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We Can Help You Become A Better Artist

 
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FALL SESSION 1 • 7 WEEKS
SEPT 16 - NOV 2

FALL SESSION 2 • 6 WEEKS
NOV 4 - DEC 21

 
 
 
 
 
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A Classical art school on Long Island offering Studio Art Classes, Lessons for Adults, Children (kids ages 6-12), and Teen Portfolio Development (13+).

 

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10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
ON LONG ISLAND

Since 2009 we have been taking beginners and turning them into great artists. Students of all ages make rapid improvements in our classes because of the excellence of our faculty and a commitment to the foundations of academic drawing and painting. From entry level to more advanced, we don’t simply offer classes, but also an entire program to help our students grow as artists. The Figurative Core™Program is the only one of its kind on Long Island. Our clients are our community, and we take their needs seriously. Contact us today to set up an appointment and a free trial class.

Our school’s reputation is built on making the complicated easy. We teach traditional methods of drawing and painting in an accessible way, for students of all levels of ability. Seen here, Devin Cecil-Wishing giving instruction about still life painting to a student.

Our school’s reputation is built on making the complicated easy. We teach traditional methods of drawing and painting in an accessible way, for students of all levels of ability. Seen here, Devin Cecil-Wishing giving instruction about still life painting to a student.


Testimonials

 “Wonderful, warm, welcoming studio. All levels of students, led by instructors who can bring their pupils to whatever level of expertise they are seeking. It’s THE place to go for learning art technique from the ground up.”

Arthur Anderson, student

“I asked my child if she likes her art class because of what she's learning, because of her teacher, or because of the other children that are in her class. She said "yes, yes, and yes"! That's good enough for me :-)”

Jennifer Cohen, parent


VIDEO: DRAWING DEMONSTRATION WITH DIRECTOR ROB ZELLER

 
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Video: Director Rob Zeller’s Demo and Book Signing at the Strand Bookstore in NYC

 

On July 2nd, 2019, Teaching Studios Founder Rob Zeller gave a brief talk and demonstration of drawing techniques for a book-signing of The Figurative Artist’s Handbook at the famed Strand Bookstore in New York City.

 

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ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN ON LONG ISLAND

KIDS AGES 6 - 12 YEARS

We teach young artists a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of drawing and painting. In fact, we teach them the same things we teach our adult students, but make it fun and age appropriate. They begin by learning important drawing concepts such as line, value, form and composition. After learning some color theory, students move on to paint still-lifes, landscapes and portraits. We teach them classical skills and allow them room to be creative.

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PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT FOR TEENS ON LONG ISLAND

AGES 13 AND UP

 In our Teen Portfolio program students develop terrific pieces for their portfolio while learning a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of drawing and painting in the classical tradition. Our curriculum helps students develop excellent observational and conceptual skills in multiple genres. Now in our 9th year, our graduates have an excellent rate of placement and scholarships to top colleges of their choice. 

ADULT CLASSES

 
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ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS ON LONG ISLAND

WEEKLY CLASSES

We offer a wide range of part-time study options for adult students. Throughout the week, we offer classes in Portraiture • Figure Drawing and Painting • Oil painting •Watercolor • Pen and Ink • Pastel and many others.

If you are a novice, or are getting back into painting after an absence, we recommend beginning with our Foundation classes, which are taught throughout the week. They are easy to spot, as they have the word Foundations in the title of the class. They are taught on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with daytime, evening and weekend options. In these classes, students learn basic strategies to improve paintings and drawings from life. After establishing a firm foundation, students can then move into areas of greater specificity, such as still life, portrait, figure drawing and painting or landscape. We’ve been doing this for 10 years. The work of our students over that time speaks for itself.

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FULL TIME STUDY FOR ADULTS

THE FIGURATIVE CORE™

30% discount off of our regular pricing

A full time program for artists who are serious about learning their craft and in finding their artistic voice. The Figurative Core™ Program provides both training in the foundational basics of drawing and painting and a framework to make creative art. The program requires students to work (at minimum) 6 hours, 3 days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Uninstructed easel time is also available on other days to work on personal creative projects or academic lessons. The program is taught by primarily by Teaching Studios Founder and Director Rob Zeller, with assistance from other faculty, from a curriculum based on his best selling book, The Figurative Artist's Handbook (Monacelli Press). 

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LEARN MORE ABOUT US

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OUR SCHOOL

We run one of the most ambitious programs for training artists in traditional techniques in the region: for kids, teens and adults. Find out why we have earned our reputation for excellence.

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OUR FOUNDER

In 2009, the artist Rob Zeller founded The Teaching Studios of Art®. You can learn more about his artistic training, his artwork and his accomplishments.


 
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OUR FOUNDER'S BOOK

In 2015, the Monacelli Press asked our founder to write a book on the techniques he developed for his portrait and figure drawing and painting classes at The Teaching Studios of Art. The book was published in 2017, and became a best-seller. It is now on sale at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and in museums and bookstores worldwide.