I start my teaching course with a review of students artworks, to be better placed in the class structure or for better understanding of subjects to be discussed. No works to review?... no problem we start with the Fundamentals which are the most important part in an art journey. You know fundamentals you will learn skills and techniques faster. My Drawing/Painting course consist in 13 sessions of one hour, this will be a session a week for 13 weeks. Each session consists in one lecture, a demonstration, practice in class and homework for student. The last week will be a review of works and free critique I offer for students to guide them for future lessons if they desire to go further in their art journey, so the 13th week will be a free session offered to all students.
I am a Master in Fine Arts, I have been teaching any level art students for the past 14 years. I organized and curated art shows as well as I participated as judge in many national and international art competitions. I have won many art awards, and I was published in many art books and magazines.
The free 30 minutes lesson is to know each other and is for portfolio reviews. I answer any questions and concerns and for those with no artworks to be reviewed we will have just a discussion about your goals as future student.
Education and Certification
2018 – 2D Environmental Art, CGMA - California, USA
2014 – Galleries and Museum Studies, California State University - East Bay, USA
2011 – Bachelor in Education, University of Windsor, ON, Canada, OCT (2011 – 2018)
2010 – Master Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
2007 – Bachelor Fine Arts - Visual Art, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
2001 – Diploma with highest honors in Art, International Correspondence Schools, QC, Canada
1992 – Bachelor in Civil Engineering - UTCB - Civil Engineering Technical University of Bucharest, Romania
1990 – Diploma in Art – Specialty Sculpture, Scoala de Arta Populara Bucuresti, Bucharest, Romania
2020 – "What Matters Most", Common Ground Gallery, Windsor On
2019 – “Cristal Clear”, Leamington Ars Gallery-Art Community Center, Leamington, On
2018 – “Go with the Flow”, Leamington Ars Gallery-Art Community Center, Leamington, On
2017 – “Retrospect 2006-2016”, Art Community Center, Leamington, On, Canada
2017 – “Only printing”, LeyDAn Gallery, Windsor, On. Canada
2016 – Retrospective 2006-2014, LeyDAn Gallery, Windsor, On. Canada
2016 – “Connections”, Leamington Ars Gallery-Art Community Center, Leamington, On
2015 – Behind Brush Strokes, Museo Michelangiolesco, Caprese, Italy
2015 – Retrospective 2006-2014, LeyDAn Gallery, Windsor, On. Canada
2014 - Retrospective Leyla Munteanu, Kingsville, On, Canada
2014 -“Drawings 2006-2007”, Art Community Center, Leamington, On, Canada
2014 -“Hot Ground”, 2014 encaustic paintings, Art Community Center, Leamington, On, Canada
2013 -“Behind the walls”, Art Community Center, Leamington, On, Canada
2012 - “Shapers of Time”, Art Community Center, Leamington, On, Canada
2011 - Memories of Passing Time, Open Gallery of Art &Architecture, Toronto, On, Canada
2011 -“Conversations”, Art Community Center, Leamington, On, Canada
2008 “Portraits”, Artspeak Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
2007 - “Roma La Cita Eterna”, Common Ground Gallery, Windsor, ON, Canada
2007 - “Portraits”, Artspeak Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
2006 - “Drawings 2006”, Artspeak Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
2005 - Artspeak Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
2015 - Premio Per L’Arte Leoni dei Dogi
2015 – Premio Artista della Storia Virgilio, Brindisi, Italy
2014 – “The Golden Medal of Caprese Michelangelo City Award 2014”,
2nd BIENNIAL of CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
2014 – Trofeo La Palma d’Oro per l’Arte, Principato di Monaco
2014 - Albo Celebrativo, 1914-2014(nel 100 Anniversario dell'Inizio della Prima Guerra Mondiale
2014 – Trofeo Knights of Malta, Casino Maltese, La Valletta, Italy
2014 – Trofeo La Vela d’Oro per l’Arte, Cesenatico (FC) Italy
2014 – IX Rasegna Internationale di Arte Pittorica “Premio Targa D’Oro Citta di Gubbio-2014”, Palazzo dei Consoli 3rd Place with Honours, Italy
2014 – Trinacria Award 2014 “Tribute to Sicily, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary
2013 – Picasso Prize, Il Segno juried exhibition, Palazzo Racchetta, Ferrara, Italy
2013 – Premio del Presidente “Antonello da Messina” at PREMIO Europeo TINDARI Terzomillennio, Messina, Italy
2013 – Third Place at 56” Premio Zancle” – International Painting, Zancle, Italy
2013 – Awarded the 2013-2014 Membership at Academia Internazionale “Federico IIdi Svevia” Arti - Lettere –Scienze, Messina, Italy
2013 - Forth place at Artisti dal Mondo, Monbarocio, Italy
2013 -“Award for Best Three Dimensional or Mixed media artwork, Juried Exhibit: “Ordinary Everyday Objects”, Still Point Art Gallery, USA
2012 – Honorable Mention, My Contests .com
2012 – Honorable Mention, Artavita 2nd art contest
2012 First Place, Heinz, juried show, Leamington Art Center Gallery, Leamington, Canada
2012 First Place, TOP10 Abstract Consequences, juried show, Artrom Gallery, Roma, Italy
2010 Certificate of Recognition from Graduate School of Wayne State University
2009-2010 John and Irene Sowinski Scholarship in Fine Arts and Design
2009-2010 Graduate Professional Assistantships
2008-2009 Graduate Teaching Assistantships
2008 Golden Key Award, Wayne State University
2007 1st Place at 2nd Annual Utrecht Miniature Competition
2006-2007 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Honour Roll
2006 Merit Award, “Just Paint”, on-line juried show, Artrom Gallery, Roma, Italy
2006 Merit Award, “Texture”, on-line juried show, Artrom Gallery, Roma, Italy
2006 Dennis W. Knight Award of Excellence in Visual art
2006 University of Windsor In Course Scholarship
2005-2006 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Honour Roll
2005 Signature status Award, Purely Pastel 14th Annual Open Juried Show
2005 Golden Key Award, University of Windsor
2005 Award of Excellence, The American Juried Art Salon
2004 The Pastel Journal award “Purely Pastel 13th Annual Open Juried Exhibit”
2015 –“Balance and Harmony” artwork published in Artista nella Storia a cura di Jose Van Roy Dali, Effeto Arte
2014 - Still Point Arts Quarterly, published the piece “Artists”
2014 -“The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists”, 2014
2014 –Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook
2013 –Still Point Arts Quarterly, “Walls” Series no 2 and 3, the piece “Hanged” on the front cover
2013 –Still Point Arts Quarterly, published the award winning artwork “Size 38”
2013 -International Contemporary Artists, Vol. VII, ICA Publishing, two artworks included
2013 - Magazine Arte Mondadori 2013, work included: Self Portrait 2011
2013 - International Magazine EFFETTO ARTE, artwork selected and included: Self Portrait 2010
2012 -International Contemporary Artists, Vol. V, ICA Publishing, two artworks included
2012 – Inclusion of “Self Portrait 2010” in “My Artist Portfolio” Magazine issue no.7
2012- “Artisti Internationali”, Anuario per Artisti di Successo, Vol. 2. 4 works included: Self Portrait 2010, Broken 2009, Tight Together 2011, Hanging 2011.
2011 -International Contemporary Artists, Vol. III, ICA Publishing, two artworks included, and one made the front cover.
2006 -The article: LAM Collapflex (A printing process that uses a surprising material…), ARTitude magazine, Issue #22 (Autumn2006)
2005 -“The New Masters of Fantasy 2005”-CD collection, Epilogue Gallery.
Artwork included: “Will you come?”-Acrylic,” Hydra”-acrylic, Adaptation”-oil, fantasy art.
2004-“The New Masters of Fantasy2004” Epilogue Gallery, CD collection; included artwork: “The Warrior”-oil on canvas, illustrative fantasy art.
My painting teacher, Leyal, is a wonderful teacher. I truly believe that without her help and guidance, my painting skills would not have been developed so fast. Two years ago, when I started with her, I was a real novice, not knowing much about painting and my skills were very basic and limited. I call myself now a “semi-professional”. It is all because of my wonderful teacher Leyal!
I have been fortunate to take Leyla's art classes since 2015. For an entire year of grace, 2015-2016, I also had the privilege to assist and help routinely during Leyla's art classes at LeyDan Academy.
Leyla is one of the most inspirational mentors I have met in my entire life. An academic instructor myself for many years, I know didactic professionalism when I see it. Leyla is the embodiment of passion and talent on the altar of education. Her teaching manners, creative and sometimes unconventional, reflect the character of an ardent artist and continuous emulating spirit.
Students, young and mature, love Leyla. Through the tempests of an artist, exigences of a perfectionist, Leyla's students follow her along for years and years with reverence and love. Some of them, grew artistically and not only, under her mentorship from an young age through adulthood.
Above all, Leyla is FUN!
She is definitely my SUPERPROF!!
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