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Schedule

2022 & 2023 Terms: Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring

The Art Academy operates on a quarterly schedule.

During each term, classes meet once a week for eight weeks. See your class page or review the schedule below for meeting times. We offer both online and in-person classes.

Find out about our online offerings here.

All of our classes run for 8 weeks and cost $220 per term.   

Summer 2022: June 20th – August 21*
NEW SUMMER BREAK DATES – no classes on Fourth of July week (July 2nd – July 8th)
That makes the next Saturday class at The Art Academy take place on July 9th!

Fall 2022: September 26th – December 4th
– no classes on MEA Week (October 17th – October 23rd)
– no classes on Halloween (October 31st). Make-up classes will be held on December 5th.
– no classes on Thanksgiving week (November 21st – November 27th)

Winter 2023: January 15th – March 12th

Spring 2023: April 3th – May 28th

 

SUMMER 2022 CLASS AND CAMP INFORMATION

This Summer we are offering both In-Person and Online classes, along with three Outdoor Landscape Camps.

Please read the information below for all pertinent information regarding our 2022 Summer Schedule.

START AND END DATES FOR THE SUMMER TERM

Summer 2022: June 20st – August 21nd
– no classes on Fourth of July week (July 3rd – July 9th)

PRINTABLE SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE

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IN-PERSON CLASSES, ONLINE CLASSES, AND LANDSCAPE CAMP GROUPED BY CATEGORY

IN-PERSON CLASSES

Andrea Alguire, adult student, watercolor, Adult Class; Bob Upton, adult student, oil painting, Adult Class; Andrea Gruver, age 13, watercolor, Fundamentals Class; Maggie Mountain, age 18, oil painting, Fundamentals Class

The COVID virus is spread mostly through the concentration of particles in the air. This is more often the case than through surfaces. With this in mind, spaces need airflow to stay safe.

  1. We will follow all CDC Federal, State and City guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
  2. Though the CDC has eased mask guidelines, we still recommend that masks are worn inside our school.
  3. In-person classes will be held at The Art Academy. Doors will be opened before and after each class to introduce new outside air into the school and an air purifier will be used during each session. Fans and/or ceiling fans will also be turned on. Hand sanitizer will be available.
  4. If students feel ill we ask that they stay home and do not attend class.
  5. There will be in-person make-up classes.

SUMMER IN-PERSON AGES 7-8* BASIC ELEMENTS CLASS SCHEDULE
DAY TIME
MONDAYS 5:00pm – 6:30pm 
SATURDAYS 10:30am – 12:00pm

SUMMER IN-PERSON 9-13 & 14-18 CHILDREN & TEEN
FUNDAMENTALS CLASS SCHEDULE
DAY TIME
TUESDAYS 2:00pm – 4:00pm 
WEDNESDAYS

2:00pm – 4:00pm 
6:00pm – 8:00pm
THURSDAYS 6:00pm – 8:00pm
SATURDAYS


10:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 3:00pm
3:30pm – 5:30pm

SUMMER IN-PERSON ADULT* CLASS SCHEDULE
DAY TIME
MONDAYS 7:00pm – 9:00pm
TUESDAYS 6:00pm – 8:00pm (This includes, but is not limited to, the Oil Study class)
WEDNESDAYS 6:00pm – 8:00pm
THURSDAYS 10:00am – 12:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
SATURDAYS


10:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 3:00pm
3:30pm – 5:30pm

*No matter what your artistic goals may encompass – be it drawing, pen & ink, watercolor, or oil painting – or whether you need to work on your anatomy, composition, or creativity, this composite online class of ALL our traditional adult programs will help you climb to the next rung on the ladder of excellence in your artistic career.

COST FOR ALL IN-PERSON CLASSES

The cost for each class is $220. Please register online at https://theartacademy.net/online-registration/.


ONLINE CLASSES

Ben King, adult student, oil painting, Adult Composite Class; Molly Dekarski, watercolor, age 15, Fundamentals Class; Sam Eiken, age 16, Character Design Class; Aaron Lipstein, age 17, Digital Illustration Class
  1. We have found that Online classes are great for students who struggle to find the motivation to work on projects at home.
  2. Everyone works on individual projects.
  3. The online classes will be held via Zoom.
  4. An invitation will be sent to participants 15 minutes before a class begins, with students entering the Zoom classroom 5 minutes before class time.
  5. We will begin with hellos, followed by one-on-one introductory comments given on each project.
  6. Throughout the class students may send photos of their work to their teacher via email.
  7. Photos will be shared and analyzed by way of the screenshare feature on Zoom. This will give everyone the opportunity to learn from other students’ projects.
  8. The class ends with an overview of projects and ideas for personalized homework if students desire to do it.
  9. We realize that The Art Academy benefits students in two distinct ways. First, there is the instruction; but equally important is the informal interaction pupils have with fellow students and teachers. To that end, EVERY online class comes with a weekly Friday Night Hangout Session. The session runs from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
    a. These Sessions form a gathering of likeminded individuals to work on projects while casually enjoying the company of others.
    b. There is always a teacher monitoring the session so students can get extra help with any challenges they may be experiencing in their artwork.
  10. Students may also use the Hangout Sessions to make up any classes that have missed throughout the term.

SUMMER ONLINE CHILD & TEEN CLASS SCHEDULE
DAY CLASS TIME
TUESDAYS Fundamentals
Ages 10-18
6:00pm – 8:00pm
THURSDAYS Advanced Class for Teens
Ages 13 & up
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Students should have advanced to the level of Advanced Watercolor
WEDNESDAYS Character Design
Ages 12 & up
6:30pm-8:30pm
SATURDAYS 3:30pm-5:30pm
TUESDAYS Comic, Graphic Novel & Visual Storytelling
Ages 12 & up
7:00pm-9:00pm
THURSDAYS Digital Illustration & Composition
Ages 14 & up
6:30pm-8:30pm

SUMMER ONLINE ADULT CLASS SCHEDULE
DAY CLASS TIME
THURSDAYS Adult Online Composite Class* 9:30am-11:30am
6:00pm-8:00pm
WEDNESDAYS Character Design 6:30pm-8:30pm
SATURDAYS 3:30pm-5:30pm
TUESDAYS Comic, Graphic Novel & Visual Storytelling 7:00pm-9:00pm
THURSDAYS Digital Illustration & Composition 6:30pm-8:30pm

*No matter what your artistic goals may encompass – be it drawing, pen & ink, watercolor, or oil painting – or whether you need to work on your anatomy, composition, or creativity, this composite online class of ALL our traditional adult programs will help you climb to the next rung on the ladder of excellence in your artistic career.

COST FOR ALL ONLINE CLASSES

The cost for each class is $220. Please register online at https://theartacademy.net/online-registration/.


OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE CAMPS, AGES 13-18

CAMPS BEGIN
JULY 31st and run through AUGUST 22nd

When Art Academy student Fina Mooney was 14 she attended our Outdoor Landscape Camp for 13- to 18-year-olds. Here she is painting in Como Park, along with two of her 3-hour landscape sketches.
  1. This camp is for students interested in learning and perfecting sketching from nature in pencil, ink, watercolor, and oil painting.
  2. Include in each class is instruction on the basic techniques of color mixing and brush handling.
  3. Outdoor students will have the opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge in front of nature.
  4. Careful observation, good drawing and confidence in painting will be emphasized.
SUMMER IN-PERSON TEEN LANDSCAPE CAMP, AGES 13-19
DAY TIMES AND LOCATION
Sunday, July 31st FREE LECTURE by STUART LOUGHRIDGE: Sketching on Paper from Nature

1:00pm-3:00pm+ (Held at The Art Academy)

Tuesday, August 2nd to Friday August 5th
STUART LOUGHRIDGE SUMMER WORKSHOP 1: Outdoor Landscape Sketching in Pencil and Watercolor

9:00am – 5:00pm (Held at Lilydale Park – Lake Pickerel)

Thursday, August 18th to
Sunday, August 21st
STUART LOUGHRIDGE SUMMER WORKSHOP 2: In Studio Compositional Development Workshop with an Emphasis on Finish

9:00am – 5:00pm (Held at Stuart's Studio off 7th Street in St Paul)

Thursday August 18th to
Sunday, August 22nd
JACK DANT SUMMER WORKSHOP: Plein Air Outdoor Landscape Painting in Oils

Thursday: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Held at The Art Academy)
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Held at Como Park)

COST FOR OUR OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE CAMPS

The cost for 1 camp is $350.
The cost for 2 camps is $625.
The cost for 3 camps is $950.

Please register online at https://theartacademy.net/online-registration/.