Our mission at The Monarch Studio is to bring high quality Mud Kitchens and art classes to children.  We believe that art and play are a wonderful way for children to learn and grow.  By holding paint brushes, mixing colors, picking up fine materials from sensory bins, moving around, and more, children are doing what they do best, learning and discovering.  We hope that our Mud Kitchens will lead to more outdoor play.  



Lauren Evans, the owner and visionary behind The Monarch Studio, has a degree in Visual Communication, a background in the areas of child development and wellness and over a decade of experience in logistics. She believes each child is unique and special and loves working with them to bring out their innate talents and strengths, helping them build confidence. Lauren herself is a mom of two inspiring children.

In addition, Lauren completed a Doula training at The Family Life Center in Albany, NY and Herbal Medicine trainings at Rooted Wisdom in Stowe, VT and The North American College of Botanical Medicine in Albuquerque, NM. She has a long time interest and passion for women’s rights and a love of children, the arts, and the outdoors.