Hi, I am Carlise Azmitia

***pronounced: Khar - Leese Ahz - mee - tee - ah***



(Atelier (Ah-tu-lee-eh) - a workshop or studio space)

Classical singer and theater professional (retired) 30+ yrs

Photographer (retired) 19+ yrs

Studio owner 15+ yrs

Artist and Crafter 10+ yrs

Teacher of fiber arts (needle, wet and 2D felting) 8+ yrs

Teacher of classical and fine art 5+ yrs

Teacher of paper and recycled crafts 5+ yrs

I started in photography almost 20 years ago and graduated from New York Institute of Photography in 2008. For over 13 years I ran a successful portrait studio photographing newborns, weddings, fitness, promotional, fine art and boudoir. After I closed my photography business I taught art, music and photography at a local k-12 private school.

I always dabbled in crafts as a form of rest and relaxation. Paint pouring, paper marbling, bookbinding and macrame were my first choices of therapeutic art. Mid 2000s my daughter and I taught ourselves needle felt sculpt but I didn't delve into it seriously until the 2020 pandemic hit. Actually, this is when most of my crafting skills developed. 

By mid-2021 my growing menagerie was literally pushing my family out of our household. Needing an outlet to clear the mountain of makes I decided to open a studio to sell what was made. That was July 2021 and the rest is the here and now!

I am drawn to fiber and paper art. However, drawing and painting are extremely calming for me. Naming my studio Hudson Valley Atelier was a decision for the teacher in me; I offer both in person workshops and share complimentary video tutorials. Just click the menu to explore.

My studio is located at 62 N. Main St. suite #105, Florida NY 10921

My work and studio

(scroll to see entire collections)

Most days you can find me needle felt sculpting, drawing, painting and paper crafting.

Below is a small sample of what I have created. For more recent work please follow me on Instagram.

Please visit my ETSY to purchase or commission my work.

To learn anything that I present please visit the Workshop tab above or the video tutorials.

My earring art can also be found at Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY

Felt and Sculpt Gallery

Paper craft (quilling) Gallery

Fine Art Gallery

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