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Art Lab

at Art School 99 - Somerville 86 Joy St #37, 2nd Fl, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

Specifically created for total beginners this class starts with basics of composition, color theory and art history leading you to your own world of art and self-discovery! We will discuss all other materials at the first class. Please prepare $5 for the art materials if you don't have your own. These classes are also available in packages of 3,...

Wednesday Jun 26th, 7pm - 9pm

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3 sessions

Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Waterfront Deal

Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Waterfront

at Digital Photo Academy - Boston 1 Central Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts 02110

Composition in the Field: Boston Waterfront Skyline Sunset Shoot The Boston Waterfront is one of the most beautiful, exciting, and enriching locations in all of Boston. Relaxing along the marina, you can gaze at the Boston skyline where the skyscrapers lay reflected in the water, strolling along the wharf, you can visit the New England Aquarium or...

Saturday Sep 7th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

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The Dutch Masters

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

In the 17th century Netherlands there was a "Golden Age" of painting that boasted names like Rembrandt, Franz Hals and Jan Vermeer, not to mention a host of others. In this class, we will enjoy looking at and discussing the great Dutch painters and their work as well as seeking to answer what makes these artist's works so evergreen in popularity.


Sandro Botticelli

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

Although his name is not as famous as some, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is as recognizable to many as The Mona Lisa. But this is an artist who deserves so much more attention. In this class, we’ll pay him his due.


Velazquez: Portraits

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

Diego Velazquez was the only artist allowed to paint the king’s portrait. So what was it about Velazquez’s gift for portraiture that gave him such fame and notoriety? We’ll explore all this and more.


Clay Vessels

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

In this two day intensive students will learn how to form vessels out of slabs of clay and on the wheel. Explore texture, form and function as you construct two unique clay works. Day one will include demonstration and hand-building slab forms out of clay. Day two of the workshop students will explore various finishing techniques from painting underglaze...


Contemporary Practice

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

Each class will begin with viewing short documentaries about contemporary artists, followed by discussion. Remainder of class time will be spent engaged in hands-on work. The classroom will function as a laboratory where participants are encouraged to take risks and to work outside of their "comfort zone". Participants will engage in experiments that...


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Intro to the History

at Museum of Fine Arts - Fenway/Kenmore 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, Massachusetts 02115

This one day workshop will introduce you to a historical survey of classical architecture’s evolution from antiquity through the present day.  Explore historical and contemporary attitudes towards classicism and its relationship to other major architectural traditions throughout history. Supplies will be provided.

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Nuno Felt Scarf

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

Learn the basics of Nuno Felting as you create a beautiful piece of wearable art! Participants will combine beautiful silk chiffons with soft Merino Wool roving using wet felting techniques to form a new soft, durable, luscious fabric. You will leave class with a textured, colorful ,one of a kind scarf. EAC provides all materials.


Looking Within

at Arsenal Center For The Arts - Watertown 321 Arsenal St, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

Take your art practice further by developing your own visual symbolism. This workshop will include discussion, critique and studio work. We will consider the ways of discerning individual visual symbols, meanings and concepts by discovering how your personal history, inclinations, memories and wider concerns can become powerful inspirations and ideas...


Tea Time Potichomania

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

First practiced in the mid-19th century, potichomania (decoupage under glass) was meant to imitate the look of painted porcelain. Join us for this opportunity to socialize over tea, while making your own decorative plate. EAC will supply each participant with a clear glass 12" (?) plate, and decorative papers, paper ephemera - and tea. Participants...


Isabella Stewart Gardner

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

The ISG museum is world famous and many people attend it. But the lady herself was what you might call a "Hot Ticket". Half art history and half museum studies, in this class, it's not just the museum or the collection we're looking at, but also the wild life and times of a woman who was like a movie star before their time.


The German Old Masters

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

The most famous name in German Renaissance art is Albrecht Dürer. But in this class, we will look at some wonderful artists who deserve just as much elocution. Come enjoy a little Teutonic splendor that has been somewhat overlooked.


David Hockney: The Biggest Splash

at Essex Art Center - Lawrence 56 Island St #1, Boston, Massachusetts 01840

Possibly the most important living artist today, David Hockney is a veritable modern master. His work is often mistakenly categorized as Pop-Art but is in fact something altogether different. Come and see how prolific, how brilliant and how special Hockney is in a class that celebrates the man and his work together.


Mastering Matisse

at The New Art Center in Newton - Newtonville 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, Massachusetts 02460

The energy and vigor of his work, from the Matisse Chapel to the beautiful SNAIL, composed of colored paper squares, will be the underpinning of this workshop. Develop new work influenced by the study of Matisse's use of intense color, line, pattern, and shape, using a variety of materials, not all of which were available to the master. Materials...


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