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Our Summer 2021 COVID Update

Due to the pandemic we will only hold a limited number of in-person classes at our location this Summer. All participants will be asked to follow safety guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus following the CDC, Minnesota, and St. Paul guidelines.

We are also offering a large selection of online classes for ages 10 and up.

We will be offering one Summer Camp, our:

Summer Outdoor Landscape Oil Painting Camp, Ages 13-18

We are very sorry to continue to report that the COVID pandemic has forced us to decrease our class sizes to such a degree that it is nearly impossible to keep our doors open. We have considered closing the school, but so many students and parents have asked us keep our doors open that Sarah and I are doing everything in our power to forge ahead.

To help us out, my son Zack has started a GoFundMe page. 100% of the proceeds of this fundraiser will go to staff salaries, rent, and other recurring business expenses.

Thank you for your generosity in word and deed!

Much love, and be well,
Jim, Sarah, and Paavo

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.