Dumbo's original Art Studio has been serving the local Brooklyn & NY community since 2009. VOTED # 1 Art Scghool 2021 (Best of Brooklyn Awards). The business began in a small basement studio in Dumbo by international artist DM Wilding 12 years ago with private clients & since then has grown in scale & now runs out of our gorgeous airy light-filled studio on Water Street. All our classes are taught by professional teaching artists. Our studio is a safe nurturing non-judgemental environment where students can express themselves through artistic freedom. We want your experience with us to be a joyous one!
We offer an educational & fun program all year round & classes are offered in person at our studio in Dumbo or online 7 days a week!
*With the ongoing Covid-19 crisis the studio is running a full program with safety restrictions in place and being maintianed by our staff. We also offer an engaging virtual program of online classes with professional tutors to help you stay creative a home.
Our Fall program of Art Classes for all age groups runs 7 days a week.
Our NEW After School Art Hub runs from Sep 13- Dec 23 in our studio | Mondays-Fridays 4:00pm-6:00pm * some exceptions apply
Adult Art Classes: Beginner- Intermediate art classes in Painting ( Acrylic, Oil Painting, Watercolor Painting) , Self Expression, Abstract Painting, Still Life, Realism, Landscape & Cityscape, Portrait painting, Art Therapy & Color Texture Workshops & more. Traditional Drawing, Drawing from observation & Illustration, Computer Digital Art & Design. Mixed Media, 3D Art Work including collage & Found Object art.
Teen Art Classes: Beginner-Intermediate classes in Drawing: Traditional & Illustration, Sketching, Cartooning, Superhero Character Design, Manga Art, Anime, Computer Digital Art & Design. Advanced & Beginner Painting Classes: Still Life, Landscape, Portraiture & Traditional Drawing & Illustration from observation. Portfolio Preparation Class for teens going on to careers in the visual arts. PLUS Mixed Media, Collage 3D & Found Object Art.
Kids Art Classes include Painting adventures, Drawing & Illustration, Superhero & Cartooning, Character design & Comic Book Art, Manga Art & Anime. Computer Digital Art Class & Mixed Media & found Object Art.
Toddler Art Classes are offered ONLINE & weekend in-studio ( in person) sessions on Saturday & Sunday mornings. Plus through Fall our one hour Toddler art adventure Monday-Friday 3pm-4pm through Fall.
Private Art Classes/ Semi-Private (Group sessions) are offered both in-studio (in-person) and virtually in any medium for all ages and levels. Painting in the park or at the location of your choice. Private sessions are perfect for groups visiting NYC or large school group sessions can also be booked for virtual instruction. Private Art Sessions are offered ONLINE or IN-PERSON
Birthday Parties & Special Events, Team Building & Corporate parties. During Covid we are still offering limited Birthday Party spots in our studio/ in-person (with limited numbers & safety restrictions in place) & if you feel more comfortable meeting outdoors (paint in the park or your own backyard!) we also offer OFFSITE Parties for groups. We can come to you, we will bring the Party Project, the art supplies & Balloons! For more information please see our website.
Our ONLINE PROGRAM of Art Classes includes a wide range of media for all ages and levels that you can enjoy from anywhere! Sign up for any Class Pk & get great discounted rates or choose single day sign ups for fun taster sessions. Join form anywhere you have a connection with a handy Zoom Link. Stay creative at home!
Fall + Holiday Camps on school closing, school recess + most publci Holidays
BEST Art School in Brooklyn ( Best of Brooklyn Awards) 2021
BEST Adult Art Classes CBS 2018
BEST Things to do in DUMBO 2018
YELP Winner (People Love us) 2017
Parents Choice Award Winner 2017
BEST Art School in of Brooklyn (Best of Brooklyn Awards) 2017
Parents Choice Award Winner 2016