PM). Students register for one of two classes: Fashion Upcycling or Stories in Motion. 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.


MassArt Youth Programs will be offered virtually through Summer 2021. 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 to be announced fall 2021

Spring 2021 Program Fee: $330 

For Spring 2021, a $100 non-refundable deposit is included in the program fee. Materials and supplies not included in the program fee and are purchased by the participant.

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 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 (Fall 2021)

Students may cancel their registration up to 21 days (three weeks) prior to the start of the program. Notification of cancellation must be received in writing to MassArt Youth Programs requires notification during this time period in order to allow students to enroll from the waiting list. 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.

Refund Policy (Fall 2021)

Full program fee will be refunded if the request to cancel registration is received in writing to prior to the start of the program. Students who fail to notify MassArt Youth Programs of their registration cancellation prior to the start of the program will not be eligible for a refund.


course descriptions

spring 2021 session (spring 2022 course offerings to be announced fall 2021)
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?