Art Academia is an art school which offers art lessons for children and adults.  Here, you can learn and master drawing and painting techniques, including oil , water color, acrylic, pastel, and charcoal.
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European School of Art
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Children Classes

Adult Classes

Ceramics & Sculpture



Fun-Art-Summer / New Classes!
Weekly: Clay, Paint, Glaze and Pizza! We will work in the
studio, studio's backyard and SM Central Park.

youtube Welcome to Art Academia!

yourtube Staying Young with Art!

Congratulations with
Youth Wildlife ART CONTEST


Art Academia students honored by "San Francisco Graffiti
Advisory Board" and the "Department of Public Works."

Nine Gold Medals! San Mateo County Art Competition!

Traveling Art Workshop | CHINA

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.

Art Academia has developed an amiable reputation for providing individual attention
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
to unleash their artistic potential will learn essential skills to master the fundamentals
and develop personal expression and style.


'Our goal is to help student appreciate beauty and create art
from the world that surrounds us.

Together with your creativity and imagination, academic knowledge
can take you on a long and fulfilling journey through the
wonderful world of art'

Inna Polnar-Artist/Instructor


Photographs of our students have been used for this website.
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