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Children's art classes in Framingham, MA

Art Classes for Grades K-8

Winter session classes for children will begin registration on November 28.
Classes start Tuesday, January 22 - Saturday, March 23, 2019.
Note: Reduced class cost for children's classes!

In Danforth Art’s studio art classes, children will develop an understanding of the elements and principles of art, which are the concepts all artists use when creating work. Like other disciplines, art education repeats concepts and skills, with lessons becoming more challenging over time. We have designed our program so that students may repeat classes in order to continue study in a medium, like drawing or painting, until they move onto a new age or grade level.

All students at Danforth Art School keep a portfolio of work, collecting sketches as well as finished pieces here to take home at the conclusion of the session. Family members are invited to an informal exhibition of student work on the last day of classes. All materials are provided for children's art classes.

Drawing Classes

  • Encourage drawing in its various forms: from observation, memory and imagination
  • Provide a variety of drawing tools such as charcoal, colored pencil, pen, pastels
  • Allow children to learn techniques and develop skill using these tools
  • Include references to other artists, art movements and ideas

  • Painting Classes

  • Allow students to experiment with different kinds of paint and brushes in order to make choices about self-expression
  • Provide opportunities for students to learn color theory and to develop skill in creating compositions
  • Include references to other artists, art movements and ideas

  • Art Studio Classes

  • Allow students to experiment with the full spectrum of art materials in order to make choices about self-expression
  • Encourages discovery by allowing students to construct sculptures and mixed media art
  • Provides opportunities to develop spatial reasoning and solid craftsmanship practices
  • Include references to other artists, art movements and ideas
  • Winter Session Classes for Grades K-8

    Please note: Monday classes meet 7 times, all others meet 8. There are NO regular classes from Saturday February 16-Friday February 22 due to vacation week.

    The Winter session will be open for new registrations on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.


    MONDAY
    Course Title Dates Day Time Price

    Painting I: Grades K-1 Monday

    Jan 28- March 18 *Class meets 7 times

    Monday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $160

    PAINTING I: Grades K-1 In our painting classes, students are encouraged to experiment with different kinds of paint and brushes while learning how to express their own creative ideas, as well as proper painting technique. Painting classes incorporate the genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture, and are inspired by the work of contemporary and historical artists. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Drawing II: Grades 2-3 Monday

    Jan 28- March 18 *Class meets 7 times

    Monday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $160

    DRAWING II: Grades 2-3 Monday In our drawing classes, children learn to use observation, memory and imagination to link the drawing experience to art concepts such as shape and form, texture and shadow, and the relationships between elements in a drawing, in both realistic and abstract work. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Art Studio IV: Grades 6-8 Monday

    Jan 28- March 18 *Class meets 7 times

    Monday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $160

    ART STUDIO IV: Grades 6-8 Monday 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. Some of the materials that will be used include collage, colored pencil, oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, air-dry clay, wire and papier mâché. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

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    The Winter session will be open for new registrations on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.



    TUESDAY
    Course Title Dates Day Time Price

    Painting IV: Grades 6-8 Tuesday

    Jan 22- March 19

    Tuesday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $180

    PAINTING IV: Grades 6-8 Tuesday In our painting classes, students are encouraged to experiment with different kinds of paint and brushes while learning how to express their own creative ideas, as well as proper painting technique. Painting classes incorporate the genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture, and are inspired by the work of contemporary and historical artists. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Drawing III: Grades 4-5 Tuesday

    Jan 22- March 19

    Tuesday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $180

    DRAWING III: Grades 4-5 Tuesday In our drawing classes, children learn to use observation, memory and imagination to link the drawing experience to art concepts such as shape and form, texture and shadow, and the relationships between elements in a drawing, in both realistic and abstract work. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Art Studio II: Grades 2-3 Tuesday

    Jan 22- March 19

    Tuesday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $180

    ART STUDIO II: Grades 2-3 Tuesday 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. Some of the materials that will be used include collage, colored pencil, oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, air-dry clay, wire and papier mâché. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

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    The Winter session will be open for new registrations on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.



    WEDNESDAY
    Course Title Dates Day Time Price

    Painting II: Grades 2-3 Wednesday

    Jan 23- March 20

    Wednesday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $180

    PAINTING II: Grades 2-3 Wednesday In our painting classes, students are encouraged to experiment with different kinds of paint and brushes while learning how to express their own creative ideas, as well as proper painting technique. Painting classes incorporate the genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture, and are inspired by the work of contemporary and historical artists. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Drawing I: Grades K-1 Wednesday

    Jan 23- March 20

    Wednesday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $180

    DRAWING I: Grades K-1 Wednesday In our drawing classes, children learn to use observation, memory and imagination to link the drawing experience to art concepts such as shape and form, texture and shadow, and the relationships between elements in a drawing, in both realistic and abstract work. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Art Studio III: Grades 4-5 Wednesday

    Jan 23- March 20

    Wednesday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $180

    ART STUDIO III: Grades 4-5 Wednesday 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. Some of the materials that will be used include collage, colored pencil, oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, air-dry clay, wire and papier mâché. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Register Now

    The Winter session will be open for new registrations on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.



    THURSDAY
    Course Title Dates Day Time Price

    Painting III: Grades 4-5 Thursday

    Jan 24- March 21

    Thursday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $180

    PAINTING III: Grades 4-5 Thursday In our painting classes, students are encouraged to experiment with different kinds of paint and brushes while learning how to express their own creative ideas, as well as proper painting technique. Painting classes incorporate the genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture, and are inspired by the work of contemporary and historical artists. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Drawing IV: Grades 6-8 Thursday

    Jan 24- March 21

    Thursday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $180

    DRAWING IV: Grades 6-8 Thursday In our drawing classes, children learn to use observation, memory and imagination to link the drawing experience to art concepts such as shape and form, texture and shadow, and the relationships between elements in a drawing, in both realistic and abstract work. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Art Studio I: Grades K-1 Thursday

    Jan 24- March 21

    Thursday

    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    $180

    ART STUDIO I: Grades K-1 Thursday 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. Some of the materials that will be used include collage, colored pencil, oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, air-dry clay, wire and papier mâché. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Register Now

    The Winter session will be open for new registrations on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.



    SATURDAY note: NO Classes on February 16
    Course Title Dates Day Time Price

    Art Studio I: Grades K-1 Saturday AM

    Jan 26- March 23

    Saturday

    10:00am - 11:30am

    $180

    ART STUDIO I: Grades K-1 Saturday AM 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. Some of the materials that will be used include collage, colored pencil, oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, air-dry clay, wire and papier mâché. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Painting II: Grades 2-3 Saturday AM

    Jan 26- March 23

    Saturday

    10:00am - 11:30am

    $180

    PAINTING II: Grades 2-3 Saturday AM In our painting classes, students are encouraged to experiment with different kinds of paint and brushes while learning how to express their own creative ideas, as well as proper painting technique. Painting classes incorporate the genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture, and are inspired by the work of contemporary and historical artists. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Drawing III: Grades 4-5 Saturday AM

    Jan 26- March 23

    Saturday

    10:00am - 11:30am

    $180

    DRAWING III: Grades 4-5 Saturday AM In our drawing classes, children learn to use observation, memory and imagination to link the drawing experience to art concepts such as shape and form, texture and shadow, and the relationships between elements in a drawing, in both realistic and abstract work. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Painting I: Grades K-1 Saturday PM

    Jan 26- March 23

    Saturday

    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    $180

    PAINTING I: Grades K-1 Saturday PM In our painting classes, students are encouraged to experiment with different kinds of paint and brushes while learning how to express their own creative ideas, as well as proper painting technique. Painting classes incorporate the genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture, and are inspired by the work of contemporary and historical artists. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Art Studio II: Grades 2-3 Saturday PM

    Jan 26- March 23

    Saturday

    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    $180

    ART STUDIO II: Grades 2-3 Saturday PM 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. Some of the materials that will be used include collage, colored pencil, oil pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, air-dry clay, wire and papier mâché. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Drawing IV: Grades 6-8 Saturday PM

    Jan 26- March 23

    Saturday

    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    $180

    DRAWING IV: Grades 6-8 Saturday PM In our drawing classes, children learn to use observation, memory and imagination to link the drawing experience to art concepts such as shape and form, texture and shadow, and the relationships between elements in a drawing, in both realistic and abstract work. Students may take the same level class more than once; lessons will not repeat. No supplies are needed. Students are encouraged to dress for art-making!

    Register Now

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