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Michael Wilson

Michael Bruce Wilson has been an artist for more than forty years, beginning his studies with the Famous Artists Course by mail while in high school. Since his days as a university student in Northern CA in the mid-seventies, Michael has always combined studies with professionalism. Graduating with a Studio Diploma in 1987 followed by a 5th-Year Program first prize from the SMFA, Boston, Wilson has been granted several artist residencies, including The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Ucross Foundation.  In 2013 he completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, “91 Paintings In 91 Days,” and was awarded a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust of the  Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Michael has shown his paintings in galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, Santa Fe, and Boston, and been co-owner and director of OZ Gallery in Provincetown, MA for 5 years.  His paintings are in many corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad, including Fidelity Investment Corp., Ritz Carlton, Hyatt and Sheraton hotels, Ssang Yong Corp. of Seoul, South Korea.

Wilson has been a painting and drawing teacher off and on for over 20 years, at the SMFA, for the Waltham Arts Council and currently at the New Arts Center in Newton.



In the event of a COVID-related building closure, in-person classes will continue with live online learning (Zoom). In the case of equipment-intensive courses, the curriculum may be adjusted slightly. For example, all ceramics classes will continue with a handbuilding focus.

Please Note: Online registration for classes that begin on Monday or Saturday close the Friday before at 12PM. Online registration for classes that begin on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday close on the day before at 12PM. If class registration has closed online and you are interested in registering, please email Marte at [email protected]

Adult Live Online Learning (Zoom) Classes: The “Student’s Email” you provide during registration will be emailed the Zoom link and login information one hour before the class begins.

Children/Teen Live Online Learning (Zoom) Classes: The email you provide at checkout will be emailed the Zoom link and login information one hour before the class begins.

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