In 1986, the American Academy of Equine Art, Inc. realized its original goal of becoming a teaching organization. Academy workshops are open to anyone interested in equine art, whether beginners or more experienced artists who wish to sharpen their skills. Instruction is offered in drawing, painting and sculpting. Our workshops fill a void that is not addressed by existing art schools today. They provide the opportunity for students to exchange ideas with a group of artists who share similar creative goals. Academy instructors are nationally renowned professionals selected for their merit as equine artists or their outstanding reputation in related genres.

Workshops are held throughout the year, at a variety of locations. Venues are often near equestrian centers and offer instructors experienced in their field. 

All workshop fees are $500 (unless otherwise noted) and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: there is a $75 non-refundable cancellation fee that applies after registration confirmation. An early enrollment discount of $50 is available for any workshop student enrolling 90 days prior to a workshop (Note: Discount applies only to AAEA single-venture workshops, i.e. those not held in conjunction with other organizations. Discounts cannot be combined).

Please direct any workshop questions and inquiries to Deanne Cellarosi at Thank you!

AAEA Workshop Application 2018

Click above for the printable workshop application form.

Please note these AAEA Protocols:  

  1. No dogs will be permitted at AAEA Workshops, exhibitions or events. The only dogs permitted will be designated service dogs.  If your service dog behaves inappropriately, the AAEA reserves the right to ask you to leave the workshop/event. 
  2. Workshops/Events are non-smoking.

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Upcoming Workshops

To register for workshops via mail, print out and complete the application, and enclose a check payable to:

American Academy of Equine Art, Inc.

Mail to: American Academy of Equine Art, Inc., PO Box 12303, Lexington, KY 40582.  You may also pay by MasterCard/Visa or Paypal.  To do so, please click the “Donate” button and follow the instructions there.

For more information, contact Deanne Cellarosi, AAEA, Dean of Education,

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