The Visual Arts program offers a variety of classes in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and other art techniques for children and adults in fall, spring and summer terms. The educational experience focuses upon learning the fundamentals of art, refining skills and exploring creativity. Our dedicated and professional staff emphasizes individual instruction with students. We are committed to offering the highest caliber art programs to our community and fostering a life-long appreciation of art.

All children’s classes are designed as on-going programs. No projects are repeated during the year, enabling and encouraging children to participate continuously.

The Darien Arts Center is committed to offering every child opportunities in the arts. If your child has special needs please contact the director to see how your child can be accommodated.
The bi-annual Darien Art Show is the perfect arena for all Darien artists to exhibit their work each spring. Prizes, donated by local merchants and businesses are awarded in a broad range of categories and presented at the opening night reception for participants and Darien Art Center members. PicDarien is an annual smart phone photo contest the DAC started in 2016. Sponsored prizes are given in several categories to adults and children.