Category Archives: Children’s Art School

KVUE Forever Families

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

Amanda Lee Jones Art Classes COVID-19 safety

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

 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

You’re Invited to See Our Student’s Art at W. Austin Studio Tour

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

New Studio Location!

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!

What is an Atelier Anyway?

You may have seen the word “atelier” on my website or have heard it used by other artsy people and wondered what it means. Atelier is a French word used to refer to a professional artist’s private studio or workshop. Traditionally, students and apprentices would learn their craft by working under a master artist in … Continue reading What is an Atelier Anyway?