Arts Learning


The Franklin Cultural District offers a wealth of arts learning opportunities, including:

Drama Kids International

Drama Kids of MetroWest Studio: 456 West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Franklin Jr. Acting Academy: 2 Lincoln Street, Franklin, MA 02038
At Drama Kids, we push the tables and chairs aside and ask the students to throw their inhibitions out the window. We provide an environment that encourages students to experiment with their voices and express themselves creatively without judgment. We ask them to take risks and try a new approach at the risk of failure, and then we encourage them to try again. Through weekly sessions, students become more confident and their self-esteem blooms! While your child will certainly gain acting skills, our main goal is to help children and young adults develop the skills they need to succeed in life.

Emma’s Quilt Cupboard & Sewing Center

319 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
We are a full-service quilt shop featuring fabrics from all of the well-known manufacturers; a wide variety of books, patterns, notions, and threads; long-arm quilting services; as well as a premier dealer for Husqvarna-Viking sewing machines. We also offer classes, clubs, and quilting retreats. Come check us out and enter a world of creativity and inspiration!

Encore Music Academy & Recording Studios

3 Bent Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios offers a state-of-the-art recording facility, as well as music lessons and performance opportunities for our community. We offer private instruction in most instruments, including, but not limited to, guitar, piano, bass, voice, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, drums and percussion. We also offer private instruction in songwriting, composition and audio recording techniques as well as various chamber and vocal ensembles. In addition, we offer audition prep for college-bound students looking to major in voice, musical theater and the performing arts!

Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc.

3 Bent Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Founded in October 2015, in the town of Franklin, Massachusetts, by co-founders, Lisa Ostrow and Patrick Dreier, the Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc., was established by its Board of Directors in order to fill a perceived need in the community for more tangible music education financial support, and to recognize the merits of music students of all ages.

The Drummers’ Studio

244 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
The Drummers' Studio is a state-of-the-art, cutting-edge Music facility that specializes in fun, yet challenging instruction for Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Voice, Drums and Percussion. TDS focuses on contemporary music styles (Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Fusion, Metal, Country, Hip-Hop).

Feet in Motion School of Dance

250 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
The faculty at our school are dedicated to teaching dance in a fun, safe & motivational environment. We believe DANCE is not only an art form but also a discipline. What your children are exposed to now will stay with them for LIFE. We offer Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, & Lyrical dance classes in a positive environment.

Franklin Art Association

Meetings: 10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin, MA 02038
The Franklin Art Association was established in 1971 to provide a forum for the promotion of visual arts; for the preservation of the finest artistic traditions by means of exhibiting works, conducting classes, lectures, and sponsoring other activities favorable to artistic expression; and to provide friendly exchanges among painters, photographers and those interested in the fine arts. Regular monthly meetings are held at the Franklin Senior Center featuring professional artist demonstrations, and member exhibits are put on multiple times each year.

Franklin Historical Museum

80 West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
The Franklin Historical Museum is a community center for the preservation and sharing of Franklin’s rich history. Located downtown, the museum opened in 2010 in the former location of the Franklin Senior Center, originally built as the Town Hall. With their collection of artifacts, photos, documents, textiles, and furniture, the museum has permanent exhibits and changing temporary exhibits. Guest Speakers are a feature attraction at the museum on the second Sunday of each month. The summer months brings our most popular exhibit, the beautiful Wedding Gown display. Visit us Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and Thursday evenings (April-November).

Franklin Recreation Department

275 Beaver Street, Franklin, MA 02038
The Recreation Department is committed to provide quality recreational programs and facilities to the residents of Franklin. By providing consistency, dependability, and an obligation to our residents and the programs they partake of, we strive to elevate the quality of life for our community. We offer not only a variety of sports teams and lessons, but also after-school and vacation week art classes and summer camps.

Franklin School for the Performing Arts

38 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Proudly serving more than 500 students annually from 40 communities in Massachusetts’ MetroWest region, the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) is committed to quality education in the arts with exceptional curriculum, outstanding professional faculty, and unwavering dedication to each and every student enrolled. FSPA offers classes and performance opportunities in music, dance, and drama.

Franklin Senior Center

10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin, MA
The Franklin Senior Center offers a robust series of classes, workshops, lectures, and clubs on a variety of visual and performing arts topics, book clubs, and more.

La Cantina Winery

355 Union Street, Franklin, MA 02038
La Cantina Winery was born out of our love of traditional Italian winemaking with friends and family. Since its inception, La Cantina has become the premiere location for learning the process of winemaking. From grapes to barrel and bottle, you are involved in the educational and fun process of making wine.

Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center

90 Hayward Street, Franklin, MA 02038
The Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center promotes educating well-rounded students from age 2 to 18 at both the recreational and competitive levels. Patti's students are known for their technical excellence in all genres of dance and acro and her teachers for their age-appropriate, up-to-date, award-winning choreography. The studio consistently achieves Regional and National overall high scores in competition!

Stony Brook Camera Club

84 Emmons Street, Franklin, MA 02038
We're in our 49th year promoting enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, by mutual exchange of knowledge and experience, and by promoting a broad appreciation of our natural environment. The Stony Brook Camera Club meets Thursdays at 7:30 PM, except holidays, September to June.

Sunrise Montessori School, Inc.

31 Hayward Street, Suite J2, Franklin, MA  02038
Sunrise Montessori School provides quality Montessori programs to children in Franklin, MA and the surrounding communities. Sunrise also offers community learning programs in the form of a special story and craft hours, holiday-themed educational events, and more.

Teen Revolution

19 Dean Avenue, Franklin, MA 02038
TR offers authentic, personalized, value-based and experiential STEM, arts, interpersonal, and life skills workshops & activities geared toward creating a vision for today's youth and tomorrow's successful, well-adjusted, inspired and motivated adult.