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We at ActonArt openly denounce the
current wave of hate and violence
being shown to the Black community
and protestors by police.

We call upon our elected officals
and government to take real,
actionable movements towards
dismantling unjust systems.

We have donated to two organizations
that we feel are important to support,
Creatives of Color BOSTON and
The Movement for Black Lives.
Please consider donating.


As of now, the homepage of our website will be dedicated to presenting an online protest gallery. If any students (past or present) have work they would like to create or share, reflecting on their feelings about the current issues in our country, we want to see it. We want to share it. We want to be the space for your voice to be heard. Art is important and we cannot stop creating. Email with questions or artwork.

- ActonArt Team


Alicia Z, age 12

Natalie S, age 15

Suki F, age 13


Drawing & Fine Art Programs for children, teens and adults

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Portrait by Taylor S.

SUMMER Classes and Workshops are now available on the Summer 2020 web page. Submit a registration using the "Register" button below or clicking the "Register" tab on the left.

Adult drawing and painting classes for summer

Adult Studio Art

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon,
June 23rd — August 28th
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S. Ishii - Adult
This class has been designed for people who have some experience and would like a mixture of studio time for independent work/experimentation, as well as structured projects that guide students in working with new materials and techniques. We’re also going to include some instructed figure drawing, with at least one class that will feature a live model and a variety of poses. All high quality materials and model fees are included in the course tuition.

Now you can feed your artistic brain—be guided through the use of new materials and techniques—and have complete freedom to work independently—all in the same class!
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Introduction to Watercolor Painting

Tuesdays, 1 to 3 pm,
June 23rd — August 28th
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Painting with watercolors can be remarkably simple or impressively complex depending upon your desire to engage with the medium. This intro level class will present a basic foundation that all watercolorists need to have in their skillset.
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Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Thursdays, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm,
June 25th — August 30th
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L. Dallimore - Adult
Learning to draw portraits is much more attainable than most people realize. It’s not a “gift” that some people possess but a practiced skill that they’ve developed usually with instruction and guidance. And it’s remarkably satisfying to do once you’ve learned the basics.
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What Class Next?

CURIOUS about what ActonArt offers students who already know they’re destined for a career in the creative arts? Or possibly you’d just like to know what class makes sense for your child who just loves to draw??

Well then, check out our handy-dandy flow chart that shows the logical progression through classes. Please keep in mind there is no “right” path down the chart. The chart simply illustrates what can be expected in terms of moving into higher level classes over time.

Some students want nothing but Foundation classes, while others want to experience it all! If you have questions please give us a call at 978-266-1600.
Class flowchart
ORANGE BOXES represent Foundation classes that teach the comprehensive processes of drawing. BLUE BOXES represent Cartooning and Manga classes which also present foundation concepts and techniques, but always via Manga or Cartoon subject matter. GREEN BOXES represent Portfolio classes that require knowledge and technical skills taught in the foundation classes. These classes are designed to provide students seeking art related careers exposure to, and experience with complex materials, methods and planning processes. Most portfolio classes are open to anyone even if they are not planning to develop a formal portfolio.