Lia Cornella

Lia C.

Saugerties, NY
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Lia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

Hi, I am a 28 year old painter and mixed media sculptor. I have a BA in Visual Arts from SUNY New Paltz where I graduated from in 2009. I have worked as a professional artist assistant to many different artists and craftsmen as well as have worked as a freelance artist and art teacher for 5+ years. I have additionally studied acrylic painting under private mentor named Michael Divine. I love teaching both drawing and painting and can teach you to reach any level of skill and personal goals that you may have.
I am also a certified Hypnotherapist and life coach and can help you use hypnosis to enhance your ability to reach goals of any kind. I also teach lessons in meditation, self-hypnosis and mindfullness as well as host ceremonies - for individuals or small groups!
Additionally I have worked as a professional fire performer for 5+ years and am versed in a variety of props including poi, double staff, hula hoop, and fans - and can offer lessons in any of these props as well as lessons on professional performance techniques and fire safety.

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Professional Hula Hoop and Fire Performer
May 2009 - Present
Solo Performance and with Troup Cosmic Karma Fire

Professional performer for solo and group performances for 5+ years

Wildfire Fire Spinning and Performance Camp - Attended Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010

Wombat Fire Spinning and Performance Retreat - Fall 2013, Fall

Return to Roots Hula Hoop Performance Festival - Summer 2013

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Private Art Teacher
Mar 2008 - Present
Private Studio

Teaching private art lessons in both drawing and painting to a variety of students ranging in age from 5-60

Artist Assistant
May 2007 - Nov 2012
Leonie Lacouette

Artist assistant to professional artist Leonie Lacouette - Assistance in the creation of hand-made clocks using a variety of materials including laser cut wood, paint, copper and other metals.


Private Painting Mentorship
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
Michael Divine - Ten Thousand Visions
BA In Visual Arts
Sep 2006 - Sep 2009
SUNY New Paltz


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Certification in Hypnotherapy
Feb 2015
Transform Destiny

Internationally recognized certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Certification in Hypnosis
Jan 2012
Hypnosis Motivation Institute

BA In Visual Arts
Jul 2009
SUNY New Paltz

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts with emphasis on drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Photos & Videos

This is a short video introducing myself for my Take Lessons Profile.
Sunset beach painting

Simultaneously juggling and hula hooping at the same time

Me doing live painting performance May 2014

Spinning fire double staffs in tree pose at Alex Grey's CoSM in Wappingers Falls, NY.

Not the best photo of a master technique acrlyic painting I made under the guidance of Michael Divine.


3 Reviews

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Richard Feb 11, 2016
Meditation · Online

Lia was an AMAZING meditation teacher! She was calm, patient and very 'Zen' for our entire lesson, which really helped me to relax and calm down myself. Her instructions were easy to follow and I was able to achieve a deep level of relaxation normally absent from my meditations! Using the skills and techniques I learned from Lia, I now have a much easier time getting into 'the zone' every time I sit down to meditate :) thanks Lia!

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Jonathan Goldstein Jun 16, 2015
Meditation · In studio

Really enjoyed my meditation lessons! I highly recommend.

Noreen H. Mar 30, 2015
Acrylic Painting · In studio

I enjoyed my lesson with Lia very much. I am very happy with the artwork I was able to produce at the lesson. I would highly recommend Lia to any new student.

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