Academy of Art of Highland Park

Pursuing the excellence of art through the art of excellence

Wolf  Rolling in the Snow (2018) by Joyce M., oil on canvas, challenge: white object on a white ground

Session II Fall/Winter 2019

The Studio runs in consecutive 8 week Sessions

Monday, October 28 – Sunday, December 22

We are now in week 6 of 8

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

Spotlight on the Studio Artist at the

Academy of Art of Highland Park

First Name: Bella
Age: 11
Favorite Food: Shin Ramen Soup (spicy, bok choy & egg)
Fav Place in the Whole World: Tokyo, Japan
Fav animal: Birman Kitten
Current Course/s at the AAHP: Drawing
Current Studio Challenge: Graphite wash pencils
Support: Watercolor paper
Medium or Media: Graphite wash pencils/ water-soluble graphite
Key Techniques: Scumbling and wash
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “It’s fun for me because my subject has to have detail but also be in gray scale”
Anything else you wish to add? “I love to draw all the time, especially realistic drawings and cartoons”

First Name: Aditi –“Mother of all the Gods”
Age: 10
Favorite Food: Alfredo, thin-crust pizza
Fav Place in the Whole World: South India, Dubai
Fav animal: Siberian Huskies
Current Course/s at the AAHP: Watercolors
Current Studio Challenge: Dark on dark
Support: Watercolor paper
Medium or Media: Watercolors
Key Techniques: Wash and masking
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “The color density was fun to figure out and made my cactus pop”
Anything else you wish to add? “I love nature, hiking and visiting farms”

First Name: Aditi –“Mother of all the Gods”
Age: 10
Favorite Food: Alfredo, thin-crust pizza
Fav Place in the Whole World: South India, Dubai
Fav animal: Siberian Huskies
Current Course/s at the AAHP: Watercolors
Current Studio Challenge: Dark on dark
Support: Watercolor paper
Medium or Media: Watercolors
Key Techniques: Wash and masking
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “The color density was fun to figure out and made my cactus pop”
Anything else you wish to add? “I love nature, hiking and visiting farms”

First Name: Veer -“Turn Abruptly”
Age: 11
Favorite Food: Cinnamon rolls at Panera
Fav Place in the Whole World: Costa Rica
Fav animal: Leviathan (from the book trilogy)
Current Course/s at the AAHP: Drawing
Current Studio Challenge: Pastel on black paper
Support: Black pastel paper
Medium or Media: Chalk pastels
Key Techniques: Scumbling
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “I like how the blending from the pastel is coming out”
Anything else you wish to add? “I play on the inter-county soccer team for Sayreville and we’re going to the finals in November 2019!”

First Name: Anjali –“Beautiful Gift”
Age: 8
Favorite Food: Mac n’ Cheese
Fav Place in the Whole World: Montreal, Canada
Fav animal: Red Panda
Current Course/s at the AAHP: Drawing
Current Studio Challenge: Charcoal toned ground
Support: Charcoal paper
Medium or Media: Charcoal
Key Techniques: Scumbling, blending and erasure
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “Working with the charcoal was really fun! And blending with my hands on the paper”
Anything else you wish to add? “My favorite thing to do is art because it lets me relax and have fun”

 

First Name: Anjali –“Beautiful Gift”
Age: 8
Favorite Food: Mac n’ Cheese
Fav Place in the Whole World: Montreal, Canada
Fav animal: Red Panda
Current Course/s at the AAHP: Drawing
Current Studio Challenge: Charcoal toned ground
Support: Charcoal paper
Medium or Media: Charcoal
Key Techniques: Scumbling, blending and erasure
What is the most interesting or most fun thing about your challenge right now? “Working with the charcoal was really fun! And blending with my hands on the paper”
Anything else you wish to add? “My favorite thing to do is art because it lets me relax and have fun”

 

Special Event for Portfolio Prep Program students!

All P3ers are invited to “Presenting Your Portfolio with Power” at the studio, on Saturday,  December 14, from 7 – 9 pm. In this program our Studio Director will give tips on how to present your portfolio with confidence. Send your RSVPs to aahpp3@gmail.com and include your name and how many P3 students attending.

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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

Happy Winter Holidays!

The AAHP will be closed from Monday, 12/23, to and including, Sunday, 1/5/20. These holiday closures are not part of any paid classes under any paid session;  you do not need to schedule make-ups for these dates. Winter Session III begins Monday, 1/6/20. Happy Holidays!

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