Newly Added Workshops

Check out our newest additions to the Spring Schedule of Classes! 

Listening to the Stone:Rhythm and Inner Space in Stone Sculpture

With M. Scott Johnson

Fridays 11:00am to 2:00pm
Session A: January 20 – February 17
Session B: March 3 – March 31
Session C: April 7 – May 26
$325 No-Members / $305 Members

In this teaching residency, M. Scott Johnson will initiate you into what he terms "the ecstasy of resistance". Beginning with ritual of stone selection you'll have the opportunity to create a work in alabaster, limestone or marble. Direction will be given when it pertains to tool selection, with attention given to the physical gifts and limitations of each student. For beginners and experienced sculptors alike, you'll be guided through the process of observing the rock for imagery, carving into material, planning and forming a sculpture, using both hand and power tools. A mindful approach in listening to the stone for creative directions will be emphasized, particularly in regards to rhythm and inner space.

About the instructor:
Scott_Johnson_headshotScott’s education as a sculptor began in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. While there he apprenticed (1996-1999) with master sculptor, national hero and elder statesman of Zimbabwe stone sculpture Nicholas Mukomberanwa (1940-2002).
His sculptures are in numerous private and public collections, most notably the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Hampton University Museum where his seminal piece “The Judgment of Peter Norton” was featured in the exhibit “Two Hundred Years of Art from the Hampton University Museum”. In 2005 Scott was awarded The Viktor Lowenfeld sculpture prize presented by The Hampton University Museum for his work the “Tao of Physics”. Since 2004 Johnson has held a visual arts teaching residency with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York.


The Healing Power of Nature: A Practical Exploration of How Nature can Influence our Health & Well-being
by John P. Cardone

A 90 minute Lecture & Discussion in the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery
Saturday, May 20 @ 1pm


Event is Free and Open to the Public

Long Island Author, lecturer, and photographer John P. Cardone will get you thinking about spending more time outdoors as he uses a PowerPoint presentation to present the facts.

This lecture is based on John’s research for his new book project entitled, The Healing Power of Nature. During his talk, John presents information on how spending time with nature can influence our health & well-being. Along the way, he calls on his over 30 years in healthcare education, his own fight with illness, and his years as a lover of the outdoors while presenting the scientific facts. Enjoy his nature photos of waterscapes and wildlife most taken while kayaking LI waters. Find out more about the importance of calming your mind, the health benefits of the outdoors, and why it is especially important to share this spirit with children—all of which will get you wanting to spend more time with nature.

About the Artist:
Scott_Johnson_headshotIn addition to teaching photography classes at the Art League of Long Island and The Islip Art Council’s School of Cultural Arts, John has presented a number of lectures on nature – including: “The Nature Around Us”, “The Carman’s River: An Amazing Natural Beauty”, “Finding Inspiration in Nature”, and his personal favorite, “The Healing Power of Nature.” He has been invited to speak at the Survivorship Meeting of the LI Chapter of the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Long Beach Library, Levittown Library, Sachem Library, the Connetquot Public Library, the Half Hollow Hills Library, the Clark Botanic Gardens, the Nassau County Hiking and Outdoor Club, the Holtsville Wildlife & Ecology Center, the Great South Bay Audubon Society, and the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge among others.

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Max Ginsburg Weekend Workshop in Oil Painting
Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7
9:00am – 4:00pm
$410NM - $390 Member

Bus Stop by Max Ginsburg 

"Bus Stop", oil painting by Max Ginsburg

Award winning artist, Max Ginsburg's paintings are about people, the people one finds on the streets of New York. Simply put, he finds beauty in unglamorous reality. His work has been included in both juried and invitational shows at the Butler Institute, the National Academy of Design, the Academy of Arts and Letters, the Museum of the City of New York, the Arts Renewal Center, the Society of Illustrators, the Historical Society, and the Salmagundi Club. As an instructor, he has taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Art Students League, and the High School of Art & Design.

To learn more about Max Ginsburg, please visit his website at

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