Art Guild of Port Washington holding Art Lab Open House

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The Art Guild of Port Washington invites adults to their first “Art Lab Open House” on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the instructors, tour the studios and enjoy hands-on art workshops and demonstrations. The New Year is a natural time to start a new hobby or try something new.

“The Art Guild welcomes artists of all levels,” said Executive Director of The Art Guild Lisa Grossman. “The Art Lab Open House will offer hands-on workshops so interested visitors can try different mediums and techniques such as drawing, painting, portraiture, colored pencil and more. If you’ve ever thought about taking a class but weren’t sure where to begin – or if a specific technique is right for you – then this afternoon will help you decide.”

The event is free for adults and will feature mini-workshops developed by The Art Guild’s team of instructors. Guests may select as many stations as they wish, time permitting. All materials will be provided.

Registration for winter/spring classes and workshops at the Art Guild is now open. There is an “Art Explorations” class for kids between the ages of five and eight on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m. or Saturdays from 9:45-11 a.m. For kids from ages 8-12, there is a Solving Art class on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Children’s Art Studio on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middle school and high school students may enjoy Intro to Digital Art with Photoshop or Portfolio Development and Advanced Studio. The former class takes place Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m., while the latter occurs on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m.

Adult workshops for 2020 include Acrylic Paint Pouring on Jan. 25, Color Theory & Mixing Workshop from Feb. 8-9, The Big Idea: Creating a Large Painting in the Studio with Joe Paquet from March 21-26 and Alcohol Ink: Simple Techniques = Vivid Results with Lorraine Rimmelin on March 28.

Those interested in registering or learning more about these classes and workshops can visit the Art Guild’s website at

The Art Guild offers classes and workshops for children and adults year-round. The gallery was voted Best Art School in 2018 and 2019 and Best Art Gallery 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Blank Slate Media’s annual competition. The Art Guild of Port Washington, Inc. is conveniently located at Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset. The Art Guild is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing encouragement, education and a forum for the appreciation of the visual arts. For more information about the Art Guild, call 516-304-5797 or visit their website:


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