art classes for everyone!

"The weekly online consultations keep me working toward a goal." Andrea W., adult student studying with Ruth Scotch —

Our staff and faculty have been hard at work learning how to provide the most inspirational art instruction whether we meet in person or online. Join us!

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 fall classes at a glance
Mondays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Gr. 6-8
$180
Mondays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Gr. 4-5
$180
Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Gr. 4-5
$180
Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30p.m.
Gr. 2-3
$180
Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Gr. 6-8
$180
Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Gr. K-1
$180
Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Gr. 6-8
FULL
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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 fall classes at a glance
Mondays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Gr. 9-12
FULL
Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Gr. 9-12
$180
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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.

online adult classes at a glance
Saturday, October 3 from 1-4 p.m.
Adults, All levels
$75
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Beginner
$365
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Independent
$365
Tues. & Thurs: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Intermediate
FULL
Tuesdays 10:30-11:00
Independent
$160
Tuesdays: 11:15-11:45
Independent
$160
Tuesdays: 6:30 pm- 9:30 pm
Beginner
$240
Wednesdays 9:05 - 9:35 am
All levels
$160
Wednesdays: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
All levels
FULL
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
All levels
$160
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 3:30 -4:00 p.m.
All levels
FULL
Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Foundation
$240
Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Foundation
$240
Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Independent
$365
Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 am
All levels
$160
Thursdays: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
All levels
$160
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All levels
$365
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Independent
$365
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Useful Information for students

 
What has Danforth done to make the school safe to return to in-person classes?

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.

Will you have any on-site classes for children or teens this fall?

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.

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.  

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?

Right now, the school is closed to visitors. The best way to reach us is through email at:

danforthartschool@framingham.edu

 

 

 

 

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?

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.

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 email the school at danforthartschool@framingham.edu

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 danforthartschool@framingham.edu

Contact us!

For general school inquiries, please email us danforthartschool@framingham.edu

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