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Judith Collester Art Center

Attention Young Artists!


Now offering Art Classes!

Sweetbriar’s Art Teachers  will be re-opening the Judith Collester Memorial Art Center in the new year.

Art classes are being offered for

a variety of ages for aspiring artists

  upstairs in our cozy art room.

 What better place to create art than at the

Sweetbriar Nature Center with its

wonderful animals and beautiful grounds for




Classes at the Judith Collester Art Center

Nature and Art Collide at Sweetbriar Nature Center this February

Art in Nature

Young artists will draw, paint, collage, sculpt and craft projects while exploring nature and wildlife. Multimedia projects designed to celebrate the beauty of nature. Meet the animals at Sweetbriar, learn about rehabilitation practices and discover the wonder of Sweetbriar’s 54 acres of varied garden, woodland, field and wetland habitats.

When: Saturday 12-2pm for 6 weeks

How Much:  $250 for all 6 Sessions + $20 Material Fee

Walk-ins welcome. $50 / Session + $5 Material Fee (24 hours notice required)

Multimedia Art

Classes designed to guide young artists through visual experiments utilizing a variety of artist tools, such as pencils, charcoal, watercolors, inks and acrylics. Projects may include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage with a focus on expression, skills and creativity.

When: Thursday 4:30-6:30pm for 6 weeks

How Much:  $250 for all 6 Sessions + $20 Material Fee

Walk-ins welcome. $50 / Session + $5 Material Fee (24 hours notice required)

 For more information call Sweetbriar at 631-979-6344 and ask for Eric or  e-mail Meagan at


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Fees can be paid by cash, check, or credit.  The materials fee which must be paid in cash.

Register early! Classes must have a minimum of 4 students.  The art center has capacity of 10. Payment will be refunded for classes that Sweetbriar cancels.  No refunds for missed classes.


Sweetbriar Art Teacher

About the Artist

Meagan Flaherty is a professional artist, born and raised on Long Island where she frequents state and county parks to draw inspiration from the natural world.  Prolific since childhood, Meagan spent over a decade fine tuning her skills and talents under the instruction of Jeffrey K. Fisher. Her work has been featured in advertisements and publications across the US and displayed in local galleries.

In 2017 Meagan joined up with the dedicated staff Sweetbriar Nature Center with the goal of bringing  a unique art experience to children and adults on Long Island. Combining her enthusiasm for the outdoors and her passion for art, these classes are designed to educate and inspire both new and seasoned artists, as well as to promote environmental stewardship and respect for local wildlife. Classes will include time in the studio, as well as time on the grounds as students learn how to work from life, often interacting with the rescued animals, or gathering supplies in the trails.

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