Smarten Up with Little Green Gourmets

Smarten Up+Little Green Gourmets

It’s time for the next Smarten Up Creative Learning Workshop and it’s going to be a good one!  On December 15th at noon, children of all ages are welcome to join chef Isabel Gunther of Little Green Gourmets at Thompson LES Hotel for some deliciously sweet holiday fun.  There will be treats galore and so much more!  For more info visit, email us at, or call 917-297-3764.



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… and spread the word.  I will be co-hosting the third Smarten Up workshop with fashion designer Wendy Mullin this Sunday, October 21st.  It is sure to be spooktacular fun for all!

Smarten Up with Wendy Mullin at Above Allen

On Sunday, October 21st, we will be hosting our third Smarten Up Creative Learning Workshop with special guest Wendy Mullin!  She is a multi-talented fashion designer, and Mullin is going to help kids create the most magical, special, and most importantly cool trick-or-treat bag that you could possibly imagine.  Kids can and should come in costume ready to make some Halloween magic happen.  Hope you can make it!

When: Sunday, October 21 from 1:00 – 2:30

Where: Above Allen at the Thompson LES hotel, 190 Allen Street, New York, NY. 10002

Who: Children 6ish to 12ish, tuition $25



Smarten Up with Miike Snow at Above Allen



It’s time for Smarten Up’s second creative learning workshop!  On September 22nd from 1:00 – 2:30, kids will have the chance to engage in some structured sonic exploration with Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow at Above Allen in the Thompson LES hotel.  I can promise lots of noise, some creative crafting, and the chance to record a song with Andrew!  Space is limited to make sure to RSVP at, and visit Smarten Up for more info …

Click here to read more about Andrew Wyatt, and watch the videos below to hear a bit more about what’s he and Miike Snow are all about.


Smarten Up x Will Cotton x Mondocane

As I have mentioned once or twice before, I run a learning company called Smarten Up.  Our mission is to provide kids with meaningful and unique learning experiences.  We offer our students academic support as well as creative instruction, and on July 28th we are hosting our first creative learning workshop.  If you or anyone you know has kids between the ages of 6 and 12 and will be in NYC on July 28th, come join the Smarten Up team and artist Will Cotton at Mondocane for some candy art making fun!  Space is limited, so RSVP ASAP …

Smarten Up: a Learning Company

I’m sure you don’t know this about me, but I am an educator.  I have worked in the classroom and one-on-one with students of all ages and abilities for the last five years.  I am sharing this random bit of information because I have recently launched a learning company with a colleague, and I am eager to spread the word to everyone and anyone that might be interested.

It is called Smarten Up.  Simple enough, right?!  Our goal is to provide each student with a unique learning experience.  To do this we build games, create visuals, and brainstorm activities that are catered to each child’s interest in order to essentially trick kids into becoming more smart.  But, because we believe that intelligence is so much more than getting good grades, at Smarten Up we also offer what we call “Fun” – one-on-one learning experiences that offer children the opportunity to explore their interests and passions with trained professionals.  Whether a kid wants to become the next Martin Scorsese, Tony Hawk, or Coco Chanel, we will find him or her the perfect teacher to inspire creativity, passion, and determination.


Please spread the word …  It’s a good thing to Smarten Up!