Our art program offers a warm, nurturing space for young artists to grow, create, and have fun! Class sizes are limited so your child receives individual attention and can fully enjoy the studio space. Toddlers are accompanied by a parent or caregiver, while elementary school-aged children attend classes on their own.
Be sure to dress for a mess!


1-5 Years (with adult)
45 minute sessions (see schedule)

Handprints is a child-centered art program where our youngest artists are free to explore and be creative. Children enjoy the stations of our art studio at their own pace: play dough, easel painting, and a special project each week that is set up at the big table. Handprints offers a safe and joyful space for young children to express themselves, where the process of creating matters, not the final product. Email Jennifer at to schedule a free trial!

Instructor: Cindy Schaffer

painting at the easel


Cindy and Lesley’s Workshop

Fall and Winter/Spring: Mondays,  3:30 – 5:00 pm
(Kindergarten / 1st Grade)

Summer: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm

Come to the art studio for an afternoon of arts and crafts that includes painting, sculpting, gluing, cutting, decorating, decoupaging, making mosaics, and more!

Instructors: Cindy Schaffer & Lesley Countryman

Click here to register or contact Jennifer Moore at for information.

Once Upon an Artist

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5 pm
(1st / 2nd grades)
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 pm
(2nd / 3rd grades)                              

Meet the likes of Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Claude Monet, Claes Oldenburg, and other famous artists! A project based on a specific artist, medium, or current New York City exhibit is offered each week, along with plenty of free studio time for each child to explore his or her inner artist.          

Instructors: Cindy Schaffer & Lesley Countryman

“Rutgers’ art program is like no other. Cindy and Lesley are so creative with their weekly projects that when I return to pick up my son from class I am amazed at the wonder they made together.”
Cathy, mother of two
Frida Kahlo