top of page




*Spring semester starts mid-January through mid-June.


All regular classes are one hour long. We create a thematic and well-planned curriculum and send weekly emails informing parents about our plan for the week. All classes are taught by artist and educator Deborah Wasserman. Our program is considered by many to be exceptional, and we have students who are now registering for their sixth year.


Spring Semester 2020


Art for a Start offers five sessions per week at P.S. 69 (37th Avenue between 77th and 78th Street).

The 4:00PM classes are geared towards younger students and the 5:00PM classes are geared towards older students  If your child's schedule cannot accommodate these particular age groups, particular age groups, we will work with you on finding the right class for your child's schedule.


 4:00PM-5:00PM, Ages 4.5-7, Location: P.S. 69. Open for registration.

 5:00PM-6:00PM, Ages 7-10 Location: P.S. 69. Open for registration.



4:00PM-5:00PM, Ages 4.5-7, Location: P.S. 69. Open for registration.

5:00PM-6:00PM, Ages 7-10 Location: P.S. 69. closed for registration.



5:00-6:00PM, Ages 7-13, Specialized class for outstanding and advanced students. 



Fees:  We require a first month and last month payment for each semester, based on $20.00 class fee plus a $20.00 materials fee. Students can take up to two trial classes before you make a full commitment for one semester. Trial classes are paid classes.



Portfolio Prep Classes, July-September 2020!

This year we will be offering a Portfolio Prep course via zoom during the months of July-September. In this course, (two, 1.5hr classes a week, 20 sessions total) we will be building skills and creating 12-15 impressive portfolio pieces. Our curriculum includes: painting from observation and imagination, learning to draw the human form, and creating artworks in diverse media (collage, paint, mixed media, watercolors, charcoal, acrylics). Our sessions will include class assignments, crits, and homework (painting and drawing practices) that will expand on classwork. 

Fees: We are offering a reduced price due to the current circumstances, based on a $30.00 fee per class, 20 sessions, $600.00 total, divided into two payments of $300.00. Each student will receive a material list and purchase on their own and we will provide, upon completion, a professional portfolio case as a gift.


Private Classes:

We are available to schedule private classes throughout the year.  Please contact us if interested in arranging a meeting to discuss the possibility of a private art class.   We offer a portfolio preparation class for teenagers and young adults who are applying for art schools and are seeking to build a strong presentation. We also offer private classes for young students who are interested in more focused, artistic training.






bottom of page