About Us

Welcome to The Young Artist Academy Program!

When you enter the doors of Art Florida Academy, you’ll discover a real art studio environment that provides  an exclusive educational opportunity for young aspiring artists, The Young Artist Academy program, with art classes instruction in drawing, painting, color, and Portfolio Preparation for children and teens in Miami area. The Young Artist Academy program seeks to engage students in meaningful academic and creative work that will propel their artistic creativity and excite them about life itself.

The mission of the Young Artist Academy program is to provide a rigorous academic education, with special emphasis placed on the individual.

Our Goal

In Reach for the Arts classes, children work through all kinds of media – drawing and painting, and much more – to find the way that they can best express themselves and their creativity. The most important thing is how they think and feel about being creative; our goal is to awaken students’ minds and hearts through an intensive immersion in the fine arts.

Our Instructors

Sonia Hidalgo

Sonia Hidalgo was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

She completed five years B.F.A in Fine Arts, minor in Education at Cecilio Acosta Catholic University in Venezuela. She has a deep and well-rounded education including studying with Master Painters Abdón J. Romero,  Daniel Gerhartz, Morgan Weistling, Jeremy Lipking and Daniel Graves.
In a few short years, Sonia Hidalgo has rapidly built a reputation as a teacher, director an finest contemporary realist painter. She is currently living and working in Miami, USA.
Since moving here over a decade ago she has concentrated in the fine art instruction field and pursuing a career as an artist.
Her teaching and working experience includes the Art Florida Academy (formerly Romero Hidalgo Artists’ Studios), where she has become a mainstay as an instructor of painting and drawing and Director also.
Hidalgo’s works are steeped in tradition yet possess a timeless beauty that is at the same time quite contemporary.
The artist achievers a strong feeling of naturalism by creating a harmonious set of visual relationships that accurately reflect the nature of the subjects as it relates to its environment. Hidalgo is clearly fascinated with the human nature. As a result, a haunting inner beauty and deep complex thoughts often characterize many of Hidalgo’s figurative pieces.



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