Have you explored your creative side lately? There are so many options throughout Northeast WI to get in touch with your inner artist. You may not think of yourself as creative, but we can all show our artistic flair in different ways.
There are several places that not only offer classes for Canvas Paintings but Jewelry Making, Mixed Media Creations, Pottery, Ceramics, Wood Sign Painting and so much more. Many places have kids classes as well so you can help them enjoy their creative side. There is no experience necessary and most classes are designed for beginners, but still engaging for all skill levels. Just bring a sense of humor and an open mind and see where your creative side will take you.
🎨Algoma – Clay on Steele (221 Steele St.) Clay on Steele is very “hands on”, with 8 potters wheels and all the equipment needed for hand building. The staff is ready, willing and able to teach and foster the creative talents of those in and around the community, who have a desire to create. All are invited… at any skill level!
🎨Appleton – Pinot’s Palette (226 E. College Ave.) “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” At this studio, anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative -no art experience required! In two or three hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while sipping on your favorite beverage. They want to help you celebrate a fun night out, a special date night, birthdays, bachelorette parties, anniversaries or any other private parties!
🎨Appleton – The Fire (230 E. College Ave.) This studio offers people of all ages the opportunity to explore their creative side by painting pottery, creating mosaics, fusing glass, or making jewelry with precious metal clay.
🎨DePere – Paintin’ Pottery (520 George St.) A hands-on art studio offering a variety of creative experiences such as pottery painting, mosaic, glass fusing, and beading projects.
🎨Fish Creek – Peninsula School of Art (3900 County Rd. F) Workshops and Art classes for adults and children at all levels in all visual arts media – from novice to advanced and from watercolor to sculpture. Get creative!
🎨Fish Creek – Hands On Art Studio (3655 Peninsula Players Road) This is a do-it-yourself Door County Destination, offering patrons a freewheeling walk-in art experience, no reservations needed. Each artist (person working ona project) pays a low art pass fee of $7. This pass is good all day for all five studio spaces, which total 8,000 square feet of fun. You as the artist can choose from a large variety of art projects including fused glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, mosaics, spin art and a wide selection of wood, metal and ceramic pieces to paint. The average range of project prices are $10-40$.
🎨Fox Valley Area – Paint U Something (Fox Cities) There are canvas workshops for both children and adults or have a workshop right in your home for a party or event. She also paints and sells many different unique items, you can even hire her to paint you a beautiful wall mural in your home.
🎨Green Bay – Palette & Pub (516 Greene Ave.) Check out their Calendar and pick a class. A talented artist will guide you through each step of the featured painting. They provide all the materials you will need, including a 16 X 20 canvas, paint, brushes, and an apron. You will leave the session with your own masterpiece!
🎨Green Bay – The ARTgarage (1400 Cedar St.) The ARTgarage houses exhibits, classes, performances and many special events, all geared to celebrate the arts in the community and the artist in all of us.
🎨Green Bay – ArtWorks for Kids (11880 Velp Ave Suite B) It’s a great place for kids to come and create, explore, and make beautiful art.
🎨Green Bay – Swanstone Gardens (4696 Swan Rd.) They offer a selection of Nature Art classes among many others.
🎨Green Bay – Board & Brush (235 N. Broadway) Their goal is to turn you into a ‘woodworking master’ by encouraging you to understand and appreciate the beauty of raw materials……the wood, the knots, the color variations and the simple imperfections that will make your wood sign unique. Distressing, sanding with the grain and staining are a few of the important steps they will guide you through to make your décor piece one that will look as though it has been with you for years….like a vintage heirloom.
🎨Kimberly – Creative Juices Artisan Shoppe (309 E. Kimberly Ave.) Their motto is “Get your creative juices moving”, perfect for finding your creative side! They offer classes in Knitting, Crocheting, Stamping, Scrapbooking, Beading and more! Make sure to visit their website and calendar of events and try something new.
🎨Manitowoc – Glaze & Paint (902 S. 8th St.) Offering paint-your-own pottery, canvas, wooden or glass pieces for artists of all ages!
🎨Menominee, MI – Prickly Pear Studio & Ceramic Cafe (625 1st St.) Prickly Pear offers walk-in pottery and glassware painting, classes using various mediums, local art and the best cupcakes in town. Open Tuesday-Saturdays.
🎨Neenah – Rooster Dreams Visual Arts (124 W. Wisconsin Ave. Ste 235) They offer art classes for kids, adults, seniors, home schooled population, birthday celebrations, social gatherings, therapy and for fun!
🎨Oshkosh – Art Spot (2 Jackson St. at City Center) Art Spot combines friends, fun and painting. It is not fine art … it’s fun art! Check out the Calendar and Pick a class!
🎨Oshkosh – Fire Escape (423 N. Main St.) Fire Escape is the perfect spot to create a handmade gift, decorate a piece of decor for your home, or create a one-of-a-kind dish! And don’t worry you don’t need to be an artist to create a masterpiece. This is a Paint your own Pottery Studio, great for kids and adults!
🎨Shawano – Off The Wall Art Studio & Gallery (122 S. Main St.) They offer painting classes and other classes also.
🎨Suamico – Envisions Artistic Workshop (2852 School Lane) They offer rustic wood sign classes or canvas creation workshops for all ages.
🎨Suamico – Posie Patch Retreat (2840 School Lane) The Posie Patch offers Scrapbooking and Crafters Retreats, Classes, Workshops, and More! Check out their website for all of their unique options!
🎨Two Rivers – Art Nights at Lighthouse Inn (1515 Memorial Dr.) Art Night offers a variety of different classes. Learn how to do more than just paint with a fun experience in mixed-media and collage paintings, fused glass, paint-your-own pottery and jewelry making.