The holiday season is here! We know that many of our customers are looking for some inspiration this time of year. Whether you’re creating a gift for family/friends or making piece to show off at home, we’ve got you covered. Below is a gallery of some of our favorite holiday designs. Also, be sure to check out our class calendar for upcoming holiday themed classes!
Looking for a project for the whole family? Our flat ornaments are just $6 apiece or $25 for a set of five! We have tons of styles to choose from and everyone in your family can paint their very own. Definitely the best deal of the holiday season!
7:30am Saturday morning: Wake up to your three kids bounding into your bedroom, mistaking your bed for a trampoline.
8:00: You finally get up, although all senses are murky until the coffee is poured.
8:30: Your brain is awake the kids are ready to be entertained!
8:45-11:00: Coloring books, 9 games of hide and seek, you try to make that homemade playdough you saw on Pinterest, clean up the mess after said playdough experiment, resolve an argument over tv show choices, take away TV privileges, and finally lunch.
11:00: The Creative Arts Studio opens and your day just got a whole lot easier!
11:30: Arrive at the studio and one of our cheerful staff members helps get the whole family started on their projects
11:45: The family is still trying to decide what to paint on their pottery and then you remember this witty blog post on the Creative Arts Studio website that had a bunch of great technique ideas…
Bubble Painting: Ask a staff member to mix up bubbles and then do just like the CAS staff member in the video below!
Marbling: Swirl some paint on a paper plate and then transfer to a flat piece!
Resist: Ask a staff member to print your shape of choice. Apply your the color you’d like your shape to be and then apply your shape cut out of paper by dipping it in water and then placing it on your piece. Paint your background color on top and wait for it to dry. Remove your paper shape to reveal a picture perfect design every time!
Polka Dots: Ask a staff member for our round sponges on a stick or just use the back of a rounded brush.
Image courtesy of Polka Dot Pots
Stencils and Stamps: We have drawers upon drawers of stencils and stamps to use. When stenciling, first trace with a marker (markers disappear during the firing process) and then paint on top. For stamps, paint the stamp, apply it to your pottery, and then add your second and third coats with a brush.
Photo credit: Pinterest.com
Crystal Glazes: Just apply three coats and let the kiln do the work!
Photo courtesy of Dick Blick Art Supplies
3:00: Wow! Three hours flew by because everyone was so engaged and had so much fun. You check out and your family skips back to the car while holding hands!
4:00: The kids are calm now after an afternoon of creative fun. You head to the computer to write detailed 5 star reviews for the Creative Arts Studio on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Facebook, and Google.
The last to paint pottery and pick up your work before Christmas is Tuesday, December 20th. Pottery completed on this day will be ready for pickup on Christmas Eve.
Saturday, December 24th – 11am-5pm
Sunday, December 25th – Closed
Saturday, December 31st – 11am-6pm
Sunday, January 1st – 12pm-6pm
Stop by before December 20th to create the perfect gift for the special people in your life! We’ve got flat ornaments 5 for $20, tons of holiday pottery, and all sorts of fun hand print and finger print project ideas. Check out some of our favorites!
Wanna give the gift of creativity? Pick up one of our gift certificates! Come to the store and receive one of our hand crafted clay pallet certificates or order online by clicking the link below!
Show your Michigan pride with these chic, Board Painting designs. Perfect for adding a touch a rustic style to any room in the house, our instructor will guide you through creating your mitten inspired work of art. Simply choose your design below and we’ll make sure to have everything ready for you on the day of the class.
*Please be sure to arrive on time as it is important that all members of the class start together. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late will be asked to reschedule a private lesson.
Do you have a creative Tween at home looking for something to do on a Friday night? Skip the kid sitter and drop your Tween off! While you enjoy an evening on the town, your young artist will create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! We’ll hand-build and paint a ghost, and you’ll get it back by Halloween! We’ll throw in a pizza party for the kids, so they’ll return to you fed and artistically inspired! This class will run from 6:30-8:30pm.
How old do you have to be to stop trick or treating?
Some Americans still believe, however, that no age is too old to trick-or-treat. Today posted a survey asking at what age should people stop the tradition, and the most common answer was never, with 29 percent of the vote. The next most common answer was a tie at 15 percent for 12 years old and 13 years old.