Our Mission

ART YARD BKLYN (AYB) is a not-for-profit arts organization that provides contemporary visual art education for underserved kids, teens, adults, and practicing artists of all ages via dedicated classes and K-12 school partnerships. Participants are supported, mentored and given opportunities as artists and teachers.

We believe that art as a holistic endeavor allows us to delve into any topic imaginable. The practice of learning, creating, thinking, and discussing art nourishes people of all ages in body, mind, heart, and spirit. AYB builds and strengthens community through art, fostering a sense of civic responsibility and awareness of social justice, and creating a safe haven where everyone is treated with kindness and respect.

AYB programs take place in our studio at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), 481 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY; in the field, in our partnership schools; and virtually through Zoom.

Advanced Studio in Action FiveMyles Watercolor circle
1x Quentin PS770 stencil teaching with k
Reg teaching at Salon on Kingston
Zahir mid at work Window Salon on Kingston
Sigrid at work Salon on Kingston almost done
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Pink and white and kid Sculptures PS 6 Bauhause week 2 Evelyn
Group at PS6 opening 2022
At work  Rachael Wren trip
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Fatima and Robin  week 1 Summer Session 2022
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Zeke presents Archist Zeke SS 2022

Each year we select a broad-based theme
2022-23 is the Year of Planet Earth