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Halloween Pottery Class

9/17/20 New Business Hours and Update For Creative Arts Studio

New Hours:

Monday-Thursday 11-4:30pm

Friday 11-6pm

Sat 11-8:30pm

Sun 12-5pm

 September Studio Hours*

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.  

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

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Halloween Pottery Class

Antique Furniture Royal Oak

Get $25 off when Purchased by August 30, 2020

“CREATE A ROOM THAT SPEAKS TO TODAY.” — BENJAMIN JOHNSTON

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Reclaimed Wood Bookshelves

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Reclaimed Wood Bookshelves With rustic good looks!

Reclaimed Wood Bookshelves With rustic good looks and all the strength and durability of the hardwood construction, these bookshelves will be a timeless addition offering a lifetime of use!

2 sizes available.

Small: 51” high x 24” wide x 14” deep with 3 fixed shelves and 1 bottom drawer. $250 Fixed Shelves

Large: 76” high x 24” wide x 15” deep. 5 fixed shelves $295

Located at the Creative Arts Studio downtown Royal Oak 114 W. 4th Street Royal Oak, MI 48067 Current studio hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-4:30pm We kindly request that you wear a mask upon entering the studio. No holds, please. If it is still pictured, rest assured that it is still available! See Details on Facebook

Get $25 off when Purchased by August 30, 2020

Vintage Dusty Rose Organizer

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Add vintage charm to any space 

Add vintage charm to any space while keep essential everyday items such as jewelry, cosmetics and even office supplies neatly organized and within easy reach!

$150 30”w x 11 3/8” deep x 55” tall

Located at the Creative Arts Studio downtown Royal Oak 114 W. 4th Street Royal Oak, MI 48067 Current studio hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-4:30pm We kindly request that you wear a mask upon entering the studio. No holds, please. If it is still pictured, rest assured that it is still available! See Details

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Petite Armoire Antique

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This little treasure is inspired by the French Rocco design..

Petite Armoire Combing antique shops on the western side of the state, we stumbled across this little treasure inspired by French Rocco design. Our creative team reimagined it into a sweet and sophisticated accessories display using softly-hued paints, gold leafing and draping the 6 adjustable shelves with a charming floral print from Rifle Paper Company. A single bottom shelf offers extra storage space.

$295 includes a complementary acrylic ring ($18) and an acrylic bracelet display ($20).

You won’t find this at Pottery Barn or Anthropologie!

22 3/4” wide x 13 3/4” deep x 66 1/2” high

Located at the Creative Arts Studio downtown Royal Oak 114 W. 4th Street Royal Oak, MI 48067 Current studio hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-4:30pm Please wear a mask into the studio. Thanks so much!

Get $25 off when Purchased by August 30, 2020

French Country Dresser

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With a hint of gold leafing- this solid wood dresser looks like it came straight from the French countryside!

French Country Dresser Scalloped edges, cabriole legs, creamy pastels with a hint of gold leafing- this solid wood dresser looks like it came straight from the French countryside!

9 generous drawers are lined and coated with Kate Spade floral paper and accented with fluted cup pulls. 48” wide x 32” high x 20” deep

$325 includes complimentary acrylic ring ($18) and acrylic bracelet display ($20) to showcase your accessories on top of this charming dresser!

Located at the Creative Arts Studio downtown Royal Oak 114 W. 4th Street Royal Oak, MI 48067 Current studio hours: Mon-Sat: 11 am-4:30 pm We kindly request that you wear a mask upon entering the studio. No holds, please. If it is still pictured, rest assured that it is still available!

Get $25 off when Purchased by August 30, 2020

French Country Writing Desk

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Carved wooden legs and fluted detailing were given a rustic weathered finish to lend a timeless element to this historical design

French Country Writing Desk Smartly scaled and ideal to use for homework, as a makeup vanity or even in the foyer with a large basket underneath to coral shoes. A generous single drawer allows for additional storage. Carved wooden legs and fluted detailing were given a rustic weathered finish to lend a timeless element to this historical design.

21” deep and 30” high x 36” wide $175

Located at the Creative Arts Studio downtown Royal Oak 114 W. 4th Street Royal Oak, MI 48067 Current studio hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-4:30pm We kindly request that you wear a mask upon entering the studio. No holds please. If it is still pictured, rest assured that it is still available!

Get $25 off when Purchased by August 30, 2020

Crayola Cycle

ColorCycle by Crayola

DON’T CHUCK THOSE MARKERS. 
15 pounds of dead markers that will NOT end up in landfills or our oceans. Did you know that Crayola has a program called ColorCycle? Crayola ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. That includes dry erase markers & highlighters. If you collect the dead markers, they’ll send you a free shipping label & you can ship them back to Crayola to be recycled!

Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. That’s why we launched Crayola ColorCycle. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and repurpose used Crayola markers.

ColorCycle is also a great opportunity for teachers and their students to explore eco-friendly practices. Specially developed standards-based lesson plans are available to enrich instruction and promote lively class discussions.

Link to get started with this program:

4 Easy Steps to an Eco-Cool School!

Participating in ColorCycle with your school is as easy as 1-2-3-4!

Step 1

Engage & Educate

Inform your school administrators or PTO about participating in the ColorCycle program.

Step 2

Collect & Count

Set up a collection station in your school for used markers. Count up all the markers.

Step 3

Pack & Print

Pack markers in a cardboard box (with minimal outer markings). Print out a shipping label.

Step 4

Ship & Smile

FedEx Ground will pick up the markers — Crayola pays all shipping charges! Finally, smile – you just saved the planet! Get Started here!

https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle/sign-in.aspx

 http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx 

This program is currently in the US & parts of Canada, check website & www.crayola.com/colorcycle/frequently-asked-questions.aspx – FAQ.

Kids get so excited to set up boxes at their schools…know any teachers? These markers were collected in just 3 months at a preschool! Imagine what we could divert from landfills during the whole school year at every school!

Kindly Share! Thank you!

Ceramic Christmas tree by Greg-Marmai

Vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees

 Light up the season, The holiday starts here!

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It’s time for a new, old tradition #CeramicChristmasTrees

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.

Fox 2 News Detroit: How to paint your own vintage ceramic Christmas tree



The vintage ceramic Christmas tree is back — and in a big way.
    
Joining FOX 2 to show us how we can make one like mom or grandma use to have are Creative Arts Studio owners Kristin Ashare and Dave Fredenberg.

They will be hosting Ceramic Christmas Tree Classes on February 7 and February 20 at the Creative Arts Studio, 114 W 4th St. in Royal Oak.

Call (248) 544-2234 or visit creativeartsstudios.com for more information.

Ceramic Christmas Tree

What’s trending? Time-honored traditions…

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.

Wood Board Painting

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…

Wood Board Painting Quotes Sign Royal Oak and Detroit

 Light up the season, The holiday starts here!

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Spin Art: Keeping the Wheels of Creativity Turning

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Spin Art

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!

Spin Art Fun

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!

Spin Art Fun

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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Bored? Look at These Craft Ideas!

Are You Bored? 

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Have you ever played one too many computer games or watched one too many old reruns? You just can’t get into another mystery and you just feel flat? Maybe you are suffering from boredom, that familiar accompaniment to our automated precooked lifestyles. If so, you need to check out these hobby ideas. Hobbies have been found to be therapeutic as they relieve stress and get the mind active. In this article, you’ll find hobby ideas for every sort of person, from the intellectual to the athlete, from the homemaker to the attorney.

 

Many times we are bored because we have become too inactive. If this is your problem, you might like a sports hobby. Have you ever tried tennis? How about golf? Many people simply love bowling until it becomes an important part of their lives. Sports hobbies get you out of the house and often are a way to make friends with others. Then again, some active hobbies can be enjoyed in our own homes, such as weight lifting and doing an aerobic dance to a video or going to an art studio, (hint, hint)!

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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!

 

There are almost as many hobby ideas as there are bored people in the world because everyone puts their own spin on their favorite hobbies. Maybe you’d enjoy decorating your house with antiques, or learning to bake specialty bread from around the World. Maybe you’d like to take part in a little theatre production or learn to play guitar. What about the fine arts of weaving tapestries or painting with oils? Candle making, soap making, and many other old-time crafts are being enjoyed again. Truly, with all these hobby ideas, there is no reason to stay bored for long!

Art Hobbies

If you are looking for examples of hobbies, here you can find a list of hobbies: the 10 popular hobbies – activities & interests:

  1. Sports – Walking, Exercise, Running, Tennis, Bicycling, Swimming, Skiing, Golf, Team Sports etc
  2. Music – Playing, Listening
  3. Traveling, Fishing, hunting
  4. Socializing – Community work, Church Activities, Volunteer Work
  5. Painting
  6. Dancing
  7. Reading, Writing
  8. Computer
  9. Gardening
  10. Animal Care

 

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Family Holidays: Ideas for Peace and Harmony

Family Holidays: Peace and Harmony

Family Holiday

What do you like to do on family holidays? Go to the beach or spend a week in the country? Maybe you like camping or visiting relatives. Whatever you enjoy, family holidays are a chance for everyone in the family to get reacquainted and spend quality time together. It’s a chance for parents to really talk with their teens and find out what’s going on in their lives. It’s important to keep the communication lines open, and a family holiday is a good time to do that. Having a good relationship with their parents is one of the most important factors in keeping teens out of trouble.

Studies have shown that when families take holidays together, they are more likely to eat together and are less likely to argue. They do not watch as much television because they are involved in doing things together. Kids even report that their parents seem to act differently while on holiday.

Family Ideas

While family holidays are a good time to connect with your kids, communication problems that are already there will not automatically disappear. Especially with teenagers, it is important to listen and be flexible. Find out what the kids would like to do and eat and plan accordingly. While even teenagers need boundaries, it is important for parents to try to avoid needless confrontation. Explain why you make the decisions you do and show them positive attention.

Kids will appreciate being included in travel plans. There’s a good chance they will choose a theme park or the beach if those are among the options. Sometimes it works well for a teenager to take a special friend along on family holidays. While this might increase the parents’ load, the teen is likely to really appreciate it. Also, sometimes it works well for kids to go on holidays with their grandparents instead of their parents. Sometimes there is a special relationship here that can help kids open up and communicate about their concerns.

While on family holidays, if teens are uncooperative or behave improperly, try to deal with the problem in private. Teens are very aware of embarrassment and it is needlessly mean to exploit this sensitivity. In fact, you might explain to the kids how their behavior embarrasses you, and they, in turn, might work harder at getting along and acting appropriately.

Kids will be happier on family vacations if they have snacks, drinks, and entertainment. Few kids enjoy a long ride in the car! Try to provide them with a music app like Spotify or hand-held video games, and don’t forget to take plenty of bathroom stops. Sometimes kids enjoy the ride more if they can help you follow the map. This is an educational activity for them as well. By following these suggestions, your family holidays can make a happy memory.

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Glass-Fusing – The New Way to Bond

#GlassFusing

Glass Fusing

Glass-Fusing equates to endless creativity…

 

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.

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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!

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Holiday Crafts: Thanksgiving Decorations Kids Can Make

Holiday Crafts: Thanksgiving Decorations Kids Can Make

Holiday Painting

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday! What a spiritual renewal to take a day to reflect over the past year about just how good God has been to you and your family, to give you harvest and shelter, health and hope. To get the most out of this joyous occasion, make some holiday crafts with your children. These days, Thanksgiving often gets squeezed out by Halloween’s spooky decorations and the lights and gala of Christmas. With the following holiday crafts, your home can be decorated for this quieter but important celebration.


Turkeys are a natural choice for decorations. A familiar project at this time of year is for a child to trace around her hand and make the resulting drawing into a turkey. The thumb is the head and the fingers are the tail feathers all displayed. While many of the turkeys that are raised for food are now the domestic white variety, the turkeys eaten by the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving were the wild brown ones. The tail feathers on a wild turkey are brown, but they are iridescent. catching the light and appearing to be multi-colored. This is why children color the tail feathers in bright colors.

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The turkey’s head has a wattle under the beak. This is a vertical flap of loose skin that is red colored. Be sure to draw this in order to make the hand turkey look like a turkey. Add skinny legs and bird feet. When done, the children can cut out the turkeys and hang them on the wall. It’s really cute to make a whole flock of these turkeys in the sizes of all the hands in the family. The little hand shapes are particularly sweet.

Another nice turkey decoration to make when making Thanksgiving holiday crafts is a turkey door decoration. Make a brown construction paper body and head of a turkey. Now make a large number of colored feather shapes. Each family member writes on a feather something he or she is thankful for before attaching as part of the turkey’s tail. Repeat until all the feathers are used, and hang the turkey on the front door to greet visitors with a message of gratitude. Make a sign to accompany the turkey that says “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good!” or simply “Be thankful!” or “We’re thankful for you!” or whatever you like.

 

Holiday Crafts

Children love making construction paper chains. To further decorate the house for Thanksgiving, let them make a paper chain in fall colors as one of their holiday crafts. Using 9 by 12-inch construction paper, cut the paper in half across the long side and cut the halves into one inch thick six inch long strips. Use a stapler to attach the ends of the strip into a circle. Loop the next strip into the circle and staple it. Continue the process alternating colors of brown, red, yellow, and orange. When the chains are long, you can drape them along the ceiling or stair rail. If you don’t make the door turkey, the children can write something they’re thankful for on each strip of paper before adding it to the chain.

Thanksgiving is too nice of a holiday to let the other more commercial holidays crowd it out. By making holiday crafts to decorate the home for Thanksgiving, you can keep this day special, too. The extended family, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc., will be pleased to see the holiday crafts the young ones have made to decorate the house and make it cheerful for their visit.

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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…

Creative Arts Studio

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!

Creative Arts Studio

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!.