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Adult art classes

Danforth Art offers a rich selection of semester-long classes which support in-depth learning of foundational skills and techniques for adults of all levels of ability and experience, from absolute beginners to advanced artists.

Classes are offered in a variety of mediums, and listed by season, media, and level below. These classes meet six times or more, most meeting one session per week. Prerequisites are listed in the course description. If you are unsure if a particular class is right for you, please call the School Office for assistance.

Class Supply lists for each class are available as downloadable PDFs and can be found in the CS column below. Students are expected to bring supplies to the first class. ## 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.

You can find information about Winter 2015 classes here.

Spring Session 2016 Classes

     Drawing Painting Watercolor Sculpture Ceramics  

Additional creative offerings in these media and more are available in the Adult Workshops section.


DRAWING - SPRING 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Drawing Armenti Apr 12–Jun 7 Tu 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Beginning Drawing (7 sessions) Krouk Apr 12–May 31 Tu 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Beginning Drawing (7 sessions) Krouk Apr 13–Jun 1 W 4:00pm–6:00pm cs
Beginning Drawing Collins Apr 15–Jun 10 F 9:30am–12:30pm ##
Intermediate/Advanced Drawing Blair Apr 13–Jun 8 W 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Drawing the Head Collins Apr 11–Jun 6 M 9:30am–12:30pm ##
Beginning Figure Drawing Collins Apr 11–Jun 6 M 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Drawing: Art for Non-Artists Scotch Apr 15–Jun 10 F 9:30am–12:30pm ##
The Power of Composition Faramarzpour Apr 14–Jun 9 Th 4:00pm–6:00pm ##
Expressive Drawing thorough Color (6 sessions) Parker Apr 26–May 31 Tu 9:00am–12:00pm ##
Colored Pencil Multicities Pottle Apr 14–Jun 9 Th 9:30am–12:30pm ##
Perspective* (4 sessions) Faramarzpour May 1,15,22, Jun 1 Su 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Rock, Paper, Scissors* (4 sessions) Blackwell May 10,17,24,31 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm ##
Art for Non-Artists* (4 sessions) Fournier May 18,25 Jun 1,8 W 1:00pm–3:00pm  
Botanical Drawing* (3 sessions) Megan May 25, Jun 1,8 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
 
Open Studio Life Drawing** NA Apr 12–Jun 7 Tu 7:00pm–10:00pm cs

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

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PAINTING - SPRING 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Painting von Metzsch Apr 13–Jun 8 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Beginning Painting (7 sessions) Krouk Apr 12–May 31 Tu 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Beginning Painting Bauer Apr 12–Jun 7 Tu 4:00pm–6:00pm ##
Dynamic Drapery Bauer Apr 12–Jun 7 Tu 7:00pm–10:00pm ##
Intermediate Painting Scotch Apr 13–Jun 8 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Intermediate Painting Rabe Apr 14–Jun 9 Th 9:30am–12:30pm ##
Independent Painting Armenti Apr 12–Jun 7 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Independent Painting Blair Apr 13–Jun 8 W 12:30am–3:30pm ##
Independent Painting
(7 sessions - no class 4/29)
Blair Apr 15–Jun 10 F 9:30am–12:30pm ##
Painting: Personal Style (Int/Adv) (7 sessions) Krouk Apr 13–Jun 1 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Pushing the Boundaries Collins Apr 13–Jun 8 W 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Abstract Painting - All Levels Collins Apr 13–Jun 8 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Figure Painting - Real and Abstract Collins Apr 15–Jun 10 F 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Explore the Masters Pottle Apr 14–Jun 9 Th 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Palette Knife Painting Scotch Apr 13–Jun 8 W 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Contemporary Landscape Painting Collins Apr 13–Jun 8 W 7:15pm–10:00pm ##
Underpainting Techniques Guay Apr 13–Jun 8 W 7:00pm–10:00pm ##
Painting: Potent and Personal Feldman Apr 26–Jun 7 Tu 9:00am–12:30pm ##
Pigment Stick Painting* (3 sessions) Feldman Apr 26, May 3,10 Tu 1:00pm–4:30pm ##
Painting En Plein Air Painting* (5 sessions) Neece May 12,19,26, Jun 2,9 Th 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Journals and Three Mediums* (3 sessions) Feldman May 24,31 Jun 7 Tu 1:00pm–4:30pm ##

     *Short course - meets 3–5 times.

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WATERCOLOR SPRING 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Watercolor Carter Apr 12–Jun 7 Tu 7:00pm–10:00pm ##
Beginning Watercolor* (3 sessions) Meding Apr 29, May 6,13 F 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Watercolor 2 Faramarzpour Apr 9–Jun 11 Sa 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Watercolor 2 (6 sessions) Parker Apr 26–May 31 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Intermediate Watercolor Rumpf Apr 13–Jun 8 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Rumpf Apr 12–Jun 7 Tu 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Chinese Ink Brush Painting (6 sessions) Rumpf Apr 26–May 31 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm ##
Watercolor Landscapes Carter Apr 15–Jun 10 F 9:30am–12:30pm ##
Abstracting Nature in Watercolor* (4 sessions) Meding Apr 30, May 7,14,21 Sa 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Abstracting Nature in Watercolor* (4 sessions) Meding May 20,27, Jun 3,10 F 1:00pm–4:00pm ##

     *Short course - meets 3–5 times.

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SCULPTURE - SPRING 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beaded Sculpture Alyse Apr 11–Jun 6 M 12:30pm–3:30pm ##
Intermediate Beaded Sculpture Alyse Apr 15–Jun 10 F 9:30am–12:30pm ##

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CERAMICS - SPRING 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Basic Ceramics Lougee Apr 13–Jun 8 W 9:15am–1:15pm cs
Basic Ceramics Komissar/Lougee Apr 13–Jun 8 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Intermediate Ceramics Murphy Apr 11–Jun 6 M 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Beginning Gerstein Apr 11–Jun 6 M 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Beginning Reilly Apr 15–Jun 10 F 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Apr 12–Jun 9 Tu 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Apr 14–Jun 9 Th 10:00am–1:00pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Apr 14–Jun 9 Th 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - All Levels Gerstein Apr 13–Jun 8 W 2:00pm–6:00pm cs
Wheelthrowing - All Levels (5 sessions) Reilly Apr 15,29,
May 13,20,
Jun 10
F 7:00pm–10:00pm cs

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Winter Session 2016 Classes

     Drawing Painting Watercolor Mixed Media    
     Ceramics Jewelry Sculpture      

Additional creative offerings in these media and more are available in the Adult Workshops section.

Click here to download Winter 2016 catalog [PDF]


DRAWING - WINTER 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Drawing Armenti Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Beginning Drawing Krouk Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Beginning Drawing Krouk Apr 13 12–Jun 1 W 4:00pm–6:00pm cs
Intermediate Drawing Blair Jan 13–Mar 23 W 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Beginning Figure Drawing Collins Jan 11–Mar 21 M 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Colored Pencil Drawing Guay Jan 13–Mar 23 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Botanical Drawing* (3 sessions) Megan Jan 13,20,27 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
 
Open Studio Life Drawing** NA Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 7:00pm–10:00pm cs

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

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PAINTING - WINTER 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Painting Pottle Jan 9–Mar 12 Sa 9:30am–12:30pm ##
Beginning Painting von Metzsch Jan 13–Mar 23 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Beginning Painting Pottle Jan 14–Mar 24 Th 1:00pm–4:00pm ##
Beginning Painting 2 Krouk Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 9:30am–12:30pm ##
Beginning Painting 2 Bauer Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Beginning Painting 2 Krouk / Rabe Jan 14–Mar 24 Th 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Intermediate Painting Blair Jan 13–Mar 23 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Intermediate Painting Blair Jan 15–Mar 18 F 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Palette Knife Painting Scotch Jan 13–Mar 23 W 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Quick Sketch Painting Scotch Jan 13–Mar 23 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Painting: Personal Style (Int/Adv) Krouk Jan 13–Mar 23 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Abstract Painting - All Levels Collins Jan 13–Mar 23 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Pushing the Boundaries Collins Jan 13–Mar 23 W 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Pushing the Boundaries Collins Jan 13–Mar 23 W 7:10pm–10:00pm cs
Intermediate Abstract Painting Collins Jan 15–Mar 18 F 9:00am–12:30pm cs
Figure Painting - Real and Abstract Collins Jan 15–Mar 18 F 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Creating a Series Feldman Jan 19–Mar 22 Tu 9:00am–12:30pm cs
Introduction to Drawing, Design and Painting* (4 sessions) Feldman Jan 19,26, Feb 2,9 Tu 1:00pm–4:30pm cs
Independent Painting Armenti Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm cs

     *Short course - meets 3–5 times.

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WATERCOLOR - WINTER 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Beginning Watercolor Faramarzpour Jan 9–Mar 12 Sa 1:00pm–4:00pm cs
Intermediate Watercolor Rumpf Jan 13–Mar 23 W 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Rumpf Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 9:00am–12:00pm cs
Watercolor 2 Parker Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm cs
Ink Brush Painting (6 sessions) Rumpf Feb 2–Mar 15 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm cs

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MIXED MEDIA - WINTER 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Collage Pottle Jan 14–Mar 24 Th 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Collage & Assemblage Blackwell Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 12:30pm–3:30pm cs

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CERAMICS - WINTER 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Wheelthrowing - Beginning Gerstein Jan 11–Mar 21 M 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Beginning (9 sessions) Reilly Jan 15–Mar 18 F 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - All Levels Gerstein Jan 13–Mar 23 W 2:00pm–6:00pm cs
Wheelthrowing - All Levels (6 sessions) Reilly Jan 22–Mar 18 F 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Jan 12–Mar 22 Tu 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Jan 14–Mar 24 Th 10:00am–1:00pm cs
Wheelthrowing - Intermediate LaPierre Jan 14–Mar 24 Th 6:30pm–9:30pm cs
Basic Ceramics Lougee Jan 13–Mar 23 W 9:15am–1:15pm cs
Basic Ceramics Lougee Jan 13–Mar 23 W 7:00pm–10:00pm cs
Intermediate Ceramics Murphy Jan 11–Mar 21 M 9:30am–12:30pm cs

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JEWELRY - WINTER 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Intermediate Beaded Jewelry Alyse Jan 22–Mar 25*** F 9:30am–12:30pm cs
Beginning Beaded Jewelry* (5 sessions) Alyse Feb 22,29 Mar 7,14,21 M 9:30am–12:30pm cs
 
See also the workshops page for additional Jewelry workshops.

     *Short course - meets 3–5 times.
***New start/end dates.

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SCULPTURE - WINTER 2016
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS
Sculpture Collins Jan 25–Mar 28*** M 9:30am–12:30pm cs

***New start/end dates.

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