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Courses  

Adult courses are the cornerstone of the mission of Continuing Studies at MECA, providing art education to our public community at the highest caliber.  Choose from 10 subject areas and maximize your learning in a format that spans from 8 to 12 weeks.  Work in professional studios in proximity of talented degree students.  Grow your professional and personal creative skills. 

Workshops

Let's face it.  You may not have the time to commit to a multi-week course.  You have the same desire to develop your creative prowess, and you need the same comprehensive education.  We offer a series of weekend workshops designed to compress the same quality education into 1, 2, or 3 days.  Maximize your time, take some risks, and learn something new in a low-commitment format.

Intensives

Combining the spirit of our Courses and Workshops, we take advantage of a break between academic years to give you a thorough yet compact educational experience.  Not only do you get the same amount of instruction as with the full term Courses, you also get a chance to be in an immersive studio environment for an entire week. 

COURSE LISTINGS

  • CCA 020 | The Art and Craft of Food Writing
    CCA 020 | The Art and Craft of Food Writing
  • CCA 110  | Pastry Perfection
    CCA 110 | Pastry Perfection
  • CCA 120 | Farm to Fork Workshop
    CCA 120 | Farm to Fork Workshop
  • CCA 130 | All About Cheese
    CCA 130 | All About Cheese
  • CCA 140 | Microbrewing
    CCA 140 | Microbrewing
  • CCE 115 | Colorful Functional Ceramics
    CCE 115 | Colorful Functional Ceramics
  • CCT 044  | Photoshop Crash Course Workshop
    CCT 044 | Photoshop Crash Course Workshop
  • CCT 065  | InDesign Summer Crash Course Workshop
    CCT 065 | InDesign Summer Crash Course Workshop
  • CCT 076  | Illustrator Crash Course Workshop
    CCT 076 | Illustrator Crash Course Workshop
  • CDR 069 | Sketchbook as Document and Impetus
    CDR 069 | Sketchbook as Document and Impetus
  • CDR 073 | Visual Journaling Workshop
    CDR 073 | Visual Journaling Workshop
  • CDR 080 | Sketch + Study: Fort Gorges
    CDR 080 | Sketch + Study: Fort Gorges
  • CDR 100 | Drawing for the Complete and Utter Beginner
    CDR 100 | Drawing for the Complete and Utter Beginner
  • CDR 105 | Drawing Sculptures at the Portland Museum of Art
    CDR 105 | Drawing Sculptures at the Portland Museum of Art
  • CDR 115 | Portrait Drawing Atelier
    CDR 115 | Portrait Drawing Atelier
  • CDR 118 | Object Project: A Workshop in Drawing
    CDR 118 | Object Project: A Workshop in Drawing
  • CDR 131 | Watercolor Sketchbooks
    CDR 131 | Watercolor Sketchbooks
  • CDR 160 | Colored Pencil
    CDR 160 | Colored Pencil
  • CDR 166 | Mixed Media Portraiture
    CDR 166 | Mixed Media Portraiture
  • CDR 179 | Life Drawing
    CDR 179 | Life Drawing
  • CFS 075 | Understanding Patterns
    CFS 075 | Understanding Patterns
  • CFS 080 | Fabric Manipulation
    CFS 080 | Fabric Manipulation
  • CFS 090 | Introduction to Machine Knitting
    CFS 090 | Introduction to Machine Knitting
  • CFS 118 | Fabric Silk Screen
    CFS 118 | Fabric Silk Screen
  • CFS 150 | Progress in Sewing
    CFS 150 | Progress in Sewing
  • CGD 100 | Beginning Graphic Design
    CGD 100 | Beginning Graphic Design
  • CGD 115 | Personal Branding Workshop
    CGD 115 | Personal Branding Workshop
  • CGD 132 | Picture Books Intensive
    CGD 132 | Picture Books Intensive
  • CGL 105 | Basic Glassblowing
    CGL 105 | Basic Glassblowing
  • CGL 109 | Glass Beads Workshop
    CGL 109 | Glass Beads Workshop
  • CGL 110 | Glass Beads
    CGL 110 | Glass Beads
  • CGL 110 | Glass Beads: 4 Week Intensive
    CGL 110 | Glass Beads: 4 Week Intensive
  • CGL 120 | Introduction to Stained Glass
    CGL 120 | Introduction to Stained Glass
  • CLA 040 | The Art of Story: Writing Workshop
    CLA 040 | The Art of Story: Writing Workshop
  • CLA 050 | Playwriting Workshop
    CLA 050 | Playwriting Workshop
  • CLA 101 | Bones of the Novel
    CLA 101 | Bones of the Novel
  • CLA 150 | Cultural China: Language Classes & Conversation
    CLA 150 | Cultural China: Language Classes & Conversation
  • CLS100 | Project Zero, Harvard University Lecture & Workshop
    CLS100 | Project Zero, Harvard University Lecture & Workshop
  • CMJ 040 | Bracelets Workshop
    CMJ 040 | Bracelets Workshop
  • CMJ 055 | Paper Jewelry Workshop
    CMJ 055 | Paper Jewelry Workshop
  • CMJ 084 | Low Tech Casting Workshop
    CMJ 084 | Low Tech Casting Workshop
  • CMJ 110 | Sailor Knotting Workshop
    CMJ 110 | Sailor Knotting Workshop
  • CMJ 137 | Beginning and Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry
    CMJ 137 | Beginning and Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry
  • CMJ 165 | Five Rings in Five Days
    CMJ 165 | Five Rings in Five Days
  • CPH 001 | Photography Open Studio
    CPH 001 | Photography Open Studio
  • CPH 020 | Beach Photography Workshop
    CPH 020 | Beach Photography Workshop
  • CPH 060 | Breaking the Rules: Creative Darkroom Use Workshop
    CPH 060 | Breaking the Rules: Creative Darkroom Use Workshop
  • CPH 084 | 4 X 5 Black and White Photography Workshop
    CPH 084 | 4 X 5 Black and White Photography Workshop
  • CPH 100 | Beginning/Intermediate B+W Film Photography
    CPH 100 | Beginning/Intermediate B+W Film Photography
  • CPH 125 | Digital Photography
    CPH 125 | Digital Photography
  • CPR 130 | Printmaking and Bookmaking
    CPR 130 | Printmaking and Bookmaking
  • CPT 053 | Narrative Collage Workshop
    CPT 053 | Narrative Collage Workshop
  • CPT 054 | The Art of the Shadow Box Workshop
    CPT 054 | The Art of the Shadow Box Workshop
  • CPT 065 | Plein Air Painting Workshop
    CPT 065 | Plein Air Painting Workshop
  • CPT 068 | Portland Farmer's Market: Summer Watercolor Books Workshop
    CPT 068 | Portland Farmer's Market: Summer Watercolor Books Workshop
  • CPT 100 | Painting for the True Blue Beginner
    CPT 100 | Painting for the True Blue Beginner
  • CPT 106 | The Practice of Painting
    CPT 106 | The Practice of Painting
  • CPT 120 | Painting the Floral Subject
    CPT 120 | Painting the Floral Subject
  • CPT 135 | Peak's Island: Sketchbooks Workshop
    CPT 135 | Peak's Island: Sketchbooks Workshop
  • CPT 172 | Encaustic Summer Workshop
    CPT 172 | Encaustic Summer Workshop
  • CSC 152 | Sculpting the Classic Figure in Clay
    CSC 152 | Sculpting the Classic Figure in Clay
  • CSC 180 | Introductory Blacksmithing
    CSC 180 | Introductory Blacksmithing
  • CWD 080 | Spoon Carving Workshop
    CWD 080 | Spoon Carving Workshop
  • CWD 110 | Furniture Making: The Stool
    CWD 110 | Furniture Making: The Stool

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