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National Academy

At the National Academy School, creative efforts are celebrated, ideas are exchanged, and individuals enjoy access to the unique resource of the National Academy Museum’s collection and archives. The School is an open, creative space where our student body of approximately 950 students learns and experiments under the mentorship of professional artists. The breadth and depth of our faculty’s expertise allows us to offer a truly diverse range of classes in every artistic discipline: painting, drawing, sculpture, new media, printmaking, mixed media, and interdisciplinary projects. Small class sizes offer students focused, individual attention, giving them the guidance to develop their technical and creative abilities. Classes are taught in six sprawling, sky-lit studios, and dedicated studio space is available for those studying in the Studio Art Intensive. Browse our continuing education classes, youth workshops, and student exhibitions or explore the possibility of enrolling in our Studio Art Intensive. Scholarships and work-study opportunities are available.