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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 children (kids ages 8 – 13), teens (high-school 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.


3 Day Portrait Workshop

with Stephen Bauman

September 3rd, 4th, 5th

10-4   $285


Students will be taught how to approach the model through seeing light and shadow. They will learn to construct a portrait first in line and later in masses of value. Topics to be covered are the pre-mixing flesh tones, how to see dynamic color in flesh, how to construct the layers of a painting, understanding well the visual impression, the nature of shadow and light as they relate to a single-dominant-light-source situation, all of which will be utilized during the process of painting.


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Click here for a preview of his upcoming show at Hersh Fine Art 



3 Day Flower Painting Workshop

with Cornelia Hernes

September 3rd, 4th, 5th

10-4   $285


Painting flowers directly from life is an engaging and life affirming experience. To witness the slow dance of a flower from its bud to its end is both a privilege, but also offers certain sets of challenges for the painter. What strategies can one employ to capture colors and shapes that might be in gradual motion? How can one express the form, fragrance and life of flowers through paint? These are some of the topics that will be addressed in this course.

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Young Artist Summer Program

Ages 8-13 View 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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“Loved and Observed” on view through August 12th

“Taste” by Julie Elizabeth Brady, Oil on Mylar.


“IN THE FLESH,” a Portrait Painting Workshop with Manu Saluja

June 28-29, 9am-3pm, $185

Learn how to bring your portraits to life with beautiful, rich flesh tones.

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