Adult art classes in Framingham

Art Classes for Grades 9-12

Our program for High School level students focuses on providing a more advanced level instruction in drawing and painting, allowing each student to begin the process of developing a personal viewpoint. Instructors in our High School program encourage students to explore ideas and content as well as refining skill with various media. Strategies for enhancing portfolios will also be explored.

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

Course Title Dates Day Time Price Supply List

High School Drawing: Illustration

Jan 28- March 18 *class meets 7 times


4:30pm - 6:00pm


Supply List

HIGH SCHOOL DRAWING: Illustration Build your portfolio as you use your imagination and photographic references to learn about the illustration process and methods used in the field. In this class, you will be encouraged to explore and to bring your own creative concepts to life, from initial thumbnail sketches to complete illustration projects. The list of supplies required for this class can be found on the Classes for High School page under the column marked "class supplies" next to the class.

High School Drawing

Jan 22- March 19


4:30pm - 6:00pm


Supply List

HIGH SCHOOL DRAWING Students will explore formal elements of line, form, value, texture, and space as they draw from direct observation, including one session drawing from a clothed model. This course exposes students to advanced-level foundation drawing concepts and is appropriate for all levels of students who would like to increase their drawing skills and create works for their portfolios. The list of supplies required for this class can be found on the Classes for High School page under the column marked "class supplies" next to the class.

High School Painting

Jan 23- March 20


4:30pm - 6:00pm


Supply List

HIGH SCHOOL PAINTING Working from direct observation and imagination, students will explore concepts of color, form, light, and composition while learning about the unique qualities of acrylics and watercolor. In addition to learning basic skills and techniques needed to create strong works for portfolios, students will be encouraged to discover their own unique style and aesthetic as an artist, and to consider what they would like to communicate through their work. The list of supplies required for this class can be found on the Classes for High School page under the column marked "class supplies" next to the class.

High School Drawing: Figure Studies

Jan 24- March 21


4:30pm - 6:00pm


Supply List

HIGH SCHOOL DRAWING: Figure Studies This class is a must for all students who want to build a strong portfolio. Students will explore the structure of the clothed figure and head, and learn different measuring techniques, spatial positioning, relationships and movement of the figure in space. They will learn to base a figure drawing on a skeletal frame and to render clothing over an accurate figure, working with line and a full range of values. The list of supplies required for this class can be found on the Classes for High School page under the column marked "class supplies" next to the class.

Register Now

Studio Assistantship Program

We encourage High School and College students to apply for our Studio Assistantship Program. Danforth Art School Studio Assistants gain experience in all aspects of school functions assisting with overall program facilitation during Summer Arts, our popular summer art classes for children, and School Vacation Week Workshops. Opportunities to assist at the school include supporting the teachers during classes, preparation of materials and studio spaces, organization of supplies, working directly with children, and various administrative tasks. Studio assistants receive valuable mentorship in art making and working with children.

Danforth Art School accepts applications from responsible, reliable, and energetic applicants currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) or college for available Studio Assistantships year round. Accepted studio assistants must attend a no cost, non-credit, 8-week class during the Spring session at the school, which will provide the necessary training for summer programming. We welcome former assistants back, and request that you submit the form again, so that we have an updated document for you.

Studio assistants must commit to at least four weeks of volunteer service during summer arts and will be encouraged to participate during subsequent school vacation weeks and for other events at the school. All studio assistants will receive individualized mentorship, important experience for resume building and a document outlining their specific contributions to the program.

Studio Assistantship Course

All accepted studio assistants must attend this class which will be held during the Spring session at Danforth Art School from 12-2pm on Saturdays from April 27-June 8. There is no cost for the class. The Summer Arts Coordinator will teach this class which will include the following objectives: practicing different tactics for working with children, reviewing expectations, learning how to support work in the art studio, touring the museum exhibitions, and leading group art exercises. Studio assistants will get to know each other and will build a strong community ready to support the very busy Summer Arts program.

Applications are accepted until March 15, 2019. All selected applicants will be asked to come in for an interview. Send your completed application along with current resume if available to:

Danforth Art School at FSU\ Attn: Catherine Byrne 100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701
Email to

Click here for Studio Assistantship Application

Danforth Art logo

General Information

Art Classes


Supported in part by:

Masschusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Mass Cultural Council

Copyright © 2005-2018 Danforth Art. All rights reserved.     |     Privacy      |     Danforth Art on Facebook    Danforth on Twitter    Instagram icon

Related Link