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.
Brillion – Kreative Knotts (210 N. Main St.) They offer private sign making workshops, to create your own custom wood signs with friends. All supplies provided including pre-assembled reclaimed pine boards (approx. finished sign size 14″x24″).
Crivitz – Pioneer Road Pottery (509 Henriette Ave.) They offer hand made pottery, classes, and ceramic supply. They are open Wed-Sat 10-4.
DePere – Hello Lemon Studio (609 George St.) Go in during open studio hours to choose from a wide variety of items to create the craft of your choice! No need for an appointment, just walk right in! There will be someone available during this time to answer your crafting questions. If you are looking for a step-by-step instructed project, sign up for one of our classes or book a private party.
DePere – Paintin’ Pottery (520 George St.) A hands-on art studio offering a variety of creative experiences such as pottery painting, mosaic, glass fussing, and beading projects.
DePere – Pass the Paint/Pass the Wine (353 Main Ave.) They hold this class the 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month. For the small price of $20, you’ll be supplied with a canvas, paint, brushes and a bottomless glass of wine (or soda). You will be painting for about 20 minutes at a time, then SWITCHING canvases! It’s improvised collaborative painting. No experience necessary! Also, you don’t have to drink, if you want to paint “dry” it’s only $10. For an additional $10 charity donation, you can take your painting home with you (Otherwise they are displayed magnificently on the walls of the Green Room).
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 (844 Willard Dr. #4) 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 – Pinot’s Palette ( 1241 Lombardi Access Rd.) “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!
Green Bay – ArtWorks for Kids (2310 Lineville Rd.) 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.
Manawa – The Winemaker’s Daughter (327 S. Bridge St.) This Winery and Tasting Bar has many painting opportunities/events that are held here. Check out their calendar of events and sign up.
Manitowoc – Heart & Homestead (909 S. 8th St.) They offer great DIY classes to be your best creative self.
Manitowoc – Picasso & Pub (1001 S. 8th St.) Their mission is to provide customers with an enjoyable experience that will help them create a one-of-a-kind painting they created themselves as well as a relaxing environment, good beverages, great company, and mouthwatering snacks.
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!
Northeast WI – Wine & Canvas (throughout Northeast WI) Wine and Canvas is not just a paint class it is Art Entertainment at its finest. Awesome local artists, great customer service and beautiful surroundings make for an amazing experience that you don’t find anywhere else. Sipping your favorite wine or cocktail, letting your inner artist out to create a masterpiece.
Northeast WI – Cookies & Canvas (throughout Northeast WI) Cookies and Canvas is a great event for ages 5 and up. not only instructs but also instills confidence in budding artists! Painting and socializing over cookies while your artwork has a little time to dry is just perfect! Parents are welcome to join painting a memory with their child or observe their young artist in the creative process.
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 (428 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 – Christine Herman Art (1755 Riverside Dr.) You can create all different types of Art in these classes. Mixed Media, Canvas Paintings, Jewlery and Wooden Signs are all offered.
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.