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PowerPoint Professional Critique

$100
Calendar Current session started Jun 1, 2023

With this option, you can submit up to five artworks for critique, and the feedback will be provided in a PowerPoint format. This option suits artists who wish to receive feedback on multiple pieces and prefer a visual critique presentation. The PowerPoint format allows for a structured analysis of each artwork, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement.

 

  • 5 artworks maximum
  • Critique via PowerPoint. Each image has its own slide and is annotated with text and necessary revisions via highlighted lines.
  • Critiques are completed by PAA’s highly qualified faculty and staff. If you want to select a specific instructor, you may do so while checking out.

 

 

Single Artwork Professional Critique

$75
Calendar Current session started Jun 1, 2023

This option allows you to have a single artwork critiqued by a professional artist who will provide a focused and detailed analysis of your artwork. It offers an opportunity to receive specific feedback and insights to help you improve your artistic skills and technique.

 

- 1 artwork maximum

- Receive a single-paragraph critique of this piece via email

Pre-Academy (PRECAD) @ 10 Nassau St (Weekday)

$3,250

with Aya Gandolfo

Calendar Current session started Sep 14, 2023 at 4 pm

Pre-Academy Program (PRECAD)

ages 7-14

The same program you love, one hour shorter!

Our esteemed program offers a comprehensive and engaging classical drawing and painting curriculum for children ages 7 to 14. We combine technical training with hands-on projects, ensuring your child acquires a strong foundation in traditional techniques and gains the skills necessary to become a successful creative.

The course is a carefully structured blend of rigorous instruction and compositional projects. By working to master these skills at a young age, students will effectively improve their graphomotor skills and retain this knowledge into adulthood.

Our program is designed to do more than produce finished artworks; we cultivate your child's creativity and self-expression while exposing them to the rich and varied history of art. 

Complementing the technical training in drawing and painting, we introduce your child to diverse facets of art history likely unfamiliar to them. Our in-depth art lectures broaden their understanding of the global scale of historical art.

College Portfolio Preparation @ 138 Nassau St (Saturday)

$5,500

with Anna Neis

Calendar Current session started Sep 16, 2023 at 10:30 am
1 additional session on Sep 16, 2023

GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS 6/1/23 @ 1:00pm

Our college portfolio preparation course is designed to help students build a well-rounded body of work that has its base in technical skills. We focus on teaching strong drawing and painting skills while encouraging students to place themselves creatively in their work to produce a unique portfolio.

Whether your child plans to attend an art school or hopes to supplement their college application by showing their passion, this program has you covered.

Our students have attended ivy league schools, schools of architecture, and some of the most prestigious art colleges both in the United States and abroad.

These institutions include but are not limited to the following:

Art Schools in the US: Rhode Island School of Art & Design, The New School's Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology, Cooper Union, Maryland Institute College of Art, Ringling College of Art & Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Schools with Art Programs: Cornell University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Syracuse University, WU St. Louis, Rutgers

International Art Schools: Concordia University, Parsons PARIS

Students create both works from observation in addition to creative pieces from imagination. Rigorous training ensures our student's breadth of knowledge in classical forms and art history is vast.

Having a base of training in Academic realism allows students to use their creativity through a well-informed lens. We want our students to be able to go to college feeling prepared for the journey ahead, ready to complete any project thrown at them their first year.

We also provide college seminars to familiarize students with their application options.

This program is for students who want to learn classical art, advance their skills during the application process and prepare themselves for the rigorous College experience.

We are here as professional instructors, guiding the student through successes and failures in their work. However, it is up to the student to prioritize their portfolio and other prep they are doing to prepare for college. 

Pre-Academy (PRECAD) @ 138 Nassau St (Sunday)

$3,500

with Kelsey Doherty

Calendar Current session started Sep 17, 2023 at 10:30 am
1 additional session on Sep 17, 2023

Pre-Academy Program (PRECAD)

ages 7-14

Our esteemed program offers a comprehensive and engaging curriculum in classical drawing and painting for children ages 7 to 14. We combine technical training with hands-on projects, ensuring your child acquires a strong foundation in traditional techniques and gains the skills necessary to become a successful creative.

The course is a carefully structured blend of rigorous instruction and compositional projects. By working to master these skills at a young age, students will effectively improve their graphomotor skills and retain this knowledge into adulthood.

Our program is designed to do more than produce finished artworks; we cultivate your child's creativity and self-expression while exposing them to the rich and varied history of art. 

Complementing the technical training in drawing and painting, we introduce your child to diverse facets of art history likely unfamiliar to them. Our in-depth art lectures broaden their understanding of the global scale of historical art.

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Pre-Academy (PRECAD) @ 10 Nassau St (Sunday)

$3,500

with Aya Gandolfo

Calendar Current session started Sep 24, 2023 at 10:30 am

Pre-Academy Program (PRECAD)

ages 7-14

Our esteemed program offers a comprehensive and engaging classical drawing and painting curriculum for children ages 7 to 14. We combine technical training with hands-on projects, ensuring your child acquires a strong foundation in traditional techniques and gains the skills necessary to become a successful creative.

The course is a carefully structured blend of rigorous instruction and compositional projects. By working to master these skills at a young age, students will effectively improve their graphomotor skills and retain this knowledge into adulthood.

Our program is designed to do more than produce finished artworks; we cultivate your child's creativity and self-expression while exposing them to the rich and varied history of art. 

Complementing the technical training in drawing and painting, we introduce your child to diverse facets of art history likely unfamiliar to them. Our in-depth art lectures broaden their understanding of the global scale of historical art.

Kids Constructive Drawing Camp

$500

with Kelsey Doherty

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 8, 2024 at 9 am

Children will learn to draw simple and advanced geometric shapes using proper perspective, values, and composition. They will learn correct terminology through instructor demos, exercises, diagrams, and group classwork, in addition to drawing from life.

Geometric shapes should not be considered "the basics" and put to the side as something easy and trivial. The principles involved in accurately drawing these forms are fundamental to an artist's ability to create.

Students will learn the same approaches and exercises that students in our adult program complete daily.

Join us this summer and give your child an introduction to the tools essential to becoming a successful artist.

JULY 8-12

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 $500.00

Kids Botanical Painting Workshop

$500

with Kelsey Doherty

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 15, 2024 at 9 am

Join Ms. Kelsey for a week-long indoor/outdoor workshop painting botanical arrangements and gardens in local Princeton!

Students will discuss perspective, values, color mixing, and more using gouache paint. 

Gouache is a historical painting medium that has been used in various forms dating back to ancient Egypt. The paint we know and use today became wildly popular during the 19th century and was often used in conjunction with pastels and pencils in mixed media format.

Gouache is similar to watercolor but has been modified to be opaque. This gives artists the ability to build layers similarly to oil but leaves a chalky matte finish.

Experiment with this medium this summer!

July 15 - 19

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Day 1 - Indoors: Flower Arrangement Painting

Day 2 - Outdoors: Prospect Garden (weather permitting)

Day 3 - Outdoors: Prospect Garden (weather permitting)

Day 4 - Outdoors: Morven Museum & Garden (weather permitting

Day 5 - Outdoors: Morven Museum & Garden (weather permitting

TUITION: $500





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