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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!  

 

 

Watch This 5 min Exclusive Interview With Tim McPherson

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/

Kids Parties Wheel Throwing

All About Wheel Throwing

Wheel Throwing Classes Art

 

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!

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Here is the Calendar of Classes See More

 

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

Thank you!


 
 

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Creating your canvas storyboard

What about creating your canvas storyboard

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

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

 

Painting Class

A color for every occasion

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

 

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Show and tell

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

 

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

 

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“Imaginations! Ready, Set, Flow freely”

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

 

From Motown to All Around

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

 

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Canvas Painting

 

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

See More Here on Painting Classes

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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Pottery Camp

POTTERY PAINTING PARTIES

All About Pottery Painting Parties and Kids

Birthday Parties #Fun

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

 

Kids Parties

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

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

 

Wax Hands

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

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

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

 

 

 

Birthday Parties

 

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

Every Kids’ Party Includes:

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

Pottery Painting Parties

Monet Package, Picasso Package, Renoir Package and More

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

Cost: See Event Page


 

Board Painting Class and Tween Club Event

Our Classes are Fun!!!!

Board Painting Class 11-3-16 Thursday 7:00 PM

 

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Show your Michigan pride with these chic, Board Painting designs. Perfect for adding a touch a rustic style to any room in the house, our instructor will guide you through creating your mitten inspired work of art. Simply choose your design below and we’ll make sure to have everything ready for you on the day of the class.

*Please be sure to arrive on time as it is important that all members of the class start together. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late will be asked to reschedule a private lesson.

Class Time: 1.5 hr

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Tween Club Event 11-4-16 Friday 6:30 PM

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Do you have a creative Tween at home looking for something to do on a Friday night? Skip the kid sitter and drop your Tween off! While you enjoy an evening on the town, your young artist will create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! We’ll hand-build and paint a ghost, and you’ll get it back by Halloween! We’ll throw in a pizza party for the kids, so they’ll return to you fed and artistically inspired! This class will run from 6:30-8:30pm.

 

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