克拉斯纳总是表现出主动性。在很小的时候，她决定曼哈顿华丽欧文高中的艺术专业女生是她唯一想去的学校，因为当时艺术的重点是罕见的。由于布鲁克林的住所，Krasner最初被拒绝进入学校，但最终她获得了入学许可。也许具有讽刺意味的是，克拉斯纳在除了艺术之外的所有课程中表现都很出色，但是由于她的出色表现，她通过了。在高中期间，Krasner放弃了她的名字“Lena”并取名为“Lenore”，灵感来自Edgar Allen Poe角色。毕业后，Krasner参加了库珀联盟。她非常受欢迎（虽然不一定在学业上取得成功）并被选入各个学校办公室。在库珀联盟，她又一次改名，这次是李：她的俄罗斯名字的美国化（并且，特别是，雌雄同体）版本。在参加过两所以艺术为中心的女子学校之后，作为一名女艺术家的想法对年轻的克拉斯纳来说并不显着。直到她去国家设计学院，她才遇到了对她选择的职业道路的抵制。她被这样一种观点所激怒，即女性有时不会做那些男性艺术家被允许在这个传统意义上的机构做的事情。
Krasner always shows initiative. At a very young age, she decided that the art girl at the gorgeous Owen High School in Manhattan was the only school she wanted to go to because the focus of art at the time was rare. Due to Brooklyn’s residence, Krasner was initially denied access to the school, but eventually she was granted an admission permit. Perhaps ironically, Krasner performed very well in all courses except art, but she passed because of her outstanding performance. During high school, Krasner gave up her name “Lena” and named it “Lenore”, inspired by the role of Edgar Allen Poe. After graduation, Krasner participated in the Cooper Union. She is very popular (although not necessarily academically successful) and is selected into various school offices. In the Cooper Union, she changed her name again, this time Lee: the Americanization (and, in particular, hermaphrodite) version of her Russian name. After attending two art-centered girls’ schools, the idea of being a female artist was not significant for young Krasner. It was not until she went to the National School of Design that she encountered a boycott of her chosen career path. She is irritated by the notion that women sometimes do not do what male artists are allowed to do in this traditional sense.