Young artist summer program at The Long Island Academy of Fine Art
The Long Island Academy of Fine Art is again holding a Young Artist Summer Program, running weekly from July 10 through Aug. 25. This summer program is open to students entering third through seventh grades, and it runs Monday through Thursday or Friday, with half- or full-day options. Teenagers are invited to create a customized program during the regular summer semester (July 10 through Sept. 3) that suits their individual interests and needs. The school is located at 14 Glen St., Glen Cove.
Students who are rising third- through seventh-graders have the unique opportunity to learn classical and technical skills rarely available to their age group. Starting July 10, two workshops will run per week—a morning class and an afternoon class. Students can choose one half-day class, or both for an all-day art camp experience. Each workshop allows students to delve into art forms and materials with art professionals who come to share their particular area of expertise in drawing and painting, ceramics, paper arts, and toy production. Some workshops focus on improving skills with traditional drawing and painting, such as the Fundamentals workshops, while others encourage creativity and exploration while still learning a new skill-set, such as Paper Arts.
“Beginners are welcome,” said codirector Rebecca Forster. “We believe that every child and adult can learn how to draw, given the right environment. What drives us at LIAFA is not the number of students we have, but the quality and depth of education we offer and our passion for art. We intentionally keep our classes small so that our teachers have time to give each student individualized attention and guidance.”
The serious teenage student can also enjoy exclusive art training at LIAFA. During the summer our teenagers join our adult or teen portfolio development classes for weekly classes, or LIAFA can work with each student on a customized program according to the student’s interests and schedule, called the Teen Intensive. For registration and information, call Rebecca Forster at 516-590-4324.
The Long Island Academy of Fine Art is dedicated to the advancement of classical art for students of all ages and experience levels. LIAFA also offers year-round adult classes and High School Portfolio Development courses. Visit www.liafa.com or call 516-590-4324 for more information, and www.liafa.com/summer-program for specific information in regards to the Young Artist Summer Program.
—Submitted by The Long Island Academy of Fine Art