Tis’ the season to get artsy! We’ve partnered with Alessandra Olanow (@aolanow) to curate her recommendations for your budding artist. Alessandra is hands down one of our favorite illustrators. When she’s not taking care of her little ones, she’s working with clients like Everlane, West Elm, Equinox, and more. Her gift ideas will surely have your children thinking like artists! 


My Poster XXL Poster - $30.00

These posters are a great way for the whole family or a group of kids to engage in a coloring project. Each poster is filled with tons of tiny details and they are wonderfully illustrated.

Kids Made Modern

Art Kits - from $19.99 - $39.99

I love all of the kits from Kid Made Modern. These are really sweet pre‐made art kits that come with all sorts of different materials to inspire creativity.

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity! - $14.83

This colorful book tells the story of an artist who is covering the world in dots, from here to infinity. Excellent inspiration for your little one.

Dodo Banana 

Pajamas - $55.00

These pajamas are designed and illustrated by yours truly to inspire your little one’s artful eye. 


Deluxe Design Kit - $15.99

I loved this as a kid, and believe it or not, decades later my daughter loves it too. 

Gift Art Experiences

Sometimes the best gift is the gift of learning. Let your little ones get painting, coloring, and crafting at these enriching activities by purchasing a gift card below. 

Maplewood, New Jersey

Oh! Canary (Ages 1 - 18 years)

Some of the most joyful art experiences around are at Oh! Canary! It won’t be long until your little ones paint their next masterpiece.

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New York

Private Picassos (Ages 0 - 18+ years)

We love that Private Picasso’s classes focus on the exploration of materials and creative problem-solving. They emphasize art instruction grounded in the intuitive elements of the fine arts, not merely on arts and crafts.

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Love Jac (Ages 1 - 18+ years)

The interactive classes with Love Jac introduce toddlers to famous artists and encourages the children to create their own age-appropriate masterpieces.  

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Scribble Art Workshop (Ages 0 - 18+ years)

At their studios, everyone is an artist. Scribble Art seeks to build creativity as a life skill that will serve your little ones beyond the art studio. 

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Los Angeles

Dancing Crayons Workshop (Ages 1 - 18+ years)

The team at Dancing Crayons encourages students to find their own creative voice through the exploration of artistic media, contemporary and historical art references, and most importantly, a lot of play.

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