An activist and volunteer for more than 45 years, Lynne Strong-Shinozaki has been involved with several community organizations in New York City. A former board member of the Roosevelt Island Community Coalition, Lynne Strong-Shinozaki maintains lifetime membership in the Art Students League of New York.
A community of New York artists, the Art Students League of New York hosts more than 2,500 students of all ages and backgrounds each month. Originally established by students breaking away from the National Academy of Design, the league continues to offer accessible, affordable art instruction free from political affiliation or outrageous tuition.
The league’s two- or four-year certificate program utilizes a unique atelier system to help students cultivate their talents in painting, sculpture, printmaking, or mixed media. In addition to their core requirements and supplemental classes, students have access to all League workshops, lectures, and public art opportunities. Students also have the chance to participate in a gallery exhibition with other members of their certificate program.