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Abstract Drawing Workshop

June 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Tickets Starting at: $795

Instructor: Matthew Murphy
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm | June 20 – 24


Working both abstractly and non-objectively, students will advance their understanding of composition, space, and movement in relation to ideas such as narrative or sensation. Students will develop a unique body of work by abstracting from observation and imagination. Projects will be designed to generate and explore ideas through drawing. A range of materials will be used including as charcoal, ink, graphite or acrylic. This exploration will be deepened by relating one’s work to our long history of drawing by looking at artists such as Kandinsky, Malevich, Pollock, Hesse, etc. Some drawing experience is helpful but not required.

*this course may be taken for 1.5 credits; additional fees, pre-requisites, and requirements apply. Please contact the Continuing Education Office first to confirm eligibility before registering for credit. Montserrat Students should register via campus cafe.

About Matt: Matt Murphy studied painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and earned his BFA in 2003. In 2005 he earned an MFA from University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He now lives and works in Boston, MA and teaches painting and drawing at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. He also works as a carpenter and exhibit fabricator/installer at Harvard University. He has shown in Boston at Emmanuel College and Laconia Gallery, Sugar Gallery at University of Arkansas; also in Richmond VA, Seattle, WA, Providence, RI, Brooklyn, NY and at the New Bedford Museum of Art.   



– $795 full tuition
– $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
– $715 alumni, seniors & educators
– $975 for 1.5 credits*

Rolling Admission- just $250 deposit due at time of registration.

$500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
– $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights

*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.


All external students, including external, credit-seeking students, please use the link below:

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Internal, full-time Montserrat students, please register via campus cafe.

For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu

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June 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
June 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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