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Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York
(91 Reviews)

Dumbo's beloved Creatively WILD Art Studio was founded by international artist DM Wilding in 2009, we are celebrating 10 years in Dumbo!
Offering a huge variety of inspiring art classes for all ages and levels and we are open 7 days a week! 

Art Classes are offered for Toddlers (2-4 yrs), Kids (5-9 yrs), Teens (10-17 yrs) & advanced Teens (14-17 yrs) 
FULL ART PROGRAM for Adults with evening classes & afternoons & weekends!

Classes in Painting, Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Oil Painting, Abstract Painting, Landscape Painting, Still Life Drawing & Painting, Found Object Art, Mixed Media, Fashion Design (for Kids) Portfolio Preparation Classes for Teens, Cartooning, Manga Art, Still life & Abstract Painting, Portrait Painting, ART THERAPY for adults, Stop Motion Animation &  2D Computer Animation for Advanced Teens.

One hour Toddler Art Adventures for 2-4 yr olds are offered daily weekdays & weekends

Art Camps for Toddlers, Kids, Teens & Animation Camps for Kids or Teens are offered on school recess & most public holidays. 

Last minute Drop ins in all our classes & camps are available on our website! 

Private sessions, workshops & our 5 ***** (Yelp) Birthday Parties & much, much more! Come in and say hello! 

Engaging classes to keep you motivated!

The expert creative team headed by international artist, DM Wilding, specializes in enriching your creative life to it's highest potential. Whether your interests lie in drawing, painting, mixed-media, found object art, collage, sculpture, figure painting, cartooning, (and much more) you will embrace your creative voice, as you discover your own self expression, while developing your skills.
Our peaceful art studio is set in the hub of Dumbo’s creative community, a sacred space for you to delve freely into art, develop skills, and express yourself. 

Our instructors are professional teaching artists working in the industry. We offer a warm personalized approach, nurturing encouragement and critical feedback!At our studio everyone is an individual, we value each student's creative expression and encourage it! Learn professional skills and build confidence- reach your goals. 


What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse? 

Our Adult classes are amazing, some of our students book with a group of friends, fun BYOB classes after work or gentle relaxing weekend classes. Art Therapy Color Workshops, Foundation Art and Abstract Art instruction.
Our open modern air-conditioned studio is super relaxing and our professional teachers are non judgmental and offer super feedback.  We welcome everyone to work at their own pace! 
Sign up for 6 weeks and get professional results with your work, learn skills that you can apply to further artistic pursuits and creations and create finished pieces of work.

Our popular Kids and Teen after school program is perfect for all levels, our Teens Manga & Cartooning Class is second to none!
For Teens, we also offer a great Portfolio Preparation Class perfect for students who want to pursue a life in the arts, we have had many teens get into some of the top schools in New York including Pratt.

Kids love our inspiring classes, learning to draw and illustrate or working with found object art and creating 3D effects. Painting and Cartooning too!

And our engaging Toddler Art Program for little ones, where Toddlers actually use and work with professional artistic materials, and learn techniques, they get to make choices, classes are offered for one hour and two hours!

Creatively WILD is also a very popular spot for Brooklyn Birthday Parties, read our  5 ***** Reviews on Yelp. Whether its a children's party or a large corporate session, or out of town group, we offer something for everyone with fun party themes and lots of fun add ons! Our Birthday Parties are not cookie- cutter, we customize each event to your needs. Our studio holds up to 35 and can accommodate a large number of guests up to 200 for larger space!

Creatively WILD is also well known for its Summer Art Camps are some of the best in Brooklyn. Easy to sign up with open registration all Summer long Mondays-Fridays from June to September. we also offer Art Camps all year round during school recess and most public Holidays. Offered for Toddlers, Kids or Teens. We also offer Stop Motion Animation Camps for Kids or Teens & 2D Computer Animation Camps for advanced Teens.

Private sessions are offered in the studio according to your own preference of dates and times, hours can be spread out over a period of weeks. Perfect for those with tricky schedules, out of towners/ visitors to NYC or if you want to work on a specific project and get it finished, or simply learn some new skills!

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit about your history? 
We are celebrating 10 Years! Creatively Wild has been a cornerstone of Dumbo's community, providing the neighborhood with innovative art classes for all ages and levels, scholarship programs and free public art programs and events under the visionary leadership of founder DM Wilding. Wilding initially led the Expressive Arts Program for Jim Pugliese’s after-school project, LEAP RAVE. The program was awarded the PASEsetter Award, The New York Life Award and the MetLife After-School Innovator Award. Wilding was also selected as an artist-in-residence at Harlem Village Academis' Find Your Passion program, where she played a key role in the initiative and created mixed media classes. HVA has been praised by both President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg, and deemed a model for the national education agenda. 

What is your average class size? 
Our average class size is 6–MAX 8 students. Our classes are small so you receive personal art instruction geared especially for your needs as an individual.  

What is your typical student like? What are their goals? 
Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned professional artist, our creative family is dedicated to empowering you or your child with art “tools” to hear your own creative voice and find the freedom of true creative self-expression as you open up to a world of creativity where anything is possible. 

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class? 
Dumbo is an incredible community nestled between the majestic Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, and packed with art galleries, shops and fun restaurants, and bars. Dumbo also has gorgeous parks with breathtaking unbridled views of Downtown Manhattan. Take a stroll in Brooklyn Bridge Park with its many scenic views, visit the carousel for a $1 ride, or walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Accessible by subway, one stop from Manhattan (F to York Street or A/ C to High street). Ferries and boats are also available seasonally. Dumbo has emerged as one of New York City's premier arts districts, with a cluster of for-profit art galleries. There is so much to do and see, if you have never been you will keep coming back!

Reviews of Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

(91 Reviews)
Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

Lowell W.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

Joshua T.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

I love this class wiil be attending again in a few weeks.

Adult Summer Art Class: DUMBO Plein Air-Drawing

Cheryl S.

Attended: Adult Summer Art Class: DUMBO Plein Air-Drawing

Gerardo is an excellent teacher with a lot of patience in understanding my questions and helping me to complete my watercolor in the time allotted. I truly enjoyed my two hours with him during we discussed art and his own work.

Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

Ebony R.

Attended: Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

The teacher was really helpful, he showed me apps I could use to do stop motion animation and he helped me develop ideas into a video. I totally recommend this course for beginners.

Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation


Attended: Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

Long drive

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

Lowell W.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

I really liked it! I wished it was longer and I feel like I should have had more help and tips. It would have been good to be able to try some of the tips on a smaller sheet of paper to practice before doing them on the main drawing. I highly recommend this class for other kids! Even if you’re not into manga drawing, it’s still worth it. In all, I loved this class and will take it again.

Teen Art Camp (Half Day)

Jessica S.

Attended: Teen Art Camp (Half Day)

Loved our teacher and really happy with the work we brought home.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

matthew l.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

my son absolutely love the class hope you have more class like that

Adult Painting Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop


Attended: Adult Painting Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop

So much fun!!

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

Esther C.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

Great teacher

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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

Teachers at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

DM Wilding Sally Novak This class is non-instructional.