Leah Gonzales

Leah G.

Los Angeles, CA

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Leah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Leah received her training at San Francisco Art Institute in 2017 where she received a degree in Studio Art. As an expert in her field, Leah looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals as an artist. Leah's teaching style is patient, hard-working, and, above all, fun! Leah has been teaching art to both kids and adults since 2011 and has been an exhibiting artist since 2010. When it comes to art, Leah has got you covered! If you are applying to a major art program, or just need help to tighten up your hand-eye coordination as a hobby, or even have a little one that wants to make art in a fun safe environment; Leah's love for art and teaching is a 100 percent guarantee that you will learn and laugh with her!

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Sculpture Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present
Clay ca.

Once a week I teach at this artist-run Ceramic Studio. Here I help people with hand-building techniques. We create everything from lamps to air plant holders!

Pottery Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present
Bitter Root Pottery

At this private studio, I teach both private and group lessons involving ceramics. I am working primarily with beginners who are interested in pottery, while also teaching private lessons for students interested in hand-building techniques.

Youth Ceramics Teacher
Mar 2018 - Sep 2018
Mill Valley Potters Studio

I was the youth teacher at MVPS, where I implemented a curriculum of introductory ceramic methods to three age groups (seven to eighteen years old) as a contracted position. I also was an assistant teacher for the adults during open studio hours, as well as the assistant for the Raku Workshops. I was always glad to help the studio technicians load kilns as well as keep the studio organized and clean.

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Teacher Assistant for Contemporary Practice at SFAI
Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
San Francisco Art Institute

In this undergraduate class, I was responsible for keeping attendance and also watching over students growth in order to report to the lead teacher. I also was responsible for leading several lectures on different aspects of how to engage with an audience and exhibit work.

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Teacher Assistant, Drawing I: Methods and Materials with Danielle Lawrence, SFAI
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
San Francisco Art Institute

Danielle Lawrence facilitated many in-class figure drawing sessions, where I would help students learn tricks about perspective and rendering of the human figure. I was asked to draw in front of students, so they could obtain skills from observation. I also exposed students to a variety of tools and educated them about proper materials to help better their practice.

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Master in Fine Arts (Studio Art)
Jan 2014 - Aug 2017
San Francisco Art Institute
Bachelors in Fine Art, Major: Drawing, Concentration: Illustration
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Maryland Institute College of Art


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best In Show at the Festival of the Moving Image
Aug 2016
City College of San Francisco
Diversity Scholar
Feb 2014
San Francisco Art Institute

Photos & Videos

Photo by Leah G.

This is a photo of a week-long demonstration of a paper maché mold I taught for a sculpture class at San Francisco Art Institute.

This is a drawing from a student who I assisted from an undergrad class at San Francisco Art Institute.
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Kei Oct 2, 2018
· In studio

Leah taught me privately one on one in her studio. She taught me all about the medium of ceramics as well as how to load and unload her kiln. Exposing me to the world of the elements, I now understand the differences between high and low cones as well as experimental glazing techniques. She was totally awesome to work with because we had so much fun! Not to mention, the work that I made with her came out fantastic. I give her five out of five stars!

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