Adult art classes currently enrolling for:

Art classes for adults will be available online this summer!

Please also enjoy our video exhibition, In the Studio, a selection of adult student artworks. Exhibition information is below classes.

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.

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.

 
 
Tues. & Thurs: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Intermediate Acrylic Painting
Intermediate
$240
Meets 16 times, June 30 - Aug 20
 

Continue your acrylic painting studies online using  Zoom. Students will explore painting concepts using still life, photographs, or other teacher-generated subject matter. This class meets twice a week for 1.5 hrs. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-10:30 am for 7 weeks.Intermediate Acrylic Painting Supply List

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Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
4 Week Consultation with Leslie Graff - Weds at 9:00am (7/1-7/22)
All levels
$80
Meets 4 times, July 1 - July 22
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Leslie Graff. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 4 times on Wednesdays  at  9:00 a.m.

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Wednesdays: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
4 Week Consultation with Leslie Graff - Weds at 9:45am (7/1-7/22)
All levels
$80
Meets 4 times, July 1 - July 22
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Leslie Graff. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 4 times on Wednesdays  at  9:45 a.m.

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Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
4 Week Consultation with Leslie Graff - Weds at 10:30am (7/1-7/22)
All levels
$80
Meets 4 times, July 1 - July 22
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Leslie Graff. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 4 times on Wednesdays  at  10:30 a.m.

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Wednesdays: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
4 Week Consultation with Leslie Graff - Weds at 11:15am (7/1-7/22)
All levels
$80
Meets 4 times, July 1 - July 22
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Leslie Graff. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 4 times on Wednesdays  at  11:15 a.m.

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Wednesdays: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8 Week Consultation with Ruth Scotch - Weds at 12:30 pm
All levels
$160
Meets 8 times, July 1 - Aug 19
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Ruth Scotch. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 8 times on Wednesdays  at 12:30 pm.

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Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8 Week Consultation with Ruth Scotch - Weds at 2 pm
All levels
$160
Meets 8 times, July 1 - Aug 19
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Ruth Scotch. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 8 times on Wednesdays  at 2:00 pm.

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Wednesdays: 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
8 Week Consultation with Ruth Scotch - Weds at 1:15 pm
All levels
$160
Meets 8 times, July 1 - Aug 19
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Ruth Scotch. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 8 times on Wednesdays  at 1:15 pm.

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Wednesdays: 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
8 Week Consultation with Ruth Scotch - Weds at 2:45 pm
All levels
$160
Meets 8 times, July 1 - Aug 19
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Ruth Scotch. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 8 times on Wednesdays  at 2:45 pm.

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Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8 Week Consultation with Ruth Scotch - Weds at 3:30 pm
All levels
$160
Meets 8 times, July 1 - Aug 19
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Ruth Scotch. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 8 times on Wednesdays  at 3:30 pm.

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Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Foundations of Drawing
Foundation
$240
Meets 8 times, July 1 - Aug 19
 

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. This is an online class.  Foundations of Drawing Supply List

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Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Beginning Watercolor - Wednesday
Beginner
$240
Meets 8 times, July 1 - Aug 19
 

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. This is an online class. Beginning Watercolor Supply List

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Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beginning Watercolor - Thursday
Beginner
$240
Meets 8 times, July 2 - Aug 20
 

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. This is an online class. Beginning Watercolor Supply List

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Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
4 Week Consultation with Leslie Graff - Weds at 9:00am (7/29-8/19)
All levels
$80
Meets 4 times, July 29 - August 19
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Leslie Graff. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 4 times on Wednesdays  at  9:00 a.m.

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Wednesdays: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
4 Week Consultation with Leslie Graff - Weds at 9:45am (7/29-8/19)
All levels
$80
Meets 4 times, July 29 - Aug 19
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Leslie Graff. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 4 times on Wednesdays  at  9:45 a.m.

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Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
4 Week Consultation with Leslie Graff - Weds at 10:30am (7/29-8/19)
All levels
$80
Meets 4 times, July 29 - Aug 19
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Leslie Graff. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 4 times on Wednesdays  at  10:30 a.m.

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Wednesdays: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
4 Week Consultation with Leslie Graff - Weds at 11:15am (7/29-8/19)
All levels
$80
Meets 4 times, July 29 - Aug 19
 

Receive valuable, real-time, one on one feedback from one of our exceptional artist instructors, Leslie Graff. Through the online platform Zoom, she will view your current work and provide insights for new directions and techniques to help you fulfill your goals. Each session is 30 minutes, and meets 4 times on Wednesdays  at  11:15 a.m.

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Monday Aug 10 & Aug 17 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Two-Day Workshop: Sketchbook & Travel Journal with Nan Hass Feldman
All levels
$60
Meets 2 days, Aug 10 & Aug 17
 

Learn how to capture your memorable everyday and travel experiences quickly and creatively through drawing, collage, and writing. Collect photographs, business cards, brochure pictures, and 2D mementos to preserve your cherished memories and include them in a beautifully designed illustrated journal. Each student will create many pages filled with experiences to remember, plus learn how to make a journal from scratch. All levels. Two-Day Workshop: Sketchbook & Travel Journals Supply List

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Know someone who loves art? Consider the gift of an online art class! Gift Certificates for art classes may be purchased through the Register for Classes Link.

 

 

 

In the Studio: Virtual Exhibition

 

“Welcome! On behalf of the staff and faculty at the Danforth Art School, I would like to welcome you to our first (virtual) exhibition of adult student artwork. All the pieces you see on display here reflect the impressive accomplishments of our students and the exceptional efforts of our instructors. It is a pleasure to see the progression of skills over time and to hear the laughter and learning coming from our studios. Thank you to our dedicated faculty for providing thoughtful experiences for our adult students.”

– Noelle Fournier, Director, Danforth Art School

You can also check out images of our virtual exhibit on Danforth Art’s Facebook page!

 

Exhibition Catalog