For Students

Art Lessons

PMAC (Portsmouth Music & Arts Center)
PMAC offers one-on-one lessons as well as group classes for students in grades K-12.  Several classes starting in March.
MECA (Maine College of Art)
Meca offers a a “Summer Art Academy” for students ages 9-12.
MassArt (Massachusetts College of Art and Design)
MassArt offers Saturday Studios classes as well as classes during school vacations for students in grades 4-12.
MFA (The Museum of Fine Art)
“The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, offers studio art classes and workshops for families, children, teens, and adults, taught by experienced educators who are also professional artists. Students are invited to question, explore, experiment, and solve problems as they create and interact with art.” -MFA Website
ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art)
The ICA often has programs offered during school vacations.

Art Openings & Exhibits

First Fridays Portsmouth: Art ‘Round Town
First Fridays
Many galleries and art studios have art openings and open studios on the first Friday of every month.
-Somerville Studios
-Jamaica Plain
-and More!
SoWa is the industrial section south of Washington Street in the South End of Boston.
The SoWa Market is open every Sunday,
May through October, 10am-4pm
460 Harrison Ave, Boston MA
Youth 6 and under are FREE!  Youth 7-17 are FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise $10.
Free Days:  Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25)
The Museum is free to all visitors on the following Open House days: Monday, January 21, 2013 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day); and Monday, October 14, 2013 (Fall Open House)
Contemporary exhibits may not always be appropriate for elementary artists.  Check the website before planning your trip.
Free Days:  Youth 17 and under always FREE.
Every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights.
FREE for families (up to 2 adults accompanied by children 12 + under) on the last Saturday of each month (except December)


Art Colleges and Universities

New England

Outside of New England

Virtual Art Making

National Gallery Art Zone for Kids




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Push & Pull: Hans Hoffmann

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((Left) Hans Hofman (Right) Ms.Norman)