Academy of Art of Highland Park

Pursuing the excellence of art through the art of excellence

Pears (2018) by Viviana S., teen artist. Color pencil on drawing paper

Session III Winter 2020

The Studio runs in consecutive 8 week Sessions

Monday, January 6 – Sunday, March 1

We are now in week 3 of 8

Registration accepted during any week in a Session, except the final 8th week.

Gift Certificates available at the AAHP!

Do you have a child or teen, or an adult friend who would love to attend a professional teaching art studio? Are you or your partner still confused about what meaningful gift to offer anyone? Are your co-workers or staff restless for creative life? Would you like to avoid the hideous holiday sweater option?

At the AAHP, we’ve got you covered! Gift that special person  an AAHP Gift Certificate to attend our premier teaching studio!

FAQ’s

What is included? With any purchase of an AAHP Gift Certificate, you will be able to gift that special person one  of two options, and both also include a 1-hr FREE class! 

What are the Gift Certificate Rates?  Rates are as follows: 

A Gift Certificate for one Session includes eight, 1-hour class/week sittings, for eight consecutive weeks on the studio calendar, PLUS a bonus FREE CLASS = $285.00

A Gift Certificate for a Half -Session includes four, one-hour class/week sittings, for four consecutive weeks on the studio calendar, PLUS a bonus FREE CLASS= $142.50

How do I purchase my AAHP Gift Certificate? The AAHP Gift Certificate purchase process is simple and can be done through this link here:*

How do I pick up my certificate? Once you purchase your gift certificate,  we will send you a confirmation e-mail that your order has been received. Then, we will follow up with dates for picking up your Gift Certificate at your convenience!

What if I’m out of town? : We can mail the AAHP Gift Certificate to your recipient,  if you wish! However, we only use the USPO and cannot guarantee delivery dates.

When is this Gift Certificate offer over? Never! Our Gift Certificates are also available as your belated holiday gifts, or for holiday season birthdays, etc. You can reach out to us with any questions by calling our office phone line, 732-777-2085. Or stop by the Academy, or email us at art14@artacademynj.com.

Any details to know of? Please call if you have any questions. AAHP Gift Certificates are not redeemable for cash or trade. No refunds are available for classes or certificates post-purchase.  All classes run on the published AAHP studio class calendar. New students must enter our studio practice through the Drawing syllabus. Exceptions are considered only on a one-to-one basis after the first hour of paid classes. Ongoing students can use an AAHP Gift Certificate to continue their current studies, or to add an additional course. Find a load of information about the AAHP  at our popular website, aahpnj.com

Why join the studio with an AAHP Gift Certificate? It’s never too late to make that thoughtful gesture of giving with an AAHP Gift Certificate!  (It’s better than another ugly sweater, we promise!). And another important is this: because the AAHP is an exciting community of, for, and by creatives!

Photo by Ana Nephilim

What a year it has been! As we approach the holidays which mark the end of this timeline, we would like to remind you, and announce a few things to everyone:

First of all, thank you for a lovely 21st year of creative action and deep learning in the arts! We would not be here without each and every one of you. Your passion is what continues to fuel our classes and keep our doors open!  As always, we truly thank you for being a part of the community experience at the Academy of Art of Highland Park, and all your brilliant contributions!

Spotlight on the Studio Artist at the

Academy of Art of Highland Park

First Name: Rithika (sanskrit: “Stream of Water”)           
Age: 14
Favorite Food: Takis
Fav Place in the Whole World: Hyderabad, India
Fav animal: Pug
Current Course/s at the AAHP: Oils
Current Studio Challenge: Monochrome
Support: Stretched Canvas
Medium or Media: Oil paints
Key Techniques: Scumbling
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “Learning a new medium. ”
Anything else you wish to add? “I love to Facetime my friends and go to the mall with them. ”

First Name: Saathvika (sanskrit: “Seven Elements”)
Age: 9
Favorite Food: French Fries
Fav Place in the Whole World: Hyderabad, India
Fav animal: Pug
Current Courses at the AAHP: Watercolors
Current Studio Challenge: Dark on dark
Support: Watercolor paper
Medium or Media: Transparent watercolors
Key Techniques: Wash
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “I added a unicorn horn to the duck because I love unicorns”
Anything else you wish to add? “I love carnivals and theme parks, especially Six Flags!”

First Name: Saathvika (sanskrit: “Seven Elements”)
Age: 9
Favorite Food: French Fries
Fav Place in the Whole World: Hyderabad, India
Fav animal: Pug
Current Courses at the AAHP: Watercolors
Current Studio Challenge: Dark on dark
Support: Watercolor paper
Medium or Media: Transparent watercolors
Key Techniques: Wash
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “I added a unicorn horn to the duck because I love unicorns”
Anything else you wish to add? “I love carnivals and theme parks, especially Six Flags!”

First Name: Yaryna
Age: 11
Favorite Food: Sushi – California roll
Fav Place in the Whole World: Disney World
Fav animal: Fox
Current Course/s at the AAHP: Drawing
Current Studio Challenge: Sandwiched Monster
Support: Drawing paper
Medium or Media: Graphite and wax color pencil
Key Techniques: Scumbling, blending, erasure
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “I think outside the box – that’s how my alien started”
Anything else you wish to add“I take karate. I’m year two and I’m an orange belt. My brother just started too!”

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The Field School of the AAHP

 

The AAHP Hike-and-Sketch of August 2019

Next time we go outdoors (in October!) be sure to join us! We learn a lot, do a lot, and have a lot of fun while engaging in the artist’s practice of fieldwork.

Earlier this August, we had a blast at the Sourlands Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough, NJ. The outing served as the golden brooch to close our dynamic Summer Session 2019.

It was a beautiful blue-sky day under the trees.

Everyone contributed to a classic Potluck picnic with wonderful array of home-cooked foods: scrumptious things such as quinoa salad, Asian noodles, pasta salad, deviled eggs, diced fruit, good ol’ American Dirt Cake, chocolates, Chinese tarts and more. We spread out on blankets on the grass, and everyone mingled easy.

We followed that up with a free, how-to-and-why outdoor class on the deeply aesthetic and rewarding practice of fieldwork.

And then, to cap it off, we hiked to the natural boulder field called The Devil’s Half-Acre, where everyone found a spot to sit quietly, choose a subject or scene, and draw. Ana and Aaron coached.

A huge thanks to all who attended and made the day so gentle, creative, and beautiful!

Coming Soon! Saturday Classes at the AAHP

New Mural Course: Hit The Wall

The Academy of Art is bringing back our exciting course, “Hit the Wall.” Starting soon, we will be holding this mural painting course on Saturday afternoons. This mural course will be open to child or teen students, 9 to 18 years old, that have completed our Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced Drawing syllabi.

Learn More

Introducing Skin & Bones Studio

A Studio for Live Figure and Skeletal Anatomy Studies

Adults and teens 14 and over are invited to join the Skin and Bones Studio, our new live figure and skeletal anatomy drawing workshop.

Beginners can receive full instruction while seasoned artists are welcome to explore on their own. All materials are provided.

Student Gallery

The Studio will be open for all regular classes this Monday 1/20/20.

We wish everyone peace on Martin Luther King Day and throughout the year.

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