The Art Academy,  Inc. Celebrating Our 24th  Year! 651 Snelling Avenue South,  St. Paul,  MN  55116 						F.A.Q.s and Contact Information  
 The Art Academy
Private Lessons for Children,
Teens and Adults

Students seeking a very focused and personalized learning experience may choose private lessons with one of our senior instructors.  Although our regular classes have a remarkably small student to teacher ratio of about 3-6 students per teacher, private lessons provide ideal learning conditions. Projects are tailored to the individual’s needs and goals, while still honoring our core belief that practice builds skills which in turn fosters creativity. Each of our senior instructors have taught hundreds of students to draw and paint well, and they are skilled artists and teachers.  
Children and Teens often flourish under one on one instruction. Drawing, pen and ink, watercolor and oils are the traditional materials that students explore. Students might copy from master works to build skills; or they may work from life, drawing and painting still lifes, interiors and landscapes, or paint a portrait of a friend of family member.  Teens applying to Art Colleges will greatly benefit from private lessons as they build and improve their portfolios under our careful guidance.  We’ve been through the application process ourselves as both students and admission reviewers and understand what it takes to build an exceptional body of work.
For Adults there are many reasons to choose private lessons.  Some students who follow our established curriculum simply prefer a more individual experience when compared to a classroom setting, while others request to focus intensively on mastering one particular drawing or painting medium.  Another advantage of Adult Private Lessons is that students may seek guidance and and honest critique in the development of their personal artwork.  Most private lessons for experienced painters begin with a review, a discussion of the individual’s goals, a look at materials and their use, and then end with an agreed plan of action for future private sessions.

Private Lessons are $50 per hour at our location.
Travel to your home or studio may be possible at an additional cost.

Please contact us at 651-699-1573 to schedule lessons.
“If a man is to become a good painter he must study the works of good artists until he has acquired the ability to draw easily.”

-Albrecht Durer