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 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. In conjunction with the deep understanding of art history, mythology, and theory that you will receive at the Academy, this tradition 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 advance artists who are just beginning their journey and professional artists trying to refine their technical skills. Our students range the following professions; classical artists, tattoo artists, psychologists, biochemists, 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 open your eyes to a new way of viewing art and the world around you.


  • No additional model fees
  • Discount on visiting artist workshops
  • Opportunity to participate in group shows both at the Academy and off-site galleries
  • Networking opportunities with gallerists, collectors, museum curators, and world-renowned artists.

Additional Benefits for Full-Time Students Only:

  • Access to Princeton University’s Marquand Library. PAA will arrange for a guest library card to be made. This $300+ value is included in your tuition price. *COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. We will keep full-time students updated on the level of access allowed during the pandemic.
  • Night class access at no additional charge.
  • Select access to pre-recorded materials. Materials available will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Director and Operations Manager.

Interested in full-time study? Find tuition pricing here.

Courses Available for the 2021-22 Academic Year (Sept-June):


MONDAY: Portrait Painting & Composition (10:30 am – 5:00pm)

TUESDAY: Landscape Painting OR Cast Drawing (10:30 am – 5:00 pm)

WEDNESDAY: Cast Drawing (10:30 am – 5:00 pm)

WEDNESDAY EVENING: Drawing I & Painting I (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

THURSDAY: Figure Drawing (10:30 am – 5:00 pm)

THURSDAY EVENING: Drawing I & Painting I   (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)

FRIDAY: Academic Sculpture (10:30-5:00pm)


Interested in full-time study? Find tuition pricing here.


Courses marked with “*” are pending. Please email enrollment@princetonacademyofart.com to be added to the waitlist. When registration is full, the class will run.