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Creatively Wild Art Studio

DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York
(11 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. 


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

(11 Reviews)

Kimberly K.

Attended: Adults: Introduction to Portraits

Great class!! So much fun and I learned so much! Tara Dixon is an amazing artist and teacher, she took the time to figure out what inspired me and helped me move in that direction, really opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities! I would highly recommend this class and studio to anyone and everyone!

Sophia F.

Attended: Kids Barbie Fashion Design

My daughter was extremely happy with the class. I definitely recommend it!

Mia S.

Attended: Adults: The Power of Art

Mia S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Comic Book Drawing: Manga and Cartooning (Teens)

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Mayson H.

Attended: Fall Art Camp for Kids (Ages 5-9 years)

Mayson H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Fall Art Camp for Teens (Ages 10 - 17)

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Reena A.

Attended: Portrait Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media (Beginner)

Reena A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Sasini T.

Attended: Foundation Art in Drawing, Painting and Sculpture

Sasini T. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Portrait Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media (Beginner)

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Andrea A.

Attended: Adults: The Power of Art

Andrea A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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