Summer 2020 Workshops




10 a.m. -1 p.m., Monday- Friday.

July 13th - July 24th, August 3rd - August 14th, and August 17th - August 28th. 
We will run 3 two-week sessions over the summer. Our program benefits your teens artistic development by providing half day morning workshops. Students have the option to sign up for one or more sessions. The price for each two-week session is $650.00 (including materials: paper, charcoal, and pencils). 

Your teen will expand their knowledge and skills while working with professional artists. We will offer classes in: Urban Sketching, Fantasy Landscape Composition, Self-Portrait Drawing and Painting, Still Life Drawing and Painting, and Cast Drawing.

Monday, Urban Sketching, Bill Graf

Tuesday, Fantasy Landscape Composition, James Beihl

Wednesday, Self Portrait, Tyler Hughes 

Thursday, Still Life Drawing and Painting, Bill Graf

Friday, Cast Drawing, Tyler Hughes




       Acrylic Painting Workshop/An Exercise in Abstraction


August 22- 23 (Saturday-Sunday) 

10am- 5pm, lunch break included. 

"in a successful painting everything is integral...all the parts belong to the whole If you remove an aspect or element you are removing its wholeness." Richard Diebenkorn.


This workshop is designed for painters interested in exploring more deeply the fundamental elements that come together to create a successful abstract painting.  

Abstraction in painting allows the artist to communicate in often personal and impactful ways.  In this fast paced two-day workshop students work to develop a unique voice 

in their paintings.  Demonstrations and instructor-led exercises each morning introduce you to abstract and non-objective approaches to art making, while group conversations

on the history of painting provide you and your developing work with context.  You're encouraged  to work more independently in the afternoon with the instructor providing 

individualized feedback throughout.

Open to intermediate and advanced students with the ability to create on their own.  This is an acrylic painting workshop.  Students should be familiar with using acrylic painting and related materials.  


About the Instructor

Kevin Larkin is an actively exhibiting artist who currently lives in Smithtown, New York.  His paintings have been exhibited regularly throughout the greater N.Y. area.

Mr. Larkin received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan(1977).  Recently, Kevin has exhibited at The Alfred Van Loen Gallery(2020) and The Islip Art

Museum(2020).  Since 2002 Kevin has been a member of The bj spoke gallery in Huntington, New York where he serves as the gallery's president.  Mr. Larkin has taught painting at The McBurney YMCA in Manhattan, The Smithtown Township Arts Council, Old Field Middle School, and The Suffolk County Boces III Gifted-Talented.

He has also been a guest lecturer at Nassau Community College.  Currently Mr. Larkin teaches at The Art League Of Long Island, and both the town of Oyster Bay and Smithtown's Continuing Education. Programs.