“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”

Below are current workshop offerings. Workshops are taught on an on-going and one-on-one basis. We pick a day and time that works for you. Group classes are indicated and will be offered on the day and time indicated.

Discounts for multiple workshop registration, workshop buddies (private) and frequent/loyal students.

Contact studio to register.

Thank you for choosing Hudson Valley Atelier for your art and craft schooling!

62 N. Main St. suite #105 Florida, NY 10921

Try it (donation/pay what you can)

Thursday June 1st - 6-7pm

Come in and explore different craft hobbies. Ask questions, see demonstrations, and try it for yourself. Pay what you can, barter is also accepted. 14 yrs-Adult, please.

Watercolor animal portraiture workshop

You will learn how to sketch for watercolor, color block and layer, as well as, several advanced watercolor techniques to complete your animal portrait. Workshop is ~ 2+ hours and will be done on 9x12 cold press watercolor paper. You pick animal for your portrait. Teen-Adult


Paper quill art workshop

You will learn all of the basic paper quills, simple sketch for quill design, quill layout and glue techniques. Workshop is ~2 hours and will be finished on 5x7 cardstock. Teen-Adult


Wool painting workshop

You will learn sketching for your artwork, needle techniques for both color blocking and detailing. You will be working on an 8x10 flat felt. Workshop is ~2 hours. Teen-Adult


Felted bird pod workshop

You will learn how to wet felt on a resist. Your finished project will be an open pod design used for bird nest and/or feeders. Workshop is ~2+ hours. You choose wool colors and design. Teen-Adult


Group Class Watercolor Silhouettes

You will learn in a small group setting how to paint a watercolor background and a silhouette. This is a great beginner class to watercolor, as well as. a conversational group activity. 2 student minimum, 8 person maximum. Teen-Adult

$25 per person*


June 2nd 6pm

*(in the event class doesn't meet the group minimum, class will be rescheduled)

Group Class Needle Felted Ladybugs

You will learn how to make a needle felted ladybug in a small group setting. This class includes take home kit and instruction. 2 student minimum, 8 person maximum. -$25 per person*


June 3rd 11am

*(in the event class doesn't meet the group minimum, class will be rescheduled)

Drawing Fundamentals Group/Private

This is an art intensive workshop learning about the fundamentals of drawing. 5 lessons in group or private setting. You will learn line and shape. This is the foundational beginning of all art forms. Then you will learn form and value to give your foundations realism. Tentatively, group workshop will be Saturdays starting June thru July. Each class will be 1 hour from 9:30-10:30am. Private lessons are scheduled at a mutually convenient day/time. Teen-Adult

$100 group/$150 private

Kids crafty art

Kids 6-13 yrs old

2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

11-12pm - 8 student max

$20 per student/$18 per sibling

June 10th - 3D Pointillism art

June 24th - Watercolor abstract

July 8th - Paint w/Wool

July 22nd - Paper Bowls

(Aug/Sept schedule posts in July)

Group Class Acrylic Palette Sketching

Students will use a palette knife to sketch and paint a classical masterpiece. This is a great intro into seeing shapes and color blocks. a training exercise taught by one of my mentors which proved to be an invaluable way to not get caught up into the details before you need to. We will use acrylic paint, palette knives and canvas paper. The result is more abstract than traditional. 1 hour class. Teen-Adult



June 17th - 11am

Group Class Needle felted field mouse

Students will learn step by step how to make life sized and realistic mice. We will use a wire armature before building up our mice bodies. Students will create and take notes so that they'll be able to recreate on their own. 2 hour class. Teen- Adult



June 30th - 6pm

Group Class

Wet Felted

Book Cover

Students will learn how to make a book cover using wet felting technique and a resist. Make your own design with wool and fiber. A blank sketch pad will be our book filler for this project.

1+ hour class. 10 years old-Adult



June 23rd- 6pm

Group Class Reverse Silhouette Watercolor Painting

Learn how to paint a reverse silhouette watercolor painting. Another great beginner watercolor painting project. 2 student minimum, 8 person maximum. Teen-Adult

$25 per person


June 16th - 6pm*

(in the event class doesn't meet the group minimum, class will be rescheduled)

Group Class Paper Quill Earrings

Students will learn basic quill techniques. Then they will create a design for their own unique earring project. 1 hour class. Teen-Adult



June 17th - 12pm

Private Craft/Paint Party

Book a party at the studio. Choose from watercolor painting, paper quilling, needle felting or recycled craft. Party attendees will be led through a step by step project. Studio supplies space, instruction and supplies for project (kids parties will include goodie bags for the kids). You provide drinks, snacks, cake and decorations. Space can accommodate up to 8.

$25 per person

Private instruction

Want or need to learn something specific like oil painting or something more in-depth? Have a special project due for school or your job and need mentoring? Portfolio building and need guidance? Carlise, Atelier's owner and instructor, will be available for your need at your convenience.

$30 per hour

Travel fee

I travel anywhere within Orange County, NY for free. If you need me to travel anywhere throughout the Hudson Valley, NY (outside Orange County, NY) region then my travel fee is $50

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