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Welcome to The Roaming Studio
Live, Online Art Classes on Zoom 

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We started teaching online ten years ago, founded by artist and teacher Leah Kohlenberg, and we've taught hundreds of students and groups around the world.  We know how to optimize the online art class experience. 

We keep classes small (no more than 30 students per class), make sure we address all students' questions during the class, and break down the demos into do-able steps that are easy for students to see and follow online. 

Meet The Team


Leah Kohlenberg

Founder, Lead Trainer

Leah Kohlenberg is a former journalist turned artist who has been painting for 23 years.  She founded The Roaming Studio in 2010, and has since taught hundreds of individuals and groups around the world.  Her paintings are in public and private collections worldwide.  She teaches all fundamental drawing and painting classes. She is inspired by the city and often focuses on the urban environment in her work.

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Lado Pochkhua, Printmaking, Portfolio/Art Project Development

Lado Pochkhua is a Georgian artist, currently living and working in New York. Lado was born in 1970 in Sukhumi (Abkhazia, Georgia, USSR). He studied painting and printmaking at the Sukhumi College of Art, graduating in 1993.  His work is in collections worldwide and he has also written several books in Russian.  He teaches printmaking and works with students to develop their portfolios and plan big art projects. 

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Emma Bergman
Drawing, Painting

Emma Bergman, from Great Falls, Montana, started taking art classes with The Roaming Studio when she was 12 years old.  During her high school years, she taught a kids multimedia art class in her garage each summer.  She's now an undergraduate at the University of Montana-Bozeman, enrolled in the studio art program.

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Holly Lehren, Video Editor

Holly Lehren is an award-winning student filmmaker at The New School, an Assistant Editor Intern for TASTE, an international food documentary series, and the former Artistic Associate at Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ. She graduated with honors in 2019 from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Theatre. She is a 2020 and 2021 Fulbright Scholarship Semi-Finalist for South Africa’s Open Study/Research Award to study documentary filmmaking in Cape Town, South Africa. 

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