Ages: 7-14




Session 1: 10:30am-1:30pm FULL

Session 1a: 10:30am-1:30pm (spaces available)

Session 2: 2:00pm-5:00pm FULL


Session 1: 4:00pm-6:00pm (spaces available)

Academic Year:

September 19th, 2021 – June 26th, 2022

Semester 1: Sep – end of Jan

Semester 2: Feb – end of Jun


Classical training in drawing and painting for children between the ages of 7 and 14.

Rigorous training combined with creative compositional projects ensures that your child will leave our program with a strong base in classical drawing and painting.

This program is not designed to send children home with completed complex artworks – it is designed to ensure that your child learns the skills necessary to be a successful aspiring artists able to express themselves.

In addition to technical training in drawing and painting, your child will be introduced to many areas of art history they may be unfamiliar with. We give them in-depth art history lectures, go on museum trips (*depending on COVID-19. We will still do virtual museum visits via projector giving guided tours), and much more.

Our goal is to nurture your child’s creativity and mind with the exploration of all aspects of art.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be introduced to constructive academic drawing
  • Students will understand how to accurately show the volume of an object in their drawings.
  • Students will be introduced to and learn how to use the following materials: graphite pencil, charcoal pencil, gouache paint, and oil paint (the use of oils will be determined on a case by case basis depending on the student’s age. Students must be at least 13 years old to use oil paint).
  • Students will understand the exercises they complete each day in an art historical context. They will be able to memorize most objects they draw.

2021-2022 Academic Year (Sep-Jun)

  • Students will be expected to enroll for the year. Month to month study is not available.
  • SPACE WILL BE LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS PER CLASS. All other students interested will be added to the waitlist.
  • Holiday breaks will be included in our schedule.



For more information or to register please contact us directly at “” or call our office at +1 (609) 454 – 3721.

Ages: 15-18 (High School Students)




Morning or Afternoon

Session 1: 10:30am 1:30pm FEW SPACES AVAILABLE

Session 2: 2:00pm – 5:00pm FULL

Academic Year:

September 18th, 2021 – June 25th, 2022

Semester 1: Sep – end of Jan

Semester 2: Feb – end of Jun

Our college portfolio preparation course is designed to help students build a well-rounded body of work that has its base in technical skills. We focus on teaching strong drawing and painting skills while encouraging students to place themselves creatively in their work to produce a unique portfolio.

Whether your child plans to attend an art school or is hoping to supplement their college application by showing their passion, this program has you covered.

Our students have attended ivy league schools, schools of architecture, and some of the most prestigious art colleges both in the United States and abroad.

These institutions include but are not limited to the following:

Art Schools in the US

  • Rhode Island School of Art & Design
  • The New School’s Parsons School of Design
  • Pratt Institute
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Cooper Union
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Schools with Art Programs

  • Cornell University
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Syracuse University
  • WU St. Louis
  • Rutgers

International Art Schools

  • Concordia University
  • Parsons PARIS


Students create both works from observation in addition to creative pieces from imagination. Rigorous training ensures our student’s breadth of knowledge in classical forms and art history is vast.

Having a base of training in Academic realism allows students to use their creativity through a well-informed lens. We want our students to be able to go to college feeling prepared for the journey ahead, ready to complete any project thrown at them their freshman year.

We also provide students with college seminars to familiarize them with their application options.

This program is for students who want to learn classical art, advance their skills during the application process and prepare themselves for the rigorous College experience.

We are here as professional instructors, guiding the student through successes and failures in their work.

It is up to the student to prioritize their portfolio among the various other things they are doing to prepare for college.

  • Students will be expected to enroll for the entire Academic year.
  • SPACE WILL BE LIMITED. All other students interested will be added to our waitlist.
  • Holidays will be included in our schedule.

*tuition price varies by payment option.







For more information or to register contact us directly at ” “.

During COVID-19, we became acutely aware of the need for small study groups to promote social distancing, while still offering children and teens the opportunity to dive into classical art.

Princeton Academy of Art offers children and teens the rare opportunity to glimpse into Renaissance and 19th Century artistic practices.

During these events, we offer professional demos in addition to students being able to complete a work of their own!

Each class lasts for 2 hours, and pricing is based on the size of the canvas you choose as well as the material.


Oa. 11″ x 14″ canvas in oil $75/student.

Ob. 18″ x 24″ canvas in oil $125/student

Oc. 20″ x 30″ canvas in oil $175/student


Ga. 11″ x 14″ bristol in gouache $75/student.

Gb. 18″ x 24″ bristol in gouache $100/student

For the first 15-30 minutes, students watch a live painting demo by their instructor. The remainder of the class is dedicated to working on their own piece.

OPTIONS (6 students min/8 students max) :

1.Copying the Masters:

Choose 1 master painting for your child and their guests to copy from our vast collection of images!

Students will work step by step with one of our highly skilled and qualified Academy students to re-create scenes from the past.

Copy from landscape, still life, portraits or multi-figural compositions.

Students are introduced to the materials and processes of the old masters by the people who study them day in and day out.

2. Portrait:

Choose an image from a wide selection of portraits we have collected at the Academy from our wonderful models.

Learn to paint a portrait step-by-step using the approaches of the old masters! Whether they use gouache or oil, students become familiar with the steps necessary to complete a strong, successful portrait painting.


3. Still Life:

Paint from life! Choose a fruit or vegetable theme and learn to paint it from life.

Shadow, light and composition are explored in this party option.

Groups working on larger canvases will have more objects within their compositions.