Children's Classes

Llamas in Pajamas with Julie Saltzberg Columbus Day Workshop

Hop out of bed and come paint with us!  We are spending three hours playing and creating a mixed-media collage piece with Llamas In Pajamas.

Artists will be exploring various techniques and mediums to create this multi-step project.

Step by step instruction is provided as young artists learn new skills, yet are provided the freedom to develop their own work.

Materials are included. Pack a peanut free snack, a drink, and wear your pajamas. 6-12 years old. Must be able to use scissors independently.

October 8th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM!

Taught by Julie Saltzberg of Art Pod NY

Instructor: Julie Saltzberg
Dates: October 8, 2018 ($75.00),

Advanced 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

Saturdays, 2-4pm


Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $25 per class, or $100 for a session
Session Dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29 2-4:00 ($100.00)
Sept. 8th ($25.00)
Sept 15th ($25.00)
Sept 22nd ($25.00)
Sept. 29th ($25.00)
October 6, 13, 20, 27 2-4:00 ($100.00)
Oct. 6th ($25.00)
Oct. 13th ($25.00)
Oct 20th ($25.00)
Oct. 27th ($25.00)
November 3, 10, 17 2-4:00 ($75.00)

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)

One-Day Artist Workshops with Nicole Asendorf

 This one day workshop is perfect for the family or just the kids.  Students will be taught step-by-step instructions to create this fun snowman scene.  Bring the whole family to create your own snowman family!  Personalization is encouraged. Once canvas per person.

Sunday, January 19th  10-12 pm

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $30 for one day workshop
Session Dates: January 19th 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ($30.00)

Sip and Paint With Nicole Asendorf

Come bring a friend and spend an enjoyable evening painting, sipping and snacking!  You bring refreshments and we will provide all of the materials.  Nicole will walk you through all the steps to create this fun painting!

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: January 18th Snowman 6:30-8:30 ($30.00)

Watercolor Studio with Liam Vogel (Children and Adults)

This painting class is for Children and Adults of all levels looking to get into the loose and colorful world of watercolor! Many times when students develop an interest in watercolor, the biggest obstacle is getting the paint to do what we, as the artist, want it to do! this class is designed to give students an understanding of the techniques used by professional watercolorists to achieve difficult textures, shapes, and compositions. Some of the topics covered will include, how to use the specific and unique materials used in watercolor painting, how to successfully mix very subtle or specific colors, how to maximize your control over the paint, and how to strategically paint with layers to create a sense of realism.  Students will work from a mix of photographs and still life setups, to complete painting exercises based on the topics previously mentioned. each class will finish with a comprehensive analysis of each students work, as well as a list of tips and projects that may be completed at home, if the student desires. Basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific specific brushes/paints, if they have them. It is highly suggested that students purchase a basic watercolor palette. you can find professional quality Japanese watercolor palettes for low cost on amazon, ranging in price from $8-$30 (depending on the amount of colors desired)

Click here to view the palette that I use



November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 12:00-2:00

$125 for 4 sessions – $200 for parent and Child

$35 for an individual session – $60 for Parent and Child ( if choosing this option online, please call to specify desired class date)

This class has a minimum age of 10 for any student attending without a parent




Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: November 24th ($35.00)
November 17th ($35.00)
November 10th ($35.00)
November 3rd ($35.00)
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th ($125.00)
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (parent and Child) ($200.00)
Parent and Child individual session ($60.00)

PORTFOLIO DROP-IN FOR TEENS WITH LIAM VOGEL ( for Teens and Advanced Children)

This 90 minute drop in is designed to give students professional assistance in completing drawing exercises, personal art projects, as well as school projects, in an effort to build up works with a college portfolio level of quality .  Not only will students receive assistance with their own project, they will also be given drawing assignments and exercises with the purpose of improving the students quality of work, which is one of the most crucial aspects to a successful portfolio. This class is open to any students looking to put together a consistent, high quality, body of work. students are not required to be working on a portfolio to participate in the class, and may use the instructors assistance during 90 minute session on any desired fine art projects. In addition to the high quality drawing exercises, students will also learn the importance of “breadth” in their portfolio ( the diversity of artistic approaches used within a body of work.) if necessary, students will also receive assistance in selecting a “concentration,” or focus within fine art, something that is required for every portfolio. Students are not required to bring any drawing/painting materials to the class, although its suggested that students bring photos of previously completed artwork for assessment. If students have any specific drawing materials they prefer, such as professional markers or pens, they are certainly welcome to bring them

This is a very individual program, focused on each individual students existing strengths and weaknesses. During the first ninety minute session, the instructor will review the students abilities, weaknesses and desired area of study, to determine the best course of instruction. wether you are looking to narrow down your area of artistic focus, simply improve the quality of your work, or complete a college level portfolio submission, this program will provide you professional guidance for the next step in your artistic journey!

This Class is also available as a privately scheduled session. Contact the Wallkill River School with your desired dates and times for classes, and we will schedule private portfolio sessions.

SATURDAYS  2:30-4:00

$30 per session

Instructor: William Vogel
Dates: November 24, 2018 ($30), December 15, 2018 ($30), December 22, 2018 ($30), January 12, 2019 ($30), January 19, 2019 ($30), January 26, 2019 ($30),

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 ($125.00)
Repeating Dates: Sunday ($)

Value & Form 2 with Nicole Asendorf (Ages 7-14)

Students are able to work in any drawing medium. They will be guided through exercises in value and form. Students will also begin drawing simple subjects and arrangements. Everyone is encouraged to bring objects of interest from home to share with the class for the day.Material List for Nicole’s Drawing Classes  SUNDAYS

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: April 8, 15, & 29 10am-12pm $100 plus $30 material fee Or Material list
Session Dates: April 8, 15, & 29 10am-12pm ($100.00)