Art Classes for Children & Adults of All Skill Levels

Est. 2004

Welcome to Art Academia, a European-style art school founded upon classical teaching principles passed down from master to master since the early Renaissance. For more than a decade, hundreds of aspiring Bay Area artists been coming here to develop their painting, drawing, and ceramics skills. By practicing in an active art studio, students are able to study alongside professional artists from around the world, master their craft, develop new friendships, and have loads of fun along the way.

To join us, please complete our POLICY & REGISTRATION FORM and bring it with you to the first day of class


Five students from our school ware selected to participate in
The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition this year!
Huge congratulations to Jamie, Lane, Daniella, Rhea, and Ayla who's works will be recognized and judged by renowned ceramic artist Pete Pinnell at this year's event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
They stood out as top contenders from over 1200 entries across 178 art schools around the country.
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Welcome to the San Mateo Business Hall of Fame!
Art Academia is a 3 time recipient of the "Best Art School in San Mateo" award

"Art Academia is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of San Mateo Award for three consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Art Academia for the 2017 San Mateo Business Hall of Fame".