artful happennings

Family and Friends Painting Experience

Two hour class.
First Saturday of every month.
$75 per person.
All materials included.

Pottery Workshops

Groups of 6-20 people.
$40 per person for two (2)
1.5hr workshops.
Create Pottery on the first visit.
Glaze it on the second visit.

Press Archives

“Creative Art Space for Kids” Natural Awakenings, August 2008

“Fortune 52” Long Island Press, September 2008

“Caregiver of the Arts” Five Towns Forum, July 2, 2003

“CASK is Coming to Lynbrook” Oceanside/Island Park Herald, August 15, 2002

“Transformers: Creative Art Space for Kids”Creations Magazine, June/July 2001

“Haitian Artist Reaches Out to Children” The Haitian Times, Oct. 4- 10, 2000

“Fun for All at Envirofest 2000” Long Beach Herald, Sept. 21, 2000

“Carlo Thertus, Bringing a Renaissance to Oceanside” Sider Press, April 2000

“Carlo Thertus Honored” Oceanside/Island Park Herald, March 9, 2000

“Art from the Heart” Oceanside/Island Park Herald, Oct. 2, 1999

“For Artist, It All Begins With Children” The New York Times, Apr. 18, 1999

“Earth Mother of Invention” Long Island Lifestyles, Apr. 15, 1999

“Kids Creatively Honor Earth Day” Nassau Herald, April 8, 1999

“Celebrating Creativity” Long Island Lifestyles, Jan. 21, 1999

“Imagination Builds Self Esteem” Rockville Centre Herald, Jan. 14, 1999

“Oceanside’s Medium of True Expression” Oceanside/Island Park Herald, Dec. 2-Dec. 6, 1998

“Color Field of Dreams” Long Island Voice, Nov. 26, 1998

“CASK Show in Oceanside” Long Island Lifestyles, Oct. 1, 1998

“Kids R Us” Oceanside/Island Park Herald, Sep. 23, 1998

“Art in it’s Purest Form” Oceanside Beacon, Sep, 17, 1998

“Young Oceanside Artists’ Work to go on Display ” Oceanside Beacon, Aug. 27, 1998

“Freedom Exhibit Honoring Artists” The Oceanside and Rockville Centre Beacon, July2, 1998

“Art: An Expression of the Heart”, Oceanside/Island Park Herald, June 11, 1998

“Local Artist on the Lookout For Future Picassos”, Oceanside/Island Park Herald, Jan. 7, 1998


Letters and Commendations

President Bill Clinton, Dec. 3, 1994

Nassau County Legislature, May 17, 1998

Village of Hempstead, May 17, 1998

Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulotta, Sep. 6, 1998

Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulotta, Dec. 12, 1998

“Earth Day Every Day” Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulotta, Apr. 18, 1999


Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation Receives Grant from Josh Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation

Lynbrook, NY – Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation today announced that it has been selected by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Groban to receive a donation from his new Find Your Light Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation is one of the arts education nonprofit organizations selected by Groban to receive funds from The Find Your Light Foundation during his “Straight to You” tour.

Carlo Thertus, President & Founder of the Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation stated that he was honored that CASK was to be honored by Groban’s foundation. “This support means a lot to our organization and and will help us share and spread the positive benefits of the arts with even more children.”

“Ensuring every child has the opportunity to experience an arts education is very important to me,” said Groban. “Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation shares this goal with me, and it gives me great pleasure to highlight the work they do.”

While Groban tours the U.S. on his “Straight to You” tour, his Find Your Light Foundation will make a cash donation to a nonprofit arts education organization that operates in each locale in which the tour stops. In addition, Groban is inviting the head of that nonprofit; the artists, students and/or teachers who provide services for the nonprofit; and the children and young adults who receive services from the nonprofit to attend his concert and be recognized from the stage. They will also have the opportunity to meet Groban prior to the performance.

Taking the foundation’s mission one step further, Groban is partnering with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, to launch a joint text-to-give campaign, which will run for the duration of his “Straight to You” tour in 2011. Proceeds from the campaign will go to support both The Find Your Light Foundation and Americans for the Arts as they work to ensure every child and young adult in America has access to quality arts education experiences. Text ART to 50555 to make a $10 donation to support the cause.

Groban will be in Uniondale, NY at the Nassau Coliseum to perform on Friday,November 4th as part of his “Straight To You” worldwide tour running through November. The tour supports his recent and fifth studio album, ‘Illuminations’ which has already been certified platinum in the U.S. Its No. 4 debut on Billboard’s Top 200 chart is Groban’s fourth consecutive Top 5 chart bow. Tickets for Josh’s upcoming shows are available through

About the Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation 
CASK, the Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation of Lynbrook, New York seeks to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self-esteem, develop a sense of self-importance and individuality, encourage self-expression and stimulate imagination in children through the arts. You can learn more about CASK by visiting

About Find Your Light
To find out more about the Find Your Light Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at and/or its Facebook page at

About Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at



autumn leaves

clay leaves by the students of Creative Art Space for Kids