Laura Volpintesta

Laura Volpintesta

1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

I love to bring together art, music, fashion, color, texture... a sense of freedom and playfulness, adventure, discovery, and diverse styles and points of view.

I go for hand made, crafted, raw, passionate, love- filled work and creativity without fear.

I love to bring out the truth in the student- what they really love most.

Whether teaching sewing, draping, patternmaking, 

or figure drawing, drawing or fashion illustration and design

or Brazilian samba dance, or iPad Art, or gouache, ....

I love opening up the student where they felt they were closed- giving them the skills for confidence and an experience of great joy of discovery and permission that they learn to give themselves to really flourish and create

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Bethel, CT 06801
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to have an initial session where I get a real sense for where they are starting from, what they want to learn and what they're nervous about.

this way I can  put them at ease and deliver what they want to learn in the most encouraging and relaxed, approachable amd. Plaulyful manner.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I graduated with a BfA from Parsons School of Deaign in NYC and Paris, and have been teaching fashion design  there since 1997. 

I also have a top blog for fashion illustration and have authored two books on fashion design.

ive freelanced I'm NYC industry for many years and also am a mom and singer, so I love bringing enthusiasm and joy into any learning process.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Usually it's 80 for young people, and payment is in packs of 4 paid first before the month of four sessions. This is for 75 minutes

This is not my usual rate for my business, but I like to have  a few slots available here so that I can work with some students who I couldn't work with otherwise.

also, a single class is $100 if yoy don't want the four pack.

I do hane some self study courses that you can also study along, 

Lessons offered

Fashion Design Classes Costume Design Classes Photoshop Classes Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Crocheting Classes Embroidery Classes Fabric Arts Lessons Jewelry Design Classes Knitting Classes Paper Crafts Lessons Sewing Classes African Dance Classes Belly Dancing Classes Brazilian Samba Lessons Dance Classes