Bringing the Studio to your Living Room
Laura Leigh is a fine artist and maker of organic watercolor paints based in New Paltz, NY. Laura blends the line between abstraction and landscape in her plein air oil paintings. After completing her BFA in Painting and Drawing from SUNY New Paltz in 2014, Laura has completed several artist's residency programs, most notably at Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Laura has taught painting and pigment classes and workshops for all ages across the country and spends most of her time now during the pandemic teaching online classes. She believes that painting is therapeutic and wants to help heal and connect people during these turbulent times.
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Class Packages Available
Register for a Class Package! Any 3 Classes for $35
Intuitive Painting Class
These classes are one part basic painting lesson and one part art therapy. I create a calm environment for you to open the door to your inner creative world, while also learning basic painting techniques that work for your individual skill set. In each class I will guide you through a painting step by step while presenting color, composition and drawing techniques that are simple and easy to follow. This is a class in creative confidence, and students will learn new ways of drawing and painting that resonate personally and allow you to open up and express yourself with the paint. You're not expected to create a masterpiece, you're expected to be yourself. Bring the Supplies of your choice, BYOB is optional, this class is suitable for adults, teens and kids age 10+.
Occurs every Wednesday 6:30-8pm on Zoom
Each week features a different painting. Most lessons are landscapes. This week's image is always posted here.
$15 per person per class, or any 3 classes for $35
"I like Laura’s class. She made landscape painting easy for me. I was able to follow her instruction easily. Her teaching method, in-class exercises, and color-mixing technique are easy to remember. They made a big difference in my painting. Her teaching is clear and easy to understand, and easy to apply to my practice. She is also a very encouraging instructor. I am so glad that I took her class and I highly recommend her class to others."
-Yinglei Zhang, artist and teacher at the Middlebury Studio School.
Blue Lake Scene
Wednesday, Jan 27th 6:30-8pm
Kid's Painting & Drawing Class
Parents are working overtime right now. Give yourself a break while knowing your child is learning fundamental art lessons.
These classes are for ages 6+ and are both fun and educational! Classes cover a range of lessons from the color wheel, compositions, landscape, drawing animals, art history and even some environmental fun facts. Laura has 6+ years of experience with teaching elementary art classes and works with each student individually to help them grow as young artists. This week's lesson theme is always posted here. Bring the supplies that you can. Acrylic paint is recommended, but we can work with what you have.
Kid's Classes are on hold. If you would like to schedule a private class for your child please email me at
Host a painting party in your backyard, business, or over Zoom with your loved ones.
Supplies are included in price only for "in person" classes
Group Rates (2 hr classes):
Zoom: 7-10 people for $170. 17-20 people for $325
In Person: 7-10 people for $200 17-20 people for $375
If you have a different head count than seen here, we will negotiate a price.
for questions and to book email
I'm now offering packages of supplies for all classes.
Please order at least 4 days before class.
Acrylic Package includes two 8x10 canvas panels, 2inx2in containers of Acrylic paint (White, red, yellow, blue), and 3 paint brushes.)
$30 & Free Shipping
Watercolor Package includes two 8x10 sheets of high quality watercolor paper, handmade red ochre watercolor paint, Blue, yellow, red watercolor paint, three brushes.
$50 & Free Shipping
email me at for a package