When we told our parents we wanted to major in creative writing in college, they gave us that she’s-going-to-be-a-waitress-for-the-rest-of-her-life look. We imagine if we said we’d like to major in art, we would have gotten the same exact reaction. But Long Island boasts some pretty prestigious art schools to make sure you become the artist you were born to be.
Long Islanders Voted Five Towns College, in Dix Hills the Best Art School on Long Island!
Five Towns College has secured a top spot in this Best of L.I. category for the third year, and it’s no secret why. Offering cutting-edge programs in multimedia, music and performing arts taught by top professionals in the field and valuable hands-on experience, Five Towns consistently churns out the crème de la crème of Long Island’s budding artists, and notes Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes as alumni.
2nd Place – Huntington School of Fine Arts, 2 N. Melville Rd, South Huntington. 631-351-4060. www.huntfinearts.com
This is a fine arts school whose motive is to provide students with a one-on-one approach. Students begin at their own pace and progress as they go along.
3rd Place - Art League of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills. 631-462-5400. www.artleagueli.net
The Art League of Long Island is a not-for-profit organization established in 1955, geared towards broad-based visual arts education. They provide a forum and create displays for artists of all ages and ability levels. Workshop, classes, exhibits, etc are also offered here.
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