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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

 

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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

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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!

 

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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)

 

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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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Tim McPherson Chicago Artist

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.

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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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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. 

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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.

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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!  

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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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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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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…

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Creative Arts Studio Classes

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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.  

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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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