UPDATED JULY 2015: 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.
14A Glen Street, Glen Cove LONG ISLAND ACADEMY OF FINE ART 516-590-4324 Email email@example.com
At the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, classes in drawing, painting, and sculpture are taught by professional artists and offered to students as young as 3rd grade. Serious academic training is presented step by step, in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere, so concepts are easier to grasp by younger students. For teens, our portfolio-development program trains teens to acquire key observational skills using these time-honored classical techniques. We provide one-on-one portfolio review and consultation for those with specific portfolio requirements. Instruction is individualized; all levels and experience are welcome. 183 South St., Oyster Bay NOT JUST ART 516-922-8300 Email create@notjust art.com
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 and create for themselves. We emphasize process/experience over product/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 stage! 1966 Jackson Ave., Seaford RENÉE GALLERY OF ART 516-785-7291
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.
72 Broadway, Greenlawn PICASSO KIDZ, CREATIVE ART STUDIO FOR CHILDREN 631-261-5500 Email Picassokidzart@gmail.com
Picasso kidz is a children's Art studio for ages 2-12. We offer age appropriate art classes by experienced NYS art teachers dedicated to giving children a well rounded art education. Children will be taught drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and collage, in a caring and creative environment. Creative thinking and risk taking will be encouraged with patience and kindness. We offer classes, birthday parties, girl scout events, and special playdates. Come visit our magical studio in Greenlawn for your free trial class. 660 Route 25A, St.James SMITHTOWN TOWNSHIP ARTS COUNCIL (STAC) 631-862-6575 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Year-round art classes provide a wonderful opportunity for children to learn within the vibrant surroundings of a contemporary art gallery. Our classes teach the technical skills of art while encouraging students to recognize their natural talents and creative strengths. Classes/age groups vary each season. After school and weekend offerings available. Techniques of fine art are taught in a non-competitive environment, giving students the tools and freedom to express their growing creativity. No prior experience needed - just bring your imagination! 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook THE LONG ISLAND MUSEUM 631-751-0066
Do you like to draw cartoons? Join us at the Long Island Museum and learn all about cartooning with a professional. When he was young, Mike Lynch hosted “drawing parties.” "My friends would come over and we would all draw together on big pieces of paper. I liked drawing so much that I decided to become a professional cartoonist. Now my cartoons appear in Mad Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other places.” If you like to draw, join Mike’s drawing party this summer. See our ad for class times.