Studio Art Classes

Studio Art Classes in Painting and Drawing
A life drawing class at the Boston School of Painting.
Art Classes in Drawing and Oil Painting

The Boston School of Painting offers fine art classes in drawing and oil painting as taught in the tradition of 18th and 19th century European ateliers.

Studio art classes run continuously and include instruction in oil painting, drawing  – using both graphite and charcoal – and the human figure. Further, Jason Polins personally assists all art students with their choice of art materials such as graphite, charcoal, chalk, paints and brushes. Equally important, he guides his students with selecting the appropriate paper or canvas for their assignments.

Jason’s approach to teaching is so successful that even a total beginner in arts is able to achieve mastery, no matter what their initial skill level.

Art Classes for 2020

Our next 14-week session begins January 7, 2020 and will continue through the spring of 2020.  Please contact the school for details about upcoming fine art classes in drawing and oil painting.

Art Classes in Figure Drawing – Life Drawing

Our figure drawing sessions  (also known as life drawing) offer both male and female nude models. Studio art classes take place on Tuesday morning and evening, and on Saturday mornings. Our curriculum also features instruction in cast drawings created in charcoal.

Art classes in figure drawing take place on Wednesday. Classes run mornings, evenings and weekends. We also offer various workshops throughout the year. Please contact us to discuss your interests.

In the future, the new name of our art studio will change to Polins Atelier. The school is still located at 86 Joy St, Studio #51 Somerville, MA 02143.  Feel free to contact Jason Polins  at 617.372.6555 or e-mail at  You can find the studio on the second floor at the end of the corridor on the left.

The art studio is near the Cambridge/Somerville line a short walk from Lechmere Station on the MBTA Green Line close to Boston.

Free parking is available for day and evening students.