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Please join us from May 31 - June 2, 2024, for the inaugural MassArt Alumni Maker Weekend, a three-day celebration of creativity and connection. Return to campus for an unforgettable experience filled with creative making sessions and the chance to reconnect with fellow alums and the vibrant MassArt community.

Space is limited, so register today! Deadline is April 21, 2024, @ 11:59 pm.

You are also welcomed to register for a +1 (friend or family member) to join you at this weekend of creativity and connection.

REGISTRATION FEE is Now $300 per person!
(We've received additional support to underwrite the cost of the maker weekend, so we are now able to pass on the savings as a $50 registration discount per person - originally $350 per person).


Check-in (Friday, May, 31, 4:00 - 6:30 pm): Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, North Hall

Welcoming Reception (Friday, May 31, 6:30 - 8:30 pm): President Mary K. Grant is hosting a reception to welcome our alumni back and kick off the weekend. Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with fellow alums, faculty, and staff!

Making Sessions (Saturday, June 1, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm,  and Sunday, June 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm): Brush up on your old skills or learn some new ones by selecting two making sessions to participate in throughout the weekend.

  • From Chaos to Creative: Reflecting the Times / Collage | with Ekua Holmes '77
  • Laser Sharp: An Introduction to Cutting and Engraving with Laser Cutters with Luke Pinkham M'25
  • Not Your Ordinary Jello / Gelatin Printing | with Janet Kawada '92
  • Pierce, Pattern, Polish, Pin (Not in That Order) / Jewelry | with William Vanaria '12
  • Raku with Erica Hood '14 and Owen Roberts '15
  • Wood Sculpted Utensils | with Ellen Adams

Meals/Snacks (Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2): Enjoy morning coffee/tea service with pastries, daily group lunches, and afternoon snacks, for an opportunity to refuel and mingle with fellow alums.

Mural Talk (Saturday, June 1, during lunch): Enjoy an interactive conversation with alum Genaro (GoFive) Ortega '09, mural artist and Mural Walk Curator for Madison Park High School, whose work bridges the past with the present, inspiring the next generation to embrace their cultural roots and forge their own creative paths. You'll also have the opportunity to take a Self-guided Neighborhood Art Tour afterwards.

Accommodations (Friday night, May 31, and Saturday night, June 1): For those planning to join us from out of town, consider staying on campus in the Tree House Residence Hall for a special alumni rate of just $160 for two nights. The price includes linen service. For more information on staying at the Tree House Residence Hall, please click HERE!

REGISTER NOW! We can't wait to see you at the Alumni Maker Weekend. It will be an experience to remember! 

Questions? Please contact MassArt Alumni Relations at

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