Let your youngster train with professional artists!

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 Schedule your youngster for a free online class in minutes…

…and get preferred access to our 2023-2024 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 17, 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.

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.

Privacy and Online Safety & Security Notice to Minors. Please read.

If you are under the legal age in the country where you live, and/or at the actual place or virtual space wherever you use the Internet, you CANNOT submit to AAHP Online information about yourself, or anyone else, without written consent of your legal guardian. In addition, you cannot reach AAHP Online by using any channel or means that ignore legal age where you live and/or operate online. Failure to follow all rules at AAHP Online may lead you to face disciplinary action, which may include summary dismissal from AAHP Online. Please work with us to safeguard everyone’s privacy and personhood. This is a huge part of the ethics of being a Studio Practitioner in AAHP Online. Please read and discuss with your legal guardian all privacy and online safety and security rules, listed in the AAHP Online’s Terms of Use. These rules are also found in the AAHP Online’s User’s Manual. The Manual is issued to you if and when your legal guardian initiates your monthly subscription. Thank you for being awesome!