About Us

Welcome to Amelia Art Studio

We welcome artists of all ages interested in forming new pathways for self-expression, the study of art as a discipline, and the exercise of creativity.

Located on Amelia Island, FL, the studio created by Lauren Templeton is mainly structured as a series of group classes, special workshops, and art events. With an emphasis on Arts Integration and Art History, Lauren’s teaching methods are focused on reinforcing the formal elements of art, the basic principles of design, and nurturing a long-lasting passion for art-making.


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Our Team

Lauren Templeton

Owner, Art Teacher

Lauren Templeton began her formal visual art studies at The Corcoran School of Art in her hometown, Washington, DC. She graduated from Colgate University in New York with a BA in Art and Art History with a concentration in Studio Art. Lauren earned her Florida Professional Educator’s License with certification in Visual Arts K-12 in 2007 and offers nearly 15 years of teaching experience.


“I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat

Stephanie Dinius

Studio Manager, Art Teacher

Stephanie’s education is in the arts with an emphasis on graphic design and illustration. A mother of two, she is experienced in working with children of all ages. As a career Navy spouse, she has volunteered in classrooms and school libraries throughout the country as an aide and mentor and has served in leadership positions in both the Boy and Girl Scouts.


“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

Our Mantra

For Our Youngest Artists

We strive to create a safe, fun, and educational space where each child has the opportunity to participate at their best ability. This is the code of conduct that each younger student at Amelia Art Studio practices to create connection and consistency.
Our Mantra

For Our Older Artists

At Amelia Art Studio we believe that every artist has the potential to create something amazing, but sometimes we all need a little encouragement. We use an encouraging mantra for our older artists to instill a sense of belonging and a can-do attitude!

I am brave

I have confidence, and I take chances in my art.

I am bright

I have talent, and I work hard at my art.

I am kind

I have imagination, and I better the world with my art.

I am cool

I have originality, and I express my myself through my art.

I am an artist

I have community, and I belong.

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