About Art Fun Studio
“All children are born artists; the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” – P. Picasso
Our mission is to help every artist discover and express their hidden and vibrant talents by appreciating and creating art. Participation in art significantly improves a child’s learning and development potential while adults enjoy a reduction in stress from the sheer fun of being creative.
Alla Baksanskaya grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan, Caspian Sea with a love of nature. From a young age, Alla was fascinated with the beauty of seashells. Now a Professional artist in New York, Alla is the author of the book Seashell Picasso Nautical Mosaic: 18 Art Projects with 18 Hand Cut Templates and has developed 30 fun art and learning activities for kids called Seashell Picasso Mosaic Kits.
Alla lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and has won awards for her applied art. Alla finds beauty and simplicity in the uniqueness of seashells, corals, sea glass, driftwood, pebbles and pearls. She enjoys creating colorful and detailed mosaics, landscapes, still life pictures, Sailor Valentines, and fantasy artworks where she uses only natural shells from all over the world and combines the colors, textures and unique shape of each shell to make a truly exquisite piece of art.
Alla won first place in 2016 at prestigious art show in Sanibel, Florida and well as numerous awards from competitive shows in Florida and Philadelphia.
Alla’s works are elegant, original and one-of-a-kind. In addition to running the Art Fun Studio, you can find Alla leading workshops around the country for kids and adults in seashell mosaic.