| Amy Atkinson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in graphic design. She worked as a graphic designer in Texas, California, and Ohio before moving to Las Vegas. She has her own business designing and creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, and paints abstracts in acrylic and mixed media. Amy discovered art journaling in 2014, and enjoys not only doing her own journaling, but admiring everyone else's work! She joined OLLI in spring 2016 and began teaching fall 2016.
|| Jean Beard is a recent transplant to Las Vegas, after having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, western New York, and central Ohio. She earned her bachelor's degree in English with a home economics minor at CSU Sacramento, and a certificate in labor relations from Cornell University. She has family members dealing with heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, and has learned to cook for them by taking cooking and nutrition classes from a number of sources. Besides, she likes to cook!