Fun first! From July 1 to 26, 2019 BROOKLYN ARTS FOR KIDS will embark on its tenth summer of making art and play all day.

Last year we added BAK Open Studio for artists 12 to 14 years old for their own mentored independent show!

BROOKLYN ARTS FOR KIDS offers young artists a joyful exploration of both the visual and performing arts.  Teaching artists Belinda Blum and Eric “Wally” Wallach provide a supportive path of explorations in visual art and performance.

Kids ages 7 to 14 spend the day in the art studio, on the stage and in Prospect Park. With Belinda everyone experiences painting, collage, sculpting and drawing. With Wally the ensemble will play games, sing, dance and act as well as write, direct and run the show too. Each Friday features an Artist Share. We also take art adventures to places such as the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and the Whitney Museum of Art.

Check out the cool videos!


The Church of the Holy Apostles, 612 Greenwood Avenue @ Prospect Avenue

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn 

Prospect Park around Vanderbilt Playground is our play space

Subway: F / G train to Fort Hamilton Parkway


Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Extended Day available until 5:00pm for an additional $15.


o from July 1 – 19 = $1,600 ($80 off)

o from July 8 – 26 = $1,720 ($80 off)

o from July 1 – 26 = $2,100 ($180 off)


o from July 1 – 5 (No 7/4) = $480

o from July 8 – 12 = $600

o from July 15 – 19 = $600

o from July 22 – 26 = $600


 o Add $50 for t-shirt, materials & registration fee.


1.  Download the .doc BAK Summer Application 2019.

or in pdf form here: BAK Summer Application 2019.

2.  Send the application back via U.S. mail or e-mail with a deposit of $400  (see application for details).

3.  Final payment is due by June 1, 2019. 

group shot 2014


Brooklyn Arts for Kids provides a creative space for young people in search of the skills to express themselves both in the art studio and/or in performance.  Here all children are artists by the way they listen, look and play. Through a thoughtful and compassionate art-making process they are encouraged to discover their voice and use it.


8:45 – 9:00a          Drop off

9:00 – 9:30a          Good Morning Meeting with sing-along

9:30 – 11:00a       Visual Arts in studio – painting, drawing

11:00 – 11:15a     Healthy Snack

11:15 – 12:00a     Visual Arts in the park – sculpture

12:00 – 1:30p       Lunch and play in Prospect Park

1:30 – 2:30p         Performing Arts – games and exploration

2:30 – 2:45p         Snack / play

2:45 – 4:00p         Performing Arts – rehearsal, songs and dance

4:00p                      Pick up

4:00 – 5:00p         Extended Day (optional)


We have been amazed year after year to see the magic that happens when kids open themselves up to the art-making process and to working together as an ensemble.  This process depends on kids who are committed to following instructions and working collaboratively with others.  Please contact us if you want to discuss further whether this experience would be right for your child.

BAK group picture in DUMBO

IMG_1698DUMBO drawing