art classes for everyone!
Useful Information for students
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.