Last year I entered my first art contest, the 15th International ARC Salon held by the Art Renewal Center. Three of my paintings were chosen as finalists, to be printed in this year’s book (“Dark Side of the Moon”, “Ravel”, and “Strung”). The ARC Salon is very competitive and only 23% of the nearly … Continue reading 15th International ARC Salon, hosted by Sotheby’s and the European Museum of Modern Art
Recently I was contacted by KVUE News to help out with their Forever Families news segment. The segment interviews foster children and films them doing something fun, with the purpose of helping them find forever families. I got paired with a wonderful young girl named Harli, who wanted to try painting for her activity. I … Continue reading KVUE Forever Families
Redfin recently reached out to me and some other artists and asked for tips for creating an in-home art studio. Continue reading to see what each of us said. Or read the article on their blog here. (Featured painting above by Adriaen van Ostade. Selfportrait. 1663) Experts Reveal how to Create the Perfect In-Home Art Studio February … Continue reading Home Art Studio-Redfin Article
Safety is our top priority. UPDATE 8/15/22: Masking is encouraged but optional. This may change if community Covid levels increase. Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. UPDATE 11/10/21: Class size will return to 6 students per class beginning Spring of 2022, with students sitting 3 feet apart, per updated … Continue reading COVID-19 Safety Precautions
This year my students and I will be participating in the West Austin Studio Tour again, this time in the new studio, which is just a block from the Crestview train station. West is a free self-guided art tour where the public is invited into the studios of Austin artists. The tour dates are May … Continue reading You’re Invited to See Our Student’s Art at W. Austin Studio Tour
Last semester some students and I started talking about how we needed t-shirts for the studio. I thought that my logo alone was a little boring so I decided to have a t-shirt design contest and let the students vote on the winners. The rules were that your design had to be only two colors, … Continue reading T-shirt Design Contest Results!
Fourteen years ago I was offered a job teaching private art lessons at what was then Three Muses School of Fine Arts. I taught there for two years before the owner closed the studio. At the time, there weren’t many people in Austin offering realistic oil painting classes for children, so some of my students … Continue reading New Studio Location!
Hello there! My name is Amanda. I’m a realist painter and painting teacher to children at my private studio in Austin, Texas. I am also a small business owner with an employee of one: ME. That means I wear all the hats: teacher, accountant, website designer, marketing manager, and now BLOGGER! The purpose of this … Continue reading And a blog was born…