Thursday, December 2, 2010

Artist of the Month

The artist for the month of December is Grandma Moses (1960-1961).

Many of Grandma Moses's paintings have been used to celebrate special American holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Mother's Day. In honor of Grandma Moses, we will be using a "celebrations" theme to create folk inspired artwork to share with our families this holiday season!

Check out these photos of our Grandma Moses mittens.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Greetings Families and Friends! We've had our fare share of unusually warm days but it is finally Autumn. The End of October is here, the leaves have fallen. Springtime Bloom and the lush green foliage of the summer are a distant memory, but as John Keats said, who needs it!

" Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too...."

This is also the time of harvest, and we are celebrating it here at Urban Arts with P-Day- Pumpkin Day! Check out some photos of the kids making delicious pumpkin pies from scratch!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010



Every time parents order Scholastic Books online, Urban Arts Academy receives extra bonus points to redeem for more classroom books!

Follow these simple steps:
1. Go to
2. Register using your unique username and password.
3. Enter our Class Activation Code: GWVP9
4. Start Shopping!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

We're busy bees prepping not one but TWO classrooms for the first day of preschool, Wednesday, September 8th!

We hope to see all currently registered families at our open house, Tuesday September 7th from 4:00-5:30p. You'll get a chance to meet your child's teachers while they explore their classroom and make new friends!

We're still enrolling for preschool! If you're interested in a tour, or know someone who is, please call us at (612)827-1641.

Happy Fall!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Art Camps!

Hi Everyone! Summer Art Camps are off to a great start! We are having tons of fun making giant puppets in Puppet, Puppets Everywhere camp, painting faces in Circus Camp, and learning Spanish in Vivan los Animales!

We were also very excited to have Open Eye Theatre perform a very funny puppet show for us!
Thank You Open Eye!

So far we have been having a very busy and fun Summer, and there are still so many great camps to come! It's not too late to join in on the fun, here is still space available in Wacky Water and mePods and Giant Structures. We will keep you posted on all of our summer art adventures!

Monday, March 22, 2010

We are now registering for Summer Camps for children ages 3 - 9!

Read camp descriptions, see our brochure, or download a registration form here:

We can't wait to make art with you and your family!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Urban Arts Academy Preschool Open Houses

Hello all, and sorry for the long break in posting!

We'll be hosting two open houses, March 17th 6:30p - 7:30p, & April 10th 10a - 11:30a, for families interested in joining our preschool family this Fall!

Current families are invited to come to share your stories and experiences with those interested. And of course, let your friends know about these important events!