CLASSES

Our full service art school's main focus is the training of Boston students of all ages to connect with their surroundings. Returning to some of the same environments during different times of day and through different seasons, students develop their observation skills and increase their knowledge about the world around them. Classes are split between outdoor sessions weather permitting, and in-depth studio technique studies.

Little Mondrians

4 - 6 Year olds 1 hr class
Tuesday 4pm English

Thursday 3:30pm English

Saturday: 1:30pm Russian, 3pm English

Winter Semester: Thursday, January 2nd – Saturday, March 29th

Art History Theme: Arts of Africa, Australia & South America

Teachers: Diana | Susannah
Our youngest students are exposed to art history stories in the beginning of each class with knowledge tested weekly. Then each week they get introduced to a new material, be it clay, watercolor, tempera paints or collage. They perfect these materials over time, both getting more comfortable with those and learning to develop their imaginations. The last 10-15 minutes of each class is devoted to FREE draw (as soon as we see that our little artists are getting tired, we change up the tasks). Each semester ends with a field trip to an art museum to see artworks en situe

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Growing Matisses

7- 10 Year olds 1 hr class
Monday 4pm English, 5:15pm Russian

Wednesday 5:15pm English

Saturday: 9:30am, 10:35am, 4:15pm English

Winter Semester: Thursday, January 2nd – Saturday, March 29th

Art History Theme: Arts of Africa, Australia & South America

***This age group also has an option to sign up for our Sculpture Intensive to go along with the Signature Curriculum at 20% off, or instead of it.

Teachers: Diana | Susannah
As kids get older, they pay more attention to details and though we vary materials in our curriculum, we're very mindful of every student's unique pace and want them to take their projects to completion. Some projects take one week, others - can take up to three. We use clay, watercolor, tempera paint among other materials. Every semester we study an overarching art history theme that gets subdivided monthly, and each semester ends with a trip to an art museum, to see the artworks in real life.

Delicate Dalis

11 - 17 Year olds 1.5 hr class
Tuesday 5:05pm English,

Friday 3:30pm English 

Saturday 11:45am English

Winter Semester: Thursday, January 2nd – Saturday, March 29th

Art History Theme: Painting Light in Stillife

Teachers: Diana | Susannah
This is an advanced class that progresses from pencil techniques to charcoal/pastel, to watercolor, culminating each semester with at least one oil painting. Students learn about values, color theories, anatomy and more.

This age group also has an option to try out our Visual Design Intensive, to go along with our program at 20% off, or instead of it.

Adult Classes

17+ 2 hr class
Wednesday 6:45pm English, Thursdays 10am

Winter Semester: Thursday, January 2nd – Saturday, March 29th

Teacher: Diana | Susannah


This is a class for a novice or an expert painter. Each semester we study a different artist/movement and experiment with varied techniques within watercolor and oil painting, as well as charcoal, pastels and clay. We begin each semester with sketches in pencil/charcoal/pastel, graduate to watercolor and finish up with at least one oil painting.

Birthday Parties

Let us make your birthday party completely unique and full of artful adventures. We take each party seriously, discussing the theme with the birthday child, and choosing up to three art projects and up to 3 active games and quests for each 2 hour event. 

 

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320 Washington Street

Suite 215

Brighton, MA 02135

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Hours

Monday 4pm – 6:15pm

Tuesday 4pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday 4pm – 9pm

Thursday 4pm – 6:15pm

Friday 4pm – 7pm

Saturday 9:30am – 5:15pm

Sunday 10am – 12:30pm

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