More than just an art class.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for children aged 5 to adults. Private lessons can be used for improving skills, art therapy, and/or portfolio development.

Online virtual lessons - $75 per hour for 1-2 people, $95 per hour for 3 people. Students must acquire materials and supplies needed. 

In-person lessons at your home - $100 per hour for 1-2 people, $150 per hour for 3 people. Teacher will provide materials to use during the lesson.

Email Jen at to schedule private lessons.

Meet the Instructors

 Kören Beck Tomlinson - Kören is an accomplished artist and knitter who has lived in London, Minneapolis, Düsseldorf, and New York. She has been working with Young at Art since April 2019. Kören has an MFA from Parsons School of Design. Kören has taught in both Waldorf and Montessori schools as an enrichment specialist and is a visiting artist at Greenburgh Library and Mt. Sinai Hospital. Her classes are designed to enhance whole learning and personal development. She creates open-ended, process-driving projects that allow the students to develop their ideas and personal communication skills as well as their art skills. She works with students in drawing, collage, assemblage, and more. Kören speaks some German.

 Nicole Pertelesi - Nicole is a board certified Art Therapist. She has been practicing the last ten years, working primarily with children and adults with various disabilities and autism. She joined Young at Art in October 2019. Nicole has an MA in Art Therapy from Hofstra University and a BA in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. She provides guidance and structure with the flexibility to allow each person to grow in their own creative way.  

Specialty: art therapy; children and adults with special needs

 Ashley Veselis - Ashley has a BS in Art Education from the University of Vermont and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art. After a brief stint working in the art world as an art advisor and creative program manager, Ashley has returned to her first love, teaching. She has four year of experience instructing adults and children as young as four-years-old in art making. She joined Young at Art in September 2020. Ashley loves all creative endeavors and is constantly exploring new medias and ways of working. From painting and printmaking to embroidery and ceramics, she is always looking for her next creative adventure.

Katya Meykson - Katya received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, and fiber sculpture. Katya has been teaching art for over nine years. She has taught at Manhattan JCC, Art Fairy Education, L2COLAB, and other schools in the New York area. She has been with Young at Art since May 2017. Katya is bilingual in Russian and English.

Contact Young at Art to request lessons with the instructor of your choice. Days and times are subject to availability.

Contact Jen at, 914-723-9229.