Hi, I am Carlise.

***pronounced: Khar - Leese ***

The founder and owner of Hudson Valley Atelier

(The classical art and craft studio)


What is an Atelier?

An atelier  (noun - French: [atəlje] ) is the private workshop or studio of a professional artist in the fine or decorative arts where a principal master and a number of assistants, students, and apprentices can work together producing fine art or visual art released under the master's name or supervision.

Ateliers were the standard vocational practice for European artists from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, and common elsewhere in the world.

In art, the atelier consists of a master artist, usually a professional painter, sculptor, or architect—or from the mid-19th century a fine art photographer—working with a small number of students to train them in visual or fine arts. An atelier can also be the work and study space of a haute couture fashion designer, hair stylist, or artists more generally. Atelier schools can be found around the world, particularly in North America and Western Europe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atelier

About Carlise:

Artistically: I am a '08 Graduate of the prestigious New York Institute of Photography. For over 13 years, I ran a successful photography business in the Hudson Valley. Even though I was involved in art since adolescence, my fine art career started about 5 years ago. I enrolled in a classical art school and delved into the drawing and painting world. As an artist I am constantly trying to improve, learn and put into practice the knowledge I gain. My belief is learning art classically is the most beneficial and complete education an artist can do for themselves. I aim to bring classical art back to the educational community.

Personally: For over 3o years I have been heavily trained as a classical soprano. I have sung in local choirs and opera houses. A thespian at heart, my theatrical experience has led me to win several local theater awards for acting, stage directing, vocal directing and costume design. I am a mother to a young adult and wife to a techie/gamer. Born the year of the ox and a proud cat lady (5 cats). Have lived with Hashimoto's disease, Endometriosis and PCOS since I was a teen. My biggest wish is for everyone to learn to get along!

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