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Youth Programs

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

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Academic Year Programs

Saturday Studios > 

For students in Grades 3 - 12

Fall 2023 Session
October 14 - December 9, 2023
No class November 25
Spring 2024 Session
March 16 - May 4, 2024

For students in Grades 9 - 12

Fall 2023 Session (Virtual)
October 23 - December 21, 2023
No class November 20 - 23
Spring 2024 Session (Virtual)
March 4 - May 9, 2024
No class April 15 - 18

For students entering grades 9 - 12

Winter 2024 Session (Virtual and On Campus options available)
Session 1: January 13 & 14, 2024
Session 2: February 20 & 21, 2024

april vacation week: spring break >

For students in Grades 7 - 12, offered during Boston Public School's April school vacation week

Spring 2024 Session (Virtual and On Campus options available)
April 16 - 19, 2024

artward bound

Artward Bound >

Artward Bound's mission is clear: bring local voices of color to the forefront of the art industry. Since its start in 2011, Artward Bound has provided Boston students with access to the arts and an enriching pathway to college and beyond through 100% free year-round programming.

Summer Programs

Summer Intensives >

For students entering Grades 10 - 12

Summer 2024 Session (Virtual and On Campus options available)
July 8 - 19, 2024

pre-college summer Studios >

For students entering Grades 11 - 12

Summer 2024 Session (Two options: Virtual or On Campus)
July 22 - August 16, 2024

For students entering Grades 7 - 9

Summer 2024 Session (Two options: Virtual or On Campus)
July 29 - August 9, 2024

Program Information


Generous support from the Civil Society Institute and individuals like you 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, please notify us in writing by emailing no later than the payment due date specified in the "Program Information and Cost" section for each program.


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 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 canceled for this reason. Classes with low enrollment will be canceled at least two weeks before the start of the program.

refund policy

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

Drop-off & Pick-up Policy*

*Applicable for on-campus programs only 

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.


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