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

2022 Details to Come

Now in it’s 25th year

The Art League of Long Island’s Summer Art Adventure Program 2021 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 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, and Mature Artists (ages 11-14) Mondays – Fridays, 9am-2pm are held off-site in air-conditioned rooms at the Paumanok Elementary School at 1 Seaman Neck Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746.

Summer Pre-College Portfolio Development for ages 14 & up prepares students for winning portfolios designed to help them gain acceptance into higher education or program of choice. This program is held at the Art League Center in our fully air-conditioned, state of the art facility in Dix Hills.  Click this link to learn more about the program. 


2021 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/place a deposit to ensure a seat! Art League Members and Half Hollow Hills School District residents receive a $50 discount off each session.

Session One: “Upside Down World” – July 12-16

What’s up is down and what’s down is up. Make sure to zip your pockets and see what happens when you create art that defies gravity. Study LA skateboarding artist Mike Dempsey, as he uses digital photography to send you airborne. Watch Alex Chinneck suspend, as he rips up the street, inverts cars and melts buildings.

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


Session Two:  “Steam Punked – Animal Week” – July 19-23 **Please note change in the weekly theme from original brochure

Fasten, tighten and couple nuts, bolts, metal, and shiny surfaces for a week of Steam Punked art. Build, paint, and illustrate animals and people with bionic powers. Study Steam Punk sculptor Susan Beatrice and Illustrator Jeff Haynie, as they create a magical world of industrial style art.  Bring a bag of small metal objects like screws, nuts and bolts on Monday. Sweetbriar Nature Center will visit and host a live animal show this week.

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

Session Three:  “Candy Explosion” – July 26-30

Swim through a sea of skittles and walk through a forest of cotton candy trees. Illustrate, paint and sculpt a world made of candy. Watch out for the rainbow giraffe and critters who ate too much candy. Virtually visit Candytopia, a traveling candy art installation overflowing with sweets. Discover Laura Benjamin’s famous candy wrapper portraits.

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


Session Four:  “Masters of Illusion” – August 2-6

Study the art of Julian Beever and learn to use perspective to design a world of impossibilities. See how this amazing street artist creates the realistic illusion of sidewalks splitting open to reveal another dimension and sharks jumping out of a brick sidewalk. Paint, illustrate, and sculpt a world of unexpected encounters.

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/place a deposit to ensure a seat! Art League Members and Half Hollow Hills School District residents receive a $50 discount off each session.

Session One:  July 12 – 23 

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

Session Two:  July 26 – August 6

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