Adult art classes currently enrolling for:

Weekend Workshops

10/5, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16-11/17, 12/7, 12/14

Workshops are a great way to try something new, spending a whole day experimenting and sharing with fellow artists. They also allow our instructors to offer more unusual and expansive art-making opportunities to our students.

Our diverse faculty pool allows students to study painting, drawing and other media with instructors from many backgrounds and perspectives.

New! Family Workshops! Spend a few hours with loved ones of all ages in these relaxed mini-workshops.

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Courses are available for all levels

Registration process—all registration is done using Framingham State University’s class registration portal.

 
Session number + Dates
Instructor(s)
Class
 
Level
Price
Sat. Oct. 5
Chemigram Workshop
All levels
$75
Meets once, Sat. Oct. 5 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 

Join award winning photographer, Marky Kauffmann, as she presents a workshop/lecture featuring her unique process for creating what she calls chemigrams.   Her Dressings series, which are part of the Danforth Museum’s exhibit Dressed, stem from mistakes made during the black and white photo process. This workshop will explore the creative potential of fixer to create one of a kind images. Using various types of black and white photo papers, bleeding tissue papers of many colors, and light, Kauffmann will take students on a journey into the magic of chemigrams and camera-less photography. Chemigram Workshop Updated Supply List- Marky Kauffman

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Sat. Oct. 26
Mia Cross
Planes of Color/Portrait Workshop
Advanced Intermediate
$100
Meets Once, Sat. Oct. 26 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 

Join Boston area artist Mia Cross as she presents her oil painting process with portraiture. Students will work from a pre-printed photograph or live self-portrait. Learn to use a palette knife, see and invent color, and divide the face into simplified planes. This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced students. Planes of Color/Portrait Workshop Supply List

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Sat. Nov. 2
Workshop: Attire/Autobiography/Art
All levels
$100
Meets once, Sat. Nov. 2 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 

Treat yourself to a day with artist Merill Comeau in this wonderful workshop exploring ideas around identity, storytelling and textiles. Merill is a sought after instructor who will lead participants through a series of exercises designed to draw out stories of self/family/life experiences using specific garments as medium. She will demonstrate and teach her techniques for altering and embellishing the garment as a way of transforming it into an original and meaningful piece of artwork. Students should bring one or more garments that have personal significance for transformation. No experience required. Limited to 12 participants. Attire/Autobiography/Art Workshop Supply List

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Sat. Nov. 16 & Sun. Nov. 17
Workshop: Using Collage and Mixed-Media as Studies for Paintings
Advanced Intermediate
$175
2 days, Sat. Nov. 16 & Sun. Nov. 17 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 

Creating studies before beginning a painting is a good practice for resolving issues related to color relationships, negative space and compositional elements. Join renown Boston artist Nan Hass Feldman as she leads you in a series of collage & mixed-media exercises designed to help develop impactful compositions to be translated into paintings. This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advanced level students and meets two days on the weekend. Workshop: Using Collage and Mixed-Media as Studies for Paintings Supply List

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Saturday, December 7 1-3 p.m.
Family Workshop: Altered Photo Cards
Adults All levels
$25 per family
Meets once, December 7
 

Using a found image or photocopied portrait from your phone, we will add pastels and collage materials to transform the images into original greeting cards. Limited to 30 participants. Price includes up to 4 participants per family, and $5 each additional member.

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Saturday, December 14 1-3 p.m.
Family Workshop: Yarn Sphere Ornaments
Adults All levels
$25 per family
Meets once, December 14
 

Inspired by the sculptures on display in the museum by Jodi Colella, we will create our own sculpture/ornaments using yarn, beads and other found objects.  Limited to 30 participants.Price includes up to 4 participants per family, and $5 each additional member.

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