Picasso’s Basement is an exciting Art Enrichment Company created by
Paula Cohen who is a Professional Illustrator, Art Instructor, and Parsons School of Design Graduate. Picasso’s Basement lessons increase children’s skills and let their imaginations soar while teaching them about art around the world, fine and commercial arts, and both traditional and non-traditional methods of creating artwork. Children’s responsibility to the world around them is an important theme at Picasso’s Basement. Whenever possible our Art Programs incorporate recycled materials. Picasso’s Basement offers a variety of Classes and Art Birthday Party Activities for Children and Tweens.

Choose from a varied list of tried-and-true
programs or ask Picasso’s Basement to create
something special for your event or celebration
or to match your curriculum.


About the Owner and Instructor

Paula Cohen is a Parsons School of Design graduate who has spent more than 20 years Illustrating magazines, children’s publications, and books. Her 14+ years as a mom helped her to realize how important Art can be in helping children learn, grow, and express themselves. 
 She has a Certificate of Eligibilty to teach Art and founded Picasso's Basement in 2011. Paula brings her energy and enthusiasm to each lesson and activity. Curiosity and questions are encouraged and all levels of skill are welcome in her classes. Paula believes each child has an inner Artist and she will work with your child to bring that Artist out.

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Picasso’s Basement’s programs are available for: