Studio by the Sea is a venue hopping, paint slapping, (sometimes singing) good time! Basically… we do painting classes break-down style at cool local venues…and make it FUN FUN FUN!

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Amanda Dorado, Owner- Artist

Amanda began “Studio by the Sea” when she moved to Miramar Beach, Florida, in December of 2011. Amanda attended Birmingham- Southern College in Birmingham, AL, where she earned a BFA in Painting, and then completed her Master of Science in Art Therapy at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI.




How does it work?

Great question! We post our available parties/classes on our calendar   -and we show which painting we’ll be doing. We can also schedule private parties for your own group, Find out more about those here

We supply all of the painting supplies, you and your friends just need to show up and be ready to have a BLAST! And have a memento to show for it!


  • If you have more questions please check out our Q & A section

  • Check out some of the PAINTINGS we do

  • Check our CALENDAR for upcoming classes and parties 



In addition to company owner, Amanda Dorado, Studio by the Sea has some amazing teachers ready to HAVE FUN painting with you and/or your group


Loretta Walters, Artist Extraordinaire

Loretta is an amazing lady that can do just about anything she puts her mind to!  In addition to being a full-time mom and wife, she completed her degree in graphic design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  She loves creating things in paint and other media.

Loretta is the kind of friend that you would call in an emergency… !


Celeste Ellison, Visiting Artist

Celeste is a  talented artist with a love for the water…..white water, surf water, bay water!  Celeste has a graduate degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Middle Tennessee University and is currently working on her Masters.  Celeste resides in the bayou land just north of Lake Pontchartrain and graces us with visits here in the panhandle.

Celeste is fun-loving and the person to call for all of your outdoor recreation adventures!

Elizabeth Taylor


Elizabeth is a full-time student at Troy University but her home is here on the Emerald Coast.

Whenever she is not at school she makes herself available for our classes and parties. Elizabeth is a very talented painter and graphic designer.



Betty Nichols

is our newest ‘instructor’ and she loves sharing her passion for painting with everyone!