The Jackson Heights Art Club offers several weekly adult classes in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and drawing. Each student receives individual guidance and assistance from our professional instructors at the Club’s Studio.

 Year-round classes for children aged seven and above are available on each Saturday.

Adult classes are on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

To register for a class or for further information call Geraldine Benfante at 718 446-4709.

Our instructors include:

Alfredo Tomba:   Mr. Tomba began his studies at Art and Design HS and continued study at New York Community College, School Of Visual Arts, and New York University. He received his Master of Arts at Hunter College. He has over thirty years of teaching experience. His publishing credits include Seventeen Magazine and Nugget Magazine. His work has been exhibited in various venues including the Nassau County Society of Illustrators.

Annie Patt:  Annie Patt is an artist based in Astoria, NY, working in India ink, oil and printmaking. She studied at The Art Students League of New York and Parsons School of Design, and has a BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from NYU. Much of her work depicts the urban and industrial areas in New York and her home state of New Jersey. Annie currently serves as Chairman of the Art Committee at the Salmagundi Club of New York and as a member of the Coast Guard Art Program Committee. She is also the Recording Secretary for Allied Artists of America and previously served as Sculpture Director for that organization. She has also taught at the National Academy School. Annie’s website is  

Despina Argyros:  Despina Argyros is a well know artist and mural painter.  Perhaps best known for her work in portraits and for her wall size mural in a popular local restaurant, she has more than a decade of experience in teaching young people. Her Saturday morning classes, under the auspices of the Art Club are a long standing fixture n the Jackson Heights neighborhood.