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Creative Arts Studio and the Perfect Holiday Gift

 

The best gifts are not just gifts…

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With the holidays soon upon us, there’s still time to get the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. The Creative Arts Studio of the festive city of Royal Oak, Michigan has the perfect gift idea for your loved ones this holiday season – gift cards!  A gift card from the Creative Arts Studio is the perfect gift idea for your loved ones that are sure to bring them joy long past the holiday season. Why you may ask?  It’s because creating something with your own hands has been shown to hold more affinity and value than sometimes even the best gifts.  

 

Discover your creative side…

 

Handmade Gifts

What is it about building something of your own, creative volition that stands the permanence of time? A hand-crafted piece of pottery that you’ve designed, formed and painted with your hands will undoubtedly be of great value and grow in value over time. Some do-it-yourself art projects have turned out to be something nice enough to pass on to their children or donate to charity. The Creative Arts Studio is proud to have had their part in helping everyday individuals find their creative sides and to create beautiful art. The gift of creating art and giving art makes a gift card from The Creative Arts Studio and a visit to our Royal Oak, Michigan studio – the perfect gift to give to your loved ones!

 

So much art to be discovered…

Some may not even realize their artistic talents or they have not heeded their creative calling.  But a gift card from the Creative Arts Studio is one sure way to help your special loved one discover or rediscover the artist within….Here at our Royal Oak, Michigan studio, just outside of Motown, Detroit – your special someone can try their hand at hand-building or Raku Pottery. While here at our studio-gallery, your special someone can brush their beautiful ideas onto canvas or have a special piece of pottery fired in one of our kilns.  Whether it’s mosaic art, beading, glass fusing, wax hands, spin art, pallet board painting or wheel-throwing, a gift card from the Creative Arts Studio makes for the perfect gift in helping your special someone unlock their creative potential.

 

The best Art Room ever…EVER

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We invite you and yours out to our state-of-the-art studio to rediscover the joy of creating, of building, and of crafting something once again with your own hands. The Creative Arts Studio is Royal Oak, Michigan’s premier do-it-yourself studio, where painters, potters, crafters, builders, and artists can come together, even if they’ve never painted, crafted, built or formed anything before…  Here at our studio, we invite you and yours to make it your studio for the day.  You can play artist, dabbing in canvas painting or even ornament painting. You can play sculptor, molding and forming beautiful pottery clay pieces of your own creative doing.

You don’t paint art, art paints you…

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Whichever way that art chooses to express itself through you, then the Creative Arts Studio is happy to oblige!  We’re here to provide the stage, the props and the support for you and art to dance the day away in the most colorful and creative of ways. Let art dance through you in whichever creative routine it chooses to express itself, utilizing your talents, imagination, and life experience to illustrate your story in whichever artistic manner it chooses to showcase itself through you. At this creative arts studio, you are the master artist of your own creative, hand-crafted performance!

The dance of art is always in full swing at our studio…

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Here at the Creative Arts Studio, the dance of art is always in full swing, blending color, creativity and craftsmanship into one, cohesive display of choreographed grace, where every performer displays his or her art in the purest of form and technique. Let our studio be THE place to perform your best routine, swaying to imagination’s moody, melodic groove, while showcasing your best moves with a brushstroke of color on a backdrop of a canvas.

 

A creative performance worth commemorating…

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In our studio, you can spin out your signature style, stealing Form’s breath away at wheel-throwing, just before catching her again in a dead-stop at that precise moment when near-perfection is achieved… It is here, where the artist’s final production is unveiled… his or her completed work of art is displayed and the artist leaves with a trophy of their own crafting.  They take with them a feeling of fulfillment, knowing they gave art -a creative performance worth commemorating in the art piece they hold in their hands…

 

Gift cards – your ticket to art’s most epic performance…

Like holding a prized ticket to an invite-only performance, holding a Creative Arts Studio gift card is your ticket to a memorable, creative occasion!  We invite you to commemorate art and creativity with a gift card to the Creative Arts Studio. We’ve been serving the Royal Oak, Michigan and surrounding Detroit area for years, bringing families and friends together for a studio-worthy, art performance of fun that you and your special someone will remember for years to come. Grab a gift card or two for you and your special few, where they can see art being played out and performed in a variety of creative expressions. Help your special someone discover, uncover and rediscover the artist within once again at the Creative Arts Studio!

 

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Team-building on near equal par with profit margins…

 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Related: Team Building and Company Culture Part 2

 

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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

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Art – Classes in the Creative

Art – Classes in the Creative

 

Supporting education through artistic creation…

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

 

Imagination makes for a memorable, momentous experience.

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

 

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

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

 

Have more art, become more smart…

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

 

Let our studio be YOUR studio…

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

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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!  

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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/

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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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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.  

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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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Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

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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. 

 

Art Studio

 

 

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

 

Detroit MI

“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!  

 

Detroit

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

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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…

 

Creative Painter

“Creativity takes courage”  Henri Matisse