Princeton Academy of Art (PAA)’s curriculum merges the methods of classical ateliers/academies and the Russian academic approach. Instruction is an artist-centered immersion into human anatomy, perspective, and tactile approaches to analyzing form. By rigorously studying these methods alongside concrete principles of value, color, and composition, students traverse various media and techniques to interpret the world around them in a way that suits their temperament and vision.
PAA allows students to access courses as full-time students or take part-time courses to dive deep into a single subject.
Our goal is to return the study of fine art to its former Renaissance glory. Like the Medici, PAA seeks to connect artists, mathematicians, scientists, poets, and more to define how society absorbs and understands information. This interconnectedness has a higher purpose of bringing beauty, aesthetics, and a renewed understanding of the universe into the collective minds of the people.
Princeton Academy of Art seeks to be at the epicenter of innovation in the arts, reaching beyond our small community to begin a movement of exchange between fields of higher education through creativity. Vital to this vision is a commitment to creating partnerships with independent research facilities, local universities, and community resources. We hope to inspire a new generation of thinkers to observe and use art as a scholarly endeavor. Our students are an integral part of making this vision a reality.