What do current and past students, their parents, and adult participants have to say about their experiences with Alyssa at Atelier Art Studio

“They bring home more than art projects - they are full of ideas and enthusiasm.”

Alyssa, with all her energy and inspiration, provides such a wonderful service to both children and adults in our community. I am so grateful that my children have been able to step into her world on a weekly basis as she helps them grow as artists. They bring home more than art projects - they are full of ideas and enthusiasm. Favorite part of their weekly routine!

— Lisa, Westfield, Vermont

“Where students on all ages and abilities are comfortable and inspired!”

Our children participate in homeschool and after school classes at Atelier Art Studio. Alyssa has created a space where students of all ages and abilities are comfortable and inspired. Her passion, talent, world travels, and knowledge of art are passed onto her students. She not only teaches techniques, but also historical importance while encouraging students to express themselves and make real world connections. The kids have a wonderful time at her parties too! She takes care of everything allowing parents to watch all the fun memories being made!

— Julie, Newport Center, Vermont


“Alyssa always makes me feel artistic!.”

I have taken several classes at Atelier Studio with Alyssa and every class has been interesting, fun, and inspiring. Alyssa is there to teach then let’s her students take it from there. She is very respectful of her students needs and wants. I would highly recommend trying a class, explore your inner talent!! Alyssa always makes me feel artistic! 

— Jody, Newport, Vermont

“She sets the bar high but at the same time makes sure we reach the goal”

Mrs. D is literally one of the most amazing women I know. As an art teacher she comes up with amazing (and sometimes scary) ideas for projects. She sets the bar high but at the same time makes sure we reach the goal by giving us tips and encouraging us to make bold color decisions. I am very grateful for Mrs. D and her fun stories and advice. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without my weekly art class!

— Ava (age 15) Westfield, Vermont


“Created confidence in my child”

Alyssa’s genuine ability and connection to her students has created confidence in my child and inspired Aeriel to pursue her interests in an Art career.

— Emmi, Brownington, Vermont

“Such a source of rest and relaxation”

The adult art classes at Atelier Art Studio have been such a source of rest and relaxation for me as a busy mom. Even with little to no skills, Alyssa’s support helps me to experience the joy and pride of creating beautiful pieces of art.

— Ann, Derby Line, Vermont


“Simply the best art education in the region.”

Alyssa provides simply the best art education in the region. One of the things I have always loved about her teaching is that she connects learning the "how to" of art with the "why" and the "who's who" of art history, which I appreciate very much for my children!

— Rachel, Derby, Vermont

“Art is so amazing, I’m never going to quit.”

Art with Mrs. D is awesome! Art is so amazing I’m never going to quit. I’ve done many pieces of art and my art is all over my house. Art is my favorite activity out of all the activities I do. I am so thankful for my teacher!

— Olivia (age 10) Westfield, Vermont