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Foundry

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Explore the ancient art of bronze casting using state-of-the-art technology. Learn the whole process from molding an object and pouring the bronze, to experimenting with patination finishes. Rubbermold techniques are also discussed. This class is also a wonderful way for the experienced sculptor to cast multiple pieces for a fraction of the cost of a commercial foundry. Learning materials will be provided. Larger scale projects will have additional...

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$525

10 sessions

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Welding

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

An overview covering gas welding, electric arc welding including stick and MIG processes. Students learn techniques and make at least one piece. Learn shop safety procedures and methods, get a good grasp of the shop tools and equipment.  All safety gear is included.

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$505

6 sessions

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Teen Portfolio: Observational Skills

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Students will enhance their observational skills through the exploration of portraiture, figurative, interiors, still lifes and landscapes represented in the MFA’s galleries. Develop creativity and problem solving as students investigate concepts of proportion, balance, composition, perspective and contrast. Class critiques enhance critical inquiry skills while being open to new and diverse perspectives.  Classes meet exclusively in the MFA...

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$420

10 sessions

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Photography Intensive: Shooting in Digital

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Digital photography is a fantastic way to explore your creativity and document your life and the world around you. This class will introduce you to the basic elements that have made photography the unique art from it is. Through in-class, hands-on demonstrations, you will learn about the advantages that digital technology offers and be able to use your camera with greater facility. Students must bring their own DSLR digital camera with manual controls. ...

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$400

10 sessions

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Still Life Oil Painting Intensive

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Learn the fundamental skills of oil painting through the use of this still life painting intensive. The focus will be on basic composition, value with an emphasis on impressionist color relationships.  Previous drawing experience is required. All levels of painting ability are welcome from beginner to advanced students.  Student may work from a still life or individual project. Instruction is on an individual basis.   Students...

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$400

10 sessions

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Basic Drawing

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

This course for beginners provides a strong foundation in drawing skills. Learn how to draw accurately through perspective, proportions and measuring. Line, shape and composition will be explored through the observation of nature. Value will be studied using charcoal. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

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$300

10 sessions

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Casting

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Overview of ancient and contemporary casting techniques used in the creation of jewelry.  Techniques covered: Cuttlefish, sand, broom and lost wax casting.  Bronze is included in the cost of the workshop.

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$345

5 sessions

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Stained Glass 101

Museum of Fine Arts @ 123 Terrace St, Boston, MA

During this two-day weekend workshop, students learn the basic skills of stained glass. Instructors start by teaching students to cut and grind glass. Then, using the American Tiffany Copper Foil technique, students will prepare their objects to be assembled. The final step is to solder the pieces together to create sun-catchers, window panels, or ornaments.  No prior experience necessary, all tools and materials are provided.

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$300

2 sessions

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Drawing and Painting Foundations (Studio and Galleries)

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Weeks alternate between meeting exclusively in the galleries to learn the fundamentals of drawing from observation in graphite, and then charcoal. In the studio classroom, learn the fundamentals of how to make a painting from stretching a canvas and prepping the surface, to a finished work of art.    Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

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$300

11 sessions

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Oil Painting

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Learn the fundamental skills of oil painting through drawing and painting still life. Color relationships, composition and oil painting technique will be emphasized. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. Supply List: Oil Paints (Suggested Colors: Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Viridian, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Mars Black , Titanium White) Walnut or Linseed Oil ...

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$300

10 sessions

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Drawing and Painting Intensive

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Explore a variety of media including oil, acrylic, graphite or colored pencil borrowing from the MFA’s collection and other sources of inspiration. Work on pieces that interest you within themes such as, realism, nature/landscape, trompe l’oeil, interiors, abstracts, and textures. A strong emphasis will focus on composition, color mixing and blending, values, and application. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. Supply...

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$400

10 sessions

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Representational Painting Intensive

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Gain an intimate understanding of how to conceptualize and construct a representational painting. You will develop accurate and expressive painting techniques that explore and develop concepts such as proportion, value structure, shape recognition, primary and tertiary color relationships and mixing compliments. Paint in Oil or Acrylic.  Class will break for a short lunch. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

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$400

12 sessions

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Creative Approach to Watercolor

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Experiment with both wet and dry media to expand your knowledge of materials and techniques and move beyond the fundamentals. We will explore the different aspects of both observational and abstract drawing. Formal practices such as articulation of form, shape, composition, and spatial relationships will help you to improve your skills as you incorporate these practices into your own work.   Students are responsible for providing their...

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$300

10 sessions

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Acrylic Expressionism: Painting Intensive

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Learn and experiment with the unique qualities of acrylic paint. Examine and discuss paintings in the MFA’s collection. In the studio classroom, practice, play, and express yourself through paintings derived from abstraction, representation or your own imagination. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.  Supply List 2 oz. Blick Artist Quality Acrylic Paint: Mars Black, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium...

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$400

10 sessions

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Pastel Drawing

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Pastel has a quality unlike other media. There is a softness of surface and a vibrancy of color that is unique to it. Traditional pastel technique will be covered in this class as you explore techniques to layer color and learn about the uses of soft and hard pastel sticks. Work on various types of paper and discover why colored paper is used frequently by pastel artists. You’ll come to know what fixative is and how it preserves your finished work....

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$300

10 sessions

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Pen and Ink

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Learn to draw in pen and ink. Using dip pen or a reservoir pen, discover the fluid quality and wonderful effects one can achieve with ink.  Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

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$300

10 sessions

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Painting

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Using still life and other objects from the MFA’s collection, concentrate on color, composition, and style. Work with transparent washes in watercolor and acrylics with impasto and stains.  Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

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$300

10 sessions

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Stone Carving

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Learn the ancient art of stone carving with alabaster. Students learn how to see a sculpture in the stone and how to make it come alive. Hand tools such as chisels, files and hammers will be utilized.  Price includes a piece of stone.

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$350

10 sessions

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Drawing and Painting Fundamentals

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Learn to draw from observation in graphite, and then charcoal. In the second half of the session, move on to the fundamentals of how to make a painting from prepping the surface, to a finished work of art.   Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

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$300

10 sessions

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Watercolor Intensive

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

Explore the expressive potential of watercolor painting: study color, composition, form, and transparency, and learn techniques such as washes, wet-in-wet, dry brush, and color mixing. Class includes gallery visits, group discussions, and guidance in developing personal imagery.   Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

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$400

10 sessions

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