Studio School

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Beginning/Intermediate Painting AC14
An introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Covers concepts of color, form, light, composition, and methods of applying paint to canvas or paper. Instruction is individualized to meet the needs and interests of each student. Bring painting supplies.
AC14 Tues. 10 am -1 pm

Advanced Painting AC10

This is an upper level class for serious students. Its  primary aim is to strengthen technical skills and to develop a personal style. Students work on individual projects in the medium of their choice under the guidance of the instructor.
Instructor: Michael Dowling
AC10B Tues. 6:30 pm 9:30 pm

AC10C Wednesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Advanced Critique/Vision AC70

Guided conversations will be held that examine issues we are dealing with as artists. Topics might include: experiencing art, learning to talk about each other’s art, our role as artists in our society, accessing and recognizing our vision, special needs we have as artists, talking about our art with others. The instructor may request ongoing work be brought to the class.
Instructor:  Michael Dowling

Figure Drawing AC30
The ability to accurately draw the human figure is essential for any art student. Through a series of creative exercises, life model poses, and projects, discover the elements of proportion, anatomy, observation, and expression. Tuition includes model fee.

Tuition: $200
Instructor:  TBA
Thurs. 9:30 am -11:30 am
Thurs.  6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Italy 2020

April 13- April 29, 2020


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fees $2600.00 plus airfare (estimated at $1200.00)


To register for classes, please email Michael Dowling at
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.