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 observation. The MFA offers a variety of drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and many more classes for everyone.

Season Ticket Availability
Fall 2022 In-person classes on sale August 9
Online classes on sale August 16
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Winter 2023 In-person classes on sale November 29
Online classes on sale December 6
Spring 2023 In-person classes on sale February 21
Online classes on sale March 14

Classes may be cancelled up to one week prior to the start date due to low enrollment.

Class Options

MFA 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 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.

Take a two-day weekend workshop in drawing, painting, printmaking, and many more.

About Studio Art Classes

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

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Information and Policies

If 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 artclasses@mfa.org. For registration questions, you may also call the box office at 1-800-440-6975.

Frequently Asked Questions

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