AWE Art Classes in Brooklyn, NY

AWE is a supportive inclusive studio environment for teens to make art.

The goal of AWE is to give the young artist the opportunity to make art that isn’t compromised by space limitations or a time frame. We encourage long-term projects and taking chances. We teach technique and problem-solving. We emphasize personal growth and expression through art. AWE offers three programs during the year. AWE Portfolio is held in the Fall and is an after school session of six classes. There are two sessions. Middle School classes are held on Mondays or Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm (there are may also be some Saturday classes). High School classes are held on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30 pm.  AWE After School is just like AWE Portfolio except it’s during the Winter and Spring. The hours are the same as AWE Portfolio. There are eight classes per session and two sessions. AWE Summer has six weekly sessions of art-making. Classes are 9:00-3:00 pm. AWE is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn;  known for its gorgeous views of the Manhattan Skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. The studio is about 1,700 square feet, has thhree windows and a skylight.

AWE Summer

AWE Summer is from July until mid August. It’s for 10-18 years of age. There are six sessions to choose from. Each session is one week. Each day is 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Students get to try different art forms and mediums such as; painting, print-making, sculpture, graffiti art, book-making, mosaics, photography and sewing. AWE Summer is for the focused artist who wants to make art all day, every day for at least a week.

AWE Portfolio

AWE Portfolio is during the Fall from mid September until mid December. Monday and Wednesday classes are for 6th, 7th and 8th graders who want to improve their art and/or are applying to high schools where an art portfolio is required. AWE Portfolio Tuesday classes is for high school students who want to prepare college portfolios or just make focused art in a studio environment. AWE Portfolio and AWE After School classes teach life-long skills with a focus on eye-hand coordination, proportion, composition and the art process from beginning to end.

AWE After School

AWE After School starts in late January until late May. It’s just like AWE Portfolio except that it’s held in the Winter and Spring. It’s for 6th-12th graders who want to improve their art skills, make portfolio-bound art and gain confidence as young artists. AWE offers a wide array of art forms and mediums for students to explore. Students work independently on their own art in an inclusive studio environment.

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Art Workshop Experience

AWE Private Events

Our Place or Yours

Make art together with your team, company or friends! Learn more about drawing, painting and sculpture with AWE. We can bring it to you or make a magical mess at the AWE studio. Create a self-portrait, make a painting of your pet or a landscape of that beautiful sunset.
Fill out the request form below and we’ll get back to you with an estimate and options for all your inquiries.
Together, we will figure out the what, where and when to make your AWE Event special and memorable.

AWE Offers Private Events

AWE is available to hold art parties for a group of friends, peers or colleagues. The studio can accommodate large groups. If your place is a better fit, we’ll bring our art gear to you.
AWE Events offers a few different art forms and mediums to choose from:

• Painting: acrylics, oil, watercolor
• Print-making: personal art cards, fabric printing
• Sculpture: air-dry clay, sculpey
• Book-Making
• Mosaics

Fill out the form below with your vision and we’ll give you options that can best fit your needs. AWE is a great place to create!

AWE Private Events

AWE Staff

Marney Fuller

Marney Fuller is the Owner/Director of Art Workshop Experience since 2007. She's a painter, sculptor and educator. Marney received a BA from Western Washington University in art and an MFA degree in Painting from Pratt Institute. Her studio's been in DUMBO for 30 years. She actively shows within the United States. Marney recently received the 2021 National Educator Gold Medal Award from Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards; Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

Teaching Artists

Each year professional artists, art school graduates and current art students from art schools and universities, teach and assist at AWE. We strive to offer all art forms and mediums. We encourage dialogue and engagement in the art process.


Have Questions? Send an Email or Call.

AWE programs can fill quickly. Please call or email ahead to make sure the class or session is open. Please know that AWE is for the focused art student. We are all about art-making.