February 12th, Friday, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

On the ground floor of the Bolling Building, in the Former Site Office


Painting portraits of First Responders students gain a visual arts vocabulary and learn techniques to make meaningful images using a range of art materials. By the end of class each student will have painted a full size portrait of a local EMT, police officer, firefighter or veteran (volunteers who will pose as models). Students use doors instead of canvases.

This intensive visual art course meets five days a week for nine weeks, starting on Wednesday, February 17th, ending on Friday April 29th, 2016. The class will meet after school for two hours; the starting and ending times of the class will be determined at the Information session to be held the week before class starts. The time will be based on the schedules of participants, as best we can manage.


The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building is at 2300 Washington Street in Roxbury, between the Roxbury Crossing T stop, and Dudley Square.


February 10th, Wednesday, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Students enrolled in the class will meet in the Living Art studio located on the street level of the Bolling Building the week before class begins to discuss expectations and to solidify the class schedule.


With 20 Studio Assistant positions available, Living Art is looking for self-motivated and attentive individuals with an interest in exploring careers in the arts. Free for students, completion of this program covers the community service requirement for high school graduation. Also Living Art hopes to be able to raise enough funding to give each student who completes a portrait a stipend at the conclusion of the program.


Students interested in enrolling are invited to arrange an individual interview with the instructor Leslie MacWeeny. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.


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