In addition to helping my students embrace their inner artist, I help them find empowerment on and off the canvas. I embolden others through Art Exploration including my own personal “hacks” and DIY Methods. Not only will you gain insight into how I create my best works, but together we will discover more brilliance as we dive into the aspects of art that you love most.
My methods are 100% hands-on and I use both traditional and non-traditional practices. If you are ready to create, learn, and grow as an artist in a safe and freeing professional art studio with an abundance of supplies, then let’s connect!
My favorite moment to share with a student is their “Aha!” Moment. This is the moment when they accomplish a goal we set together and they realize that they CAN succeed. And it was probably easier than they originally thought. I love being the one who guides them to that conclusion or at least demystifies some things along the way.
Stacey is a fabulous teacher. She personalizes every experience and makes each session not only educational but extremely fun. No matter what medium is being taught, you can bet you will fall in love with the end result if you choose Living Light Creations.
I am a 53 year old retired attorney. In my spare time I like to be creative and paint, sculpt and air brush. I would consider myself an intermediate artist and I wanted to take my skills to the next level. I started taking lessons with Stacey and immediately felt comfortable with her teaching style. She opened my eyes up to many techniques that I was unaware of, including some which were unconventional. With Stacey's guidance, I saw my art develop and grow in areas I never thought possible. Stacey helped me to look at light and perspective in a whole new way. I highly recommend Stacey to anyone, at any level!
I love the safe space that Stacey so effortlessly provides. I had a very real fear of painting when I first started working with Stacey. I didn’t acknowledge it as such, instead I told myself I was not good enough to even try. I attended one of her Wine and Paint Nights to support my dear friend, but with the sole intention of getting buzzed and watching other people paint. Her gentle and supportive encouragement to “just put some paint on canvas” was exactly what I needed to let go of my own limiting beliefs and embrace my inner creative. What a talent and gift she has! It’s natural for her and her authenticity allows you to leave your limited self at the door and embrace your truest, best self while learning how to paint artworks you’re actually proud to display! Stacey often refers to her sessions as Color Therapy and that’s truly what they are for me. I have learned more about myself working with her than any other form of therapy I’ve tried. She may claim it’s “just putting paint on canvas” but the reality is you discover that you are capable, you see yourself set and achieve goals, she pushes you to try things you’ve never even heard of, and throws all rules OUT the window to allow you to simply discover. EVEN in a group setting like that wine and paint night - she has this sneaky way of speaking directly to YOU. Everyone in that first paint night (with me) created something of which they were proud. They all hung them in their homes and sent photos as proof! Now how often does THAT happen? Most of those girls were like me - either there with or for a friend for “funzies” and/or completely inexperienced. We all walked away with a piece unique to us, admittedly the same scene, but Stacey managed to guide us in such a way that even our colors were individual. She’s magical!
Stacey is passionate about art and her enthusiasm makes her an extraordinary teacher. She is patient and takes the time to help your inner artist come to light. Highly recommend everyone work with her.
I like to get to know my students a little before we start working together. I’m mainly seeking to understand your desired medium for lessons, your experience level - both in general and specific to the medium on which we will focus, and your end-goal. Are you seeking lessons for a hobby, for college entry, professional purposes, etc?
Once we establish a base line as far as what you know and what your goals are, we can really dive in and achieve great things together.
In addition to being a professional Fine Artist, I have my Bachelors Degree in Education from Penn State.
I recently built the hands-on art program at an Orange County Private High School in Newport Beach at which I also currently teach art.
Since 2017, I have been hosting group paint sessions and private lessons out of my home art studio.
My standard fee is $35 to $50 per hr.
I recommend a minimum of 2-hour sessions but am happy to accommodate your schedule.
These rates apply to sessions scheduled Monday through Friday.
Weekend Rates are case by case. Typically $75/hr when available.
These rates do include all materials.
What started as a hobby and a mission to decorate my own home with meaningful artwork, quickly snowballed into a full-blown career. With my love of art experimentation and my educational background plus my passion for sharing this joy with others, it was a true no-brainer for me to begin teaching art.
I have worked with High School students and Adults of all ages.
I do not accept clients younger than 14 years of age at this time.
I love attending as much as hosting wine and paint nights. It is fun to socialize as well as learn new techniques! As a teacher I find it especially fun to be the student for a change and get a feeling for different styles of teaching.
I can only encourage you to find someone with whom you “CLICK”. Without a really strong comfort level you may start to feel pressured by your art experience. My philosophy on art, especially in my lessons, is that it should be therapeutic as much as it is educational.
My goal for every session is for my student to come away knowing that while there may be more to learn their art goals are attainable!
1. What is your experience level?
Be open and honest with yourself and me so that we don’t waste your session time with redundancies or with you feeling lost!
Scale for Reference:
Beginner - little to no experience, maybe some basic art classes (HS) or occasional hobby
Intermediate - active hobby of yours, you may have taken some college courses or at least have self educated a bit, you’ve art dabbled
Experienced/Pro - you know what you’re doing in your field and are either seeking assistance in building your portfolio (college entry, etc) or you are looking to expand your current knowledge base
2. What do you want to achieve from lessons with me?
Are you wanting to decorate your own home, taking up a new hobby, working toward school entry, or perhaps looking for a therapeutic past time? Think about it, so we can give you the best experience; the experience that you deserve!