Online Learning Begins!

We are putting our regular classes on pause.  In the meantime, we are excited to introduce a new, original 6-week program for online learning!  New students, out-of-town students, and local students are all welcome!  Get started today!

Welcome to

The Long Island Academy


LIAFA is Long Island’s premier art school, with art classes for kids (Kindergarten 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, as well as many other topics. 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.



Call or register online. Late registrations are welcome. Please call to have your tuition prorated.

Youth Summer Programs

Grades K-12

This summer, your child or teen can develop skills in a focused and warm environment with other like-minded students. No prior experience is necessary.

Teens: Whether your teen is working on a portfolio or simply loves art as a hobby, we offer weekly classes or a customized curriculum that fits with your interests and schedule.

Summer Workshops for Young Artists: In addition to offering workshops in drawing and painting techniques, each week presents different unique classes that give students an opportunity to learn various art forms from professionals.

OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS [temporarily suspended]

rsvp by texting/calling 516-590-4324 or email

no long-term commitment required

Figure Fridays:

uninstructed open studio

nude figure + portrait models

two- & three-week poses


Fridays, 10am-2pm

$40 per session or $10/hr

Robert Armetta Workshop at LIAFA