Aneesa Adams

Aneesa has been teaching pre-school, school age, and adult classes and camps at Articulture for seven years. She holds a Bachelors in Art Education and a Masters in Media Design Education, has been a public school Art Teacher in Minnesota since 2003, and currently teaches at MNVA High School. When she’s not teaching, Aneesa enjoys oil painting, creating linoleum-cut greetings cards, working on projects with her 11-year-old daughter, photography, gardening, and participating in the local arts community. You may view her recent work at her tumblr blog and learn more about her professional work at her website: and:


From a student:

“Hey Aneesa!

It’s been a while! I just wanted to let you know how things are going and to tell you thank you!

Well, as you know, I applied to Perpich in the fall of last year and as of last Friday… I got accepted!

Two weeks before my interview I got a letter giving me an assignment to have completed by my interview…. I worked on my assignment and got all my artworks together.. some that we worked on together, and had my interview. They had me do a spontaneous art activity… They left out pastels, scissors, a stapler, and a large sheet of paper that I had to do something with in 10 minutes, afterwards I showed my works, had my interview, and presented my arts assignment to them. They really seemed to like my arts assignment (it was a self portrait I did with conte crayons) and told me I had a strong portfolio!  Right now my self portrait is hanging in my high school’s library, but when I get it back, I’ll have to take a pic and send it to you!

I recently just got my acceptance letter and felt obligated to thank you! I’m really excited that I get this awesome opportunity that a typical high school wouldn’t be able to give me and I’m so determined and so passionate to do something with this in a career! Although, I wasn’t able to spend a lot of time with you, I feel like you influenced me a lot, and challenged me and I just wanted to say thank you for that!

I hope everything is well and that your school year isn’t too hectic!

Thanks again!”

Bella S.