DREAMS


About

Hi, I’m Amber and ArtBarnATX is the result of a full host of dreams and determination. Let me tell you how it all started.

It began with a lofty dream to live by the lake. Thinking this would be nearly impossible to figure out (with twin boys, 2 full-time jobs and our loveable, but curious pup), luck was on our side!

It began with a lofty dream to live by the lake. Thinking this would be nearly impossible to figure out (with twin boys, 2 full-time jobs and our loveable, but curious pup), luck was on our side!

It was in the midst of a horrible drought; parts of the lake were near rock beds, but it’s here we found our 3 acres with the most beautiful, unobstructed view of the lake. 

In addition to the main house, the property included a 2-story barn once owned by a wood and mill worker, who used the barn to bring in numerous large logs for his craft.


DETERMINATION

In cleaning up the property, we discovered many hidden, hand-sawed pieces of art in the house and salvaged all that we could within our WWII period lakehouse.

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As we continued to clean up, work on and remodel our new space, I couldn’t stop thinking about how magical it would be to make a space where people can freely create unique art pieces out of glass, paper, paint, and clay; every kind of medium we can think of.  


DELIGHTFUL TIMES AHEAD!

ArtBarnATX became a beautiful reality in 2018, with heaps of love and support from my husband, family, friends and co-workers.

We started hosting summer camps for elementary students and offering birthday party options that we expand upon every year. Since the start of the studio in 2018, ArtBarnATX has seen it all, from slime to splatter paint and clay and smashed glass and even retro arcade games!  

I can’t wait to continue our journey at ArtBarnATX where we’ll always continue to grow and foster each person’s unique creative spirit.

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In 2024 I announced my retirement from a 20+ year career in public education as a Certified Art Educator to all ages. I’m so grateful for my time in public education and for the families I’ve created art with over the years. 

I kept talking to my husband about it, who suggested I put a plan together. I dreamed out loud to my childhood best friend and found encouragement from friends & family.   I also worked with an AMAZING staff of teachers at Bush Elementary in Steiner Ranch who are incredibly supportive of my new venture. With their support and the love from the families I teach, my heart is filled with overflowing LOVE that pushes me forward.

Slowly we are pulling back the curtains, but all the labor falls on my husband’s two hands, …oh and his crew which consists of our twin boys, and myself.  I LOVE My Gordon Boys!

Thank you for supporting my Home grown Local Art Studio. I Look forward to creating fun memories with you and your friends & families.

Amber, Owner & Educator