Studio Art Classes

Drawing in the Galleries

Thursday, January 5–Thursday, March 16, 2023
10:30 am–1:00 pm
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)
Ticket Required

Occurs every Thursday except 2/23.


Drawing exclusively in the galleries, concentrate on practicing the basic fundamentals of line, gesture, shading, texture, color, proportion, and composition. Combine and build upon these drawing fundamentals, and learn to practice a variety of techniques while exploring different media. Draw inspiration from artwork and explore themes of the MFA collections.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list here.

Occurs every Thursday except 2/23.

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All Levels
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Ticket Information

Registration for February, April, and Summer vacation week classes ends at Noon the Friday before the class starts.

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

Tickets can only be ordered through the website or by phone; no in-person ticket sales. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies).

Ticketing Policies

About the Instructor

Susannah Lawrence is a socially engaged multimedia artist, educator, curator, and patented inventor. Her work has been exhibited nationally and abroad, and she has studied art and art history in Australia, England, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Her architecturally immersive video installation, GIANTS, and interactive mixed-media installation 'Collections Connections' celebrated the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’s tenth anniversary. The ICA Art Lab continued to feature her innovative community art projects serving hundreds of participants. For the Museum of Fine Arts' Community Arts Initiative: The Artist Project, her interactive video-installations were extended due to popular demand, and for over a decade she has taught studio art and art history to students of all ages though their Artful Adventures, Studio Arts, and Restorative Arts Initiative programs. She has taught with Massachusetts College of Art and Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston College, Harvard University, the Urbano Project partnering with ACT at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Public Schools, and the Brookline Early Education Program. Fluent in Spanish, she collaborated in starting the Spanish Enrichment After-School Program for the Brookline Public Schools.