Mixed Media Drawing and Painting BIG! | Maria Malatesta | Winter 2020

Instructor: Maria Malatesta

Friday, January 10, 2020 - Sunday, January 12, 2020 (inclement weather make-up dates: Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19)

Friday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Tuition: $330 non-credit only; 10% discount available for alumni, seniors, and educators

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


In this workshop we will work large as a way to open up, loosen up and explore new ways of working. You will expand your drawing skills through the use of a variety of materials and ways of making “marks”. Charcoal, Conte crayon, pastel, graphite, ink, acrylic paint, collage and more will be explored. A model will be available for reference or as a jumping off point into abstraction. Looking at and the discussion of contemporary and historical artists will be included. This is a highly supportive class, where process and play will enliven and deepen your connection to your work. This class is a good bridge between drawing and painting. Open to all levels, but some drawing experience is helpful.

About Maria

Maria teaches Mixed Media and Oil Painting at Montserrat College of Art and has taught international programs in Tortola, BVI and Umbria, Italy. She also teaches privately in her studio.


In 2015 Maria had a solo show at Montserrat College of Art. Other solo and two person shows include Porter Mill Gallery in Beverly, Chameleon Gallery in Newburyport, Mingo Gallery in Beverly, Main Street Gallery in Winters, CA and Pagus Gallery in Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown in many group shows in the Boston area and the North Shore. She works in her studio is in the South End of Boston.


Maria received the Diploma and Fifth Year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Bachelor of Science from Lesley College, Cambridge MA. She has attended numerous residencies and workshops which include working with Timothy Hawkesworth, Art New England and SMFA programs in Venice, Italy. She has twice received a grant to the Vermont Studio Center.


Montserrat College of Art
Room #302
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

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We provide expert instruction within the visual arts for the North Shore community and beyond. Small program sizes and a supportive environment allow students of all levels a conducive environment to explore, learn new skills and sharpen existing ones. Please join us to take your art interests to the next level!

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