Opportunities are limitless: you create them for yourself.Emma R.


SAI is dedicated to the achievement of an uncompromising standard of development for every individual student. Creative and innovative process is nurtured using professional materials in an inspiring studio environment. Dianne is assisted by guest teachers, artists and design professionals who contribute their expertise in specific art disciplines and design industry applications. Students are encouraged to develop their abilities for independent thinking and innovative problem-solving, invaluable skills for a successful future.

2018-2019 Registration is now open!



If you are a student who wants to develop your art skills or just enjoy the creative outlet that our Studio provides, this is the right choice for you. You can come on your designated day (Monday or Wednesday) for any or all of the time between 2:00-7:00 pm and work at your own pace.  This gives you up to 120 hours of Studio time with Dianne between September to May. You pay a flat yearly rate in September so those who come regularly for the maximum time allotted will get more value for their money than those who do not.  Studio Membership expects that the student is largely self-directed and comes with their own ideas and creative initiative. This is not step-by-step art instruction program.

The Open Studio concept combines the luxury of extended blocks of time to explore ideas and the freedom to experiment with different artistic mediums. Students can choose to work on drawing projects, painting, sculpting, mixed media, etc. by using any of the high quality supplies that are provided in the studio. Students are challenged to come up with their own artistic interpretation and expression as it relates to an event or idea. Concept development is actually considered a very important part of art education at our school. Techniques and instruction are briefly covered on a want-to-know basis.  PLEASE NOTE: Studio Membership is automatically included as part of the Portfolio Development program.

Studio Membership – Choose a day  
Mondays 2:00-7:00pm
Wednesdays 2:00-7:00pm
7th grade-Adult  $1000/flat yearly rate


Download full details of the 2018-2019 SAI Mentorship Program

This is a comprehensive program to help college-bound students clarify their goals for the future and to create a plan for getting there. This program is not limited to Art students but is tailored to each individual’s area of interest. We go through a thorough process of research and analysis to help students understand what area of study is right for them. We work on Community Service or Special Projects which weigh heavily on scholarship opportunities and acceptance into higher level schools. Students work closely with Dianne to create their action plan during their early high school years. In their Junior year, there is active work on creating a strong sense of self and goals, doing college research, and learning application requirements. In the Senior year, the process is intense as applications, essays and portfolios are due.

There are thousands of jobs and careers. In today’s world, it is critical to find the right fit. College is a very big investment and it is wise to approach it with great consideration, thought and planning. If this process of choosing a college and career path feels overwhelming and confusing, then this is the program for you. If you want to get into top schools or qualify for scholarships, then this is the program for you. If you simply want to figure out what to do with your future, then this program is for you. SAI’s Mentorship Program: where connections are made, goals are defined…AND futures are set in motion.

Mentorship 1
Some Mondays 7:00-8:30 for Group Workshops – Mandatory attendance
Individual Intensives scheduled privately
$800/Yearly flat rate 

Mentorship 2
Some Sundays 4:00-6:30 for Group Workshops – Mandatory attendance
Individual Intensives scheduled privately
$1500-$3000/Yearly flat rate 

Transition Year
Those who have completed MS2 but taking a Transition year
$800/Yearly flat rate 

Mentorship 3
Some Sundays 4:00-6:30 for Group Workshops – Mandatory attendance
Individual Intensives scheduled privately
$2300-$4300/Yearly flat rate 

F.I.T. Prep
Those applying solely to Fashion Institute of Technology
$2000/Yearly flat rate