About Us

Happy creative children in an art class for children in New York City.

In our art classes we bring out the artist in everyone!

The Art Center is the culmination of my three decades of teaching art classes in New York, striving to achieve the tricky but essential balance between teaching difficult art skills and encouraging students’ love of the creative process. My experience as a teacher, painter, and illustrator has given me personal knowledge about how to achieve artistic results. All the teachers at The Art Center, many of whom are outstanding artists in their own right, share this same commitment to your child’s creativity – and yours. 

Whether you are looking for art classes for kids or adult art classes, planning a wonderful art birthday party, looking for exciting activities for school holidays or the best art summer camp in NYC, I hope you’ll give The Art Center a try.

Please call us today at 212-535-1199, drop us an email or come by 423 E. 75th Street between First Avenue and York Avenue. We’re looking forward to providing your family the best art classes in NYC!


Mark Rosenthal

Director, The Art Center


Forget everything you know about art classes for children. Mark Rosenthal and his team of wonderful teachers at The Art Center have broken the mold.

— Linda Gosden Robinson

My son Eli thoroughly enjoys doing art at The Art Center. By being exposed to new and different materials with which to work, his creativity is nurtured. The staff is also warm and friendly which makes coming to art class each and every week something Eli looks forward to.

— Elisa Zied

So many of my 9-year-old daughter’s finished projects are framed and displayed throughout our apartment…we are running out of walls.

— Susan Sleppin

My daughter has been a student at The Art Center for four years. Every year her artistic curiosity, skills and inspiration have dramatically increased. The Art Center has given my daughter a place to discover and grow her talent, increasing her love of art and her confidence in her own ability to understand and produce it. Her entire frame of reference has been deepened and enhanced through her appreciation for art which The Art Center has made possible and nurtured.

— Clarissa Bronfman

The Art Center is a real find in Manhattan! They offer such a variety of art classes and projects that it would be difficult for any child not to be happy taking a class there! The high instructor-to-student ratio offers great hands-on attention, which is unusual in New York. Children at The Art Center are taught art basics: colors, shading, perspective, art styles, and then are guided to use this information to make their own wonderful creations. Our girls have been going there for years and love it!

— Amy Adler

The Art Center has brought a new kind of enthusiasm and serenity to my daughter’s life. She feels like a true artist.

— Deborah Roberts

Thanks to Mark and The Art Center not only do we have a budding artist, we have an ever-growing gallery in our home.

— Al Roker