Encourage your child's creativity at one of these art programs in Nassau and Suffolk counties.>
UPDATED November 2018: After-school creative art, performing arts, and STEM/STEAM classes on Long Island offer children the freedom to express their creativity. And Nassau and Suffolk counties provide children of all ages and abilities (beginning as young as mommy-and-me with Music Together) a wide variety of art programs to explore. These classes are offered after school, on the weekends, and even as workshops or vacation camps. The art programs found here give children opportunities to work with different art materials and techniques. From ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and cartooning to fashion and 3-D design, we have you covered. For science and technology enthusiasts, there are also opportunities to explore robotics and video game development, and performing arts enthusiasts can learn ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, and more. These after-school art classes are located across Nassau and Suffolk counties, including locations Glen Cove, Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Roslyn, Dix Hills, Patchogue, St. James, Port Jefferson, and Huntington.
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107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
The Art League of Long Island offers after-school and weekend art classes for school age kids (5 and older). Many exciting hands-on art activities in ceramics, painting, drawing, cartooning, photography, graphic design, 3-D sculpture projects, and fashion are offered. Parents and kids enjoy "together time" in Clay Partner classes, too. Register at anytime, as classes run throughout the year.
CULTURE CONNECTION LI (THE)
Office: 32 Spinnaker Lane, East Patchogue
631-307-2606, Stacy Sbarra
Studio Address: The Village Center, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
The Culture Connection is a passion project of Stacy Sbarra. The Culture Connection's mission is to foster soulful learning, trigger the imagination, and enhance quality of life by connecting children with the arts and culture through fun, interactive, and educational creativity workshops developed by Stacy and her expert team of advisors. Over the years we have defined and perfected a formula exclusive to us. We awaken the creator in your child and the result is nothing short of magical. For more information please visit our website at thecultureconnectionli.com.
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION - SATURDAY CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND PRECOLLEGIATE CAREER DISCOVERY INSTITUTE
516-463-7400, Jessica Dease, program director
Saturday Classes for Young People wants your child to love learning. Our small classes provide individual attention and help encourage students' curiosity. Winter and summer programs are six-week, while spring and fall sessions run eight weeks. There are many classes to choose, including reading, math, writing, STEM/STEAM, cartooning, theater, art, video game development, Minecraft, and swimming. Your child will love learning on a “grown-up” college campus in first-rate facilities. For middle and high school students, we offer the Precollegiate Career Discovery Institute where they explore future jobs in many topics.
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
112 Hofstra University, Hempstead
Free family fun at the Hofstra University Museum! More than just a museum! Engage! Pick up an Art Quest in the exhibition, Romare Bearden: Storyteller and solve puzzles related to Bearden’s art. Discover! Borrow an activity-filled Let’s Explore Backpack to explore the outdoor sculpture and take home your own artwork. Funding provided by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Enjoy! Become a detective and use The Great Art Caper to solve a mystery about the outdoor sculptures on campus. All activities are for children ages 5-12 with an adult companion.
KEY TO MY ART, INC.
131 Main St., Amityville
Key to My Art is owned and operated by a New York State-certified art teacher who believes that anyone can create art if they want to. We teach your child how to work with different materials and mediums, while using a variety of techniques and styles. Your child will learn to give critique and look at the work of their peers, as well as expand on their skills. We offer art classes for all ages and abilities.
More than ever, children need places to wonder, discover, play, create, experience joy, and express ideas! Engaging natural curiosity and imagination is the heart of our Music Together® art, science, and story arts programs. Inclusive hands-on activities emphasize learning process over product and performance. Staffed with experienced teachers, classes are developmentally appropriate and thoughtfully designed to nurture children and their families at each age and stage! Infants and toddlers, pre-kindergarten, elementary, after-school, home-schoolers, scouts, parties, drop-in studio, school vacation camps, and workshops. Music Together® locations in Nassau and Suffolk.
Picasso Kidz is a children's art studio for ages 2-17. We offer age-appropriate art classes by experienced NYS-certified 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. Mommy and Me classes for ages 2-3, include creative play, easel time, story time, and art lessons. “Extraordinary Picasso” art classes are for children with special needs. These are smaller classes, taught by NYS-certified art teachers who have also been trained by Missing Piece Awareness.
Posey School offers dance classes for infants-adults, a preschool program, and Fine Art classes. We offer classes during convenient days and times. Posey preschool runs every day from 9am-12pm with certified teachers and a lunch option after from 12-1pm. Dance classes include: Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary-Modern, Jazz, Tap, Choreography, Character Dance, Mommy and Me, and Creative Movement. Based on nationally recognized criteria, our unique programs emphasize the artistic and cultural benefits of applying oneself in the arts. These benefits include acquiring and maintaining basic physical skills, and cognitive development in problem solving.
SMITHTOWN TOWNSHIP ARTS COUNCIL (STAC) ART CLASSES-MILLS POND HOUSE GALLERY
660 Route 25A, St. James
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 and 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!
STUDIO E ART CLASSES
565 Route 25A, Miller Place
Studio E is now registering for fall classes! View classes online at studioeartclass.com or call 631-744-4001. Studio E offers weekly Ceramics and Mixed Media classes for ages 5-8. We also offer two preschool aged classes called "Art Start," and "Toddler and Me." Teen and Tween students will love our huge variety of Illustration, Painting, Drawing, Pottery and Ceramics classes. All classes are taught by a NYS-certified art teacher.
TAS NEW YORK – THEORY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
153 S. Broadway , Hicksville
1915 Deer Park Ave.,
Deer Park, NY
Here education matters. The No. 1 learning center in New York. We offer after-school programs, private and group tutoring, kids and adult art classes, computer coding, SAT and ACT prep, Create and Meditate sessions, and summer camp! We believe that every student has a unique gift to share. Classes are geared towards providing a friendly environment to learn and excel. We offer classes on creativity and art to all ages. Meditation is an important ingredient in our programs to creatively engage your mind and build a rewarding learning environment. Call today!
VILLAGE EAST GIFTED - ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER
Village East Gifted of Huntington 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
Village East Gifted® (VEG) is a highly rigorous, creative, and engaging academic enrichment program for gifted students ages 2-16. Its curriculum includes Latin, writing, geography, global studies, world history, STEM, advanced linguistics, SAT vocabulary enrichment, public speaking, art, and creative problem solving. Gifted pre-K and kindergarten (ages 4-5) is offered as well. More than 1,200 students have enrolled in the program since its inception, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 155.
YMCA OF LONG ISLAND
Locations: Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Holtsville, Huntington, and Patchogue
YMCA of Long Island works daily to improve lives through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Each year, we serve more than 65,000 people island-wide of all ages and backgrounds. Our locations in Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Huntington, Holtsville, and Patchogue provide programs and services for youth, teens, adults, and seniors including state-of-the-art fitness centers, group exercise classes, pristine pools, youth and teen programs, cultural arts programs, family activities, preschool, before and after-school programs, and summer day camp for children ages 3-15 with all interests!