Why are you an application-only art school?
In order to provide a high-quality art education and mentorship program, we interview candidates based on passion, teachability, creative commitment and goals. Read more on our About Us page.
How long is each Academy class?
Each Academy class is 2.5 hours long, once per week, and held in-person at the studio. Classes are held continuously throughout the year, including during the summer.
How many students are in each Academy class?
Each Academy class has 8-12 students to maximize one-on-one mentoring and artistic collaboration.
Why aren't Academy days and times listed on the website?
Keeping our website's information evergreen allows us to work more fluidly as a studio to provide the Academies that are most wanted by our artists. During your interview, you'll chat with our Enrollment Specialist about details such as day and time.
Is there only one Academy class offered for each medium?
No. Each medium may have several Academy classes. For example, the Watercolor Academy may have classes on Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening.
When artists are invited to enroll, the Enrollment Specialist helps them select which specific Academy class they will attend.
What makes you different from other art schools or programs?
We are NOT a neighborhood craft corner focused on continuous enrollment in order to make ends meet. We do not offer paint nights, parties, short-term classes, arts & crafts or kids camps.
We ARE a professional studio focused on high-quality art education combined with one-on-one mentoring. We care about the artist just as much as the art and have created an innovative studio that allows each artist to thrive. We are an application-only school which enables us to create stellar creative environments.
Our students sum it up: they travel from up to an hour away to be a part of our amazing program.
What curriculum do you use?
We use the Accomplished Artist Method to teach our students. It is an innovative curriculum designed by Susie Bytheway, the founder of Accomplished Artist Studio. Susie has been mentoring artists for over 25 years and has based this curriculum off the mantra "50% art, 50% artist."
Do I sign a contract if accepted in to The Academy?
No. You can start and stop at any time. Our Academy classes are designed with a special rotating curriculum that allows us to accept students of any skill level at any point during the year.
Does the studio provide supplies?
No. Students bring their own art supplies to every class. Check out our Supply List to see what you need to bring and conveniently order supplies online. Buying your personal supplies through the Amazon links provided helps Accomplished Artist Studio fund our Scholarship Program.
Is there an enrollment fee?
Yes. There is an enrollment fee of $40 per student that will be charged automatically (1) at the time a new student enrolls and (2) every September thereafter.
The enrollment fee covers the costs of receiving a brand new studio t-shirt each September. It also covers the costs of classroom expenses and special studio events like open houses, art shows and contests.
How much is tuition?
Tuition is $240 per month. It is paid through an automatic withdrawal on the 25th of every month. This automatic process is set up at the time of enrollment.
You can access the Student Portal via the Quick Links in the footer below to personally update credit card or other information as needed.
If you decide to drop enrollment from The Academy, you must let us know before the 20th of the month so that you are not charged the following month's tuition. See a breakdown of the classes each tuition payment covers here.
What happens if I miss a class?
Since our teachers are here ready to teach every class time, tuition is not reimbursed for missed classes.