My name is Lezlie Kussin and I am an artist/art teacher. I have my BFA from California College of the Arts (CCA) in art/education and my MA in art/sculpture from CSUN. I have extensive experience teaching art to students of all ages, and in all kinds of settings. My art classes are designed to get the students to think outside the box, and to learn how to express themselves through different types of art media. I teach about texture and colour and how to problem solve, all while creating fun and exciting pieces of art. I believe that the process of creating is just as important as the finished product, and I believe that everyone can and should be able to create. I have taught most art media throughout my career, including multi media/mixed media art, painting, collage, assemblage, tie dye, textile art, soft sculpture, quilting, weaving, paper mache’, to name a few. I find that I can gear any project to any age group and try not to narrow my assignments to certain age levels. I try to come up with assignments that the students have never done before, and combine different media to create new, one of a kind pieces of art.
My own art is my life, and I could not exist without creating, and I love to teach as well. I love seeing my students' eyes open up when they fix a "problem" or when they realize that hours have passes by and they are still working on their piece taking their minds off everything else but their work. I love helping people use their art to help heal old wounds and to create wonderful pieces of art they hang up in their houses and give as gifts
I live in Granada Hills, not San Fernando
I loved everything from A to Z . She took the time in advance to ask questions in order to maximize the lesson and especially tailored it to meet my hopes and dreams which she more than fulfilled . In addition to an a lesson that offered great ideas , practical applications . it was inspirational. Finally she followed up the lesson with a plethora of more ideas and helpful suggestions. Her tool kit is a source of wonderment. Tools that defy the imagination that can tickle the creative gene to produce art that captures my inner soul.