Can’t draw a straight line? Meet Stacy LaFleur (she’ll help).

April 26, 2016


Stacy LaFleur, artist in residence, Fairhope, AlabamaGorgeous Stacy LaFleur has the passion and love for all things beautiful — and the brains to know exactly how to teach others to be creative when they thought there was no hope, in more ways than one.

Homestead Village, Fairhope AL, Leslie Anne TarabellaCurrently serving as the Artist in Residence at Homestead Village in Fairhope, Stacy, who has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from McNeese State University, offers painting classes to the entire community in the charming village setting.


Stacy LaFleur, Fairhope, ALThe building has been refurbished to house her studio where she teaches students of different levels, from the advanced, down to those who think a box of fat crayons is all they can handle. Stacy’s students are amazed at her ability to give instructions that are so clear and obvious, they are equipped to produce  artwork after their first lesson.


Stacy LaFleur, Fairhope ALYears of development have resulted in an on-line program that gives users access to Stacy’s methodical art lessons that can be watched at the viewer’s own pace. Not only have children and adults of all levels benefited from this program, but because it’s self-paced, many children with special needs have found great success by following Stacy’s soothing method.


Stacy LaFleur, Fairhope ALThe day I visited the studio, about a dozen ladies had gathered to paint sunflowers. “It’s as much fun to get together with other people of similar interest as it is to paint, and on top of that, I get a great painting to take home that I’m not embarrassed of!” laughed one woman.


Stacy LaFleur, Fairhope ALThese paintings are examples from past classes. Stacy provides all the materials you’ll possibly need, including the canvas, brushes and paints!


Stacy LaFleur, Fairhope ALThis is one of the many larger paintings that hangs inside the main building gallery area at Homestead Village. Stacy does commission work and decorative home paintings, but one of her greatest joys is leading corporate seminars and teaching stuffy office types to step out of their everyday way of thinking and add some creativity to their world.


Stacy LaFleur, Fairhope ALHere’ s Stacy with her student Christine. Many of the students found this class through the Eastern Shore Friends Facebook page where there is a list of activities anyone can join. From games to shopping, it’s a great way to get to meet people with similar interests.


Stacy LaFleur, Fairhope ALThis was a commission piece of a New Orleans home in the French Quarter. Classes start at $39, but if you look for the special code (hint— it’s, “Fairhope Friend”) on the Eastern Shore Friends Facebook page, you’ll get a deal for only $27! Wow!”


Stacy LaFleur, Fairhope AL

Isn’t it time you tried something new? Even if you aren’t in the Fairhope area, I’m sure there’s a place near you to get involved in something creative! Act! Dance! Sing! Write! Draw! All the fun is out there waiting for you!


Stacy LaFleur, Fairhope ALStacy loves to travel for corporate events, so if you live near or far, give her a call and arrange a class. You’ll  have a wonderful time, and who knows, you may learn something new about yourself!


To contact Stacy, call: 251-228-2258

or visit her web site HERE.



  • Kiki Mikkelson says:

    Thanks for this wonderful article Leslie Anne. I was one of the fortunate ladies who was able to attend the Sunflower class. It was a wonderful experience. Stacy is a wonderful instructor and makes her studio a serene and peaceful experience. Thanks for mentioning our Eastern Shore Friends group. We invite all the lovely ladies in lower Alabama to join us. We are planning a luncheon or wine party at the studio in the coming weeks.

    • Leslie Anne says:

      You know how to take paint and turn it into major fun! In Fairhope, your always just a day away from a party!

  • Leslie Anne says:

    Thanks Katie. Always fun to make more friends!

  • Leslie Anne… You sure have some talented people in Fairhope! Looks like a great way to make new friends. Have a wonderful week!

  • Once again Fairhope Rocks! What a wonderful business to have in your town. Makes me want to rush down and sign up and I have never painted in my life. First I have to move to Fairhope and I just might do that some day.

    • Leslie Anne says:

      We’ll set you up with Stacy and you’ll be off and painting in no time at all!

  • Sounds amazing! I love all your artsy vibe in Fairhope! What a wonderful place to visit!

    • Leslie Anne says:

      Bring your paintbrush next time you come this way!

  • There is nothing better than a painting class to stimulate the inner artist, no matter how accomplished you are or aren’t. What I want to know is how do you get a cool name like Stacy La Fleur??? Fairhope has everything!

    • Leslie Anne says:

      It is a cool name, isn’t it? She was destined to be creative!

  • Simply amazing…once again your locale never disappoints. I feel like your blog is my own private version of Southern Living magazine. I took a painting class at Michael’s several years back, I can paint a pretty good sunflower if I do say so myself.

    • Leslie Anne says:

      How nice! Thanks so much Beemie.

      I think taking a class for anything opens us up to new possibilities! Good for you. Now get busy painting some more!

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