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Halloween Pottery Class

9/17/20 New Business Hours and Update For Creative Arts Studio

New Hours:

Monday-Thursday 11-4:30pm

Friday 11-6pm

Sat 11-8:30pm

Sun 12-5pm

 September Studio Hours*

As we continue to operate with capacity restrictions, to ensure that a table is available for you, please either call the studio at (248) 544-2234 or use the link below to make a reservation. 

Wheel-Throwing Workshops& Private Lessons Join a 6-week workshop or take a private lesson where one of our resident potters will take you step-by-step to learning the art of wheel throwing!  
No experience is necessary!
It’s a great stress-reliever!


Ongoing Safety Measures
We care deeply about the health and safety of our wonderful staff and patrons, as well as the community in which we live and work.  For this reason, all staff will be wearing a mask, and we kindly ask that you do so as well.  We regretfully ask anyone who is unable to comply with these safety measures to postpone any visits until such protocols are no longer required.  

Our online store will remain open for those who wish to continue creating at home.  Pottery Art Kit site:  https://potteryartkits.com/.

Sincerely,
Kristin & Dave and Creative Arts Studio staff

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Halloween Pottery Class
Open Art Studio

6-30-20 Update Creative Arts Studio Hours Open 11-4:30 pm

We are open as Dave is setting up the outdoor seating!

Weather permitting, there will be a total of 6 outdoor, socially-distanced tables. (3 in front of our studio, and another 3 in front of the old Town Tavern. Please see below for more information.)

Creative Arts Studio Reopening!
We have slowly been reopening the studio to allow for in-studio creating. Pottery Painting and Mosaic Art projects are now available. Glass Fusing will soon follow!
Reservations are required to ensure a socially distanced table is available for you! Please see below.
Wheel-throwing workshops are also beginning to resume. Please understand that priority will be given to all students who were in midst of a session (when shutdowns began), followed by students who were registered and waiting to begin their session (again which shutdowns prevented from running).
Unfortunately, The Wax Hand Machine will remain closed due to the physical contact required between staff and guests, as well as the inability to sufficiently sterilize liquid melted wax.
New Studio Hours*
Monday-Saturday from 11am-4:30pm.
Each day we will offer two opportunities to come in to create. Each session will last for 2 hours. (You certainly do not need to stay the entire time; we just don’t like to rush the creative process!)
Session 1: 11:30am-1:30pm
Session 2: 2-4pm
*We strongly encourage anyone who wishes to create to make a reservation to ensure that a table is available.
Please call (248) 544-2234 to reserve a table and let us know which day and which session you wish to reserve. Finally, please indicate if your preference is for an indoor or outdoor table. If you are leaving a message, please also include your name and phone number.
Outdoor Seating!
The Royal Oak City Commission recently passed a resolution to assist businesses impacted by the pandemic, the opportunity to apply for a temporary use permit allowing for outdoor seating. We are very pleased that the city has approved our application. Weather permitting and social distancing honored, we will have 3 outdoor tables in front of our studio.
Furthermore, and sadly, our next-door neighbor Town Tavern did close permanently during the shutdown. Both their location and ours share a landlord who has graciously granted us use of the patio space in front of this restaurant (until a new tenant is found). With social distancing in mind, we can safely offer 3 more outdoor tables for creating.
Safety Measures
We care deeply about the health and safety of our wonderful staff and patrons, as well as the community in which we live and work. For this reason, all staff will be wearing a mask, and we kindly ask that you do so as well. Furthermore, temperatures of all staff, as well as all patrons will be taken upon entering the studio. We regretfully ask anyone who is unable to comply with these safety measures to postpone any visits until such safety protocols are no longer required!
Our online store will remain open for those who wish to continue creating at home. Pottery Art Kit site: https://potteryartkits.com/.
Sincerely,
Kristin & Dave and Creative Arts Studio staff

Black Friday Art Special

Black Friday Art Special

Stop into the studio to paint pottery on Black Friday and cash in on FREE STUDIO FEES!!!

This offer is good for the whole family, no limits!

You must be seated by 6:00 pm and show this email at checkout.
Offer only good on studio fees, all pottery painted must be purchased. #BlackFriday

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Mosaic Pottery Art Class Pre-Sign Up

Q: What is the price, Date? 
A: This is a new class, once we know so will you! But first come first serve as they will sell out! But we hope to create this class online as well. Hope that helps. Thank you! ?

Mosaic Art Class Dog
Mosaic Dog Art Class
Mosaic Art Class Dog
Crayola Cycle

ColorCycle by Crayola

DON’T CHUCK THOSE MARKERS. 
15 pounds of dead markers that will NOT end up in landfills or our oceans. Did you know that Crayola has a program called ColorCycle? Crayola ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. That includes dry erase markers & highlighters. If you collect the dead markers, they’ll send you a free shipping label & you can ship them back to Crayola to be recycled!

Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. That’s why we launched Crayola ColorCycle. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and repurpose used Crayola markers.

ColorCycle is also a great opportunity for teachers and their students to explore eco-friendly practices. Specially developed standards-based lesson plans are available to enrich instruction and promote lively class discussions.

Link to get started with this program:

4 Easy Steps to an Eco-Cool School!

Participating in ColorCycle with your school is as easy as 1-2-3-4!

Step 1

Engage & Educate

Inform your school administrators or PTO about participating in the ColorCycle program.

Step 2

Collect & Count

Set up a collection station in your school for used markers. Count up all the markers.

Step 3

Pack & Print

Pack markers in a cardboard box (with minimal outer markings). Print out a shipping label.

Step 4

Ship & Smile

FedEx Ground will pick up the markers — Crayola pays all shipping charges! Finally, smile – you just saved the planet! Get Started here!

https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle/sign-in.aspx

 http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx 

This program is currently in the US & parts of Canada, check website & www.crayola.com/colorcycle/frequently-asked-questions.aspx – FAQ.

Kids get so excited to set up boxes at their schools…know any teachers? These markers were collected in just 3 months at a preschool! Imagine what we could divert from landfills during the whole school year at every school!

Kindly Share! Thank you!

Art Importance

The Importance of Art

Why is Art Important?

My 4 and 6-year-old grandchildren enjoy using play dough. They like to mix colors and create different shapes. I find that they continuously use the play dough when it comes to art, but are they really learning something from this? 
– Sarah , Burbank, CA

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Art is important because it encompasses all the developmental domains in child development. Art lends itself to physical development and the enhancement of fine and gross motor skills. For instance, when kids work with play dough, they fine-tune their muscle control in their fingers. All manipulative movements involved in art help develop hand and finger muscles that are needed to properly hold and use a pencil. 

Art activities also help children’s social and emotional development. Children learn about themselves and others through art activities. It really helps them build self-esteem. It’s an opportunity for children to make a personal statement about their uniqueness through art while allowing them to express happiness, joy, and pride. 

Art also enhances children’s cognitive development which can help kids with their early math skills. Children who have experienced a wide range of people and places will have an array of ideas to choose from when doing art. Art reflects what a child knows about the world and enables the child to choose how to translate those ideas and experiences. 

Finally, art is important because it allows children to be creative. Each piece of clay manipulated or each easel painting is individual and original to each child in your program. Art is open-ended and all work can be honored. 

Art should be an everyday activity. Even if you don’t have a lot of tools at your disposal, it’s really easy to set up a low-cost easel in your home. For toddlers, you would want to include very basic items that focus on the sensory aspects of art, such as finger paint, play dough and fat crayons. 

For preschoolers you’ll want to add things like paint brushes, an easel, glue, tape and scissors. As your kids get older and start exploring their creativity, you’ll start adding more items to your art supplies, like pie tins, old socks and scraps of fabric. 

It’s extremely important to make your art activities open-ended because we don’t want to stifle children’s individual creativity. Children have their own thoughts and ideas of how things should look and they come to art with their own unique experiences. Open-ended experiences are success-oriented because there’s no one right way to do something. Open-ended art activities are motivating for children of all developmental abilities. They build feelings of independence, confidence and an eagerness to learn. 

All children really need to draw is a blank piece of paper and a writing instrument. Child Care providers should never use coloring books or dittos in their programs. They are creativity stiflers. Drawings in those books are some other artist’s rendering of what objects should look like. Children have their own ideas about how things should look. 

Never pre-cut or draw things for children. If you pre-cut a bunny rabbit and ask kids to paint or color it, it is not their bunny. It is your idea of what a bunny looks like. The bunny may have no meaning to a child if the child has no prior experience with bunnies. If you draw for a child, the child internalizes that they are incapable of drawing in their own right and may begin to doubt their own abilities. Read more: http://www.aplaceofourown.org/question_detail.php?id=235

Do I need more Art Supplies? <3 #Art #CreativeArtsStudio

Posted by Creative Arts Studio on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Ceramic Christmas tree by Greg-Marmai

Vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees

 Light up the season, The holiday starts here!

Christmas Family

It’s time for a new, old tradition #CeramicChristmasTrees

The Christmas holidays have long been connected to tradition and heritage, yet not just of the tradition itself, but of the family traditions that we develop along the way.  It could be the tradition of taking a family trip out of state to see some distant relative, or it could be an old-fashioned turkey dinner at Grandma’s house for the holidays; whatever your tradition, the holidays are here for the enjoying. Here at the Creative Arts Studio in historic, Royal Oak, Michigan, we are ready for your visit, to create a new family tradition – handcrafted, Ceramic Christmas trees.

Fox 2 News Detroit: How to paint your own vintage ceramic Christmas tree



The vintage ceramic Christmas tree is back — and in a big way.
    
Joining FOX 2 to show us how we can make one like mom or grandma use to have are Creative Arts Studio owners Kristin Ashare and Dave Fredenberg.

They will be hosting Ceramic Christmas Tree Classes on February 7 and February 20 at the Creative Arts Studio, 114 W 4th St. in Royal Oak.

Call (248) 544-2234 or visit creativeartsstudios.com for more information.

Ceramic Christmas Tree

What’s trending? Time-honored traditions…

The tradition of handcrafting and hand painting ceramic Chrismas trees has grown in popularity over the years. These are the same Christmas trees that our grandparents’ used to have back in the day. Now that tradition is seeing a resurgence among families today, who want more of a hands-on experience to bond over and build memories with. So, if you’re looking for a new and different kind of holiday tradition to do with your family, then come out to The Creative Arts Studio and paint ceramic Christmas trees!  We have a lot of different sized trees to paint, and a lot of cool glazes to choose from.  

And to the next generation of artisans, and the next…

As greater Detroit, Michigan’s go-to destination for new holiday traditions and Christmas craft-making, the Creative Arts Studio has something here for everyone to enjoy. The studio offers classes in ornament painting, pottery painting, pallet board painting, canvas painting, wheel throwing and yes, even classes in painting Ceramic Christmas trees!  Our staff instructors are skilled artisans who are passionate about their craft and of imparting their time-honed tradition to the next generation of crafters and painters.

Wood Board Painting

Hand-crafting is the hot topic of the hour…

Perhaps, it’s that unique holiday tradition we partake in as a family – that is indeed the “Most Wonderful” thing about this time of year. So is the art of hand-painting ceramic Christmas trees. It’s been a long-held tradition that’s continued from the time of our grandparents unto this day. How is it that a tradition dating back decades has not only continued up until now but has, in fact, experienced a rebound in renewed interest among younger generations?  “The answer is simple – it’s the hands-on, do-it-yourself craftsmanship that’s involved in the process painting pottery with family and friends, and then having it fired in a kiln, that family members find to be rewarding and they remember the most.” says the staff at the Creative Arts Studio 

Invitation to experience a new tradition…

When visiting Detroit, Michigan or whether you’re a native Royal Oak resident who’s looking for something decidedly different to do for the holidays…then perhaps it’s time to break tradition and start forming a new one. The tradition of painting pottery is stronger than ever here at the Creative Arts Studio and we invite you and yours to celebrate this time-honored tradition with us… ‘round the craft-making, dining table.  

Your turn to pass along the torch of tradition…

As your extended, holiday family, the Creative Arts Studio welcomes you into our studio home for a Detroit, Michigan Christmas tradition like no other.  Come on in and paint a ceramic Christmas tree and you’ll discover why some traditions are worthy of our attention and are deserving to be passed along to the next generation of future artisans…

Wood Board Painting Quotes Sign Royal Oak and Detroit

 Light up the season, The holiday starts here!

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Spin Art: Keeping the Wheels of Creativity Turning

#SpinArt

Spin Art

Spin Art: Shaping it your way…

Spin Art is a hands-on form of artwork involving the potter’s wheel, where a distinctive form of artwork is created by shaping the clay at the wheel while it spins at high speeds. The Creative Arts Studios of Royal Oak, Michigan is the premier, spin art, studio for the curious and the creative among us- to try their hands at the age-old form of spin-art.  This ancient form of art is growing in popularity as it’s a nice, change of pace from all things virtual and digital. In spin art, the potter sculpts and shapes the form after his/her own design using his/her hands, making it an intimately personalized form of artistry that every enthusiast should try!

Spin Art Fun

Spin Art: Trying your hands at the potter’s wheel…

In the Creative Arts Studios workshop, we invite you and yours to come and try your hands at the potter’s wheel!  Allow your imagination to flow freely through your fingers as you form what you feel, literally – with the clay. Spin art is the fun, new, yet old way for residents of Royal Oak, Michigan to partake in as a family outing or private event.  The sense of satisfaction that stems from forming something you’ve created with your hands – will inspire you for years to come!

Spin Art Camp

Spin Art: From time-honored tradition to newly improved techniques…

We also offer spin-art classes here at our Detroit-area studio-workshop, where you can learn this ancient art form and share of its bountiful rewards.  In spin-art, what you create is at your imagination’s fingertips – adding nuance and character at the touch of a finger. The Creative Arts Studios, along with its staff of artisans and enthusiasts are eager to share their knowledge of the time-honed traditions of spin art while spinning new techniques into the mix for something new, unique, and beautiful!

Spin Art Fun

Spin Art: The fun way to form a family tradition…

For something completely different, yet entirely worthwhile, we open our do-it-yourself workshop up to you for a private event or personal project, where you can be part of a time-honored, artistic tradition that’s still popular today!  Spin art blends the old with the new, making it ideal for all ages, every group and for enthusiasts and potters alike. Spin art is a fun, festive way to spend the day for a family outing, or for a private group event. You’ll find our Royal Oak, Michigan studio to be your fun, new destination for hands-on, do-it-yourself projects that your entire family or group will enjoy!

Spin Art Fun

Spin Art: Connect to the past at the touch of a fingertip…

Our state-of-the-art studio near the Motown capitol of Detroit, Michigan offers a unique, artistic adventure that has to be felt to be fully enjoyed and experienced.  Here, you can fully immerse yourself in the spin art adventure with our spin art classes and connect to your own personal history with this ancient form of art.  Then, with the help of our skillful staff of passionate artisans, they will also share some new techniques that will keep your creative wheels spinning, just like the spin-art you form at the potter’s wheel…

Spin Art Video

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Bored? Look at These Craft Ideas!

Are You Bored? 

Do Crafts

Have you ever played one too many computer games or watched one too many old reruns? You just can’t get into another mystery and you just feel flat? Maybe you are suffering from boredom, that familiar accompaniment to our automated precooked lifestyles. If so, you need to check out these hobby ideas. Hobbies have been found to be therapeutic as they relieve stress and get the mind active. In this article, you’ll find hobby ideas for every sort of person, from the intellectual to the athlete, from the homemaker to the attorney.

 

Many times we are bored because we have become too inactive. If this is your problem, you might like a sports hobby. Have you ever tried tennis? How about golf? Many people simply love bowling until it becomes an important part of their lives. Sports hobbies get you out of the house and often are a way to make friends with others. Then again, some active hobbies can be enjoyed in our own homes, such as weight lifting and doing an aerobic dance to a video or going to an art studio, (hint, hint)!

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New forms of artistic expression await your discovery…

Creative Arts Studio

One of the most alluring facets about art – is that there’s never just one facet of art, but rather many. Art comes to us in the form of graphic art such as media, print, photography, and painting.  Then not to be outdone, there are the performing arts, which appears to us in the forms of music, theater, and dance. There are also the crafting arts such as sculpting, pottery, and woodworking that provide us another facet of art worth delving into and discovering. Still, art continues to compel us higher – into even greater depths of discovery, where imagination and ingenuity know no boundaries…  Here, at the Creative Arts Studio in beautiful, Royal Oak, Michigan, we’ll help you push your creative energies further, in new forms of artistic expression!

 

There are almost as many hobby ideas as there are bored people in the world because everyone puts their own spin on their favorite hobbies. Maybe you’d enjoy decorating your house with antiques, or learning to bake specialty bread from around the World. Maybe you’d like to take part in a little theatre production or learn to play guitar. What about the fine arts of weaving tapestries or painting with oils? Candle making, soap making, and many other old-time crafts are being enjoyed again. Truly, with all these hobby ideas, there is no reason to stay bored for long!

Art Hobbies

If you are looking for examples of hobbies, here you can find a list of hobbies: the 10 popular hobbies – activities & interests:

  1. Sports – Walking, Exercise, Running, Tennis, Bicycling, Swimming, Skiing, Golf, Team Sports etc
  2. Music – Playing, Listening
  3. Traveling, Fishing, hunting
  4. Socializing – Community work, Church Activities, Volunteer Work
  5. Painting
  6. Dancing
  7. Reading, Writing
  8. Computer
  9. Gardening
  10. Animal Care

 

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Are You Bored?  Have you ever played one too many computer games or watched one too many old reruns? You just can’t get into another mystery and you just feel flat? Maybe you are suffering from boredom, that familiar accompaniment to our automated precooked lifestyles. If so, you need to check out these hobby ideas. […]

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The Creative Arts Studio Blog:

The Clarion Call to Create

Art is Life, Life is Art

Compelled to create…

From our wide-eyed waking moments into a world full of wonder to our later years our life to ponder, there’s a deep compelling need to create, be it in the form of drawing, the shape of sculpting or in the way of artistic expression. This compelling is much like a clarion call into action, that upon heeding the calling, we feel the need to set our creative energies into full motion… and create something.  To create is part of our genetic programming and here at the Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak, Michigan, you’re allowed to do that very thing – to create something of your own artistic volition!  

 

New forms of artistic expression await your discovery…

Creative Arts Studio

One of the most alluring facets about art – is that there’s never just one facet of art, but rather many. Art comes to us in the form of graphic art such as media, print, photography, and painting.  Then not to be outdone, there are the performing arts, which appears to us in the forms of music, theater, and dance. There are also the crafting arts such as sculpting, pottery, and woodworking that provide us another facet of art worth delving into and discovering. Still, art continues to compel us higher – into even greater depths of discovery, where imagination and ingenuity know no boundaries…  Here, at the Creative Arts Studio in beautiful, Royal Oak, Michigan, we’ll help you push your creative energies further, in new forms of artistic expression!

 

The best tools and best tricks of the trade…

 

Our modern studio is equipped with the best tools of the artistic-trade – from canvas to paintbrushes and from ceramic figurines to kilns, the Creative Arts Studio is where everyday people from every age group and walk of life, become crafters and creators – make art in all its beautiful forms and outlets.  Whenever inspiration hits, it’s that clarion call to create ringing through loud and true that compels us to paint, sculpt, craft and build. Here imagination is king and being creative is to free the artist within.

 

CAS – an adventure in the arts!

Creative Arts Studio

The Creative Arts Studio invites you and yours out to our studio-artroom for an adventure in art, here in Royal Oak, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. There are many facets of art here for you to explore and indulge in.  You can paint on canvas, paint on pallet boards, paint on pottery or paint on ornaments. You can also make Raku pottery, mosaics, glass fusing, or you can try your hand at wheel throwing.  To experience art in all its forms is like an adventure in creativity, where whole new worlds await your discovery!   Let the Creative Arts Studio be your art-adventure headquarters for an experience in creativity that will keep you painting for years to come!.