UPDATED July 2018: 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.
Check the boxes to connect with these businessesART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
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 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.
10 W. Oak St. , Amityville
131 Main St., East Rockaway
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.
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 offers art enrichment camps to three age groups: children (ages 5-8), tweens (ages 9-12), and teens (ages 13-17). Topics include pottery, hand-building, painting, drawing, sketching, collage, and illustration. Studio E Art Camps provide small group instruction. Camps meet Tuesdays-Fridays for half-days. Pay per week! All camps are taught by a New York State-certified art teacher and assistant teachers. Camps start at only $175 per week. Visit studioeartclass.com/childrens-camps to register.