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Creatively Wild Art Studio

DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York
(35 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

(35 Reviews)

Lucas Z.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

Great teacher! Great class!

Emily L.

Attended: Adult: Introduction to Still Life Drawing & Painting

We were very disappointed with this class and, honestly, would like our money back. The instructor was an hour late- which we actually didn’t mind all that much. She was not an instructor AT ALL. She provided almost no guidance, no organization and painted over my friend’s painting. We thought she might have been too frazzled as a result of being late. We wanted to walk out and leave but didn’t want to be rude. She was a very nice person- and talented artist... will someone please contact me regarding this session? Thanks, Emily


Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

My teen had a super time, received individual instruction, and wishes to return!

Frankie D.

Attended: Adults: Acrylic Painting (Beginner)

Dally is a patient, wonderful, encouraging teacher! Thanks!

Frankie D.

Attended: Adults: Acrylic Painting (Beginner)

Sally is patient and knowledgeable teacher. Great location. Great class! Thanks!


marni l.

Attended: Toddlers: Hip Hop

Class was really fun but my son was the only participant.

Melinda M.

Attended: Teens: Manga & Cartoon Drawing

Sally is an amazing teacher. My son really enjoys this class and he has grown as an artist. I highly recommend this class for any child who's interested in learning Manga and Cartoon drawing.

Orlando P.

Attended: Teens: Stop Motion Animation

This class was loads of fun for my son. Enjoy!


Attended: Adults: Acrylic Painting (Beginner)

I had Leigha for this class and she was great. She gave me lots of options for paints and mediums; I love the two pieces I made with her help. The studio itself is cool, the owner is very friendly. Highly recommended!


Attended: Adults: Art Exploration (BYOB)

It wasn't made explicitly clear that this wasn't a group but an individual art lesson. The class was nice but I wouldn't recommend doing a private lesson.

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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