Art Lab's purpose is to offer Staten Island the best possible and most professional independent school of fine and applied art, and to bring knowledge and appreciation of artistic excellence to the metropolitan community through regular classes, exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and lectures. To this end, our goals are: To enable artists to refine the skills necessary for art-related careers. To assist non-professional artists of all ages to develop their talents to the highest levels of skill and enjoyment. To help young adults bridge the transition from secondary school to professional standing. To develop scholarship programs to insure that students may nurture and use their talents regardless of economic limitations. To collaborate with other cultural and educational organizations in programming that will expand Art Labs ability to serve the multi-cultural community while maintaining the integrity of its overall objectives.