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Spin Art: Shaping it your way…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#SpinArt Spin Art: Shaping it your way… Spin Art is a hands-on form of artwork involving the potter’s wheel, where a distinctive form of artwork is created by shaping the clay at the wheel while it spins at high speeds. The Creative Arts Studios of Royal Oak, Michigan is the premier, spin art, studio for […]

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The Importance of Art

#SpinArt Spin Art: Shaping it your way… Spin Art is a hands-on form of artwork involving the potter’s wheel, where a distinctive form of artwork is created by shaping the clay at the wheel while it spins at high speeds. The Creative Arts Studios of Royal Oak, Michigan is the premier, spin art, studio for […]

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Vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees

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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!.

Mosaic Art

Mosaic Art – Beauty From Brokenness

Mosaic art – decorative, diverse, and dynamic…

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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!

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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

 

Giant Pumpkin Face

Halloween Harvest Party

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

Candy, cookouts, and creativity

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



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

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The highlight of your Halloween

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

 

What will you create?

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

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Freaky fun…

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

 

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Autumn Colors

Create Your Own Autumn Colors

 

Creativity colors the world

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

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Autumn – Nature’s masterpiece

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

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Take the talent “try” test…

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

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Autumn

Creating colorful masterpieces

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

Autumn Colors

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Creative Arts Studio Classes

Wheel Throwing

 

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

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

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

Wax Hands Are Fun

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

A picture is a poem without words. Horace

Art is Life, Life is Art

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

Class Calendar

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

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Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

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Creating your canvas storyboard

What about creating your canvas storyboard

Have you ever sat in a gallery, and just quietly pondered the story behind that fanciful piece that’s captivated your interest?  Perhaps, most have done this, contemplating the painter’s choice in color palette being applied across the canvas storyboard. It’s the painter’s story, as portrayed on canvas, that enriches the lives of onlookers everywhere. Such is the occasion at Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak, Michigan where you can tell your story on canvas too!

Tell your own story and you will be interesting. Louise Bourgeois 

 

Painting Class

A color for every occasion

Come out to our creative studio, we’ll grab a canvas, some paint, brushes, and we’ll start telling our colorful tales on canvas!  Here at the Creative Arts Studio, you’re bound to get some paint on you, but that’s okay because it comes off easy and is non-toxic to the touch. 

 

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Show and tell

Will you depict your own version of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, or make an attempt to capture on canvas – the brilliant colors of Autumn here in Royal Oak, Michigan?  Would you color your canvas with the blue beaches of Summer’s embrace or upon it depict the greying skies of an ice-chilled, Winter’s night?  What about Spring’s bountiful store of floral color? Would this make its way onto your canvas story board? How would you tell your tale and showcase your canvas creation, so that your story is shared?

 

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud. Emile Zola

 

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“Imaginations! Ready, Set, Flow freely”

Come put your creative wings to flight here at the Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak, Michigan, where imagination is your canvas and the classroom is your gallery. Our staff artisans will share their knowledge and technique to the class, imparting the necessary skills for their students to press forward with a paintbrush in hand. With the canvas as their backdrop, students are encouraged to let their imaginations flow freely and create their unique canvas stories to the backdrop of their choosing…

 

From Motown to All Around

Located just outside of Motown, Detroit, Michigan, the Creative Arts Studio is the premier, do-it-yourself art studio for canvas painting, pottery painting, pallet board painting, wheel throwing, mosaics, glass fusing, and even ornament painting.  We invite you and yours to come and experience our family hospitality firsthand, and also to consider taking one of our canvas painting classes. You’ll be impressed with the results and proud of your artistic accomplishments upon completion!  

 

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Canvas Painting

 

  • Offered as a lesson, you need to make an appointment
  • Instructor-led, step by step projects
  • Great for bachelorette parties, work outings, and kids parties
  • Different designs for different ages and skill levels
  • We use acrylic paint and canvas
  • All of the designs are in a gallery on our site for the customer to choose from
  • We sometimes offer special canvas classes like couples painting where two people create two paintings that fit together and paint your pet where you send us a photo of your pet, we sketch it and then teach you how to paint it. These happen once or twice a year

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Pallet Board Painting

Pallet Board Painting

Wood Pallet Board Painting in the Metro Detroit Area

 

Pallet Board Painting

 

The inner artist within us all

There’s something innate within each of us – a desire to create and express that compels us towards the arts. While art comes in many forms and can be expressed in an equal number of creative ways; it is the individual’s personal approach that makes artistic expression such a powerful part of the human experience. One such form of artistic expression is pallet board painting. It’s the unfinished, rustic appearance of the wood’s surface that adds layers of beautiful uniqueness to the project that makes it such a popular form of art. The Creative Arts Studio in the artsy city of Royal Oak, Michigan presents pallet board painting- which is perfect for bringing out your inner artist!

 

An inspirational, interactive experience

As a fun alternative to traditional painting surfaces such as canvas or pottery, pallet board painting is an entirely unique painting surface, requiring different techniques to bring out the distinctiveness of each color and detail. Taught by skilled artisans at our Royal Oak, Michigan studio, the Creative Arts Studio makes pallet board painting an interactive experience for artists of all ages to enjoy!   

 

There’s something worth discovering

Artistry, in all its various forms, is growing in popularity, both as a hobby and as a profession. As a healthy alternative to online activity, it is the dynamic of physically working with one’s own hands that help give art its permanence and allure.  At the Creative Arts Studio, a local Royal Oak, Michigan art studio, you’ll rediscover the satisfaction of working with your hands and creating something from nothing.  From forming a new, passion-turned-hobby to embarking upon a new, career path, there’s something for everyone in the arts that are worth discovering.

 

Breathing new life into the old

One of the true wonders of art is discovering new and creative ways for it to be expressed. The quest to discover new materials, surfaces, colors, and methods continue to push the parameters of artistic expression to even greater, heights and depths. Pallet board painting is a form of artistic expression that takes the rough-hewn surface of a standard wood pallet and converts it into the ultimate, painting surface. These pallets are often worn and weathered, and in some cases, were no longer being used. Here at the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan– the pallets are reclaimed and given a useful, new purpose – to showcase beautiful artwork!

 

From rough-hewn to the showroom

Pallet board art is a welcome addition to any gallery, showroom, office, or home. It brings a down-home feel that adds character and personality to the decor of a place that anyone can appreciate. Plus, it’s different than the typical, art-piece or painting surface. WIth their rough-hewn appearance, pallet boards add texture and dimension to your painting project, resulting in beautifully unique creations. When it comes to creating, the Creative Arts Studio in vibrant, Royal Oak, Michigan is the go-to place for all things creative, and pallet board painting is one of many ways for you to be able to express your artistic side.

 

 



When it comes time for your next family outing, field trip, or impromptu function, Royal Oak’s own, Creative Arts Studio has something for everyone to appreciate. With our state-of-the-art facilities and the vast selection of materials and finishes to choose from, we make it easy for you to express your inner artist.  Come discover your creative side at our studio and experience for yourself, the joyous beauty of art in all its forms and expressions!  

 

  • Personalized, step by step instruction
  • Tons of designs to choose from
  • Stylish, rustic look
  • Great for a ladies night out, family events, work outings, bachelorette parties, showers, and more!
  • We can come to you. Click here for off-site event information
  • Lessons take roughly 2.5 hours
  • Custom designs available upon request*
  • No experience necessary
  • BYOB and food welcome
  • One week advanced notice preferred. Please call the studio if you’re looking to book an event sooner.  Please note that some designs are only available for the 18″x24″ sized boards
  • Check the Class Calendar for special events!

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10 Fun Things To Do In Royal Oak

10 Fun Things To Do In Royal Oak

 #1 Creative Arts Studio

The Creative Arts Studio is a great place to visit with family and friends for a fun and creative time. Choose from tons of art projects including pottery painting, mosaics, glass fusing, beading, wax hands, wheel throwing, canvas painting, and pallet board painting. Walk right in for walk in projects, no appointment necessary or schedule a lesson for a by appointment project. You can even hold a party in the private party room for special occasions like birthdays, bachelorette parties, showers, corporate events, and more!

 

#2  The Detroit Zoo

Opened in 1928, the Detroit Zoo is a fantastic experience for all ages. Home to over 2,000 animals and 245 different species, the sprawling 125 acre campus is sure to have something for every visitor. Enjoy interactive habitats like the Arctic Ring of Life and Australian Outback Adventure or spend your day in the Butterfly Garden or the brand new Penguin Conservation Center!

 

#3 The Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday, the Royal Oak Farmers market greets visitors with fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and all sorts of other food stuffs. On Sundays, the space transforms into a bustling Flea Market with over 50 different vendors selling all sorts of fascinating items. The building is also used as an event space, hosting events such as the monthly food truck rally, beer and whiskey tasting nights, and much more.

 

 

 #4 The Restaurants

Downtown Royal Oak has become a destination for foodies and those looking for an exciting restaurant scene. From BBQ to small plates to burgers to bistros there is something for every palette. Diners will find cuisines from a variety of countries and styles peppered throughout the bustling downtown area. Check out this link for a list of all of the restaurants Royal Oak has to offer: http://www.downtownroyaloak.org/dine/

 

 #5 The Bars/Breweries/Distilleries

Downtown Royal Oak is known around Metro Detroit as one of the best places to spend your Friday and Saturday nights. The streets are lined with bars of all types. Dance the night away at the club, find the perfect dive bar, or you can even check out the dueling piano bar. There are also many breweries and distilleries that make their own drinks and spirits right in the heart of the city. http://www.downtownroyaloak.org/play/

 

#6 The Shopping

Spend your day walking around the city and visiting the many small shops and stores. Pick up the perfect vintage jacket at Lost and Found, that hard to find vinyl record at UHF, or just the right gift for a loved one. Longstanding favorites like Funky 7 and Deco Doug carry items that few others do and newcomers Scout and Rail and Anchor have all sorts of trendy things for sale. Check out all of the shops here: http://www.downtownroyaloak.org/shop/

 

#7 The Royal Oak Music Theatre

Originally opened in 1928 as a movie theater, this beautiful art deco theatre hosts hundreds of live music and comedy shows a year. Acts such as Adele, The Black Keys, Louis CK, Lady Gaga, Wilco, and more have graced the stage located on 4th street right in the middle of the downtown area. Check the theatre’s website for upcoming shows and come experience the old school beauty of this awesome local venue. http://www.royaloakmusictheatre.com/

 

 #8 Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

A Royal Oak staple for almost 50 years, comedians have made this venue a must on their way through the midwest. Big names in comedy like Jim Carrey, Lewis Black, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, and many more have made crowds roar with laughter over the years. Come downtown, grab dinner and get ready to laugh at Michigan’s premiere comedy club!

 

#9 Stagecrafters

Stagecrafters is a volunteer based performing arts theatre that puts on around 10 different shows each year. The shows change and rotate throughout the year and the theatre plays host to thousands of visitors throughout the season. There is even a youth theatre, featuring youth actors with shows intended for toddler aged children. Check out all of the shows coming up this season on the Stagecrafters website at http://www.stagecrafters.org/

 

#10 Emagine Theater and Main Art Theater

Royal Oak’s two movie theaters serve every type of moviegoer. The Main Art Theater plays indie and art films as well as documentaries. There are also weekly midnight movies that have earned a cult following in the downtown area. The newly constructed Emagine Theater plays all of the newest and biggest blockbusters. It’s more than just a movie theater as it is also home to a bowling alley, full bar, and restaurant.

 

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POTTERY PAINTING PARTIES

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Birthday Parties #Fun

Parents in the Royal Oak, Michigan area have numerous options when it comes to finding the perfect venue for hosting their kid’s party.  Today’s tech-savvy kids want something new and exciting when it comes to where they host their next birthday party and of the kinds of activities that will be available.  Here at the Creative Arts Studio, we help kids rediscover the artist, the painter, and the craftsperson within. With our do-it-yourself, hands on approach to creating art and learning valuable new skillsets, our studio makes for the ultimate kids’ party destination!

 

Kids Parties

Kids want to express their creativity in fun, innovative ways.  They like to sketch, paint, color, do crafts, and build projects with their hands. Here at the Creative Arts Studio, kids and parents alike have the opportunity to express their creativity in a variety of hands on activities including pottery painting, mosaics, wheel thrown pottery, and of course, eating pizza with their friends!  This creative camaraderie shared amongst friends and fellow creators is one of many reasons that help make the Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak, MI the premier party place for your child’s next birthday party!

With hands on projects come personal pride and a sense of accomplishment.  At our studio, kids can take the opportunity to get back in touch with their creative side. Pottery painting, mosaics, glass fusing, wheel throwing, canvas painting, beading, spin art, and Wax Hands are just some of the fun infused activities your kids can do here at our studio.

 

Wax Hands

Here at the Creative Arts Studio, we take all the guesswork out of what to do for your next kids party! With a large selection of paintable items such as figurines, small animals, mugs, plates, and bowls to choose from, there’s something for everyone here in our fun filled studio. We proudly feature non toxic glazes that are as food safe, vibrant, and colorful. Your child is sure to rediscover their artistic side in this creative, collaborative, and constructive environment where imagination is set free by the stroke of a brush!

Our interactive parties are hosted by skilled instructors who know how to pique the interests of your child and keep them engaged.  Upon completion of one of our parties, your child will take much more home with them than a fun filled memory, they will have learned a new skill they can use for years to come. 

Birthday parties, end of year class parties, and school field trips are just some of the events we’ve hosted at the studio.  Be it small groups or large, the Creative Arts Studio has been helping metro Detroit families create fun filled memories for their kids. 

 

 

 

Birthday Parties

 

By hosting your next kids birthday party or student field trip at the Creative Arts Studio, you will create treasured moments that your kids will remember and reflect back upon.  Here at our studio, your little creators will be provided with:

Every Kids’ Party Includes:

  • Two hours in our Private Party Room
  • One hour of personalized project instruction
  • One hour of time for your celebration!
  • Refrigerator, freezer, paper plates, plastic cups, and plastic cutlery available for use
  • Customized Birthday Plate for the guest of honor

Pottery Painting Parties

Monet Package, Picasso Package, Renoir Package and More

  • Huge assortment of small animals, figurines, mugs, plates, and bowls
  • All pottery is finished shiny, smooth, and food safe
  • Colorful, non-toxic glazes
  • Cost includes pottery, glazes, instruction, firing, birthday plate, and packaging
  • Add Wax Hands for just $6/child
  • Eight painter minimum
  • $35 room rental fee
  • Pottery is ready to pick up in one week
  • Please note that the party room seats 20 people comfortably
  • Click here for terms and conditions

Cost: See Event Page