Adult art classes currently enrolling for:

Fall Session

September 24-November 20

Weekly classes support in-depth learning of fundamental skills and techniques for adults of all levels of ability and experience, and in a variety of media.

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.

 
 
 
 

We want to help choose a class that’s right for you. Weekend workshops also available.

Beginning classes—are for people who may have never taken an art class before. The instructor will explain suggested materials on the first day of class. Foundations classes are for those who have taken one or more beginning level classes; instructors offer lessons which build off beginning level concepts. Students may remain in either level for several sessions.

Intermediate classes—are for those who have taken some classes and would like more focused and complex study. Many students remain in intermediate level for a year or more. Advanced classes are for those who have been studying for several years and seek instruction which will expand current skill and content goals.

Independent and Professional—classes are for those who have a body of work and would like individualized critique to help develop specific personal artistic goals.

 

Registration process—all registration is done using Framingham State University’s class registration portal.

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Day + Time
Instructor(s)
Class
 
Level
Price
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Independent Painting
Independent
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 24- Nov. 19

Note: No class on Oct. 1

Other courses taught by Wilbur: Advanced Painting, Clothed Figure Drawing and Painting workshop

 

This class is designed for the student who seeks to develop their painting practice while receiving individual critical feedback from the instructor. Work alongside peers to further develop your personal approach. Bring a sample of your work (in oil or acrylics) to first class. Bring any supplies and materials you prefer to work with.

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Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Beginning Acrylic Painting
Beginner
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 24- Nov. 19

Note: no class on Oct. 1

Other courses taught by Paula: Foundations of Acrylic Painting, Collage:Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

 

Learn to paint! This is an introduction to the materials and techniques of painting in acrylic for beginning students. Working from direct observation and a variety of subject matter, this class will focus on color and basic concepts of form, light, and composition. No previous experience required. All supplies included for the first class. Students will receive a modest supply list at the first class meeting.

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Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Intermediate Acrylic Painting
Intermediate
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 24- Nov. 19

Note: No class on Oct 1

Other courses taught by Leslie: Beginning Acrylic Painting

 

This class is suitable for anyone who has taken several painting classes and wants to develop on foundational skills acrylic paint. Students will explore painting concepts using still life, landscape, or other teacher-generated subject matter. Intermediate Acrylic Painting Supply List

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Tuesdays: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Intermediate Drawing: Portraits
Intermediate
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 24- Nov. 19

Note: No class on Oct. 1

Other courses taught by Linda: Advanced Drawing and Painting: Figure Studies, High School Drawing: Illustration, High School Portrait and Figure Studies, Drawing III

 

This intermediate class is suitable for anyone who has taken at least two drawing classes in the past and has an interest in learning how to draw the portrait. Students will work from a live model during half the classes, focusing on different measuring techniques, spatial positioning, and developing technical skills as they relate to drawing the human head. They will gain a deeper understanding of the properties of various drawing media, and how to express volume and depth, as well as developing observational drawing techniques. Intermediate Drawing: Portraits Supply List

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Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Foundations of Watercolor
Foundation
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 24- Nov. 19

Note: No class on Oct. 1

Other courses taught by Susan: Beginning Watercolor, Professional Development for Art Teachers

 

This class is for those who have taken a few watercolor classes but would like to refine their skills and learn to create more detailed and finished pieces. Through direct instruction, demonstrations, and specialized still life arrangements, students will have the opportunity to expand their options for techniques while creating beautiful representational work. This class is suitable for anyone who has taken at least two watercolor classes. Foundations of Watercolor Supply List

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Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Foundations of Drawing and Painting
Foundation
$365
Meets 8 Times, Sept. 25 - Nov. 20
 

This is the perfect class for those who have taken a few art classes and are interested in expanding their skill level in a variety of drawing and painting media. Students will work from teacher generated materials in addition to photographs or other subject matter of interest. Foundations of Drawing and Painting Supply List

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Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Independent Painting- Wed AM
Independent
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 25 - Nov. 20

Note: No class Oct. 9

 

This class is designed for the student who seeks to develop their painting practice while receiving individual critical feedback from the instructor. Work alongside peers to further develop your personal approach. Bring a sample of your work (in oil or acrylics) to first class. Bring any supplies and materials you prefer to work with.

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Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Foundations of Acrylic Painting: Experimental Techniques
Foundation
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 25 - Nov. 20

Note: No class on Oct. 9

Other courses taught by Paula: Foundations of Watercolor, Collage: Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

 

If you have taken a few painting classes and want to try something new – this class is for you. Delve into color relationships, learn new techniques to apply paint, and experiment with creating images from a different viewpoint. Your instructor will guide you through a variety of techniques to expand your options for self-expression. Bring acrylic paint materials and tools that you normally use and a recent painting to the first class. Foundations of Acrylic Painting-Experimental Techniques Supply List

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Wednesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Intermediate Painting: Palette Knife
Intermediate
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 25 - Nov. 20

Note: No class Oct. 9

Other courses taught by Ruth: Advanced Painting, Professional Development for Art Teachers

 

In this observational painting class, you will use a palette knife instead of a brush to focus on clearly defining planes as they wrap around forms. Work to find the correct color and value for each plane, and your resulting paintings will be strong and sculptural with little (if any) blending. An excellent class for intermediate students who want to improve the color, form and sense of light in their paintings. Intermediate Painting – Palette Knife Supply List

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Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
Beginner
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 25 - Nov. 20

Note: No class Oct. 9

Other courses taught by Susan: Advanced Painting, Foundations of Painting: Color, High School Drawing

 

This relaxed introductory class is for anyone who wants to learn how to draw, or how to draw better. No previous experience needed! Learn basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of line and tones used to bring a drawing to life. All supplies included for the first class. Students will receive a modest supply list at the first class meeting.

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Wednesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting
Intermediate
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 25 - Nov. 20

Note: No class Oct. 9

Other courses taught by Sue: Beginning Acrylic Painting, High School Painting,

 

This class is suitable for anyone who has taken several painting classes and wants to develop on foundational skills acrylic paint. Students will explore painting concepts using still life, landscape, or other teacher-generated subject matter. Intermediate Painting Supply List

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Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Independent Painting
Independent
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 25 - Nov. 20

Note: No class Oct. 9

 

This class is designed for the student who seeks to develop their painting practice while receiving individual critical feedback from the instructor. Work alongside peers to further develop your personal approach. Bring a sample of your work (in oil or acrylics) to first class. Bring any supplies and materials you prefer to work with.

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painting
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Beginning Watercolor- Wednesday
Beginner
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 25 - Nov. 20

Note: No class on Oct. 9

Other courses taught by Sandra: Beginning Watercolor- Thursday

 

No previous experience needed!  Designed for students with little or no art experience, this class will give you a chance to explore watercolor’s unique transparent properties. Practice basic painting techniques and color mixing in basic still life and landscape compositions. All supplies included for the first class. Your teacher will pass out a supply list and explain materials at the first class.

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Thursdays: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Beginning Watercolor-Thursday
Beginner
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14

Other courses taught by Sandra: Beginning Watercolor- Wednesday evening

 

No previous experience needed!  Designed for students with little or no art experience, this class will give you a chance to explore watercolor’s unique transparent properties. Practice basic painting techniques and color mixing in basic still life and landscape compositions. All supplies included for the first class. Your teacher will pass out a supply list and explain materials at the first class.

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Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Foundations of Drawing
Foundation
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14

Other courses taught by Susan: Beginning Drawing, High School Drawing: Figure Studies

 

Students in this drawing class will explore a broad range of drawing ideas, focusing on line, value, texture, proportion, composition and expression. This class is suitable for anyone who has taken at least one drawing class and wants to continue to develop foundational skill with this practice. Foundations of Drawing Supply List

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Thursdays: 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Foundations of Painting: Color
Foundation
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 26 - Nov. 14

Other courses taught by Susan: High School Drawing, Foundations of Drawing, Beginning Drawing, Portrait and Figure Studies

 

This is the class to take if you have taken a few painting classes but would like a better understanding of relationships between colors, how to mix specific colors, and how to create depth and variation in your application of paint on the canvas.  Students will dive into color theory through a series of exercises designed to expand intuitive knowledge for the use of color in artwork. Foundations of Painting: Color Supply List

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Thursdays: 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
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Life Drawing Open Studio I
All levels
$100
Meets 4 times, Sept. 26 -Oct. 17

Please note: We cannot prorate for missed dates.

 

Draw from a live model, both short and longer poses. No instruction; please bring your own supplies.

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Thursdays: 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
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Life Drawing Open Studio II
All levels
$100
meets 4 times, Oct. 24 - Nov. 14

Please note: we cannot prorate for missed dates.

 

Draw from a live model, both short and longer poses. No instruction; please bring your own supplies.

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Fridays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Beginning Acrylic Painting
Beginner
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 27 - Nov. 16

Other courses taught by Sue: Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting, High School Painting

 

Learn to paint! This is an introduction to the materials and techniques of painting in acrylic for beginning students. Working from direct observation and a variety of subject matter, this class will focus on color and basic concepts of form, light, and composition. No previous experience required. All supplies included for the first class. Students will receive a modest supply list at the first class meeting.

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Fridays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Collage: Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
Beginner
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 27 - Nov. 16

Other courses taught by Paula: Beginning Acrylic Painting, Foundations of Acrylic Painting: Experimental Techniques

 

Create unique experimental collages in this class. Students will be introduced to exciting methods of combining drawing, painting, and basic printmaking techniques with assemblage. The collage process (layering/adhering) will be explained and demonstrated with consideration given to color and composition. This class is open to beginners as well as more experienced artists. Collage- Painting, Drawing and Printmaking Supply List

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Fridays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Independent Painting
Independent
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 27 - Nov. 16

Other courses taught by Wilbur: Advanced Painting, Clothed Figure Drawing and Painting workshop

 

This class is designed for the student who seeks to develop their painting practice while receiving individual critical feedback from the instructor. Work alongside peers to further develop your personal approach. Bring a sample of your work (in oil or acrylics) to first class. Bring any supplies and materials you prefer to work with.

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sketching
Fridays 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Intermediate Drawing and Painting: At the Museum
Intermediate
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 27 - Nov. 16
 

Students in this class will draw inspiration from artwork on view at the Danforth Art Museum as they develop new skills and techniques in drawing and painting media.  The instructor will conduct discussions and sketching sessions in the museum, in addition to providing targeted lessons in the studio. This is an intermediate level class. Intermediate Drawing and Painting at the Museum Supply List

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Fridays: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Advanced Drawing and Painting: Figure Studies
Advanced
$365
Meets 8 times, Sept. 27 - Nov. 16
 

For those who would like to advance the impact of their artwork featuring the figure. Students will work from a live model, developing new rendering techniques, accurate spatial positioning, and examining mark making as it relates to creating images of the body and head. Please bring your media of choice and any samples of work you would like to be critiqued. Advanced Drawing & Painting: Figure Studies Supply List

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Registration process—all registration is done using Framingham State University’s class registration portal.

Weekend Workshops

Our workshops are meant to provide a one or two-day immersive experience for adults in a specific medium or process.

Workshops are a great way to try something new, spending a whole day experimenting and sharing with fellow artists. They also allow our instructors to offer more unusual and expansive art-making opportunities to our students.

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