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Private Picassos Art Studio & Shop

Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York
(20 Reviews)

Private Picassos provides custom art lessons and activities throughout the Tri-State area and at our Art Studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  

We believe in the intrinsic power of the arts and strive to help build self confidence in our students. In addition to refining our students’ fine motor skills, our program also improves their verbal and visual vocabularies and helps them discover new and exciting art techniques. All of our classes focus on exploration of materials and creative problem-solving rather than mimicry of adult-level art mechanics. We emphasize art instruction grounded in the intuitive elements of the fine arts, not merely on arts and crafts. We strive to provide our students with a better appreciation of the arts and their own thoughts and abilities.

All of Private Picassos' art instructors have extensive experience teaching art to students of all ages, and almost all have degrees in art education. Many of our competitors hire artists, rather than art teachers. This distinction is very important; not only have our art teachers been trained in formal art pedagogy and have teaching experience, but they have also made a conscious decision to teach art to children and adults.

We have built a strong reputation by consistently delivering high quality programming at our client’s convenience and have been recognized by online, television and print publications, including the TODAY Show, PIX11 News, The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business and NY Family Magazine.

Learn new techniques with our trained instructors and explore art materials on your own. Create your own masterpiece without the restrictions of "copying" the teacher. All workshops are BYOB to get the creative juices flowing! Students will also get 10% off any purchases in our Shop that they make that night.


Reviews of Private Picassos Art Studio & Shop

(20 Reviews)


Attended: Watercolor Exploration - Floral Inspiration

The instructor was a doll, but I was hoping to have more dedicated guidance on the course. I know two hours is a short amount of time to become an expert in watercolor painting, but we learned the basic foundational techniques of wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry-on-dry. Beyond that, we didn't have enough instruction, rather we were given floral arrangements and were thrown in on the process. What I would have liked was more instruction on color-mixing, use of complementary colors, blending, and even more in-depth brush techniques.


Attended: Watercolor Exploration

the instructor was friendly but did not really teach us how to use watercolor or explained techniques unless you asked her how to do something.

Iris v.

Attended: Watercolor Exploration

When my friends and I arrived at the class we just sat down and we got a piece of paper and that was it. The lady our teacher she was very nice but didn’t explain anything. And as it is a ‘class’ and we payed 45$ each we kind of expected to learn something.


Attended: Watercolor Exploration

This was a fun class exploring water color! However, I wish there had been a little more structure to the class.

Joanna N.

Attended: Watercolor Exploration

So fun and relaxing! Our teacher was very informative and gave us plenty of time and supplies to try out new techniques. I went with a group of four friends and we had a blast.


Attended: Introduction to Watercolor

I enjoyed my first watercolor class! Thank you.

Ginny K.

Attended: Block Printing Tote Bags

This class was really fun! I would recommend it to anyone looking to learn how to do linoleum block printing. You get a cute tote bag, you design yourself, out of it. I'm hooked!


Attended: Block Printing Tote Bags

Very fun class in a small setting (4 students in total) which allowed the instructor to give everyone the attention they needed.

Sherri M.

Attended: Block Printing Tote Bags

This class was so fun! The instructor was knowledgeable, candid, and made learning this totally unknown medium to me very accessible. I hope to continue block printing on my own with what I learned in this class.

Amber C.

Attended: Watercolor Resist Paintings

Gwen was really chill! :)

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237 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Private Picassos Art Studio & Shop
Park Slope, Brooklyn
237 5th Ave
At Carroll St
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Upcoming Classes at Private Picassos Art Studio & Shop

Watercolor Exploration
Next start date:

Friday Apr 6th, 7pm

Acrylic on Canvas
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 7th, 7pm

Watercolor Card Creation
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Friday Apr 13th, 7pm

DIY Stamp Creation
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Saturday Apr 14th, 7pm

Quick & Easy Printmaking
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 21st, 7pm

Watercolor Exploration - Floral Inspiration
Next start date:

Friday May 4th, 7pm

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