Spotlight on Danielle Katz and Brooklyn Doodles

​​​​​​Danielle Katz was born Trinidad and Tobago. From an early age, she knew that she was passionate about art, finding it to be a medium through which she could express her political and social views. When she moved to the U.S. she decided she wanted to pursue a career in art while also teaching it to young children.​​

In 2013 Danielle became the owner/operator of Brooklyn Doodles​; a family-focused business offering dynamic art classes and playgroups for children 6 months to 5 years old at local daycares in Brooklyn. In July 2014, Danielle rented a space in Crown Heights and introduced a 3-day-a-week preschool alternative program that brings together a play and art curriculum into one group for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years old. At its core, this program’s art classes offer a unique blend of art and science exploration coupled with yoga, music and creative movement.

At the end of 2018 Danielle received a $15,000 loan from CAMBA EDC to move into her own space in Clinton Hill allowing her to continue expanding her business. As Brooklyn Doodles continues to grow, CAMBA will provide ongoing support to ensure the success of a great business providing a much needed service to local residents.