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    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 22nd 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 and excellent art instructors, 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, American Professional Artists League, Salmagundi Club, NY., National Arts Club, NY Lambert Castle Museum, Dey Mansion, and many others.


    Children & Adults


    Class size is limited to 18 students per session


    TUESDAY (Children & teens)
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    6:00 pm - 7:30


    FRIDAY (Children & teens)
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


    SATURDAY (Children & teens)
    Painting & Drawing
    10 am - 11:30 am





    Class size is limited to 15 students per session

    7:00 pm -9:30 pm

    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Painting & Drawing
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm





    Celebrate Springtime with a relaxing, soothing afternoon of music by

    Laura L. Wootton while Mike Malzone paints the colors of Spring!


  • Meet Our Instructors

    Creators Workshop is proud to have some of the most talented young artists in the area to work with our students.

    Ms. Amanda

    It is a real privilege to have Ms. Amanda a part of the Creators Workshop for over ten years. A Monmouth College graduate, Ms. Amanda teaches art in the Waldwick school system

    Ms. Sophia

    Sophia came to our school three years ago as a student and continues to study with us along with teaching on the weekend. A student of Wayne Hills, Sophia certainly has a bright future in art

    Ms. Connie

    Connie is tired of me telling her she might be the most talented student I ever met, but too bad! A real prodigy, Connie joined us about five years ago as a student and has been an instructor for the last two. She graduated from Wayne Hills this year and is headed to Rice University to study what else....Art!

    Ms. Molly

    We are elated to have Ms. Molly with us at our school. Molly joined us in late Spring, 2o22. Extremely talented, Molly is attending Montclair State College majoring in art education.

    Mr. Mike

    Michael Malzone has been a professional artist for over thirty five years as a painter and illustrator.
    Mike started the Creators Workshop in 2001 and is the owner/instructor.

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    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 twenty 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!



    You can see more of Mike's art at www.Michaelmalzone.com

    About the artist Michael Malzone
    Michael Malzone has been a professional artist for over thirty five years as a painter and illustrator.
    His illustrations has appeared on greeting cards, magazines, newspapers and sportswear. His original oil paintings and reproductions are sold in galleries, frame shops, and also available in his studio/gallery.
    Malzone is the owner/instructor of the Creators Workshop Art School located in Wayne, NJ where he teaches painting, drawing, and cartooning to over 100 children and adults weekly.
    His artwork has exhibited in many regional shows including the Salmagundi Club, NY, National Arts Club,NY, Lyme Art Assoc.,CT Ridgewood Art Institute, NJ,
    Memberships include the Hudson Valley Art Association.
  • Safety Protocol & Guidelines

    With the present situation, we request registration online. We are allowing 18 students per class, so seating availability will be on a first come, first serve basis.

    In accordance with the NJ guidelines we will meet the cleaning & sanitation procedures for the utmost safety of our students, as followed;

    - Our classroom is configured so students will meet the 3 feet distancing requirements. Students will be required to remain in their seats during the duration of class except for using the restroom.
    - Only students will be permitted in the school. We've always enjoyed meeting parents and siblings but for the time being, we ask you to wait outside. My assistant and I are happy to escort your child from and to the car.
    - Students will have their temperature taken before starting classes
    - Students will be encouraged to wash hands before and after class once they enter our school.
    - Students are required to provide their own mask
    - Myself and my assistant instructor will maintain the utmost sanitary measures, wearing masks, washing hands frequently.
    - Prior and after each class we will sanitize the handles, tables, bathroom, etc.


    We hope we've covered all the bases to make our school a safe environment so our students can enjoy learning art with us. If you have something to share and improve our guidelines, I'd love to hear from you.


    Michael Malzone

    Art Instructor & Owner at
    Creators Workshop Art School



    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)

    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.

    We have complete acrylic paint kits available for sale at our school. See ART STORE
    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 payments, 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. Any property or artwork left behind after six months will be discarded

    Gift Certificates
    Gift certificates are a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or any occasion! You can purchase one class or a month. See Mike

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

    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:

  • Frederick Waugh, America's Greatest Seascape Painter

    You can feel the pounding of the surf and the smell the salty air with almost every one of his paintings.
    Frederick Waugh is widely considered America's greatest and most popular marine painter. A fellow Garden Stater at birth, Waugh was born in Bordentown in 1861, but his quest for painting waves against a rocky coastline took him all around the world, creating a body of work unsurpassed by any other seascape artist to this day. Many years ago I came into possession of an "American Artist" magazine, with a great article on Frederick Waugh by George R. Havens, dated 1969.

    I'm excited to share this wonderful read with you and whether you like seascape painting or not, this an excellent primer for the painter at any level.....Enjoy

  • By Far The Greatest Art Instruction Book!

    Andrew Loomis dominated the illustration field from the twenties through the fifties but his greatest gift was his art instruction publications. Today Loomis's successful how-to art books remain the standard for learning illustration and I hope in can be found in every art classroom around.
    I am pleased to share a pdf version of Creative Illustration and Drawing the head and hands. I'm an art book junkie so I certainly have at least two hard copies, one too valuable to circulate and the other I enjoy sharing with students. Work through these books and practice each section and I promise it will be the best education that no school can teach, well...not including the Creators Workshop!


  • Free Art Videos

    Check out our new art instructional videos! Whether it's landscapes, seascapes, or still life, you'll find a lesson for you, for children and adults. And the best..they're absolutely free!

    Click the links below for our free instructional videos, or you can visit our Creators Workshop Youtube playlist, CLICK HERE


    Creators Introduction

    Snoring Dog Disclaimer


    Five minutes to understanding Color

    Click here


    Six Things We Can Do With Color

    Click here

    Paint "Old Barney" Barnegat Lighthouse Paint Tutorial

    Demo part 1 Click here

    Demo part 2 Click here

    Demo part 3 Click here

    Demo part 4 Click here

    Demo part 5 Click here

    Demo part 6 Click here

    Demo part 7 Click here

    Demo part 8 Click here

    Demo part 9 Click here

    Demo part 10 Click here

    Demo part 11 Click here

    Painting the Skylands Botanical Gardens Paint Tutorial

    Demo part 1 Click here

    Demo part 2 Click here

    Demo part 3 Click here

    Demo part 4 Click here

    Demo part 5 Click here

    Demo part 6 Click here

    Demo part 7 Click here

    Demo part 8 Click here

    Toning your canvas

    Painting Oranges Part 1 CLICK HERE

    Painting Oranges Part 2 CLICK HERE

    Painting Oranges Part 3 CLICK HERE

    A Simple Landscape Part 1


    A Simple Landscape Part 2


    A Simple Landscape Part 3


    A Simple Landscape Part 4


    Paint the Sea Part 1


    Paint the Sea Part 2


    Paint the Sea Part 3


    Paint the Sea Part 4


    Paint the Sea Part 5


    Paint the Sea Part 6


    A short, simple pear demo to demonstrate basic lights and darks

    Pear Demo part 1 Click here

    Pear Demo part 2 Click here

    Pear Demo part 3 Click here

    Tree Demo Painting

    Demo part 1 Click here

    Demo part 2 Click here

    Demo part 3 Click here

    Demo part 4 Click here

    Demo part 5 Click here

    Demo part 6 Click here

    Demo part 7 Click here

    Demo part 8 Click here

    Sailing on Greenwood Lake

    Paint Tutorial

    Demo part 1 Click here

    Demo part 2 Click here

    Demo part 3 Click here

    Demo part 4 Click here

    Demo part 5 Click here


    Pears & Jug Still Life

    Paint Tutorial

    Demo part 1 Click here

    Demo part 2 Click here

    Demo part 3 Click here

    Demo part 4 Click here

    Demo part 5 Click here

    Demo part 6 Click here


    Painting in Laurelwood Gardens, Thursday 5/7/2020, 11" x 14" Oil on canvas panel, "The Artist"​

    Click Here to view the painting process



    A Pond In The Woods 11" x 14" Oil on canvas panel

    Demo part 1 Click Here

    Demo part 2 Click Here

    Demo part 3 Click Here

    Demo part 4 Click Here


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    21 Pompton Plains Crossroad

    Wayne, NJ 07470