Believing that the arts have the incredible power to uplift, enlighten and engage individuals of all races, backgrounds and ages, The Arts Community works to make the arts accessible to children and adults of the Hudson Valley. By introducing the arts to individuals at a young age and throughout their lifetime, The Arts Community strives to make the world a better, more positive place and ensure that all people can realize their fullest potential.

Why teach under the auspices of the Arts Community?


  • Insurance. The Arts Community can provide general liability insurance to cover classes and performances.
  • Location. The Arts Community has a database of available spaces in the area that may be suitable for your teaching needs.
  • Promotion. The Arts Community advertises classes and events in flyers and on the website.
  • Sponsors. The Arts Community sponsors groups and projects.


If you would like to submit a class proposal to The Arts Community, please complete the following information:



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Rachel has been working with clay for 12 years and has been selling her work since 2008. She runs an independent, small production studio in New Paltz and sells her work at 25 different craft shows each year. She also shows her work in several stores and galleries locally and in New England. She has taught private wheel over the years and is now opening her studio for larger classes in wheel and hand building.



Kim is the owner/Director of Bright Beginnings, a New Paltz preschool and licensed childcare center.  She has been President of 90 Miles Off Broadway, a 52 year old community theatre company, for more than 10 years.  Kim is a NYS Certified Teacher with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, with a BA Degree in Theatre.



Olga has been practicing qi gong since 2008 and since she was able to control her arthritis with qi gong, has learned how to heal people through qi gong and now she is teaching people how to heal themselves using energy, mind and intention, as well as how to heal others.