Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
Catering to artists of all ages, the classes at Over Edukated Music & Arts focus on a number of creative endeavors, from singing on key to painting canvases. Inside the studio, groups gather for adult painting classes or kids' painting parties, which center around completing one composition by following along with an expert instructor. Music lessons are also offered, and students can choose from instruments such as piano, drums, trumpet, or voice?both learning to sing and practicing Chewbacca vocalizations.
Everyone should have a way to express themselves. That’s why the instructors at Tulsa Art Center are passionate about guiding visitors through a wide variety of art classes, ranging from watercolor to clay sculptures. The instructors firmly believe that artistic talent can be learned or easily purchased from a palm reader, and classes for all ages and skill levels welcome both burgeoning artists and established experts. Students can learn to illustrate comic books and build a foundation in storytelling during book-illustration classes, or pick up a pencil at the learn-to-draw class.
From some funky trees to a cool, rainy night, visitors to The Painted Lyon bring a whole variety of worlds to life with bright paints and brushes—and a little help from the bar's libations. During paint-and-sip classes, instructors teach students how to re-create paintings. They walk them step-by-step through the painting process while budding Monets sip beer, wine, or complimentary water.
Alternatively, visitors can drop by any time the studio is open to grab a drink and a small canvas from the Paint Bar. They can paint a work preselected by the studio or create whatever they'd like without worrying about time constraints or art teachers telling them that trees can't be hot pink.
Of the thousands of ceramic bisques that line the shelves of P3 Creative Ceramics & More, exactly all of them were manufactured right in Tulsa. During open studio, guests can use provided brushes, sponges, and stencils to coat one of the many forms with acrylic paints, which are available in a rainbow of colors. With help from the patient and knowledgeable staff, visitors can bring their creative visions to life, whether its an artistic dinner plate or a mug. The studio also offers canvas painting, as well as wood and glass crafts onsite.
Clary Sage College helps enhance the beauty of its clients and the portfolios of its students at the same time. As a school of cosmetology and design education, they offer programs in makeup artistry, massage therapy, aesthetics, nail technology, fashion, and interior design. Students get valuable hands-on experience performing beauty services on Barbie dolls before they graduate to taking on real clients, who reap the benefits of an affordable makeover.