Comprehensive Instruction
Inspiring Lectures
Well-Equipped Facilities
Intensive Workshops

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Welcome to the Long Island Academy of Fine Art

LIAFA is Long Island’s premier art school, with art classes for kids (3rd through 7th grade), teens (portfolio preparation), and adults of all levels and abilities. We offer training in the methods and techniques of classical representational art. Our primary goals are to train the student’s eye to see accurately and with sensitivity, and to foster an environment in which students can grow in their understanding of art as well as in skill and confidence. Classes run year-round, seven days a week. Please visit us to see our studios, or call to arrange a trial class.

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LIAFA IS CLOSED THANKSGIVING WEEK, November 24-30


Winter Session runs January 12 – March 29. Add your email to our mailing list to receive school and gallery announcements!


Wrap 2014 LIAFA version


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Currently at Hersh Fine Art:

“ELIZABETH TURNBULL: Field of Vision” on view through December 3rd

Opening Reception November 8, 5-8pm

“Old Glass With Stopper,” Oil on Linen.

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Young Artist Summer Program

Ages 9-13 View 2014 Brochure and Registration Form

Each day of the Summer Program is divided into two sessions.

Morning Session – Drawing and Painting: Students work on independent projects that expose them to a variety of 2D media, including graphite, oil pastels, charcoal and paint. Projects will include portraiture, still-life, and master copies.

Afternoon Session: Each week presents a different theme that introduces students to art material that encourages fun and exploration. They will be exposed to resist techniques, classical sculpture, ceramic hand-building, fiber arts and alternative paint media.

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