As you arrive to the conference please head to check in located at the front desk of 248 Cabot Street. Here you will get your conference badge, program, swag as well as find answers to your questions! Check In before the first session of the conference opens at 7:45 a.m. 

If you are unable to arrive in that time frame, not to worry, the Check In table will have someone to answer your questions each day, as well as check in late arrivals.
Saturday Check In/Info Desk Schedule
8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sunday Check In/Info Desk Schedule
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Please note all presenters and attendees are required to check in at the registration desk prior to attending any sessions.

Saturday lunch is on your own. Check out the session Lunch on Your Own to see a list of walkable restaurants.
Sunday lunch is provided as part of the lunch alike sessions that are focused around a number of themes. Please add this session to your schedule if you are planning on joining us for lunch on Sunday so we can order an appropriate number of lunches!

Public Lots
Parking by Montserrat is available in the public lots listed below at $0.25 per hour from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday. The public lots are shown in blue on the parking map. Pay for parking at any public lot paystation using credit cards or quarters.  The GoParkit smartphone app is an alternative payment option available.
  • Upper and Lower Pond Street Lot (behind The Cabot Lodge - 278 Cabot Street)
  • Pond/Chapman Street Lot (behind the Atomic Cafe, Soma and Beverly Bank)
  • Federal/Chapman Street East Lot (behind the Family Dollar store)
  • Federal/Chapman Street West Lot (adjacent to 6 Chapman Street)
  • Hale/Briscoe Street Lot (adjacent to 5 Briscoe Street)
On Street Parking
On street parking is available in different zones.  The hourly rate is dependent on the zone.

Green Zone
  • Shown in green on the parking map.
  • $0.75 per hour, from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday.
  • Pay at any on-street ‘green zone’ paystation using credit cards or quarters.
  • GoParkit smartphone app is an alternative payment option.

Red Zone
  • Shown in red on the parking map.
  • Free of charge to visitors, from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday for a limited time period of 4 hours.
There is no charge for on street parking or lot parking on Sundays. Learn more here. 

Questions? Email conference@massarted.com if you can’t find your answer here! 

Stephanie Osser

Stephanie Osser
Workshop Teacher Art Teacher
Needham, MA
This conference is so full of learning opportunities for me to understand what matters for Art Educators today, as I have started a new chapter in my career as a life long artist. And, I hope to make connections with teachers and schools and program coordinators hiring outside artists to present workshops in Boston area schools. Collaborations with other artists and teachers would be wonderful too. Pre-School through 6th grade would be my main interest.
My background: I am a non-fiction book and editorial illustrator having illustrated non-fiction books and text books for children, plus cookbooks and a craft book for the Jim Henson Muppets workshop craft book (art projects I can teach), and editorial articles for magazines and newspapers.
For the past 18 years I have developed a new body of work as an illustrator in porcelain making stage designs, architectural ceramic tiles, and most recently Lithophanes-translucent illustrated images that magically appear when back lit.
I am excited now about sharing what I know, my many techniques with crafts material from recycled cardboard (colorful cereal boxes for making birds, etc.) polystyrene (best known as Shrinky Dinks, requiring a toaster over) and ceramics, clay (if there is a kiln available).
I have been teaching the making of Chinese inspired Shadow Puppets, and other crafts, at the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, a local Pre-School, and the Elm Bank Children's Programs run by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. With more time, I hope to work on long term projects to create original stories and shadow puppet characters, with performances by Pre-School through Elementary School age children especially. I'd like to work with teachers and parents to provide instruction with materials, and focus on the curriculum taught in their programs.

I was invited to make animal necklaces out if colorful recycled cereal boxes on a wearable art day with The Boston Children’s Museum in June 2020.