The Mermaid Art Studio   |   891B West Beech Street, Long Beach, NY 11561   |   516-225-4096   |   Instruction & Creativity For All

The Mermaid Art Studio
891B West Beech Street
Long Beach, NY 11561

About Us

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.



  • Instructional classes and workshops in drawing, painting, bookmaking, fiber arts, upcycled sculpture and other forms of art and expression
  • Open studios, including life drawing from models, for children and adults
  • Group shows of student artwork in the studio gallery as well as local venues
  • Lectures and demonstrations by guest artists
  • One on one private art lessons
  • Birthday parties
  • Teen nights, ladies night and other events- ask us! We love to collaborate!
  • Community service projects for students
  • A place to buy art, supplies and materials handmade by local artists
  • Gift certificates–art is a gift forever!