About The Class

Instructor: Christopher Volpe

Medium: Painting

Workshop Title: Creating a Series

Equipping you with a set of tools to create personally meaningful work is the goal. The method? Through interactive, generative, and creative exercises, we will remove barriers to expression. You will work in series, taking work through multiple iterations to develop a creative practice marked by originality, feeling, and a unifying conceptual theme. Bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment and to engage with the past and present. The instructor will use oil paints, but you are encouraged to work in any medium you choose.

Materials List. Click here for a list of supplies that you will need to bring for this workshop.

About The Instructor

Christopher volpe

Christopher Volpe is an artist, writer, and teacher who paints at the border of representation and abstraction. He has taught at Montserrat College of Art and Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Massachusetts, and in workshops throughout New England and abroad. Grants include The Saint Botolph Club Foundation and MassMoCA/Assets for Artists. Matter & Light Fine Art in Boston hosted his most recent solo show. His work has been featured in Artscope and Art New England.



  • Application Fee: $50.00

  • Residents: $1,300.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

  • Commuters: $1,050.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Lunch and Dinner Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

Artists are people on a public path of self-discovery. Technique is important, but so is having something to say. And we all have something to say.
— Christopher Volpe

Christopher Volpe

These photos are representative of the instructor’s work, not necessarily of work that will be produced during the workshop.

Inspiration is waiting.