art classes for everyone!

"I love my online class- it feels just like my class in the studio at Danforth!" Sansita- student in Lee Ball's Painting IV class —Painting IV

We work hard to make sure taking a class at Danforth is convenient, comfortable, inviting and inspiring for all our students.

Children’s art classes
Grades: K-8
Nurture your child’s creative curiosity and self-expression through art and art-making.

Our children’s program is known for its comprehensive studio art experience with classes in drawing, painting and mixed media/sculpture designed to develop skill with materials and knowledge in artistic concepts. All students maintain a portfolio of work, which provides opportunities to analyze and discuss important works on display. Our small class sizes and dedicated instructors allow students to have fun experimenting with materials while learning how to express personal viewpoints and create well-crafted art.

online spring classes at a glance
Saturday, May 9 1 p.m. -2 p.m
Adults, K-8
$20
Saturday, May 16 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Adults, K-8
$20
Saturday, June 6 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Adults, K-8
FULL
Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gr. 4-5
FULL
Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gr. 6-8
$70
Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gr. 6-8
$70
Thursdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gr. 6-8
FULL
Thursdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gr. 2-3
FULL
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Gr. K-1
$70
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Gr. 6-8
$70
Summer Arts 2020

How Art Happened 

From cave paintings to cubism, humankind has made art to express feelings and ideas. This summer, Danforth Art school will look at the long timeline of art making through the ages to learn about how and why different art forms were invented and also how various cultures influenced the many art movements we know of today. Each week will be a new experience having fun creating and exploring materials inspired by different eras and art movements. Students will learn new fine art skills and concepts as they create a portfolio filled with artwork representing their own interpretations of various periods on the art timeline.

June 22- Aug 21, 2020
$405/$205
Registration opens January 2!
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Teen art classes
Grades: Teens
Designed to advance skills and develop personal viewpoint.

Our program for High School students focuses on providing more advanced instruction in drawing and painting, allowing each student to begin the process of developing a personal viewpoint. Instructors encourage students to explore ideas and content as well as refining skill with various media. Strategies for enhancing portfolios will also be explored.

online spring classes at a glance
Thursdays: 4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Gr. 9-12
$105
Saturdays: 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
Gr. 9-12
$105
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Adult art classes
Grades: Adults
In-depth learning of fundamental skills and techniques for adults of all levels.

We offer five levels of study suited to everyone from absolute beginners to those developing their own body of artwork. Students may remain in any level for as long as they would like; instructors will adjust lessons to accommodate new and returning students. Our diverse faculty pool allows students to study painting, drawing and other media with instructors from many backgrounds and perspectives.

online adult classes at a glance
Date: Friday, June 19 10-11:30 am
All levels
$15
Saturday, May 9 1 p.m. -2 p.m
Adults, K-8
$20
Saturday, May 16 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Adults, K-8
$20
Saturday, June 6 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Adults, K-8
FULL
Tues. & Thurs: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Intermediate
$210
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Beginner
$210
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
All levels
$80
Wednesdays: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
All levels
$80
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
All levels
$80
Wednesdays: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
All levels
FULL
Wednesdays: 12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
All levels
FULL
Wednesdays: 1:15 p.m. -1:45 p.m.
All levels
FULL
Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
All levels
FULL
Wednesdays: 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
All levels
FULL
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Foundation
$210
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Beginner
$210
Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Foundation
$210
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
All levels
FULL
Fridays: 9:45 a.m. -10:15 a.m.
All levels
$80
Fridays: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
All levels
$80
Fridays: 11:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
All levels
FULL
Saturday May 9 & May 16 from 1-4 p.m.
All levels
$60
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Useful Information for students

 
Do you offer online art classes?

Yes we do! Registration is now open for online fine art study with many of our exceptional teachers. These classes are live,interactive video sessions with small class sizes. The teacher will give demonstrations and provide valuable feedback to each student.

How do online art classes work?

Danforth virtual classes take place on the platforms Google Classroom and Zoom.  

After registering, you will receive an email from Danforth prior to the class date that will contain a username you have been assigned, and a link to your class in Google Classroom.  Here you will find another link to log onto Zoom meetings (where the live interactions with instructors take place). You will also receive a tutorial on how this all works. 

Just like with in-person classes, students start and stop online classes according to the schedule by logging into the classroom and clicking on the link to join the Zoom meeting specific to that class. Instructors will greet students through the computer and lead demonstrations and exercises, supporting students’ efforts throughout the class time. Students will log into this same zoom link for each class in the session.  

The instructor will use Google Classroom to post any announcements, upload resource images, or whatever else they decide in support of their lesson. Students may post images of artwork here as well. Instructors will help students to get used to working online for their art instruction. 

Prior to the class, students should obtain the supplies that are listed with the class description on our website. To participate in online art classes, we suggest setting up a quiet workspace at a table with a laptop or tablet to view while working (elevated if using paint) ensuring good light, and gathering supplies that have been requested.  

If there is a weather cancellation, how will I know?

If Framingham State University cancels classes, we will put an alert on the outgoing message on the school phone line as soon as we know. Please call 508-215-5116. If we do cancel a class,school staff will reach out to students regarding a make up date or refund as soon as possible.

How do I get there?

We are located at 14 Vernon Street, in the Jonathan Maynard building. We are the large brick building overlooking the Framingham Centre Common. There is ample free parking in the lot to the rear of the building. Please take the elevator in the lobby to floor 3.

What are your hours?

Danforth Art School is generally open during class hours which varies by session. School staff are often assisting students and teachers so may not be able to answer your call, but we will be sure to respond as soon as possible. If you would like, please call to make an appointment: 508.215.5116. The school will be closed on the following dates / holidays:

Wed. April 8- Thurs. April 9

Sat. April 18

Mon. April 20

Sat. May 23- Mon. May 25

 

 

 

 

Do you prorate or offer refunds?

Danforth Art reserves the right to cancel any class, to change instructors, or to reschedule individual classes as needed. We are unable to offer make-up classes if students are absent. Full refunds will be made if a class is canceled by Danforth Art.

Students wishing to cancel a registration must contact the school. Refunds will be given as follows: if the cancellation occurs after the first class, we will refund 80% of tuition cost; after the second class we will refund 60% of the tuition cost; after the third class, there is no refund. Exceptions to this policy can be made only in the event of an emergency. Class tuition is not prorated due to student absence. In the event of inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on our website and phone by 8 am.

What supplies do I need?

Danforth art school provides all supplies for children’s classes. We also provide supplies for beginning level adult classes for the first meeting. Supplies suggested for all other classes will be provided on the class description page.

Do you offer Gift Certificates for classes?

Yes! Gift Certificates can be given in increments of $50 or the price of a children’s/teen or adult art class.Simply fill out the registration form under the name of the individual you are gifting the class to and we’ll take care of the rest.

For your convenience, a certificate will be emailed to you after the purchase. However, if you would like us to mail a physical copy of the gift certificate to you or the recipient, please call the school at 508-215-5116.

I don’t see my question here, what should I do?

Please visit the FAQs page of our website for a full list of frequently asked questions. Or call us at 508.215.5116 or email us at danforthartschool@framingham.edu

Contact us!

For general school inquiries, call 508.215.5116 or email danforthartschool@framingham.edu. If you would like to contact the School Director, Noelle Fournier, you may reach her at 508.215.5115 or at nfournier1@framingham.edu