Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

Art
DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York
(64 Reviews)




Dumbo's beloved Creatively WILD Art Studio was founded by international artist DM Wilding in 2009, we are celebrating 10 years in Dumbo!
Offering a huge variety of inspiring art classes for all ages and levels and we are open 7 days a week! 

Art Classes are offered for Toddlers (2-4 yrs), Kids (5-9 yrs), Teens (10-17 yrs) & advanced Teens (14-17 yrs) 
FULL ART PROGRAM for Adults with evening classes & afternoons & weekends!

Discounted 6 or our NEW 12 wk sessions (which include even bigger discounts) in Painting, Drawing, Found Object Art, Mixed Media, Fashion Design (for Kids) Portfolio Preparation Classes for Teens, Cartooning, Manga Art, Still life & Abstract Painting, Portrait Painting, Abstract Painting, Stop Motion Animation & our NEW 2D Computer Animation for Advanced Teens.

One hour Toddler Art Adventures for 2-4 yr olds are offered 3 times daily, and our new two hour sessions! 

Art & Animation Camps are offered on school recess & most public holidays. Last minute Drop ins in all our classes & camps are available on our website! 

Private sessions, workshops & our 5 ***** (Yelp) Birthday Parties & much, much more! Come in and say hello! 


Engaging classes to keep you motivated!

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

Our instructors are all professional teaching artists working in the industry. We offer a warm personalized approach, nurturing encouragement and critical feedback!At our studio everyone is an individual, we value each student's creative expression and encourage it! Learn professional skills and build confidence- reach your goals. 

FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse? 

Our Adult classes are amazing, some of our students book with a group of friends, fun BYOB classes after work or gentle relaxing weekend classes.
Our open modern air-conditioned studio is super relaxing and our professional teachers are non judgmental and offer super feedback.  We welcome everyone to work at their own pace! 
Sign up for 6 weeks and get professional results with your work, learn skills that you can apply to further artistic pursuits and creations and create finished pieces of work.

Our popular Kids and Teen after school program is perfect for all levels, our Teens Manga & Cartooning Class is second to none!
For Teens, we also offer a great Portfolio Preparation Class perfect for students who want to pursue a life in the arts, we have had many teens get into some of the top schools in New York including Pratt.

Kids love our inspiring classes, learning to draw and illustrate or working with found object art and creating 3D effects. Painting and Cartooning too!

And our engaging Toddler Art Program for little ones, where Toddlers actually use and work with professional artistic materials, and learn techniques, they get to make choices, classes are offered for one hour and two hours!

Creatively WILD is also a very popular spot for Brooklyn Birthday Parties, read our  5 ***** Reviews on Yelp. Whether its a children's party or a large corporate session, or out of town group, we offer something for everyone with fun party themes and lots of fun add ons! Our Birthday Parties are not cookie- cutter, we customize each event to your needs. Our studio holds up to 35 and can accommodate a large number of guests up to 200 for larger space!

Creatively WILD is also well known for its Summer Art Camps are some of the best in Brooklyn. Easy to sign up with open registration all Summer long Mondays-Fridays from June to September. we also offer Art Camps all year round during school recess and most public Holidays. Offered for Toddlers, Kids or Teens. We also offer Stop Motion Animation Camps for Kids or Teens & 2D Computer Animation Camps for advanced Teens.

Private sessions are offered in the studio according to your own preference of dates and times, hours can be spread out over a period of weeks. Perfect for those with tricky schedules, out of towners/ visitors to NYC or if you want to work on a specific project and get it finished, or simply learn some new skills!

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit about your history? 
We are celebrating 10 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–MAX 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 keep coming back!

Reviews of Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

(64 Reviews)
Kids: Stop Motion Animation Camp

1/2/2019
Chloe M.

Attended: Kids: Stop Motion Animation Camp


My 8 year old loved the class and plans to attend another animation camp

Adult: Beginner Acrylic Painting 101 (BYOB)

12/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Adult: Beginner Acrylic Painting 101 (BYOB)


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.

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!

Adult: Beginner Acrylic Painting 101 (BYOB)

11/18/2018
Michael S.

Attended: Adult: Beginner Acrylic Painting 101 (BYOB)


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.

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

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.

Show More Reviews
Questions about this school?
98 Water St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo
DUMBO, Brooklyn
98 Water St
Btwn Main & Washington Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Upcoming Classes at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

Kids: Creatively Wild Art Adventure
Kids: Creatively Wild Art Adventure
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 16th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Kids: The Fashion Design Class
Kids: The Fashion Design Class
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 16th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Masterclass for Teens: Painting Drawing & 3D Works
Masterclass for Teens: Painting Drawing & 3D Works
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 16th, 5pm - 7pm

Adult: Self Expression: Drawing, Painting, Collage
Adult: Self Expression: Drawing, Painting, Collage
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 16th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Adult: The Art of Abstract Painting
Adult: The Art of Abstract Painting
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 17th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Adult: Introduction to Abstract Painting Beg. - Int.
Adult: Introduction to Abstract Painting Beg. - Int.
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 17th, 12pm - 2pm

Kids: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation
Kids: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 17th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Kids: Drawing 101 for Beginners-Intermediate
Kids: Drawing 101 for Beginners-Intermediate
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 17th, 4:30pm - 6pm

Teen: Still life Drawing & Painting (Beg - Int)
Teen: Still life Drawing & Painting (Beg - Int)
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 17th, 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Adult Beginner Oil Painting (3 hr intensive)
Adult Beginner Oil Painting (3 hr intensive)
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 17th, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Portfolio Preparation for Teens
Portfolio Preparation for Teens
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 19th, 10am - 1pm

Kids Self Expression in Painting, Drawing & 3D Art
Kids Self Expression in Painting, Drawing & 3D Art
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 19th, 10:30am - 12pm

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

Saturday Jan 19th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Adult: Creative Landscape & Still Life Painting
Adult: Creative Landscape & Still Life Painting
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 19th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Kids: Foundation Painting & Drawing (Beg. - Int.)
Kids: Foundation Painting & Drawing (Beg. - Int.)
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 20th, 10:30am - 12pm

Teens: Self Expression: Drawing, Painting & 3D Works
Teens: Self Expression: Drawing, Painting & 3D Works
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 20th, 12:15pm - 2:15pm

Adult Painting Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop
Adult Painting Therapy: Color & Texture Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 20th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Winter Camp: Kids Art Camp (Full Day)
Winter Camp: Kids Art Camp (Full Day)
Next start date:

Monday Jan 21st, 9am - 4pm

Toddler: Winter Art Camp
Toddler: Winter Art Camp
Next start date:

Monday Jan 21st, 9am - 11am

Winter Camp: Teens Art Camp (Full Day)
Winter Camp: Teens Art Camp (Full Day)
Next start date:

Monday Jan 21st, 9am - 4pm

Show More

Teachers at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo