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Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

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DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York
(144 Reviews)

Creatively WILD Art Studio was founded in 2009 by acclaimed international New Zealand artist DM Wilding, operating for 12 years in the heart of Dumbo's vibrant creative community, we cater to all ages & levels. At Creatively WILD Art Studio, we aim to create a sacred place to work and play. Our gorgeous light-filled airy studio is located in beautiful scenic Dumbo, our home for the last 12 years where we have been serving the communities of Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Park Slope & downtown Manhattan & beyond. And now with our online experiences we are reaching right across the country to California, Netherlands & more! We are a small business, headed up by international artist Donna Maree Wilding (known to everyone as DM) from New Zealand. We value each and everyone of our clients, many of those who have been attending our classes for years.

Voted BEST ART SCHOOL IN BROOKLYN 2021.

We are open 7 days a week offering online & in-person Art Classes for Adults 18 +, Kids 5-8, Teen 9-16 & Toddler artists 22 months- 3yrs.

During the ongoing crisis, we are continuing with our engaging online program with classes offered 7 days a week We are also offering a small selection of IN-PERSON CLASSES & IN-PERSON CAMPS held LIVE in-person at our studio in Dumbo We offer discounted monthly class packages in all our regular classes both in-person & online. They run by calendar month with a choice of 4/5 weeks or 8/9 weeks and meet once a week.Single day sign ups are offered as one-time taster experiences & are a great way to try out a class to see if it’s the right fit for you. When signing up for single sessions please manage your expectations it is not possible to learn an entire curriculum in one session, you will need a full class course to learn your preferred media of choice or to finish larger projects.

Our huge After School Program for Kids & Teens includes Day camps, after School Clubs, Spring break Camps, Holiday Camps during school recess & most public Holidays PLUS our very popular Summer Camps.

Walk in Policies: While we welcome last minute sign ups & walk ins (numbers permitting), if you have not registered & show up at our studio wanting to join a class or camp, you will be required to fill out a class or camp waiver upon arrival. This is mandatory, even if you attended before or we know you! Filling out the Class or Camp waiver takes a few minutes & will affect your class or camp start time, so we strongly advise registering on our website prior to arrival. Be mindful of other students or campers- Drop off is busy with temperature checks & role call so please help us by registering in advance on our website. We thank you for your cooperation during this challenging time

Please note during the ongoing crisis, anyone attending an in-person Class, Camp, or any other event or activity held in our studio must adhere to CDC & NY Safety guidelines.

  • It is mandatory for all students to wear a mask that covers your nose & mouth upon entering our studio and at all times during your session. No masks are to be removed while in the studio for any reason.
  • Social distance should be observed at all times (as recommended a distance of at least 6 feet apart)
  • We recommend drop off for all classes as we try to limit the amount of traffic to our studio. At this time we ask that any drop off or pick up parents or guardians be kept to a minimum of one per student.
  • Any parent or guardian picking up or dropping off must also wear a mask upon immediate entry to our studio.
  • Please do not bring any non-essential items to our studio, particularly any soft toys or extra clothes etc
  • We do not allow students to share food or drinks.
  • Please speak with your children prior to attending of what is expected of them.
  • For anyone who is not comfortable with adhering to these guidelines or keeping to our policies we suggest signing up for online sessions instead.

We appreciate how tough it is to adapt in these challenging times and we thank you for your cooperation!

Notes:

HEALTH + SAFETY FOR CREATIVELY WILD ART STUDIO

From Sep 1 pertaining to all regular classes, events, parties ( except for summer camp)

  • Masks will be optional for all classes and events including birthday parties at our studio from September 1. ( with the exception of Summer Camp until Sep 9)
  • Those who prefer to wear a face covering are encouraged to do so. *Therefore please do not assume that those wearing a mask are unvaccinated.

Students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask when:

  • Returning to CWAS on the sixth day after testing positive for COVID-19, through day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier.
  • Exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Students + staff, regardless of vaccination status, are strongly recommended to wear a mask:
  • When they were exposed to someone with COVID-19, whether the exposure occurred in the studio or outside the studio. The person should wear a mask for 10 days after their last day of exposure and get tested at least 24 hours apart on day 4 and day 5 of their exposure.
  • When they are moderately to severely immunocompromised and masking is recommended by their healthcare provider.

Health + Safety Best Practices

We continue to ask anyone attending our programs and events to follow best practices when it comes to general health + safety protocols.

  • We will continue to ask clients NOT to attend our programs when exhibiting any symptoms of illnesses that would be contagious.
  • We continue to ask students to be respectful of each other
  • Pick-up and drop-off personnel for minors (and any adult that is not registered) must remain outside the studio to help reduce traffic at our studio + keep everyone safe!
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitizing protocols will remain in effect throughout our studio
  • We continue to ask students to follow good hygiene habits, including the use of hand sanitizer
  • Hand-sanitizing stations will remain throughout our studio.
  • We encourage all students to wash their hands upon entry to the studio and to hand sanitize.
  • We recommend bringing your now personal stash of hand sanitizer with you.
  • NON ESSENTIAL ITEMS Please do not bring any non essential items to our studio like extra clothing, bags, toys, scooters or bicycles!
  • DRINK + NUT FREE SNACKS If you bring drinks and nut free snacks to the studio, please do not share them with other students or members of staff. Please keep all personal belongings to yourself.

Parents + Caregivers

All children’s + Teen + Toddler classes + camps are DROP OFF ONLY.

  • This is for the safety of all our students + staff as we limit traffic to our studio at this time.If your are dropping off or picking up a minor
  • As a parent or guardian, please DO NOT ENTER OUR STUDIO. At pick up, kindly wait outside for your child. We understand the curiosity to enter an Art Studio ( we know- they’re fun!) but please resist the urge to do so and be kind to others and cooperate with this restriction for the sake of your fellow humans.
  • Toddler Students: The only exception for attending with a minor is for Toddler students (if they are below 1.5 yrs), in which case we allow ONLY ONE PARENT OR CAREGIVER is allowed to attend. Any parent or caregiver attending with a toddler must wear a mask to fully cover their nose and mouth at all times while in our studio.
  • If you are signing up on behalf of a minor student please brief your children so they know what is expected of them prior to attending.
  • We also ask in our adult programs that if you have someone picking you up they meet you outside the studio and DO NOT ENTER at any time unless registered for a class.

Our Staff

  • Our staff are fully vaccinated
  • Our staff are trained in our Health + Safety protocol and are in charge of implementing safety guidelines during studio hours.

CPR Training

  • Our top tier of staff and management have completed the American Red Cross Training in Adult and Pedriatic First aid/ CPR/AED with Epinephrine Auto-Injector.

Reviews of Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

(144 Reviews)
Tweens: Beginner Manga + Anime Art

9/15/2022
Laura G

Attended: Tweens: Beginner Manga + Anime Art


James loved it he’s interested n returning I was just tryin to figure the finances - tbh camp wasn’t cheap - hed lik anime/manga again and also animation- James also liked the instructor Charles

Kids: Drawing + Painting Beginner Art Adventure

9/14/2022
Oana P.

Attended: Kids: Drawing + Painting Beginner Art Adventure


I remember my son Luke had a great time. He was interested and engaged throughout, and came out with a big smile on his face. Hope this is useful!

Adult: Beginner Oil Painting

7/11/2022
Michelle F.

Attended: Adult: Beginner Oil Painting


This class was a great way to learn about drawing. The instructor was very friendly and helpful. I developed new skills in just one class. Would highly recommend

Adult: Beginner Drawing Technique

7/6/2022
Sunil B.

Attended: Adult: Beginner Drawing Technique


Instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely go back...

Adult: Beginner Oil Painting

6/30/2022
Samantha T.

Attended: Adult: Beginner Oil Painting


This class was a great way to get painting done in a motivating and friendly environment. All levels welcome. I was happy with the end result.

Adult: Self Expression + Abstract Painting Journey

9/26/2021
Ramsay D.

Attended: Adult: Self Expression + Abstract Painting Journey


To sum up the class up front: I am very glad I took this class and would highly recommend it! I would consider myself an 'intermediate' level abstract painter, but, this is the first class I ever took on the subject, and learned a lot. Maya was the instructor of the class, and she is very knowledgeable and is a great teacher. She would start the class off by explaining techniques using pictures that are in books of various famous abstract painters, and she even went out of her way and brought in a book by Salvador Dali who I had mentioned is one of my favs. She was able to tailor the class for me to subject matters that I felt I needed work on. We started off the course painting smaller pieces (like 4" x 6" and 6" x 9") for the first few days, then started in on the larger canvas that I bought. As I worked on each piece she would check out the painting and offer constructive criticism and give very helpful suggestions as to what each piece needed. And don't let the studios "World's Longest" (my phrase, lol) Liability/Covid Waiver turn you away. Yes, it is long, but class is great, and staff is friendly. So yeah, excellent class, and I am planning to sign up again in the near future to further my skills, and would recommend you sign up.

Teens: Beginner Anime + Manga Drawing

4/26/2021
Daniel C.

Attended: Teens: Beginner Anime + Manga Drawing


My son really enjoyed his session. The instructor was very encouraging and thoroughly explained the objectives given. We def will book again.

Teens: Beginner Anime + Manga Drawing

4/25/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Teens: Beginner Anime + Manga Drawing


Did not worth $75!!!!! Thought supplies will be given to take home. Didn't learn anything & was not educated about the tools you need for anime drawings. And definitely was not educated about anime techniques that were advertised. This was more of a day care center than an actual teen anime art class. Waste of time and money.. Could learn much more on YOUTUBE. Very disappointing

Adult: Foundation Painting for Beginners

4/19/2021
LAURI F.

Attended: Adult: Foundation Painting for Beginners


This course is helping with so many basics. Thank you!!!

Adult: Foundation Painting for Beginners

4/13/2021
LAURI F.

Attended: Adult: Foundation Painting for Beginners


This was an awesome class. I found it was best to consider it as part of a series as some paintings take more than one session. Thank you to instructor Sally!

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98 Water St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo
DUMBO, Brooklyn
98 Water St
Btwn Main & Washington Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Upcoming Classes at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

Teens: Art Portfolio Preparation
Teens: Art Portfolio Preparation
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 4th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm Eastern Time

Teens: Introduction to Street Art + Graffiti
Teens: Introduction to Street Art + Graffiti
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 5th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm Eastern Time

Teens: Beginner Digital Art Techniques with Procreate
Teens: Beginner Digital Art Techniques with Procreate
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 5th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

Kids: After School Beginner Observational Drawing
Kids: After School Beginner Observational Drawing
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 6th, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Teens: Beginner Oil Painting
Teens: Beginner Oil Painting
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 6th, 4:45pm - 6:45pm Eastern Time

Kids Weekend Art Fun: Painting + Mixed Media
Kids Weekend Art Fun: Painting + Mixed Media
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 9th, 9:30am - 11am Eastern Time

Fall Holiday Art Camp for Teens
Fall Holiday Art Camp for Teens
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 5th, 9am - 4pm Eastern Time

Fall Holiday Art Camp for Kids
Fall Holiday Art Camp for Kids
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 5th, 9am - 4pm Eastern Time

Teens: Beginner Drawing + Illustration
Teens: Beginner Drawing + Illustration
Next start date:

Monday Oct 10th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

Adult: Modern Art Master Series
Adult: Modern Art Master Series
Next start date:

Monday Oct 10th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Adult: Beginner Drawing + Illustration Techniques
Adult: Beginner Drawing + Illustration Techniques
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 11th, 10:45am - 12:45pm Eastern Time

Kids: After School Cartoon Drawing
Kids: After School Cartoon Drawing
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 4th, 3pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time

Adult: Drawing from The Right Side of the Brain
Adult: Drawing from The Right Side of the Brain
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 4th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm Eastern Time

Adult: Beginner Digital Art with Procreate
Adult: Beginner Digital Art with Procreate
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 5th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm Eastern Time

Adult: Painting People Portraits
Adult: Painting People Portraits
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 6th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Adult: Beginner Drawing Technique
Adult: Beginner Drawing Technique
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 9th, 10:45am - 12:45pm Eastern Time

Adult: Landscape + Cityscape Painting
Adult: Landscape + Cityscape Painting
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 4th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Kids: Barbie Fashion Design + Found Object Art
Kids: Barbie Fashion Design + Found Object Art
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 12th, 3pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time

Kids: Paint Like the Modern Masters
Kids: Paint Like the Modern Masters
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 6th, 2:45pm - 4:15pm Eastern Time

Adult: Beginner Collage Art + Mixed Media
Adult: Beginner Collage Art + Mixed Media
Next start date:

Friday Oct 7th, 12pm - 2pm Eastern Time

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Teachers at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

Blake "KEO" Lethem Dance Guru Gigi DM Wilding DM Wilding DM & Blu Kevin Kelly Sally Novak This class is non-instructional.
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