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Adult art classes in Framingham

Adult Studio Art Classes

Fall session classes for adults will be open for registration on August 17, 2018.

Weekly classes support in-depth learning of fundamental skills and techniques for adults of all levels of ability and experience, and in a variety of media.

Please note: We have adjusted the names of our classes to make it easier for you to select the appropriate level of study. For example, Watercolor, Painting and Drawing for Beginners are all classes for people who may have never taken an art class before.

Foundations of Drawing, and Foundations of Acrylic Painting are classes for those who have taken one or more beginning level classes.

Intermediate classes are for those who have taken some classes and would like more focused study. Advanced and Independent classes are for those who would like instruction as more individualized critique to help develop specific personal artistic goals

Class Supplies: Students are responsible for purchasing supplies as listed in the class supply lists below; please click on CS to view or print. If the CS column says “N/A,” all class supplies are provided and students do not need to purchase any additional supplies.

Senior Discounts: Qualifying Senior citizens (aged 65 and older) receive 10% off all classes. Please follow instructions on registration pages to receive discount.

Danforth Art School will be closed for vacation between Saturday, August 24 and Monday, September 3. We will reply to all messages when we return on Tuesday, September 4.

Fall Session Adult Classes by Medium

Drawing Painting Watercolor Art for Beginners!  

DRAWING
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS

Foundations of Drawing

Bauer, Susan

Sept 27 - Nov 15

Thurs

12:30pm - 3:30pm

CS

FOUNDATIONS of DRAWING Students in this drawing class will explore a broad range of drawing ideas, focusing on line, value, texture, proportion, composition and expression. This class is suitable for anyone who has taken at least one drawing class and wants to continue to develop foundational skill with this practice. The list of supplies required for this class can be found on the Classes for Adults page under the column marked "CS" next to the class.

Drawing for Beginners

Bauer, Susan

Sept 27 - Nov 15

Thurs

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

DRAWING for BEGINNERS This relaxed introductory class is for anyone who wants to learn how to draw, or how to draw better. No previous experience needed! Learn basic drawing techniques, how to arrange a composition, and the variety of line and tones used to bring a drawing to life. All supplies included for the first class. Your teacher will pass out a supply list and explain materials at the first class.

Intermediate Drawing: Portrait and Figure Studies

Krouk, Ron

Sept 27 - Nov 15

Thurs

6:30pm - 9:30pm

CS

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING: Portrait and Figure Studies This intermediate class is suitable for anyone who has taken at least two drawing classes in the past and has an interest in learning how to draw the figure. Students will work from a live model during classes, focusing on different measuring techniques, spatial positioning, and developing technical skills as they relate to drawing the human form. They will gain a deeper understanding of the properties of various drawing media, and how to express volume and depth, as well as developing observational drawing techniques. The list of supplies required for this class can be found on the Classes for Adults page under the column marked "CS" next to the class.

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PAINTING
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS

Foundations of Acrylic Painting

Graff, Leslie

Sept 25 - Nov 13

Tues

9:00am - 12:00pm

CS

FOUNDATIONS of ACRYLIC PAINTING This class is suitable for anyone who has taken at least one painting class and wants to continue working on foundational skills in oil or acrylic paint. Students will explore painting concepts using still life, landscape, or other teacher-generated subject matter. The list of supplies required for this class can be found on the Classes for Adults page under the column marked "CS" next to the class.

Foundations of Acrylic Painting: Experimental Techniques

DiSimone, Paula

Sept 26 - Nov 11

Wed

9:00am - 12:00pm

CS

FOUNDATIONS of ACRYLIC PAINTING: Experimental Techniques If you have taken a few painting classes and want to try something new - this class is for you. Delve into color relationships, learn new techniques to apply paint, and experiment with creating images from a different viewpoint. Your instructor will guide you through a variety of techniques to expand your options for self-expression. Bring acrylic paint materials and tools that you normally use and a recent painting to the first class. The list of supplies required for this class can be found on the Classes for Adults page under the column marked "CS" next to the class.

Independent Painting

Blair, Wilber

Sept 25 - Nov 13

Tues

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

INDEPENDENT PAINTING This class is designed for the student who seeks to develop their painting practice while receiving individual critical feedback from the instructor. Work alongside peers to further develop your personal approach. Bring a sample of your work (in oil or acrylics) to first class. Bring any supplies and materials you prefer to work with.

Independent Painting

Krouk, Ron

Sept 26 - Nov 11

Wed

6:30pm - 9:30pm

 

INDEPENDENT PAINTING This class is designed for the student who seeks to develop their painting practice while receiving individual critical feedback from the instructor. Work alongside peers to further develop your personal approach. Bring a sample of your work (in oil or acrylics) to first class. Bring any supplies and materials you prefer to work with.

Independent Painting

Blair, Wilber

Sept 28 - Nov 16

Fri

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

INDEPENDENT PAINTING This class is designed for the student who seeks to develop their painting practice while receiving individual critical feedback from the instructor. Work alongside peers to further develop your personal approach. Bring a sample of your work (in oil or acrylics) to first class. Bring any supplies and materials you prefer to work with.

Advanced Oil and Acrylic Painting

Blair, Wilber

Sept 25 - Nov 13

Tues

12:30pm - 3:30pm

 

ADVANCED OIL and ACRYLIC PAINTING This is an advanced course in painting for those with intermediate painting experience who want to take their artistic expression to the next level. Students will receive one-on-one instruction in technique, color theory, and developing a personal viewpoint. Please bring any supplies and materials you prefer to work with.

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WATERCOLOR
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS

Watercolor for Beginners

Parker, Susan

Sept 25 - Nov 13

Tues

12:30pm - 3:30pm

 

WATERCOLOR for BEGINNERSNo previous experience needed! Designed for students with little or no art experience, this class will give you a chance to explore watercolor's unique transparent properties. Practice basic painting techniques, color mixing, glazing and textural possibilities in basic still life and landscape compositions. All supplies included for the first class. Your teacher will pass out a supply list and explain materials at the first class.

Intermediate Watercolor: Abstraction

DeSimone, Paula

Sept 28 - Nov 16

Fri

12:30pm - 3:30pm

CS

INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR: ABSTRACTION Are you interested in working with watercolor in a more abstract way? There are many alternative techniques available to you in this class focused on experimentation and abstraction. You will use color theory, brush manipulation, and a variety of innovative techniques to create beautiful and expressive images. This class is suitable for anyone who has taken at least two watercolor classes. The list of supplies required for this class can be found on the Classes for Adults page under the column marked "CS" next to the class

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NEW!
Course Title Instructor Date Day Time CS

Art for Beginners

Faramarzpour, Leigh

Sept 26 - Nov 11

Weds

12:30pm - 3:30pm

 

ART for BEGINNERS This is a fun, relaxed introduction to the world of art for absolute beginning students. No previous experience needed! Your instructor will combine brief lectures with hands-on activities to introduce you to various art materials and techniques. Everyone can enjoy making beautiful things and this class is designed to let each student take the time to learn on their own terms. All supplies included.

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Open Studios

Please note: at this time, we are not able to accommodate Open Studio Life Drawing classes due to space restraints in our temporary location.

Our Temporary Location

PLEASE NOTE: Due to renovations taking place to the Jonathan Maynard building in 2018, Danforth Art School will be temporarily housed at 23 Salem End Road House for Spring and Fall sessions.

 

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