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.
Join Steve Forster in Rome, Italy!
Painting from Life: Hard Light vs. Soft Light
@ The Rome Workshops
June 3 – 14, 2024
PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND WINTER LANDSCAPE MINI-WORKSHOP
Megan Euell brings her plein air expertise into the studio on Saturday, February 17!
Learn what you really need for plein air painting, watch a demo, and participate in a paint-along of a winter landscape–all in the warmth of the studio.
ONLINE COURSES with STEVE FORSTER
You don’t need to be local to receive exceptional art instruction.
One-on-one critiques and lessons + Courses
Youth Summer Programs
This summer, your child or teen can develop skills in a focused and warm in-person 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 the Teen Intensive for the serious student. Look for courses marked with [Portfolio Development].
Young Artists: Each week presents a different unique online or in-person workshop that give students an opportunity to learn various art forms from professionals. Alternatively, your child may attend a weekly in-person class.