Youth Programs

Spring Session: April 9 - July 1 / UPCOMING Summer Session July 9 - Sept. 2

Little Artists Program

For grades K–2

Though students will learn some basic principles of drawing taught to all other levels, students will get to explore color and materials in playful projects that are designed to hold their interest and expand their exposure to art.  Students will work through projects together, spending one or two classes per project.

Portfolio Development Program

For Teens

Portfolio Development
LIAFA’s portfolio-development program trains teens to acquire key observational skills, using time-honored classical techniques.

For students working towards specific portfolio requirements, we provide one-on-one portfolio review and consultation. Instruction is individualized; students may begin at basic or accelerated levels. Classes in drawing, painting, and sculpture are taught by professional artists.

LIAFA students have a high success rate in receiving acceptance and scholarships to their first-choice art colleges.

Young Artist Program

For grades 3–7

Youth Art Programs
The Long Island Academy of Fine Art offers a unique opportunity for young artists. Our program was created in the belief that children, if given the opportunity, are capable of producing adult-level work, as they did in the 19th-century French academies on which our training is based.

Classes in drawing, painting, and sculpture are taught by professional artists. Serious academic training is presented step by step, in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere, so concepts are easier to grasp by younger students. Students learn skills that will prepare them for high school and college art-portfolio building.

“My daughter often says how thankful she was to be able to take classes at LIAFA. Her experience at LIAFA prepared her for art school and all its demands. She is confident and ready for all the challenges her teachers throw at her. Thank you for all that LIAFA did to help her on her creative path.”

-Mary, mother of college freshman at Hartford Art School

Youth Art Programs

Late registrations are welcome!

Call to have your tuition prorated.

Please review our policies regarding make-ups, refunds, and enrollment here prior to registering.

Classes for K-7th graders are indicated. All others courses listed below are 8th grade and older only.

Click on each course name to find a course description and materials list! Each student will also be responsible for a non-refundable administrative fee of $5 per semester, per student

*materials included in sculpture courses

SPRING YOUTH COURSE LISTING

Portfolio Development for Teens

Portfolio Development for Teens

Day: MON

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $475 Fall / $350 Summer

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Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

Day: MON

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $475 Fall / $350 Summer

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Young Artist Drawing & Painting (grades 3-7)

Young Artist Drawing & Painting (grades 3-7)

Day: TUE

Time: 4:45-6:15PM

Instructor: Manu Saluja

Tuition: $355 Fall

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Little Artists Drawing & Painting (grades K-2)

Little Artists Drawing & Painting (grades K-2)

Day: WED

Time: 4:00-5:00PM

Instructor: Nino Chavchavadze

Tuition: $255 Fall

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Portrait Drawing & Painting

Portrait Drawing & Painting

Day: THU

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $475 Fall / $350 Summer

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Still Life Drawing & Painting

Still Life Drawing & Painting

Day: THU

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $475 Fall / $350 Summer

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Young Artist Drawing & Painting (grades 3-7)

Young Artist Drawing & Painting (grades 3-7)

Day: FRI

Time: 4:00-6:00PM

Instructor: Nino Chavchavadze

Tuition: $475 Fall

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Foundations & Portfolio Development for All Ages

Foundations & Portfolio Development for All Ages

Day: SAT

Time: 10:00-1:00PM

Instructor: Daniel G. da Silva

Tuition: $475 Fall / $350 Summer

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Alla Prima Painting

Alla Prima Painting

Day: SAT

Time: 2:00-5:00PM

Instructor: Daniel G. da Silva

Tuition: $475 Fall / $350 Summer

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Painting from Photos

Day: SAT

Time: 2:00-5:00PM

Instructor: Daniel G. da Silva

Tuition: $475 Fall

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Portfolio Development for Teens

Portfolio Development for Teens

Day: SUN

Time: 10:00-1:00PM

Instructor: Felicia Feldman

Tuition: $475 Fall / $350 Summer

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Young Artist Drawing & Painting (grades 3-7)

Young Artist Drawing & Painting (grades 3-7)

Day: SUN

Time: 1:15-3:15PM

Instructor: Felicia Feldman

Tuition: $475 Fall / $350 Summer

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Young Artist Drawing & Painting (grades 3-7)

Young Artist Drawing & Painting (grades 3-7)

Day: SUN

Time: 3:30-5:30PM

Instructor: Felicia Feldman

Tuition: $475 Fall / $350 Summer

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