Princeton Academy of Art provides its students with world class instruction in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. Our instructors are part of a tradition that has been passed down for over 250 from teacher to student. Our curriculum is a preservation of the teachings of the Russian Academy, who before us, preserved the knowledge of the Italian and French Academies. This tradition in conjunction with the deep understanding of art history, mythology and theory that you will receive at the Academy will give you the strongest base possible to become a successful contemporary artist.

Studying full time gives students the most comprehensive learning experience possible. Princeton Academy of Art serves as a gateway to classical knowledge and abundant resources for its’ students.

Our programs are designed to assist not only artists who are just beginning their journey, but also professional artists trying to refine their technical skills. Our students range the following professions; classical artists, tattoo artists, psychologists, bio chemists, architects and newly graduated high school students to name only a few. Our community is diverse and connected through their study at the Academy. The skills and knowledge learned in your time studying here will enable you to excel in the art world and will open your eyes to a new way of viewing art and the world around you.


  • Access to 4 core classes per semester
  • Access to all academy art history lectures for free
  • access to 3 core classes during summer session
  • model fees included in tuition for up to 3 model sessions per month.
  • PAA will pay for half of your Princeton University Marquand Library yearly visitors card for your first year of study.
  • 10% discount on visiting artist workshop

Courses Available for the 2019-20 Academic Year (Sept-June):


Landscape Painting (P-2S)

Anna Neis

Tuesday 10:30am – 6:00pm

*Russian Academic Sculpture (S)

James Sondow


Cast Drawing/Still Life (D-2S)

Aleksandr Budayev

Wednesday 10:30am-6:00pm

*Anatomy: The Human Torso (D)

Roberto Osti


Russian Academic Drawing (D-2S)

James Sondow

Thursday 10:30am – 6:00pm

*Renaissance & Baroque Art (AH)



Portrait Painting (P-2S)

Anna Neis

Friday 10:30am – 6:00pm

Courses marked “-2S” will span 2 semesters, courses marked with “*” are pending. Please email to be added to the wait list. When registration is full the class will run.

Please contact to receive more information about full time tuition pricing.