about us

the art room is a fine arts school for children in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn founded by Leigh Holliday. the art room is designed for children ages 3 and up and is conveniently located in the heart of Bay Ridge at 8710 Third Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

You can't spell smart without art. We believe that early exposure to art is crucial to the growth of young minds and helping kids develop other skills which will benefit them greatly later in life. We believe art is one of the most important means of self–expression and confidence building—combining imagination, spontaneity, playfulness and experimentation. A great amount of satisfaction comes from creating a piece of art from start to finish, which also helps children learn to never abandon what they are working on. Children who are encouraged to express themselves through art will find their thoughts, feelings and imaginations broadened and enriched. Most importantly, art is a lot of messy fun while also being educational, visceral and therapeutic. We offer private and small semi–private classes to ensure that each child gets the most 1 on 1 instruction possible. Our classes focus on all fundamentals of fine arts including drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media.

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We believe in process rather than product and teach that there is no “right or wrong” when it comes to creating art. the art room is a place for kids to express themselves, build self–esteem and feel good about what they are creating.

Unique to the art room is our special "Create–A–Class" which allows a group of parents to create their very own private class with their friends & family.

the art room also offers private instruction in all mediums and areas of interest as well as portfolio preparation classes. Please set up a time with us to discuss by appointment.

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