Curriculum & Program Structure

Artward Bound is an intensive four-year experience designed to develop artistic skills, thoughtful citizenship, and academic achievement.

Academic School Year

Successful portfolio creation is achieved through year long sequential classes that build art/design skills, studio practice, reflection and critique skills, and appreciation of art history. Students are also supported with homework help and one-on-one tutoring.

Grade 9: Artist Toolbox 

This course offers high school freshman the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the visual arts and explore a range of disciplines.

Grade 10: Citizen Artist

This course focuses on building students' understanding of how contemporary art can pose solutions to the challenges faced in society through art and design practices. The course challenges ideas of identity, citizenship, and participation.

Grade 11: Portfolio

This class supports junior students in creating work for a college portfolio, developing both observational drawing skills and more personal conceptual work.

Grade 12: Capstone

This course is the culminating experience for senior students to investigate contemporary art, their own ideas as artists and create a body of work.

Summer Session

A six-week full-day experience with engaging and relevant academic and art classes.

Year-long Youth Development

Small class size, opportunities for leadership, cultural experiences, family engagement and mentorship from current college student

Contact

Chandra Ortiz
Director, Artward Bound
Professional and Continuing Education
(617) 879-7122
cdortiz@massart.edu