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The Clarion Call to Create

Art is Life, Life is Art

Compelled to create…

From our wide-eyed waking moments into a world full of wonder to our later years our life to ponder, there’s a deep compelling need to create, be it in the form of drawing, the shape of sculpting or in the way of artistic expression. This compelling is much like a clarion call into action, that upon heeding the calling, we feel the need to set our creative energies into full motion… and create something.  To create is part of our genetic programming and here at the Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak, Michigan, you’re allowed to do that very thing – to create something of your own artistic volition!  

 

New forms of artistic expression await your discovery…

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One of the most alluring facets about art – is that there’s never just one facet of art, but rather many. Art comes to us in the form of graphic art such as media, print, photography, and painting.  Then not to be outdone, there are the performing arts, which appears to us in the forms of music, theater, and dance. There are also the crafting arts such as sculpting, pottery, and woodworking that provide us another facet of art worth delving into and discovering. Still, art continues to compel us higher – into even greater depths of discovery, where imagination and ingenuity know no boundaries…  Here, at the Creative Arts Studio in beautiful, Royal Oak, Michigan, we’ll help you push your creative energies further, in new forms of artistic expression!

 

The best tools and best tricks of the trade…

 

Our modern studio is equipped with the best tools of the artistic-trade – from canvas to paintbrushes and from ceramic figurines to kilns, the Creative Arts Studio is where everyday people from every age group and walk of life, become crafters and creators – make art in all its beautiful forms and outlets.  Whenever inspiration hits, it’s that clarion call to create ringing through loud and true that compels us to paint, sculpt, craft and build. Here imagination is king and being creative is to free the artist within.

 

CAS – an adventure in the arts!

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The Creative Arts Studio invites you and yours out to our studio-artroom for an adventure in art, here in Royal Oak, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. There are many facets of art here for you to explore and indulge in.  You can paint on canvas, paint on pallet boards, paint on pottery or paint on ornaments. You can also make Raku pottery, mosaics, glass fusing, or you can try your hand at wheel throwing.  To experience art in all its forms is like an adventure in creativity, where whole new worlds await your discovery!   Let the Creative Arts Studio be your art-adventure headquarters for an experience in creativity that will keep you painting for years to come!.

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Creative Arts Parties for Adults: The Big Kids Playground

 

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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!

10 Fun Things To Do In Royal Oak

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

Pottery Painting Detroit

Cut from a Different Mold

 

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From catchy phrase to clever concept…

If you’re an observer of trends, then you’ve most likely heard the phrase: “…that person is cut from a different mold.”  This catchy cliche is a way of saying ‘that individual is unique and in a class of his/her own…’  The phrase also has an even more defined secondary meaning: the activity and artistry of molding clay into works of art with one’s own hands!   Here at the Creative Arts Studio in the town of Royal Oak, Michigan, we welcome you to bring a friend out to our do-it-yourself art studio to attend some of our clay hand-building classes!

Hand Building with Clay

As unique is the art, so is the artist… #HandBuildingwithClay

The Creative Arts Studio recognizes that just as hand-built clay mold creations are as unique as the potter who created them, so are the individuals who are cut from a different mold – in a uniquely, different class than their co-equal counterparts. Here, at our Royal Oak, Michigan studio, we see this uniqueness demonstrated daily with each new piece of hand-built, hand-painted pottery we proudly display in our studio gallery.  To embrace the unique characteristics of each work is to give homage to the creator who hand-built the piece with his/her hands, pouring passion, personality, and promise into their art.  It is to this that the Creative Arts Studio offers hand-built clay classes – so you too can express your inner artist, just as those who are cut from a different mold!

 

In the mind of every artist, there is a masterpiece. Kai Greene

 

Cut from a different mold kind of folks…

People of this class and sort are often the movers and shakers of society, who plot new paths of progress for humanity to embark upon.  These are the visionaries among us who build businesses from scratch, then forge them into companies that give back to the community through employment opportunities, services, charitable causes and philanthropic endeavors. The Creative Arts Studio believes that through the sharing of art, in all its various forms of artistic expression – is giving back to the community in unprecedented ways as new generations pick up the torch and take up the arts.

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As in life, so in art…

Just as in life, so as in art; we can be just as unique and different in our artistic expressions.  Through our art, we can give back to society through imparting some seed of inspiration or communicating some higher ideal through our artistic voice.  We welcome you and yours to unleash your inner artist here at the Creative Arts Studio, where being cut from a different mold is a beautiful thing!  Come and bring a friend or your family to attend one of our hand-built clay pottery classes, where you can form, mold and paint to your imagination’s creative contentment!

  • Private one hour of personalized instruction, Fields trips or Scout Outings are available.

  • Mold your own customized work of art

  • Learn how to hand-build using coils, slabs, or pinch pots!

  • Come with a project idea or we can provide one for you!

  • Tons of glaze colors to choose from

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Click here for information on Hand Building Scouting Events

 

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Autumn Colors

Create Your Own Autumn Colors

 

Creativity colors the world

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

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Autumn – Nature’s masterpiece

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

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Take the talent “try” test…

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

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Creating colorful masterpieces

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

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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Here is the Calendar of Classes See More

 

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

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Get Creative with Scout Outings

All About Scout Outings and Fun!

 

Badges for the best of us

Boys and girl scout clubs of America have been a staple part of American culture and society for many years.  They have been instrumental in building character in kids and teaching them values, respect for nature, survival basics, hard-work, independence, and teamwork too. As scouts develop, learn new skills, and take on new responsibilities, they achieve merit badges. These badges are important to scout troops because they represent a new level of personal development in the scout’s life.  The Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak, Michigan is proud to offer programs to help our scouts earn the merits necessary to receive a painting or pottery badge.

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Community involvement for a creative cause

Our painting and pottery badge programs are designed around the unique requirements of each badge.  As a local business here in Royal Oak, Michigan, the Creative Arts Studio enjoys being involved in the community and helping scouts along on their personal development path.  We have also set aside “Badge Days”, where scouts can join and combine with other troops to earn their badges. Scouts may also schedule a private booking for themselves to come in and perform the necessary requirements for badges to be awarded.

 

The rewards of duty, the value of artistry

What’s great about our scout badge program is that it’s centered on and around creativity, art, and personal expression.  By awarding scouts who have met the requirements for a painting or pottery badge, they are taught the value of art, of working with their hands, and of course, the importance of having fun while doing their Scout’s Duty.  As always, the staff here at the Creative Arts Studio welcomes a “just-for-fun” visit to our studio in Royal Oak, Michigan, where being creative is cool!

 

A heritage of honor

The Scout clubs of America have a proud heritage of kids who are respectful and responsible.  These model youth often grow up to become citizens who contribute to society in meaningful ways. The values gleaned as a scout during these formative years often transfers into his/her adult life, helping mold and shape their character in the later years.  This heritage of honor continues to this day, instilling greatness into the youth of America that will follow them their life through. Partnering with the Boys and Girl Scouts of America in putting together a scout’s badge program has been a Highmark for the Creative Arts Studio.  

 

The well-known catch phrase, “Scouting is Outing” is as apt today as it was a hundred years ago.

 

Online meets offline

With today’s tech-centric society, our youth are more digitally-developed and connected than ever before.  When so much of our youth’s time is spent online for school and for leisure, it’s beneficial for them to equally spend time, offline – crafting with their hands, taking in nature and working together on a group project with friends. The Creative Arts Studio helps these connected kids – to reconnect with their creative sides, teaching them the value of having balance in a busy world.   


 

Recreating the creative connection

Helping people to reconnect to their creative sides has been the aim and mission of the Creative Arts Studio since we opened our doors. WIth our merit-badge program, scouts can learn the benefits of having balance while they experience the beauty of art.  Equally, these scouts are rewarded for their work – with the satisfaction that comes from crafting something with their own hands. Then, their hard work is rewarded again… with an award – a merit-badge of honor for their creative accomplishments. It is this reconnect to the creative that helps make the Creative Arts Studio – the ultimate place for your next scout outing!   

 


Scout Parties

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Pottery Badge

  • Learn about wheel throwing, coil building, and glazing!
  • Each scout creates and glazes two projects
  • This program was created specifically to meet badge requirements
  • Get a behind the scenes tour of the kiln room
  • Creative Arts Studio badges available for just $4/scout, pottery badges for $5/scout, or grab both for $8/scout!
  • Glazing and firing fees included
  • The artwork is ready in 3 weeks

Wheel Thrown Bowl and Coil Pot + Glazing – See Pricing and Info

Please call the studio at 248-544-2234 for booking.

 

Painting Badge

  • Learn about blending and mixing colors and shades, texture, and design!
  • Scouts will earn their painting badge as they paint a still life, a mural, and work on our spin art machine!
  • This program was created specifically to meet badge requirements
  • Creative Arts Studio badges available for just $4/scout, Painting badges for $5/scout, or grab both for $8/scout!
  • All supplies included
  • The artwork is ready that day

Still Life, Mural, and Spin Art – See Pricing and info


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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