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. Online class only until May How an online class works 


Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.02.51 AMMaterials list: pencils, charcoal, paper and mirror

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: 4 sessions $80 online
Session Dates: attend online Sat. in Feb. 10am-noon ($80.)
try one class online for free! ($0)
prorated 3 online classes ($60.)
online March. Tuesday evenings 7-9pm ($80.)
online April, Tuesday afternoon 1-3pm ($80.)
at Wallkill River School Saturday in May ($120.)
online Sat. 10am-noon in May ($80.)

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 or online How an online class works

Liam Vogel

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $25/hour schedule a week in advance, afterschool or weekends
Session Dates: any hour you choose ($25.00)
online hour ($20.00)

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, or online for $20/hour. She teaches painting and drawing lessons for children ages 4 and up.How an online class works

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)
you set the date for online lesson ($20.00)

One-Day Artist Workshops with Nicole Asendorf

Winter Watercolor With Nicole Asendorf    Ages 7-14      Saturday January 13th 10:AM-12:00 Noon   $30.00
This One-Day Workshop is perfect for the Beginner Watercolorist. Students will be introduced to the different techniques used to create a successful watercolor painting. Step by step instructions will be given.

Snowman Painting With Nicole Asendorf       Ages 6-12    Saturday January 13th      1:00-2:30 PM    $30.00  

Students will create a Fun, easy Snowman Painting using Acrylic Paint and a Textured Medium to create the effect of “Snow”

Still Life with Nicole Asendorf    Ages 7-14   Sunday  January 28th   10:00-12:00  $30.00

Students will choose between Watercolor and Pastel to Paint/Draw a Still Life arranged by the Instructor. Observational Skills and Painting/Drawing Techniques will be discussed.

Family Flamingo Valentines Painting With Nicole Asendorf      All Ages     Sunday February 4th 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon    $50.00 for Two Canvases

Join us and Bring a Friend, Sibling, or other Family Member to Create this fun Flamingo Painting that when joined together creates a Heart.

Art Through Literature With Nicole Asendorf        Ages 5-8     Saturday February 17th   10:00 AM- 12:00 Noon        $30.00

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 childrens book? Bring it to class to share. New books are always being added!!!!!


Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $30 for one day workshop
Session Dates: Winter Wonderland January 13th ($30.00)
Snowman Painting January 13th ($30.00)
Still Life January 28th ($30.00)
Family Flamingo Valentine February 4th ($30.00)
Art Through Literature February 17th ($30.00)

Sip and Paint With Nicole Asendorf

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: Dec. 16th 4:30-6:30 Adults ($30.00)
Dec. 16th Children ($20.00)

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. Shawn takes you through the basics of drawing your subject then laying out your palette, choosing your brushes, and painting each step of the way. Open to acrylic or oils ONLINE ONLY!  How an online class works

Materials List for Beginning Painting with Shawn Dell Joyce

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $80 for members, not available to nonmembers
Session Dates: 4 Saturdays in Feb. 1-3pm ONLINE ($80.00)
Try one online class for free ($0)
Three classes in Feb. ONLINE ($60.00)

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. Online private lessons available!How an online class works

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $25.00
Session Dates: any hour ($25.00)
two hours ($40.00)
online hour ($20.00)
online two hours ($30.)

Teen Drop In With Ayanna Terry

Teen Drop In With Ayanna…. All Levels… All Mediums….

On-Going Saturdays  12:00-2:00


$25.00 per session.. 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: 25.00
Session Dates: Any Sat. 12-2pm ($25.00)
online for the next sat. ($10.)

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. In house or online: How an online class works

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $100 for 4 sessions
Session Dates: Sat. Feb. 2-4pm ($100.00)
Single Session ($25.00)
online class (4 sessions) ($75.00)
try a class for free! Online ($0)
try a class for free (new student only) ($0)
Sat.s in March, 2-4pm ($100.)
Sat. in April. 2-4pm ($100.)

Watercolor for Young People with Leslie Bender

Watercolor, Pen and Ink Class (for young people)

This class is designed to generate awareness and excitement learning pen and ink and watercolor techniques. Through imaginative experimentation and still life studies, students will discover color, texture, representing objects, and their own taste in designing unique artworks. Each class includes a technique demonstration and individualized guidance from the instructor.

Materials list – Watercolor sketchbook, at least 9 x 12 inches, pen set with quill and different size nibs, bottle of black ink (colored inks welcome) watercolor set or tubes, brushes, thin to very wide (chip or latex brushes from the hardware store are good for wide size: 1.5~ 2 inch wide), white candle and/or masking fluid, pencils and erasers,

watercolor palette, cup for water, and paper towels.

Leslie Bender is a Hudson Valley artist and has shown in regional galleries for 30 years. She has work in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, as and has exhibited in a number of museums in the United States.


Saturdays 3-5pm in house or online: How an online class works




Instructor: Leslie Bender
Price: $120 for 4 consecutive classes (members)
Session Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24 nonmembers ($140.00)
Mach 3, 10, 17, 24 members ($120.00)
March 3, 10, 17, 24 online ($80.00)
Try a single class for free ($0)
Try an online class for free ($0)