Art Classes


From June to August 2018, art classes will be held by fellow Artist/Teacher Frances Rodriguez at her own studio. For inquiries about summer art classes please contact her directly. 

Frances Rodriguez
3915 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
phone: 334-300-1787

Atelier Mimi will resume its regular class schedule on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018.


Are you curious about color theory and the Impressionist’s fascinating use of color? Or would you like to know how to create three-dimensionality in a drawing, how to successfully organize elements in a composition, or how to find a good motif for a picture? Then come take art lessons at Atelier Mimi on Oak Street, New Orleans.

Choose from a variety of classes or mix and match your favorite techniques: pencil drawing, pen and ink drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor, collages, card making, arts and crafts, and printmaking. 

At Atelier Mimi, we look at nature, the city, and our immediate surroundings for inspiration. You get to create realistic as well as abstract works of art.

Enjoy learning from a local artist and experienced college teacher about the greatest masters in the history of art and how to apply their techniques to your own work. 

One-on-one or in small groups of up to four students, you will explore your own artistic potential by learning from other artists, by practicing how to look at your environment with an artist’s eye, and by playing with techniques that will help you spur your imagination. 

Course rates include basic art supplies! 

CHILDREN age 4-12
Group size: 2-6 students

One-on-one / Group lessons
1 hr          $ 35 / $ 25
1 1/2 hrs   $ 45 / $ 30
2 hrs        $ 55 / $ 35
2 1/2 hrs  $ 65 / $ 40
3 hrs        $ 75 / $ 45 incl. snack break

TEENAGERS age 13-17
Group size: 2-4 students

One-on-one / Group lessons
1 hr          $ 45 / $ 30
1 1/2 hrs   $ 55 / $ 35
2 hrs        $ 65 / $ 40
2 1/2 hrs  $ 75 / $ 45
3 hrs        $ 85 / $ 50 incl. snack break

ADULTS age 18+
Group size: 2-4 students

One-on-one / Group lessons
1 hr          $ 50 / $ 30
1 1/2 hrs   $ 70 / $ 40
2 hrs        $ 90 / $ 50
2 1/2 hrs  $ 110 / $ 60
3 hrs        $ 130 / $ 70 incl. snack break

Revised June 2017

Children and Teenagers

Is your child enthusiastic about arts and crafts, drawing and painting? Are you looking for a new activity for your kids that encourages creative expression?

Our Norwegian friend Stella painting a sunny landscape

Finger printing with young summer campers, 2014

On location sketching
with 9 and 11 year old sisters, 
summer 2017

Atelier Mimi offers a variety of classes and themes geared towards a young audience.You may choose from appropriate topics, such as jungle, ocean, beach, pirates, school, farm animals, family, or self portrait, to name just a few. Your children get to work in different techniques including painting, drawing, printmaking, as well as arts and crafts. The latter are lots of fun and very popular among young children.

 Birthday party arts and crafts activities


Miriam Lilje
(504) 616-4742

For inquiries about 
please contact:

Frances Rodriguez
3915 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
phone: (334) 300-1787

Scheduling Typically, individual and group lessons for all age groups take place on a weekly basis. Ask for a day and time that suits your schedule, and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Payment Once we receive your payment, we will reserve and commit to the requested time slot for you. We ask regular students to schedule and pay for a series of sessions in advance, at the beginning of each month. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. 

Cancellation Policy Atelier Mimi reserves the course time especially for you. If you have to cancel a class meeting, please call or text Miriam Lilje at least 24 hrs ahead of time. In case of a same-day cancellation, you will be charged 50% of the course fee. In case of a no-show, you will be charged 100% of the course fee. Refunds can be offered only if you cancel more than 24 hours ahead of your appointment.

Art Supplies The course fees include all of the supplies and tools needed for drawing, painting, printmaking, arts & crafts, card making, and mixed media projects. For more costly materials, such as artist quality stretched canvas or oil paint, we ask for a contribution. All supplies will be provided at the studio.


Abstract Painting Workshop, Spring 2017

~ Sorry, we currently don't have any workshops scheduled.

To register for a workshop,
just click on an event in the calendar below.

Miriam Lilje
(504) 616-4742