art classes for everyone!
Useful Information for students
As part of a state institution, Danforth is following all mandates and guidelines for hygiene protocols, safety and tracing. We have limited on-site class sizes to 9 to ensure more than adequate social distancing. We require masks for anyone entering the school, and keep a daily log of visitors. All surfaces are professionally cleaned each evening, and studios are only used once per day. We ask all students and instructors to wear masks at all times, conduct frequent hand washing, and limit elevator occupancy to one at a time. The side stairs will be unlocked to assist in social distancing.
At this time, we do not feel safe in welcoming our younger learners back into the studios. We hope to be able to do so in 2021.
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.
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.
Right now, the school is closed to visitors. The best way to reach us is through email at:
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.
Under normal circumstances, Danforth Art School provides all supplies for children’s classes.During this COVID crisis, all children/teen classes will be offered online, therefore we will provide a modest supply list for families. This will be provided on the website under class description.
For on-site, beginning level adult classes, we will continue to 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 email the school at email@example.com
For general school inquiries, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at 508-215-5116; if you leave a message here, we may call you back from our home/cell due to teleworking.