Spector Studio


Thank you for visiting the Spector Studio site. I’ve been teaching painting internationally since 2004. Currently, I am teaching at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Education at Rice University, Art League Houston, The High School for Performing and Visual Art (HSPVA) and private lessons at my professional studio at Winter Street Studios in Houston, TX.  

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As an artist and a painting instructor I am always practicing and I encourage my students to do the same. New concepts, tools and equipment are developed and rediscovered all the time. As these new ideas emerge, they are embraced in my own artwork and then shared with my students. This helps students achieve greater flexibility in conveying their unique visual ideas.  

I specialize in teaching basic skills, craftsmanship and technique so students have a strong foundation and understanding of materials. If students aren’t sure where to begin, I always recommend drawing. With strong drafting abilities, anything visual is possible. Painting classes are taught in either acrylic or oil depending on the needs of each student. My intermediate and advanced students are guided based on their own development and interests. This is why, when you look through the images on this site, you’ll see a wide variety of styles and influences.  Each painting is as unique as the student who made it.



“Art is made on a timeline of human history; we practice art-making to find our unique place on that timeline, to be influenced by those before us and to be responsible to help share the burden and delight of influencing those that come after us.”      

– Laura Spector

All photos taken by Laura Spector.  Photos show students working in the Spector Studio on paintings they created  under her instruction.