Youth Programs


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Portfolio Development Program

For Teens

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

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.



We offer outstanding summer programs in drawing, painting, and sculpture for young artists entering grades 3-7 and for teens. Students 3rd grade and up may also enroll in once-a-week classes.

TEENS may join our portfolio development and adult classes for weekly classes, or we can create a customized intensive program during the summer term. We work with your schedule and interests to create a personalized curriculum just for you. Limited enrollment.

Week-long sessions for GRADES 3-7 run all summer.

Please visit our Summer Program page for details.

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Fall Schedule: September 18 – December 10

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

DayTimeCourse NameInstructorTuition
103 - Monday4:30 - 6:30pmFashion Illustration for Young Artists (grades 6-12), STARTS OCT. 16Nino Chavchavadze$305 Fall
104 - Monday6:15 - 9:15pmPortfolio Development for TeensSteve Forster$475 Fall
104 - Monday6:15 - 9:15pmFundamentals of Drawing & PaintingSteve Forster$475 Fall
208 - Tuesday4:45 - 6:15pmDrawing & Painting for Young Artists (grades 3-7)Manu Saluja$355 Fall
405 - Thursday6:15 - 9:15pmPortrait Drawing & PaintingSteve Forster$475 Fall
406 - Thursday6:15 - 9:15pmStill Life PaintingSteve Forster$475 Fall
503 - Friday4:00 - 6:00pmDrawing & Painting for Young Artists (grades 3-7)Mitchell Martinez$475 Fall
505 - Friday6:15 - 7:45pmSculpture for Young Artists (grades 3-7)Mitchell Martinez$395* Fall
506 - Friday6:15 - 9:15pmIntro to Sculpture & Independent ProjectsMitchell Martinez$515* Fall
600 - Saturday10:00 - 1:00pmFoundations & Portfolio Development for All LevelsDaniel daSilva$475 Fall
604 - Saturday2:00 - 5:00pmAlla Prima: A Painting A DayDaniel daSilva$475 Fall
701 - Sunday10:00am - 1:00Portfolio Development for TeensFelicia Feldman$475 Fall
702 - Sunday1:15 - 3:15pmDrawing & Painting for Young Artists (grades 3-7)Felicia Feldman$475 Fall
705 - Sunday3:30 - 5:30pmDrawing & Painting for Young Artists (grades 3-7)Felicia Feldman$475 Fall