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DM Wilding

Teaches at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

Founder & CEO of Creatively WILD Art Studio/ Art Instructor Donna-Maree Wilding (DM Wilding) was born in Auckland, New Zealand, where she graduated from the Auckland University in 1993.Her work has been exhibited in New Zealand (“Life of a Pebble”, Gallery of the Aukland University, Aukland, 1994; “Decalogue”, Artemus Gallery, Aukland, 1996), in U.K. (“New of works”, Open studio at Lincon st. Chelsea, London, 1998), ed in Italy (“Breath”, installation ina farm in Fondi, Fondi, 2003; “New of Works”, Laboratorio La. Na., Napoli Studi Aperti, 2005).Her installation of “We are Happy” was exhibited in New York City’s award-winning space Issue Project Rooms. DM has been teaching private and group art classes for over 20 years. DM’s warm, inspirational and uplifting teaching approach to art expression brings creative encouragement to the children, teens and adults that she works with. DM has developed and taught programs for “LeAP”, funded by The Bloomberg Project, which was formed to transform schools in the South Bronx. DM has worked as an art instructor in New York at The Art Studio NY where she also headed and founded the children’s multi-media program. She has also taught at Harlem Village Academies “Find Your Passion” program (a school that President Obama describes as a model for the national education agenda and what Mayor Bloomberg calls “the poster child for this country”).

Reviews of DM Wilding

(88 Reviews)
Teen Digital Art & Design

7/22/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Teen Digital Art & Design


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teen Digital Art & Design

7/16/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Teen Digital Art & Design


I really enjoy this class and what I’m learning each week.

Kids Superhero Cartoon & Comic Book Drawing

7/16/2020
Yolanda F.

Attended: Kids Superhero Cartoon & Comic Book Drawing


Yolanda F. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teen Digital Art & Design

7/9/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Teen Digital Art & Design


I like the course. Want to keep learning stuff on animation

Manga Art & Cartoon Drawing for Teens

6/28/2020
ESTHER W.

Attended: Manga Art & Cartoon Drawing for Teens


ESTHER W. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Kids Beginner Drawing and Illustration

6/15/2020
Agustina L.

Attended: Kids Beginner Drawing and Illustration


Agustina L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

5/23/2020
Jane A.

Attended: Watercolor Painting for Beginners


The instructor was terrific, adapted his class as we worked together to address my skill level and interests. I learned a lot, found the class valuable and very engaging.

Adult Beginners Guide to Oil Painting

5/19/2020
Kathryn M.

Attended: Adult Beginners Guide to Oil Painting


Kathryn M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

5/2/2020
Alex W.

Attended: Watercolor Painting for Beginners


The teacher had an individual approach which helped a lot and the lessons were a lot of fun and the teacher is also a very patient person who likes teaching.

Manga Art & Cartoon Drawing for Teens

4/28/2020
Allison A.

Attended: Manga Art & Cartoon Drawing for Teens


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

Adult Beginners Guide to Oil Painting

4/22/2020
Ina W.

Attended: Adult Beginners Guide to Oil Painting


Great guidance!

Virtual Cartoon & Comic Book Drawing

4/8/2020
Michelle P.

Attended: Virtual Cartoon & Comic Book Drawing


Nice projects for the kids. I had to remove one star because there was too much background noise from the participants. Going forward, please mute everyone's mic by default unless a question is being asked.

Virtual Cartoon & Comic Book Drawing

4/8/2020
Sue A.

Attended: Virtual Cartoon & Comic Book Drawing


The class was disappointing especially for the cost. 1) The teacher did two drawings based on a pre-existing relationship with other children and then did free draw as an option for the last drawing. If it was an in person class, that would be understandable but in an online class, it is not as if the teacher can walk the room and give feedback. My child can draw on his own freely whenever he chooses and I found it inappropriate to pay for a teacher to online to tell kids to free draw for 15 minutes. 2) The class did not address any teaching on comic book drawing and was not reflective of the title of the class. 3) Two parents spoke non-stop in the background and the teacher should have taken control, muted or told the parents to take their conversation elsewhere. Overall very disappointing and not our typical experience.

Manga Art & Cartoon Drawing for Teens

3/8/2020
Jovanne M.

Attended: Manga Art & Cartoon Drawing for Teens


Jovanne M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Foundation Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media

2/25/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Foundation Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Abstract Painting & Self Expression

12/13/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Abstract Painting & Self Expression


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult: Introduction to Landscape Painting

11/26/2019
Rochelle G.

Attended: Adult: Introduction to Landscape Painting


Rochelle G. gave this class 2 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Digital Drawing & Graphic Design for Beginners

11/15/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Digital Drawing & Graphic Design for Beginners


I got exactly the direct, personalized instruction related to the project I'm working on. It was exactly what I needed.

Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop

11/10/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop


Love my teacher- Chris! She's awesome! I was a total beginner to oil painting, she was very patient and knowledgeable to teach me how to mix and blend, and she stayed open-minded to help me experimenting with abstract forms and colors. I am very intrigued to oil paintings now and would love to do more. The only concern is the price of the class + canvas expense is slightly over my budget. A package deal for $50/per class would be ideal to me.

Adult: Introduction to Landscape Painting

10/22/2019
Polina T.

Attended: Adult: Introduction to Landscape Painting


Polina T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

9/2/2019
Orianna N.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Orianna N. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

8/31/2019
Lowell W.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Fantastic!

Teens: Advanced Painting, Drawing & Mixed-Media

8/28/2019
Cypress F.

Attended: Teens: Advanced Painting, Drawing & Mixed-Media


Cypress F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

8/23/2019
Jacqueline C.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Jacqueline C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult: Portrait Painting for Beginners- Intermediate

8/5/2019
Tatjana R.

Attended: Adult: Portrait Painting for Beginners- Intermediate


Tatjana R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: Stop Motion Animation Camp

7/31/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Teens: Stop Motion Animation Camp


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

7/27/2019
Joshua T.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


I love this class wiil be attending again in a few weeks.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

7/21/2019
Summer K.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Summer K. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

7/17/2019
Ebony R.

Attended: Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation


The teacher was really helpful, he showed me apps I could use to do stop motion animation and he helped me develop ideas into a video. I totally recommend this course for beginners.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

7/9/2019
Yolanda O.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Yolanda O. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

7/5/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation


Long drive

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

7/1/2019
Jerri S.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


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

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

5/28/2019
Lowell W.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


I really liked it! I wished it was longer and I feel like I should have had more help and tips. It would have been good to be able to try some of the tips on a smaller sheet of paper to practice before doing them on the main drawing. I highly recommend this class for other kids! Even if you’re not into manga drawing, it’s still worth it. In all, I loved this class and will take it again.

Teen Art Camp (Half Day)

4/17/2019
Jessica S.

Attended: Teen Art Camp (Half Day)


Loved our teacher and really happy with the work we brought home.

Adult: Creative Drawing for Total Beginners

4/3/2019
Karina G.

Attended: Adult: Creative Drawing for Total Beginners


Karina G. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

3/10/2019
matthew l.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


my son absolutely love the class hope you have more class like that

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

3/3/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult Summer Art Class: Oil Painting (BYOB) Saturdays

2/12/2019
Carolyn H.

Attended: Adult Summer Art Class: Oil Painting (BYOB) Saturdays


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

Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop

2/11/2019
Bridget M.

Attended: Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop


Bridget M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop

2/11/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop


So much fun!!

Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop

2/11/2019
Mary J.

Attended: Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop


Mary J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

2/3/2019
Esther C.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Great teacher

Adult: Creative Drawing for Total Beginners

1/30/2019
Abra H.

Attended: Adult: Creative Drawing for Total Beginners


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

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

1/27/2019
Joel Antonio O.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Joel Antonio O. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Painting 101 for Total Beginners

12/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Painting 101 for Total Beginners


It was only me that showed up and the teacher apologized bc she just got back from Russia and her English was bad. It was because she was really hard to understand; even basic sentences. She was really nice but I didn’t learn a thing and she just poured the paints and watched me. She did help me draw but no painting instruction at all. It was a total waste of my time and money. I ended up leaving with a half painted piece that looked terrible. It’s still there, at their studio.

Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

12/9/2018
camile D.

Attended: Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation


camile D. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

BYOB Beginner Oil Painting

12/7/2018
Tyler T.

Attended: BYOB Beginner Oil Painting


Tyler T. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult: Foundation Art for Beginners to Intermediate

11/20/2018
Samuel Y.

Attended: Adult: Foundation Art for Beginners to Intermediate


Close, intimate class where guidance is distributed very evenly and fairly throughout the participants. Will come back based on my schedule matching up this course’s!

Painting 101 for Total Beginners

11/18/2018
Michael S.

Attended: Painting 101 for Total Beginners


This was a wonderful class. I have no real painting training or experience, and Chris taught me so much about basic paint and brush techniques. I highly recommend this class, and I will be returning.

Kids: Drawing 101 for Total Beginners

10/28/2018
Cameron D.

Attended: Kids: Drawing 101 for Total Beginners


Cameron D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

10/14/2018
Makaylah F.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


My 11 year old daughter loved this class and wants to take another class very soon. She LOVED her instructor ♡ Makaylah Fernandez

Kids: Drawing 101 for Total Beginners

10/14/2018
Cameron D.

Attended: Kids: Drawing 101 for Total Beginners


Cameron D. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

10/13/2018
Khadija K.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Khadija K. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

10/8/2018
Tiya S.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


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

Adult: Foundation Art for Beginners to Intermediate

9/12/2018
Allison S.

Attended: Adult: Foundation Art for Beginners to Intermediate


Sally is the best! Highly recommend.

Teens: Animation Camp (Summer)

8/29/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Teens: Animation Camp (Summer)


My son really liked everything he did during the course

Adult: Introduction to Abstract Painting Beg. - Int.

8/19/2018
Gail O.

Attended: Adult: Introduction to Abstract Painting Beg. - Int.


Hi. The course was wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone!!!

Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners

8/15/2018
Michelle S.

Attended: Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners


Fun class. Our instructor tailored the class to meet the different needs of each student. So it doesn't matter what style you want to learn, pencil, watercolor, pen & ink, manga - the instructor will start you off in the proper direction for any style.

Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners

7/31/2018
Nadine B.

Attended: Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners


Expert instruction in a beautiful active art studio!!! I learned sooo much! So glad I took this class and will definitely take more.

Adult: Introduction to Still Life Drawing & Painting

7/30/2018
Arlene C.

Attended: Adult: Introduction to Still Life Drawing & Painting


Arlene C. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult: Introduction to Still Life Drawing & Painting

7/23/2018
Matthew G.

Attended: Adult: Introduction to Still Life Drawing & Painting


Matthew G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners

7/16/2018
Chelsey L.

Attended: Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners


I learned so much and met some really lovely people!

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

7/8/2018
Kate B.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Kate B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

6/23/2018
Chelsea J.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


My daughter has attended twice she really likes it and has learned a lot.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

6/15/2018
Justin R.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Justin R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult: Introduction to Abstract Painting Beg. - Int.

5/26/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Adult: Introduction to Abstract Painting Beg. - Int.


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

4/1/2018
Oona K.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Oona K. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: Fundamentals of Drawing

3/31/2018
Melody S.

Attended: Teens: Fundamentals of Drawing


The class was so much fun! The teachers were wonderful!

Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners

3/19/2018
Daisy P.

Attended: Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners


Daisy P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop

3/3/2018
Sarah S.

Attended: Adult At Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop


Sarah S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult: Introduction to Abstract Painting Beg. - Int.

2/20/2018
Scott B.

Attended: Adult: Introduction to Abstract Painting Beg. - Int.


Great instructor! Great time

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

2/17/2018
Lucas Z.

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


Great teacher! Great class!

Adult: Introduction to Still Life Drawing & Painting

1/20/2018
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

Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons

12/24/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Teens: The Art of Manga & Drawing Cartoons


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

Teens: Graphic Novel & Drawing Cartoon Characters

12/7/2017
Aharon M.

Attended: Teens: Graphic Novel & Drawing Cartoon Characters


Aharon M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adults: Introduction to Portrait Painting

11/23/2017
Raynelda C.

Attended: Adults: Introduction to Portrait Painting


Raynelda C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners

11/17/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Adult Drawing for Complete Beginners


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Painting 101 for Total Beginners

10/20/2017
Frankie D.

Attended: Painting 101 for Total Beginners


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

Painting 101 for Total Beginners

10/16/2017
Frankie D.

Attended: Painting 101 for Total Beginners


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

Teens: Manga & Cartoon Drawing

10/8/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Teens: Manga & Cartoon Drawing


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: Manga & Cartoon Drawing

9/24/2017
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.

Teens: Manga & Cartoon Drawing

9/17/2017
Melinda M.

Attended: Teens: Manga & Cartoon Drawing


Melinda M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

7/3/2017
Orlando P.

Attended: Teens: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation


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

Adults: Art Exploration (BYOB)

6/11/2017
Anonymous

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.

Adults: The Power of Art

6/7/2017
Yaritza C.

Attended: Adults: The Power of Art


Yaritza C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Adults: The Power of Art

2/14/2017
Mia S.

Attended: Adults: The Power of Art


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

Kids Art Camp (Full Day)

10/11/2016
Mayson H.

Attended: Kids Art Camp (Full Day)


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

Teen Art Camp (Half Day)

10/9/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Teen Art Camp (Half Day)


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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