By Liz Parker
Detroit is definitely an artsy city, so it makes sense that there are plenty of classes for you to take if you’re interested in creating something. Though the holidays have now passed, you can create something for yourself or a friend, or even to decorate your house. Check out this list for the best places in the area to take a craft class.
Bohobar at Bohomodern
71 Garfield, Suite #140A
Detroit, MI 48201
Bohomodern’s BohoBar is where people gather to work on Do-It-Yourself projects from its menu, while providing a selection of teas and smoothies to sip on while they create. BohoBar has done the work by providing the guides, tools, and materials to create beautiful projects to take home or gift to a friend. It also offers BohoMini – Weekly and monthly kids themed art projects, musical sessions, and movement classes. While the store won’t offer regular business hours until its launch this spring, it currently offers seasonal workshops and private maker parties. Customers can also book private Maker Parties, where guests will make unique DIY projects that are stylish and modern.
Creative Arts Studio
114 W. 4th St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Creative Arts Studio, located in downtown Royal Oak, offers a variety of classes for both kids and adults. Classes range from Wheel Throwing Classes, which last for 6 weeks, to Raku (an alternative firing technique), to painting, drawing, and clay classes. The studio also offers ornament painting parties for PTA events, during the holidays.
Articipate Art Studio and Gallery
3833 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
Articipate is located in Berkley and open 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and Saturday through Sunday. Classes include introductory daytime classes, such as intro to watercolor and intro to drawing, and also Mom and Me painting classes. Articipate also offers evening classes, including Ladies Art Nights, and art party projects.
The Barn Antiques
48120 Eight Mile Road
Northville, MI 48167
The Barn Antiques offers classes and also parties, including those for sign painting. If you choose the open class option, there are 14 seats available in each class. For a private class, you can bring 5-20 friends with you during the week, or 12-20 during the weekend, and reservations must be made in advance. There are also seasonal class options, which offer 12 signs to choose from.
25331 Trowbridge St.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Glass Academy offers many different class experiences, from all difficulty levels to ages. Learn how to blow glass, and come home with a beautiful project to adorn your home. Experiences start at $10, and prices go up from there. There are also (glass) beadmaking classes, Great Lakes Icicle classes (winter only), Snowman Delight classes, and more.