Danforth Art School at Framingham State University Offering its Summer Arts Program Remotely

Danforth Art School at Framingham State University Offering its Summer Arts Program Remotely

May 28, 2020

The Danforth Art School at Framingham State University is moving its Summer Arts Program online, providing students with a wonderful creative outlet while they are stuck at home. 

Half-day options are available, with smaller class sizes in order to ensure each student receives individual attention from teachers as they create.

"This is a great opportunity for children who need a creative outlet during this time at home," says Danforth Art School Director Noelle Fournier. "Our teachers have put together lots of exciting projects that the students will really enjoy."

In keeping with the tradition of a Friday exhibition, each week will feature a video compilation of works created by students in each grade level, so that families can still appreciate the artistic accomplishments of the students.

Danforth will provide the specific art supplies children need to enjoy the fun lessons teachers are designing in a convenient, curb-side pick-up program, including a personalized portfolio for each child.

Program Description - Summer Arts Online:  How Art Happened

From cave paintings to cubism, humankind has made art to express feelings and ideas. This summer, Danforth Art school will look at the long timeline of art making through the ages to learn about how and why different art forms were invented and also how various cultures influenced the many art movements we know of today. How was paint invented? Who made the first architecture? Why are some sculptures so big? Each week will be a new experience having fun being inspired by different eras and art movements.

Students in Grades 6-8 will enjoy classes designed around specific artistic materials and methods such as Prints & Collage, Sculpture, Upcycled Fashion and Comics, Cartoons & Manga.

Our High School classes allow for concentrated study and portfolio development in subjects such as Portrait & Figure Studies, Painting Techniques, and Fashion Illustration.

For more information, and to register, visit danforth.framingham.edu.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.