Workshop Descriptions 


For a PDF of the updated 21-22 workshops.

Questions about PD workshops contact Carrie Grillo

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Meet 'n Greet

Clinician:  SCALA

Dates:  Thursday / Sept. 23, 2021

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Location:  ArtSea Studio / 65 Deer Park Ave. Babylon NY 11702 / 631.579.6063

Join SCALA to meet the instructors and see samples of the projects you will be making for each class. You will have a chance to sign up for classes as well that evening. Light refreshments to be served. Please note there will be no CTLE credit given for this event.

Please register so we have a head count for the evening.


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Zines as an Introduction Tool

Clinician: Karissa LaLima         

Date/Time:  Thursday / Oct. 7, 2021

Date/Time:  Thursday / Oct. 14, 2021

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

(Total 3 hours of CTLE / PD)

Location:  Virtual / You will be emailed meeting information prior to the workshop

Zines are a cheap and creative way to share information. I just started to teach Zines during the pandemic, but they are now a staple in my studio curriculum. Minimal materials are required, many elements and principals are covered, and students are constantly engaged! I like to use Zines to introduce myself, my class procedures and to learn about my students’ interests!

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Gelli Printing in the Classroom

Clinician:  Lauren Lewonka

Date/Time:  Thursday / Oct. 21, 2021 (In Person 4:30-7:30) - Selden Middle School

Date/Time:  Thursday / Oct. 28, 2021 (Virtual 6-7pm)

(Total 4 hours CTLE /PD)

Location:  Oct. 21st / In Person - Selden Middle School 22 Jefferson Ave. Centereach, NY room 128

Learn some gelli-printing monotype strategies to use in a classroom setting, and how to save money by making your own gelatin plates at home. Gelatin prints can make great backgrounds for other types of printmaking (i.e., block printing), or can stand alone as beautiful, one-of-a-kind works of art.

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Google Drawing Portraits

Clinician:  Nicole Scoca

Dates:  Thursday / Dec. 2, 2021

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

(Total 1.5 hours CTLE /PD)

Location:  Virtual / You will be emailed meeting information prior to the workshop.

Create a self-portrait within google suite program google drawing. Its limited features do not prevent you from creating a portrait with highlights/shadows and all proper facial features! Great for any age group 5th and up. Very watered down Photoshop features allow this program to be very user friendly.


The Brush-Style Lettering with Markers

Clinician: Carmela Bode 

Date:  Thursday / December 9, 2021 / In person and virtual at the same time

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

(Total 3 hours CTLE /PD)

Location:  Lindenhurst HS / 300 Charles St. Lindenhurst 11757 room 111

This workshop will demonstrate how any marker can be used to write the flowing casual lettering style known as brush script. Exemplars of different alphabets and a variety of project possibilities including using this script for sketchbook and journaling will be presented. 

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Wheel Throwing

Clinician:  Karissa LaLima

RESCHEDULED DATES: Thursday February 17th and March 3rd 2022

Time:  4:30pm-7:30pm

(Total 6 hours CTLE / PD)

Location:  In Person / Middle Country

This class is currently closed, but please feel free to register.  You will be put on a waitlist.  Should an opening arise you will be notified if an opening becomes available.


In this class, you will learn the basics of wheel throwing. Week 1 you will learn how to center your clay, pull walls, and shape your vessel. Week 2 we will cover how to carve a foot on a leather hard vessel. This class also has a bonus project where you will learn how to make my student's all-time favorite project, pinch pot pumpkins. *This workshop is limited to 10 people – so register early!


Mindscapes and the Moon at the Heckscher

Clinician: Heckscher Museum 

Date:  Thursday / January 27, 2022

Time:  4:30pm-7:30pm

(Total 3 hours CTLE /PD)

Location:  In Person / Heckscher Museum of Art

Welcome in 2022 with an in-person visit to the Heckscher Museum! Enjoy a self-guided tour of our brand-new exhibitions, Moonstruck and African- American artist Richard Mayhew: Reinvented Landscapes. Engage in Lively discussions and create a beautiful mixed-media work of art inspired the exhibitions. 

25 Participant Limit

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Print Plate Making with a Cricut


Clinician:  Kasmira Mohanty

Date/Time: Thursday / February 3, 2022 (Virtual 6-7pm) 

Date/Time: Thursday / February 10, 2022 (Virtual 6-7pm) 

(Total 3 hours CTLE /PD)

Let me share my recent, evolutionary invention of creating an Intaglio or Relief plate for printmaking using a black and white digital image converted into an SVG, a Cricut and mat board. The resulting plate you can use with or without an etching press. Students will be shown how to create an SVG image and how to upload it onto the online Cricut software to create the plate. Loads of fun, safe and a great time saver.

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Reflections Inside and Out

Clinician: Jacquline Korsen  

Date:  Thursday March 10, 2022

Time:  4:30pm-7:30pm

(Total 3 hours CTLE /PD)

Location:  In Person / Lindenhurst Middle School

This project can be a new and fun vehicle for you to get to know your students and the opportunity for students to get to know each other. Each student can tailor their project using their favorite art media while incorporating the Elements of Art & Principles of Design. Lettering, collage, and shading are topics that are touched upon. The "sharing" part of the project can be covered using public speaking, writing, images and/or technology such as the Flip Grid program. All that is needed is a lunch size paper bag, some basic art supplies, and your personality.

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Origami Bases Hit a Grand Slam!

Clinician: Missy Longo-Lewis and Jacquline Korsen  

Date/Time:  Thursday March 24, 2022

Date/Time:  Thursday March 31, 2022

Time:  4:30pm-7:30pm

(Total 6 hours CTLE /PD)

Location:  In Person / Lindenhurst Middle School

Let's hit a "grand slam" by learning the origami bases that lead to an amazing amount of origami models.  Teachers will supply resources for visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and reading learners.  Participants will have the opportunity to individualize the basic origami models into their own unique creations using collage and drawing materials. Origami can teach the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design in a fun, fresh way.  With origami as part of your "lineup", you will be sure to have ART champions at every level!



Date:  June 11, 2022

Time: 9-3pm

Location:  We will meet at The Barge first and then travel to the House.

Click on REGISTER for more information about this event.