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Team Building and Company Culture Part 1

 

Team-building on near equal par with profit margins…

 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

 

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Creative Arts Parties for Adults: The Big Kids Playground

 

Wheel Throwing

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

 

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

Adult Art Classes

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

 

Included in every Adult Party:

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

Main Studio prices apply

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

Groups of 25+ receive 10% off their total!

 

Book Online!

 

Wheel Throwing

Head to the Wheel Throwing page for pricing information

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*Please call the studio at

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

Canvas Painting

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

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Pallet Board Painting

Pallet Board Painting

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Head to the Pallet Board Painting page for pricing information:

Pallet Board Painting

 

If you have comments or questions or need some assistance with

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

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Art Camp: Your Best Week Ever!

Art Camp

 

Make your moments memorable

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

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Artistry and creativity go well together…

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

 

Partaking in your student’s development

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

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

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Inspiration to develop your artist’s skills even further.

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


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

 

Art Camp Details:

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

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

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

Mosaic Art

Mosaic Art – Beauty From Brokenness

Mosaic art – decorative, diverse, and dynamic…

Mosaic Art Pottery

Mosaic art is a form of artistic expression created from the assembling of small pieces of stone, glass, or other materials into a colorful, finished work of the artist’s imagination. Mosaics are often used in interior designs or decorative art because of their uniqueness.

The small pieces of glass or stone are often of different colors, known as tesserae, which add depth and dimension to the mosaic art. The Creative Arts Studio of historic, Royal Oak, Michigan presents Mosaic art as a class where artists can learn essential techniques and discover new trends.  You can also walk in and work on mosaics anytime.  We have a lot of base pieces to choose from. 

 

Something broken, something beautiful…

Mosaic Pottery

As an art form, Mosaic art is growing in popularity because it offers something unique – the act and art of making something beautiful out of the fragments of something broken.  These mosaic art projects have been beautifully hand-crafted into majestic scenes, people’s portraits, and abstract art. Here, at the Creative Arts Studio, art enthusiasts everywhere in Royal Oak, Michigan, and the surrounding, Detroit communities can experience the joy of Mosaic art too by hand-making one of their own mosaic projects!

 

 

Mosaic Pottery

As unique as the art form, itself…

Just as Mosaic artwork continues to thrill art enthusiasts everywhere with its diversity of design applications, so does the city of Royal Oak, Michigan with its diversity of history, culture, and the people that comprise it. 

 

A team outing like no other…

Come experience the joy of mosaic art for yourself, here at one of Detroit, Michigan’s premier, do-it-yourself art studio – The Creative Arts Studio.  We invite you and yours to build out your own, beautiful mosaic art project and discover the feeling of seeing something arise from nothing and of making something beautiful out of something broken.  The Creative Arts Studio also welcomes your class, group, company, and team for an outing they will remember for years to come!

Mosaic Art

MOSAICS

  • Walk in anytime, no reservation necessary
  • Take your artwork home with you that day
  • Huge selection of shapes to build on
  • Tons of colorful tiles and gems
  • Grout your project at home the next day
  • Great for all ages
  • Grout Kit and directions included
  • Prices start at $20
  • Check out our Mosaic classes for advanced designs
  • Available 7 days a week
  • BYOB and food welcome!
  • Click here for groups of 6 or more

 

Homeschool is cool

Homeschool is Just As Cool!

Homeschooling and the pursuit of the arts…

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

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The Ultimate Homeschooler Field Trip Outing…

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

 

A Classroom like no other!

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

 

Ideas in abundance…

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

 

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

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

 

The Classes: See More  SCHOOLS AND FIELD TRIPS

https://creativeartsstudios.com/homeschool/

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

Sessions for 2018-2019

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

Fall Semester

Session 2:

Kids Clay

Mondays, November 12th – January 21st

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

Drawing and Painting

Tuesdays, November 13th – January 22nd

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

Kids Clay

Wednesdays, November 14th – January 23rd

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

Family Class

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

Spring Semester

Session 1:

Kids Clay

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

Drawing and Painting

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

Kids Clay

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

Family Class

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

Session 2:

Kids Clay

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

Drawing and Painting

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

Kids Clay

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

Family Class

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

 

  See More Classes Here

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RAKU POTTERY

Raku is in the H-O-U-S-E!

 Raku is in the H-O-U-S-E! 

What is Raku Pottery? #rakupottery

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Being unique in the creative arts world is a feat unto itself worth mentioning, yet to do so to such a degree of excellence and beauty that time itself pauses still and takes notice – is near legendary.  Such is the timeless, beauty of Raku pottery, whose centuries old tradition still continues to this day, revealing itself in the most spectacular and beautiful fashion!  In that proud tradition that honors the spirit of excellence that is true of Japanese culture, a culture so beautifully showcased in its signature form of art – Raku, the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan is proud to present Raku Pottery to the public!

Here, at our studio/gallery in the greater Detroit area, hobbyists and art enthusiasts everywhere can embrace this historical tradition and discover the timeless techniques of this rare, exquisite form of art.  Students who are interested in our Raku Pottery classes will learn a craft that has been passed down from one generation of artisans to another, embodying this time-honored custom in the best traditions of Japanese art. The Creative Arts Studio is excited to share this ancient tradition of the arts with art enthusiasts everywhere and now, makes it available to our friends and neighbors in the community to discover for themselves.  

The Creative Arts Studio invites you out to experience Japan itself, through enrolling in one of our Raku Pottery classes!  Our seasoned staff are passionate practitioners of the creative arts and teach students the traditional techniques still being used today to create Raku Pottery’s signature aesthetic appeal. Students who enroll In the Creative Arts Studio’s Raku Pottery class will experience a hands-on interpretation of the art, and have the opportunity to create and design a Raku piece of their own!

Japanese Raku Pottery

Raku pottery dates back to 16th century Japan, and the firing technique has changed very little since. The process begins by creating a piece out of clay and firing it once to turn it into a bisque ware piece. Once the piece is in this bisque stage, the Raku glaze can be applied. Raku glazes are specifically formulated only for this firing process.

Raku Pottery

The firing process begins by heating the pieces up to 1,800 degrees in the Raku kiln. Once the pieces reach peak temperature, they are carefully pulled out of the kiln using tongs. At this stage, the pieces are so hot that they glow a bright orange. These super hot pieces are then placed in reduction chambers so that the glazes can set. Reduction chambers are cavities filled with combustible material that are tightly covered. This is done to reduce the amount of oxygen and increase the amount of carbon that the pieces are exposed to as they cool.

Raku Pottery

All of these steps create the brilliant flared lusters and trademark crackles that make Raku pottery so unique. The Creative Arts Studio is thrilled to share this timeless form of traditional Japanese art! Come experience for yourself, the beauty of a vibrant culture that has outpaced it seems, even time and technology themselves.  In a culture caught between the modernized move “forward” and the timeless traditions that still holds them to their proud past – Raku Pottery is a beautiful bridge between both worlds.  Come experience for you and yours, the best of both the modern and ancient world with Raku Pottery taught in the traditional, Japanese form of the art at The Creative Arts Studio!

Raku

  • Monthly firings, as the weather permits

  • Super exciting and interactive process

  • Available to all students signed up for our Intro to Wheel Throwing courses

  • Totally unique finished product

  • Check our class calendar for upcoming one-day workshops

  • All firings are led by our kiln techs with over 40 years of combined experience

  • All supplies included at each firing

See More Raku Pottery Here

 


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Art – Classes in the Creative

Art – Classes in the Creative

 

Supporting education through artistic creation…

Schools are one of society’s most important institutions, as these fine establishments of higher learning are intricately involved in preparing today’s generations for society’s future challenges and opportunities. These higher institutions are integral for passing on humanity’s highest ideals to those who most can embody them best – our youth.  To these institutions of higher learning, they represent some of the finest among us, and the Creative Arts Studio is a proud sponsor of YOU – our incredible local schools throughout Royal Oak and Detroit, Michigan communities!  We support you, our amazing local schools by offering classes that promote an awareness and appreciation for the arts, helping your students to pursue their art interests further within the arts programs offered at your local campuses.

 

Imagination makes for a memorable, momentous experience.

At the Creative Arts Studio, students of all ages, grades, parents, and faculty alike have each enjoyed a bonding experience like no other! It’s a bonding experience at our Royal Oak, Michigan studio where you can completely paint the picture!  It is the experience itself of coming out, working with your own hands and creating something imaginative that truly makes it a memorable moment that you’ll always remember.

 

Unleashing the student’s inner artist to a world unaware…

When considering a class field trip, team outing, or school function, we invite your administration and students to attend any one of our pottery classes or painting classes, where everyone can be an artist and let their imagination flow, form-free… Offering canvas painting classes, pottery painting, mosaics, hand-building with clay, and even ornament painting classes.  The Creative Arts Studio has a little something fun for each of our greater Detroit area school districts and their creative students.  It’s here where their students’ inner artists can come alive and roam free.

 

Have more art, become more smart…

Studies have shown that the arts can have an incredibly positive and empowering impact on everyone, and particularly with students when their young minds are at their most impressionable.  The exploration and expression of the arts can expand your student’s imagination into still untapped, learning quadrants of their brains, enabling them to be better learners in even other, non-art related topics. Students are welcome to explore their innate creative genius here at the Creative Arts Studio – where ImagineMagic still happens.  

 

Let our studio be YOUR studio…

We welcome you and your students to make it YOUR studio for the day and attend any one of our art instructional classes.  Our artistic staff is passionate and appreciative of the arts in all its wondrous, forms! We think you’ll agree with our online reviewers and also with us – on why we like to consider ourselves greater Detroit, Michigan’s premier, do-it-yourself, studio, art-gallery and workshop!  Also, we realize you may not have transportation to our studio….so we can also travel offsite to your school too!  So schedule a field trip for your students soon, for a bonding experience they’ll come to value- one that’s centered on the arts, channeled through the imagination and created by their own hands!

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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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If you come, it will be built…

The act and art of building something by hand is a trend that’s gaining more popularity among families today. Perhaps, it’s the disconnect from the digital and a reconnect to physical that has attributed to the trend’s continued growth. It really comes down to the fact that people enjoy the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that comes from working with their hands. Yet, it’s not always practical or convenient to take time out to do this, let alone finding the facilities, where building things by hand is allowed.  Enter, the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan where to build something beautiful and memorable, you have to get your hands dirty, as in wheel-throwing, dirty.

 

When shape takes form…

Wheel throwing is the process of shaping and forming clay into usable shapes on the pottery wheel. Also, wheel throwing is used for adding the finishing touches to pottery such as lines or designs. As the potter’s wheel spins, small indentations or surface changes are quickly applied to the clay, where the shape and features begin to take form. In wheel throwing, the design applications are as wide and varied as the imagination of the potter.  Here at the Creative Arts Studio near Detroit, Michigan, our potter’s wheel is always spinning, waiting for you to get your hands dirty at designing cool new things!

Wheel Throwing For Kids

The potter’s imprint…

The craftsman of old believed that when they worked with their hands on a project or an object they were actually infusing/adding a piece of themselves into the objects they were working on. It’s as if, they had imprinted a part of themselves onto the object of their creation and that their spirit and essence – live on in their workmanship. While the staff here at the Creative Arts Studio of Royal Oak, Michigan know the objects themselves may be inanimate, it’s the life that’s shaped and spun into them during wheel throwing that does in fact – bear the spirit and essence of the potter.

 

The reward of working with one’s hands…

If working with your hands on a project or craft has stirred your interest, then wheel throwing is for you! If you’re looking for a new family activity to partake in that will be as rewarding an experience as it is a family-bonding experiment, then wheel-throwing is also for you. If you are looking to satisfy your personal sense of accomplishment, then wheel throwing is equally for you!  The potter’s wheel is always making its rounds at the Creative Arts Studio – Royal Oak, Michigan’s own, public potter’s studio.

 

Experience family fun in a whole new way…

As this festive, holiday season fast approaches, we invite you and yours out to our studio to experience family fun in an entirely new way. The Creative Arts Studio presents painting and pottery classes to help you hone your hard-earned craft. Our classes are taught by skillful artisans who work closely with new students to provide them a well-rounded grasp on the features and fundamentals of wheel throwing.  By the end of the class, you will know how to create, shape, and design by hand – a pottery piece you can be proud of and one that’s infused with your creative essence…

Wheel Throwing

Photo courtesy of Dick Blick Art Supplies

Wheel Throwing

 



  • You can take a one time lesson
  • 1 hour long
  • Make a bowl
  • Learn to shape the clay on the pottery wheel
  • Step by step instruction
  • Finished bowl is food safe
  • Paint your bowl during your lesson
  • Six-week courses are available
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings available as well as Sunday mornings
  • Two-hour class sessions each week
  • Small class sizes
  • Learn how to center your clay and how to make bowls, mugs, vases, and more
  • Your own private storage space for your work
  • Come in during your free time to practice outside of class time
  • Scout Troops can learn about wheel throwing
  • Earn your pottery badge
  • Creative Arts Studio badges also available
  • Hand build a coil pot and throw a bowl on the wheel
  • Paint all of your creations during the lesson
  • Projects are designed to meet badge requirements
  • Pottery Badge Days are great for small troops to earn their badges together
  • Birthday Parties 
  • One hour lesson on the pottery wheel
  • Make a bowl and paint it during the lesson
  • Birthday plate is designed with handprints and fingerprints as a gift from us!
  • Second hour in the party room for pizza and cake time
  • The Pottery Wheel is also available for:
  • Bachelorette parties
  • Work outings
  • Family get-togethers
  • Date nights

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Serving Detroit Area and Royal Oak

Wheel Throwing