Learn how to draw & paint

realistically through a

course grounded in

classical methods.

About Classes with Leeanna

Leeanna has worked as an artist and art instructor on Long Island for almost ten years. Her unique experience and training sets her classes apart. First, she has developed a special Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting course for beginner students designed to give the novice the best possible results. The class is based on the famous "Stevenson Academy Methods" originally designed by Harold Stevenson - a direct protégé of Norman Rockwell himself. Leeanna learned these techniques during her study at the Stevenson Academy of Fine Art in Oyster Bay under artist Attila Hejja. She combined these techniques with 19th century classical methods to create her own unique program for beginners - setting her program apart from any other on Long Island. Today she continues her own rigorous classical art training at the Water Street Atelier in NYC - the nations leading traditional drawing and painting atelier. This allows her to bring the best possible instruction to each of her art classes. She carefully works with each students strengths and weaknesses to ensure their individual growth and achievements. Students learn in a caring community environment while they work and enjoy a new sense of self-confidence with each accomplishment.

Classes offer:
  1. Individualized instruction.
  2. Learn classical methods and techniques.
  3. Leeanna tailors a program that is best for you.
  4. Community, friendly environment.
  5. Sense of self-confidence with each new accomplishment.
  6. Great for all levels. Advanced students learn methods that help to fill gaps in their current knowledge of still-life painting, portraits, landscape and more increasing their skill level.
  7. Great for beginners. Leeanna developed a successful fundamentals course that gives her students an excellent introduction into classical drawing and painting concepts.

drawing by adult art student

Drawing created by intermediate level adult art student who completed the fundamentals program.

painting by adult art student
Painting created by adult art student who completed the fundamentals program.

first oil painting ever

First oil painting ever created by this student! This is the final painting in the "Fundamentals of Painting" course. She completed my "Fundamentals of Drawing" course before starting this painting.

Classes are located in Long Island's North Shore Community serving Oyster Bay, Huntington, Syosset, Brookville, Glen Cove, Locust Valley, Manhasset, Roslyn and Sea Cliff and other areas.



Adult Class Schedule

Fridays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fridays 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Course Description:
Fundamentals through Advanced Drawing & Painting for Adults - All Levels.
For adults of all levels. Students who are beginners start with Leeanna's fundamentals program which involves learning the absolute basics of classical drawing and painting while students who are more advanced move on to projects such as still-life, mastercopy and more.




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adult art classroom
Each student works works in similar set up.