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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.

Hand Building with Clay Art

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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Tim McPherson Artist

Tim McPherson Chicago Artist

Presenting: Painting with a Pro – Tim McPherson

Tim McPherson Artist

Painting pointers taught by a pro…

Just as the word “creativity” and the Creative Arts Studio are synonymous, so is the name Tim McPherson and the word “artist”.  Chicago based painter and artist Tim McPherson is a household name in the vibrant world of painting. He has been teaching painting classes to art enthusiasts for over 30 years now and is highly regarded as one of the industry’s finest in the field.  The Creative Arts Studio is hereby proud to present this distinguished artist Tim McPherson, as our special guest here at our Trip Advisor-recommended studio in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Tim McPherson Artist

Whether hobbyist or art enthusiast…

Hobbyists and art enthusiasts alike have all been inspired by the works of Chicago’s own, Tim McPherson, who regularly visits studios around the United States and Europe to share his expertise and appreciation for all things pottery painting. His celebrated art has been featured in workshops around the country and Europe, and is prized by people everywhere.  Tim will be instructing a limited number of students, imparting his passion and knowledge of the painting arts, here at The Creative Arts Studio in beautiful, Royal Oak, Michigan!  

 

 

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Tim McPherson Artist

As local artists and enthusiasts ourselves, we are proud to present this highly acclaimed, technique driven painting class to the greater Detroit area, Royal Oak, and surrounding Michigan communities!  The staff here at the Creative Arts Studio regularly supports and promotes the arts through do-it-yourself workshops and crafting group classes held throughout the week. 

 

So much art form to choose from…

Individuals, groups, and organizations alike have participated in the Creative Arts Studio’s popular do-it-yourself workshops, that cover a broad palette of art forms such as: wheel throwing, spin art, wax hands, mosaics, glass fusing, pallet board painting, canvas painting, ornament painting, and the ever popular – pottery painting. 

Tim McPherson Artist

A personalized approach to the painting craft…

We cordially invite you and yours out to this limited RSVP Event for a personalized painting class with the veteran, Chicago based artist – Tim McPherson!  Tim’s 30-year painting profession highlights as much multi-faceted depth as does the tonal textures of his prints.  Some of the classes that Tim will be teaching are the “Jungle Gem Birch Trees”, “Batik Flowers” and “Holiday Snowman”. Enthusiasts and students alike, of all ages, backgrounds, and professions have gleaned from Tim’s personalized attention to detail and hands-on approach to teaching the arts.

Tim McPherson Artist

To all the uncharted creative realms and beyond…

Now if you’re a pro, a long-time practitioner, or a beginning enthusiast of the painting arts, you will discover new dimensions of creative expression that will keep you inspired for years to come!  Reserve your seat now with the Creative Arts Studio for a personalized painting class with Chicago’s Tim McPherson, where you’ll explore new techniques that will open up your creativity to uncharted realms of artistic possibility!  

Tim McPherson Artist

 

Tim is available for Private Parties, Groups, and Classes

See his next Scheduled Class at the Creative Arts Studio

 

Tim McPherson is back to teach you a super fun project. Sign up with a friend, family, or come by yourself and learn some amazing advanced painting techniques from a true expert.

Link:  https://creativeartsstudios.com/tim-mcpherson-ceramic-artist/

Giant Pumpkin Face

Halloween Harvest Party

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

Candy, cookouts, and creativity

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



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

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The highlight of your Halloween

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

 

What will you create?

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

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Freaky fun…

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

 

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Kids Parties Wheel Throwing

All About Wheel Throwing

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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

See More About Wheel Throwing Parties Groups and Classes Here

Serving Detroit Area and Royal Oak

Wheel Throwing

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.

Palette Board Painting

Autumn

Creating colorful masterpieces

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

Autumn Colors

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Creative Arts Studio Classes

Wheel Throwing

 

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

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

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

Wax Hands Are Fun

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

A picture is a poem without words. Horace

Art is Life, Life is Art

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

Class Calendar

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

Wood Board Painting Quotes Sign Royal Oak and Detroit

Here is the Calendar of Classes See More

 

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

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A Canvas Painting Story

All About Canvas Painting

 

Galleries around the world tell their stories – the timeless tales of talented artists, who paint their visual worlds on pages of canvas for all to read.  At the stroke of a brush, colors become words that portray the plot in picturesque, prose. Tones, like their plot counterparts – twist and turn the canvas storyline into a superfluity of shades, depicting themes and scenes that only the painter’s brush could design. Each scene, like a panoramic performance, is played out on the canvas – where perspectives are the players, depth depicts dialogue, and texture tells the artist’s, visual tale.

This world is but a canvas to our imagination. Henry David Thoreau

Canvas Painting

 

Like a portal peering into the painter’s creative-consciousness, the canvas proudly displays the human experience as characterized by a broad palette of emotional color tones that bring the story to life. The canvas is then the creator’s showcase of master-storytelling, where each stroke sketches a thousand words, and each brush builds up to a climactic close. Upon whence the story concludes, the completed work is a telling of how a blank sheet can become a beautiful canvas of possibility, not through printed words, but through painted worlds…

Canvas Painting

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent van Gogh

The majestic worlds created by the canvas masters themselves are beyond imaginable, yet fully believable. Admirers can nearly sense the sting of the frigid canvas’ cold front blowing across the snowbound mountain village scene. Onlookers can almost taste and smell the Thanksgiving turkey being served up on the canvas dining table scene, complete with all the fixings of food, friends, and family fun. Viewers can nearly hear the tonal dynamics of each metal string as they vibrate their signature vibrational frequencies across the canvas wooden soundboard.

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Such Mastercrafters of canvas worlds, like the visionary Vincent van Gogh, opened up our eyes to The Starry Night swirling about and above us in all its unrivaled resplendence. We have walked along The Avenue with Oscar Claude Monet, creator of finely crafted canvas realms that have yet to be completely chartered. Then we are swept up by the sounds of Pablo Picasso’s Post-Impressionist universe, where the timeless tunes from The Old Guitarist are still being aired across the canvas‘ color washed wavebands.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso

Their canvas like our canvas is their world.  And like they, we pour ourselves into the act and art of creating. It’s as if to create is encoded into our intelligently, intertwined, genetic sequencing. It is this innate need to create, that showcases the zenith of the human emotional experience. This canvas of our own crafting and workmanship is a life lived with creative- ntention.

 

Just as the master crafters of those still uncharted, canvas worlds gave us a glimpse into their creative consciousness.  We should peer into one of our most innate and core higher callings to create with intention.  Like the masterpieces of old, may your life’s canvas be colored with the broadest pallete of creative intention. Likewise, may you peer through the portal of your own creative consciousness to see the yet uncharted worlds that await your discovery.

 

Just as there’s a need to create, compelling us forward, there also exists a higher calling, captivating us onward.  It’s a clarion call that still echoes true today.  It’s to create with intent and showcase the best of ourselves to an onlooking world, exhibiting our true higher colors on this canvas display called life…

 

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“Creativity takes courage”  Henri Matisse

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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

In Conclusion

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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Ornament Painting Parties

Ornament and Holiday Painting Parties

 

That time of year is upon us again… Autumn colors signal that the holidays are fast approaching and that means- it’s holiday decoration time!  Here at the Creative Arts Studio, our staff is also gearing up for a great, holiday season. If you’re a resident of Royal Oak, Michigan or just visiting, we invite you to an ornament painting party! https://creativeartsstudios.com/holiday-ornament-painting-parties/

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Do-it-yourself, done right

Ornament painting parties are perfect for schools and scouts, or bringing family and friends together for a time of holiday, festive-fun. Holiday parties are joyous occasions in themselves and whenever there’s ornament painting and decorating involved, the fun is taken to whole new levels!  Kids and adults alike, rediscover their artistic sides during our ornament painting sessions and their Christmas creations are often, beautifully-rendered works of art. So, if you’re planning on a fun-filled family event for the holidays that is different, come to rediscover your artistic side at the Creative Arts Studio – Royal Oak’s finest, do-it-yourself art studio!

 

Decorating is now in season

Decorating for the holidays has been a family tradition since as long as the holidays have been celebrated. Households across America often begin partaking in the festivities early, decorating trees, hanging up lights, and inflating their favorite, life-sized, Christmas characters. No amount of holiday decorating would be complete though, without ornament painting!   Ornament painting is now in season at the Creative Arts Studio and we invite you to celebrate this long-held, holiday tradition with us here at our studio in historic, Royal Oak, Michigan!

 

Experience a new, holiday tradition

The Creative Arts Studio is the ultimate place to have your next school, scout or family, holiday get-together.  We do offsite events too, if you’d like us to go to your school or location.  Our studio in Royal Oak, Michigan offers many different ornaments and packages to choose from.   Whenever there’s friends, family and fun involved, it’s sure to be a holiday worth remembering. Ornament painting is one of the best ways to welcome in the holidays! We welcome you to experience a new holiday tradition with us!

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Get decorating, get designing, get dirty

When it comes to holiday decorations, there’s something unique and satisfying about a do-it-yourself, ornament-painting session! It’s the act and art of making something from nothing…. of mixing in your own colors and designs – that adds to the experience!  Kids enjoy physically handling the ornaments and getting their hands covered in paint, while parents enjoy the family-fun time while observing their kids as they immerse themselves in the experience.  It’s the joy that comes of working with one’s hands that helps make the Creative Arts Studio, the premier do-it-yourself art studio!

 

Painting Parties are Fun!

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In Conclusion

 

From our family to yours…

Allow us to play host for you on your next holiday event or family get-together!  We’ll be sure to include all the fun, memories and the creativity too!   From our family to yours, the staff here at the Creative Arts Studio welcomes you into our studio, where the kiln is firing, the creativity is flowing, and memories are always forming!

 

  • Fun for the whole school, scout troop or family!
  • No work for you, we take care of everything
  • 24 different ornaments to choose from
  • Brand new, larger ornaments
  • Instructional guides and tools to help inspire
  • Non-toxic and washable paints
  • Projects are finished shiny and smooth
  • Only $8/ornament!
  • Ready to pick up from our studio in one week
  • Most parties take 1-2 hours, depending on size
  • Flyers and posters are provided at no additional cost to help you advertise for your event
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  • Finished ornaments make great gifts!

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