The Museum is committed to providing high-quality fine art instruction that empowers artists to explore their creativity in multiple media. Studio art partnerships between the Museum and the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Diablo Glass School, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, New England Chapter (ICAA) and Stonybrook Fine Arts allow students to create art using specific media found in our world-class encyclopedic collection. In many courses, students explore the Museum’s galleries then create work—by welding, glass blowing, and wood working, among other techniques—within partner studios. Class sizes are limited to ensure a safe working environment in their state-of-the-art facilities. Our supportive, non-competitive environment allows students to explore their creativity.

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Fall 2015 Winter 2016

Diablo Glass School

The MFA is delighted to present programming with Diablo Glass School. Located just blocks from the MFA, Diablo is a place where beginning and professional artists share a nurturing environment, encouraging growth and development in an inviting atmosphere. Diablo offers a diverse range of classes including glassblowing, flame working, kiln forming, and stained glass. The interdisciplinary approach to studio glass offers students a broad spectrum of opportunities. Many courses include a tour of the Museum’s glass collection with discussion of the history of glass, different techniques, and artistic inspiration. All tools and materials are provided.

Classes take place at:
Diablo Glass School
123 Terrace Street
Boston, MA 02120
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Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

The MFA is delighted to present programming with the Eliot School. In the heart of Jamaica Plain, the Eliot School is a short ride from the MFA. Parking is plentiful, and the bus stops one block away. All tools are provided, except as noted. Materials lists are distributed during first class. No previous experience required.

Classes take place at:
Eliot School
24 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2707
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Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, New England Chapter

The ICAA New England Chapter will be offering a diverse range of classes for adults at the MFA, including Traditional Hand Drafting, History and Theory of Classical Architecture, Watercolor Wash Rendering, Drawing the Classical Orders, Sketching Architectural Interiors and Landscapes and more. Nationally, the Institute offers a wide array of programs that include continuing education classes, travel programs, lectures, salons, and conferences. It publishes an academic journal called The Classicist as well as the acclaimed book series called the Classical America Series in Art and Architecture.

Classes take place at:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Stonybrook School of Fine Arts

Founded by MFA instructor Morris Norvin, Stonybrook Fine Arts is a sculpture studio and foundry located in Jamaica Plain that features classes in a variety of media. Course include Stick, MIG, and TIG welding; bronze casting; mold making; live figure modeling; and jewelry making. All courses and workshops include a tour of the Museum’s collections of sculpture and metals. Easily accessible by the MBTA orange line; on-street parking available. No experience necessary (except as noted). All course and workshop sizes are limited to provide a safe working environment. All tools and materials are provided.

Classes take place at:
Stonybrook Fine Arts
24 Porter Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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