January 2018 Program
Our January 9, 2018 meeting features local artist Lauren Templeton, who will present on “Colors for Your Creativity”. Lauren is artist and owner of the Amelia Art Studio, located on Island Walkway. She began her formal visual art studies at the Corcoran School of Art in her hometown, Washington, DC. As a developing artist, she studied Fine Art in Florence, Italy at Syracuse University. She studied Photography and Combined Media at New York University. Lauren graduated from Colgate University in New York with a BA in Art and Art History with a concentration in Studio Art. After college, Lauren worked as production artist in Prague, Czech Republic. She earned her Florida Professional Educator’s License with certification in Visual Arts K-12 in 2007 and offers nearly ten years of teaching experience.
Lauren offers programs in her studio and welcomes artists interested in forming new pathways for self-expression, the study of art as a discipline, and the exercise of creativity. The program includes special workshops, private lessons and small group instruction in drawing, painting, ceramics, and mixed media for ages toddler to teen. In addition, Lauren offers specialized training for artists auditioning for Lavilla School of the Arts and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Students come to her studio to develop artistic skills, sharpen technique, and enjoy opportunities to exhibit art in the community. 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. She will share her knowledge of color from an artist perspective inspiring us to use colors effectively in our quilting and fabric art. You can learn more about Lauren on her Facebook page, Amelia Art Studio.