lasaterSandra Lasater is a “space baby.” That is, she grew up here in Huntsville while her father, an engineer at Redstone Arsenal, worked on the Apollo missions that put man on the moon. After being raised in this technical-minded household, Sandra got married and had kids, never suspecting that her interest in art could become a serious pursuit. As a mother, Sandra learned to take care of others first. When her children grew up and moved out, she found herself caring for a dying uncle. When her uncle, and another close friend, both passed away, Sandra realized how short and precious life is. She decided it was time to accomplish the things she wanted in life, so she took a class in painting. In just a few short years, Sandra has nurtured a natural ability in the arts and created some amazing work. Sandra’s work focuses on animals and children. “I want to convey a sense of peace” she says, creating a serene escape from the chaos of daily life. Her work, executed in pastel, oil, or charcoal, contain a lot of personal meaning for the artist, but she also wants the viewer to connect with her work through their own experiences.

Sandra also creates commissioned portraits of pets and children. You can
find her creating in her North Wing Studio, 2027 at Lowe Mill ARTS &
Entertainment.

My life as an artist has been an total transformation to a new life – a metamorphosis that has been a true blessing. My journey began after I watched people that I love succomb to cancer and old age. I did not want to waste a moment of my life. After much prayer and searching, I decide to take an art class and found that I absolutely love immersing myself in a canvas of oils, pastels, acrylic and charcoal, creating a work of art from my heart.

My inspiration is the world in which we live. There are so many beautiful and unique people, animals, flowers and scenes, that I am never at a loss as to what to paint. As I paint, I want to see these images in a new way, with vibrant colors and textures. Using soft pastels is a way to bring these colors to life and oils bring the texture and richness to the canvas that I so love.
Email Website Phone (256) 508-6860

Sandra’s Classes and Events
Aug 21 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Protege Atelier Studio 2018
Receive individualized painting and drawing instruction for whatever level you are on in your artistic journey. Maximum 4 people per group, minimum 2. Bring your own art supplies, though there will be some available to[...]
Aug 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM DesignByHart Pottery Studio 2009
Come practice your pottery skills as you make a wheel-thrown lantern–perfect for late summer evenings outside! Spend 2 hours throwing pots in our first class, and then trim away the excess clay on the bottom in our[...]
Aug 22 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Flying Monkey Arts
If you can walk, you can dance! HSV West Coast Swing is offering west coast swing beginner and intermediate dance classes on Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, followed by open dancing until 10:00[...]
Aug 23 @ 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Artis Studio 312
Home School : 1:30-2:30 PM Ages 0-3 : 2:30-3:30 PM Ages 4-7 : 3:30-4:30 PM Ages 8-13 : 4:30-5:30 PM Artis Studio’s programs encourage deep connection with works of art and artistic expression. Taught by[...]
Aug 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM SuperPowered Studios 113
Students of all skill levels can learn comic book, graphic novel, and illustration techniques from two professional comic book artists: Kevin Stokes and Nathan Massengill. This is a fun, low pressure yet challenging class for[...]
Aug 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Flying Monkey Theatre
Zumba classes with Sasha are in the Flying Monkey Arts theatre on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Join in on the fun of fitness in this high energy aerobic dance! Your first class is[...]
Aug 23 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Second Floor North Classroom 2008
Bellydance is an expressive art form that strengthens your core, increases energy, reduces stress, and gives you a great excuse to wear funky clothes and jewelry. I will teach you how to isolate basic moves and combine your new[...]
Aug 24 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Protege Atelier Studio 2028
These are opportunities for painters with a solid foundation of drawing and knowledge of oil painting techniques to experiment with new paint applications, and to tap into a more intuitive and individualized way of working.[...]
Aug 24 @ 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Artis Studio 312
Homeschooled- 1:30-2:30 PM Ages 0-3: 2:30-3:30 PM Ages 4-7 : 3:30-4:30 PM Ages 8-13 : 4:30-5:30 PM During art classes, children will be engaged in experimenting and producing work in many art forms like painting, drawing,[...]
Aug 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM DesignByHart Pottery Studio 2009
Learn to make pots on the potter’s wheel! Slam your prepared clay onto the wheel, start the wheel spinning, and learn to let your hands form a bowl. After your pot dries, we’ll trim excess[...]