Hi, I am Carlise Azmitia
***pronounced: Khar - Leese Ahz - mee - tee - ah***
THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF
HUDSON VALLEY ATELIER
(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