Workshop Descriptions 


For a PDF of the updated 22-23 workshops.

Questions about PD workshops contact Carrie Grillo

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Holiday Origami Walk

Clinician: Missy Longo-Lewis

Date: Thursday / October 6, 2022

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Location: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room 315

Join us for a stroll with paper through the fall and winter months! Your students will be hooked on Origami once they learn these fun and simple paper engineered models. Origami can reinforce language skills and is cross-curricular.




Clinician: Christie Layden         

Date: Thursday / October 20, 2022

Date: October 27, 2022

Time: 4:30-7:30pm both dates

Location:  Walter G. O'Connell Copiague HS, Room 163 A

Inspired by English artist Lucy Sparrow, students will learn to hand sew popular foods made from felt.

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Dragon Eye Boxes

Clinician:  Krystal Zaglool

Date: Thursday / November 17, 2022

Time: 4:30-7:30

Location: Idle Hour Elementary

In this class you will learn how to create a dragon eye box using polymer clay. The lesson will focus on elements such as color, form and texture. This engaging lesson can be one with upper elementary and higher. You and your students will love creating this functional piece of art!


SPECIAL EVENT – Heckscher Biennial

Clinician:  Heckscher Museum of Art

Dates:  Thursday / Dec. 1, 2022

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Location: Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY  

Hand Rendered Patterns with exhibiting artist Kasmira Mohanty & Animal Sculptures inspired by artist Eileen Palmer

Tour the Long Island Biennial and get inspired by local contemporary artists! Next, enjoy a talk by Kasmira Mohanty as she discusses her artwork. Mohanty’s artwork incorporates her love of street and graffiti art coupled with an abundance of pattern, color, line and texture. Get hands-on as Mohanty will share how to create a hand rendered repeating pattern in any style or medium. Finally, learn about the mixed-media artwork of Eileen Palmer and create your own imaginative animal sculpture using wire, fabric, paper and more!

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Become A Heart Teacher

Clinician: Lauren Gonzalez 

Date:  Thursday / January 12, 2023

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Location:  New Lane Elementary, Room 722

Learn to incorporate mindfulness and creative expression into the classroom through abstract art. Come prepared to create, breathe and connect.

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Earth Day

Clinicians:  Missy Longo-Lewis & Jacqueline Korsen

Date:  Thursday / March 9, 2023

Time:  4:30pm-7:30pm

Location:  Lindenhurst Middle School, Room 315

Want to engage your students in a paper engineering festival? We have mustered up some creative models, as well as exciting methods of altering and personalizing them. The practice, patience and precision of Origami reinforces spatial and kinesthetic skills, and more!


SPECIAL EVENTRomare Bearden: Artist as Activist and Visionary

Clinician: Kristin Cuomo

Date: Thursday / March 16, 2023

Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Long Island Museum, 1200 NY-25A,Stony Brook, NY 11790

More information TBA

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Memory Boxes


Clinician:  Carolann Lally

Date: Thursday / March 23, 2023

Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm 

Location: Babylon High School

Learn to use scrapbooking and journaling skills to create unique memory boxes with simple crafting materials. The lesson is appropriate for grades K-12, depending on where the students’ interests and abilities lie. The boxes can also be made as gifts to be given to local nursing homes/hospitals to keep some personal keepsakes or jewelry inside.

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Digital Photography 

Clinician: Dan Kudreyko 

Date:  Thursday / April 27, 2023

Time:  4:30pm-7:30pm

Location:  Center Moriches High School

Digital Photography is an important skill to have both as an artist and art teacher. Concepts of file transferring, file types, lighting, composition, aperture, shutter speed and light painting will all be introduced. Together we will participate in capturing original photographs and explore way to transfer these to computers for further creative production.