Danforth School of Art

Studio Art Offerings for Adults and Children

Danforth Art School features studio art classes, workshops, and special offerings for students of all ages and levels, in a variety of media. In our supportive art community, students learn from professional artist-instructors and from their fellow students. Please see our Student Info page for holiday closings, policies and other general information.

A note from Executive Director, Debra Petke:

"Thanks to all of you for your support over the past year! Danforth Art has a bright future as The Danforth Art Center at Framingham State University, to open in early 2019. I can assure you that Danforth Art School will remain devoted to teaching art to the community. Happily, Noelle Fournier will continue at the helm. And the Danforth Art Museum will again be open as a resource for art school faculty and students. We will have so much more to share in the coming months as we work out the details. Thank you again for sticking with us!" - Debra Petke

Winter Session Dates

Please see our Student Info page for holiday closings and other session scheduling changes.

Click on the links below for more information or to register:

Downloadable Course Materials & Forms

Click on the links below to download printable (PDF) versions of class materials; additional materials are available on the Student Info page.

About Danforth Art School

Danforth Art School, including the School Office, is 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.

Danforth Art Faculty consists of over 40 professional artists and art instructors dedicated to the teaching process. Over 300 classes and workshops are offered annually for preschoolers, children, teens, adults and teachers, inspiring artists at all levels to explore drawing, painting, watercolor, and other materials and techniques.

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14 Vernon Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Main Phone: 508 620 0050
School Office Phone: 508 620 0937
Fax Machine: 508 820 0258

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Supported in part by:

Masschusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Masschusetts Cultural Council Institute of Museum and Life Sciences

Please Note: There are no museum galleries or exhibitions currently in this building; please see our exhibitions page for offsite offerings.

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