Welcome to

Academy of Art of Highland Park

Creative Problem-Solving       •       Invention       •       Construction

The power to author new and relevant things into existence

Join our premier teaching and learning space, dedicated to classical, cutting-edge studio and field practice in the visual arts and design.

Chief Instructor Ana and teens at our animal bone anatomy drawing class for young artists and designers.

Welcome Back-to-Studio!

Studio is open!

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All returning and NEW students, please text Chief Instructor Ana at (732)-789-4309
Untitled (2023)

Untitled (2023). Digital piece by Audrey Santolini, now heading to Pratt Institute, NY, NY.

What happened at Arts in the Park


Honored to serve as Judge, Painting category, Chief Instructor Ana met wonderful contestants at Highland Park’s 2023 Arts in the Park Street Fair, Showcase, and Juried Art Contest.

Ms. Jernae Mathis, Honorable Mention 

Ms. Mathis’ displayed works revealed an intensely honest pursuit of her practice as a visual artist. Mathis is a young practitioner whose deep commitment to her craft will continue to grow, promising to carry her far.

Ms. Sarai Araiza, 3rd Place ribbon and cash award.

Ms. Araiza’s displayed works revealed a clear commitment to the painted image as story-telling. Many of her images feature bold form and color, and often stress movement, to generate dreamlike images that demand the viewer’s gaze and commitment.

Mr. Young Hahn, 2nd Place ribbon and cash award.  

Mr. Hahn’s displayed works, especially his watercolors, revealed a powerful command of composition, light, color science, and overall technique, as well as command of the subtleties of the construction process. Hahn is a powerful artist with the intense sensibilities of one who pursues command of our craft.

Ms. Bo Li, 1st Place Ribbon and cash award.

The displayed works of Ms. Li (represented on-site by her mother), revealed an artist using her current level of craft command to launch into exploratory action. Her pieces revealed an interest in shifting depths, in shifting lines of sight (point-of-view), and in shifting levels of luminosity. Overall, her works displayed a keen interest in the fluid, intense, yet ephemeral nature of vision and of visual sense.

Sinclair is famous for selling delicious, cold coconut! What a treat!

Laura, staff member extraordinaire of Main Street Highland Park,

hand delivers a prize to one of our winners, Ms. Araiza.

See fun photos of our Summer 2023 Highlights!


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Introducing the

Da Vinci’s Toolbox
Online Program
for Children
Big Blue Sky
Online and Studio
Program for Tweens
and Teens

Fine Art Classes
Studio Program
for Adults

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