Get ready for a Summer of Creativity!  Be An Artist ♦ Make Friends ♦ Do What You Love!

Now in it’s 26th year

The Art League of Long Island’s Summer Art Adventure Program 2022 has been offering kids and teens fun and creative activities led by dedicated art education professionals.

In each of the weekly themes, Art Adventurers learn about contemporary and historical art figures, and draw inspiration from those artists. Explore a variety of visual arts mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, found-object art and more.

Age appropriate projects are geared to expand students’ artistic horizons by improving knowledge and skills.

The atmosphere is inspiring and fun. A virtual gallery exhibit for family and friends is held at the end of each session. Flexible options allow you to choose one or all program sessions.

COVID Safety Precautions:  The Art League will be following the CDC Guidelines.


Kids ages 6-10 participate in weekly themed activities centered on exciting themes exploring animals, the environment, artists, and artistic genres.  Choose one or all four weeks of art adventures! Mature Artists ages 11-14 and Montage Artists ages 15-16 can hone their artistic skills in one or both 10-day sessions.  Art Adventurers are grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate activities. Art Adventurers will enjoy outside opportunities and weekly Italian Ice Parties from Rita’s Ices!

Programs for Young Artists (ages 6-10) Mondays – Fridays, 9am-2pm, Mature Artists (ages 11-14) and Montage Artists (ages 15-16) Mondays – Fridays, 9am-2pm are held off-site in air-conditioned rooms at the Signal Hill Elementary School at 670 Caledonia Road in Dix Hills.

Summer Pre-College Portfolio Development for ages 15-19 prepares students for winning portfolios designed to help them gain acceptance into higher education or program of choice. This program will be held in the Art League’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery.  Click this link to learn more about the program.


2022 Schedule

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Young Artist Program (Ages 6 – 10)

Young Artists will engage in a variety of creative experiences, which include developing artistic skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and more.  All Young Artists will develop the confidence they need to practice and create art.  We will study an artist of the week, as well as find inspiration through this weekly theme.  Young Artists will enjoy an air-conditioned classroom and outdoor recess.  Bring a bag lunch and dress for an artful summer experience!

Register early to ensure a seat!

Three ways to save on tuition:

Become an Art League Member and save $50 on each session.  Student memberships are good for one year from date of purchase, and the student membership fee is $35.

If your child attends a school in the Half Hollow Hills School District, as a district resident you are eligible to receive the $50 Art League member discount off each session.

To get your discount Half Hollow Hills SD resident discount, you will need to apply a code when submitting your online payment.  Contact to request your code prior to payment.


Session One: “Radical Retro” – July 11-15

Explore the mountains and stylize graphic work that has a colorful vintage look.  Study New Hampshire’s digital artist Hannah Lucy and Nebraska-based artist Matt Carlson.

Register your 6-8 year old ¦ Register your 9-10 year old


Session Two:  “Mystical Creatures – Animal Week” – July 18-22 

Create a magical world of mystical creatures.  Bring your best ideas for dragons, fairies and gnomes, as you explore the forest with Edward Robert Hughes, Midsummer Eve and Tithi Luadthon’s Lost Dog in the Forest. Live animal experience this week.

Register your 6-8 year old ¦ Register your 9-10 year old


Session Three:  “Poetic Fantasy” – July 25-29

Spin a tale of images based on the New York Times best published illustrators.  Learn to tell a story with anthropomorphic art and character exploration.  What’s your visual story?

Register your 6-8 year old ¦ Register your 9-10 year old


Session Four:  “Rainbow Pop” – August 1-5

Pop through the rainbow and imagine the world beyond.  Design you art with a veil of rainbow colors. Study the Smithsonian’s vibrant rainbow installation made with 60 miles of thread, as well as the rainbow collection by English, Ann Marie Bone.

Register your 6-8 year old  ¦  Register your 9-10 year old


Mature Artist Program (Ages 11 – 14)

Mature Artists will continue to develop and advance their skills in our two-week program, offering opportunity to blossom into creative and though provoking artists.  Teachers will help guide Mature Artists toward expressing their innate creativity, while developing drawing and painting skills, as well as sculpture, printmaking, mixed media and more.  They will study an artist of the week and find inspiration through our weekly theme.  Mature Artists will enjoy an air-conditioned classroom and an outdoor opportunity.  Bring a bag lunch.  Students will be grouped age appropriately.

Plein Air Painting Field Trip-Parents Provide Transportation!

Register early to ensure a seat! Art League Members and Half Hollow Hills School District residents receive a $50 discount off each session. Email to get your Half Hollow Hills discount code.

Session One:  July 11 – 22 

Register your 11-12 year old ¦  Register your 13-14 year old

Session Two:  July 25 – August 5

Register your 11-12 year old ¦  Register your 13-14 year old