Insider's Studio

with Amanda Evanston

Doors open twice a year. Get on the waiting list!

Mark Your Calendar! Doors  Open October 14, 2022!

Get on the waiting list to join the Insider's Studio. Can't wait to welcome you into the happiest corner of the Internet! Need some painting goodness while you wait? First, get on the waiting list. Second, check out my e-courses!


Already a member? No need to sign up again. You are in! Click Access Your Courses/Membership to get into the Insider's Studio!

What do I get out of it?

✓ New art class every Tuesday
✓ Instant access to the member’s library (165+ classes and growing!)
✓ Thriving Facebook community
✓ Weekly live Q&A session
✓ Weekly newsletter
✓ Periodic guest artists
✓ Easy viewing on the Kajabi App
BONUS Seasonal rotating member community programs! In the last year we have organized original art swaps, a Random Acts of Kindness mailing list, and more. And even more excitement is in the works!

Oh hi there!

I’m Amanda. I’m a professional painter, a mom, a business-owner, and a world-class chocolate croissant enthusiast. You will never meet anyone who loves their life as much as I do. It was not always like this. It took me years to find my way here and I’ll tell you one thing: Everything that is good in my world started coming my way the day I started investing in my own art. Everything. It was the best decision I ever made. It is now my pleasure to share this gift with others. That's why I started the Insider's Studio. I'm so glad you are here!

Want a taste of what's in my Insider's Studio plus a sneak peek at Insider's Studio classes? Check out these freebies

Are you looking to…

  • Make art on a regular basis AND LOVE THE RESULTS?
  • Join a supportive community that seeks solutions and celebrates your success?
  • Stop seeing art as just decorative objects - start seeing art as a vital form of expression?
  • Open your eyes to selling your work online?
  • Switch up your regular routines and materials?
  • Gain confidence in your artistic abilities?
  • Make a commitment to  yourself to grow as an artist?

Yes? I thought so. Then the Insider's Studio is for you!

What is the Insider's Studio?

The Insider's Studio, a monthly membership that provides weekly lessons, a community of supportive artists, and so much more is for beginning and seasoned artists alike. Read: it is a safe space for you to learn and grow as an artist while supporting others on their art journeys. Before I get into the details of what comes with your membership, I want you to hear directly from artist members about how they have been transformed by being part of the Insider's Studio.

Get on the Waiting List!

Tell me more...

Just this month we are painting fall foliage, harvest moonscapes and and more. Here is a snapshot of what you'll get as part of the Insider's Studio. 

A Growing Library of Art Classes

With a new online painting class every Tuesday, some live, you'll never run out of inspiration. Classes cover everything from technique to Disco Chickens to cloudscapes. Take them any time and at your own pace! Scroll down for the full class list.

A Supportive Group of Creative People Like You

The library of classes is just the start. The Insider's Studio has a private Facebook Group where your fellow artists share their work, tips, ask questions and more.

Tips, Tricks, and More

In addition to scheduled classes, I host a live Q&A every Sunday and periodically post bonus classes and rambles offering tips, tricks and insight into my experiences to help you grow as an artist.

Want even more? Here's the most recent class calendar.

And this doesn't even include the bonus classes, Q&As and other opportunities to paint, learn and grow. A list of classes currently in the Insider's Studio is at the bottom of this webpage!


Check out what fellow members have made!

These incredible pieces, stemming from Insider's Studio classes, were made by a variety of beginning and seasoned artists alike. Can't wait for you to join in the fun!

So you are interested in joining the Insider's Studio.

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I can't wait for you to be a part of this special artist community. Get on my waiting list so you are the first to hear about the next opening!

So what do I get for my monthly membership fee?

What to Expect When You Enroll

  • Immediate access to over 165 Insider Studio classes, ready and waiting for you.
  • Access to the private Insider's Studio community (just request entrance on Facebook)!
  • A special Facebook Live Open Studio welcome party on Sunday, May 15 at 5 p.m. ET where I will walk through the Insider's Studio and answer your questions. 

What to Expect Each Month

  • A new art class every Tuesday.
  • A live Open Studio Q&A session with me every Sunday.
  • A weekly email featuring tips, tricks, announcements and more.
  • An ongoing supportive community where you can share work, ask questions, and be a part of fellow artist's journeys.
  • Bonus pocket classes, guest artists, and more!
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Check out all of the classes you'll find inside!

Botanical Classes

  • Paris Flower Market with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Floral Watercolor Wreath with Guest Artist Keri Lee Sereika
  • Orange Grove with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Geraniums in Bloom
  • Tulip Garden Magic
  • Mushroom Jamboree
  • Rain Boot Florals with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Easy Blue and White Classics
  • Pollinator Party with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Blob Blooms
  • Scribbled Watercolor Bouquets with Guest Artist Keri Lee Sereika
  • Poppin Poppies with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Celebrate Steps
  • Floral Fairy with Guest Artist Lisa Concannon
  • Ferns and Fiddleheads with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Painting Succulents with Coffee with Guest Artist Carolyn Lewis
  • Sunflower Field
  • Gourd Florals
  • Fall Foliage
  • Olive Trees
  • Watercolor Peonies with Guest Artist Keri Lee Sereika
  • Palm Beach Prints in Watercolor
  • Hydrangeas in Bloom
  • Ice Cream Florals
  • Memories and Tributes in Bloom with Guest Artist Gentry Woodward
  • Collage Cans
  • Watercolor Spring Florals Three Ways with Guest Artist Gina Lee Kim
  • Potted Plants Collage
  • Tulip Painting Party!
  • Collage Florals
  • Garden Pansies
  • Flower Palooza: Paint Skin Florals
  • Flower Palooza: High-Five Hyacinth with Guest Artist Gina Lee Kim
  • Flower Palooza: Shadow Botanicals
  • Flower Palooza: Twirly Swirly Flowerscapes with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Flower Palooza: Dandelion Dancers
  • 12 Florals in 12 Minutes
  • Adventures in White Flowers
  • Flowers as Big as your Face
  • Wildflower Mountain Meadow
  • Bottlescape Florals
  • Floral Collage
  • Abstract Peonies
  • Peonies Part 2
  • Leaf Monoprints

Landscape Classes

  • Aerial Memory Maps
  • Amsterdam Row Houses
  • Winter Mountainscape
  • Harvest Moonscape
  • Easy Lighthouse Landscapes
  • Al Fresco Abstract with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Under the Sea
  • Sunrise Sunset
  • Rainy Day Memory Parts 1 and 2
  • Barn and Farm Fun
  • Encore Barns!
  • French Lavender Field
  • Beach Day
  • Cityscapes and Skylines
  • Easy House Portraits
  • Cloudscapes and Stormy Skies
  • Seascapes
  • Landscapes

Objects and Still Life Classes

  • Hearts in Flight
  • Vintage Chandeliers with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Candlelight
  • Penny Candy with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Dublin Doors
  • Blue and White Ginger Jar Florals
  • Vegetable Party
  • Teapots and Coffee Cups
  • Interior Scenes
  • Tablescapes
  • Cakes!

Figures Classes

  • Lobster Love
  • Dinosaur Party
  • Dala Horses
  • Sparkle Sheep
  • Flamingo Friends with Guest Artist Tabbetha Gasper
  • Beach Birds with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Watercolor Moths and Beetles with Guest Artist Lisa Concannon
  • Jellyfish in Motion with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Sparkle Bears with Guest Artist Katie Tenaglia
  • Watercolor Birds with Guest Artist Lisa Concannon
  • Penguins on the Move
  • Photo Based Pet Portraits
  • Kaleidoscope Koi with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Birds on a Wire
  • Outrageous Ostriches with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Elephants 123
  • Dragonflies
  • Giraffe Portrait Party
  • Collage Figures and Faces
  • Abstract Heirloom Angels
  • Doves and Swallows
  • Twinkle Owls
  • Happy Drippy Monsters
  • Cows on Parade
  • Easter Bonnet Fabulous
  • Sparkle Cats
  • 3D People Portraits
  • Disco Chickens

Inspiration and Process Classes

  • Magpie Nests
  • O'Keeffe Inspired Desert Landscapes
  • The Klimt Tree of Life
  • Apples with Matisse
  • Art Prompts and Creativity Exercises
  • Setting New Year Intentions in Art
  • Art Journaling for All
  • Naming Art and Inspiring Collections
  • 50 Social Media Prompts for Artists

Technique Classes

  • People Pieces
  • Stained Glass Neutrals with Guest Artist Tabbetha Gasper
  • Color Exercise: Oops Bin Challenge
  • Shade and Dimension Essentials
  • The Embroidered Canvas
  • Bad Mood = Good Art
  • Abstract Adventure Part 1
  • Gelli Plate Fun
  • Quote Art Fun
  • Drip and Splatter Essentials
  • Hot Glue Stencils
  • Ice Paint Fun
  • Scrappy Maps
  • Easy Color Continuity
  • Five Ways to Loosen Up
  • Chaos Layer Magic Parts 1-2
  • Composition Part 1: Focal Points
  • Composition Part 2: The Rule of Thirds
  • Composition Part 3: Sacred Geometry

Holiday Fun

  • Wooden Peace Wreath with Guest Artist Amber Drott
  • Tropical Santa with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Poinsettias
  • Upcycled Holiday Ornaments
  • Nutcrackers 2021
  • Artsy Cone Trees with Guest Artist Carolyn Lewis
  • Magical Holiday Forest with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Pumpkin Stacks
  • Easter Bunnies in Bows with Guest Artist Amber Drott
  • Llama Holiday
  • Watercolor Wreaths with Gina Lee Kim
  • Alcohol Ink Ornaments with Lori Siebert
  • Snow Scenes and Snowmen
  • Collage Christmas Tree Adventures
  • Next Level Giftwrap and
    Mail Art
  • Scrap Wreaths
  • Hand Turkeys!
  • The Art of Charcuterie with Guest Artist Keri Lee Sereika
  • Table Dressing with Jackson

Art Snacks

  • Twiggy Time
  • Abstract Silk Scarves with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Mexican Folk Art Florals
  • Sparkle Cakes
  • Fundraising and Creativity with Guest Artist Maria Lovello
  • Finishing a Painting
  • Watercolor Essentials with Guest Artist Keri Lee Sereika
  • Custom Kicks with Guest Artist Keri Lee Sereika
  • Painted Objects for Everyday Use
  • Denim Jacket Adventures with Guest Artist Beth Newman
  • Magical Magazine Envelopes with Guest Artist Grace Nixon Peterson
  • Painted Wine Bottles with Guest Artist Amber Drott
  • Graffiti Hearts Gone Wild
  • Confetti Hearts
  • Jewelry Making Essentials: Simple Paper Earrings with Guest Artist Keri Lee Sereika
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Painted Mandala Rainbows
  • Flat Photography