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4:15 - 5:45pm

Ages 11 - Adult

$147 Monthly Tuition

Accomplished Artist Studio

11049 S 1700 E

Sandy, UT

My daughter is thriving with real art instruction from real teachers. Her growth as an artist this year has been truly remarkable.


Parent of student

I have been blown away by the quality of art my kids bring home and their growth as artists.


Parent of students

One of my children has gone on to get her bachelor's degree in art teaching. She was definitely inspired by Susie!


Parent of student

About this Academy

Anime is a wide genre based on a Japanese way of storytelling. Similar to
America’s cartoons, classic Disney films, and any other animated content, anime
is bright, colorful, full of movement, and rich in story. But one of the defining
features of anime is the gorgeous art, whether it’s Pokémon or Attack on Titan.

In this class, we will be looking at the art of anime from a critical view. Where did
the anime style start? What makes Ghibli films so engaging? What makes My
Hero Academia’s style so unique? And most importantly, How can I learn from the
great anime masters and apply that to my own art?

Students can expect an in-depth look at some key anime styles, as well as the
critical drawing skills needed to create original characters, world-building, and
visual storytelling. Anime used to be created by hand, using pen and ink, markers,
watercolor backgrounds, and other traditional mediums. Although hand-drawn
characters and pen and ink line work is still very common, most anime is now
digitally produced.

Students that have access to an iPad with Procreate, Clip Studio, or Photoshop are
welcome to bring their digital medium of choice, but traditional art supplies such
as paper, pencil, and pen will be needed to participate.


Sarah Hale

Personal Art Supplies

Students are expected to bring personal art supplies to class. 

The Academy is the Next Step
for Your Creative Child

Is Your Child a Good Match for The Academy?

Get our free PDF to see exactly what makes your child an excellent candidate.

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Don't Miss the Opportunity to Nurture Your Child's Talent

The Academy is tailored to meet your child's unique interests, goals, skill level and pace of learning.

It's also carefully structured to give your child a full art education because uniquely gifted kids deserve the best.

The Academy Program at a Glance


Do I sign a contract if accepted in to the program?

Nope. You can start and stop at any time. Our classes are ongoing year-round.

Is there an enrollment fee?

Yes. There is an enrollment fee of $40 per student that will be automatically charged (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 is tuition paid?

Tuition 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 a class, you must let us know before the 20th so that you are not charged for the following month. You can find a breakdown of the classes each tuition payment covers here.

What happens if I miss a class?

We do our best to help students understand what they missed so they can continue where they left off. Because our teachers are here ready to teach every class time, tuition is not reimbursed for missed classes.

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