ASTRID BASSLER


Astrid completed her studies in business administration with a focus on the hotel industry and event management at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. After several stations abroad, including San Francisco and Barcelona, she came to Berlin in 2009. There she continued to work in the upscale hotel industry. After the birth of her daughter, she decided to join the Berlin start-up scene in 2016. Here she worked for an e-learning platform and as an HR consultant.

In spring 2018 she founded Urban Art Kids, after she had met Martha Zimmermann’s Plom Gallery in Barcelona years before and was enthusiastic about the idea of creating an art gallery just for children. In 2019, she completed further training as a curator at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

In mid-August 2019 she found a new home with Urban Art Kids on Sesenheimer Strasse in Charlottenburg.

That's what we do


Urban Art Kids is a contemporary art gallery dedicated only to children. The adolescents should be given a place where they can live out their creativity and let their imagination run wild.

Our regular workshops for children aged 4-14 illuminate the medium of art in all its facets. In cooperation with artists and educators, we offer varied courses on topics such as artistic techniques, art history as well as individual workshops by artists.

In changing art exhibitions, the works of local and international artists (including illustrators) are presented, who mainly appeal to children with their motifs. The works can be purchased both as original and in limited print runs in our online shop.

For corporate clients, Urban Art Kids offers individual workshops at corporate events (e.g. Summer Festival, Family Days).

Our philosophy


At Urban Art Kids, children should have an easy and playful introduction to art.

Together with artists and educators, we develop exciting workshops for children on a wide variety of topics (collages, tape art, etc.) and thus let them participate in the creative everyday life of artists.

Creative design is intended to increase the conscious perception of art and promote cognitive abilities as well as children’s personality and self-confidence.

ARTIST TEAM FOR WORKSHOPS


The workshops at Urban Art Kids are organized and accompanied by us.