Children's Classes

Art Making Fun with Nicole Asendorf

June 2, 23, & 30   10am – 12pm

This class is designed for your littlest artist. Your child will be exposed to a variety of art mediums and techniques such as painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Great class for beginners!

$30 a session OR $75 for 3 sessions


Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: June 2, 23, 30 ($75.00)
June 2nd ($30.00)
June 23rd ($30.00)
June 30th ($30.00)

Sip and Paint to Benefit Wallkill River School Summer Programs!

Don’t miss out on this fun and creative opportunity to produce a breathtaking artwork AND help support the Wallkill River School in our mission to provide the joy of art to our community! We have been able to provide hundreds of children’s scholarships over the years, and its events like this that make it possible! All of the proceeds from these benefits will go to support the Wallkill River School in our endeavors, so make a difference, be a part of the arts community you love, and sign up today!

Paint this fun and wild watercolor of poppies

on Firday May 31st from 6-8pm at Wallkill

River School of Art! use spontaneous and fluid

painting techniques to create this beautiful piece

of wall art for your home or office!






Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint a landscape of the area in

which you live? Well this is the perfect opportunity to do so, AND help

out a vital cultural center like the Wallkill River School! Paint this beautiful

hot air balloon over the Hudson on Saturday June 22nd from 6-8pm

at the Wallkill River School of Art!

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: May 31st Poppy Watercolor 6-8pm ($40.00)
June 22nd Hot air Balloon over the Hudson ($40.00)

Kandinsky Circles with Nicole Asendorf

Kandinsky Circles with Nicole Asendorf  (Ages 6-10) June 2  1:00pm-3:00pm $30

Students will use artist Wassily Kandinsky as inspiration for this class and create a colorful drawing using oil pastels. Concentric circles will be the subject of the drawing. Color and blending will be discussed.

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: June 2nd ($30.00)

Eric Carle Collage with Nicole Asendorf

Eric Carle Collage with Nicole Asendorf (All Ages) June 30 1:00pm-3:00pm $30

Students will learn about author and illustrator Eric Carle. His books will be read and used as inspiration for the animal collage they will create. Shape, overlapping, and texture will be discussed.

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: June 30th ($30)

Skill Building Drawing Program with Liam Vogel

This semi private drawing program is intended to help students develop and improve their drawing ability, no matter what skill level they currently have. Students will be given different traditional drawing exercises depending on their skill level and artistic interests. The instructor will work with each student one on one, in a semi private format, to determine the best possible course of development. Classes will end with a discussion of that days assignments, followed by a critique of  the work that was accomplished. Students may bring outside assignments if they require assistance with a particular drawing that they hope to complete. All materials for in class assignments will be supplied by the instructor, but students are encouraged to get a sketchbook for working outside of class. The instructor will provide each student with optional sketchbook assignments for drawing exercises, which is considered an essential practice for any developing artists. Due to the class being offered in a semi private format, class size is very limited, so students must pre register in advance.

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: May 4th 12:30-2:30pm ($35.00)
May 11th 12:30-2:30pm ($35.00)
May 18th 12:30-2:30pm ($35.00)
May 25th 12:30-2:30pm ($35.00)
June 1st 12:30-2:30pm ($35.00)
June 8th 12:30-2:30pm ($35.00)
June 15th 12:30-2:30pm ($35.00)
June 22nd 12:30-2:30pm ($35.00)
June 29th 12:30-2:30pm ($35.00)

Cartooning and Illustration with Ayanna Terry (Ages 8-18)

Advanced class building upon basic cartooning skills.  Take your cartoon character and make them move!  Learn the skills needed to create a 3D world and build a story around your character.  All materials supplied

Open to ages 8 to 18

on going – every Saturday, 2-4pm September through June

This class will take a break for the summer, July – August – Check out our exciting week-long summer classes!



Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $25 per class, or $100 for a month (4 weeks)
Session Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th ($125.00)
March 2nd 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 9th 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 16th 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 23rd 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 31st 2-4:00 ($25.00)
any saturday (call or email to specify) ($25.00)
April 6, 13, 20,27 ($100.00)
April 6th ($25.00)
April 13th ($25.00)
April 20th ($25.00)
April 27th ($25.00)
May 4, 11, 18, 25 ($100.00)
May 4th ($25.00)
May 11th ($25.00)
May 18th ($25.00)
May 25th ($25.00)
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 ($125.00)
June 1st ($25.00)
June 8th ($25.00)
June 15th ($25.00)
June 22nd ($25.00)
June 29th ($25.00)

Art through Literature (Ages 5-8) with Nicole Asendorf

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!

All materials will be provided.

Sundays in March 10:-12:00 PM


Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31st 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ($125.00)

Painting Skill Building Program with Liam Vogel

The skill building painting program is intended to give students of all ages and experience levels a more in depth understanding of different painting techniques. Students will learn the importance of color, composition, and value, and how each particular painting medium handles these elements. Students will alternate between working from still life setups, and working from photographic reference to produce completed drawings, which we will critique as a group, in an attempt to discover the strengths/weaknesses of each student individually! Basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific materials if they have them. Advanced Students may bring their own project or idea, and the instructor can assist the student with completing the project. Every Month the skill building painting program will cycle through a new painting discipline. Each month will have a particular medium and style associated with it.


Experimental Acrylic Paintingthis round of classes is intended to give students a feel for working with acrylic paints. from heavy body paint paint worked with a palette knife, to transparent and fluid acrylic brush painting, This class will give students an opportunity to produce abstract and experimental paintings, without the restrictive rules of traditional approaches to acrylic painting. below you can find examples of the alcohol painting project (left) the finger painting project (right)



Fluid and Controlled Watercolor painting: this class will take students through different approaches to watercolor painting, particularly looking at the contrasting approaches used by artists. Students will complete 2 “loose and expressive” watercolor Paintings, and 1 “tight and realistic” watercolor painting, all while learning the fundamentals of color mixing, composition, and brushwork. below you can find examples of a “loose” painting (left) and a “tight” painting (right)



Mixed Media Art Making: This group of classes is focused on combining varying artistic mediums to gain new and unique effects. Students will work with 2-3 different mediums per class to produce a finished artwork. Students are particularly encouraged to experiment and have fun with the techniques. The instructor will show students how to create traditional and contemporary styles of painting, through a mixture of pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and collage. below you can see our “color as value” pastel and acrylic project (left)  and the watercolor/pastel project (right)


$35 for an individual session. Saturdays 2:30-4:30pm

(class is open to all ages, but children under the age of 6 must attend with adults)

Instructor: William Vogel
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: March 10th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
March 17th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
March 30th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
April 13th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
April 20th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
April 27th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
May 11th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
May 18th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
May 25th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)

August 12-16th AM Summer Fashion Illustration with Ayanna Terry

Ages: 12 – 18

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Wallkill River School, Patchett House, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY 12549

Fashion has existed for centuries as a form of expression. For those who want to express their sense of style through illustration, this is the class for you! Students will learn the techniques necessary to convey their ideas, such as using textures and color. By the end of the summer course, every student will have their own illustrative line of work to show off!


Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $125.00 for one week
Session Dates: August 12-13th 10-12:00 ($125.00)

Beginning Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry


illustration exists everywhere in the world around us, from television to books. Young ones who are interested in how to create through this stylized form of art are welcome to this week-long summer camp. Children will learn the building blocks of illustration, from line and form to value and color. Students will have the ability to

illustrate whatever comes to their imagination by the end of the course.

Ideal for ages 5-10 but older students are welcome and will be given more advanced projects.

This is a week-long course with morning sessions from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Wallkill River School




Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Dates: ($), ($),
Session Dates: Aug 6-10th 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)
Aug 27-31st 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)

Sip and Paint With Nicole Asendorf

Sip and Paint with Nicole, Paint beautiful and easy paintings for kids and adults!  We provide the instructor and materials, you provide any refreshments you would like.

Regular parties $30 per person || Charity Benefits/Fundraisers $40 per person (50% of proceeds goes to your charity!)



Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: Different for each project!
Dates: ($),

Palette Knife Painting with Nicole Asendorf (Ages 7-14) Sundays

Students will be working with acrylic paint and palette knives to create a painting of their choice. Images will be provided for students to work from or they may bring their own. Demonstrations will be given to provide the students the skills they need to be successful when painting using this technique.Material List for Nicole’s Drawing Classes

Sundays February 2019

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $125.00 for the month
Session Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24 10-12:00 PM ($125.00)
Repeating Dates: Sunday ($)