Honest Art is empowering children of all ages in their own creative growth to maximize happiness and development. We provide an engaging learning experience that is appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Our mission is for our students to have more fun, think creatively, produce beautiful work they are proud of and inspired by through experience and learning. We want our students to love art as much as we do. Honestly!

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Our founder and head instructor, Liza Cruz, is one of New York's Finest Artist’s and received her formal training at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. After many years designing some of the world's top selling children's clothes, working on award winning websites and marketing companies as a video animator, she also pursues her lifelong passion for painting, teaching art and sharing it with the world. She has been giving private lessons for many years and ensures quality enrichment of the subjects she is working with. She also is proficient in Adobe Products and has taught at The School of Visual Arts and Katherine Gibbs Design School in New York City.

Her own paintings and work are concentrated in oil and acrylic paints, though also incorporating other recycled materials such as woods, metals, paper and other textures to enhance the depth and emotion of her work. She has also always been inspired by Surrealism, Cubism and Abstract art. Please see the artist's personal website to view her talent here www.lizacruz.com

Robert B., Yonkers, New York

I'm glad my daughter has such a great teacher... In the craziness of everything going on in the world it's important to focus on the therapeutic aspects of Creativity.


My Daughter also presented her Fathers' Day painting for me... it's simply stunning! You're an amazing teacher, seriously.

Margo T., Norwalk, CT

Truly Engages with my daughter and gets her to paint her best art ever!

Robin H.,  Scarsdale, New York

My kids had so much fun and made beautiful paintings!! Thank you for sharing your passion with them.

Diedre O.,  Yonkers, New York

Patient and gentle energy, always encouraging, always positive. Intuitive teaching.

Michael S. Scarsdale, NY

Our 7 year old absolutely loves it. He can be shy, but the instructor has such a warm, fun demeanor my son immediately opened up. After the very first class he said he wanted to take more. I can't say enough positive things!

Allison B., Tennessee

Since working with my instructor in a short time I have noticed my work has leveled up in detail and skills. She is an amazing teacher and I really enjoy working with her!

Joann M., Scarsdale, New York

Such a great job with the Kids!!! So much patience! Truly amazing.

Jessica L., Scarsdale, New York

Fun and interactive for kids!