ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS ON LONG ISLAND
Our art classes for adults cover a wide range of subject matter and mediums. They are offered during the day, evenings and weekends. Regardless of you skill level, we can help you become a better artist.
We limit class sizes to 12 student max. Everyone get a lot of personal attention. Our philosophy of training artists is simple: we begin with a study of the core fundamentals of a given subject, and then proceed to a more complex level. Whether you are novice or a more advanced artist, our faculty have the skills to help you improve.
If you are a total novice, we highly recommend one of our Foundations classes. You’ll find them listed below with the term “Foundations” in the the title.we begin by introducing the concept of Line first, then we incorporate the concepts of Value and Color, respectively.. We stress the importance of of training the an artist’s eye by working from life. The ability to translate the 3 dimensional observation of a real object, be it an apple or a portrait of a person, into 2 dimensions on paper or canvas is the first step in artistic competency. Once the student is reasonably comfortable with that step, they move onto painting.
Drawing and painting are best conceived of as being tied together to make a whole.
In terms of color, students in our Foundations classes work in grayscale, then limited color (3-4 maximum), and then finally a full color, unlimited palette. Again, we do have classes where you can jump right into to full color painting if you so desire.