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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…

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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!

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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!.

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Creative Arts Studio and the Perfect Holiday Gift

 

The best gifts are not just gifts…

Wood Board Painting

 

With the holidays soon upon us, there’s still time to get the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. The Creative Arts Studio of the festive city of Royal Oak, Michigan has the perfect gift idea for your loved ones this holiday season – gift cards!  A gift card from the Creative Arts Studio is the perfect gift idea for your loved ones that are sure to bring them joy long past the holiday season. Why you may ask?  It’s because creating something with your own hands has been shown to hold more affinity and value than sometimes even the best gifts.  

 

Discover your creative side…

 

Handmade Gifts

What is it about building something of your own, creative volition that stands the permanence of time? A hand-crafted piece of pottery that you’ve designed, formed and painted with your hands will undoubtedly be of great value and grow in value over time. Some do-it-yourself art projects have turned out to be something nice enough to pass on to their children or donate to charity. The Creative Arts Studio is proud to have had their part in helping everyday individuals find their creative sides and to create beautiful art. The gift of creating art and giving art makes a gift card from The Creative Arts Studio and a visit to our Royal Oak, Michigan studio – the perfect gift to give to your loved ones!

 

So much art to be discovered…

Some may not even realize their artistic talents or they have not heeded their creative calling.  But a gift card from the Creative Arts Studio is one sure way to help your special loved one discover or rediscover the artist within….Here at our Royal Oak, Michigan studio, just outside of Motown, Detroit – your special someone can try their hand at hand-building or Raku Pottery. While here at our studio-gallery, your special someone can brush their beautiful ideas onto canvas or have a special piece of pottery fired in one of our kilns.  Whether it’s mosaic art, beading, glass fusing, wax hands, spin art, pallet board painting or wheel-throwing, a gift card from the Creative Arts Studio makes for the perfect gift in helping your special someone unlock their creative potential.

 

The best Art Room ever…EVER

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We invite you and yours out to our state-of-the-art studio to rediscover the joy of creating, of building, and of crafting something once again with your own hands. The Creative Arts Studio is Royal Oak, Michigan’s premier do-it-yourself studio, where painters, potters, crafters, builders, and artists can come together, even if they’ve never painted, crafted, built or formed anything before…  Here at our studio, we invite you and yours to make it your studio for the day.  You can play artist, dabbing in canvas painting or even ornament painting. You can play sculptor, molding and forming beautiful pottery clay pieces of your own creative doing.

You don’t paint art, art paints you…

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Whichever way that art chooses to express itself through you, then the Creative Arts Studio is happy to oblige!  We’re here to provide the stage, the props and the support for you and art to dance the day away in the most colorful and creative of ways. Let art dance through you in whichever creative routine it chooses to express itself, utilizing your talents, imagination, and life experience to illustrate your story in whichever artistic manner it chooses to showcase itself through you. At this creative arts studio, you are the master artist of your own creative, hand-crafted performance!

The dance of art is always in full swing at our studio…

Happy Artist

Here at the Creative Arts Studio, the dance of art is always in full swing, blending color, creativity and craftsmanship into one, cohesive display of choreographed grace, where every performer displays his or her art in the purest of form and technique. Let our studio be THE place to perform your best routine, swaying to imagination’s moody, melodic groove, while showcasing your best moves with a brushstroke of color on a backdrop of a canvas.

 

A creative performance worth commemorating…

Wheel Throwing Classes Art

In our studio, you can spin out your signature style, stealing Form’s breath away at wheel-throwing, just before catching her again in a dead-stop at that precise moment when near-perfection is achieved… It is here, where the artist’s final production is unveiled… his or her completed work of art is displayed and the artist leaves with a trophy of their own crafting.  They take with them a feeling of fulfillment, knowing they gave art -a creative performance worth commemorating in the art piece they hold in their hands…

 

Gift cards – your ticket to art’s most epic performance…

Like holding a prized ticket to an invite-only performance, holding a Creative Arts Studio gift card is your ticket to a memorable, creative occasion!  We invite you to commemorate art and creativity with a gift card to the Creative Arts Studio. We’ve been serving the Royal Oak, Michigan and surrounding Detroit area for years, bringing families and friends together for a studio-worthy, art performance of fun that you and your special someone will remember for years to come. Grab a gift card or two for you and your special few, where they can see art being played out and performed in a variety of creative expressions. Help your special someone discover, uncover and rediscover the artist within once again at the Creative Arts Studio!

 

Get Your Gift card Today!

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Team Building and Company Culture Part 1

 

Team-building on near equal par with profit margins…

 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

In corporate circles, Team-building is a subject given near equal precedence on the priority- procession as the subject of profits and loss margins, (PLM) because, according to the experts – Team-Building actually does have an impact on PLM, more so than initially thought. For many companies, great lengths and expense are gone through to ensure there is a form of the corporate camaraderie of sorts, in the workplace.

Team-building, like the right hand of company culture…

This is often described as company culture and it can have an incredibly positive impact on productivity and profits that are scalable enough for companies of every size and industry to buy into. Why then, is company culture so effective one may ask – and of the many multiple choice answers that would all be correct to encircle – Team-Building would be the one option standing out among all others, fully italicized and emboldened because its full impact is multifaceted, far-reaching and layered. Team-building is in some respects, like the right hand of company culture.

 

Team-building: a multi-tiered beneficial dynamic in the workplace…
At its most fundamental levels – Team-Building in the workplace has a positive impact on the team dynamic, the company dynamic, and the individual dynamic, which adds to its popularity among today’s most profitable and best-loved companies. Some companies go so far as to create selectively job roles such as “Queen of Culture” or “Princess of Culture” designated for one purpose – to improve company culture through Team-Building… This individual then plans and project manages team-outing events, be it in the form of dinners, trips, or cash/prize incentives that all go toward again, improving company culture and strengthening the team at the core. Here’s how team-building events help your organization be more profitable and stay more productive.

Team-building: Meshing well with others…
The Team Dynamic – What the act and art of Team-Building do for the team directly involved has resulted in those very teams taking the top spot in sales’ contests, shortly following their team-building event. The camaraderie so often shared among the team-members after such team-outings has also been shown to improve team-morale, creating a cohesiveness that meshes well with the mixture of personalities comprising today’s top-performing sales’ teams.

Each team member begins to understand his or her team-mate better and it is then that some transformative trends soon surface and take shape: Actionable Accountability and Vested Mutual Interest.
Actionable Accountability is a higher state of professional courtesy achieved when each individual on the team understands clearly the full implications of his or her actions while on the company campus or even off-premise and what those actions can do in the way of development or damage – to the team. This higher caliber form of thinking also transcends thinking of the team, but also that just as the individual impacts the team, so the team impacts the company.
Vested Mutual Interest among team-members is an equally, beneficial outcome that this writer has observed firsthand to have directly transpired because of team-building events. Each team-member sees if you will, the bigger picture in the sense that a) there’s money to be made and opportunities to be won if I do a certain set of actionable items that have been proven to work and with the most desirable results or b) there’s money to be lost and opportunities to be lost if I do a certain set of actions that have been shown to not work with the least desirable results. This Modus Operandi is why team-building outings are so integral to the team dynamic – they help improve from within, manifesting outwardly in a myriad of posiPROductive ways…

 

Henry Ford said, “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

It’s been our experience that the ultimate success in Team Building and communication development can be found within this quote.

 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

 

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Creative Arts Parties for Adults: The Big Kids Playground

 

Wheel Throwing

The artistic staff at the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan believes that both kids and adults should be able to work hard and be rewarded with the chance to play hard too.  Who says that adults – those of us who are really just big kids at heart – can’t have a playground to call our own and use our imaginations to make a beautiful piece of art?  

 

As adults, we are often encumbered with innumerable responsibilities that we don’t always provide the best care and attention for ourselves.  We need time to simply be adult-kids again..  Being an adult-kid again infers to playing as hard as or harder than you work because as with all hard work it’s great to be rewarded with play.  Here at the Creative Arts Studio, you are rewarded to play!  Yes, being an adult-kid again means to allow your imagination to soar free so you can create, build and make something memorable!

Adult Art Classes

Being an adult-kid entails creating without inhibition and working with your hands to make whatever your imagination can inspire.  Here, at the Creative Arts Studio, you are welcomed and encouraged to put your big-kid face on and come out to play!

 

Included in every Adult Party:

Pottery Painting, Mosaics, Glass Fusing, and Beading (you can mix and match!)

Main Studio prices apply

Groups of 15-24 receive 5% off their total!

Groups of 25+ receive 10% off their total!

 

Book Online!

 

Wheel Throwing

Head to the Wheel Throwing page for pricing information

Book Now

*Please call the studio at

248-544-2234 if you’d like to book the party room along with your wheel throwing event.

Canvas Painting

Head to the Canvas Painting page for pricing information and design options

Book Online!

Pallet Board Painting

Pallet Board Painting

Coffee Time

Head to the Pallet Board Painting page for pricing information:

Pallet Board Painting

 

If you have comments or questions or need some assistance with

your party or class, get in touch! We can help!

10 Fun Things To Do In Royal Oak

Art Camp: Your Best Week Ever!

Art Camp

 

Make your moments memorable

Whether Winter break or Summer vacation, Art Camp at the Creative Arts Studio in the town of Royal Oak, Michigan is certain to be one of the best weeks you’re likely to experience for artistic fun and creative camaraderie!  

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Artistry and creativity go well together…

School breaks or field trips in greater Detroit, Michigan all have one thing in common – they get everyone out of school for a time!  However long they last, they are always a welcome way to celebrate with friends and to commemorate the out-of-school occasion for all that it’s worth. Art Camp, like that presented by the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan is one such occasion and place where artistry and creativity mix nicely to make for the perfect camp experience!

 

Partaking in your student’s development

From the artistic creations crafted there, to the student’s sense of accomplishment experienced there – Art Camp is the ultimate get-away that may very well become your best week ever.

From the camaraderie felt to the rewarding satisfaction that only a teacher understands when observing their students’ experience the wonder of discovery through the arts!  At the Creative Arts Studio in beautiful Royal Oak, Michigan, we enjoy partaking in your students’ creative development and in planting a passionate seed for the arts to the next generation.

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Inspiration to develop your artist’s skills even further.

While in Art Camp, your students can partake in pottery painting, wax hands, spin art, wheel throwing, hand-building with clay, mosaics, glass fusing, canvas painting and a number of other creative activities that will keep them engaged.  It is this engagement, that keeps them interested in the arts and wanting to develop their artistic abilities even further.  The Creative Arts Studio has some of the industry’s finest instructors, who will coach students on the different forms of art and the best techniques still being used today.  


Consider enrolling your students in art camp at the Creative Arts Studio of greater, Detroit, Michigan for a memorable, momentous experience in your students’ artistic development.  Art has been shown to have a tremendous benefit to students in other non-art related subjects too.  We are, therefore, excited to be part of the art camp learning platform for your students to hone their skills. Here, in our art camp studio, we will keep your schedule full of art-centric activities that can help make your week the best one ever!

 

Art Camp Details:

If school is out you can bet that we’ll be running Art Camp for kids here at the studio! Our week-long session is perfect for young artists of all ages and skill levels. Projects include Pottery Painting, Mosaics, Glass Fusing, Beading, Wheel Throwing, Hand Building with Clay, Canvas Painting, Wax Hands, and more! Each day we’ll create 2 or 3 projects, eat lunch, make friends, and have a whole lot of fun!

  • Try out every project that we offer at the studio and maybe even a few surprises!
  • Ages 6-14 yrs, all skill levels welcome!
  • Instruction and supervision provided by our expert counselors
  • Super fun and artistic atmosphere
  • Sessions run Monday – Friday (unless otherwise specified)
  • Each camp day starts at 11:00 am and ends at 2:30 pm
  • Afternoon Sessions available to add on
  • Discounts when you sign up with friends!
  • Campers should bring their own lunch

Art Camps! Art Camps are fun! Royal Oak, MI Pottery, and Crafts Center Creative Arts Studios

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

 

Homeschool is cool

Homeschool is Just As Cool!

Homeschooling and the pursuit of the arts…

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For some students, homeschooling is as much a part of the American way of life, just as attending a public school is for everyone else. These home-based education centers are just another approach to learning that is equally cool, in and of themselves! The Creative Arts Studio has enjoyed working with students in all age groups and from several school campuses in the Royal Oak, Michigan, and surrounding, Detroit metro school districts over the years. Adding to this incredible experience of working with so many of our friends in the public schools, has been the privilege of working with our homeschooled students and parents in their creative and artistic pursuits!

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The Ultimate Homeschooler Field Trip Outing…

For our homeschooled friends and their mentor/teachers, the Creative Arts Studio in the eclectic town of Royal Oak, Michigan offers the ultimate, homeschool field trip experience! From our family to yours, we welcome you out to our do-it-yourself studio workshop for an experience that you and your students will draw inspiration from for years to come!  Here at our home, we invite you to come and let your artistic talents float freely in this vast ocean of creative possibility!  

 

A Classroom like no other!

Through such art forms as canvas painting, wheel-throwing, mosaics, glass fusing, pottery painting, wax hands, Raku pottery and a multitude of other creative expressions – by having your homeschool outing at the Creative Arts Studio, it may very well be one of those rare, defining moments in your student’s extended education that helps mold him or her into the amazing individuals they are already becoming…The Creative Arts Studio is a learning center like no other, where hands-on is the homework and creativity is the classroom… here in our class, we encourage you to let your imaginations soar to new, unprecedented heights of artistic expression!

 

Ideas in abundance…

Homeschooling projects can quickly challenge even the most imaginative among us.  Some in the homeschool circuit have personally experienced just how quickly they can run out of ideas.  This is why the Creative Arts Studio, the Motown, Detroit area’s premier do-it-yourself studio – would sincerely enjoy working with you and your students on becoming your next field trip or class outing destination!  

 

From our home to you, we welcome you “home”!

We are certain that every homeschooler will find our home – a welcome new addition to their homeschooled, educational experience!  At our home studio, there is no shortage of creative ideas for you and your homeschoolers to experience art, with all its myriad of expressions and in its fullest wonder.  The act and art of creating something with one’s own hands, is perhaps, one of the finest displays of wonder possible – like that as only a hand-crafted piece of pottery or painting could provide.  Let the Creative Arts Studio’s educational experience help define the moment’s in you and your student’s ongoing development that will inspire their imaginations and mold their memories for years to come!

 

The Classes: See More  SCHOOLS AND FIELD TRIPS

https://creativeartsstudios.com/homeschool/

Looking for a creative outlet for your children? We offer a variety of classes created just for the homeschool community. We’ve recently partnered with them to introduce a lineup of classes we feel provide a great introduction to the worlds of painting, drawing, and ceramics. Check out our calendar below for upcoming classes and we’ll see you soon at the studio!

Sessions for 2018-2019

CLPS will cover one class per semester. Once you’ve chosen your class and session, please locate it on the calendar below to see additional class information and to reserve your spot on the roster. 

Fall Semester

Session 2:

Kids Clay

Mondays, November 12th – January 21st

(9 weeks, breaks for Christmas and New Year’s)

Drawing and Painting

Tuesdays, November 13th – January 22nd

(9 weeks, breaks for Christmas and New Year’s)

Kids Clay

Wednesdays, November 14th – January 23rd

(9 weeks, breaks for Christmas and New Year’s)

Family Class

Mondays, November 12th – December 17th (6 weeks)

Spring Semester

Session 1:

Kids Clay

Mondays, January 28th – March 25th (9 weeks)

Drawing and Painting

Tuesdays, January 29th – March 26th (9 weeks)

Kids Clay

Wednesdays, January 30th – March 27th (9 weeks)

Family Class

Mondays, January 28th – March 4th (6 weeks)

Session 2:

Kids Clay

Mondays, April 8th – June 3rd (9 weeks)

Drawing and Painting

Tuesdays, April 9th – June 4th (9 weeks)

Kids Clay

Wednesdays, April 10th – June 5th (9 weeks)

Family Class

Mondays, April 8th – May 13th (6 weeks)

 

  See More Classes Here

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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

 

Thank you!


 
 

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