professionally taught
art lessons
for grades k-12


Welcome to Othels Art where it is our mission to provide unique art programs designed for an amazing experience and an opportunity to explore and develop confidence in creativity and artistic ability. At Othels Art we have a dedicated passion and commitment to helping educate while unleashing the inner creative side. Othels Art takes pride in offering professionally taught art lessons for children grades K-12, multiple art events and programs throughout each year, as well as carrying unique one of a kind modern / contemporary art by local Georgia artist. Othels Art has two convenient locations. Alpharetta: Gallery, Art School and Graphic Design Studio. Atlanta: Gallery and Graphic Design Studio. Othels Art is happy to serve the art needs of the local communities and the greater Atlanta Metro area.



Othels Art | Established in Alpharetta, GA 2011
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

- Scott Adams

Othels Art is locally owned and operated by Andrew and Kristina Simpson who moved their family to the area in May, 2011. Andrew had an idea and a background immersed in art, with which he wants to share with the local community. He was born in Georgia but grew up in Kansas City, MO. He always knew at some point he would end up back where it all started, Georgia. He grew up loving and practicing art. He took private art lessons through his childhood and studied art, architectural drafting and interior design through his years in school. His wife Kristina, is a teacher for the art lessons and is actively involved with the day to day operations. The company's name, Othels Art, is named after Andrew’s grandfather, William OTHEL Barkley. Othel was a great man and entrepreneur. Owning multiple businesses throughtout his life including several cafe’s, gas stations, grocery stores and parking lots. He loved giving his customers great service and working hard to provide for his family. Othel passed when Andrew was a small child, but has always been told by his family how their characteristics and ways are very similar. Andrew wanted to carry on his grandfather’s name and business integrity through Othels Art. Othels Art was established in October of 2011 and opened its first location in June 2012 to showcase local modern / contemporary original and custom artwork as well as offer art lessons for children in grades K-12. In addition, Othels Art also offers professional graphic design services and several different art events and programs throughout each year.

“At Othels Art we strongly believe that even the natural born artist needs a proper educational foundation for long-term development of skills and coordination; which consistently sparks creative activity and influences throughout life.”


Truly the best, highly trained, certified, professional, educated, loving and experienced art teachers
Lauren O’Hara
Ranine Badawy
Tina Simpson