MFA Studio Art Classes for Adults

Whether you’re new to art or advanced in your skills and seeking a creative challenge, Studio Art Classes are an affordable, fun way to explore the medium, improve your technique, and meet other art enthusiasts! 

Introduce yourself to the fundamentals of drawing, or basic color and composition of acrylic painting. Practice various approaches to charcoal and pastel drawings or paint from a live model. Learn how material, form, and space define sculpture. Or make new friends over a cold beer while drawing in local pubs. The MFA offers a variety of drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and many more classes for everyone, with both day and evening options available.


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Monday   Drawing   One- and Two- Day Workshops
Tuesday   Mixed Media    
Wednesday   Sculpture   Five-Session Classes
Thursday   Painting   Six-Session Classes
Thursday Workshops   Photography   Eight-Session Classes
Friday   Animation   Ten-Session Classes
Saturday   Printmaking    


Multiple-Week Classes

bookmarkMFA studio art classes and workshops offer a unique combination of access to a rich and diverse art collection and personal instruction by experienced educators and professional artists.

The adult program classes are offered year long: fall, winter, spring, and summer. Classes meet once a week for 4, 5, 6, 8, or 10 weeks.

Class sizes are limited to ensure that all students benefit from these experiences. The MFA provides courses for all experience levels. If you are unsure of what level to take or have specific questions you may call the Studio Art Staff at 617-369-3295.


bookmarkTake a one- or two-day weekend workshop in drawing, welding, printmaking, sculpture, and many more.

Partner School Classes

bookmarkExplore classes at our Studio Partner Schools!

Try welding, making your own jewelry, and much more at STONYBROOK FINE ARTS

Create your own glass work in glassblowing or glass bead in the flameworking class at DIABLO GLASS SCHOOL

Explore wood working and fiber at the ELIOT SCHOOL

About the Instructors

bookmarkOur instructors are a group of experienced educators and professional artists coming from a variety of places and perspectives.

To learn more, check out their individual bios HERE

Information and Policies

bookmarkHave questions about things like ticketing, scholarship, snow days or parking?

Take a look at our information and policies section HERE

Contact Us

bookmarkIf you have questions or would like more information, please call the MFA Studio Art Classes staff at 617-369-3295 or e-mail us at For registration questions, you may also call the box office at 1-800-440-6975.

Evening Classes

If you're looking for a class in the evening after work, we offer Wednesday and Thursday evening classes.

Check out classes that start after 5pm

New Five Week Classes

For classes shorter than a ten-week class and longer than a weekend workshop, try a five-week class. Next session starting in February.

Click here for more information about our five-week classes!