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.
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.
I enjoyed my first watercolor class! Thank you.
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!
Very fun class in a small setting (4 students in total) which allowed the instructor to give everyone the attention they needed.
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.
Gwen was really chill! :)
The space was very tiny because it was for little kids. In the beginning there was little guidance and instructions so people ended up asking lots of questions on how to start. There were only 3 color choices, and the options for take home projects were revealed at the end. The instructor did not walk around enough to see how people are doing. However, I enjoyed the exposure to carving stamps and managed to create a sham.
patient well informed teacher great setting.
Alison B. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Marije B. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.