Kids Get CreARTive at The Art Guild


Families are invited to the fourth annual CreARTive at The Art Guild, on Saturday, August 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. The open house at Nassau County’s Elderfields Preserve features free art-related activities such as tie-dying, Djembe drum making, Japanese relief printing, painting, clay hand-building and more. The projects are geared for ages 5 through 12, but all ages are invited to attend. CreARTive will take place inside our studios in the event of rain.

“Our art classes for kids are fun and educational,” said Susan Herbst, The Art Guild’s director of programming. “Our teachers are amazing professionals who come up with creative projects every week all year long. The Art Guild offers fun, reasonably priced art classes for students of all ages – from kindergarten through high school.”

This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.

Registration is open now for fall classes for children and adults – go to for up to date info.

Elementary school-aged children: 

  • Ages 5-8: Saturday Art Explorations, 10:15–11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 8-12: Saturday Children’s Art Studio: 12–1:30 p.m.

Middle school, grades 6-8:

  • Intro to Digital Art: Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., Sept. 11 – Dec. 11

High School, grades 9-12:

  • Portfolio Development & Studio: TBD
  • Empowering the Teen Artist: TBD

Adult classes include “Drawing” with Stephanie Navon-Jacobson, “New Strategies & Techniques in Portraiture” with Robert Silverman, “Oil Painting (All Levels)” with Joan Stevens and “Watercolor (Beginner and Intermediate)” with Eileen Neville and more.

Upcoming Workshops for adults include:

· Aug. 24-25: Bending Reality – Color Theory Workshop with Patti Mollica

·Sept. 13-15: Alla Prima (Plein Air) Painting with Robert Simone

·Sept. 29-30: Embrace the Practice Daily Painting Workshop with Daria Kennedy

·Oct. 3-6: Alla Prima Painting Still Life and the Figure with Dave Shevlino

The next gallery exhibit is “ABOUT FACE: The Portrait.” The juror of awards for the exhibit will be award-winning artist, Robert Silverman. The show will be on view from Aug. 26 – Sept. 29, with an Artist’s Reception Sunday, Sept. 8, 3-5 p.m.

Complete details of all classes and workshops including registration is available on the website, The Art Guild is located at Elderfields Preserve at 200 Port Washington Blvd. in Manhasset. For more information please call 516.304.5797. The Art Guild is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization.

Submitted by The Art Guild. 


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