art classes for everyone!

Learn with us in our large, bright studios working with exceptional artist instructors.

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.

Spring art classes at a glance
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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.

Spring art classes at a glance
No courses have been published for that criterea.
Adult art classes
Grades: Adults
In-depth learning of fundamental skills and techniques for adults of all levels. On-site and online options available.

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.

Spring art classes at a glance
No courses have been published for that criterea.

Useful Information for students

Do you require masks during classes?

In accordance with FSU policy, masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals.

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, on the corner of Grove and Vernon Streets. 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?

The school is open to the public during sessions- generally from Tuesday- Saturdays from 9-4. If you would like to visit or have questions you would like answered in person, it is best to call or email us ahead of time to ensure we can be available for you.






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.

For on-site, beginning level adult classes, we 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 scholarships?

Yes! Thanks to the generosity of our founding instructor, Nan Hass Feldman, the art school has funding available on a limited basis, for adults, teens, and children seeking to study art at the Danforth. Such assistance is awarded on the basis of financial need, motivation, and potential benefit to the student.

Please see this page on our website for more information.

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 PDF certificate will be included in your confirmation email for you to print out and pass along to the recipient. However, if you would like us to mail a physical copy of the gift certificate to you or the recipient, please email the school at

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 email us at

Contact us!

For general school inquiries, please email us

Call us at 508-215-5116; if you leave a message here, we may call you back from our home/cell due to teleworking.