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Creatively Wild Art Studio

Kids
DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York
(55 Reviews)

Creatively WILD Art Studio welcomes every age and level in their art classes. We nurture and encourage every student with personal individualized expert one-on-one art instruction.

Art Classes created specifically for you

All of the inspiring art classes are kept small, so each student benefits from the maximum amount of attention from their instructor. We custom create their classes so you can learn the skills to reach your personal goals and explore your own unique creative life. 

We offer a huge variety of inspiring art classes for adults, from total Beginner BYOB Painting or Foundation Art classes, or Beginner Self-Portrait Painting. For the more seasoned artist, there's The Power of Art: Creative Journey. 

Truly believe each student's art is as unique as he or she is

The widely popular art classes are available to every level, from absolute beginner art classes to art classes for the intermediate level or seasoned artist. From ages 2- 100 yrs and beyond are welcome in their warm nurturing studio.

Are not your average Art Class

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.

CreativelY WILD Art Studio is open every day, including weekends, and we offer a comprehensive art program of after school programs for kids and teens of all ages and levels including Teens Cartooning and Manga, Steampunk and 3D Art, Fashion Design and Illustration, and Kids Art Adventure and Self Expression. We also offer art camps all through the summer and on select school holidays throughout the year. 

Our peaceful art studio is set in an authentic artists' loft in the hub of Dumbo’s creative community, a sacred space for you to delve freely into art, develop skills, and express yourself.

Our art studio is nurturing, warm, relaxing and above all wildly creative. Our professional art instructors will guide you on your own creative journey. With our warm personalized approach, you will find true fulfillment and the confidence to reach your goals. We listen to our students and design our classes around your personal needs and goals. 

FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse?  
Our popular Toddler Art Adventures are offered everyday for ages 24 months–four years.  

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit about your history? 
For the past seven 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 6–8 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 be back.

Reviews of Creatively Wild Art Studio

(55 Reviews)

4/2/2018
Julie K

Attended: Kids Summer Art Camp - (Half Day)


This is the most special place for children to do incredible art and their creativity. My children have been going to art classes here for the last 3 years and absolutely love it. Creatively Wild Art has incredible teachers who nurture the kids skills as an artist as being a good person. I could not think of a more special place for my kids to go for incredible art and to be loved and nurtured.

4/2/2018
Sharon N

Attended: Kids Summer Art Camp - (Half Day)


I absolutely adore Creatively Wild because I feel like my kids get an authentic art studio experience with outdoor time at the foot of the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge Park! DM, Murphy and the outstanding team at CW are so respectful of the little Picassos who come through the door - I have been blown away by the volume and quality of REAL art projects that the kids have come home with! This is THE place to go for intercession camps, summer camps - they are super flexible as well! DM also has a real talent for hiring teaching artists who get young kids and have a real respect and reverence for budding artists! Bravo - take a BOW Creatively Wild!

4/2/2018
Jaime P

Attended: Kids Summer Art Camp - (Half Day)


I've now sent my 7 year old son to several half- and full-day camp sessions and my 2.5 year old daughter to weekly classes, and I cannot say enough about DM and her wonderful program and staff. My children have tons of fun and feel perfectly at home in the Creatively Wild studio, and the artwork they bring home is truly impressive. The teachers provide a little bit of guidance but it is clear from the pride on the kids' faces that they have put time, hard work and heart into their creations. Highly recommend.

4/2/2018
Natasha G

Attended: Teen Summer Art Camp (Ages 10 - 17)


Let's Get Creatively Wild Summer Camp is an amazing, unrivaled experience for children who already love and practice art and those who want to learn techniques and work in multiple mediums. As a mother and a former art student (I was fortunate to have intensive art education from early childhood until college, where I minored in studio art and art history) I can attest to the expert instruction and true aesthetic appreciation provided by founder DM Wilding, Jane Brody and the other incredible professional artist-teachers. They possess the unique skill of recognizing each child's individual talent and potential while providing a fun group adventure that builds social as well as artistic skills. This is not like typical classes offered for children. They offer drop-off sessions for camp as well as a variety of classes throughout the year. You owe it to your child to develop her or his artistic personality. You will be impressed by the works your child brings home. We're talking gallery quality.

4/2/2018
Sharon N

Attended: Teen Summer Art Camp (Ages 10 - 17)


I absolutely adore Creatively Wild because I feel like my kids get an authentic art studio experience with outdoor time at the foot of the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge Park! DM, Murphy and the outstanding team at CW are so respectful of the little Picassos who come through the door - I have been blown away by the volume and quality of REAL art projects that the kids have come home with! This is THE place to go for intercession camps, summer camps - they are super flexible as well! DM also has a real talent for hiring teaching artists who get young kids and have a real respect and reverence for budding artists! Bravo - take a BOW Creatively Wild!

4/2/2018
Siu Ping N

Attended: Teen Summer Art Camp (Ages 10 - 17)


My 10 year old daughter has been taking art classes with DM for 3 years. She is the coolest and most fun loving art teacher ever. She is able to bring out the creative spirit in anyone. What makes DM unique is how she can teach the kids techniques and artistry infused with fun, self-expression.

4/2/2018
Julie K

Attended: Kids Summer Art Camp - (Full Day)


This is the most special place for children to do incredible art and their creativity. My children have been going to art classes here for the last 3 years and absolutely love it. Creatively Wild Art has incredible teachers who nurture the kids skills as an artist as being a good person. I could not think of a more special place for my kids to go for incredible art and to be loved and nurtured.

4/2/2018
Sharon N

Attended: Kids Summer Art Camp - (Full Day)


I absolutely adore Creatively Wild because I feel like my kids get an authentic art studio experience with outdoor time at the foot of the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge Park! DM, Murphy and the outstanding team at CW are so respectful of the little Picassos who come through the door - I have been blown away by the volume and quality of REAL art projects that the kids have come home with! This is THE place to go for intercession camps, summer camps - they are super flexible as well! DM also has a real talent for hiring teaching artists who get young kids and have a real respect and reverence for budding artists! Bravo - take a BOW Creatively Wild!

4/2/2018
Jaime P

Attended: Kids Summer Art Camp - (Full Day)


I've now sent my 7 year old son to several half- and full-day camp sessions and my 2.5 year old daughter to weekly classes, and I cannot say enough about DM and her wonderful program and staff. My children have tons of fun and feel perfectly at home in the Creatively Wild studio, and the artwork they bring home is truly impressive. The teachers provide a little bit of guidance but it is clear from the pride on the kids' faces that they have put time, hard work and heart into their creations. Highly recommend.

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4/2/2018
Julie K

Attended: Kids: Summer Animation Camp


This is the most special place for children to do incredible art and their creativity. My children have been going to art classes here for the last 3 years and absolutely love it. Creatively Wild Art has incredible teachers who nurture the kids skills as an artist as being a good person. I could not think of a more special place for my kids to go for incredible art and to be loved and nurtured.

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33 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Creatively Wild Art Studio
DUMBO, Brooklyn
33 Washington St
Btwn Plymouth & Water Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Upcoming Classes at Creatively Wild Art Studio

Teen Creatively Wild Art Camp
Next start date:

Monday May 28th, 9:30am

Creatively Wild Art Camps for Kids Ages 5- 9yrs
Next start date:

Monday May 28th, 9:30am

Kids: Animation Camp
Next start date:

Monday May 28th, 9:30am

Toddlers: Art Adventure
Next start date:

Monday May 28th, 9:30am

Toddlers: Afternoon Adventure
Next start date:

Tuesday May 29th, 2:30pm

Teens: Drawing & Painting (Intermediate)
Next start date:

Tuesday May 29th, 4:30pm

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons
Next start date:

Friday Jun 1st, 4:30pm

Kids: Learn to Draw for Beginners (Ages 5-9)
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 2nd, 10am

Kids: Self-Expression in Art
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Saturday Jun 2nd, 10:30am

Teens: Build a Portfolio
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 3rd, 12:30pm

Kids: Hip Hop & Tumbling
Next start date:

Monday Jun 4th, 4pm

Teen: Foundation Drawing (Beginner)
Next start date:

Monday Jun 4th, 4:30pm

Toddler: Summer Morning Art Adventure
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 10th, 9am

Kids Introduction to Animation: Stop-Motion & More!
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 10th, 10am

Teen Adv. Animation: Multimedia Experimental Animation
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 10th, 12pm

Adult: Introduction to Still Life Drawing & Painting
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 10th, 1pm

Kids Summer Art Camp - (Full Day)
Next start date:

Monday Jun 11th, 9am

Toddler Summer Art Camp
Next start date:

Monday Jun 11th, 9am

Kids Summer Art Camp - (Half Day)
Next start date:

Monday Jun 11th, 9am

Teens: Animation Camp (Summer)
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Monday Jun 11th, 9am

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