Youth Programs

Fall Session: Sept. 16 - Dec. 15 (no classes Nov. 25 - Dec. 1)
Winter Session: Jan. 6 - March 22

Little Artist 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, digital design, 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 season.

*Materials are included in sculpture courses, Little Artist classes, and workshops.

SUMMER & FALL YOUTH COURSE LISTING

Digital Art for Teens & Adults

Digital Art for Teens & Adults

Day: MON

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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Portfolio Development for Teens

Portfolio Development for Teens

Day: MON

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

Day: MON

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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Portrait Drawing & Painting

Portrait Drawing & Painting

Day: TUE

Time: 10:00-1:00PM OR 1:45-4:45PM

Instructor: Manu Saluja

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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Still Life Drawing & Painting

Still Life Drawing & Painting

Day: TUE

Time: 10:00-1:00PM OR 1:45-4:45PM

Instructor: Manu Saluja

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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Learning from the Masters

Learning from the Masters

Day: TUE

Time: 10:00-1:00PM OR 1:45-4:45PM

Instructor: Manu Saluja

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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*NEW* Life Drawing & Oil Painting for Teens [Portfolio Development]

Day: TUE

Time: 3:45-5:45PM

Instructor: Manu Saluja

Tuition: $330 Winter

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Alla Prima Still Life Painting (3 or 4 hrs)

Alla Prima Still Life Painting (3 or 4 hrs)

Day: WED

Time: 10:00-1:00 or 2:00PM

Instructor: Dale Zinkowski

Tuition: $535-$715 Fall / $495-$660 Winter

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Alla Prima Portrait Painting (3 or 4 hrs)

Alla Prima Portrait Painting (3 or 4 hrs)

Day: WED

Time: 10:00-1:00 or 2:00PM

Instructor: Dale Zinkowski

Tuition: $535-$715 Fall / $495-$660 Summer

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Still Life Drawing & Painting (3 or 4 hrs) [Portfolio Development]

Still Life Drawing & Painting (3 or 4 hrs) [Portfolio Development]

Day: WED

Time: 4:00-8:00PM (3 OR 4 hrs)

Instructor: Dale Zinkowski

Tuition: $535 - $715 Fall / $495 - $660 Winter

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Art for Little Artists (grades K-2)

Art for Little Artists (grades K-2)

Day: THU

Time: 4:00-5:15

Instructor: Nina Chavchavadze

Tuition: $415 Fall / $330 Winter

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Young Artist Drawing & Painting OR Digital Art (grades 3-7)

Young Artist Drawing & Painting OR Digital Art (grades 3-7)

Day: THU

Time: 5:30-7:00PM

Instructor: Nina Chavchavadze

Tuition: $395 Fall / $370 Winter

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Portrait Drawing & Painting [Portfolio Development]

Portrait Drawing & Painting [Portfolio Development]

Day: THU

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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Still Life Drawing & Painting [Portfolio Development]

Still Life Drawing & Painting [Portfolio Development]

Day: THU

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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Art for Little Artists (grades K-2)

Art for Little Artists (grades K-2)

Day: SAT

Time: 10:00-12:00PM

Instructor: Nina Chavchavadze

Tuition: $505 Winter

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Drawing, 2 hrs (Family of Little Artists Only)

Day: SAT

Time: 10:00 -12:00pm

Instructor: Daniel G. daSilva

Tuition: $325 Fall / $330 Winter

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Foundations & Portfolio Development for All Ages

Foundations & Portfolio Development for All Ages

Day: SAT

Time: 10:00-4:00PM (choose a start time at registration)

Instructor: Daniel G. da Silva

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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From Abstraction to Portraiture (from Photographs)

From Abstraction to Portraiture (from Photographs)

Day: SAT

Time: 10:00-4:00PM (choose your start time at registration)

Instructor: Daniel G. da Silva

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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Alla Prima Oil Painting

Alla Prima Oil Painting

Day: SAT

Time: 10:00-4:00PM (choose your start time at registration)

Instructor: Daniel G. da Silva

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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Illustration for Young Artists (grades 3-7)

Illustration for Young Artists (grades 3-7)

Day: SAT

Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm

Instructor: Nina Chavchavadze

Tuition: $380 Winter

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Clothed Figure Life Drawing Workshop for Teens

Day: SUN

Time: 10:00-1:00PM

Instructor: Felicia Feldman

Tuition: $220

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Portfolio Development for Teens (Life Drawing available)

Portfolio Development for Teens (Life Drawing available)

Day: SUN

Time: 10:00-1:00PM

Instructor: Felicia Feldman

Tuition: $535 Fall / $495 Winter (+$40 with Figure option)

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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: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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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: $535 Fall / $495 Winter

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