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Youth Programs

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

Winter Session
January 18-19, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am - 3:30pm

Spring Session
March 6 - May 8
Fridays, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Dual Enrollment >

For students in Grades 11-12

Saturday Studios > 

For students in Grades 3-12
March 21 - May 9, 2020, Saturdays, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Xtreme! Week >

For students Grades 7-12, offered during April school vacation week. April 20-24, 2020

artward bound

Artward Bound >

A free intensive four-year arts and academic program for underrepresented high school students from Boston Public Schools

Summer Programs

Creative STUDIOS >

For those entering Grades 7-9

Summer Intensives >

For those entering Grades 10-12

pre-college summer Studios >

For those entering Grades 11-12

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 in your registration form if you would like to request a scholarship. You will be asked to provide family financial information (required) and a letter of support from an art teacher or mentor (recommended, but not 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.

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 day prior to the start of the program. If the request to cancel is received on or after the program start 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.

Drop-off & Pick-up Policy 

After registration, parents/guardians will receive additional information about parking, drop-off and pick-up procedures, including a map and driving directions, and a pick-up authorization form for students under 12.

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

Students under 12 will be released only to authorized individuals listed on the pick-up authorization form. Parents/guardians must fill out the form and return it to MassArt before the first class.

Contact •  617.879.7170

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 in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Enterprise Holdings, and Lucretia Philanthropic Fund.