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At SAI we are engaged in life, culture and world events. Our art goes beyond the studio and into the lives of people. Students travel, invent and create, pushing the boundaries of convention as they build communities and opportunities for the future.


Hawaii Art Tour

At the School of Art and Innovation, we enjoy observing daily life and culture as means of understanding our subjects and capturing the authentic nature of people and environments. June 2018 launched our first Drawing and Painting Art tour of Hawaii.  We immersed ourselves into the local culture, attending a lantern festival, eating local food, hiking the trails, visiting a magnificent sandbar to swim with turtles, and experiencing a new perspective of island beauty. We made it our mission to take all of the rich, visual information and capture it in our sketchbooks and painting projects.  We hope to do this again next year…. Maybe Iceland?


NYC Art and Design Tour

This year’s tour gave students the opportunity to enjoy some of New York City’s great sights and experiences. SAI students visited museums, design schools, attended Fashions Night Out along with many other events; immersing themselves in the New York City life and culture. The highlight of the trip was visiting with the families of Voices of September 11 at the Family Forum. Students were able to stand with the families as they honored their loved ones. The New York tour has become a standard at the School of Art and Innovation.

NYC Art and Design Tour 2010