Directly in the heart of Greenlawn a wonderful new opportunity for children of all ages has opened up: Picasso Kidz, a gorgeous new children’s art studio.
With easy free parking across the street, it’s a short walk to Picasso Kidz, a place where children’s “creativity is nurtured and respected.” Upon walking into the brand new studio, you can see why children would love to create art there. The two open rooms are bright, chock full of both children’s art, as well as famous pieces of art, and inspirational quotes are strewn across the walls. The main table is chock full of crafts, paints, brushes, markers and crayons, while the back of the room has many small easels ready to be used. The line of little aprons hanging in the back of the room is not only adorable, but well thought out!
No wonder the studio is set up so beautifully, as Picasso Kidz was opened by Long Island mother, Michelle Daddino, a former art teacher. Michelle was in the public school system for 8 years, and had many of her art lessons published in art magazines for teachers; however, upon having her daughter, Michelle made the decision to devote her time to being a mom. Michelle adores working with younger children, and this studio is the culmination of all her dreams coming true. Due to her background, Michelle is eager to not only teach art, but teach the history of art and the artists, even to young children! This is evident upon walking into the studio, for she has hung many gorgeous impressionist paintings on the walls. Michelle is passionate about art and excited to pass her passion on to her students!
Picasso Kidz has art classes for children as young as 2 (with a parent), and goes through 12 years old. The classes cover everything from cutting with scissors and using glue to learning pattern and proportion within art. The classes are held at convenient times for their appropriate age groups; further, Picasso Kidz will be holding birthday parties in the near future.
Picasso Kidz is a family friendly environment, full of inspiration, imagination, and lots of new memories and creations to be made!
Picasso Kidz is located at 72 Broadway, Greenlawn 11740
Contact info: Michelle Daddino, (631) 796-2803
For a full class schedule, you can check here
By: Olivia Howell
Photo Credit: Olivia Howell & Picasso Kidz