Danforth Art offers studio art classes and workshops for everyone - regardless of experience. From absolute beginners to established artists with advanced degrees, students find opportunities to learn from professional artists as well as from their fellow students in a supportive art community. See Student Info for important information including supply lists, parent information and school office hours. See the discounts page for membership, early registration and other savings.
Adult Short Classes
Summer Arts 2016 (Gr 1–8)
School Vacation Workshops
Girl Scout Badge Workshops
Summer Arts 2016 (Teens)
School Vacation Workshops
|Professional Artists Series
Portfolio Review Day
Drop Into Art
Free Family Days
|Professional Development in Studio Art
Many workshops offered each week in April, May & June.
For Grades 1-8 and Teens.
Workshops: June 21–22 & June 23–24
8 One-week Week Sessions:
June 27–August 19.
For Adults and Teachers; begins 6/20.
Register one month before the first session of a summer-long weekly class or a short class and save up to $25!
Looking for a unique holiday gift for the artist in your family? Rather than an impersonal store gift card, you'll give the gift of an amazing art experience. Visit the Danforth Art School Office to purchase gift certificates in any amount and valid toward registration fees for studio art classes and workshops. Please note: Gift certificates do not guarantee placement in a class or workshop. Registration is subject to availability; additional charges may apply. Gift certificates are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Gift certificate applies to new registration only and may not be used retroactively.
Housed in a school built in 1907, Danforth Art is located in downtown Framingham just minutes from the Mass Pike. Facilities include 8 sunny air-conditioned studios, 2 ceramics rooms, a photo lab, 3 printmaking presses and a weaving studio. There are student/faculty galleries in the School of Art and access to the Museum’s 10 galleries of changing exhibitions, which provide inspiration and learning opportunities for all students. Free parking is available in the Danforth Art lot, and wheelchair access is by elevator through the red door on Pearl Street.
Danforth Art Faculty consists of over 40 professional artists dedicated to the teaching process. Over 500 classes and workshops are offered yearly for preschoolers, children, teens, adults and teachers, inspiring artists at all levels to explore drawing, painting, watercolor, clay and other materials and techniques. In collaboration with Framingham State University, the Danforth Art offers graduate credits for professional development courses.