Welcome to the Teaching Studios of Art
Established in 2009
Offering classical art classes and lessons on Long Island
Location: 115 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
We are an art school devoted to teaching traditional techniques to artists of all ages and skill levels. Our faculty are trained professionals who have achieved a level of excellence in their own practice that qualifies them to teach others.
We offer Art Lessons for Children (Ages 6-8 and 9-12 years old) • Portfolio Preparation and Development (ages 13 and up) and a full raneg of classes for adults including: Portraiture • Figure Drawing and Painting • Oil painting •Watercolor • Pastel • Foundation Classes and an exciting program called The Figurative Core, designed to train artists in developing both their skill and their own unique artistic voice.
At the Teaching Studios, all of our classes follow a unified philosophy: Keep things simple. Learn the basics first, then add layers of additional complexity. There are different emphasis in each class , depending on subject matter and the instructor, but the overall artistic principle is the same. This is true regardless of the medium: oil painting, pastel, watercolor or acrylic. Students make rapid improvements in our classes because of the excellence of our faculty and a commitment to the foundations of academic drawing and painting.
Our classes are small, our facilities are excellent, and students receive much personal attention. Our clients are our community, and we take their needs seriously.
MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:
Art Lessons For Children: We teach young artists a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of drawing and painting. They begin by learning important drawing concepts such as line, value, form and composition. After learning some color theory, students nove on to paint still-lifes, landscapes and portraits. We then have students transform drawings and paintings into sculpture!
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Teen Portfolio Development: In our program students develop terrific pieces for their portfolio while learning a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of drawing and painting in the classical tradition. Our curriculum helps students develop excellent observational and conceptual skills in multiple genres. Now in our 9th year, our graduates have an excellent rate of placement and scholarships to top colleges of their choice.
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Adult Art Classes: We offer part time and full time study for adult students. We recommend all students begin with our Foundations program, which is taught on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with both daytime and evening options. Students learn the very basics of how to draw and paint in a traditional, academic manner. After establishing a foundation, students can then move into areas of greater specificity, such as still life, portrait or figure drawing and painting.
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The Figurative Core™ (Full Time Program)
Designed to foster real artistic growth, The Figurative Core™ Program trains artists in both the foundational basics of drawing and painting from life and provides a framework to make their own creative figurative art work, simultaneously. The program will require students to work for 6 hours, 3 days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, with a specific emphasis on a different aspect of and training each day. The program will be taught by primarily by Teaching Studios Founder and Director Rob Zeller, with assistance from other faculty.
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