CLASSES + WORKSHOPS CONTINUING EDUCATION SPRING 2016
2 COURSES + WORKSHOPS
HELLO! WELCOME TO CONTINUING EDUCATION AT THE SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON. JANUARY 21–MAY 9, 2016
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
CE classes begin
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
MONDAY, MARCH 21– SUNDAY, MARCH 27
During spring session:
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Friday, 9 am–5 pm
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 PRESIDENTS’ DAY; No classes
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Cover: Kelly Mitchell, Untitled, 2014. Relief print, tracing paper, pen, colored pencil.
SMFA CE SPRING 2016
TABLE OF CONTENTS
COURSES + WORKSHOPS
DIGITAL MEDIA + WEB DESIGN
GRAPHIC DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION
PHOTO + VIDEO
Henry Funches, Frida, 2015. Acrylic, gold leaf; Carol Gander, Left Behind 2, 2014. Archival inkjet print.
PAINTING CERTIFICATES + PROGRAMS
Our CE programs embrace artists and designers of all ages 14
students, art teachers, individuals ready to take their studio
practice to the next level, and those who are just beginning
to explore art-making. SMFA’s extraordinary faculty, all
SMFA CREDIT/NON-CREDIT COURSES
professional practicing artists or designers, mentor and
PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER STUDIO
and backgrounds—high school students, second-career
motivate every student in their practice.
SMFA offers individual classes, certificates and specialized
programs for all levels. Continuing Education courses at
HOW TO REGISTER
the School allow you to immerse yourself in art-making and
CLASS + WORKSHOP SCHEDULES
creativity while maintaining your work and family schedules.
SMFA offers individual classes, certificates and specialized programs for all levels. Register now and become a part of an extraordinary community of working artists and designers.
4 COURSES + WORKSHOPS
Helina Metaferia, These Words Matter, 2014. Video of performance.
CERAMICS: WHEEL THROWING DIGITAL MEDIA +
BEGINNING CERAMICS: HAND-BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Ji-Eun Kim Saturdays 9 am–12:15 pm CER 2036-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
Kaitlyn Clark Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm CER 1018-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
Prepare to get your hands dirty in this introductory wheel-throwing course. We will start by learning the basics of creating a simple vessel and move on to
Clay, a tactile material with an amazing range of
more refined techniques that push the
possibilities, can be used to create functional,
limitations of this versatile media. Through
decorative and sculptural ceramics. In this
demonstrations and hands-on learning, we
course you will explore a variety of construction
will cover the use high-fired stonewares and
techniques including wheel-throwing, hand-
colored slips. You will be provided with an
building, glazing and firing methods such as
opportunity to explore a variety of wheel-
raku and gas firing. Demonstrations and slide
throwing techniques and various glazing
presentations will provide technical instruction
methods. This course is designed for
and creative inspiration. All techniques are
open to personal interpretation.
SMFA CE SPRING 2016
5 COURSES + WORKSHOPS
Olexandra Sharaya, 1994–Present, 2015. Acrylic, gouache, oil pastel, marker.
Shannon May MacKenzie, Shino Vase, 2014. Ceramic.
INTERMEDIATE WEB DESIGN
Saul Baizman Saturdays 1:00 pm–4:15 pm CMP 3011-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
Stephen St. Francis Decky Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm CMP 1039-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
This course will survey the fundamentals of
This course is designed to help students bring
interactive multimedia design and development
still and moving images to life via Photoshop,
for the web. We’ll combine HTML5 and CSS3
After Effects, Premiere Pro, and QuickTime Pro.
with jQuery and PHP to explore possibilities for
In the process, by becoming familiar with and
creating responsive, dynamic user experiences
understanding the software’s interface, students
on a range of devices and screen sizes.
will also develop a deeper understanding of
Throughout the course students will learn
creative editing. Students will learn to create
current methodologies for interface design,
simple animated GIF’s, make movies “out of
from creating journey maps and narrative
nothing”, and learn the best use of Layers and
scenarios to sketching wireframes and interactive
Puppet Tools in Photoshop and After Effects.
prototypes. Students will also consider the
The lessons will be presented in a manner that
role of a content management system (CMS)
will expose the similarities in each program’s
in building websites and learn the basics of
interface and encourage students to use
theming a leading open source CMS (Word-
computers and software as tools for their own
Press). Prerequisite: Introduction to Web
design and creativity. Students will be expected
Design (CMP 2035).
to bring an external storage device, such as a
Continuing Education at SMFA welcomes students of any level or art background. Registering for courses and workshops is easy—register online, by fax, mail, or in person. LEARN MORE AT SMFA.EDU/CE
thumb drive, or an external hard-drive.
6 COURSES + WORKSHOPS Nicole Peters, Untitled, 2012. Gouache on paper.
EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING GRAPHIC DESIGN +
Robert Siegelman Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DRW 2090-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
Gerry Hoag Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DRW 2012-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
This course is open to individuals at any level and will focus on figure drawing as an
Anatomy: Muscles is the second of a two-part
experimental medium. By using the figure as
study; the skeleton is the focus of the fall course.
a focus and as a point of departure, we will
This course is designed to improve your concept
explore various approaches for developing
and understanding of the human figure by
personal connections to drawing and content.
studying the muscle structure and how it affects
Representation, abstraction, expressionist and
surface appearance. You will gain an improved
conceptual possibilities will be discussed. We
sense for observation, proportion, perspective,
will look at different ways of using drawing to
planes, structure, volume, weight, space and
expand creativity and enhance your willingness
clarity of articulation, as well as for the visual
to take risks. Experimentation, process, materials
dynamics of body movement and resultant
and learning to critique will be emphasized in
formal changes. Class periods include drawing
this fun and supportive, yet challenging course.
from models (gesture and long pose), illustrated
a working knowledge and full comprehension of the musculature, there will be periodic long studies from models during which you may test your memory of the muscles in relationship to the skeleton, to other muscles and to the surface form. Homework is required (one hour per
WORKS ON PAPER: MIXED MEDIA DRAWING Robert Siegelman Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DRW 1027-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
week minimum). Anatomy study is best suited
This high-energy class will explore drawing using
for students who have had at least a beginning
a variety of materials and approaches: both
course in drawing. It is recommended, though not
wet and dry, including collage, text, artists’
required, that you first take Anatomy: Skeleton or
books, and more. We will investigate and work
from the observational, the abstract, and from the imaginative and narrative. Each week a new process or project will be introduced. Experimentation, interpretation and process will be stressed to help find one’s personal connection to drawing and art making. Developing content will be a focus. Taking risks will be encouraged to expand one’s range of possibilities. Feedback, group critique and discussions, as well as individualized instruction will be frequent. Students new to drawing as well as experienced artists are all welcome.
SMFA CE SPRING 2016
FUNDAMENTALS OF 2D DESIGN Kevin Dacey Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 1021-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 Kevin Dacey Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 1021-C2 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 2-D Design is an introductory lecture/studio course that offers students an opportunity to discover and search out basic principles, language and concepts inherent in 2-dimensional visual language systems. Students will learn to evaluate art and design work, to apply principles
lectures, slide lectures, observation from models, the skeleton, plaster casts and more. To develop
to class work, develop a visual vocabulary, to think visually and to analyze critically. Students will also learn about techniques and materials through hands-on projects coupled with homework assignments. Projects will expose students to traditional methods of working with surface as well as digital tools and environments. A balance between traditional hand manipulation and computer based exercises will most accurately respond to the reality artists and designers find themselves in today. Lectures, demonstrations, discussions and critiques are complemented by hands-on studio problems designed to stimulate student exploration and experimentation.
7 COURSES + WORKSHOPS
BEGINNING GRAPHIC DESIGN INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHY Sofie Hodara
INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 1012-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
Charles Gibbons Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 1014-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
Kevin Dacey Fridays 2:00 pm–5:00 pm DES 2028-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
This introductory course will lead to the
This course has two objectives: to help you
knowledge of creating and organizing letters,
become proficient in Illustrator, a premier design
words, sentences and paragraphs to visually
application, and to develop your ability to use
communicate an idea, and promises to help
Illustrator in solving a range of graphic design
develop your creative processes in new and
problems. You will learn basic Illustrator skills
powerful ways. Topics include the anatomy of
such as drawing, type, layers, masks, painting
letterforms, type history and classification
and gradients, and how to apply these basic
systems, how to choose type, legibility, readability
techniques to design issues related to logo and
and the expressive qualities of type. Course
typographic design, touching briefly on the
methods include discussions and critiques,
integration of Illustrator and Photoshop. If you
slide show lectures and demonstrations, as
have some experience with the Macintosh
well as hands-on problem-solving exercises
computer and want to learn what you can
and assignments. While this is not a soft-
accomplish in graphic design using the
ware-based course, there will be frequent use
computer as a tool, this introductory course
of Macintosh computers. Suitable for beginning
will provide the requisite Adobe Illustrator skills.
Sofie Hodara Saturdays 9 am–12:15 pm DES 1012-C2 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 Ted Ollier Wednesdays 9 am–12:15 pm DES 1012-C3 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 This intensive course explores the potential of graphic design. We will focus on the creation of a concept to amplify content while also developing sensitivity to the relationships between typography and image, symbolism, language and text. Throughout the course, emphasis will shift from idea generation and design theory to technical skills. Lectures on creativity, design and color theory, graphic design and letterform history and typography are a regular part of the course. We will learn
and intermediate graphic designers or for individuals developing their professional skills in visual communications.
ILLUSTRATOR AS DESIGNER
DRAWING FOR ILLUSTRATORS + NARRATIVE REALISTS
Melissa Yasko Fridays 9:00 am–12:15 pm DES 1023-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
about harmonization of all elements of design with an understanding of the intention with which elements are chosen, organized and created. The course accommodates beginners and more advanced students who are building a portfolio.
ILLUSTRATION: AN INTRODUCTION Glenna Lang Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 2045-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 This course explores essential drawing skills, introducing you to many of the techniques an illustrator uses, and the special partnership with the written word. Through weekly assignments and in-class critiques, the course emphasizes idea and visual metaphor development and the
Ethan Haynes Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 1060-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
This course explores the role of illustrator as graphic designer, with a focus on the fundamentals of designing with imagery, the relationship between verbal and visual
This course combines drawing sessions at
communication, and the complementary
the Museum of Fine Arts’ galleries, drawing
partnership between graphic design and
homework, and in-class workshop assignments.
illustration. During this course, students will
Emphasis will be placed on utilizing the
create infographics, illustrated book covers and
Museum’s historic collection as drawing subject
posters, and develop brand advertising based
matter. Projects include academic exercises
in illustration techniques and materials. Students
from the golden age of illustration and expressive
are encouraged to have some fundamental
drawing exercises based on a method acting
experience with computers before enrolling
approach. The course will also cover picture
in this course, but will focus on using
composition, pictorial viewpoint, perspective,
illustration mediums as the primary tools
and expressive light and shade.
for creating content.
search for a personal style. You will work with fiction and non-fiction for diverse venues, beginning with spot illustration in black and white before moving on to color, larger pieces, and sequential images. Presentations on the work of accomplished illustrators, painters and printmakers are a regular part of the course. The class is designed to accommodate beginners seeking a foundation and those interested in strengthening their skills. Martin Kass, Library of Faces (detail), 2014.
8 COURSES + WORKSHOPS
GRAPHIC DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION DESIGN GENERATION WITH PHOTOSHOP AND ILLUSTRATOR Alexa Thayer Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 1015-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
ILLUSTRATING CHILDREN’S BOOKS: BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE Ilse Plume Saturdays 1:00 pm–4:15 pm DES 1016-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
VISUALIZING INFORMATION Charles Gibbons Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 2058-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 Our lives are full of facts we need to sift through in order to make sense of the world. Which T line
Experience firsthand the wonder of children’s
gets me to South Station? Where do my taxes
book creation. The objective of this course is the
really go? Will it rain on my cookout? Sometimes
production of your own children’s book “dummy,”
a simple explanation suffices, but frequently we
This course begins with basic Adobe Photoshop
a mock-up suitable to present for publication.
need to draw connections between seemingly
techniques such as selecting objects, copying
More advanced students may work toward
unrelated items, events, people, processes,
and pasting, color correction, photo retouching,
submitting illustrations to the Bologna Book
conditions, etc. This course explores some of
montage and collage. Students will then
Fair. We will focus on issues of style, color and
the ways a picture can be worth a thousand
incorporate more advanced features using layers,
design, and discuss topics such as layout,
words, and breaks into two major sections: the
masks, paths, colorizing and duotones. The
characterization, pace and mood and their
principles that shape good information design;
basics of scanning reflective art, negatives,
relationship to illustration. Assignments will
and putting those principles to work. Throughout,
slides and video capture will help you gain
focus on experimenting with various media
we’ll emphasize three hallmarks of excellence
an understanding of resolution and output
and working toward a consistent style. As
in information graphics: clarity, precision, and
options. The second half of the course will
your work develops, your manuscript will be
efficiency. Using this trio, we will create designs
focus on Adobe Illustrator as a high-level graphics
continually cross-critiqued by the instructor
that share and deepen our understanding of the
application used by designers. You will learn
and the other students. We also will examine
world around us.
basic Illustrator skills such as drawing, type,
the various types of children’s books currently
layers, masks, painting and gradients and then
in the marketplace and you will become
you will apply these basic techniques to design
familiar with the current demands of editors,
issues related to logo and type design with the
publishers and agents in the publishing
integration of Illustrator and Photoshop.
industry. Prerequisite: A beginning illustration course or some drawing experience.
GRAPHIC NOVEL Raul Gonzalez Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 1017-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
FOR A CAUSE
Veena Krishnakumar Saturdays 9 am–12 pm DES 1065-C1 Credits / Tuition: $940
INTERMEDIATE GRAPHIC DESIGN Joanne Breiner Thursday 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 2066-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 This course is for students who have taken Beginning Graphic Design or an equivalent course and are looking to gain further experience solving real-world graphic design
Graphic Novels and cartooning are in the midst
Designing for nonprofits is designing with
problems while producing portfolio pieces.
of a new golden age. Publishers such as
empathy by creating a lasting impact on people.
Emphasizing hands-on studio work on the
Fantagraphics, Nobrow, IDW as well as on-line
There are certain considerations that are
computer with minimal lecture time, this course
comics have helped to redefine what a comic
unique to this design purpose and outcome.
will focus on learning efficient work habits and
book can be. Join award winning artist and
For instance, it is important to set aside the
on developing an arsenal of problem solving
cartoonist Raul Gonzalez III in a course that will
aesthetics initially and sensitize oneself to
techniques. Discussions about conceptual ideas
explore the history of cartooning from the early
empathize for the cause and the people we are
and design development through completed
days of newspaper strips through today’s most
designing for. Budget will be limited and what is
projects will include analysis of typography, color,
exciting creators. In this course you will begin
at stake could be very high and daunting. By
layout and content decisions and options. By the
creating the ideas for your very own projects. You
iterating ideas and involving the communities
end of the course, you will have created four to
will learn how to create concept drawings, book
we are working for, it is possible to arrive at an
five portfolio pieces suitable for presentation at
layouts, penciling and various inking and finishing
impactful design. Students will choose a cause
techniques. The course will also show you how
that they care about and will come up with a
to begin sharing your ideas with the greater
design package to promote the organization and
cartooning community through digital media.
raise awareness, funds and public involvement. This course will include both print based and digital design strategies. There will be weekly presentations and readings given to inspire students to come up with effective solutions for their project.
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Erling Saevarsson Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 2063-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
ART AS PROCESS
Continue your exploration of illustration by simulating the experience of a professional freelance illustrator. Through homework
AROUND THE RING: BEGINNING JEWELRY Linda Priest Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm MTL 1015-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
COURSES + WORKSHOPS
INTERMEDIATE ILLUSTRATION METALS
Kata Hull Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm FND 1010-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 For individuals who want the challenge of
assignments learn the importance of disciplined,
Rings are one of the most popular and
investigating new and unique ways of making
practical working methods from concept to
meaningful forms of jewelry; highly visible, they
art. Each week a different project, with a focus
sketches, to finished art. Technical instruction
can be symbols of commitment and belonging,
on experimentation and the creative process
will focus on a digital approach but lectures will
indicators of power and status, expression of
rather than a pre-imagined end product,
also cover topics that apply to any traditional
personal taste. These are just some of the
will be introduced. We will explore painting,
illustration medium. Each class will consist of
reasons rings have been worn by many cultures
drawing, sculpture and other media with an eye
the presentation of a topic, samples of artful
across all periods. In this class we will research
toward combining materials in unusual ways.
illustration, and critiques of assignments. This
the history and explore contemporary adaptations
Abstraction, realism and conceptual approaches
seminar-style course utilizes group participation
of the ring, while learning basic skills that allow
will be explored through a variety of hands-on
and accommodates individual needs.
you to make rings. Students will conduct
projects. Open to all, from absolute beginners
Prerequisite: A beginning illustration course or
independent investigation, research and model
to advanced artists, and useful for those
equivalent, and some drawing experience.
making to explore function and scale of the
interested in developing their own creative
ring and its relationship to the body. Through
abilities, assembling a portfolio for art school
presentations, discussions and hands-on
or exploring a professional art career. The
demonstrations students will acquire a solid
course exemplifies the School’s open approach
set of tools to develop both concept as well as
to making art.
PREP FOR ILLUSTRATORS + DESIGNERS Glenna Lang Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm DES 3070-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
becoming competent with basic jewelry and metal working skills, including piercing, forming, soldering, polishing, mold making and stone setting. Working in a variety of materials, precious and non-precious you will create a collection of
Have you completed or almost completed the
rings utilizing techniques, ranging from traditional
Illustration or Design Certificate? Do you have
to alternative. “If you like it, you should put a
design and/or illustration pieces and skills
ring on it” Beyonce.
plus a desire to put these to work for you? This course could be the jumpstart you need. In a
COLOR THEORY FOR ARTISTS, DESIGNERS + THE COLOR CURIOUS Gerri Rachins Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm CRX 1040-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
seminar-style class tailored to individual needs,
What is color, where does it come from, how has
students establish their goals and work towards
it been used historically, symbolically, culturally
putting together a cohesive body of work as a
across disciplines, and why does it have
portfolio—either digital or analog, or both—to
profound significance on areas of art, design
show to potential employers and clients or for any
and contemporary culture? Whether you are inter-
other purpose they choose. During the semester,
ested in fashion, design, fine art, business, or in
choice homework assignments—including some
learning about color and its practical applications,
publishable ones—give students the opportunity
this hands-on studio course is for you. You will
to create additional pieces to build their portfolio.
be introduced to a variety of color systems and
In weekly critiques, you will receive feedback
terminology based on the theories of artists and
from your peers and professionals. Learn how
scientists such as Johannes Itten, Albert Munsell,
to research appropriate venues for your work,
Josef Albers, Isaac Newton and others. You will
standard business practices and pricing, design
be able to see, mix, speak and understand the
a résumé, promote your work (including online),
language of color, and understand how to utilize
and approach publishers, studios, and organiza-
color relationships in new and meaningful ways.
tions. We will hear from guest art directors and
You may even develop a new theory! This course
professionals in the field. Recent students have
is open to anyone, including beginners.
gone on to successful freelance careers, publish books and cards, receive awards in the New Yorker magazine’s Blown Cover contest, and be hired as the designer for the Huntington Theater.
10 COURSES + WORKSHOPS
PAINTING OIL PAINTING: A PRIMER Laura Fischman Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm PAI 1060-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 Do you look at oil paintings and wonder how they were made? Have you always wanted to try oil painting, but didn’t know where to start? If this sounds familiar, then this is the class for you! This course will introduce you to the materials, techniques and concepts of oil painting—from understanding tools and materials, to using color, value and temperature to create a sense of depth, space and volume in your work. You will leave this class with a solid understanding of materials and mediums, value, color properties and color interaction, transparency, and layering. We will cover everything from surface preparation and monochrome underpaintings, to glazing and scumbling. Our focus will be on observational painting, rendering what we see using still lives, photographs, live models and famous paintings, and abstraction and experimentation. No prior painting experience is required; but curiosity
MAPPING: DRAWING AND PAINTING Heidi Whitman Mondays 2:00 pm–5:00 pm PAI 2051-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
In this course you will work on projects from a variety of sources: still-life, found materials including photographs, journals, and maps and the imagination. We will discuss ways to effectively use and combine media such as ink, watercolor, gouache, acryla gouache, Flashe, acrylic, collage and drawing materials. You will work on a variety of papers and panels in this mixed-media course; this experimentation will help you to develop your technique and personal imagery. Weekly out of class assignments will expand on in-class work. Class discussions, critiques, slide and digital presentations and visits to galleries, artists’ studios and the Museum of Fine Arts are integral to the course.
in furthering their painting skills, interests and projects. You will discuss your previous work and
fascination. In this hands-on course you will
goals with the instructor and receive ongoing,
create drawings, paintings and collages inspired
personalized, specific feedback. Instruction
by maps, both as material and metaphor.
will be offered in subjects including painting
Conceptual projects may include mapping
techniques, archival issues, color complexities,
aspects of neighborhoods, apartments,
composition and what it means to be a painter in
bodies or daily life. You will use the language
the 21st century. You will explore work by other
of cartography—the art of creating maps—
painters and learn to think about your work in
and the re-imagining of map shapes to create
relation to these self-selected “mentors.” Group
works that may or may not resemble actual
critiques will be conducted occasionally during
maps. Throughout the course you will use
the semester to increase dialog, but the main
drawing tools, water-based paint and collage
focus of this course is your personal journey in
and experiment with different combinations of
painting. Please note: Students are expected to
media to develop personal imagery. The course
have achieved basic painting skills.
includes class discussions, critiques, slide and digital presentations, and visits to the Leventhal Map Center and artists’ studios. Open to all levels and abilities.
Michael MacMahon Saturdays 1:00 pm–4:15 pm PAI 1047-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
PORTRAIT PAINTING + DRAWING Patrick Carter Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm PAI 2050-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 Portraiture is specific and general, timely and timeless. It informs us about a particular individual while telling us something about us
The ability to investigate all possibilities of a
all. The portrait, whether a painting or drawing,
particular subject matter is tantamount to an
involves technical, organizational, spiritual and
artists’ success. Exploring various strands of
philosophical concerns basic to any work of
inquiry allows for the potential of new ways of
art. The initial objective is to produce a physical
thinking. The artist must be able to distill their
resemblance to the model, but it is even more
subject matter to its most unique parts and
important to progress toward the elusive “other”
rebuild it into something new entirely. Thematic
inner life, sometimes at the expense of physical
development will consist of a directed exploration
likeness. Several approaches will be introduced
of a personally chosen subject for the entirety of
to help you discover a natural and personal
the semester. Students will begin the semester
direction. You will use drawing and painting
by choosing a simple subject and then through
materials such as charcoal, graphite, acrylics, ink
research, observation and experimentation create
washes, water-based paint and oil-based media.
a body of work. This will include the opportunity to paint from observation, explore color theory, work with a variety of new and familiar materials and pursue a conceptual approach to the work as appropriate. Through various approaches to the given subject matter students will have the opportunity to gauge their work within a historic context and develop the ability to discuss their work and others critically.
SMFA CE SPRING 2016
This course is for students who are interested
places, offering a universal graphic appeal and
Heidi Whitman Mondays 9:00 am–12:15 pm PAI 1093-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm PAI 2053-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
Maps evoke images of journeys and unexplored
SPLASH: WATERCOLOR AND WATER-BASED MIXED MEDIA
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
LITHOGRAPHY: NUTS AND BOLTS
Allison Cekala Fridays 2:00 pm–5:00 pm PHT 1030-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940 The challenge of digital photography is to
Carolyn Muskat Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm PRT 2011-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
manage this rapidly developing technology
Printmaking, as a process, allows an artist the
and still remain creative in your image making.
opportunity to explore an image in depth through
Through discussion, demonstration and
multiple reworkings. The artist can work and
hands-on practice, you will learn to operate digital
then rework an image almost indefinitely, all
cameras and to utilize them as precise tools for
while keeping the history of past impressions.
image capture. Discussions include the camera
This class will focus on the concept of the
and equipment options available to digital
progressive proof, allowing you to develop an
photographers and how to establish a digital
image or concept over the semester and to
workflow. As you develop technical and aesthetic
really examine all the variations possible. We
skills, you will explore shooting techniques,
will focus on lithography, in editions and as
composition and framing and the basics of light
singular monoprints. All levels are welcome.
control. Other topics include image management, using camera RAW, adjustment and editing in Photoshop and printing digital images. Whether your interest is in fine art or simply in making the move from film to digital, this course provides a solid foundation.
INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO ART
Stephen St. Francis Decky Thursdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm VID 1015-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
MONOPRINT Eun Gyu Lee Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm PRT 4021-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
course is designed to teach you the basics in mixing inks, hand wiping and rolling techniques
Through hands-on tutorials and exercises,
gum transfers and chine collé also will be taught.
students will learn creative techniques with
This course provides an opportunity for students
cameras, staging, lighting, and post-production.
to develop an image through a related series
We will also cover a variety of important editing
of unique prints, perhaps putting them into a
tools, from Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
portfolio or book. Open to all levels, from
to Davinci Resolve and Final Cut X. Over the
beginners to those who wish to investigate
course of the semester, we will examine the
the opportunity to engage in the process of creating a short video on a subject of their
some of the most current and innovative technology within the world of printmaking and screenprinting. Color separations, large format printmaking and the use of computer applications in the screenprinting process will form the heart of the course, which is devoted to exploring the breadth of screenprinting opportunities. We also will examine traditional screenprinting techniques in order to provide students with an understanding of the full spectrum of approaches. No printmaking or computer experience is required.
SCULPTURE INSTRUMENT DESIGN: GUITAR AND DULCIMER
This course is designed to develop fine wood-
surfaces that are found or manipulated. This
The making and printing of carborundum, plates,
contemporary video artists. Students will have
This course enables students to explore
cardboard, plexiglass or other nontraditional
print that can be made from a variety of
and production of Video Art in the digital era.
we’ll be screening a wide array of work from
Michael Hecht Mondays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm PRT 2062-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
traditional plates (matrices) such as metal, wood,
A monoprint is an individual, one-of-a-kind
and overprinting in multiple colors and plates.
multichannel video installation. In addition,
SCREENPRINTING: THE WHOLE STORY
Walter Stanul Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm SCP 1086-C1 2 Credits / Tuition: $940
This course introduces students to the concepts
history of video art with an emphasis on modern
COURSES + WORKSHOPS
PHOTO + VIDEO
working skills and give a solid foundation for building your own stringed musical instrument. You will start by designing and building a uniquely American instrument: the Appalachian, or mountain, dulcimer. This beautiful instrument is relatively easy to both build and play. Even those with little or no woodworking background will be able to complete a dulcimer. Students who finish in time may start a travel, or “back pack,” guitar. This popular instrument is light and easier to make than a full-size guitar. Both projects involve shaping, bending and joining wood into delicate yet amazingly strong structures—skills that can be applied to a wide range of other fabrications and sculptures. Please note: Completing a dulcimer and a guitar will likely require shop time outside of class.
choosing as a way to apply what they have learned throughout the course.
12 COURSES + WORKSHOPS
THE BODY IN QUESTION
DRAWING IN THE ZONE
Patrick Carter Eleven Weeks: January 30–April 3 Saturdays 1:00–4:00 pm DRW 1094-N1 Non-Credit / Tuition: $530
Tanya Crane Six Weeks: March 12–April 23 (no class on March 26) Saturdays 1:00–4:00 pm MTL 1060-N2 Non-Credit / $325
Sloat Shaw Wednesdays 6:30 pm–9:45 pm Six Weeks: February 3–March 9 DRW 1023-N1 Non- Credit / $325 An important element in learning to translate a 3-dimensional object onto a flat 2-dimensional piece of paper, is learning to see around a curve. In this class, students will learn how to move into what athletes call the zone, or flow state, and engage their whole brain in order to see more fully. Through a series of focus and drawing exercises, students will explore the fundamentals of composition, perspective, line and shading both visually and intuitively. Using charcoal, we’ll explore special relationships and proportion learning to put what you see on the page. This is an ideal class for people who want to improve their skills by learning a new way to see for the purpose of drawing. Appropriate for new and intermediate students.
PORTRAIT DRAWING Patrick Carter Eleven Weeks: January 30–April 3 Saturdays 9:00 am–12:00 pm DRW 1050-N1 Non-Credit / Tuition: $530
The human body is an infinite source of
inspiration and a subject expressed in
Take the next steps in enameling beyond
innumerable styles and media. In this workshop,
Enameling Part-One! In this workshop we will
we will attempt to gain new insight into the hu-
further explore the potential that enameled
man form by exploring traditional, expressive and
surfaces offer. We will cover enameling steel, using
experimental approaches to drawing and painting
additives, over-firing and under-firing outcomes as
the body. The workshop will be built around
well as setting your enameled pieces in precious
individual concerns, issues and personal
metals. Creating three-dimensional forms will be
sensibilities with the nude model as a foundation
covered for both jewelry and sculptural outcomes.
and point of departure. Throughout the workshop
Enamel: Part-One or equivalent introductory
we will refer to a varied group of artists such
as Francis Bacon, William Beckman, Richard Diebenkorn, Lucian Freud, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Matisse, Nathan Oliveira and other contemporary artists who have found new inspiration in this timeless subject. Bring materials of your choice (charcoal, water-based paint, oils, etc.) and be prepared to work at the first meeting.
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CULINARY AESTHETICISM Stephen Shellenberger Three Weeks: February 29–March 14 Mondays 7:00–8:30 pm CRX 1027-N1 Non-Credit / $250 This is a hands-on course about aesthetics through the lens of the culinary arts, particularly beverage.
and photography. Portraiture tells us about a
Tanya Crane Six Weeks: January 23–March 5 (no class Feb.13) Saturdays 1:00–4:00 pm MTL 1060-N1 Non-Credit / $325
particular individual while revealing something
Enameling is an ancient process where
in others. Ultimately we will explore a system of
universal. In this workshop you will learn
powdered glass is fused to metal. In this
sketches to build an Italian style amaro then finish
technical, organizational, spiritual and
introductory course, we will explore the basic
by applying aesthetic principles to decoding the
philosophical skills basic to any work of art.
principles of enameling including sifting, wet
most complex of all culinary artifacts, vermouth.
The initial objective is to produce a physical
applications, cloisonne, champlevé and sgraffito.
The workshop will be peppered with the ideas of
resemblance to the model and then progress
Students will have the opportunity to explore both
Hans Hoffman, Wassily Kandinsky, and Leonard
toward exposing the elusive “other” inner life
kiln firing enamels as well as torch-firing enamels.
Koren. Connections between modern culinary and
(sometimes at the expense of physical likeness).
We will also cover patterning metal for basse
great traditions like abstract expression will be
Although this workshop focuses on drawing, you
taille, metal leaf application, and melting glass
revealed and the creation of food & beverage
will explore several approaches to portraiture
beads into enamel for further surface options.
artifacts will be seen as the new painting.
using charcoal, graphite, acrylics, ink washes
The goal for this workshop is for students to gain
and water based paint.
an understanding of the ancient technique of
The portrait is essential to virtually every form of fine art, from painting and sculpture to video
enameling and further the discussion by creating contemporary art pieces.
SMFA CE SMFA CESPRING SPRING2016 2016
We will build aesthetic strategies to describe what is often thought to be indescribable by entering the realm of non-linguistic thought. To begin, we will engagingly abstract up and down three iconic cocktails then we will taste our way through the major creative linkage strategies best exemplified
PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS
WATERCOLOR: THE BASICS
Ria Brodell Weekend Workshop: February 20–21 Saturday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm Sunday, 1:00–4:00 pm PAI 1030-N1 Non-Credit / Tuition: $150
Paola Page Five Weeks: January 27–February 24 Wednesdays 6:30–9:45 pm PAI 1055-N1 Non-Credit / Tuition: $280
COURSES + WORKSHOPS
WATERCOLOR AND INVENTIVE THINKING Vico Fabbris Five Weeks: March 28–May 2 Mondays 6:30–9:45 pm PAI 1087-N1 Non-Credit / Tuition: $280
In this workshop we will explore the versatile
This workshop will allow you to experiment,
Do you want to create a watercolor painting, but
medium of acrylic paint. You will learn
invent and create new combinations of
just aren’t quite sure where or how to start? In this
fundamental painting skills and techniques
figurative or abstract images with watercolor or
workshop you will learn the tools and methods
while working from still life objects, personal
acrylic wash. Using visualization, imagination and
necessary to begin exploring the transparent
imagery, the Museum of Fine Arts’ collection or
your own intuition this course will assist you to
medium of watercolor. The methods you will
your own imagination. You will develop your own
unlock your “inventive thinking”. You will be able
learn include wet into wet, dry brushing, scraping,
personal style while learning various methods of
to develop an image that does not exist in the
layering, grated washes, salting, and negative
paint application, elements of composition, color
real world. Also, you will experiment with
painting, as well as an introduction to your color
relationships, how to incorporate mixed media
combinations of techniques that can be used
palette, brushes, and other materials. You will
and create a variety of surface textures. You will
to create works of art that appear complex, yet
paint from still-lives and photographs with the
leave the workshop with a solid foundation in
easy to produce. This course is appropriate for
intent to discover and embrace the versatility of
acrylic painting techniques and the ability to
beginners as well as more advanced students.
use the versatile qualities of acrylics.
Individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability and allows them to progress at
COLOR FOR REAL Gerri Rachins Six Week Workshop: February 16–March 29 Tuesdays, 6:30–9:45 pm PAI 1090-N1 Non-Credit / Tuition: $325
STEP-BY-STEP: OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
their own pace. All the elements of painting are introduced in guided exercises that will be held inside the studio and taken outdoors. Works can
Paola Page Weekend Workshop: March 5–6 Saturday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm Sunday, 1:00–4:00 pm PAI 1141-N1 Non-Credit / Tuition: $150
be done in any scale with watercolor or Acrylic
a master of color must see, feel, and experience
This workshop will introduce you to the materials
each individual color in its many endless
FIVE FOR FIVE
and techniques of painting with oil-based paint.
combinations with all other colors.” Color for
The workshop will begin with demonstrations,
Real goes beyond theory, and into the real
followed by individual and group critiques of your
world to build upon the knowledge gained from
work as you learn how to develop a painting from
previous introductory color courses. Each week
start to finish. Lessons will cover blending and
will be devoted to painting from observation. A
shading, the color wheel, using value, hue and
colorful “theory infused” set-up will be created
chroma, shapes and composition, as well as the
Over a series of 5 classes students will explore
as source material for weekly exploration. Using
tools of the trade such as brushes, mediums and
the use of different media on the same image of
acrylic paint, you will learn the techniques of
painting surfaces. end of the course, students will
their choosing and see the effect each medium
subtractive color mixing, how to set up your
have the skills to produce their own book which
has on their image. Students can work with
palette effectively, and how to look for, find, and
effectively communicates conceptual ideas.
familiar media as well as experiment with new
Johannes Itten wrote, “He who wants to become
wash on Aquabord or preferred watercolor paper. Flexibility and open-mindedness are essential to reach your full potential ability to paint without restriction.
Sue Yang Five Weeks: April 2-April 30) Saturdays 9 am-4 pm CRX 1025-N1 Non-Credit / Tuition: $470
paint color relationships based upon what you
or mixed media choices including collage.
see and what you know about color theory. Your
Teacher will critique individually as well as lead
palette choices will become more intentional
a group discussion where students will share
and the color in your paintings will become more
their critiques. Students should bring material
informed and personal. This workshop is open
or purchase at the schools store, as well as an
to all levels. Students should be familiar with
image or images to be ready to begin the first
some basic color theory terminology and paint
class. Teacher will also provide some images and
14 CERTIFICATES + PROGRAMS COURSES + WORKSHOPS
CERTFICATE PROGRAMS SMFA’s certificate programs in graphic design and illustration provide
Fundamental courses in design and illustration enable you to
credentials that represent proficiency and skill, leading toward a career in
begin building your portfolio and to develop new creative skills. The
either graphic design or illustration. With the guidance of an advisor, you
flexible, multi-disciplinary education offered at SMFA allows you to
will construct a highly personalized path of study to achieve your artistic
select electives from the wide range of studio courses offered each
and creative potential.
term. You may also participate in the School’s internship program,
Certificate programs are intended for students with limited formal training in art and design, as well as for those with a fine arts background or expe-
which offers hands-on opportunities with art organizations, design firms and other local businesses.
rience in their field. Consisting of five required and five elective courses,
Please contact the Continuing Education office for more
each program may be completed in two years of part-time study or one
information on applying to the certificate program.
year of full-time study.
P: 617-369-3644 E: email@example.com
GRAPHIC DESIGN CERTIFICATE
The certificate program in Graphic Design provides you with the practical
The certificate program in Illustration provides you with a solid foundation in
and theoretical skills of a design professional. Throughout the program, you
the basic practical and theoretical skills of illustration. You may choose to fo-
will work alongside a team of faculty with extensive teaching
cus on a particular aspect of illustration—commercial illustration, computer
experience and recognition in their field.
illustration, animation or book illustration—or you may acquire general skills to be used in a wide variety of activities within the field.
– Fundamentals of 2-D Design
– Beginning Graphic Design
– Illustration: An Introduction
– Introduction to Typography
– Fundamentals of 2-D Design
– Intermediate Graphic Design
– Drawing for Illustrators + Narrative Realists
– Visualizing Information
– Illustrator as Designer – Intermediate Illustration
SUGGESTED ELECTIVE COURSES
Certificate students can apply any of our CE credit offerings as an elective. – Color Theory for Artists, Designers and the Color Curious
SUGGESTED ELECTIVE COURSES
Certificate students can apply any of our CE credit offerings as an elective.
– Digital Photography I
– Anatomy: Muscle
– Image Animation
– Color Theory for Artists, Designers, and the Color Curious
– Intro to Video Art
– Illustrating Children’s Books: Beginning to Intermediate
– Introduction to Web Design
– Graphic Novel
– Intermediate Web Design
– Works on Paper: Mixed Media Drawing
– Graphic Novel
– Mapping, Drawing and Painting
– Splash, Watercolor and Water-Based Media
– Lithography, Nuts + Bolts
– NEW! Thematic Development
– Screenprinting: The Whole Story
– Introduction to Typography
– Design Generation with Photoshop and Illustrator
– Visualizing Information
– Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
– Introduction to Web Design
– Illustrator as Designer
– Lithography: Nuts and Bolts
– NEW! Portfolio Prep for Illustrators and Designers
– Monoprinting – Screenprinting: The Whole Story – NEW! Portfolio Prep for Illustrators and Designers
SMFA CE SMFA CESPRING SPRING2016 2016
An art program for the aspiring artist. SMFA’s Studio Diploma program
SMFA CREDIT + NON-CREDIT CLASSES
offers you the rare opportunity to pursue your creative vision your way,
CE students who are looking for daytime classes, a specific class or
on your time.
instructor may take a course from SMFA’s full-time course schedule. Course
The Studio Diploma program reflects SMFA’s longstanding commitment to the tradition of studio practice as the core of an artist’s experience, combined with a wide range of 21st-century skills and an interdisciplinary approach. Students receive an immersive, innovative learning experience that’s entirely studio art focused—there are no academic course requirements. Students in the program are able to create a manageable schedule that fits their
availability varies, and students must register during the School’s add/drop period with the instructor’s written approval. CE students taking day courses may not exceed six semester credits. Contact the CE Office for the course
CERTIFICATES + PROGRAMS COURSES + WORKSHOPS
catalog and more information. – 2-Credit courses: $2,970; Non-credit (audit fee): $940 – 4-Credit courses: $5,940; Non-credit (audit fee): $1,880
lifestyle, through day, evening, weekend and summer courses. The Studio
PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER STUDIO
Diploma program offers a full-time, five-semester track to completion or a
JULY 10–AUGUST 5, 2016
part-time track, depending on the needs of each student’s schedule.
The SMFA Pre-College Program is a rigorous summer program for high
The Studio Diploma program provides solid cohort building, professional
school students interested in the visual arts. The core of the curriculum is an
artists mentors and an artist seminar, available for all students whether full
interdisciplinary approach, combining studio work, critique and discussion,
or part-time. Students in the program learn how to prepare for life outside of
building a solid foundation of artistry, conceptualization, and technical skills.
school, through a curriculum that teaches them not only how to navigate the
Students from a variety of backgrounds and countries spend four weeks on
professional art world, but also how to manage the business aspects of an
SMFA’s campus, utilizing the studios, working with expert faculty and gradu-
independent art practice.
ate mentors, building their portfolios, exploring the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston’s cultural and historic landmarks. Graduates of the program can earn
up to four college credits towards undergraduate study at SMFA.
The Post-baccalaureate Certificate is a one-year program that offers intensive studio art study and practice, closely advised and supported by SMFA faculty. The program is ideal for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and want to immerse themselves inrigorous studio art-making. Whether you have recently graduated or are changing careers, the Post-Bac-
For more information, please visit smfa.edu/programs.
calaureate Certificate also provides excellent preparation for graduate study in art or for professional practice as an artist.
Emil Cohen, Paradise on a Saturday Night, 2014. Archival Ink Jet print.
16 INFORMATION + REGISTRATION REGISTRATION SCHEDULE
GENERAL INFORMATION CREDIT, GRADES + HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
Continuing Education Credit is awarded on the basis of two credits for
Official transcripts from SMFA must be requested from the Registrar’s
every 45 contact hours of instruction. Grading is on a pass/fail basis.
Office. Transcript Request Forms may be downloaded online at smfa.edu/
If you require a letter grade to transfer credit to another school or for
request-a-transcript, or a signed, written request addressed to the Office
professional development purposes, please indicate at the time of
of the Registrar may be mailed, which should include: name at the time of
registration. Credit and grades will not be granted for courses designated
attendance, dates attended, current address, current phone number, date
of birth, Social Security number, address to which the transcript should be sent, and payment. There is a $10 fee for each transcript ordered.
TUITION AND FEES General registration fee: $50 (nonrefundable, due once per semester)
– 2-Credit course: $940
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is recognized by the
– 4-Credit course: $1,880
Department of Education as an institution of higher education. It is
– Workshop prices vary
accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design,
Some courses may require additional lab fees or the purchase of additional supplies at the recommendation of the instructor. COURSE CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES The School reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. A full refund of tuition and fees will be made if a suitable substitute course is not found. The School also reserves the right to make changes in course scheduling, faculty and course content.
DISCOUNT OFFERS EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
Individuals who register on or before Monday, December 7 will receive a $25 discount off the cost of all studio art courses taken for credit. This offer may be combined with other discounts. SMFA ALUMNI AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
– 25% tuition discount off the cost of courses taken for credit – Alumni must be a diploma or degree graduate of the School MEDICI GROUP MEMBERS AND MFA MEMBERS
– $50 discount on courses taken for credit
the United States Department of Justice for foreign students and the Veterans Administration for training under Public Law 550 and Chapter 35, Title 38, United States Code.
LICENSING RIGHTS The SMFA Communications/Marketing Office reserves the right to photograph students and their artwork on campus for the purpose of promoting the School and its programs.
SPECIAL NEEDS The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protects physically and mentally disabled persons from discrimination by requiring the provision of “reasonable accommodation.” SMFA is committed to assisting all qualified students who are in need of “reasonable accommodation.” If you feel you meet these requirements and need assistance, please notify the Continuing Education Office. The facilities of the School are accessible to individuals with disabilities. The School, through its parent institution, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is approved under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a nonprofit institution.
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY SMFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS Tuition refunds are made when a Continuing Education Drop Form is received by the Registrar’s Office. The date that such notice is received will be the effective date of withdrawal. A 100% refund of tuition is made when written notice of the withdrawal is received by the Registrar’s Office by the dates below: – For two and four credit courses, notice must be received BEFORE the second class meeting. – For non-credit workshops, notice must be received at least one week in advance of the first class meeting.
age, sex, disability, illness such as AIDS and HIV infection, religion, sexual orientation or other classifications protected by applicable city, state and/or federal laws or ordinances in admission to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities.
PARKING CE students receive discounted parking at the Museum Road Garage.
ACCESS TO FACILITIES During the school year, the Museum School is open to CE students: Monday–Friday: 6 pm–12 am, Saturdays + Sundays: 8 am–12 am
SMFA CE SMFA CESPRING SPRING2016 2016
SMFA’s Café des Arts is open daily and offers homemade, healthy and freshly prepared meals as well as hot and cold beverages. CE students also receive a discount at Courtyard Café, New American Café and Bravo at the Museum of Fine Arts by showing their SMFA student ID card at the time of purchase.
HOW TO REGISTER Continuing Education welcomes students of any level or art background. Register online, by fax, mail or walk-in.
ID cards are issued and validated during check-in at the Continuing Edu-
cation Office at the start of classes. A valid SMFA ID is required for access to all Museum School facilities. If you have an ID from a previous semester, it can be validated with the current semester sticker. Your ID entitles you to free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Your ID also entitles you to discounts at the Museum Shop and parking facilities, as well as discounts at select art supply stores, museums and theaters. There is a $10 fee to replace lost ID Cards. We accept either cash or check.
INFORMATION + REGISTRATION
Payment must be made in full with a credit card at the time of registration. MAIL
Office of the Registrar School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 Complete the registration form on the last page of
COMPLIMENTARY MUSEUM ADMISSION CE students receive free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art with their SMFA student ID card.
SMFA AND MFA LIBRARIES
this booklet and mail it to the above address. Payment must be made in full with a credit card or a check. WALK-IN
Register in person during regular business hours.
Continuing Education students have access to SMFA’s W. Van Alan
Clark Jr. Library and the MFA’s William Morris Hunt Memorial Library at
Having trouble choosing a class? We’re available by
Horticultural Hall have combined holdings that total more than 320,000
phone or email to answer questions and
items. SMFA’s library collection focuses on contemporary art and studio
assist you in finding the right class. Contact us
practice and the Hunt Library’s collection reflects the strengths of the
at 617-369-3644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum’s collections: Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa; Art of the Americas; Art of the Ancient World; Art of Europe; Musical Instruments;
Prints, Drawings and Photographs; and Textile and Fashion Arts.
Monday–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
WHEN EVENING CLASSES ARE IN SESSION
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 am–7:00 pm
SMFA welcomes visitors to the campus throughout the year and
Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
provides tours for those interested in diploma, undergraduate or graduate
Saturday, 8:30 am–1:30 pm
programs. Please visit the Admissions Office or call 617-369-3626 to schedule a tour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION ADVISING SMFA’s CE advisors can help you choose a course that is right for you,
HEALTH AND SAFETY
plan a path of study based on your strengths and interests and guide
It is the responsibility of all students, when they are on School property, to adhere
you in building a portfolio. 617-369-3644 / email@example.com
to the School’s verbal or written health and safety instructions and guidelines.
SMOKE-FREE SCHOOL POLICY
CE students enrolled in full-semester credit- bearing courses have
The Museum School is a smoke-free environment.
access to our Office of Career Services. We offer numerous professional development supports and resources including job links, internships, and community partnership opportunities. smfa.edu/career/ smfa.edu/artsource
INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSING Call 617-369-3900.
18 COURSE + WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
COURSE START DATES + TIMES Thursday, January 21–Monday, May 9 MONDAYS 9:00 AM PAI 1093 C1
Splash: Watercolor and Water-Based Mixed Media
WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM CRX 1040 C1
Color Theory for Artists, Designers, + Color Curious
PRT 4021 C1
Mapping: Drawing and Painting
DES 3070 C1
Portfolio Prep For Illustrators and Designers
MONDAYS 6:30 PM
DES 1015 C1
Design Generation with Photoshop and Illustrator
MONDAYS 2:00 PM PAI 2051 C1
DES 1012 C1
Beginning Graphic Design
DES 1014 C1
Introduction to Typography
DES 2063 C1
DES 1060 C1
Drawing for Illustrators + Narrative Realists
DRW 1027 C1
Works on Paper: Mixed Media Drawing
PRT 2062 C1
Screenprinting: The Whole Story
VID 1015 C1
Introduction to Video Art
PRT 2011 C1
Lithography: Nuts and Bolts
FND 1010 C1
Art as Process
PAI 2053 C1
DES 1021 C2
Fundamentals of 2D Design
DES 2045 C1
Illustration: An Introduction
DES 2066 C1
Intermediate Graphic Design
DRW 2090 C1
Experimental Life Drawing
PAI 1060 C1
Oil Painting: A Primer
TUESDAYS 6:30 PM
THURSDAYS 6:30 PM
CER 1018 C1
Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding + Construction
DES 1017 C1
DRW 2012 C1
CMP 1039 C1
DES 1021 C1
Fundamentals of 2-D Design
PHT 1030 C1
Digital Photography 1
DES 2058 C1
DES 2028 C1
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
MTL 1015 C1
Around the Ring: Beginning Jewelry
PAI 2050 C1
Portrait Painting and Drawing
WEDNESDAYS 9:00 AM CMP 2035 C1 DES 1012-C3
Introduction to Web Design Beginning Graphic Design
FRIDAYS 9:00 AM DES 1023 C1
Illustrator as Designer
FRIDAYS 2:00 PM
SATURDAYs 9:00 AM CER 2036 C1
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing
Design for a Cause
DES 1012 C2
Beginning Graphic Design
SATURDAYS 1:00 PM PAI 1047 C1
CMP 3011 C1
Intermediate Web Design
DES 1016 C1
Illustrating Children’s Books: Beginning to Intermediate
WORKSHOPS Start throughout the semester SATURDAYS, JANUARY 23–MARCH 5 MTL 1050 N1
Enameling: Part One (Six Weeks) no class February 13
WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 27–FEBRUARY 24 PAI 1055 N1
Watercolor: The Basics (Five Weeks) no class February 18
SATURDAYS, JANUARY 30–APRIL 23, 9:00 AM DRW 1050 N1
Portrait Drawing (11 Weeks) no class February 13, March 26
SATURDAYS, JANUARY 30–APRIL 23, 1:00 PM DRW 1094 N1
The Body in Question: Drawing & Painting (11 Weeks) no class February 13, March 26
WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 3–MARCH 9, 6:30 PM DRW 1023 N1
Drawing in the Zone (Six Weeks)
TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 16–MARCH 29, 6:30 PM PAI 1090 N1
Color for Real (Six Weeks) no class March 22
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 9:00 AM + SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1:00 PM PAI 1030 N1
MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 29–MARCH 14, 7:00 PM CRX 1027 N1
Culinary Aestheticism (Three Weeks)
SATURDAY + SUNDAY MARCH 5–6, 9:00 AM PAI 1141 N1
Step-By-Step: Oil Painting for Beginners (Weekend Workshop)
SATURDAYS, MARCH 12–April 23, 1:00 PM MTL 1050 N2
Enameling: Part Two (Six Weeks) no class March 26
SATURDAYS, MARCH 12–April 23, 6:30 PM PAI 1087 N1
Watercolor and Inventive Thinking (Five Weeks) no class April 18
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Painting with Acrylics (Weekend Workshop)
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CLASSES + WORKSHOPS CONTINUING EDUCATION SPRING 2016
Published on Oct 29, 2015
SMFA CE programs embrace artists and designers of all ages and backgrounds offering individual classes, certificates, and specialized progra...