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Turn off the noise and get into a flow at one of Butler County’s art studios where you can create in a variety of mediums. Enjoy molding clay, fusing glass, or more! Find a relaxing and rewarding hobby or make an event out of it with friends and family!
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There are special kid-centered options offered at this establishment that will make a visit extra special for a child!
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There are options to host private parties or workshops for adults or kids! Enjoy birthday parties, bachelorette parties, or more by booking an event.
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There is an option for a take home project or at home workshop.
Create Your Way
Relax and recharge at Steele’s Brushes and Ceramics in Butler where you have the opportunity to get creative by painting canvas, ceramic, and wood projects. You can also throw the wheel at a pottery class. You’ll learn about the process of creating clay masterpieces then return to glaze your creation. Kids will enjoy toddler time, the bear factory, and projects designed just for them.
Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts in Historic Harmony showcases the work of 85 artists living in or originally from a 50-mile radius of Harmony. Shop locally handmade pottery, fine arts, sculpture, fiber arts, and more. They also host art classes for adults and children/youth in a variety of mediums, private paint parties, and a women’s creative circle.
Break it, cut it, and stain it at Spring Street Studios in Zelienople by attending fused and stained glass workshops. A good entry point into glass making is fused glass, where you will learn how to decorate, melt, and slump glass sheets to create your own unique creation. Or choose a stained glass workshop where you will learn how to foil, lead, and solder glass to create basic forms and unique windows of colored glass. You can also book a private event and make it boozy, family-friendly, or somewhere in between! After, shop the retail space featuring handmade art and wares from 30 artists from the local glass community or take home a mosaic to go kit to create art on your own.
Ooh and Aah in Zelienople is a cozy DIY workshop studio, where you can create your own beautiful wood sign with a stenciled design on it. Perfect for parties of all ages, enjoy a girl’s night out with friends, a team building activity, bachelorette party, or more, as you learn the correct techniques for staining wood and painting, while you spend quality time with one another throughout the workshop. They also host kid’s birthday parties, where you can choose between two types of stencils – traditional and “hot mess,” which is a fun way to get creative with color!
At the Glass Blowing Center in Butler, you can watch glass blowing come alive! Experience flame working demonstrations by a resident expert who will manipulate hot glass in an open flame to produce sculptures, marbles, jewelry, and more. Then, you can try it yourself in a beginner class, where you will learn to make a glass pendant. An aesthetically pleasing and welcoming place to visit, there are also plenty of glass creations to browse in the gift shop, which features beautiful handcrafted gifts for every occasion, taste, and budget.
CURIO is a unique art space and gift shop in Zelienople that offers handmade items, fine art, collectibles, and art classes taught by PA certified and professional art educators. There’s a large variety of art classes ranging from preschool to adult, such as Sketchy Saturday’s Drawing Class, Maker’s Night, Mixed Media, Oil Painting, Watercolor, and more. They even offer “create it yourself” painting kits for kids to take home that includes all the supplies needed to create your masterpiece along with a free YouTube tutorial that teaches you techniques and how to complete your project!
Three Rivers Art Glass located in Saxonburg is the home studio of local glass artists. They carry a full-range of stained and fused glass tools and supplies to purchase, as well as hold workshops and studio time for glass makers. In the beginner level stained glass workshops, you will learn to cut glass, apply a copper foil, solder, and add wirework to create your own masterpiece. If you are an experienced glass maker, sign up for one of five workstations at open studio time and work on your own project. Or you can choose a private lesson to learn a certain skill in the art glass process, such as soldering, copper foiling, and more! Learn a useful skill that will help you repair your own art glass panel or lamp.
Butler Arts Center located in Butler is a fine arts gallery that showcases local Butler County artists. They also hold a variety of classes throughout the year for the public in different mediums from creating a portrait to making a mug.