Bender - Scenic Artist - New Paltz, NY 12561, USA

Leslie Bender

New Paltz, NY 12561, USA


I have been a working artist for 30 years.
I am committed to "honesty, sincerity, justice, and compassion". I need to party more.


Scenic Artist


Graduate of Cobalt Studios in White Lake NY,
Designed and created sets for Woodstock Youth Theater, Ulster Ballet, Rockland Country Day School
Executed sets for other desighners and theaters

Work History

Drawing Teacher


September 2011 - September 2011

Drawing Class, basic and advanced students welcome, all ages, from 12 to still alive.
~Learn perspective, shading, composition, dimension and more.
~We are a supportive group of people, welcoming newcomers and enfolding them into the atmosphere of intellect and art. Our class is vigorous yet compassionate, and endorses the uniqueness and humanity of each student.

Historical Renovation

Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY

From September 2011

Analyzed colors, size of detail, and design of original floorcloth and reproduced it onto a mylar background to be used as a presentation tool.

artist/ muralist


From January 2010

Fine Artist

Leslie Bender

January 1986 - January 1986

~Paintings, drawings & printmaking of profound psychological depth or lack there of.
~Teaching Drawing, privately and classes in Ellenville
~Commissioned projects include portraits of people, places and pets.
~Wide range of wall decoration projects.

Leslie bender Fine Art


Historical Renovation

Analyze and reproduce historical artwork on floors, ceilings, walls, and objects.

Historical Design and Faux Finish Reproduction

1. Original floorcloth, Main Hallway, Locust Lawn Museum, Gardiner, NY
2. Recreated original design as maquette, Locust Lawn

Fine Artist

Mural artist for homes, businesses and churches

Floor Treatment, Dutchess County


All sorts of custom designed wall decoration, from children's rooms, restaurants, staff caricatures, trompe l'oile, floor designs

Theater, Puppet and Scenic Artist

Original Puppets, back drops and worked with theater companies as charge, originator or crew.

Qualifications & Certifications


SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz

Cobalt Studios, White Lake, NY

Pratt Institute

East Brunswick High School

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