IN-HOME ART CLASSES

Our In-Home Art Classes brings the best of the art studio, directly to the comfort of your home. All of our In-Home Programming is coordinated around your schedule and availability and can include all of the necessary art materials. Simply choose the package that works for you, and we'll take care of the rest! 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A PRIVATE PICASSOS' ART CLASS

At Private Picassos, we customize our projects and curricula to each client. We consider the age, interests, skill levels and goals of each student and tailor our projects specifically to them.

Students in all of our classes will receive a Progress Report, AKA Young Artists‘ Journal for younger students, periodically throughout the semester. This document will detail the lessons and materials students have explored, as well as examples of related art activities that you can complete at home. 

Each private art lesson entails 45 minutes to 1 hour of personalized art activities for your child. Prior to our first class, we try to get information regarding your child’s interests and favorite materials, as well as any goals you may have for the class. Our job is to find a happy medium between the two, keeping your child engaged and on the right path.

Each lesson entails the following:

  • Introduction of the theme and project of the day
  • Introduction of materials for our first project of the lesson
  • Second project of the lesson (if necessary)
  • Reflection on the work created

Scroll down for info about our In-Home Art Class Options.

To enroll in a class, please email us at info@privatepicassos.com.  

And don't forget to check out our schedule of Group Classes at our Studio in Park Slope!

Private & Group In-Home Art Classes - 1 Hour

Our Art Lessons are one hour long (but can be extended to 1.5 or 2 hour sessions upon request). One of our instructors will come directly to your home, materials in hand to lead your children through customized projects and activities. We design all of our curricula specifically for each student, considering their age, skill level, interests and goals. We also provide Young Artists’ Journals, which are emailed to parents after every five or ten sessions.  This document details each lesson, the projects completed, ideas for the next series and activities to try at home. Museum and gallery tours can also be substituted for a session in the following packages.

Private Lessons

  • 1-hour private instruction, including all art materials $95
  • Five 1-hour art lessons, including all art materials $431
  • Ten 1-hour art lessons, including all art materials $800

Group Lessons

With our Group Art Lessons, we either arrange for one family to be the host of all the sessions or rotate around the students’ homes. The cost per child, per lesson for our group lessons varies on the number of children participating.

For Two Children

  • 1-hour semi-private instruction, including all art materials $78/child
  • Five 1-hour semi-private art lessons, including all art materials $350/child
  • Ten 1-hour semi-private art lessons, including all art materials $670/child

For Two Siblings

  • 1-hour semi-private art lesson, including all art materials $133/total
  • Five 1-hour semi-private art lessons, including all art materials $650/total
  • Ten 1-hour semi-private art lessons, including all art materials $1,160/total

For Three or More Children

  • 1-hour group instruction, including all art materials $56/child
  • Five 1-hour group art lessons, including all art materials $250/child
  • Ten 1-hour group art lessons, including all art materials $450/child

Group In-Home Art Classes - 45 Minutes
 

Looking for a Group Art Class for your child and some friends, a homeschool group or playdate? Try our 45-Minute Classes! All class themes are age appropriate and allow for our students to explore many different mediums. Kids will draw detailed self portraits, create splatter paintings like Jackson Pollock and build unique recycled robots.

Choose your favorite class theme from our roster, let us know your preferred day & time and we'll take care of the rest. Our instructor will bring all of the materials, along with table coverings for the work surface. Families are welcome to take turns hosting each week, allowing everyone to experience art making in their own home.

** All prices below are listed per student, but please note that this package requires a minimum of 4 students per class and a minimum of 5 weeks. ** 

Prices are as follows:

  • One class for one student- $30
  • One class for two siblings - $55.50

See a sampling of available class themes below. For a full list of available themes, email info@privatepicassos.com for a detailed proposal.

Toddler Art Classes (18-36 months)

Possible class themes include (but are not limited to):

*classes for this age group feature 3-4 activities per session, each focusing on the chosen theme of the day

Triangles, Squares and Circles, Oh My!   

  • Young artists will explore shapes, color and strengthen their fine motor skills through a variety of 2-3 dimensional art materials. By focusing on a specific color or theme each session, children will build their skills with drawing, collage, painting and small-scale sculpture.

Toddler Art Adventures

  • Budding toddler artists will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. Themes for projects include NYC, outer space, animals, opposites and much more. This curriculum is a great introduction to a structured class for young artists and will help strengthen their fine motor skills and ability to represent the world around them.

Art Explorations

  • Students will explore a variety of 2-3 dimensional art materials, increasing their fine motor skills, as well as their verbal and visual vocabularies. An extra focus on recycled materials and world cultures will be made throughout the semester, along with a few long-term art projects. These long term art projects will help kids understand the process of art making, with less emphasis on the final product.

Pre-School Age Art Classes (3-5 years)

Possible class themes include (but are not limited to):

*classes for this age group feature 1 main activity per session, followed by 2-3 smaller projects

  • Alfresco Art

    • Students will create masterpieces large and small using mainly handmade and natural materials. Outdoor and ephemeral art projects will also be explored in this process-oriented art class.  Possible projects include homemade watercolors creation, natural material printmaking and outdoor chalk murals.

  • All About Me

    • Young artists will carefully look at themselves and the world around them through a variety of art activities. Projects will focus around self and family portraits, as well as artists who explore similar themes, such as Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picassos and Andy Warhol. *Can also be modified for 5-12 years

  • Art Around the World

    • Young artists will travel around the world on an artistic journey, exploring 2-3 dimensional multi-cultural art activities, including Mexican frescos, Kente cloth weaving and Brazilian Carnivale masks.

  • Art Safari

    • Young artists will explore the wild kingdom through animal-inspired art activities. Possible projects include papier mache dinosaur eggs, stripes and spots printmaking, and shoe rubbing fish creation.

  • Let’s Look in our Favorite Book

    • Young artists will read a different children’s book each session and then complete a related art activity. Books and activities include Leonardo the Terrible Monster creature collages, A Big Bug Surprise insect sculptures, Alexander and the No Good, Very Bad Day printmaking.

  • Matisse, Monet and me

    • Budding Picassos will get inspiration for their artwork by looking at the work of fine artists. Activities include Andy Goldsworthy-inspired nature sculptures, Kandinsky music painting, Jim Dine-inspired mixed media creation and much more! *Can also be modified for 5-12 years

  • Move Your Body *NEW*

    • Budding artists in this class will use their whole body to make art!  We’ll create life-size silhouettes, capturing our bodies in motion, drawings with our feet and other non-traditional projects.  This class is perfect for an active artist :)

  • Recycled Art

    • Young artists will use a variety of recycled materials to create 2-3 dimensional artwork. Projects include: junk printmaking, recycled robot creation, paper making and city creation. *Can also be modified for 5-12 years

  • Science and Art!

    • Budding Picassos and young Einsteins unite!  Kids will go on an adventure through the intersecting worlds of science and art in this class.  We’ll get messy with homemade chalk, Gyotaku printmaking, fossil creation and much more!

School Age Art Class (5-12 years) → 45-60 minutes long

Possible class themes include (but are not limited to):

*this class will focus on one main project per session, in addition to a strong focus on long-term projects

  • Alfresco Art

    • Students will create masterpieces large and small using mainly handmade and natural materials. Outdoor and ephemeral art projects will also be explored in this process-oriented art class.  Possible projects include homemade watercolors creation, natural material printmaking and outdoor chalk murals.

  • Bookmaking

    • Kids will explore traditional and non-traditional bookmaking techniques in this hands on class.  Projects include accordion books, hand-sewn bookbinding, chimera mix & match books and much more!

  • Build it Big

    • Young artists will create large-scale and communal artwork, using a variety of two and three-dimensional materials. Activities include recycled robots, New York City panoramas and Jackson Pollock splatter paintings.

  • Contemporary Kids

    • Kids will discover the artwork of contemporary and 20th century artists, including Jim Dine, Kiki Smith, Keith Haring, Orly Genger, Sun Kwak, Banksy and many more.  We’ll explore their method and materials, along with new techniques being used by artists.

  • Draw, Doodle and Pop!

    • This unique drawing class will focus on traditional drawing techniques, getting inspiration from fine artists' artwork such as Jim Dine, Vincent Van Gogh, Keith Haring and many more.  

  • Kids and Clay

    • Students will explore air-dry clay through a variety of handbuilding techniques, creating their own unique sculptures.  Alternative methods for sculpting will also be explored, including recycled assemblages, paper sculptures and much more!

  • Music & Art *NEW*

    • Jazz, rock, folk, classical - just a few of the music genres we’ll explore through art in this *NEW* class!  We’ll work on jazz-inspired finger paintings, mark-making to the beat of rock n roll and much more! We’ll also learn about different artists who use music as their muse.

  • Puppet Making for Kids

    • Students will explore their dramatic side by creating whimsical puppets, using traditional and non-traditional materials. Projects include papier mache self portrait puppets, paper sculpture marionettes, stick puppets and theater creation!

  • Science and Art!

    • Budding Picassos and young Einsteins unite!  Kids will go on an adventure through the intersecting worlds of science and art in this *NEW* class!  We’ll get messy with homemade chalk, Gyotaku printmaking, fossil creation and much more!

  • Zip, Zap, Zoom: Comics for Kids

    • Budding comic artists and enthusiasts will learn the basics to create their own comic book through hands-on activities and explorations of contemporary comic artists.