Children's art classes currently enrolling for:

Winter Session

Registration is open

Due to surging COVID cases, proof of vaccination will be required for all students over the age of 5 attending classes at the art school. Please be prepared to show vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card to your instructor on the first day of class. Thank you.

 
 
 

We understand that children vary in their development widely from grade to grade, and offer classes open to a grade range so parents/guardians may select which class best aligns with their child’s developmental level. Please choose either the grade your child completed in June 2021, or the grade your child entered in September 2021.

 

 

 

Membership discount—we are pleased to offer 5% off class cost to museum members. To purchase a membership click here

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Day + Time
Instructor(s)
Class
 
Level
Price
Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Art Studio III: Gr. 4-5- Tuesday
Gr. 4-5
$240
meets 8 times , Jan. 11 - March 8
 

Our Art Studio classes offer an introductory exploration of art making in all its forms.  Students will learn about the basic tools and techniques all artists use and will be introduced to a variety of artists as they are encouraged to express their own individual viewpoint.  Drawing and painting skills will be emphasized.

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Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Drawing & Painting II
Gr. 2-3
$240
Meets 8 times , Jan 11 - March 8
 

Students will explore everything related to painting and drawing including techniques with acrylic and watercolor paint, various drawing pencils and charcoal, and how to combine various materials in one piece. Learning about drawing and painting in the same class allows children to enhance their skills in many artistic media. Students will have the opportunity to visit the art museum galleries and to view works of other artists during class.

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Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Drawing & Painting IV: Grades 6-8
Gr. 6-8
$240
Meets 8 times , Jan. 12 - March 9
 

Students will explore everything related to painting and drawing including techniques with acrylic and watercolor paint, various drawing pencils and charcoal, and how to combine various materials in one piece. Learning about drawing and painting in the same class allows children to enhance their skills in many artistic media. Students will have the opportunity to visit the art museum galleries and to view works of other artists during class.

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Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Drawing & Painting I
Gr. K-1
$240
Meets 8 times , Jan. 22 - March 19
 

Students will explore everything related to painting and drawing including techniques with acrylic and watercolor paint, various drawing pencils and charcoal, and how to combine various materials in one piece. Learning about drawing and painting in the same class allows children to enhance their skills in many artistic media. Students will have the opportunity to visit the art museum galleries and to view works of other artists during class. No class on 1/15 or 2/19.

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Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Drawing & Painting III: Saturday
Gr. 4-5
$240
Meets 8 times , Jan. 22 - March 19
 

Students will explore everything related to painting and drawing including techniques with acrylic and watercolor paint, various drawing pencils and charcoal, and how to combine various materials in one piece. Learning about drawing and painting in the same class allows children to enhance their skills in many artistic media. Students will have the opportunity to visit the art museum galleries and to view works of other artists during class. No class on 1/15 or 2/19.

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Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Middle-High School Fashion Design Workshop
Gr. 6-8 Gr. 9-12
$200
Meets 2 days , Jan. 29 & Feb. 5
 

In this hands-on workshop students will design a garment for themselves and be taught the basics of draping, pattern making and sewing to bring their unique designs to life. By creating a first prototype in muslin they will learn how to measure and fit the pattern to themselves, then cut and sew in the final fabric. Through the process of making the garment from beginning to end, students learn important construction concepts and fun sewing techniques. Fashion Design Studio Supply List

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Saturdays: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Art Studio II Gr. 2-3- Saturday
Gr. 2-3
$240
Meets 8 times , Jan. 14 - March 11
 

Our Art Studio classes offer an introductory exploration of art making in all its forms.  Students will learn about the basic tools and techniques all artists use and will be introduced to a variety of artists as they are encouraged to express their own individual viewpoint.  Drawing and painting skills will be emphasized. No class 1/15, or 2/19.

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Saturdays: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Middle School Studio
Gr. 6-8
$240
Meets 8 times , Jan. 22 - March 19
 

This new class is designed especially for artists in grades 6-8 to provide a series of experiences in art-making that they might not get a chance to try in school programs.  The first four weeks will feature lessons in printmaking and collage. These media are great for developing skills in composition and in understanding how to translate drawings into alternative forms. The second four weeks will focus on sculpture- using a variety of methods and materials including wood, wire, air dry clay and more. Creating in 3D supports critical thinking skills through experimentation and invention. All supplies included.

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Tues. Feb. 22 & Wed. Feb. 23
February Vacation Week Workshop: Feb. 22-23: Gr. K-1
Gr. K-1
$200
Meets 2 days , 9:00AM- 4:00PM
 

In this two-day mixed media workshop, students will have fun exploring art materials while being inspired by Art in the Museum.  Our workshops are designed to allow students to express their own ideas while learning a little about art and having fun with friends. There are two 3-hour classes each day with a 1-hour lunch break.

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Tues. Feb. 22 & Wed. Feb. 23
February Vacation Week Workshop: Feb. 22-23: Gr.2-3
Gr. 2-3
$200
meets 2 days , 9:00AM- 4:00PM
 

In this two-day mixed media workshop, students will have fun exploring art materials while being inspired by Art in the Museum. Our workshops are designed to allow students to express their own ideas while learning a little about art and having fun with friends. There are two 3-hour classes each day with a 1-hour lunch break.

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Tues. Feb. 22 & Wed. Feb. 23
February Vacation Week Workshop: Feb. 22-23: Gr. 4-5
Gr. 4-5
$200
meets 2 days , 9:00AM- 4:00PM
 

In this two-day mixed media workshop, students will have fun exploring art materials while being inspired by Art in the Museum. Our workshops are designed to allow students to express their own ideas while learning a little about art and having fun with friends. There are two 3-hour classes each day with a 1-hour lunch break.

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Tues. Feb. 22 & Wed. Feb. 23
February Vacation Week Workshop: Feb. 22-23: Gr. 6-8
Gr. 6-8
$200
meets 2 days , 9:00AM- 4:00PM
 

In this two-day mixed media workshop, students will have fun exploring art materials while being inspired by Art in the Museum. Our workshops are designed to allow students to express their own ideas while learning a little about art and having fun with friends. There are two 3-hour classes each day with a 1-hour lunch break.

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Thurs. Feb. 24 & Fri. Feb. 25
February Vacation Week Workshop: Feb. 24-25: Gr: K-1
Gr. K-1
$200
Meets 2 days , 9:00AM- 4:00PM
 

In this two-day mixed media workshop, students will have fun exploring art materials while being inspired by Art in the Museum.  Our workshops are designed to allow students to express their own ideas while learning a little about art and having fun with friends. There are two 3-hour classes each day with a 1-hour lunch break.

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Thurs. Feb. 24 & Fri. Feb. 25
February Vacation Week Workshop: Feb. 24-25: Gr: 2-3
Gr. 2-3
$200
meets 2 days , 9:00AM- 4:00PM
 

In this two-day mixed media workshop, students will have fun exploring art materials while being inspired by Art in the Museum.  Our workshops are designed to allow students to express their own ideas while learning a little about art and having fun with friends. There are two 3-hour classes each day with a 1-hour lunch break.

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Thurs. Feb. 24 & Fri. Feb. 25
February Vacation Week Workshop: Feb. 24-25: Gr: 4-5
Gr. 4-5
$200
meets 2 days , 9:00AM- 4:00PM
 

In this two-day mixed media workshop, students will have fun exploring art materials while being inspired by Art in the Museum.  Our workshops are designed to allow students to express their own ideas while learning a little about art and having fun with friends. There are two 3-hour classes each day with a 1-hour lunch break.

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Thurs. Feb. 24 & Fri. Feb. 25
February Vacation Week Workshop: Feb. 24-25: Gr: 6-8
Gr. 6-8
$200
meets 2 days , 9:00AM- 4:00PM
 

In this two-day mixed media workshop, students will have fun exploring art materials while being inspired by Art in the Museum.  Our workshops are designed to allow students to express their own ideas while learning a little about art and having fun with friends. There are two 3-hour classes each day with a 1-hour lunch break

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Important Information for Children's Classes

 
Do you require proof of vaccination in order to attend classes?

Yes. Due to surging COVID cases in our region, beginning Tuesday, January 11, proof of vaccination will be required for all students over age 5. Please be prepared to show vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card to your instructor on the first day of class. We hope this will provide a level of security for your family while attending classes at the Danforth.

 

Are art supplies included in the class cost?

Yes! Danforth provides everything students need to experiment with materials and practice techniques. Students learn to select from various sized brushes and types of paint, different types of drawing pencils and a variety of other drawing materials. Our studios are equipped with easels, stools, painting tables and specialized lighting to enhance the learning experience.

 

Will you have February vacation week classes?

Yes! We will hold 2-day workshops from 2/22-2/23 and again from 2/24 -2/25. Check out the Winter tab above for more information.

When will registration open for Summer Arts 2022?

We are very excited for Summer Arts 2022.. Now on View…at the Museum. Registration is open now!