Leslie O’Leary is an artist who through her entrepreneurial spirit has been able to create art as a self-sustaining profession for over 30 years.
She has devoted the past 20 years to her extensive study of Asian arts and the textile world. Combining Asian symbolism with clay and fabrics, Leslie creates unique one of kind pieces that are held in collections world-wide.
Leslie has created and taught her workshops designs for 30 years. She is constantly developing new courses to help the art community to learn more about figurative and the possibilities in textile art.
As well as being a world renown artist, Leslie is also a certified yoga and personal development coach. Leslie lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Sean, a Rugby Coach, and their ever-active little dog Sparti.
What if there was a way to expand and grow in your art beyond techniques? My intention for you in the Beyond the Studio Series is to help you increase your knowledge and understanding of a deeper layer of what art can be! By sharing with you, how you can create from a different point of view, I will guide you to expand past the ordinary into the extraordinary. I will bring my understanding of mastery, research, and insight from 30 years of working as a full-time artist. Each Special Event will hold a different topic as a Presentation with bonuses for you of a Worksheet PDF, and personal interaction with me in a Live Zoom Chat. Looking forward to spending this special time with you!
I would love to invite you to join me in this exploration of what possibilities of creating can be.
As artists, most of us are on a never-ending quest to express our world…our life.
Please join me as I share in this Presentation, my personal art journey through the swim in the upward current to finally find the place of riding with the current. I will present to you my one-of-a-kind work including progress photos and how life’s understandings have guided me to create more evolved art. My workshop or class designs will make their appearance as they also weave their way through to this Presentation.
"If you’ve never taken an online doll making class…. And you’ve wanted to… I highly highly recommend oh take one with Leslie O'Leary. This will be my fifth class with her. Professional, patient, funny and fun….
Come learn some new skills."
This is my Story. As artist, most have a story...a reason for creating what and why we create the pieces we do. In my newest book, Story Hats – In the Spirit Garden, I am taking you further into the journey with me! Sharing not only my finished pieces but also how I got there, what is my inspiration, the materials I use, and even to my own color palette. 71 full color pages.
INSPIRATION - HISTORY AND SYMBOLISM
COLOR PALETTE - MATERIALS USED
As artists, most of us have a story...a reason for creating what and why we create the pieces we do.
In my second book, Story Hats : Sacred Animals, I am taking you further into the journey with me! Sharing not only my finished pieces but also how I got there, what is my inspiration, the materials I use, and even to my own color palette! 59 full color pages.
HISTORY - COLOR PALETTE - MATERIALS USED
SACRED ANIMALS: DRAGONS, TIGERS, CAT, ELEPHANT, HAPPY DOG, SEAHORSES, RABBIT