Art Classes



Class Descriptions


Monday 4:30 to 6:30 PM in Huntington: Multicultural Symbolism: 2D/3D Art Mediums (Grades K-2 and 3-5)

This accelerated, multicultural art curriculum offers the opportunity for gifted young artists, in grades K-2 and 3-5, to analyze the symbolism and techniques of famous artists and the cultural and personal connections reflected in their works. The students engage in a variety of art forms including ceramics, drawing, painting, batik techniques and printmaking to creatively communicate their thoughts and opinions about the world in which they live. Most of the curriculum and lessons are currently taught on the high school level. Accordingly, differentiated instruction is implemented utilizing VEG's trademarked Phillips RBM Approach® allowing gifted young artists to study art history, theory and practice at their highest level of comprehension and performance.

Tuesday 4:30 to 6:30 PM in Roslyn: Multicultural Symbolism: 2D/3D Art Mediums (Grades 2-4 and 5-6)

This accelerated, multicultural art curriculum offers the opportunity for gifted young artists, in grades 2-6, to analyze the symbolism and techniques of famous artists and the cultural and personal connections reflected in their works. The students engage in a variety of art forms including ceramics, drawing, painting, and printmaking to creatively communicate their thoughts and opinions about the world in which they live. Most of the curriculum and lessons are currently taught on the high school level. Accordingly, differentiated instruction is implemented utilizing VEG's trademarked Phillips RBM Approach® allowing gifted young artists to study art history, theory and practice at their highest level of comprehension and performance.

About the Teachers


(Huntington) Amy Lindenbaum has been teaching on the middle school and high school levels for the past seventeen years. Ms. Lindenbaum earned her BA and MA in Art Education and currently teaches AP Art on the high school level helping advanced students prepare their portfolios for college. She has worked with students in grades N-12 as well as in adult education programs. Her summers are spent as an art director at a sleep away camp. For the past twenty years, she has also been directing art programs across Long Island in ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, mixed media, stained glass, sculpture and jewelry.

(Roslyn) Patricia Wright earned her BFA from University of Colorado/Boulder and was accepted to Teachers College, Columbia University on full fellowship where she earned her M.Ed. in the Education of the Gifted and Talented. She continued her studies at the Art Academy in San Francisco as well as the International Center of Photography in NYC. Ms. Wright was accepted to Teachers College, Columbia University on full fellowship where she earned her M.Ed. in the Education of the Gifted and Talented. Her career began as an art teacher at the Stuyvesant High School. She was offerred a position at the Weber Middle School in Port Washington and worked there for the last twenty-one years. Prior to her classroom teaching, she spent three years as an ESL teacher in Gabon for the Peace Corps. Shortly after, she followed her passion for fine-art photography using infra-red film and spend many summers at the Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport working with a variety of world renown photographers. Ms. Wrights' fine art photography has been exhibited at the Arts and Architecture Gallery in Toronto, Canada, the Ceres Gallery in NYC, the Heckshire Museum in Huntington, NY, the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington, NY, Macy Gallery at Teachers College, Columbia University and the galleries at Skidmore College, NY as well as a number of private collections throughout the United states and Canada.

Class Registration


The art classes for grades K-2 and 3-5 meet on Monday nights from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM at the Village East Gifted of Huntington.
The art classes for grades 2-3 and 4-6 meet on Tuesday nights from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM at the Village East Gifted of Roslyn.
The tuition is the same as the other after school classes @ $54/hour or $108 per two hour class.

If your child is a prospective new VEG student, please call the admissions office to schedule an interview at 631-549-2313.

If your child is currently a VEG student, go directly to this page to make your payment: http://www.villageeastgifted.com/class-payments/veg.htm.

For more information about the Village East Gifted programs,, call 631-549-2313.