"I've been very pleased to have Amanda as an art teacher for my 12 year old daughter, Abi. Abi was interested in classical art and yet entered the class with very little art training. I was amazed at what Miss Amanda taught Abi and the rest of her class mates. I never knew art was a skill you can teach - I always thought it was a talent - and Amanda's way of deconstructing art produced a joyful, enthusiastic, skilled artist in my daughter. Abi never misses a chance to take a class with Miss Amanda! Aside from Amanda's skill as an artist and teacher, I also value how together and organized she is as a business woman. I'm amazed at how easy she makes it! Make up classes are a breeze to reschedule with her online system, her class payment system is easy to use - I can even do it online - and she is prompt and consistent with communication. This is a welcome contrast to other extra curricular activities that my children have been involved in that have been disorganized or scattered. I would highly recommend Miss Amanda as a teacher, and already have."
"You have been great for Luke and I think I told you that since he started his art lessons with you he has been making straight A's in school. This is after it was strongly possible that he would be held back to retake first grade. So I think that this has been a great experience for him. Thank you so much! We really appreciate you and how you have contributed to his growth."
“Amanda Lee Jones is a very talented artist as well as a gifted art instructor for children. My daughter has enjoyed her lessons with Amanda immensely and has grown as an artist herself. Amanda's French Palestra style art studio is a sophisticated and also warm environment, which offers children a deep and rich classical instruction in painting. Her instruction is unmatched in the Austin area.”
“Amanda is a stellar artist, but her true calling is teaching, and I am so glad that she has found a way to do both. She works well with kids and adults and is actually trained as an educator. Her painting speaks for itself."
-Brandon L. Beck, Ph.D., C&I Lecturer/Graduate Advisor and Program Coordinator in Elementary Education at Texas State University
"I joined Miss Amanda's art classes in the middle of 6th grade and now I'm in the middle of 7th grade. If you compare my artwork from then and now, even my doodles, they are so much better. These classes really help!"
-Sophia S., age 12
“I can't think of a better person to have as an art teacher. Amanda has always been conscientious of her work, has an amazing style, and a personality and disposition to make everyone feel important.”
-Nicolas Marquez Retana, Executive Director/Founder of Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy Charter School
“Amanda is a gifted inspiring art teacher. The work her students accomplish is amazing!”
“Amanda is a creative and talented artist. She's patient and good at explaining her techniques. She has a nice blend of being fun and lighthearted as well as disciplined and focused.”
-Brio Yiapan, Photographer
Amanda Lee Jones Art Studio
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