Cobalt Studios

Dedicated to Quality Scenic Painting & Training Since 1988

845-583-7025 Company Website

This small company is known for special attention to everyone - the student, customer, the project. We provide what you need at competitive rates.

A fully operational Scenic Painting Studio, Cobalt Studios specializes in Painting Scenic Backdrops, Scrims, and Translucencies of any design on any fabric, both opaque and translucent. We also paint hard scenery, flats, other set pieces and props in partnership with set construction shops. We produce murals, sculpture, and signwork.

Our Artisans are also skilled in decorative painting including floorcloths, faux-finishing, marbleizing, woodgraining and trompe l'oeil. If your project can't be painted in our studio we can send a crew to your location.

Specialty Pro Seminars offered throughout the school year. Summer Scene Painting and Teacher Training courses offered in Summer.

We offer a two year Scenic Artist Training Program which is ideal for a student who is intent on becoming a Scenic Artist or for Design Students or Designers that want to become proficient scenic painters. This program offers the balance of technical skill-building, classwork and valuable portfolio-building apprenticeship-style training.

Cobalt Studios is known throughout the industry for sending productive and skillful graduates into the workforce as professional Scenic Artists.

Cobalt Studios, Inc. is a unique company which offers services in three areas.
  1. Training in Scenic Painting and Scenic Art on all levels
  2. Custom Scenic Painting Services, specializing in Painted Soft goods; Backdrops, opaque and translucent, Scrims, Skins for hard scenery. Also offering on-site painting services.
Located two hours northwest of New York City, our 125' x 38' paint deck is ready to be at your service.
845-583-7025 | Website
134 Royce Road PO Box 79
White Lake, NY 12786, Sullivan County
Hudson Valley NY New York Metro Region
Year Founded: 1988
Industries Served
Theatrical Shows
Ballet and Dance
Musicals and Opera
Touring Productions
Trade Shows
Special Events
Major Clients
Richmond Ballet
Busch Gardens
Les Ballets de Trocadero
Charlotte Ballet
Circque Dreams
USITT (the Education section) awarded Cobalt Studios a special citation for Outstanding Work in Education for 25 years of dedication to the Training of Scenic Artists in 2013
Boston University School of Theatre awarded the 2013 “Certificate Excellence in Scenic Art”
USITT conferred upon Rachel the Honor of becoming an Institute “Fellow” in 2016
“No one beats Cobalt for process, ease, and price. The work is guaranteed to be Broadway-quality, and I’ve never been disappointed. Easy to get to and easy to work with. Always a pleasure working with Cobalt!”
Court Watson, Scenic Designer, 2017

“This program is one of the most useful trainings I have ever completed in my teaching career. The facilities, the faculty…absolutely incredible. I have used every technique I learned in that course and my school’s productions are now much more professional. I have taught numerous students these techiniques – many of which can even be used in your own home! Absolutely hands-down worth it.”
Lindsay Shields on Teachers Training, January 2017
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134 Royce Road PO Box 79 White Lake, NY 12786
Sullivan County, Hudson Valley NY New York Metro Region
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Show backdrop in Production
Show backdrop in Production

Kansas City Ballet, "The Nutcracker"

Candy Skyline Backdrop
Candy Skyline Backdrop

Kansas City Ballet, "The Nutcracker"


Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater's Mirandolina.

"Enchanted Toy Shop"

Richmond Ballet

"Enchanted Toy Shop"

Richmond Ballet

Mohegan Sun, New Year's Drop
Mohegan Sun, New Year's Drop

Cobalt Studios

Resetting the Stage

Inside Cobalt Studios in White Lake, New York, scenic designer Alain Vaes ruminates on his obsession with detail.

Cobalt Studios at USITT 2015

Rachel Keebler from Cobalt Studios shows off a stencil pattern on a carpet that a student from their training program completed.