Young Artist Summer Program at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art - Where Classical Meets Contemporary

The Long Island Academy of Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming Young Artist Summer Program, running weekly from June 29th through August 14th.

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Portrait by 15 year old LIAFA Youth Art Program camper.

Photo by: LIAFA

Glen Cove, NY - April 2nd, 2015 - The Long Island Academy of Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming Young Artist Summer Program, running weekly from June 29 ththrough August 14th. The camp is open to students entering 3rd - 7th grades, it runs Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 3 PM. Teenagers are invited to create a customized program during our regular summer semester (July 6-August 29) that suits their individual interests and needs.  The school is located at 14 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY.
3rd-7th Camp Schedule:
  • Week 1, 6/29-7/3: Photography, Vintage to Modern I
  • Week 2, 7/6-7/10: Paper Arts I
  • Week 3, 7/13-7/17: Toy Sculpture I
  • Week 4, 7/20-7/24: Clay 3 Ways
  • Week 5, 7/27-7/31: Photography, Vintage to Modern II
  • Week 6, 8/3-8/7: Paper Arts II
  • Week 7, 8/10-8/14: Toy Sculpture II
Students have the unique opportunity to learn classical techniques rarely available to their age group. Every morning students work on projects that improve drawing and painting skills and expose them to a variety of 2D media.

For the afternoon sessions, each week focuses on a different theme, listed above, that allows students to delve into art forms and materials with other art professionals who come to share their particular area of expertise in photography, paper arts, clay building, and toy sculpture:
Photography, Vintage to Modern
Students will take a walk through the history of photography, with special emphasis on film. They will make our own home-made pinhole cameras and use Holga “toy” cameras, among others, and will learn about composition and the aesthetics of photography while capturing each other and their surroundings on film.
Paper Arts
Functionality meets creativity in this camp. Students will explore various methods of printmaking, as well as paper making, book-binding, and box-making.  Some aspects of paper arts allow students to freely experiment, while for other projects precision and patience are key.  Students will enjoy learning the many different faces of paper arts.
Toy Sculpture
Students have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to make plastic toys and figurines. LIAFA will guide students through this sophisticated process, from 2D concept to sculpting, mold-making, and finally casting. A don’t-miss camp, sure to be a hit for all ages.
Clay 3 Ways
Students will explore ceramics without the wheel, using 3 different clays. Each clay has its own unique characteristics, and students will learn to become aware of their different properties as we create unique fine art projects with each type: air-dry, traditional clay that will be kiln-fired and glazed, and most precious of all, porcelain.
“Beginners are welcome,” says Co-Director 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.”
Each camp session is limited to only 8 students.  Discounts are available for registrations of three or more weeks and for siblings who register together.  The cost per 5-day week is $495, and materials are provided. Toy Sculpture weeks are $525 due to higher materials costs.  
The serious teenage student can 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. 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 adult classes and a High School Portfolio Development program.  Visit LIAFA's official website for more information, and check out their Summe Progam Page for specific information in regards to our Young Artist Summer Program.


  • Painting by 10 year old LIAFA Youth Art Program camper. Photo by: LIAFA

  • Portrait by 15 year old LIAFA Youth Art Program camper. Photo by: LIAFA

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