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

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  12. April 2016

Glen Cove, NY - April 12th, 2016 - The Long Island Academy of Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming Young Artist Summer Program, running weekly from July 5 through August 19. This Summer Program is open to students entering 4th-7th grades, and it runs Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 3pm.

Teenagers are invited to create a customized program during our regular summer semester (June 27 - September 4) that suits their individual interests and needs. The school is located at 14 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY.

4th-7th grader Summer Program Schedule:

  • Week 1, 7/5-7/8: Paper Arts I
  • Week 2, 7/11-7/15: Portraits: Features & Faces I
  • Week 3, 7/18-7/22: Characters: Sketch & Sculpt I
  • Week 4, 7/25-7/29: Art Safari
  • Week 5, 8/1-8/5: Paper Arts II
  • Week 6, 8/8-8/12: Portraits: Features & Faces II
  • Week 7, 8/15-8/19: Characters: Sketch & Sculpt II

Students have the unique opportunity to learn classical and technical skills rarely available to their age group. 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 drawing and painting, photography, paper arts, sculpture, and toy production.

Some projects emphasize creativity and imagination, while others focus on improving skills with traditional drawing, painting, and sculpture.

“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 two or more weeks and for siblings who register together. Pricing information may be found online.

Paper Arts 
Functionality meets creativity in this camp. We will explore various methods of printmaking, as well as paper-making, book-binding, box-making, and even creating original art lamps. Some aspects of paper arts allow students to freely experiment, while for other projects precision and patience are key.

Portraits: Features and Faces
Portraiture has had a significant place in cultures from the beginning of art history. In these sessions, projects focus on who we are in the flesh, and the many ways artists depict their fellow men and women. The most drawing-intensive of our camps, students will sculpt (“draw in space”) from plaster casts, experience life drawing, and even investigate creative portraiture using photography.

Characters: Sketch and Sculpt
Students have an extraordinary opportunity to explore character design, toy-making, life casting, and more. We will guide students through the sophisticated process of bringing a 2D idea into 3D reality. In this session, science is a big player in the creative process.

Art Safari
A light-hearted week of enjoying the animal kingdom as a subject in art-making. From reality to imagination and across mediums, students improve their drawing, sculpting, and creative thinking skills by celebrating and immortalizing furry-or slimy-creatures and critters.


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.

About  The Long Island Academy of Fine Art 
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.com or call 516-590-4324 for more information, and click here for specific information in regards to their Young Artist Summer Program.


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