Children's Classes


Absolute Beginners Drawing with Shawn Dell Joyce

Screen Shot 2015-05-02 at 7.27.41 AMAbsolute beginner’s drawing class with Shawn Dell Joyce – Joyce teaches the global skill of drawing in 6 basic component skills: sketching, shading, value, perspective, proportion and composition. If you can sign your name legibly, you can learn how to draw realistically! Perfect first art class,or workshop for artists who are “just getting back into it.” Each session builds upon the basic skills, so you can continue drawing each month, or start at any point. Skills such as drawing exactly what you see-from direct observation, and being able to see and sketch 5 distinct values from light to dark are taught each month. Learn how to sight; gauge measurements and draw in perspective, and correct proportion. Draw still lifes, portraits and individual objects using a variety of drawing media like charcoal and pencils. One day workshop Sun. Jan. 7, 10am-2pm all materials supplied! Pack a lunch

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Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: Materials Included $125
Session Dates: Sun. Jan. 7 10am-2pm nonmembers ($75.00)
Sun. Jan. 7 10am-2 members ($65.00)

Teen Portfolio Building-with Liam Vogel

Teens will practice the essentials of drawing and painting from observation such as how to sketch ellipses, symmetrical shapes, and work with value to create high-quality pieces of work for your portfolio. Whether you’re preparing your portfolio for college or honing your skills, working from observation is one of best ways to improve and maintain artistic skill. All equipment and materials provided. $25 per hour

Liam Vogel

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $25/hour schedule a week in advance, afterschool or weekends
Session Dates: any hour you choose ($25.00)

Private Lessons with Nicole Asendorf

Nicole will come to your house ($50/hour) or meet you at our school ($40/hour) for one to two children. She teaches painting and drawing lessons for children ages 4 and up.

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $50/hour at your house, $40/hour at our school
Session Dates: you set the date for your house ($50.00)
you set the date for our school ($40.00)

Drawing and Painting Animals With Liam Vogel

Learn how to create beautifully realistic drawings and paintings of your favorite furry friends! In this month long workshop, you will learn a variety of drawing and painting techniques that will be used to create your very own animal themed masterpiece! Topics covered in the class will include drawing birds to learn anatomical proportion, drawing dogs and cats to learn how to render realistic fur textures, and learning how light and color can be used to make your furry friend as visually pleasing  as possible. Students will spend the first 2 classes learning all of the necessary foundational techniques, and will move into acrylic painting during the rest of the sessions to complete an artwork of their favorite animal! All Materials will be supplied, but if the student wishes to do their final painting larger than 8×10, they may bring their own stretched canvas (no larger than 18×24.) Students must register for all 4 sessions to participate in the class, no single day drop-ins permitted. This is a beginner level course designed for teens, and pre teens. Class will be held 4 fridays in April from 6-8pm

4 session workshop $125.00–  Fridays 6:00-7:30

($100.00 for Members of the Wallkill River School)


Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $125.00 for 4 sessions
Session Dates: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 nonmembers ($125.00)
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 members ($100.00)

One-Day Artist Series with Nicole Asendorf

September 9

Printmaking Fun with Nicole Asendorf! (Ages 5-11)
Students will explore a variety of different printmaking techniques. Concepts of color, repetition, and
positive/negative space will be discussed.

September 30

Van Gogh with Nicole Asendorf (Ages 7-14)
Artist Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings and impasto style of painting will be used for inspiration for this class. We
will specifically be using his Almond Blossom painting as a guide for our own Blossom painting!

October 7

Still Life Painting with Nicole Asendorf (Ages 7-14)
Students will choose between watercolor and acrylic to paint an autumn themed still life arranged by the
instructor. Observational skills and painting techniques will be discussed.

October 14
Perspective with Nicole Asendorf (Ages 7-14)
Students will create a Fall/Halloween themed perspective project. Rules of perspective will be taught.

November 11

Art Through Literature with Nicole Asendorf (Ages 5-8)
Students will create a work of art based on popular children’s literature. Stories read will be used as
inspiration for the project. Do you have a favorite children’s book? Bring it to class to share. New books
are always being added!

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $30 for one day workshop
Session Dates: "Printmaking" September 9th 10:00am-12:00pm ($30.00)
"Van Gogh" September 30th 10:00am-12:00pm ($30.00)
"Still Life Painting" October 7th 10:00am-12:00pm ($30.00)
"Perspective" October 14th 10:00am-12:00pm ($30.00)
"Art Through Literature" November 11th 10:00am-12:00pm ($30.00)

Sip and Paint With Nicole Asendorf

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: Sept.29th 6:30-8:30 Barn ($30.00)
Oct. 7th 1:00-3:00 Owls & Moon ($30.00)
Oct. 7th 1:00-3:00 Owls & Moon Children ($20.00)
Oct 14th 1:00-3:00 Boo Cat in the Hat ($30.00)
Oct. 28th 5:00-7:00 Frankenpots ($30.00)

Beginning Painting with Shawn Dell Joyce

Want to paint, but not sure if you want to try watercolor, acrylic, pastel, or palette knife painting? Learn basic painting techniques, color mixing, brushwork, and experiment with a different media each class. Great fun and a great way to try each media without spending a lot of money on materials. All materials are supplied, finish a complete painting each class, use a different media each class. Perfect class for adults, teens and children accompanied by adults!

Saturday 1:00-3:00 P.M.

September 9th Watercolor Poppies

September 23rd Shawangunk Ridge in Acrylic

September 30th Pastel Pumpkin

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $100 for members, $120 for nonmembers
Session Dates: Watercolor Poppies Sept. 9 ($30.00)
Shawangunk Ridge Acrylic Sept 23rd ($30.00)
Pastel Pumpkin Sept. 30th ($30.00)

Private Lessons With Ayanna Terry

Private Lessons offered for $25.00/hour. Beginner level instruction offered in all fine art mediums, with specialized instruction offered in Illustration, Character Design, anime styled art, and Fashion Illustration

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $25.00
Session Dates: any hour ($25.00)
two hours ($40.00)

Beginning Cartooning with Ayanna Terry

Have cartoons such as Steven Universe, Adventure Time, or Sailor Moon inspired you to try your hand at cartooning? Learn the basics from Ayanna Terry such as the principles and elements of art, and how to apply them to cartooning. Create your very own cartoon, and breathe life into it! All materials are supplied, just bring your creativity and desire to learn! Saturdays 2-4pm.

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $100 for session (4 classes)
Session Dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 2-4pm ($100.00)
first class only ($25.00)

Advance Cartooning and Anime with Ayanna Terry

Advanced class building upon basic cartooning skills from Beginning Cartooning class (prerequisite). Take your cartoon character and make them move! Learn the skills needed to create a 3D world and build a story around your character. Saturdays, 2-4pm. All materials supplied. Open to ages 8 to 18.

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $100 for 4 sessions
Session Dates: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 ($100.00)
first class only ($25.00)