UPDATED JULY 2014: If your child is an aspiring artist, it may be beneficial to enroll them in an art program. We've compiled a list of some great art studios on Long Island that offer art classes for kids in Nassau County, including Massapequa, Hempstead, Elmont, Lynbrook, New Hyde Park, Glen Cove, and Merrick and Suffolk County, including Amityville, Patchogue, Jamesport, Manorville, Northampton, and Fire Island.
NOT JUST ART/MUSIC TOGETHER®
183 South St., Oyster Bay
Joyful wonder, growing independence, and self-expression are the heart of our art, science, Music Together, and theater arts programs. Children are invited to imagine big and create for themselves. We emphasize process and experience over product and performance. Getting messy and silly is part of the fun! With a flexible schedule of daily camp and vacation programs, weekly classes, and workshops, there is something for any age all year long. Staffed by experienced teachers, our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and thoughtfully designed to nurture children (and their grown-up!) at each and every stage!
RENÉE GALLERY OF ART
1966 Jackson Ave., Seaford
Drawing and painting instruction for children ages 7 and older once a week, one and half hour classes, 4:30-6pm. Students are taught the basics of fine art at their individual level. Small informal classes; beginners welcome. Evening class available for adults. Established in 1973.
THE LONG ISLAND MUSEUM
1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook
Home Front Family Fun Day at the Long Island Museum is on Sunday, July 27 from 1-4pm. Enjoy free admission, kids music by Funkytown Playground, re-enactors dressed in military uniforms from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War, horse grooming demonstrations, blacksmith demonstrations, and refreshments. Stop by the Art Museum to visit Long Island at War: Battle Front and Home Front. It’s fun for the whole family, sponsored by Target.
MINI MONET, INC.
19B Main St., Sayville