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Danforth Art Student Information

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›› Address and Hours
›› Required and Printable Forms
›› Entrance and Accessibility
›› Tuition and Discounts
›› Graduate Credits and PDPs
›› Class Supplies
›› Schedule Changes, Refunds and Make-Up Policy
›› Inclement Weather
›› Food and Drink
›› Information for Parents/Guardians

Spring Wishes from Debra Petke, Executive Director of Danforth Art [PDF]

Address and Hours of Operation

Danforth Art School
14 Vernon Street
Jonathan Maynard Building, Third Floor
Framingham, MA 01701

School Office Phone Hours
Our staff is available to assist you with class registrations and other inquiries by phone Monday through Friday, 10 am to 1 pm daily, at 508-620-0937 or by email at school (at) danforthart.org. We will do our best to return all messages within 24 hours.

School Operating Hours
(February 27-June 5, 2017)
The studios on the third floor of the Jonathan Maynard Building are open to registered students at the times listed below. Staff members are present to assist students on site during these operating hours, but phone coverage may be limited at times.

 SCHOOL OPERATING HOURS (February 27-June 5, 2017)
Monday 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday   8:00 am – 9:30 pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday   8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Danforth Art is CLOSED on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day; on Monday, April 17 in observance of Patriots’ Day; and on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Other class interruptions due to holidays, school vacation weeks, or other issues are noted in the class descriptions.

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Required Forms and Other Printable Forms

Required Form for All Students

All students (or parents/guardians on behalf of minor students) must read, sign, and return to the School Office a completed Program Consent and Release Agreement which includes the waiver of general liability, waiver of medical liability, photography/videography release, and, for minor children ONLY, authorized emergency contacts and medication authorization.

Please note: This form has been updated with minor changes reflecting our relocation for the winter 2017 season. Please renew your form now. Completion and submission of this form is a requirement and condition of registration and participation in any class/workshop. A signed form is required for EACH student. No student is permitted to participate in any class/workshop without submitting a signed Program Consent and Release Agreement to the School Office, and registration shall not be complete until such completed form is received by the School Office.

Please return your signed form(s) to the Danforth Art School Office in person or by mail to: Danforth Art School, 14 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA 01701 prior to your class/workshop start date.

›› Download the Program Consent and Release Agreement [PDF]

Other Printable Forms

›› Download the Student Registration Form [PDF]

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Entrance & Accessibility

Danforth Art School studios are located on the third floor of the Jonathan Maynard Building at 14 Vernon Street, in the Jonathan Maynard Building on Framingham Centre Common, in Framingham, Massachusetts. The entrance and parking lot are located at the back of the building, accessible via Grove Street. Enter through the main doors and take the elevator to the third floor. Convenient free parking is available in the Danforth Art lot and on local streets. The main entrance and the third floor studios are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any mobility concerns and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Tuition and Discounts

Students can register online, by phone, or by mail using the printable registration form. Danforth Art accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Registration continues through the first week of the season; late enrollment is not permitted. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Online registrants will receive a confirmation email. All others may call the School Office for a confirmation receipt.

A discounted Early Bird rate is available at the start of the registration for a limited time for each season (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) and for Summer Arts; the Early Bird rate will show automatically for online registration as available.

Senior citizens (aged 65 and older) receive an additional 10% off all offerings; senior citizen discounts are available only for phone or in-person registrations.

A NEW Multi-Week discount is available for Summer Arts 2017. Register your child(ren) for more than one week of Summer Arts and you’ll pay the listed price for each registration for the first full week, and receive 10% off each registration for each additional full week. There is no additional discount applied to the short July 5-7 week or to Extended Day sessions. The Multi-Week discount applies to the regular rate or to the Early Bird rate, but cannot be combined with any other special discounts, coupons, or offers. Multi-week discount is available for IN PERSON or TELEPHONE registrations only, and is not available online.

Scholarships are not available at this time.

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Graduate Credits and PDPs

Danforth Art is not offering Professional Development courses for the Winter season. On April 29, Danforth Art will offer Creating a Bridge between 2D and 3D Workshop designed specifically for K-12 art teachers and educators in other disciplines, and eligible for PDPs at no additional charge. All Danforth Art classes are eligible for PDPs at no additional charge.

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Class Supplies for Adults and Children

To ease confusion for beginning artists, all materials will be provided for the first two classes of all adult beginner-level classes (noted in the class description as “Some supplies included.”) and these students will be given guidance during their first class on which supplies to purchase for the remainder of the season.

Adult students in intermediate- or advanced-level classes, or any class without the notation above, are expected to bring supplies to their first class. Classes and workshops requiring unconventional materials (household items, non-art materials, your own works in progress, etc) are additionally noted in the descriptions.

For recommendations on where to purchase art supplies, see our Class Supply Recommended Vendor List

Class Supply lists (cs) for adults are posted next to classes on these pages:

Adult Classes
Adult Workshops

Tuition for children’s classes includes all supplies.

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Schedule Change, Refunds & Make-Up Policy

Danforth Art reserves the right to cancel any class, to change instructors, or to reschedule individual classes as needed. We are unable to offer make-up classes if students are absent. Full refunds will be made if a class is canceled by Danforth Art. Student cancellations must be received a minimum of TWO WEEKS prior to class/workshop start date; a $25 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund. No registration fees will be refunded if student cancellation occurs less than two weeks (14 full days) prior . Class tuition is not prorated due to student absences.

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Inclement Weather

In the case of bad weather, a message will be left on our website, our Facebook page and on the School’s telephone answering system at 508-620-0937 by 7 am for morning classes, by 10 am for afternoon classes, and by 2 pm for evening classes. Whenever possible, classes will be rescheduled by the instructor.

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NEW Policy RE: Food and Drink

There is no kitchen or lunchroom, no refrigerator or microwave, available to students in our new facilities. Students may bring water and other closed beverages into the studios. No food is allowed in the studios; however, accommodations will be made for adults enrolled in full-day workshops and for children enrolled in full-day School Vacation Week workshops. The School Office will maintain with a list of area restaurants and cafés within walking distance or a short drive from our new location.

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Art-making can be messy! Please dress your child accordingly. Students may bring their own aprons or smocks to wear over their clothing.

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedure

Danforth Art requires guardians to accompany children under age 14 to and from the studios on the third floor.

Please notify the School Office if the parent/guardian is going to be late or if your child will be absent from class. Danforth Art will only release a minor child Student to authorized adults listed on the Program Consent and Release Agreement and with photographic identification. If the person picking up the minor child Student is NOT listed on this form the parent/guardian must inform Danforth Art in writing beforehand.

There will be a $10 late pick-up fee per child for the first 10 minutes late. You will be charged $5 for every 5 minutes after.

This page was last updated on March 31, 2017.

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