About AWE

AWE is a supportive inclusive environment.

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 gives young artists an ideal place to create. 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 3 windows and a skylight.

AWE Summer

AWE Summer is from July until mid August. It’s for 10-18 years of age. There are 6 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. It’s for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who want to improve their art and/or are applying to high schools where an art portfolio is required. AWE Portfolio is for high school students who want to prepare college portfolios or just make focused art in a studio environment. AWE Portfolio teaches long-term 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 for 6th-12th graders who want to improve their art skills and continue making portfolio-bound art. It is also for the young artist who is new to making art but, is passionate to learn all the different art forms and mediums.

Express. Explore. Create.
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 Award from Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards; Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
Email: awedumbo@gmail.com

Sabetty Heyaime

Sabetty Heyaime is a teaching artist of AWE Portfolio, After School and manages the studio during AWE Summer. She is an installation artist and print-maker. Sabetty received her AA in Art Education with honors at Miami Dade College. She received her BFA in Printmaking at New World School of the Arts with honors and her MFA from Pratt Institute with honors. Email: sabetty4@gmail.com

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.