Art Academia is a European art school for children
and adults, as well as a working studio. The founder and instructor, Inna
Polnar, is a professional artist who received
her B.A. in
fine arts at the Moscow University of Art in Russia. Influenced by her
curriculum in Moscow, the guiding
philosophy at Art Academia is based on
a classical style of instruction
with emphasis on theory, observation and execution.
By having a chance to study in a working art studio,
students are able to observe the
entire art-creation process from a
sketch to the complete painting. Students and
guests are able to visit our
gallery where a permanent exhibition displays the works of Inna Polnar
as well asa rotating exhibition of featured artists.
Academia has developed an amiable reputation for providing
and strict European based academic knowledge.
Our classical methods of education
provide the fundamental basis
for developing artistic talents and expression through
art. All students are welcome, from the complete beginner
to the experienced artist
seeking practice and refinement.
Art Academia is located in the center of downtown
San Mateo. From 3rd Av., a brick
alleyway leads into a large, sun-drenched
studio with ceiling-high windows and state
of the art lighting system. A beautiful
outdoor backyard compliments a large working
space for both painting
and ceramics; and the staff ensures that students with a esire
their artistic potential will learn essential skills to master the fundamentals
and develop personal expression and style.