Our Mission​


ART IS A HOLISTIC ENDEAVOR that 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. In addition, through the act of looking outside oneself, the creative act fosters a sense of civic responsibility and awareness of social justice.


ART YARD BKLYN offers art education programs for kids as young as four through young adults, providing direct access to contemporary visual art. Classes foster a range of skills, from art technique to critical thinking, that helps scaffold student achievement of academic, social, and personal goals. Integral to classes is a critiquing process that is key to developing self-expression, confidence, and public speaking skills; participants actively engage in review, informed exchange, and thoughtful comments about the work of the day. 


ART YARD BKLYN is a safe haven where everyone is treated with kindness and respect. We are a community of creative thinkers, expansive dreamers, and well-educated art makers.

Each year we select a compelling
broad-based theme to drive

deep and eclectic learning. 


2019-2020 is our

Year of Reflection

Ed Rath, PLYMOUTH STREET, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"



Kentler International Drawing Space

353 Van Brunt Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231