Adult art classes currently enrolling for:

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.

Our diverse faculty pool allows students to study painting, drawing and other media with instructors from many backgrounds and perspectives.



Courses are available for all levels

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Session number + Dates
Sat. Jan. 18
Paula DeSimone
Monotype: Art of the Unique Print Workshop
All levels
Meets Once, Sat. Jan. 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


**Please note that due to expected snow, this class will now begin and 9:00 AM and conclude at 3:00 PM. Thank you for your understanding.


Create unique and experimental monotype prints using the Printmaking Press (etching press).

Work in non-toxic water based media on plexi-glass. Students will learn how to use the press and develop skills to create one-of-a-kind prints. Instructor demos will also include introducing transparent colors through a layering process.

This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as students with previous printmaking experience who wish to advance their techniques and concepts. Note: this workshop is limited to 10 participants.  Monotype – Art of the Unique Print Workshop Supply List

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Sat. Feb. 1
Pastel Portraits Workshop
Meets once, Sat. Feb. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit the permanent collection gallery at the museum to study the variety of portraits on display, from the 19th century to today. Returning to the studio, and working with a model, artist educator Jamie Bowman will  demonstrate techniques with pastels to help you learn to render a portrait from finding proportions to using expressive color. Intermediate level. Pastel Portraits Workshop Supply List

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Sat. Feb. 8
Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson
Photo-Based Collage & Assemblage Workshop
All levels
Meets Once, Sat. Feb. 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join photographer (CRG) in this unique collage workshop exploring connections between photographs and personal stories. You will have the opportunity to view the artist’s work in the Danforth Art Museum galleries, learning about her artistic process. Returning to the studio, Claudia will lead you through the creation of your own 3D collage, using a cigar box as a base, and incorporating photos and other details which expresses your own story. Please bring any specific photographs and collected items you would like to use for the collage; additional materials will be provided. Photo-Based Collage & Assemblage Workshop Supply List

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Sat. Mar. 7
Memory Sphere Workshop
All levels
Meets once, Sat. Mar. 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Artist Lisa Barthelson creates sculpture, mixed media, printmaking and installation work with recycled, re-composed and re-imagined items discarded by her family of five. Barthelson’s work celebrates the color, form, texture, history and personal significance of her family’s cast offs. In this fun exploratory workshop, visit the artist’s work in the Danforth Art Museum galleries, then learn how to organize your own select bits of family chaos into a work of art. Barthelson will guide you in methods of connecting and shaping your materials to create a small spherical sculpture that is personally meaningful and visually engaging. No experience required. Memory Sphere Workshop Supply List

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