autumn leaves
vases by students of Creative Art Space for Kids

CASK, the Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation 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.


We are all born creative, but if we neglect to develop and strengthen these skills, our creativity becomes inhibited. By assisting and encouraging a child’s creativity, you set the stage for endless opportunities for that child’s imagination. A healthy imagination not only creates a resourceful and productive individual, but it also builds self-esteem, which is an important tool that will be used for the rest of that child’s life. When a child creates a work of art, they are not just drawing a picture, they are also creating aspects of self-importance, individuality and engaging in self-expression.

CASK, the Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation is a non profit Visual Arts Center for children and adolescents that develops self expression and confidence through the arts. Fostering imagination to generate creativity, CASK educates youth by developing and encouraging art as a positive vehicle for self expression.

Founded by Artist Carlo Thertus, CASK has been serving the Long Island community with an artistic education center since 1996 and has developed a concrete, significantly positive relationship with the community at large, which has been notably reported in newspapers including the New York Times, Long Island Newsday, the Long Island Herald and Long Island’s Channel 25 just to name a few.

By sharing the gift of creativity with our children and giving them the outlet of self expression, we are setting the stage for the future of not only our community, but our society and humanity at large.


“Art develops creative intelligence” – Carlo Thertus