We go to the Little Ashcan Art Studio in Little Neck. It is an art school where kids go to learn shading techniques, painting and more. Ashcan also has many contests you can participate in. There are two courses: basic and advanced. Ashcan provides simple tests for the students who are joining for the first time. Students who finish the basic course automatically move to the advanced course. The basic course is made of art beginners. It's mainly focused on the basics of art. The advanced course is harder. Students have individual projects to complete that focus on their personal interests.

The three-hour lessons are for grades four through nine. The four-hour lessons are for grades 10 and older. Each session lasts for 12 weeks. Little Ashcan is at 252-20 Northern Blvd., Suite 209, Little Neck. Call 718-819-0004 or visit littleashcanart.com