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Judith Collester Art Center

Attention Young Artists!


Now offering Art Classes!

Sweetbriar’s Art Teachers Connie will be re-opening the Judith Collester Memorial Art Center this fall and beyond.

Art classes are being offered for

young artists, ages 5-15

 in the upstairs of our cozy art room.


What better place to create art than at the

Sweetbriar Nature Center with its

wonderful animals and beautiful grounds for







 Join the two wonderful art teachers at Sweetbriar to bring out the best in young aspiring nature and wildlife artists.  Students will learn new techniques and use varying media as they explore the wonders of Sweetbriar Nature Center such as the butterfly house, the gardens, the many resident animals and much more.

                                                                                                                Owl sketch



For more information or to register go to our website at or call us at 631-979-6344

Art Class Application

Judith Collester Art Center

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 3 students.  The art center has capacity of 10. Payment will be refunded for classes that Sweetbriar cancels.  No refunds for missed classes.

To contact Sweetbriar call 631-979-6344, ext. 302, or e-mail at

A little bit about the Sweetbriar Art Teachers

 Connie Happ

Connie  currently holds a New York State Public

School teaching certificate in Art Education. She

received her Master of Science degree from C.W. Post

University in Art Education and Printmaking in 2005. A

former art teacher from the BrentwoodSchool District,

Connie now substitutes in Smithtown, Hauppauge and

Brentwood. In her free time Connie enjoys painting,

printmaking, photography, cooking and hiking on Long  Island. 

Introducing Patricia Caracappa

Sweetbriar is excited to add Patricia to our fold of instructors.  Her extensive experiencewith art and children will enhance our program considerably.

Patricia  is an artist and teacher in New York.  Lover of art, languages and nature,    she has exhibited in Florence, Italy, Baltimore, Maryland and in New York.  Today, Patty lives and works as an artist and teacher. It is a great honor for her teach    and share her paintings with the public.   Her works can be seen in galleries including The Paper DollBoutique, the Mills Pond House Gallery and the Long Island Carriage Museum.


Call Sweetbriar Nature Center at 631-979-6344 or e-mail the artists themselves at  (Not availalbe at this time)


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