FRAMINGHAM – 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, said the school in a press release.
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, said the school.
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, said the school.
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.
The 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.