The Art School of West Austin is a warm home studio serving families residing along the 620 corridor in NW Austin, Steiner Ranch & Lakeway Owned by entrepreneur and advocate for the arts Donna Blodgett Lita. NOW DUE TO COVID-19 Classes and parties are available online for the Austin area and beyond on ZOOM!
It's a place where you can feel at home and safe bringing your kids to learn, create and have fun in small classes after school with a long time local artist. With over 12 years compassionately volunteering with nonprofits serving the homeless and orphans, teaching neighborhood kids, her own children and in area public & private schools, Donna Blodgett Lita has a reputation & accreditation you can trust. Insured - CPR /First Aid - HQ EC-12 ART Certified
Donna Blodgett Lita after directing the mural painting of the entry stairs of The Miracle Foundation Headquarters on West 6th Street Austin
Donna grew up in the Hudson Valley, New York studying art privately after school as a child. She earned her degree in Graphic Design. After working as a graphic designer in New York, she returned to college earning her BBA in Marketing at FAU in Boca Raton, Florida. She then worked as a Public Relations Executive representing McDonald's Children's Charities and as Advertising Manager for an international wholesale distributor of pool and spa equipment. As an entrepreneur and artist, she helped establish a yacht management service and spent many years sailing, sportfishing and scuba diving throughout the Carribean as well as painting and exhibiting her island inspired art. "I have always found intriguing and inspiring adventures in this creative field! In the early years I painting yacht transoms one day and the next flying aloft in a hot air balloon after a day of working as advertising banner designer for Rohr Balloons in Ft. Lauderdale, FL." Donna left Florida on a new type of life adventure, raising her family in NW Austin Texas where her dream has been realized. "My heart and spirit has always pulled at me to do what I dreamed as a child... to teach just as my teacher did in her countryside barn/art studio. With a love of the outdoors and playful creative spirit of a child, I know I'm at home teaching art to children and adult's in creatively cool,unique and entertaining ways! "
Donna also facilitates employee recognition, team building, paint & sip parties, meet-ups, and fundraising events for adults with her business Laugh A Lot Mobile Art Events.