Tag Archives: Summer


This picture above pretty much sums up why I love summer. The contents of this picture were thought up a while ago maybe on a cold spring day (maybe that’s just my memory making it seem more perfect then it was).

Happy Summer, be safe!



The Long Island Academy of Fine Art is offering a brand new course in their summer workshop schedule. Register now! Enrollment is limited.

instructor: Diana Corvelle

July 5th – August 29th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

This class invites all levels of artists to translate their skills to water-based media. Gouache, watercolor, acrylic, and water-soluble crayons or colored pencils all provide a rewarding relationship with color and form, and can also be used together in creative combinations. After an introduction to the basic techniques of each media, and an overview of how combining the materials can best be achieved, students may choose which medium they would like to explore and begin on their independent project. Students will begin by mapping out their composition in pencil and will then progress to the color in the medium(s) of their choosing. Subject matter may include still life, self-portrait or master copy works.

Students may choose gouache, watercolor, acrylic, or water-soluble crayons or colored pencils, and focus on still-life, self-portrait, or Master copy projects. All levels welcome.

The Long Island Academy of Fine Art
14 Glen St.
Suite 201, 2nd Floor
Glen Cove, NY 11542


As of course everyone knows, the Summer Solstice is when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky resulting in the longest day and the shortest night of the year. We here at Be Nice Art Friends couldn’t be happier. The Summer Solstice means outdoor beer gardens, air conditioned movie theaters, Coney Island play dates, and most importantly, excessive amounts of energy and change. Summer is when all of the magic happens. You’re learning new tricks and perfecting old ones. You’re developing new compositions while refining tried and trusted methods. Color palattes are expanding as are social circles. Canvases are larger and margins no longer exist.

Summer is a season to embrace change and to make moves. Serious moves. Move your body. Set your goals high and activate your life. Get creative and don’t stop moving your body. Say hello to all of those strangers you want to say hello to. That’s how friends are made. Be nice art friends.