Get CreARTive At The Art Guild


Get ready to grab a paint brush and put on a smock for the fourth annual CreARTive at The Art Guild, on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. The open house at Nassau County’s Elderfields Preserve features free art-related activities such as tie dying, simple printmaking, painting, clay hand-building and more. The projects will be geared for ages 5 through 12, but all ages are invited to attend.

“Our art classes for kids are fun and educational,” said Susan Herbst, Director of Programming and Public Relations. “Our teachers are amazing professionals who come up with creative projects every week all year long. We’d like to reach out to parents, schools and the community to let them know that we offer fun, reasonably priced art classes for students of all ages—from kindergarten through high school.”

The fall schedule of classes for children and adults are open for registration. Children’s classes will now run for 12 weeks and include two different sessions each for ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 12. Adult classes include: Oil Painting (All Levels) with Joan Stevens; Watercolor (Beginner and Intermediate) with Eileen Neville and Drawing and Painting the Figure with Leeanna Chipana. Upcoming workshops for adults include Smartphone Photography with Howard Rose, Aug. 25; A-Z Textures and Surfaces with Patti Mollica, Sept. 29; Expressive Pastels with Karen Margulis, Oct. 26 through 28; and Simple and Sophisticated Relief Printing, with Stephanie Navon-Jacobson, Nov. 10 through 11. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, there will be a free Golden Products Demo with Roy Kinzer (Space is limited, registration is required). More classes and workshops are added throughout the year.

The next gallery exhibit is “Wallflowers.” The juror of awards for the exhibit will be award-winning artist, Sharon Pearsall. The show will be on view from Sept. 1 to 30, with an Artist’s Reception Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 to 5 p.m.

The Art Guild is located at Nassau County’s historic Elderfields Preserve, 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset. CreARTive will take place inside Elderfields in the event of rain. For more information, call 516-304-5797 or email Check The Art Guild website:, and Facebook page throughout the year for information about our exciting programs and events.

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