• Special Message from Mike

    Staying Creative In These Challenging Ties....

    To parents and friends,

    Mike from the Creators Workshop here,
    I stand with each of you through these trying times. For almost twenty years, I've had the privilege to share my passion for art with Wayne and the surrounding communities at our school, the Creators Workshop. Teaching painting and drawing to students of every age has been such an incredible experience. While I suppose I should be as fearful and stressed as the next business owner, I can only look ahead with gratitude and optimism that creativity will get us through this.
    In accord with the Covid 19 guidelines, we've suspended our classes for children and adults for now, but it is my fervent belief that creativity is so important to nurture in your child, not only in this challenging environment but always. Although we cannot create at our school location we will continue to offer the next best thing, online art instruction tutorials, absolutely free!

    Here are a few things we'd like to share with you and your child....
    As of Tuesday, March 31 you can find links to our free art tutorials here on our website. Our free art instruction Youtube videos will provide the student with detailed instructional guides to painting landscapes, seascapes, and still life, along with basic art skills. Our videos will offer the same instruction, principles, and tips we offer throughout the year. The videos are geared from age 7 - 18, and we will also be offering free art videos for older students and adults. I would appreciate if you can share this with others parents, family, and friends.


    With Gratitude,

    Michael Malzone

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    Great Paint products at the best prices!

    We're really pleased to present art supplies here at Creators Workshop. For under $50 you can get our CW paint kit, offering top quality paints, brushes, and easels, everything you need to get started! Our choice of paints correspond with the palette I use as a professional artist and what we teach at our Creators Workshop School. And the best, we'll be offering free online tutorials absolutely free! We should have our first paint kits ready for shipping by Monday, March23 and our free learning videos available. Please contact me at Mikemalzone@Gmail.com and I'll contact you as soon as we have everything set. Thanks, Mike

    Creators Workshop Acrylic Paint Set
    Everything you need to paint the Creators Workshop way!
    Paint set includes 10 2 oz. Acrylic paint bottles, 5 brushes, 3 11" x 14" canvases, palette knife, easel, and our always popular Paintbrushpal paint soap.
    Colors included:
    Yellow, Orange, Bright Red, Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Teal Blue, Pthalo Green, Yellow Ochre. Ivory Black, Titanium White

    11" X 14" Canvas 3 pak
    100% Cotton canvas, Medium Smooth Texture,Archival Acid Free Acrylic Gesso Primed

    5 Fine Quality Brushes & Palette Knife, One of each
    1" Wash Brush
    #12 Flat Brush
    #12 Round Brush
    #16 Flat Brush
    #18 Round Brush
    Palette Knife
    Coming soon

    Creators Workshop13th Annual Summer Art Camp

    July 13-17 or August 17-21

    Monday - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm



    Join us for five days of Drawing, Painting, and Cartooning, designed to provide the young artist with a fun, creative week. Skills taught include:
    Fundamental Drawing Skills
    Traditional Fine Art Painting
    Classic Cartooning Skills
    and much more!

    Recommended ages: 6-16
    All materials included
    Limited to 16 students, first come, first serve basis

    PRICE: $299


    PAY BY MARCH 10 and save $60, 20% OFF, (Only $239)
    For more info. Call Mike at 973-720-0001
    or E-mail at Mikemalzone@gmail.com


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    Everything that's new and news at the Creators Workshop!


    Another Successful Dr. Seuss Cartooning Workshop, Saturday February 29! Thank you to everyone who participated and shared this fun event.

    19th annual holiday party and exhibit
    It's hard to believe we've been doing this for 19 years but I'm grateful each one is such a wonderful experience for everyone who attended.

    I want to thank all our incredible artists for sharing their artwork with all of us. It's a real privilege to be a part of everyone's creative process and I look forward to an incredible 2020 together!


    The Creators Workshop re-opens Wednesday, Jan 2. We look forward to a creative 2019 season together! For more info. call Mike at 973-720-0001 or e-mail: mikemalzone@gmail.com


    Happy New Year to all our friends!

    I wish you a happy 2018, and as always grateful to share my love for art here at the Creators Workshop Art School & Studio. We had a great 2017 with many new faces and plenty of wonderful art from all our students. We look forward to a creative New Year together !

    I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you, your family, and friends a wonderful
    holiday season! We're finishing up another great year of art and creativity at our school,
    so as always I am truly thankful for this wonderful privilege.
    Warm regards,

    Here is our holiday schedule;

    2017-18 Holiday Schedule
    Classes are open unless noted below
    Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 - Closed
    School closed Dec. 25 - Dec. 31
    Re-opens Tues., Jan. 2, 2018


    Celebrate National Arts in Education Week with our FREE Art Workshops!

    We're celebrating"National Arts in Education Week" with some great, free art workshops thru September & October!
    To Register for any of our Free workshops click here:

    I'm excited to introduce our new Creators Workshop Art Blog. Subscribe and you’ll get the best art instruction, art news, and random musings 3 times a week, absolutely free!
    Now in our 18th year, I’m excited to share my passion for art and painting with you. I earnestly believe we are always growing and learning as artists.
    Our blog will be the perfect opportunity to learn and grow together, Always a work in progress.

    Click here to visit our blog https://creators.typepad.com/blog/


    When the artist is alive in any person ... he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature. He becomes interesting to other people. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and he opens ways for better understanding.

    -Robert Henri

    Now in our 19th year, the Creators Workshop offers fine art instruction for children and adults. Our school is founded on the principle of offering students a fine art education in a professional, working studio environment. Under the tutelage of owner/instructor Michael Malzone, students are taught classic traditional techniques in drawing and painting, and in which they can learn, practice and develop their skills. Whether the student aspires to a career in art or just for enjoyment, our goal is to make the art of art instruction a fun and enriching experience.


    About Michael Malzone


    Mike Malzone has been an artist for over 30 years. As a painter and illustrator, his artwork has appeared in magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, and sportswear. His original paintings and prints are sold in galleries and through his studio. His artwork has exhibited in many regional shows including the Hudson Valley Art Association, Salmagundi Club, NY., Ridgewood Art Institute, Lambert Castle Museum, Dey Mansion, and many others.

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    Creators Workshop

    Art Instruction Year round....

    We're serious about what we do! Now in our 19th year, the Creators WorkshopArt School is not a once-in-a-while art program, we're a full time school and studio offering classes five days a week. We take great pride in our approach to instruction and the work our students produce, and equally important, we enjoy doing it in a fun, relaxed environment


    Fostering your childs' imagination and creativity is not a luxury, it's the most important tools they bring to their future......

    Here's what people are saying about us......

    My daughter has been taking painting for over a year and absolutely loves it. I am excited because there is the right balance of learning and exploring. She also attended the summer art camp which was fantastic; drawing, painting, photography, clay etc...The Director is so great with children of all ages. My mother ran an art school for over 10 years and I have some great experience being around both the good and bad art education environments. Creators Workshop is both a great environment and more importantly my daughter is having fun.
    -Susan F.


    "Everything I'm getting in my first semester in art school I learned years ago with Mr. Mike. The best instruction around for the serious art student."
    - Heather H., School of Visual Arts, NY.



    "Creators Workshop offers serious fine art instruction in a fun way. My daughter would never miss a class" - Pam B

    Mikes' an excellent instructor and his paintings and passion for art show in his work - Kate S.



    "My son was not into sports so when we found the Creators Workshop, it was just what we were looking for, and Mike makes learning art a lot of fun," - Kristen S.



    What you'll learn at the Creators Workshop

    Fine Art Instruction.... 

    The Creators Workshop Way!



    We are enhancing are drawing and painting classes with more serious methods of studies.
    Our drawing classes incorporate a modified version of the classical drawing course formulated by Jean-Léon Gérôme and Charles Bargue in the late 1800's, one of the most influential art-education programs in the world. From Paris to London to New York, major museums and art schools used the course. Students from Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and hundreds of other art students spent weeks and months making exact copies of the lithographs of plaster casts, great master drawings, and life drawings.
    Many great art schools and ateliers around the US today still utilize the Bargue method and are rediscovering its value to the aspiring artist.
    I have come to the opinion as a private art instructor that despite the innovation in graphics and photography due to technology and computers, artists still need to draw! That's our job, to provide our students with great classical, traditional drawing skills, and enjoying the process.

    Traditional representational painting in Acrylics, Oils, & Watercolors
    The title sounds stuffy, but that's what we've been successfully teaching our students the past fifteen years. A very sound method and approach to painting, based on the nineteenth-century ateliers and studios. Our goal is to impart a deep understanding of the guiding principles of painting, understanding of tonal values and the nature of light and how we perceive it. Through the study of landscape, seascape, still life, and portraits, the art student explores the skills of composition, an understanding of color, the prismatic palette, and methods and materials of executing a successful painting. Our approach to color and our palette is based on the Munsell color system combined with the prismatic palette passed down from Frank Vincent Dumond, which was taught at the Art Students League. Using the Munsell system puts our students light years ahead of other art school methods and through practice, any artist can attain any color in color space using this method. Dumond's palette breaks down the Munsell system making it applicable to painting any subject matter. Pretty exciting stuff!



    Spring 2020



    TUESDAY (Children & teens)

    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


    FRIDAY (Children & teens)


    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm




    10 am - 11:30 am


    12 pm - 1:30 pm



    Registration & Payment policies
    Payment: $120 per month,(Classes are weekly)
    $40 per individual class
    Payments are due on the 1st of the month.
    10% Discount - 4 Month Prepaid- $432.00 (ask for details) 2nd Sibling 1/2 price

    Please make checks payable to: Creators Workshop LLC
    Mail to: Creators Workshop 21 Pompton Plains Crossroads, Wayne, NJ 07470
    Credit card payments accepted at studio & online at: www.Creatorsworkshop.com


    Please CLICK HERE to visit our Pricing/policies page


    For questions call us at 973-720-0001 or e-mail: michaelmalzone@gmail.com



    Spring 2020

    ADULT PAINTING/DRAWING 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm

    ADULT PAINTING/DRAWING 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


    ADULT PAINTING/DRAWING 11:00 am - 1:30 pm



    Registration & Payment policies
    Payment: $120 per month,(Classes are weekly)
    $40 per individual class
    Payments are due on the 1st of the month.
    10% Discount - 4 Month Prepaid- $432.00 (ask for details) 2nd Sibling 1/2 price

    Please make checks payable to: Creators Workshop LLC
    Mail to: Creators Workshop 21 Pompton Plains Crossroads, Wayne, NJ 07470
    Credit card payments accepted at studio & online at: www.Creatorsworkshop.com



    Please CLICK HERE to visit our Pricing/policies page


    Please call us with questions call us at 973-720-0001 or e-mail:michaelmalzone@gmail.com



    Registration & Payment policies

    Payment: $120 per month,(Classes are weekly)
    $40 per individual class
    Payments are due on the 1st of the month.
    10% Discount - 4 Month Prepaid- $432.00 (ask for details) 2nd Sibling 1/2 price

    Please make checks payable to: Creators Workshop LLC
    Mail to: Creators Workshop 21 Pompton Plains Crossroads, Wayne, NJ 07470
    Credit card payments accepted at studio & online at: www.Creatorsworkshop.com

    The Creators Workshops requires registrations using the enrollment forms available at the studio or online at www.Creatorsworkshop.com Creators Workshop does not accept registration for art classes over the phone.
    - Registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. Class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
    - Creators Workshop reserves the right to refuse admission or dismiss any student due to inappropriate behavior.
    - Registration is complete when Creators Workshop is in receipt of full payment.
    - Students enrolling after the first week will have tuition pro-rated for classes not attended.


    Materials and Supplies
    Students are responsible for supplying their own materials in both painting & drawing classes
    Materials are listed at studio and online at www.CreatorsWorkshop.com For additional questions, see Mike
    Make Up Classes
    Missed classes can be made within the month or the following month in which the class was missed.
    Classes can be made up in an alternative class time at the instructors discretion
    Classes missed cannot be credited to the next month.

    Refunds for Children & Adult Classes
    Since Creators Workshop does not require long term session paymernts, we do not offer refunds.
    Students may transfer to any class not already filled.
    Creators Workshop will close for snow and inclement weather at our discretion. We will post closings on our website at: www.Creatorsworkshop.com two hours before class time
    Lost property
    Creators Workshop is not responsible for artwork and other property left on the premises, and has no liability if such property is lost or stolen.
    Gift Certificates
    Gift certificates are a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or any occasion! You can purchase one class or a month.
    Creators Workshop will occasionally document classes and student work using photography and video for promotional purposes only. If you do not want yourself, your child, or your artwork photographed, please notify us in writing or e-mail at mikemalzone@gmail.com


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    21 Pompton Plains Crossroad

    Wayne, NJ 07470