"The creative adult is the child who has survived."
- Ursula K. Le Guin

September 2015

“The creative adult is the child who has survived.

― Ursula K. Le Guin

The community came together with a great turnout at the Open House held August 29. The Open House featured live art demonstrations, an artists’ reception celebrating the opening of the Instructors’ Exhibition, and a peek into our art studios. Many thanks to the instructors who took the time to demonstrate their craft in the Art League’s studios and the volunteers who helped out at the event. Visit the gallery now through September 20 and learn about the Art League’s many talented instructors.

Fall classes are just beginning, many more have yet to start. We are excited to bring the interactive catalog available to you, as we hope it makes shopping for your favorite class easier than before. Please bear with as we transition to being as paper-free as possible, so that we may save a few trees and be less dependent on paper, and in the process cut down on unnecessary costs. If you still prefer to receive a catalog in the mail, please request a mailing by calling the office at (631) 462-5400 x222 or emailing us at

Make the Art League your destination for art and culture this fall, starting with Victoria Crosby’s presentation on England’s Royal Palaces on September 20. We are proud to host Antonio Masi’s Modern Approach to Watercolor Workshop on September 25, 26 & 27 and have Max Ginsburg present his Weekend Workshop in Oil Painting October 3 and 4. The first of Fall’s TRY-DAY nights on October 9 is like Art After Dark with a twist. Free admission to the event includes free art demonstrations beginning at 6:30pm, exhibits by local artists and live music. And… for those who are inclined, pending space in the studio, you can try out a three hour workshop starting at 7:00pm for $35, all materials included. Learn more about upcoming events by visiting our website at

The Art League reached an important milestone this year, having been a part of the Long Island art scene since 1955. Please join us in celebrating the Art League’s 60th year by making a gift now, as generously as you can. We are a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, so your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Call to pledge your support or visit online at www.artleagueli.og. Thank you for all the ways you support the Art League of Long Island. We continue to grow because you know the value of a quality art education, art for art’s sake and the benefit of living in or near communities that appreciate art.


Charlee Miller,

Executive Director, Art League of Long Island

"Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first."
- Arthur Schopenhauer

July 2015

Happy Summer! It’s the middle of summer and we have lots of upcoming workshops and events to keep you cool and creative.

New Art League instructors David Peikon, Bart DeCeglie, Anne B. Gunthner, William Graf and Mark A. Fay have joined the roster of our outstanding faculty and will be teaching landscape painting, studio oil painting, “realistic” drawing and painting, “real life” illustration for promotional materials, and pastels respectively. You may have met William Graf back in June at Art in the Park, demonstrating his illustration techniques in the Art League’s main tent. William, along with his colleagues Denis Ponsot and David Miller, were kind enough to donate their time at the fair. Many thanks to these instructors for making the effort to help make the fair a success.

Coming up in August is a summer series of Professional Development Workshops for Artists. Ashley Werter’s How To Photograph your Artwork takes place August 2, Debbie Wells’ The Artist’s Self-Promotion Checklist takes place August 6, and the last summer workshop by Sue Allen Clayton is How to Write an Artist Statement on August 22. More information is below.

Summer Art Adventure and Summer Portfolio are well under way. Check in on our facebook page for photos of the happy campers. Some upcoming sessions still have openings, so if you would like to sign up your child for any remaining sessions you can still do so.

Bill Mittler’s exhibit Curved Lines opens on Saturday, the 18th! Be sure to come to the gallery to view the dramatic presentation of his large-scale abstract works on view until August 2.

Browse through our virtual catalog – with more than 70 workshops happening between now and the end of August you are bound to find something that fills your creative craving!


Charlee Miller,

Executive Director, Art League of Long Island