Welcome to        
     Atelier Mimi 

Located in Uptown New Orleans, Atelier Mimi offers an accessible, cozy arts experience to both locals and visitors. In addition to providing a variety of art classes, Atelier Mimi is Miriam Lilje's personal painting studio. 

Our intent is to foster a calm yet engaging environment for art education and appreciation, allowing for a personalized dialogue between artist, students, and patrons alike. 

 We hope that our space and community inspires, nurtures, and feeds us all.

More about our art...

On display and for sale in the studio are works by local artist Miriam Lilje, featuring paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, collage, printmaking, sketchbooks, and greeting cards. 

Miriam's Work

Please send us an email to schedule a studio visit or to inquire about works of art for purchase.


Natalie Toth sews one-of-a kind tote bags, wallets, and custom face coverings from fun fabrics for us. As a fine artist, she is known for her gorgeous assemblages:

Natalie Toth's Work

More about our art classes...

Owned by Artist and Art Historian Miriam Lilje, Atelier Mimi is a place where friends come together to paint, draw, craft, experiment with different materials and techniques, and develop their artistic skills in a relaxing environment.

We meet one-on-one or in small groups of up to three people so that classes can be tailored towards individual needs and creative interests.

At Atelier Mimi, students of all ages get to explore a variety of drawing and painting techniques, such as pencil, pastel, ink, watercolor, acrylic, and oil. We also offer collage, printmaking, as well as arts and crafts projects.

Besides learning to see our surroundings with an artist's eye, we look at the work of famous artists of the past and present and their contributions to art history for inspiration.

Miriam Lilje truly enjoys teaching students young and old who are at different stages in their lives. All skill levels are welcome!