The Mermaid Art Studio: a place of inspiration and creativity for artists of all ages and abilities.
We are dedicated to cultivating the love of art. In our Long Beach studio we strive to provide the finest art instruction possible in a safe, supportive environment. Each artist’s innate talents will be explored and nurtured as we introduce art as vehicle for community restoration and rebirth.
The Mermaid Art Studio is the brainchild of Denise Collins, BSW, MA ArtEd, a life long artist, professionally published illustrator, graphic designer and NY State Certified Art K-12 education in the Long Beach school district (10+ years) and Laura Bykowski.
We strongly believe that a solid foundation in drawing builds an artist’s confidence while developing his/her own unique style and visual vocabulary. Our drawing classes teach basic art skills and techniques as well as art history. Emphasis is placed on personal exploration and creative growth. We are non competitive and support varied learning styles.