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Mosaic Art

Mosaic Art – Beauty From Brokenness

Mosaic art – decorative, diverse, and dynamic…

Mosaic Art Pottery

Mosaic art is a form of artistic expression created from the assembling of small pieces of stone, glass, or other materials into a colorful, finished work of the artist’s imagination. Mosaics are often used in interior designs or decorative art because of their uniqueness.

The small pieces of glass or stone are often of different colors, known as tesserae, which add depth and dimension to the mosaic art. The Creative Arts Studio of historic, Royal Oak, Michigan presents Mosaic art as a class where artists can learn essential techniques and discover new trends.  You can also walk in and work on mosaics anytime.  We have a lot of base pieces to choose from. 

 

Something broken, something beautiful…

Mosaic Pottery

As an art form, Mosaic art is growing in popularity because it offers something unique – the act and art of making something beautiful out of the fragments of something broken.  These mosaic art projects have been beautifully hand-crafted into majestic scenes, people’s portraits, and abstract art. Here, at the Creative Arts Studio, art enthusiasts everywhere in Royal Oak, Michigan, and the surrounding, Detroit communities can experience the joy of Mosaic art too by hand-making one of their own mosaic projects!

 

 

Mosaic Pottery

As unique as the art form, itself…

Just as Mosaic artwork continues to thrill art enthusiasts everywhere with its diversity of design applications, so does the city of Royal Oak, Michigan with its diversity of history, culture, and the people that comprise it. 

 

A team outing like no other…

Come experience the joy of mosaic art for yourself, here at one of Detroit, Michigan’s premier, do-it-yourself art studio – The Creative Arts Studio.  We invite you and yours to build out your own, beautiful mosaic art project and discover the feeling of seeing something arise from nothing and of making something beautiful out of something broken.  The Creative Arts Studio also welcomes your class, group, company, and team for an outing they will remember for years to come!

Mosaic Art

MOSAICS

  • Walk in anytime, no reservation necessary
  • Take your artwork home with you that day
  • Huge selection of shapes to build on
  • Tons of colorful tiles and gems
  • Grout your project at home the next day
  • Great for all ages
  • Grout Kit and directions included
  • Prices start at $20
  • Check out our Mosaic classes for advanced designs
  • Available 7 days a week
  • BYOB and food welcome!
  • Click here for groups of 6 or more

 

RAKU POTTERY

Raku is in the H-O-U-S-E!

 Raku is in the H-O-U-S-E! 

What is Raku Pottery? #rakupottery

Raku Pottery Detroit

 

Being unique in the creative arts world is a feat unto itself worth mentioning, yet to do so to such a degree of excellence and beauty that time itself pauses still and takes notice – is near legendary.  Such is the timeless, beauty of Raku pottery, whose centuries old tradition still continues to this day, revealing itself in the most spectacular and beautiful fashion!  In that proud tradition that honors the spirit of excellence that is true of Japanese culture, a culture so beautifully showcased in its signature form of art – Raku, the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan is proud to present Raku Pottery to the public!

Here, at our studio/gallery in the greater Detroit area, hobbyists and art enthusiasts everywhere can embrace this historical tradition and discover the timeless techniques of this rare, exquisite form of art.  Students who are interested in our Raku Pottery classes will learn a craft that has been passed down from one generation of artisans to another, embodying this time-honored custom in the best traditions of Japanese art. The Creative Arts Studio is excited to share this ancient tradition of the arts with art enthusiasts everywhere and now, makes it available to our friends and neighbors in the community to discover for themselves.  

The Creative Arts Studio invites you out to experience Japan itself, through enrolling in one of our Raku Pottery classes!  Our seasoned staff are passionate practitioners of the creative arts and teach students the traditional techniques still being used today to create Raku Pottery’s signature aesthetic appeal. Students who enroll In the Creative Arts Studio’s Raku Pottery class will experience a hands-on interpretation of the art, and have the opportunity to create and design a Raku piece of their own!

Japanese Raku Pottery

Raku pottery dates back to 16th century Japan, and the firing technique has changed very little since. The process begins by creating a piece out of clay and firing it once to turn it into a bisque ware piece. Once the piece is in this bisque stage, the Raku glaze can be applied. Raku glazes are specifically formulated only for this firing process.

Raku Pottery

The firing process begins by heating the pieces up to 1,800 degrees in the Raku kiln. Once the pieces reach peak temperature, they are carefully pulled out of the kiln using tongs. At this stage, the pieces are so hot that they glow a bright orange. These super hot pieces are then placed in reduction chambers so that the glazes can set. Reduction chambers are cavities filled with combustible material that are tightly covered. This is done to reduce the amount of oxygen and increase the amount of carbon that the pieces are exposed to as they cool.

Raku Pottery

All of these steps create the brilliant flared lusters and trademark crackles that make Raku pottery so unique. The Creative Arts Studio is thrilled to share this timeless form of traditional Japanese art! Come experience for yourself, the beauty of a vibrant culture that has outpaced it seems, even time and technology themselves.  In a culture caught between the modernized move “forward” and the timeless traditions that still holds them to their proud past – Raku Pottery is a beautiful bridge between both worlds.  Come experience for you and yours, the best of both the modern and ancient world with Raku Pottery taught in the traditional, Japanese form of the art at The Creative Arts Studio!

Raku

  • Monthly firings, as the weather permits

  • Super exciting and interactive process

  • Available to all students signed up for our Intro to Wheel Throwing courses

  • Totally unique finished product

  • Check our class calendar for upcoming one-day workshops

  • All firings are led by our kiln techs with over 40 years of combined experience

  • All supplies included at each firing

See More Raku Pottery Here

 


Hand Building with Clay Art

Art – Classes in the Creative

Art – Classes in the Creative

 

Supporting education through artistic creation…

Schools are one of society’s most important institutions, as these fine establishments of higher learning are intricately involved in preparing today’s generations for society’s future challenges and opportunities. These higher institutions are integral for passing on humanity’s highest ideals to those who most can embody them best – our youth.  To these institutions of higher learning, they represent some of the finest among us, and the Creative Arts Studio is a proud sponsor of YOU – our incredible local schools throughout Royal Oak and Detroit, Michigan communities!  We support you, our amazing local schools by offering classes that promote an awareness and appreciation for the arts, helping your students to pursue their art interests further within the arts programs offered at your local campuses.

 

Imagination makes for a memorable, momentous experience.

At the Creative Arts Studio, students of all ages, grades, parents, and faculty alike have each enjoyed a bonding experience like no other! It’s a bonding experience at our Royal Oak, Michigan studio where you can completely paint the picture!  It is the experience itself of coming out, working with your own hands and creating something imaginative that truly makes it a memorable moment that you’ll always remember.

 

Unleashing the student’s inner artist to a world unaware…

When considering a class field trip, team outing, or school function, we invite your administration and students to attend any one of our pottery classes or painting classes, where everyone can be an artist and let their imagination flow, form-free… Offering canvas painting classes, pottery painting, mosaics, hand-building with clay, and even ornament painting classes.  The Creative Arts Studio has a little something fun for each of our greater Detroit area school districts and their creative students.  It’s here where their students’ inner artists can come alive and roam free.

 

Have more art, become more smart…

Studies have shown that the arts can have an incredibly positive and empowering impact on everyone, and particularly with students when their young minds are at their most impressionable.  The exploration and expression of the arts can expand your student’s imagination into still untapped, learning quadrants of their brains, enabling them to be better learners in even other, non-art related topics. Students are welcome to explore their innate creative genius here at the Creative Arts Studio – where ImagineMagic still happens.  

 

Let our studio be YOUR studio…

We welcome you and your students to make it YOUR studio for the day and attend any one of our art instructional classes.  Our artistic staff is passionate and appreciative of the arts in all its wondrous, forms! We think you’ll agree with our online reviewers and also with us – on why we like to consider ourselves greater Detroit, Michigan’s premier, do-it-yourself, studio, art-gallery and workshop!  Also, we realize you may not have transportation to our studio….so we can also travel offsite to your school too!  So schedule a field trip for your students soon, for a bonding experience they’ll come to value- one that’s centered on the arts, channeled through the imagination and created by their own hands!

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Pottery Painting Detroit

Cut from a Different Mold

 

Painting

From catchy phrase to clever concept…

If you’re an observer of trends, then you’ve most likely heard the phrase: “…that person is cut from a different mold.”  This catchy cliche is a way of saying ‘that individual is unique and in a class of his/her own…’  The phrase also has an even more defined secondary meaning: the activity and artistry of molding clay into works of art with one’s own hands!   Here at the Creative Arts Studio in the town of Royal Oak, Michigan, we welcome you to bring a friend out to our do-it-yourself art studio to attend some of our clay hand-building classes!

Hand Building with Clay

As unique is the art, so is the artist… #HandBuildingwithClay

The Creative Arts Studio recognizes that just as hand-built clay mold creations are as unique as the potter who created them, so are the individuals who are cut from a different mold – in a uniquely, different class than their co-equal counterparts. Here, at our Royal Oak, Michigan studio, we see this uniqueness demonstrated daily with each new piece of hand-built, hand-painted pottery we proudly display in our studio gallery.  To embrace the unique characteristics of each work is to give homage to the creator who hand-built the piece with his/her hands, pouring passion, personality, and promise into their art.  It is to this that the Creative Arts Studio offers hand-built clay classes – so you too can express your inner artist, just as those who are cut from a different mold!

 

In the mind of every artist, there is a masterpiece. Kai Greene

 

Cut from a different mold kind of folks…

People of this class and sort are often the movers and shakers of society, who plot new paths of progress for humanity to embark upon.  These are the visionaries among us who build businesses from scratch, then forge them into companies that give back to the community through employment opportunities, services, charitable causes and philanthropic endeavors. The Creative Arts Studio believes that through the sharing of art, in all its various forms of artistic expression – is giving back to the community in unprecedented ways as new generations pick up the torch and take up the arts.

Hand Building with Clay Art

As in life, so in art…

Just as in life, so as in art; we can be just as unique and different in our artistic expressions.  Through our art, we can give back to society through imparting some seed of inspiration or communicating some higher ideal through our artistic voice.  We welcome you and yours to unleash your inner artist here at the Creative Arts Studio, where being cut from a different mold is a beautiful thing!  Come and bring a friend or your family to attend one of our hand-built clay pottery classes, where you can form, mold and paint to your imagination’s creative contentment!

  • Private one hour of personalized instruction, Fields trips or Scout Outings are available.

  • Mold your own customized work of art

  • Learn how to hand-build using coils, slabs, or pinch pots!

  • Come with a project idea or we can provide one for you!

  • Tons of glaze colors to choose from

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Click here for information on Hand Building Scouting Events

 

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Presenting: Painting with a Pro – Tim McPherson

Tim McPherson Artist

Painting pointers taught by a pro…

Just as the word “creativity” and the Creative Arts Studio are synonymous, so is the name Tim McPherson and the word “artist”.  Chicago based painter and artist Tim McPherson is a household name in the vibrant world of painting. He has been teaching painting classes to art enthusiasts for over 30 years now and is highly regarded as one of the industry’s finest in the field.  The Creative Arts Studio is hereby proud to present this distinguished artist Tim McPherson, as our special guest here at our Trip Advisor-recommended studio in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Tim McPherson Artist

Whether hobbyist or art enthusiast…

Hobbyists and art enthusiasts alike have all been inspired by the works of Chicago’s own, Tim McPherson, who regularly visits studios around the United States and Europe to share his expertise and appreciation for all things pottery painting. His celebrated art has been featured in workshops around the country and Europe, and is prized by people everywhere.  Tim will be instructing a limited number of students, imparting his passion and knowledge of the painting arts, here at The Creative Arts Studio in beautiful, Royal Oak, Michigan!  

 

 

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Tim McPherson Artist

As local artists and enthusiasts ourselves, we are proud to present this highly acclaimed, technique driven painting class to the greater Detroit area, Royal Oak, and surrounding Michigan communities!  The staff here at the Creative Arts Studio regularly supports and promotes the arts through do-it-yourself workshops and crafting group classes held throughout the week. 

 

So much art form to choose from…

Individuals, groups, and organizations alike have participated in the Creative Arts Studio’s popular do-it-yourself workshops, that cover a broad palette of art forms such as: wheel throwing, spin art, wax hands, mosaics, glass fusing, pallet board painting, canvas painting, ornament painting, and the ever popular – pottery painting. 

Tim McPherson Artist

A personalized approach to the painting craft…

We cordially invite you and yours out to this limited RSVP Event for a personalized painting class with the veteran, Chicago based artist – Tim McPherson!  Tim’s 30-year painting profession highlights as much multi-faceted depth as does the tonal textures of his prints.  Some of the classes that Tim will be teaching are the “Jungle Gem Birch Trees”, “Batik Flowers” and “Holiday Snowman”. Enthusiasts and students alike, of all ages, backgrounds, and professions have gleaned from Tim’s personalized attention to detail and hands-on approach to teaching the arts.

Tim McPherson Artist

To all the uncharted creative realms and beyond…

Now if you’re a pro, a long-time practitioner, or a beginning enthusiast of the painting arts, you will discover new dimensions of creative expression that will keep you inspired for years to come!  Reserve your seat now with the Creative Arts Studio for a personalized painting class with Chicago’s Tim McPherson, where you’ll explore new techniques that will open up your creativity to uncharted realms of artistic possibility!  

Tim McPherson Artist

 

Tim is available for Private Parties, Groups, and Classes

See his next Scheduled Class at the Creative Arts Studio

 

Tim McPherson is back to teach you a super fun project. Sign up with a friend, family, or come by yourself and learn some amazing advanced painting techniques from a true expert.

Link:  https://creativeartsstudios.com/tim-mcpherson-ceramic-artist/

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Halloween Harvest Party

Let the goosebumps spread and the hairs stand up on Halloween and let the candy fill your dreams.

Candy, cookouts, and creativity

When the Autumn leaves start to fall, they indicate many things – the Summer season coming to an end, the Winter season’s soon arrival and… that Halloween is just about here!



Halloween is that time of year when people go all out with finding the best costumes, dressing up, and doing something fun to close out the season… Though ‘Halloween fun’ typically consists of cookouts, candy and dressing up, there is one activity that’s always present – decorating!  Whether it’s carving the pumpkin, hanging up sheet ghosts or doing Halloween crafts, Halloween is always a great time! So, when it comes time to plan where and how you’ll spend this Halloween, check out the Creative Arts’ Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan for your next Halloween craft party!

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The highlight of your Halloween

Much like an old-time harvest party, Halloween is a chance for friends and family to come together one last time before the quiet chill of Winter sets in.  Friends and family bonding together and doing fun activities for their children are just some of the highlights of a typical Michigan Halloween. To make your end of season celebration even more special, we invite you to consider spending it here with us at the Creative Arts Studio in quintessential, Royal Oak, Michigan – your Halloween celebration destination.

 

What will you create?

The Creative Arts Studio are the premier do-it-yourself studio in the greater Detroit, Michigan area. Hobbyists and Halloween ghouls alike can find something rewarding to do at our state-of-the-art facilities, whether its canvas, pottery painting or crafting. Here at our Halloween headquarters’ safehouse, you and yours can paint something scary on canvas, wood or ceramics.  Whatever your scare or thrill, Halloween at the Creative Arts Studio has something for you and your family to enjoy!

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Freaky fun…

Come, try your talents at pallet board painting or canvas painting.  If you’d rather take part in the forming and shaping of your crafts, you can exercise your skills at wheel throwing. The Creative Arts Studio also offers classes as taught by professional artists who have a passion to create just like you. We also have a huge selection of pre-formed ceramic figurines and everyday household items that can be painted to your preference.  Here at our Royal Oak, Michigan facility, The Creative Arts Studio has your Halloween covered this year with freaky fun activities the whole family can enjoy!

 

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Kids Parties Wheel Throwing

All About Wheel Throwing

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If you come, it will be built…

The act and art of building something by hand is a trend that’s gaining more popularity among families today. Perhaps, it’s the disconnect from the digital and a reconnect to physical that has attributed to the trend’s continued growth. It really comes down to the fact that people enjoy the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that comes from working with their hands. Yet, it’s not always practical or convenient to take time out to do this, let alone finding the facilities, where building things by hand is allowed.  Enter, the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan where to build something beautiful and memorable, you have to get your hands dirty, as in wheel-throwing, dirty.

 

When shape takes form…

Wheel throwing is the process of shaping and forming clay into usable shapes on the pottery wheel. Also, wheel throwing is used for adding the finishing touches to pottery such as lines or designs. As the potter’s wheel spins, small indentations or surface changes are quickly applied to the clay, where the shape and features begin to take form. In wheel throwing, the design applications are as wide and varied as the imagination of the potter.  Here at the Creative Arts Studio near Detroit, Michigan, our potter’s wheel is always spinning, waiting for you to get your hands dirty at designing cool new things!

Wheel Throwing For Kids

The potter’s imprint…

The craftsman of old believed that when they worked with their hands on a project or an object they were actually infusing/adding a piece of themselves into the objects they were working on. It’s as if, they had imprinted a part of themselves onto the object of their creation and that their spirit and essence – live on in their workmanship. While the staff here at the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan know the objects themselves may be inanimate, it’s the life that’s shaped and spun into them during wheel throwing that does in fact – bear the spirit and essence of the potter.

 

The reward of working with one’s hands…

If working with your hands on a project or craft has stirred your interest, then wheel throwing is for you! If you’re looking for a new family activity to partake in that will be as rewarding an experience as it is a family-bonding experiment, then wheel-throwing is also for you. If you are looking to satisfy your personal sense of accomplishment, then wheel throwing is equally for you!  The potter’s wheel is always making its rounds at the Creative Arts Studio – Royal Oak, Michigan’s own, public potter’s studio.

 

Experience family fun in a whole new way…

As this festive, holiday season fast approaches, we invite you and yours out to our studio to experience family fun in an entirely new way. The Creative Arts Studio presents painting and pottery classes to help you hone your hard-earned craft. Our classes are taught by skillful artisans who work closely with new students to provide them a well-rounded grasp on the features and fundamentals of wheel throwing.  By the end of the class, you will know how to create, shape, and design by hand – a pottery piece you can be proud of and one that’s infused with your creative essence…

Wheel Throwing

Photo courtesy of Dick Blick Art Supplies

Wheel Throwing

 



  • You can take a one time lesson
  • 1 hour long
  • Make a bowl
  • Learn to shape the clay on the pottery wheel
  • Step by step instruction
  • Finished bowl is food safe
  • Paint your bowl during your lesson
  • Six-week courses are available
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings available as well as Sunday mornings
  • Two-hour class sessions each week
  • Small class sizes
  • Learn how to center your clay and how to make bowls, mugs, vases, and more
  • Your own private storage space for your work
  • Come in during your free time to practice outside of class time
  • Scout Troops can learn about wheel throwing
  • Earn your pottery badge
  • Creative Arts Studio badges also available
  • Hand build a coil pot and throw a bowl on the wheel
  • Paint all of your creations during the lesson
  • Projects are designed to meet badge requirements
  • Pottery Badge Days are great for small troops to earn their badges together
  • Birthday Parties 
  • One hour lesson on the pottery wheel
  • Make a bowl and paint it during the lesson
  • Birthday plate is designed with handprints and fingerprints as a gift from us!
  • Second hour in the party room for pizza and cake time
  • The Pottery Wheel is also available for:
  • Bachelorette parties
  • Work outings
  • Family get-togethers
  • Date nights

See More About Wheel Throwing Parties Groups and Classes Here

Serving Detroit Area and Royal Oak

Wheel Throwing

Autumn Colors

Create Your Own Autumn Colors

 

Creativity colors the world

There’s nothing quite as breathtaking as an Autumn in Michigan!  The bright oranges and brilliant reds bring unparalleled beauty to the land, along with a crisp chill in the air to remind us of Winter’s soon approach.  While the colors still cling to the trees above, the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan has colors of their own to be developed. When it comes to brilliant colors and unparalleled beauty, there’s nothing quite as colorful as a painting or crafting class to brighten your day.  Here at our modern facility just outside of Detroit, Michigan, hobbyists and art enthusiasts everywhere can color their own worlds and create their own Autumn wonderlands.

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Autumn – Nature’s masterpiece

As quickly as the colors appear though, they are gone with the Autumn breeze, covering the grounds below with scenic splendor.  With splashes of golden hues, complemented by sunset oranges and fiery reds, Autumn in Michigan is nature’s masterpiece, annually placed on display for all to enjoy.  Though seasonal as an Autumn Michigan is, the indelible mark it leaves is forever memorialized in our minds and inspires us in the months ahead. On a backdrop of canvas, pottery, or Pallet Board, now anyone can add color to their world over here at the Creative Arts Studio in colorful, Royal Oak, Michigan. With do-it-yourself sessions and classes taught by professionals, creativity is in the air here at the studio, and we invite you and yours out to create an Autumn wonderland of your own.

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Take the talent “try” test…

Whenever you’re in Royal Oak, Michigan or the greater, Detroit area, come out to the Creative Arts Studio to try your talents at painting, pottery, or crafting.  While the colors still cover the land with their final, finishing touches, we invite you to take a trip to capture those Autumn memories on the canvas before they fade to a dull, Winter’s grey.  Our modern studio is fully equipped to accommodate your creative interests from pottery painting to canvas painting, pallet board painting to ornament painting; there’s something for everyone here at Creative Arts Studio.

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Autumn

Creating colorful masterpieces

Our colors are non-toxic paints that come in hundreds of shades, which can help you create the masterpiece of your choosing. Just as Autumn colors bring beauty and brilliance to the world around, so can your Autumn masterpiece bring beauty to those dull, grey-white walls of any home.  Let the inspiration that flows from Michigan’s breathtaking Autumn season be your source of renewed interest in the arts here at the Creative Arts Studio, where magical moments still make masterpieces…

Autumn Colors

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Creative Arts Studio Classes

Wheel Throwing

 

Throughout the year, the Creative Arts Studio offers classes to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the creative and visual arts. Classes being offered are mosaics, glass fusing, pottery painting, canvas painting, pallet board painting wheel throwing, and hand building with clay, which cover design and technique applications. CAS instructors are highly skilled artisans, providing decades’ worth of combined experience to help students discover or rediscover their inner artist. Our modern, do-it-yourself facility in beautiful, Royal Oak, Michigan is above all a studio, where creativity is more than encouraged; it is lived and taught.  

Art is my life and my life is art. Yoko Ono

In communities where creativity is encouraged and the arts flourish, there is a thriving energy that draws visitors, inspires residents, and promotes the local economy from within. When the arts flourish, so also does the community. Creativity begets creativity and it is this collective, creative conscience that the local community “taps” into, which often results in new people trying their wings at the arts for the first time.  

Wax Hands Are Fun

To those newly inspired, breakout artists, the Creative Arts Studio welcomes you to our local studio, where you can put your talents to test. Here also you can connect with other like-minded individuals to hear fresh ideas, to learn new techniques, and receive ongoing inspiration. To those members of our extended artist family, the Creative Arts Studio also welcomes you to our local studio, where you can continue fine-tuning your finishing touch by attending any one of our classes.

A picture is a poem without words. Horace

Art is Life, Life is Art

  • We offer a variety of classes throughout the year
  • Classes use the same materials as our walk in’s and by appointment projects but are designed with a specific design or technique in mind
  • For the most part, these classes are one-time visits, typically lasting 1-3 hours.
  • Here are are some popular classes in each medium:
  • Pottery Painting
  • Bubble Painting – We teach you how to mix glaze with soap and water and actually blow and paint with bubbles.
  • Tim McPherson Painting Classes – Chicago artist Tim McPherson stops by the studio every few months to teach a technique-driven class. Hits in the past include Jungle Gem Birch Trees, Lotus Blossom Flowers, and a variety of holiday designs.
  • Mommy/Daddy and Me – Meant for toddlers and their parents, we read a story and then create a handprint project related to it. Where the Wild Things Are, Monster Mugs and the Lorax have been popular classes in the past.
  • Ceramic Christmas Tree Painting – Everyone’s Mom or Grandma has a light up, ceramic Christmas Tree. We show you how to blend colors and add special effect snow glaze to make them look just like the real thing.
  • Hand Building with Clay
  • Hand Warmer Mugs – We wrap a slab of clay around a form and create a pocket in the side, big enough to fit your hand. That way when you drink a warm beverage in the Winter and you can keep your hands toasty.
  • Tween Club – Every other Friday night we host a Tween Club. We provide pizza and pop and create handbuilt projects as well as having a bowl thrown on the pottery wheel. Tweens have a blast and parents get a few hours to spend out at the restaurants of beautiful downtown Royal Oak.
  • Glass Fusing
  • Glass Fused Night Lights – Using colored glass and silkscreens, we create usable night lights with super detailed designs. We have tons of designs including flowers, sea life, animals, holiday themes, and much more.
  • Introduction to Glass Fusing – Get an in-depth lesson on the ins and outs of glass fusing. Learn all about the glass making process, firing, and how to properly cut and place your glass.
  • Holiday Themed
  • During the holiday season, we hold a number of handprint classes (handprint Christmas tree and menorah plates)
  • Wheel Throwing 
  • 1 hr private lessons or 6-week classes available
  • Canvas Painting and Pallet Board Painting
  • Organize your own class anytime.  Choose any design from our website.

Class Calendar

Whenever you’re in the Detroit, metropolitan area, be sure to heed the call of your inner artist by making it out to the Creative Arts Studio.  Royal Oak, Michigan’s premier, do-it-yourself, studio.  At any of our painting or pottery classes, our instructors will help you develop your talents by teaching you the time-honored techniques used by professionals today. Upon completion, students will be equipped with the new skills necessary for taking their art to even higher heights. They will also be recharged with fresh inspiration for a lifetime of artistic expression!

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Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

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