Schedule your youngster for a free online class in minutes…
…and get preferred access to our 2022-2023 programs as a thank you!
The Academy of Art of Highland Park (AAHP) was born out of a long, time-honored tradition of studio practice, where the practitioner learns closely from the instructor all of the skills and sensibilities one needs to study their craft as artist. For decades, the AAHP, located in central New Jersey, USA, has delivered this unique and invaluable experience to countless practitioners, many of whom have traveled great distances to train with our expert staff.
We are so excited to now be able to offer this amazing opportunity to young practitioners from all around the world!
Enroll your youngster in a free class today, and explore our unique learning space!
Who is eligible for a free introductory class?
If your youngster is between 7 and 18, they’re more than welcome to enjoy a free class with our expert instructors!
We warmly welcome your youngster’s siblings and other young family members to try a free class as well. Simply submit
one application form per youngster.
Our curriculum and pedagogy require that the young practitioner can demonstrate:
✔️ a reasonable level of emotional well-being
✔️ age-appropriate command of these top 10 learning skills
✔️ experience with online learning
When can my youngster enjoy the free introductory class?
Free introductory classes are given during regular online class hours. They are special appointments made on a first-come, first-served basis. These classes must be scheduled in advance with our Director. We will contact you to set up your appointment once your Free Introductory Class Application has been processed.
Free Class Days and Times
Free introductory classes are ordinarily held on Mondays and Fridays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST, and by appointment only.
How should my youngster prepare for the free introductory class?
To participate in their free introductory class, your youngster will need a safe warm and supervised workspace, as well as certain technologies. For their drawing supplies, they can temporarily use a set of household materials.
Tools and Materials Needed for Free Introductory Class:
✔️ 2B graphite pencil (drawing pencils are best, but your average #2 school pencil will do just fine)
✔️ a white eraser (not attached to the pencil)
✔️ a clean and unused feather duster, or a clean white sock
✔️ a clean rag (roughly the size of a washcloth)
✔️ a small stack of clean white printer paper (about five sheets)
✔️ one piece of smooth (non-corrugated) cardboard that is at least the size of the printer paper
Supporting Technologies and Capabilities:
Please know that at AAHP Online, your youngster’s online and mobile safety and security is our number one concern.
✔️ a computer or tablet with webcam capabilities
✔️ a stable internet connection that supports live video conferencing, specifically through Zoom
✔️ a mobile phone nearby with a working camera
✔️ a safe, quiet workspace with ample room and controlled, direct lighting.
Please review our Technical Guidance for Remote Learning at Home for detailed descriptions and further information.
To apply for a free introductory class, click the button below.