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

Do It Yourself Pottery Painting Detroit

Click here for information on Hand Building Scouting Events

 

Thank you!


 
 

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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

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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.

scouts-canvas

 

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