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Adult Art Classes

Adult art classes

From absolute beginners to established artists with advanced degrees, students learn from professional artists as well as from their fellow students in a supportive art community. In addition to Fall, Winter and Spring sessions, Danforth Art offers numerous Adult Workshops, Artist Talks and a Summer program of classes, workshops and week-long intensives. See Student Info for important information including parent information and school office hours. See the discounts page for membership and other savings. Register today!

Class Supply lists for each class can be found in the CS column below. Click the cs in the column to see a downloadable PDF of the needed supplies. ## indicates that the class supply list is not yet available. if a class does not need supplies or supplies are provided, the column entry is blank. For information about where to purchase art supplies, click here.

     Drawing Painting Watercolor Printmaking Mixed Media Art Appreciation
     Clay Photography Jewelry Fiber Book Arts Sculpture

DRAWING
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Drawing Krouk Apr 6–Jun 8 M 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Beginning Drawing von Metzsch
& Armenti
Apr 7–Jun 2 Tu 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Beginning Drawing Krouk Apr 8–Jun 3 W 4:00pm–6:00pm cs
Beginning Drawing (6 sessions) Pottle Apr 11–Jun 6 Sa 9:30pm–12:30pm cs
Intermediate Drawing Blair Apr 8–Jun 3 W 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Beginning Figure Drawing Collins Apr 6–Jun 8 M 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Essential Gestures Collins Apr 6–Jun 8 M 4:30pm–6:30pm cs
Responsive Drawing Collins Apr 6–Jun 8 M 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Colored Pencil Drawing Parker Apr 7–Jun 2 Tu 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Colored Pencil Landscape Guay Apr 8–Jun 3 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Drawing for Painters Gerding Apr 9–Jun 4 Th 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Open Studio Life Drawing** NA Apr 6–Jun 8 M 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
 
Beginning Drawing Krouk Jun 22–Aug 17 M 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Comic Character Design Shiff Jun 22–Aug 17 M 7:00pm–10:00pm ##
Introduction to Studio Art Shiff Jun 24–Aug 19 W 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Colored Pencil Drawing Guay Jun 24–Aug 19 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Beginning Drawing Krouk Jul 2–Aug 20 M 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Open Studio Life Drawing** NA Jun 22–Aug 17 M 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
           
Beginning Drawing* Carter Jun 22–26 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Colored Pencil Travel Journals* Pottle Jun 29–Jul 2 M–Th 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Perspective Drawing* Krouk Jun 29–Jul 2 M–Th 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Introduction to Studio Art* Shiff Jun 29–Jul 2 M–Th 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Beginning Drawing* TBA Jul 20–24 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Drawing: Expression, Observation, Imagination* Blair Aug 3–7 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Introduction to Studio Art* Shiff Aug 17–21 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Comic Character Design* Shiff Aug 17–21 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Pastel Drawing* Pottle Aug 17–21 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm cs

    *Short course - meets 3–5 times.
  **Open Studio Life Drawing - register in School office before each session.

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PAINTING
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Painting Krouk Apr 7–Jun 2 Tu 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Beginning Painting 2 Guay Apr 6–Jun 8 M 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Landscape Painting Gerding Apr 9–Jun 4 Th 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Intermediate Painting Blair Apr 8–Jun 3 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Intermediate Painting Blair Apr 10–Jun 5 F 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Intermediate Painting With Acrylics Pottle Apr 9–Jun 4 Th 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Independent Painting Armenti Apr 7–Jun 2 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Palette Knife Painting Scotch Apr 8–Jun 3 W 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Finding Color Scotch Apr 8–Jun 3 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Painting: Personal Style (Int/Adv) Krouk Apr 8–Jun 3 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Quick Sketch Painting Scotch Apr 10–Jun 5 F 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Advanced Abstract Painting Collins Apr 10–Jun 5 F 9:00am–12:30pm cs
Figure Painting - Real and Abstract Collins Apr 10–Jun 5 F 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Abstract Painting - All Levels Collins Apr 8–Jun 3 W 7:10pm–10:00pm cs
Pushing the Boundaries Collins Apr 8–Jun 3 W 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Advanced Play: Drawing, Painting & Collage Feldman Apr 10–Jun 5 F 9:00am–12:30pm cs
Painting a Series Feldman Apr 10–Jun 5 F 1:00pm–4:30pm cs
En Plein Air Painting* Neece Apr 27–May 18 M 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
 
Beginning Painting Guay Jun 22–Aug 17 M 7:00pm–10:00pm ##
Quick Sketch Painting Scotch Jun 23–Aug 18 Tu 9:30am–12:00pm cs
Intermediate Painting Scotch Jun 24–Aug 19 W 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Explore Picasso Collins Jun 24–Aug 19 W 7:00pm–10:00pm ##
Painting: Personal Style (Int/Adv) Krouk Jul 1–Aug 19 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Beginning Painting Krouk Jul 10–Aug 21 F 9:00am–12:00pm cs
 
Abstract Painting - All Levels* Collins Jun 22–26 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Figure Painting - Real and Abstract* Collins Jun 22–26 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Landscape Painting* Gerding Jul 6–10 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Paul Klee Days* Blackwell Jun 29–Jul 2 M–Th 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
En Plein Air Painting* Neece Jul 13–17 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Beginning Painting (acrylics only)* Carter Jul 13–17 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Painting: Pushing the Boundaries* Collins Jul 20–24 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Palette Knife Painting* Scotch Jul 20–24 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Acrylic Textures* Carter Jul 27–31 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Landscape Painting* Pottle Jul 28–30 Tu–Th 10:00am–4:00pm ##
Color Interactions* Blair Aug 3–7 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Urban Landscape Painting* Krouk Aug 10–14 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm ##

     *Short course - meets 3–5 times.

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WATERCOLOR
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Watercolor Faramarzpour Apr 11–Jun 6 Sa 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Intermediate Watercolor Rumpf Apr 8–Jun 10 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Rumpf Apr 7–Jun 2 Tu 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Landscapes and Close-Ups Parker Apr 7–Jun 2 Tu 1:00pm–3:30pm cs
Botanical Watercolor Carter Apr 10–Jun 5 F 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Ink Brush Painting (6 sessions) Rumpf Apr 28–Jun 2 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Try It! Watercolor* Faramarzpour May 5,12,19,26 Tu 4:00pm–6:00pm ##
 
Beginning Watercolor* Faramarzpour Jun 29–Jul 27 M 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Beginning Watercolor Paine Jul 1–Aug 19 W 7:00pm–10:00pm ##
 
Experimental Watercolor* Rumpf Jun 22–26 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Beginning Watercolor* Carter Jul 6–10 M–F 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Watercolor: Landscapes, Large and Small* Parker Jul 14–16 Tu-Th 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Watercolor Landscape for Beginners* Carter Jul 20–24 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm ##

     *Short course - meets 3–5 times.

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PRINTMAKING
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
See the workshops page for Printmaking workshops.

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MIXED MEDIA
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Putting it All Together Blackwell Apr 7–Jun 2 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Collage Pottle Apr 9–Jun 4 Th 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
 
Mixed Media: Paul Klee Days* Blackwell Jun 29–Jul 2 M–Th 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Collage* Pottle Jul 13–17 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
See also the workshops page for more Mixed Media workshops.

    *Short course - meets 3–5 times.

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CLAY
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Wheelthrowing - Beginning Gerstein Apr 6–Jun 8 M 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Beginning Reilly Apr 10–Jun 5 F 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - All Levels Gerstein Apr 8–Jun 3 W 2:00pm–6:00pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Apr 7–Jun 2 Tu 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Apr 9–Jun 4 Th 10:00am–1:00pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Apr 9–Jun 4 Th 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Basic Ceramics Lougee Apr 8–Jun 3 W 9:15am–1:15pm cs
Basic Ceramics Lougee Apr 8–Jun 3 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Intermediate Ceramics Murphy Apr 6–Jun 8 M 9:30am–12:30pm cs
 
Wheelthrowing - Beginning Gerstein Jun 22–Aug 17 M 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Jun 23–Aug 18 Tu 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Basic Ceramics Lougee Jun 24–Aug 19 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Jun 25–Aug 20 Th 6:30pm–9:30pm cs

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ART APPRECIATION
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Art Appreciation: Explore Contemporary Art* Shiff Jul 20–24 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm ##

    *Short course - meets 3–5 times.

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PHOTOGRAPHY
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Open Darkroom** NA Apr 8–Jun 3 W 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Open Darkroom** NA Apr 11–Jun 6 Sa 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Digital Photography Basics* Damianos Apr 27, May 4,11,18 M 12:00pm–2:30pm cs
 
See also the workshops page for additional Photography workshops in Spring and Summer..

     *Short course - meets 3–5 times.
  **Open Darkroom - register in School office before each session.

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JEWELRY
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Beaded Jewelry Alyse Apr 6–Jun 8 M 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Intermediate Beaded Jewelry Alyse Apr 10–Jun 5 F 9:30am–12:30pm cs
 
Beginning Beaded Jewelry* Alyse Jun 22–26 M–F 1:00pm–4:00pm cs

    *Short course - meets 3–5 times.

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FIBER
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Round Robin Weaving Springett Apr 9–Jun 4 Th 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Tapestry Techniques Springett Apr 9–Jun 4 Th 12:30pm–2:30pm ##

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BOOK ARTS
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Paste Paper Bookmaking* Durso Apr 9,16,23,30 Th 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
 
See also the workshops page for additional Book Arts & Papermaking workshops.

    *Short course - meets 3–5 times.

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SCULPTURE
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Sculpture Collins Apr 6–Jun 8 M 9:00am–12:00pm ##

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