As we continue to operate with capacity restrictions, to ensure that a table is available for you, please either call the studio at (248) 544-2234 or use the link below to make a reservation.
Wheel-Throwing Workshops& Private Lessons Join a 6-week workshop or take a private lesson where one of our resident potters will take you step-by-step to learning the art of wheel throwing! No experience is necessary! It’s a great stress-reliever!
Ongoing Safety Measures We care deeply about the health and safety of our wonderful staff and patrons, as well as the community in which we live and work. For this reason, all staff will be wearing a mask, and we kindly ask that you do so as well. We regretfully ask anyone who is unable to comply with these safety measures to postpone any visits until such protocols are no longer required.
We are open as Dave is setting up the outdoor seating!
Weather permitting, there will be a total of 6 outdoor, socially-distanced tables. (3 in front of our studio, and another 3 in front of the old Town Tavern. Please see below for more information.)
Creative Arts Studio Reopening! We have slowly been reopening the studio to allow for in-studio creating. Pottery Painting and Mosaic Art projects are now available. Glass Fusing will soon follow! Reservations are required to ensure a socially distanced table is available for you! Please see below. Wheel-throwing workshops are also beginning to resume. Please understand that priority will be given to all students who were in midst of a session (when shutdowns began), followed by students who were registered and waiting to begin their session (again which shutdowns prevented from running). Unfortunately, The Wax Hand Machine will remain closed due to the physical contact required between staff and guests, as well as the inability to sufficiently sterilize liquid melted wax. New Studio Hours* Monday-Saturday from 11am-4:30pm. Each day we will offer two opportunities to come in to create. Each session will last for 2 hours. (You certainly do not need to stay the entire time; we just don’t like to rush the creative process!) Session 1: 11:30am-1:30pm Session 2: 2-4pm *We strongly encourage anyone who wishes to create to make a reservation to ensure that a table is available. Please call (248) 544-2234 to reserve a table and let us know which day and which session you wish to reserve. Finally, please indicate if your preference is for an indoor or outdoor table. If you are leaving a message, please also include your name and phone number. Outdoor Seating! The Royal Oak City Commission recently passed a resolution to assist businesses impacted by the pandemic, the opportunity to apply for a temporary use permit allowing for outdoor seating. We are very pleased that the city has approved our application. Weather permitting and social distancing honored, we will have 3 outdoor tables in front of our studio. Furthermore, and sadly, our next-door neighbor Town Tavern did close permanently during the shutdown. Both their location and ours share a landlord who has graciously granted us use of the patio space in front of this restaurant (until a new tenant is found). With social distancing in mind, we can safely offer 3 more outdoor tables for creating. Safety Measures We care deeply about the health and safety of our wonderful staff and patrons, as well as the community in which we live and work. For this reason, all staff will be wearing a mask, and we kindly ask that you do so as well. Furthermore, temperatures of all staff, as well as all patrons will be taken upon entering the studio. We regretfully ask anyone who is unable to comply with these safety measures to postpone any visits until such safety protocols are no longer required! Our online store will remain open for those who wish to continue creating at home. Pottery Art Kit site: https://potteryartkits.com/. Sincerely, Kristin & Dave and Creative Arts Studio staff
Message to our Valued Artists (Wednesday, March 18th, 2020):
In our ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of our community during this unprecedented pandemic, effective March 18th, 2020, the Creative Arts Studio will cease all walk-in projects, in addition to postponing all classes, workshops, and parties as previously stated. The studio will remain open each day from 12-3pm to deliver all Pottery to Go Curbside Kits (home delivery and shipping options are also available). For any patron who is interested in picking up already completed artworks, we are able to deliver your finished artworks to your curbside as well. Please call the studio ahead of your arrival to allow us to prepare your order and have it ready for you.
The Christmas holidays have long been connected to tradition and heritage, yet not just of the tradition itself, but of the family traditions that we develop along the way. It could be the tradition of taking a family trip out of state to see some distant relative, or it could be an old-fashioned turkey dinner at Grandma’s house for the holidays; whatever your tradition, the holidays are here for the enjoying. Here at the Creative Arts Studio in historic, Royal Oak, Michigan, we are ready for your visit, to create a new family tradition – handcrafted, Ceramic Christmas trees.
The tradition of handcrafting and hand painting ceramic Chrismas trees has grown in popularity over the years. These are the same Christmas trees that our grandparents’ used to have back in the day. Now that tradition is seeing a resurgence among families today, who want more of a hands-on experience to bond over and build memories with. So, if you’re looking for a new and different kind of holiday tradition to do with your family, then come out to The Creative Arts Studio and paint ceramic Christmas trees! We have a lot of different sized trees to paint, and a lot of cool glazes to choose from.
And to the next generation of artisans, and the next…
As greater Detroit, Michigan’s go-to destination for new holiday traditions and Christmas craft-making, the Creative Arts Studio has something here for everyone to enjoy. The studio offers classes in ornament painting, pottery painting, pallet board painting, canvas painting, wheel throwing and yes, even classes in painting Ceramic Christmas trees! Our staff instructors are skilled artisans who are passionate about their craft and of imparting their time-honed tradition to the next generation of crafters and painters.
Hand-crafting is the hot topic of the hour…
Perhaps, it’s that unique holiday tradition we partake in as a family – that is indeed the “Most Wonderful” thing about this time of year. So is the art of hand-painting ceramic Christmas trees. It’s been a long-held tradition that’s continued from the time of our grandparents unto this day. How is it that a tradition dating back decades has not only continued up until now but has, in fact, experienced a rebound in renewed interest among younger generations? “The answer is simple – it’s the hands-on, do-it-yourself craftsmanship that’s involved in the process painting pottery with family and friends, and then having it fired in a kiln, that family members find to be rewarding and they remember the most.” says the staff at the Creative Arts Studio
Invitation to experience a new tradition…
When visiting Detroit, Michigan or whether you’re a native Royal Oak resident who’s looking for something decidedly different to do for the holidays…then perhaps it’s time to break tradition and start forming a new one. The tradition of painting pottery is stronger than ever here at the Creative Arts Studio and we invite you and yours to celebrate this time-honored tradition with us… ‘round the craft-making, dining table.
Your turn to pass along the torch of tradition…
As your extended, holiday family, the Creative Arts Studio welcomes you into our studio home for a Detroit, Michigan Christmas tradition like no other. Come on in and paint a ceramic Christmas tree and you’ll discover why some traditions are worthy of our attention and are deserving to be passed along to the next generation of future artisans…
Glass-Fusing is one of the many expressions of art offered at The Creative Arts Studios of Royal Oak, Michigan. The art of Glass-fusing offers creative innovation and individual expression that’s certain to please even the most discerning of artists and enthusiasts, everywhere. In glass fusing, two individual pieces of glass are fused together through a process of high-heat. The end result becomes a beautiful work of art that can be proudly displayed as a centerpiece, added to your collection, or passed down as a family heirloom.
Glass-Fusing and passing along a passion….
Here, at our modernized, creative facility, we promote art in all wondrous variety – as both, a fun, expressive outlet to be enjoyed or as a profession to be pursued. Glass-fusing is one such, expressive outlet that we specialize in here at The Creative Arts Studios in the quaint, Detroit-area suburb of, Royal Oak, Michigan. Our highly-skilled staff of artisans and enthusiasts share their knowledge of the art of glass-fusing, passing along their passion for their craft to the next generation of crafters and artists throughout the community.
Glass-Fusing – the art of creating something new from the old…
We invite you and your family out to our studio for a memorable, family-outing time of crafting something meaningful with your own, hands. Knowing, it is, after all, the experiences we share and create together as a family that strengthen our ties, the staff-family here at The Creative Arts Studios extends the invitation to you and yours to come and make some new, meaningful memories here at our state-of-the-art, studio. Here, amazing memories are made, like those experienced in the art of glass-fusing, where fusing two pieces of glass together under high-heat creates something new, and something memorable.
Glass-Fusing, forging camaraderie in the fires of creativity…
At the Creative Arts Studios of Royal Oak, Michigan, we also present glass-fusing as a group or team-outing event to help build morale and camaraderie among the members of your staff. By hosting these do-it-yourself, hands-on projects for their teams, companies have observed increased trust, greater accountability and higher engagement toward achieving shared company goals. Glass-fusing is one such, do-it-yourself project that is great for team-building events and company outings! Our seasoned, glaziers and artists will share their knowledge and passion of the art of glass-fusing to your team, creating a bonding experience forged in the fires of creativity.
Glass-Fusing can help create meaningful, memorable moments…
Whether it’s for a fun, a do-it-yourself experience shared among family and friends or for a company team-building event to help build morale among the members; the Creative Arts Studios, of Royal Oak, Michigan is a great way to forge camaraderie through creativity! You will discover glass-fusing to be a wondrous, time-honored, artistic expression that will inspire creativity and companionship in the process among fellow, creators. Close to home just outside of Detroit, Michigan, the artsy staff here at The Creative Arts Studios will make your creative experience a meaningful and memorable one that you’ll draw inspiration from for years to come!
“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” —Charles Schwab
Team-building- The tried true venture worth investing in…
The Company Dynamic – much like its team counterpart – is greatly impacted by the positive outcomes resulting from teambuilding and team-outing events. A company is only as strongly positioned in the marketplace as are the teams and employees that comprise its organizational infrastructure. Companies who’ve invested in company culture through paying for offsite team-building events or on-site team functions see just how powerful of an impact a little employee fun can have in the way of increased sales and greater customer satisfaction. This, of course, equates to customer loyalty. Team-building truly is one of the best-performing ventures that today’s top-trending companies continue to invest in. Team-building is one investment that works, with dividends that pay out in unprecedented ways.
When company culture flourishes, brandy loyalty blossoms…
As the company culture flourishes, brand awareness and brand loyalty blossom. Employees proudly wear their company culture like a favorite pair of jeans, when they’re out in public. They become brand ambassadors for the organization, exuding their appreciation for their company naturally, through their words and actions and creating an organic brand following in the process. When the public can relate to a company’s culture, then brand loyalty is certain to transpire. Yes indeed – the company dynamic is greatly improved upon when team-building becomes its priority and pride.
Team-building equates to individual up-building…
The Individual Dynamic is equally, greatly impacted by team-building and team-outing events in the way of personal and professional development. The individuals begin honing in on their interpersonal relationships and social skills. They learn from their team counterparts in a non-critical, unoffensive way because once true teambuilding has become part of the DNA framework of an organization, each employee involved has the best interests of their teammates in mind. Team-building truly equates to individual up-building as much as it does to the group development, collectively. In essence, the act and art of team-building actually help the individual as much as it does the team!
Your company’s greatest assets are right at your immediate disposal – employees!
When personal development is present and professional development presides, employees tend to embark upon ongoing training to further enhance their careers. They begin to become more involved in their company’s success – offering valuable suggestions that have far-reaching, long-lasting results. It could be that the entry-level employee, whose excitement for his or her new job results in a new perspective on how to improve an old process that ends up saving the company millions, could transpire. There’s no shortage of positives that result for the individual who’s part of a great, teambuilding dynamic where individuality is encouraged and camaraderie is created. Well-vested employees both in involvement and interest can be the greatest source of your company’s survival and success. They are the ones doing the job and as such can offer valuable points of feedback to give your organization that much needed leading edge!
Personal development resulting from team development…
In some team-building dynamics, individuals become involved in groups like Toastmasters to hone in their public speaking and presentation skills. In other instances, individuals who’ve benefitted from being part of a great team-building dynamic, find networking events and business mixers like the Successful Thinkers Network, to be an incredible way to build their personal brands and grow their influence in social circles.
The lifeblood of company culture…
Teambuilding and team outings are like the lifeblood of company culture, pumping a freeflow of vibrant energy to the individual parts of the organization, ensuring its health and longevity for years to come. For improved profitability, productivity and brand loyalty, team-building and team-outing events are activities that every forward-thinking company should invest in.
Scaling new success through teambuilding…
These teambuilding functions can have such a positive impact on the company, team and individual dynamics that the organization’s direction is forever altered in an upward-trending, positive direction. When your company makes team-building and team-outings part of their new, Modus Operandi, the benefits that outcome of that decision will be multi-faceted and far-reaching, propelling your organization into new orbits of ongoing, scalable success!
The ideas are only as limited or the imagination of those overseeing the events – which you can truly tap into the creative geniuses of those everyday individuals within our sphere of influence. May your next, teambuilder event be filled with good folks, frolicking fun and a whole lotta food! Team building and company culture, together form a powerful, synergistic force of positivity, profitability, and productivity in the workplace and are in this regard, on a level like no other…
Team Building and Team Bonding Precede’s Happy Winning Teams!
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!
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.
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!
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
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 artistTim 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.
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!
Watch This 5 min Exclusive Interview With Tim McPherson
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.
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.
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 is available for Private Parties, Groups, and Classes
Boys and girl scout clubs of America have been a staple part of American culture and society for many years. They have been instrumental in building character in kids and teaching them values, respect for nature, survival basics, hard-work, independence, and teamwork too. As scouts develop, learn new skills, and take on new responsibilities, they achieve merit badges. These badges are important to scout troops because they represent a new level of personal development in the scout’s life. The Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak, Michigan is proud to offer programs to help our scouts earn the merits necessary to receive a painting or pottery badge.
Community involvement for a creative cause
Our painting and pottery badge programs are designed around the unique requirements of each badge. As a local business here in Royal Oak, Michigan, the Creative Arts Studio enjoys being involved in the community and helping scouts along on their personal development path. We have also set aside “Badge Days”, where scouts can join and combine with other troops to earn their badges. Scouts may also schedule a private booking for themselves to come in and perform the necessary requirements for badges to be awarded.
The rewards of duty, the value of artistry
What’s great about our scout badge program is that it’s centered on and around creativity, art, and personal expression. By awarding scouts who have met the requirements for a painting or pottery badge, they are taught the value of art, of working with their hands, and of course, the importance of having fun while doing their Scout’s Duty. As always, the staff here at the Creative Arts Studio welcomes a “just-for-fun” visit to our studio in Royal Oak, Michigan, where being creative is cool!
A heritage of honor
The Scout clubs of America have a proud heritage of kids who are respectful and responsible. These model youth often grow up to become citizens who contribute to society in meaningful ways. The values gleaned as a scout during these formative years often transfers into his/her adult life, helping mold and shape their character in the later years. This heritage of honor continues to this day, instilling greatness into the youth of America that will follow them their life through. Partnering with the Boys and Girl Scouts of America in putting together a scout’s badge program has been a Highmark for the Creative Arts Studio.
The well-known catch phrase, “Scouting is Outing” is as apt today as it was a hundred years ago.
Online meets offline
With today’s tech-centric society, our youth are more digitally-developed and connected than ever before. When so much of our youth’s time is spent online for school and for leisure, it’s beneficial for them to equally spend time, offline – crafting with their hands, taking in nature and working together on a group project with friends. The Creative Arts Studio helps these connected kids – to reconnect with their creative sides, teaching them the value of having balance in a busy world.
Recreating the creative connection
Helping people to reconnect to their creative sides has been the aim and mission of the Creative Arts Studio since we opened our doors. WIth our merit-badge program, scouts can learn the benefits of having balance while they experience the beauty of art. Equally, these scouts are rewarded for their work – with the satisfaction that comes from crafting something with their own hands. Then, their hard work is rewarded again… with an award – a merit-badge of honor for their creative accomplishments. It is this reconnect to the creative that helps make the Creative Arts Studio – the ultimate place for your next scout outing!
Learn about wheel throwing, coil building, and glazing!
Each scout creates and glazes two projects
This program was created specifically to meet badge requirements
Get a behind the scenes tour of the kiln room
Creative Arts Studio badges available for just $4/scout, pottery badges for $5/scout, or grab both for $8/scout!