More than just an art class.

Backyard In-person Classes

Backyard class in action

For September and October or as long as the weather is good, you can book one of our art teachers to lead a weekly 1-hour class for your children and their friends in your backyard. We work with children aged 2-adult. Groups can be mixed age or the same age. Our teachers will develop lesson plans and projects based on the ages and interests of the participants.

*As we approach the colder months, our teachers are comfortable teaching small classes inside your home, provided that COVID precautions are taken. If you would like to set up classes at your home for November and later, please email Jen at to discuss details.

Spring 2021 - Depending on the weather, we will offer outdoor backyard art classes again starting in April 2021 or early March. Contact Jen at as soon as possible to reserve a weekly spot in our schedule. Our teachers booked up quickly in September for the fall, so don't wait to reserve a teacher's time.

Our prices are as follows:

1 child = $100 per class (private lesson)
2-3 children = $50/child per class (private lesson)
4-8 children = $40/child per class

Availability: We are fully booked in the afternoons (3:00-5:00pm) for October. We have morning and mid-day time slots available most days. We also have some time on Sunday mornings open.

No one-time classes: We are not booking one-time classes, only classes that run on a weekly basis.  

Email Jen at or call 914-723-9229 to book a class or learn more about our in-person class options.

Age Groups

Our teachers have many years experience working with children aged 2-18 and adults. Many people set up groups for children of the same age; however, we also work with mixed age groups.

In-person Classes for 2-3-year-olds

These classes are Mommy/Daddy and me. A caregiver must be present and participate with their child in these classes. All other classes are drop-off, but parents are always welcome to stay and watch.

Classes with 1-3 children only

These classes are considered private and semi-private lessons. Sibling discounts do not apply. You can book one date at a time, but to reserve a weekly slot, you will need to pay for the dates you want to reserve up front.

Host Family Requirements

The host family must provide the following:

  • Outdoor space or a well-ventilated room that is big enough for children to be 6-feet apart.
  • Tables and chairs for students and the teacher or adequate floor space/patio for students to sit and work.
  • If possible, a place where children can work in the event of bad weather, like a garage, porch, or other well-ventilated room. If that is not possible, we will do online classes on rainy days or provide a refund.
  • A designated bathroom for students and teacher to use.
  • Water for brushes and to wash hands.
  • If the children are toddlers (age 2-4), a parent or caregiver must be present to assist the children in accessing the bathroom.
  • If any member of the host family is ill, has symptoms of COVID, or tested positive for COVID, you must inform Young at Art immediately. All students will be notified, and classes will be cancelled until the CDC recommended period of quarantine has passed. Classes will be rescheduled if possible or a refund for the missed classes will be made to all students.

What does my child need to bring to class?

  • Dress for Mess. Wear clothing you don't mind getting messy. You can bring a smock or oversized shirt to wear. Be prepared with a change of clothing if you need to go somewhere after class. We will use paint!
  • Water Bottle
  • Personal hand sanitizer
  • Wipes (recommended), so that your child can easily clean paint from their hands, arms, and/or face.

COVID Precautions

The YAA teacher will wear a mask at all times. He or she will check his/her temperature before each class. He or she will wash his/her hands or use hand sanitizer as frequently as possible. Whenever possible, the teacher will maintain a distance of 6-feet or more from students.

All materials are sanitized between usage. Whenever possible, supplies will not be shared among students, unless they are siblings.

The teacher will cancel class if he or she feels ill or has any symptoms of COVID or has been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID. If a teacher or someone in his/her household tests positive for COVID, all families will be notified, and the teacher will quarantine for the number of days required by the CDC.

For classes held outside, we prefer, but do not require, students to wear masks. It is up to the host family to decide if the children must wear masks at their home. If classes are held indoors, we do require that all participants wear a mask during class. We will encourage students to maintain a distance of 6-feet from each other whenever possible, unless they are siblings.

If your child is ill or has any symptoms of COVID, do not send them to class until all symptoms are gone. If your child or anyone in your household tests positive for COVID or they have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID, do not send your child to class until they are clear of all symptoms and have been quarantined for the recommended number of days by the CDC.

If any member of the host family is ill, has symptoms of COVID, or tested positive for COVID, you must inform Young at Art immediately. All students will be notified, and classes will be cancelled until the CDC recommended period of quarantine has passed. Classes will be rescheduled if possible or a refund for the missed classes will be made to all students.


Payment in full for the dates of all the classes reserved must be made in order to hold those dates. Each family will be invoiced by Young at Art for their child. Email invoices have a link to pay by credit card or bank transfer. A 3% processing fee is applied. You may also pay by check, which does not require a processing fee. Checks should be made payable to Young at Art Studio, Inc. Email for the correct mailing address. Our studio has permanently closed.

Discounts - we offer a sibling discount of 15% off the total bill when siblings are enrolled in classes at the same time. The discount is not available for private lessons or in-person classes with 3 or fewer students. It is available for all online classes and workshops. It cannot be used for cousins.

Class Cancellations

If a class must be cancelled due to bad weather, illness, or any other reason, the teacher will attempt to find another date and time to reschedule the in-person class. If that is not possible, the teacher will do an online class for the students at the end of the pre-scheduled dates. If the class cannot be rescheduled in person or online, a refund or credit will be made for the cost of the class or classes missed.

Substitute Teachers

Due to our limited number of staff and high demand, we are rarely able to provide substitute teachers when a teacher cannot make class. However, if a substitute is available, we will offer that option.

Refunds, Make Ups, and Credits

If a child misses a pre-paid class for any reason, we will provide that family a credit or refund for the missed class. Refunds/credits must be requested via email within 4 weeks of the date the class was missed. Refunds and credits for missed classes can only be made once in a 6-month period. Refunds/credits can be shared by members of the same household.

If a child misses an in-person class or classes because he or she has tested positive for COVID or a member of their household has, a full refund for all missed classes will be issued.

Make up classes are only scheduled if a class was cancelled, and the teacher is able to reschedule the class at a time that is suitable for all students. Make ups cannot be done for individuals who have missed a class, as each class is unique and has preset lesson plans for that group.

If YAA closes and is unable to continue offering classes in person and online, for any reason, it may not honor any credit, make ups, or refunds that are owed. We will do our best to issue refund checks in a timely manner and schedule make up classes quickly to avoid this from happening.

Liability Release

By attending classes, workshops, or birthday parties run by Young at Art Studio Inc, either in person or online, you are doing so at your own risk and you waive any and all liability on the part of Young at Art Studio Inc. for injury, illness, death, loss of property, or any other form of loss.