hello studio 356!

studio-356-logoWe are thrilled to announce the addition of Studio 356 to The Messy Artist studios. This expansion will allow us to offer a special program of fine art classes for older children and adults through Studio 356, while continuing our commitment to early childhood art education in The Messy Artist.Untitled-1-1024x525The Messy Artist was created by Donna Bernstein, an early childhood educator. She conceived of a place like The Messy Artist in 1999 after having searched for toddler classes that would introduce her son Corey (4), to the joys of creative art play. She didn’t find such a class. Undeterred, she started her own unique art classes, first held in a church, and from there to dedicated quarters in South Orange, where classes were geared for children 18 months – 6 years.

Donna Bernstein
Donna Bernstein

Over the years, families began requesting higher level fine art classes. As that demand grew, The Messy Artist realized the need for staffing with a fine art background. Viviana, who had been with The Messy Artist since 2006, took on her current position as director of fine arts right after their move to East Hanover in 2012.

Viviana, Director of the Fine Arts Program
Viviana, Director of the Fine Arts Program

After relocating and having room to expand, it was time for “the little kid” art studio to grow up a bit. To begin the metamorphosis, The Messy Artist brought Anthony and Jessica aboard. Both employees have a bachelor’s degree in art education.


Two years later, The Messy Artist is pleased to debut its new home for fine art, Studio 356. It is the culmination of all of our artistic and educational expertise. We are proud to expose young minds to the endless possibilities of fine art, and to assist them in refining their craft.

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Please visit our website or stop by our studios if you would like more information about Studio 356.



Author: hellokidsart

The Messy Artist is a special place to create art. We offer year-round art classes for children 18 months through adulthood. In addition to art classes from September through June, we offer summer art camp and Drop-In and Play art activities for kids between our regular sessions. Our bright, colorful studio is also the perfect place for a kid’s birthday party! The Messy Artist children’s art center was created and designed by Owner/Director Donna Bernstein, a professional educator and artist. The curriculum is inspired and guided by Donna’s teaching experience and research in child development, as well as her passion for art. At The Messy Artist, art lessons for kids entertain and enrich their brains, bodies, and hearts.

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