Amy Anderson is an artist, teacher, and owner of Art & Soul, a Bluff Park teaching studio she opened in early 2021. She loves guiding her students to a greater appreciation of themselves through creating art. Amy attended UAB for Psychology and worked in substance abuse prevention before becoming a full time artist. She feels that art and self-expression are essential for a balanced, beautiful life. As an artist, she has had the opportunity to paint murals, wedding bouquets, pet portraits, and custom expressionistic works. She has always had an interest in painting but her true passion is in teaching and sharing the love of art with others. 

Art & Soul is open by reservation or during normal class times.

807 Shades Crest Rd

Birmingham, AL 35226

(205) 502-4133

Amy Anderson Artist Resume

 

​Art Teaching Experience

2014    Beginner’s art class for the Dothan Wiregrass Art League

2015    Youth art lessons at the Boys and Girls Club (Summer) and SEAYS Diversion Center  Dothan, Alabama

2015    Art instructor of adult and children’s art classes in The Messy Space at The Cultural Arts Center  Dothan, Alabama

2015    Taught weekly group painting classes at Tipsy Easel Dothan, Alabama

2015    Taught art lessons for K-5th grade at Heard Elementary's Art Extravaganza Day Dothan, Alabama

2016    Art Teacher at Girls, Inc (Summer) and SEAYS Diversion Center  Dothan, Alabama

2016    Art instructor of adult and children's art classes in The Messy Space at The Cultural Arts Center Dothan, Alabama

2016    Visual Art Teacher for the Bright Key Program at Highlands Elementary  Dothan, Alabama

2016    Began teaching a variety of art classes to all ages at First Baptist Church Dothan, Alabama

2016    Taught art lessons for K-5th grade at Heard Elementary's Art Extravaganza Day Dothan, Alabama

2016    Taught weekly group painting classes at Tipsy Easel Dothan, Alabama

2017    Individual art lessons and private event paint parties for clients Dothan, Alabama

2017    Elementary canvas painting class at Westgate Church of Christ Dothan, AL

2017    Art teacher for Girard Elementary’s "Summer Bridge" Program Dothan, AL

2017    Art teacher for Honeysuckle Middle School "After the Bell" school program Dothan, Alabama

2018    Seasonal private paint parties for clients  Dothan, Alabama

2019    Beginner's watercolor class for adults  Hoover, Alabama

2019    Began teaching a variety of art classes for elementary students at Wild Roast  Bluff Park, Alabama   

2019    Individual art lessons in my home studio for all ages  Hoover, Alabama 

2019    Beginner/intermediate watercolor class for adults  Hoover, Alabama

2019    Handpainted watercolor Christmas card class at Maker's DIY Vestavia, Alabama

2020    Individual and small group lessons in home studio for all ages Hoover, Alabama

2020    Summer art camp for kids at Thomas Andrew Art Homewood, Alabama

2020    Began teaching a variety of art classes for elementary, middle, and high school students at Thomas Andrew Art Homewood, Alabama 

2021    Opened ART & Soul Teaching Studio, which offers art classes for all ages  Bluff Park, Alabama

 

​Events/Judge

2014    Judge of SpectraCare Health Systems’ Art Contest for National Prevention Week Dothan, Alabama

2016    Co-planner of "Splash and Sip for a Cause" charity painting event Dothan, Alabama

2016    Judge of the paintings at "Sip, Socialize, and Paint" Oak & Olive Lounge Dothan, Alabama

2016    Co-planner of "Splash and Sip" paint party at Oak & Olive Lounge Dothan, Alabama

2016    Judge of Alabama Power’s “Refrigerator Art Contest” Ozark, Alabama

2016    Judge of the artwork entered in the Big Fish Festival gallery exhibit Donalsonville, Georgia

2016    Face-painting artist at the Fall Festival of Saint Colomba Church Dothan, Alabama

2017    Judge of the artwork at Heard Elementary’s Annual Student Art Explosion Art Show Dothan, Alabama

2018    Face-painting artist at Foster Fest and Cottonwood Pep Rally Houston County, Alabama

 

​Murals

2015    Painted two murals for SpectraCare Health Systems Dothan, Alabama

2015    Painted a mural for Southeast Alabama Community Theatre Dothan, Alabama

2016    Created the backdrop stage display for the "Glitter, Glam, and Ghouls" pageant Dothan, Alabama

2017    Painted two fitness themed murals for Fitness Advantage Gym Dothan, Alabama

2018    Supervised a group painting of a sunflower mural, private residence Headland, Alabama

2018    Painted a large display for the long term fundraising use of SpectraCare Health Systems Dothan, Alabama

2018    Painted a wall mural project for SpectraCare Health Systems Dothan, Alabama

2019    Painted a wall mural for Fostering Hope, a non-profit organization Dothan, Alabama

2019    Painted outdoor window murals with a holiday theme for local businesses Birmingham, Alabama

2020    Painted indoor & outdoor window murals with a holiday theme for local businesses Birmingham, Alabama

2021    Painted residential murals  Birmingham, Alabama

2021    Assisted in the planning and execution of Bluff Park Mural Project's first mural Hoover, Alabama

 

​Art Exhibitions and Community Involvement

2010    Daniel Day Gallery Birmingham, Alabama

2010    Participant in the Penny Art Project Worldwide

2011    Dothan Downtown Christmas Festival

2012    Select My Space Birmingham, Alabama

2013    Fourth Friday Artwalk Enterprise, Alabama

2013    St. Andrew’s Market “Christmas in July” Dothan, Alabama

2013    Participant in The Sketchbook Project Worldwide

2013    Troy University Dothan Campus, Sony Hall

2014    Big Art Exhibition, Cultural Arts Center Dothan, Alabama

2014    Claybank Jamboree Ozark, Alabama

2014    Dothan Downtown Christmas Festival

2014    Troy University Dothan Campus, Sony Hall

2014    Participant in The Postcard Art Project Phoenix, Arizona

2014    Participant in The Sketchbook Project Worldwide

2014    Fourth Friday Artwalk Enterprise, Alabama

2015    Ann Rudd Art Center’s 15th Annual Regional Art Exhibition Ozark, Alabama

2015    Claybank Jamboree Ozark, Alabama

2016    fundraising event “Empty Bowls” to benefit Wiregrass Food Bank Dothan, Alabama

2016    Alabama Master Gardener Conference Dothan, Alabama

2016    Fourth Friday Artwalk Enterprise, Alabama

2016    Oak & Olive Dothan, Alabama

2019    Participant in Alabama Art Supply's Art Card Fundraiser to benefit Oasis Counseling Birmingham,  Alabama

2019    Watercolor paintings on display at Mills Pharmacy  Bluff Park, Alabama 

2019    Handpainted holiday mural artist participant in #Decktheham Birmingham, Alabama

2020    Displaying current work and participating in a collaborative artist work space at Thomas Andrew Art   Homewood, Alabama

2021    Opened ART & Soul Teaching Studio, which offers art classes for all ages  Bluff Park, Alabama
2021    Displaying current work at Wild Roast Coffee  Bluff Park, Alabama 

2021    Participant in Alabama Art Supply's Art Card Fundraiser to benefit Oasis Counseling Birmingham, Alabama

 

Published Projects

2012    Poetry published in Troy University’s Rubicon literary journal

2012    Painting featured on the E-Book “Even They Have Secrets” by Adrienne Baldwin

2013    Painting featured on the E-Book “Quicksand” by Adrienne Baldwin

2015    Painting featured as the album art for “Ray of Sunshine” by Megan C. Bailey

2017    Poetry and Visual art published in “9 Lives Wiregrass Zine"

 

Professional Affiliations

2012             Publicity Chair of Troy University’s Creative Writing Club

2013-2015    Member of the Dothan Wiregrass Art League

2014             Secretary of the Dothan Wiregrass Art League

2014-2015    Manager of all Dothan Wiregrass Art League's social media

2014-2015    Member of Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities

2020             Member of Shelby County Arts Council

2020             Member of Bluff Park Mural Project committee