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Artist JR’s Installation Hits the Streets of San Francisco, Atop One of Academy of Art University Building

If you are interested in San Francisco’s art scene, there is a cool event that you should not miss during the summer heatwave.

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What You Can Expect From a Fine Arts Degree Program

Thinking about attending a fine arts school? You're in good company. According to a survey by a national arts advocacy organization, there are more than 1.4 million working…

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Fine Arts in Focus: What Puts the Pop in Pop Art?

You’ve probably seen Andy Warhol’s neon painting of Marilyn Monroe, called the Marilyn Diptych. While this artwork is considered a classic example of Pop Art, what makes it Pop Art?

On Exhibit: A Veteran’s Journey From a Life in War to Art

From Iran to Thailand to the United States. For others, this may seem like an itinerary for an epic adventure. For Russel Fadavi, this was an itinerary for survival.

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Craig Nelson Time Lapse Video

Here is a video of our Executive Director painting a landscape at Pickberry Vineyards.

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Five Helpful Tips to Improve Your Drawing Skills in a Fine Arts School

When it comes to skills like drawing, some would say that it’s either you have it or you don’t. For others, however, it’s something that can be learned or acquired. Whichever side of the debate…

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School of Fine Art’s Kevin Moore on Banksy Stunt: “It was a Comment on Capitalist Greed”

In this Q&A, professional artist and full-time faculty Kevin Moore sounds off on Banksy's Sotheby’s stunt that’s got everyone in the art world talking.

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Spring Landscape Painting

Spring in California means the return of the wild flowers, and our landscape painting classes is out on location painting their bloom. Instructor Dean Larson recently brought his Landscape painting…


Murals and Professional Projects

Carol A. Nunnelly Fine Art and Illustration students are creating a mural for the Samesun Hostel on Franklin Street in San Francisco. Directed by Craig Nelson and Carol Nunnelly, the mural…

Sculpture Alumna Debuts Solo Show

Academy of Art University alumna Yuqing “Max” Luo debuted her first solo show at the Cannery Galleries in May 2017. A recent MFA graduate from the School of Fine Art-Sculpture, Luo displayed her…