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 7-10) 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.

One Day Only!  October 20th 10 am to 12 pm.

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: October 20th 10-12:00 pm ($30.00)

Acrylic Painting For Kids with Liam Vogel (recommended ages 4-10)

This beginner level painting class is for kids looking to get into the wonderful world of painting! Students will learn about the essential materials used in painting, the process of color mixing, how to paint with different tools,  and how to achieve fun and interesting effects! Students will work from a mix of photographs and step by step instruction, to complete simple yet stunning works of art. each class will end with a comprehensive analysis of each students work, where we discuss what we like about each kids painting.  Basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific specific brushes/paints, if they have them.


October 6, 13, 20, 27  12- 2:00pm

$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)


Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: October 27th ($35.00)
October 20th ($35.00)
October 13th ($35.00)
October 6th ($35.00)
October 6, 13, 20, 27 ($125.00)

Sip and Paint With Nicole Asendorf

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: Owls and Moon Oct. 6th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ($30.00)
Munch Scream Oct 20th 1-3:00 PM ($30.00)
Boo Cat in the Hat Oct 26th 6:30-8:30 PM ($30.00)
Fall Wreath Nov 2nd 6:30-8:30 PM ($30.00)
Pumpkin Paint Nov. 9th 6:30-8:30 PM ($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
Session Dates: September 15th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
September 22nd 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
September 29th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
October 6, 13, 20, 27 2:30-4:00pm ($120.00)
October 6th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
October 13th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
October 20th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
October 27th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)

Watercolor Workshop with Nicole Asendorf (Ages 7-14)

Beginners are welcome! Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to paint using watercolors. Each class the student will create a new painting. Choices of paintings could include but are not limited to landscapes, beach scenes, birds, butterflies, etc.  Sundays! 

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: June 3 & 10 10am-12pm $75
Session Dates: June 3 & 10 10am-12pm ($75.00)

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

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: May 13 & 20 10am-12pm $75
Session Dates: May 13 & 20 10am-12pm ($75.00)
Repeating Dates: Sunday ($)

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)