A typical art class is two hours long, it starts with a 15 min lecture, in class practice, homework and a final project at the end of the chapter. I teach any level, from grade 5 to university level, and adults workshops on specific media.
I am an artist with a 25 years experience in fine arts and 15 years in teaching art. I teach drawing in all dry mediums and painting in all mediums including encaustic, sculpture in clay including mold making and casting, polymer clay and Apoxie, lino-gravure printing, wood-cut and collagraph printing
For cancelation call or contact with 48 hours prior the class so you can have full refund, if not $10 fee will apply.
Education and Certification
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
Art exhibitions and awards
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”
Art Related Work Experience
2014 – 2016 – Leamington Arts Centre, Leamington, Ontario
Position: Gallery Assistant, Art Instructor
2007 – Present – Leyla’s Fine Arts Studio, Windsor, Ontario,
Position: Art Instructor, art curator providing expertise in setting up group shows , teaching art based projects to various galleries or public places as well as in my art studio.
2011 – 2017 - Grater Essex County School Board, Windsor, Ontario,
Position: Emergency substitute teacher for Intermediate/ seniors –Art, Mathematics
2010 – 2017 - LeyDan Art Gallery, 3214 Sandwich Str, West, Windsor, Ontario,
Position: Gallery Curator, Director and Art Instructor in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking
2007 – 2010 - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
Position: Assistant Professor in Drawing level I and II.
2006 – 2010 - Windsor Art Supply, Tecumseh Rd. Windsor, Ontario,
Position: Art Instructor in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture.
2004 – 2008 - MICHAEL’S Canada, Walker Rd. Windsor, Ontario,
Position: Art Instructor in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture.
1998 - 2006 - CREATIVE TILE DESIGN, Jutras Drive North, Tecumseh, Ontario,
Position: Designer and prototype Sculptor
Leyla is a very talented, professional artist and very passionate about art. She has sound knowledge about different media in fine art, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media etc. I’ve been taking art lessons from her for over 5 years, and I am still going. Her instructions are very clear, easy to understand, and her help is also hands on. I would recommend her to anybody who is seriously want to learn fine arts.
As her student for almost 3 years, I have learned so much from Leyla! She is extremely knowledgeable in a multitude of techniques and media and is always willing to experiment and come up with new ways to improve her creations. What I appreciate most about Leyla is how generous she is with her knowledge, time, materials, and feed-back. She gives detailed critiques for each piece and addresses thoroughly all areas that need improvement. I wish time would allow me to take more of her classes! There is no better way to relax at the end of a hard work-day, while at the same time learning something new and producing a beautiful piece of decor for your home! I highly recommend Leyla to anybody interested in learning visual arts from a very talented instructor!
We would like to recommend Leyla because she is a very professional and always prepared fine arts teacher. We benefitted as a family from her lessons and everything was excellent. From the class content to the manner in which she taught me and my daughters, the materials and the time. Thank you Leyla! We hope many students will enjoy her teaching.
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