Welcome to Our School

We Need Your Help!

Unfortunately, we cannot open the school and hold on-site classes under current conditions — the COVID pandemic makes it impossible to ensure the safety of our students and instructors while maintaining the quality of our program.

We are working hard to keep the school alive and support our staff during this difficult period. And we are asking for your financial support. Please visit our GoFundMe page if you are able to make a donation. 100% of the proceeds of this fundraiser will go to staff salaries, rent, and other recurring business expenses. We really appreciate the generosity of our community!

We truly miss and love you all. Thank you and be well!

Jim, Sarah, and Paavo

Due to the COVID pandemic, we will not be holding any Summer Classes indoors at our location.

Summer Camps are cancelled, except for our Landscape Camps, which meet outside.

We are also offering online classes for ages 10 and up.

We hope to resume classes at our location in the Fall of 2020.

Make Art Exceptionally Well

The Art Academy of St. Paul began with a simple yet revolutionary philosophy: We believe that with time, encouragement and the proper instruction, anyone can learn to draw and paint exceptionally well. Our school has served the Minneapolis & St. Paul community for over 25 years as artists and teachers.

At the Art Academy, we stress practice over talent. Our unique, patented teaching methods can unlock your or your child's creative potential. We have proudly helped turn thousands of students into confident adults and skilled artists.