Youth Programs

Winter Session: January 8 - March 25

Little Artists Program

For grades K–2

This Winter we are launching our first-ever Little Artists class for Kingergarten through 2nd graders!  In addition to learning the basic principles of drawing taught in all of our programs and to all 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 an average of 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.

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 Young Artists (3rd-7th grades) 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

CURRENT YOUTH COURSE LISTING

Portfolio Development for Teens

Portfolio Development for Teens

Day: MON

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $475

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Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

Day: MON

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $475

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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

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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: $250

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Portrait Drawing & Painting

Portrait Drawing & Painting

Day: THU

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $475

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Still Life Drawing & Painting

Still Life Drawing & Painting

Day: THU

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Steve Forster

Tuition: $475

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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: Mitch Martinez

Tuition: $475

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Young Artist Sculpture (grades 3-7)

Young Artist Sculpture (grades 3-7)

Day: FRI

Time: 6:15-7:45PM

Instructor: Mitch Martinez

Tuition: $395

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Intro to Sculpture & Independent Projects

Intro to Sculpture & Independent Projects

Day: FRI

Time: 6:15-9:15PM

Instructor: Mitch Martinez

Tuition: $515

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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 da Silva

Tuition: $475

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Alla Prima Painting

Alla Prima Painting

Day: SAT

Time: 2:00-5:00PM

Instructor: Daniel da Silva

Tuition: $475

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Portfolio Development for Teens

Portfolio Development for Teens

Day: SUN

Time: 10:00-1:00PM

Instructor: Felicia Feldman

Tuition: $475

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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

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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

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