Leah Lopez Atelier Exhibit is now open!


What goes on at Greenville Arms 1889 Inn for the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops?

Less than a week left to get into this special workshop that I only do once every 2 years!

So sign up now for "Still Life to Landscape", a 5-day painting workshop.

The Hudson River Valley Art Workshops' all-in-one workshop environment provides you with exceptional value and maximum enjoyment!   

5-day workshop packages include 5 full days of class, 6 nights lodging, breakfasts, dinners, unlimited coffee and tea, plus Cookie Time! The studio is open 24 hours.  Take a look...

Highlights from past workshops with Leah Lopez:

June 2013 part 2 

June 2013  

June 2011 part 2 

June 2011

May 2009 

Interview with Leah Lopez


Art Workshops Overview

Our goal at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops is to provide you the opportunity to explore new techniques and materials by bringing you together with today's top professional teachers in an environment that is safe, comfortable, inspiring, and most of all - FUN!

The Workshop Studio

The workshops are held in the Carriage House Studio. It is a spacious facility with excellent lighting. Available for your use during the workshops are foam core design wall boards, 24" x 18" light box, and an in-studio sink.

The studio is open 24 hours, so you can continue working on projects as long as you like.

The Carriage House, besides housing the studio, also has 9 of the guest rooms and is surrounded by extensive gardens, lawns, and woods - perfect for stretching your legs and getting some fresh air during a workshop.

The Main Inn is where the dining rooms are located, as well as 5 of the guest rooms. It is located just across the parking lot from the Carriage House, so everything is close by.

The Food

Breakfast features a full short-order menu, in addition to a fruit, yogurt, and cereal buffet. You can choose anything from buttermilk pancakes, french toast, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, or poached eggs - and sides of maple bacon or sausage. The hot dishes are made to your order and served to you by our friendly waitstaff.

In the afternoon, freshly baked cookies are available in the dining rooms.

Dinner is a fixed 3-course gourmet meal. Usually starting with soup or a salad, followed by the main dish, and then dessert. Freshly baked bread is served every night and all dishes are made from scratch, including the desserts! Everyone is served the same meal.

We are experienced and understanding about handling all sort of dietary restrictions, as long as we are notified in advance so that we have time to prepare alternate dishes.

The inn has an extensive reasonably priced wine and beer menu to further enhance you meals. Everyone enjoys gathering in our parlors or on the front porch, in good weather, before and after dinner.

The Lodging

Greenville Arms 1889 Inn has been home to the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops since 1982, but has been a bed and breakfast welcoming guests since the early 1950's.

The guest rooms have private bathrooms, individually controlled A/C and heating, a mini-fridge, and daily housekeeping service!

There are no TVs in the guest rooms (who needs them when you are having so much fun with everyone in the workshop), but there is a TV/DVD in the Carriage House Studio and in the upstairs parlor in the Main Inn. There is also wireless internet access throughout the property.

A 5-day workshop package includes a full 6 nights lodging, with breakfast, dinner, cookies, and unlimited coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. When you attend a 3-day workshop, the package includes 3 nights lodging, with breakfast, dinner, cookies, and coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. We also host a wine and cheese reception on your first night, before dinner.


To see this year's workshop schedule at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops with images of each instructor's work, go to the Instructors page.

To receive our full color brochure, just fill in the Information Request Form.

For quick information about our prices, packages, and policies, you can view and print an Enrollment form. You can use the enrollment form to sign up for a workshop or just give us a call to sign up over the phone.


Here's what some of the people who have experienced our workshops have to say:

"This place is amazing & I am super thankful for all the hard work you guys put in to make such a creative environment. I will be telling all my friends about this." - Molly '13

"What an amazing venue for workshops, creating and peace. The food is incredible, I can't say enough about the whole experience. You rock!!” – Kathyanne White ‘10

"The meals were all excellent. I was amazed (and grateful) at your ability to adjust your menus to special diets. Thank you." – Diane Serber ‘09

"Every experience at Greenville Arms/Hudson River Valley Art Workshops is better than the one before. I look forward to coming back next year." - Sherry Ward '13

Some of the extras:

Life By Chocolate is our gourmet chocolate company and it's blog is were Chef / Chocolatier Mark often posts his recipes, chocolate or otherwise. 

Delicious recipes

Introduction to Leah Lopez Atelier

I started the Leah Lopez Atelier because I became aware that many students hungered for a connection, a source to draw from and essentially, an ongoing student/mentor relationship. When that dynamic is present and coupled with good instruction, art students flourish.
— Leah Lopez


Leah Lopez, a New Mexico native, studied traditional drawing and painting in the West and the Southwest before moving to New York to attend the Art Students League. Her oil paintings are an expression of 'elegance and romance' and are treasured by collectors across the US. With 14 years of teaching experience, Leah is an eminent teacher at the New York Academy of Art and a mentor for aspiring artists. Over the last five years, Leah has drawn to her, students from across the country. They come to study in her private studio, which is located on Union Square, and is also the location of Leah Lopez Atelier. Leah explains, "When I started the Leah Lopez Atelier, I became aware that many art students hungered for a connection, a source to draw from and essentially, an ongoing student/mentor relationship. When that dynamic is present and coupled with good instruction, art students flourish.” 


LLA offers classes, workshops and private sessions for beginner to advanced art students. 


More to come in February!