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5 12, 2016

New High School Program!

By | December 5th, 2016|High School, News, Programs, Top-left|0 Comments

NEW HIGH SCHOOL Program for grades 9-12 at UAA!
Program includes Art, Leadership and Entrepreneurship components. The students meet twice a month on the weekend; for more info, please email Tamar at or call the office at 612-827-1641.

14 11, 2016

Give to the Max is this Thursday, November 17th!

By | November 14th, 2016|Fund Raising, News, Top-right|0 Comments

To Our Urban Arts Academy Friends and Supporters!

Thank you for supporting us during GIVE To THE MAX Day! You may start making donations on November 1, 2016; do not leave it to the last minute.

And this year, your gift can have double the impact: We’re thrilled to announce all new or increased gifts, up to $5,000, will be matched 1:1 by an anonymous donor! Help us turn $5,000 into $10,000 by making your gift to Urban Arts Academy by midnight on #GTMD16.

Be a superhero for us by covering the online processing fee.

Based on feedback from generous donors like you, GiveMN launched a new feature earlier this year which gives you the power to pay the online processing fee associated with your donation!

Whenever you make a donation through, you’ll be able to cover that fee on behalf of UAA, ensuring 100% of your intended donation goes directly to us. It’s like the online version of putting your own stamp on the envelope you send back with your gift.

28 09, 2016

Release Days are back!

By | September 28th, 2016|Afterschool, Programs, Release Days, Top-left|0 Comments

Our next Release Day Camps coming up on December 19th, 20th , and 21st, 2016


  • Winter- themed art; making a snowman puppet,  a snowflake,  a lantern for the longest night of the year, paint trees in winter, maybe make a holiday gift  to give to someone…
  • Dreams for a New Year: think about what you want for your life, and make a poster to dream it into being with collage, drawing, and painting.

Register Now!

13 07, 2016

Make Your own Music Video Camp!

By | July 13th, 2016|Programs, Summer Arts, Videos|0 Comments

The kids had so much fun last week with Neal Swanger in Make Your own Music Video camp! Check out their videos:

Cats and Dogs Movie
Minecraft Movie
Star Wars Movie

Here are a few from last year’s Make Your Own Music Video summer camps:

I Wish I Was a Bird
Puppetmaster’s Song
I Am the Moon
What Does a Reindeer Say?

23 05, 2016

After-school Songs with Stefon Taylor

By | May 23rd, 2016|Afterschool, Music, Programs, Top-right|0 Comments

Check out these songs our After-school students made with guest artist, Stefon Taylor!

Cold Outside
Haunted Orphange
Percussion Jam
Sad Ghost

 A big thank you to Best Buy Foundation and the Twin-Cities Opera Guild for giving us grants that made this possible!

11 12, 2015

Release Day Music Videos

By | December 11th, 2015|Top-right, Videos|0 Comments

Check out these music videos our students made with Neal Swanger for our Release Day Camps!

Ninjas and Pirates
Minecraft Mode
Halloween Movie
The Craziest Pet Shop

Here are a few from our Make Your Own Music Video summer camps:

I Wish I Was a Bird
Puppetmaster’s Song
I Am the Moon
What Does a Reindeer Say?

25 07, 2015

New Musical Heights for Teens

By | July 25th, 2015|KidPower, Programs|0 Comments

Urban Arts Academy guest artist Stefon Bionik Taylor facilitated a class introducing kids to the technology of making modern music. This video includes three of the six original songs that the 2014–2015 middle-school kids wrote, composed, arranged, recorded and performed.

Thanks to a grant from the Best Buy Foundation, Urban Arts was able to bring Stefon in as a guest artist and purchase a basic DJ rig, monitoring/recording system and microphone which we will continue to use as a creative resource.

“Watching the kids discover their creative voice is one of the most inspiring things I have done as an artist.”

—Stefon Bionik Taylor