Live Oak Conservatory Welcomes Amanda Bates to Its Faculty of Instructors

Live Oak Conservatory Welcomes Amanda Bates to Its Faculty of Instructors

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on August 16, 2022

Live Oak Conservatory is please to announce the welcome addition of Amanda Bates to its faculty of instructors for the 2022-2023 season.  Amanda will be teaching our popular Youth Art program.

Live Oak Conservatory Welcomes Amanda Bates to Its Faculty of Instructors

Youth Art is available for ages nine through 19. Students are taught about perspective, basic shapes, shading, reflections and blending as they work with a different medium each month: charcoal & pastels, watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils, mosaics, copper art, or wood burning. Some of their works will be displayed at City Hall. The class is held on Mondays from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

Youth Art was previously taught by Robyn Gray, who has retired. Amanda is very excited to be teaching art classes at Live Oak theater! She was taught by Ms. Robyn Gray for many years, and now holds the position of art teacher very close to her heart. Amanda is also a veterinary technician, and loves all things related to animals, teaching, art, and music.

Her Instagram is @forgottenfloridaartwork if you are interested in seeing her work.

“Amanda was my art student for at least six years. She was the most attentive, obedient, and talented of all my students. She showed a servant’s heart as well as a keen interest in others,” said Robyn Gray. “Her work awarded her blue and rosette ribbons at the Hernando County Fair. I recommended her as a teacher for her talent and sweet spirit,” she added.

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About the Live Oak Conservatory Programs

Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory is – above all – a family friendly theatre program which exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities.

We offer group classes and private lessons in acting, improv, youth art, musical theatre, singing, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, Acro, and most musical instruments including piano, guitar, and violin. 

To compliment Live Oak Theatre’s tradition of bringing top notch musical theatre entertainment and training to our community, our Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and drama which together make up a well-rounded and versatile performing arts educational program. Children… and adults… can take these classes to enhance their creative and artistic skills and combine them with other fine arts and performing arts skills.   The Live Oak Conservatory is Hernando County’s one stop destination for education in the performing arts! 



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