SMFA Continuing Education Summer 2022 Catalog

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A History of Artistic Tradition Top Left Above: Old Museum of Fine Arts, Copley Square ca. 1880 Top Right Above: Rhinoceros Sculpture, SMFA at Tufts campus, by Katherine Lane Weems ca. 1937 Bottom Left Above: Exterior of SMFA building ca. 2020, exterior designed by Graham Gund and builit in 1987 Bottom Right Above: Interior of SMFA building ca. 2020 Top Right Facing Page: SMFA painting class in 1908.

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts has been on the cutting edge of art education for nearly 150 years. With SMFA's rich connections to a top research university and a major art museum, today's students are uniquely poised to make a cultural and artistic impact.


First Day of Summer Session I


First Day of Summer Session II



The registration deadline for most courses is 3 days prior to the start of the session.

Detail of Search by Miriam Palacios Espinoza


MAY 25 TO AUGUST 12, 2022

painting, drawing and mixed med Monoprinting Sat & Sun 10:00 AM–3:00 PM July 23–24 (2 sessions)

Instructor: Louis Meola A monoprint is a one-of-a-kind print that can be made from a variety of traditional plates. In this workshop, students will learn how to make and print their own plates using carborundum, gum transfers, and chine collé. Demonstrations will include: mixing inks, handwiping, rolling techniques, and overprinting in multiple colors and plates.

The Urban/Landscape Sketchbook Mon–Thurs 9:00 AM–2:00 PM June 6–9 (4 sessions) M

Instructor: Patrick Carter Personal marks and passages, translating the visual world, are unmatched in their enduring "poetic memory." Join us for a personal discovery with each painting or drawing and make the sketchbook a constant companion of any journey near, far, or within.

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graphic design and illustration Graphic Design I:

Design for Soc

Word and Image

Tue/Thurs 6:00–9:30 PM May 2

Tues/Thurs 6:00–9:30 PM May 26–June 30 (11 sessions) online

Instructor: Sofie Hodara

Learn the fundamentals of graphic design - typography, language, image and symbolism – through projects emphasizing idea generation, theory and technical skills.

In this course, students will e catalyst for social change. Yo methodologies for developin call to action through lecture critiques.


Graphic Design

Instructor: Jennifer Munson


Web Design I Tues/Thurs 6:00–9:30 PM May 26–June 30 (11 sessions) online

Instructor: Keith March Mistler Master the fundamental skills necessary to plan, organize, design, and build modern, standardscompliant websites. Students will learn the basic building blocks of the web and become familiar with other current front-end tools, as well as theoretical and practical approaches to interface design.

Visual Systems

Tue/Thurs 6:00–9:30 PM May 2

Instructor: Charles Gibbons

Deepen your understanding of visual communication and projects centered on develo and wayfinding systems. GD


Web Design II

Visualizing Info

Tues/Thurs 6:00–9:15 PM July 5–Aug 11 (12 sessions) online

Mon/Wed 5:30-9:30 PM May 25

Instructor: TBD

Instructor: Charles Gibbons

Design and develop sophisticated web pages and poise yourself as a professional web designer. Focusing on using advanced HTML and CSS to solve complex design problems, and introducing JavaScript as an additional tool to aid in front end design, students will advance their knowledge and usage of design thinking methodology.

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26–June 30 (11 sessions) online

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Design Your First WordPress Theme. Mon/Wed 6:30–9:30 PM July 11–20 (4 sessions) online

Instructor: Saul Baizman This fun and fast-paced workshop will teach students how to translate a static website design into a dynamic web application whose content can be updated through WordPress

Adobe Photoshop Tues/Thurs 6:00–9:15 PM July 5–Aug 11 (12 sessions) online

26–June 30 (11 sessions) online

Instructor: TBD


Embrace Photoshop's capabilities in color correction, retouching, collage, and more while exploring how features like layers, masks, paths, colorizing, and duotones can help you realize your creative vision.

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5–June 29 (10 sessions) online


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Introduction Reality I

Asynchronous May 25–July

Instructor: Billy Foshay

Learn how to build your o for gaming, animation, pr or commercial purposes, through creating custom VR

Introduction Reality II

Asynchronous July 5–Aug 1

Instructor: Billy Foshay

Learn to add interactivity through techniques like: s objects, camera animatio headset. VR

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Digital Photography: Introduction Mon/Wed 6:00–9:30 PM July 6–Aug 10 (11 sessions) online

Instructor: Vincent Martin Enter the world of digital photography, using your cell phone or personal digital camera, and learn technical and aesthetic skills to enhance images in postproduction.

The Outdoor Animation Studio Mon, Wed, Thurs 3:00–7:00 PM Aug 8–11 (3 sessions)

Instructor: Sarah E. Jenkins Bring the animation studio outside and experiment with a variety of experimental stop motion animation techniques using cell phone and digital cameras, sound recorders, and Premiere Pro for editing.


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Certificate in


Certificate in



In-Person & Online | 10 Courses | 2 years

In-Person & Online | 10 C

Build practical and technical skills necessary to excel in senior graphic design roles.

Develop your creative your illustration techn and analog application

Course Examples:

Course Examples:

Graphic Design I

Adobe Illustrator

Graphic Design II

Anatomy for Life Drawing

Publication Design

Illustration I

Design for Social Change

Illustration II

Web Design I

Drawing for Illustration & Figurative Art

Visualizing Information

Fundamentals of 2D Desig

program, you will develop a competitive portfolio of artwork that design and illustration techniques and best practices. You will also:

professionals dios side other talented artists


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Courses | 2 years

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In-Person & Online | 15 Courses | 3+ Years

Explore and develop a broad range of graphic design and illustration skills, techniques, theories, and applications. Course Examples: Color Mastery Fundamentals of 2D Design Graphic Design I Illustration I Portfolio Preparation for Designers and Illustrators Digital and Experimental Animation

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FEATURED FACULTY Sofie Hodara Lecturer in Graphic Arts I Sofie Hodara is a Boston-based multimedia artist and educator. Often working collaboratively, she explores the intersection between traditional and emerging media in order to create beautiful, non-utilitarian experiences with technology. Hodara is a member of the Bromfield Gallery (Boston, MA) and her work has been exhibited across the country including Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia PA, UC San Diego’s Calit2 Theater, and Boston Cyberarts Gallery. Additionally, her work has been featured in Fresh Paint Magazine, Made in Mind Magazine, the Journal of the New Media Caucus, and The Boston Globe. She has completed residencies at GROUNDWORK Retreat, the Common Press, and boxoPROJECTS. And in January 2019, she spoke with collaborator and colleague, Martha Rettig, at the AR in Action Leadership Summit at the MIT Media Lab. Hodara teaches design at Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and lives in Brookline with her husband, Nate, and lots of art on the walls.

Sarah E. Jenkins Lecturer in Animation I Sarah E. Jenkins (she/they) is a queer multidisciplinary artist from northern Appalachia. They create experimental stop motion animation, drawing, and social practice about natural resource extraction, post-industrial landscapes/histories, and invisible labors. Jenkins’ work has been exhibited in the northeast and internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, ICA Boston, Wheaton College, The Lesbian and Gay Association in Germany (LSVD), and GRRL HAUS Cinema (Berlin and Boston). Jenkins was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship for the summer of 2021 and will be an artist in residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology during the Winter of 2021/22 and Marble House Project during the summer of 2022.

Jennifer Liston Munson Lecturer in Graphic Arts I Jennifer Liston Munson is a passionate historic preservationist and is currently an Independent Exhibition Planning & Design Consultant and Adjunct Instructor at the SMFA at Tufts University. Her work combines high tech-low tech processes to expose invisible private and public histories. From 2001–2018, she was a Senior Designer in the Exhibitions and Design Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she created innovative, thoughtful, and unexpected museum exhibitions to interpret and display objects from diverse cultures and time periods, spanning from antiquity to contemporary installations. She has worked with contemporary artists such as Rachel Whiteread, Adam Fuss, Shinique Smith, and Takashi Murakami. Liston Munson was the Executive Director of the Armenia Museum of America where she transformed collections galleries and created new venues for contemporary installations and performances. She has curated an array of exhibitions that explore the ancient history of Armenian culture through present-day experience in the United States as well as contemporary exhibitions with artists who reveal the legacy of inherited human rights abuse. She received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Loughborough College of Art and Design in England.

Down and Out by Nancy Marks, Painting: Intermediate to Advanced

Detail of Renewable Energy by Aditi Periyannan, Visualizing Information