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Are you looking for something fun to do on these cold winter days…look no further there has not been a better time to check out Art Studio 1219 classes & Workshops!

winter wonderlandCome join us and learn some new skills or brush up on the ones you already have.  Sign up for one of our many popular classes or workshops that will bring out the inner artist in everyone. We’ve got something for kids, adults, creative spirits and established artists.

Class Make Up Policy: Students who have been absent from class have 7 Days from the missed day to notify the Educational Director directly in person; or the missed class will then be forfeited. Students are encouraged NOT to miss any classes but Studio 1219 is aware that emergencies do come up. If a student knows a week in advance of time they will be missing due to illness, major life event, emergency, ect.  please contact the Educational Director ASAP.

*If absences are known at the time of sign up please notify staff so that the classes can be pro-rated for drop in value.


How to Register: Sign up for the variety of workshops and classes at Studio 1219 online now using the PayPal links below – Just click and pay. Be sure to register early! To register for a class by phone please call (810) 984-2787. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all classes.

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5 Week class can be tested with a drop-in rate price!  Look for the drop-in price located below the class title. Then call the studio to register for the drop-in class of your choice. Try it out before you sign up for the whole session or join us for a day of artwork and fun while your in town! Classes can be pro-rated for less than 5 weeks, so its never to late to sign up!  

Classes fill up fast, so call today at (810) 984-2787.


*For additional designated parking for Studio 1219 students/guests only, use our gravel lot north of Powers, also available street parking or Old Post Office parking! PLEASE do not park in Powers or Muffler Shop lot. Thank you so much!






For adults-only, (or younger aged accompanied by an adult) this is one of our most popular workshops! Come alone, bring a pal or bring a crowd to paint a masterpiece of your very own in one evening.  This painting workshop was designed for non-artists dipping their toes into painting for the first time or just about anyone interested in an evening of laid back, creative fun. Past subject matter has included everything from delicate flowers to freighters.

Participants are walked through a different painting each time the workshop is held, so no matter how many times you enroll, you’ll never repeat projects. We have many “frequent flyer” students for this fun evening.

Instructors prep all canvases with a sketched image. Students follow instructors step-by-step to create a completed painting. Students will get a feel for working with acrylic paints, blending, shading, and more! BYOB

This is a great beginning step for anyone considering taking a multi-session painting class or just wants to have a night of FUN!

(Under 21 can join if accompanied by an adult, PLEASE NOTIFY FRONT DESK)

Lushes workshops require a 3 day advance notice and signup PLEASE!

Instructor: Jenny Walker

winter wonderland: Friday January 26

$35 | 4-6pm |Ages: 21+

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Tulips: Friday March 23rd

$35 | 4-6pm |Ages: 21+


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Winter bird BLAST: Saturday February 24th

Friends of the st clair riverJoin the Studio for a special Lushes & Brushes to help support our local Friends of the St. Clair Water Shed, by attending this wonderful step by step painting workshop of a beautiful long tailed duck. A ten dollar donation for each participating person will go to support keeping your local water shed safe and clean. Everyone is welcome to join in on the creative fun! For more information on the Friends of the St. Clair River please visit http://scriver.org/.

$45 | 1-3pm |Ages: ALL Ages Welcome


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 A fun day of glass mosaic learning & making!

For those wanting to learn glass cutting techniques and the art of mosaics! Come and be inspired by beautiful glass materials, exposure to other’s work and the chance to get sucked right into making a beautiful mosaic, learning as you go along – how to glue, shape and make your own personal design and work flow.

Class may run over allotted time depending on design and may have to return a separate day to grout agreed upon with instructor.

*All supplies included. You are encouraged to bring anything you would like to add to the design!

Mosaic Bird House: Friday January 12th

$65 |1-4pm | Ages: 13+

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MOSAIC HEART MIRROR: Friday February 9th

$55 |1-4pm | Ages: 13+






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Will have to come back to grout.


Round MOSAIC Plaque: Friday March 23rd

$45 |1-4pm | Ages: 13+

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Will have to come back to grout.


Textured Palette knife Painting: Friday February 16th

$45 |3-6pm | Ages: 14+

Come learn how to paint with oil paints and palette knifes in this step by step textural workshop by artist Jenny Walker.

Picture to come

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Focus on acrylic overlay

Enjoy these specialty workshops with local artist Mike Henry and learn his memorizing layering painting techniques where you will focus on landscapes of the surrounding areas.

Focus on acrylic overlay: barn snow scene Saturday January 13th

$35 |2:30-5:30pm | Ages: 12+

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Focus on acrylic overlay: GATEWAY TO PINE GROVE PARK Saturday January 27th

$35 | 12-3pm | Ages: 12+

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Focus on acrylic overlay: Ice flow / sarnia harbor

Friday February 2nd

$35 |2-5pm | Ages: 12+









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Ceramic clock

$55 Both days | Day 1: 12:45-2:45 & Day 2 : 1-2:30 | Ages: 12+

Learn how to hand build a beautiful ceramic clock with artist Jane Barden. Time will escape you while you enjoy the process of molding and shaping clay into a one of a kind clock.

Day 1 MARCH 3rd: Wet clay slab building and construction

Day 2 MARCH 24th: Decorating and glazing










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Glass Fusing

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Make your very own beautiful glass ARTWORK! Glass is a beautiful and fragile material to work with. It can remarkably imitate any of the plastic mediums even most metals but nothing can duplicate glass.Now is your chance to learn some of its techniques and tricks!

In this workshop you will create your own design into a wonderful glass project. There is a new and fun project each workshop. So sign up for one or ALL!

ALL PROJECTS HAVE TO BE FIRED (you will be called when its done)

*Supplies included.


Glass fused snowflake: Friday January 19th

$15 | 4-5PM | AGES: 8+

Snow glass fusing






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Woven Heart: Friday February 9th

$20 | 4-5pm | Ages: 8+







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FUSED night light: Friday March 16th

$17 | 4-5PM | AGES: 8+

Glass Fused Night Light







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Enjoy learning the many methods of making pottery in one of our wonderful one day technique workshops. We have many to choose from this winter, take one or take all! These workshops are great for beginners or advance students who want to learn different techniques.


(You will be called when its done)

DAy 1- Slabs & Texture:  Tuesday January 16th

 $30 | 2-4pm | Ages:10+

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Day 2- Coils & Extruder: Tuesday January 30th

 $30 | 2-4pm | Ages:10+






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DAY 3- Attachments & MOLDS:Tuesday February 13th

 $30 | 2-4pm | Ages:10+








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DAY 4- GLAZING TECHNIQUES:  Tuesday March 13th

 $30 | 2-4pm | Ages:10+

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Glass Blown Ornaments: Saturday February 24th

$50 | 3:30-5:30pm | Ages: 18+ (MAX 6 STUDENTS)

Create custom blown glass ornaments. Students will use a Hot Head torch and MAPP gas to create several ornaments. Use 90 COE frits to customize your personal decorations.


Glass Blown Ornaments (003)

*All materials are included to make 6 bulbs. Please be aware some may break in the process. NOT guaranteed to leave with 6 whole bulbs but we will try!           

Safety: Please do NOT wear open toed shoes. Long pants are recommended but not mandatory. Natural fiber clothes are best, cotton, linen, etc. Long hair should be pulled back. Safety glasses must be worn at all times and are provided by Studio 1219.

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Dichroic Pendant: Saturday March 17th

$35 | 1-3pm | Ages: 10+

Join studio 1219 and create a unique and beautiful glass pendant. While your pendant is in the kiln, make a paper origami box or necklace to place your pendant on. To make more than one pendant cost will be an extra $10 per pendant. Please pay for extra pendants the day of the workshop

*All supplies included.






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Kids Classes


After School Art Tuesdays

Denise Teaching
Drop in and join the Studio for a new project/ medium week after week! ALL projects are take home projects.  * Preregistering is recommended since the class capacity is a maximum of 17 students per Tuesday (so please call ahead if you know your coming to to reserve your spot).

*Just stop at the front desk or call to register and pay. If  you are a drop in please come in 5-10min early to pay.

Instructor:  Denise M. (Art Education Director)

Tuesdays Session 1:Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6

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Tuesdays Session 2:Feb 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20

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$25 for 5 weeks OR $5 drop in per day | 4-5pm | Ages: 5-14

If you want to pre-register for ALL 5 press PAY NOW or one drop in class PLEASE call the front desk. (810) 984-2797


Pottery Classes


This class is designed to meet the needs of beginning to advanced students. Students will develop pattern making skills which will help them to create complex, organic forms using clay slabs. We will also focus on surface design and glazing techniques. Whether beginning or advanced students will learn new and exciting tricks. No wheel throwing in this class unless approved by Education Director.

$85 | 1-3:30pm | Ages: 13+

Drop in Rate: $19 (call the studio )

Wednesdays Session 1:Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb 7

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Wednesdays Session 2: Feb 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

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Mudslingin’ is an introduction to clay for all. Basic techniques are taught, such as pinch pots, coil building, and hand building. All students in this class are encouraged to use the techniques taught to build their own personal creations. Works can include functional pottery, sculptures, plaques, masks, characters and ornaments the choices are endless. A great family class!

Drop in Rate: $18 (call the studio to register, classes fill quickly!)

 $80 | 11-12:30 pm | Ages: 5+

Saturdays Session 1: Jan 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10

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Saturdays Session 2: Feb 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24

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Geared toward the absolute beginner and potters that want a refresher on basic skills. We cover all the fundamentals of pottery making (throwing) from wedging clay to glazing and firing.

We will teach you everything you need to learn to make a pot on the wheel, AND… you’ll also gain the many incidental stress-relieving benefits of creating with clay. The gentle turning of the wheel, the centering of the clay and the single-minded focus needed to create pottery brings the potter into a calm, centered place themselves. It’s a terrific way to end a stressful day or start a new adventure.

$85 | 5-7:30pm | Ages: 14+  MAX 7 STUDENTS

Drop in Rate: $19 (only if space is available)

(Call the studio to register,limited space available)

Tuesdays Session 1: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6

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Tuesdays Session 2: Feb 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20

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 Focus on Pastels

Chalk Pastel

This is the perfect class for those just starting out with chalk pastels or looking for a refresher after some time away, we will teach you the basic concepts of chalk pastel while exploring the wide range of possibilities that this medium has to offer. The emphasis of this course will be on experimenting with a variety of papers, use of color and becoming comfortable with the medium. Please bring your favorite non-oil pastels, paper towel and a kneaded eraser. Some materials such as paper will be provided by the studio.

$80 | 5-8pm | Ages: 14+

Wednesdays Session 1: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb 7

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Wednesdays Session 2: Feb 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

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Focus on Collage (MIXED MEDIA DRY)

$70 | 3-5pm | Ages: 14+

Use different materials to create a collage made out of different materials such as  paper, wood, magazines, old calendars, books, musics sheets, buttons, and beads. In session one you will learn how to make a layered paper collage and session 2 you will learn how to create your own book. Sign up for one session or both to join in the mixed media collage fun!

Thursdays Session 1: Jan 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8

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Thursdays Session 2: Feb 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22

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$80 | 1-4pm | Ages: 14+

*Stained glass class is  for beginers and/or RETURNING students. Please notify the studio if you have prior knowledge or experience.

Stained glassYou CAN do it! Our stained glass class will show you just how accessible this artisan craft can be – even for the beginner. Learn the tools, materials and techniques to create beautiful stained glass work of your own.  Whether you’re a beginner working on a small panel or an advanced student creating a window for your home, you’re sure to have success.  Another class in which students frequently return again and again as they hone their skills, beginners and more seasoned glass artists work together on projects of their choosing.

**Bring a clear scrap of glass for practice cutting on the first day. As well as a glass cutter. Material list will be passed out on the first day of class!

MATERIAL LIST TO PRINT: Stained Glass Class Supply List

Drop in Rate: $18 (call the studio)

Saturdays Session 1: Jan 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10

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Saturdays Session 2: Feb 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24

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Focus on Drawing

$70 | 5-8pm | Ages: 14 +

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Learn to see and draw like an artist! In this fundamentals class, students will learn the key tools, tips and techniques to improve their drawing skills regardless of their beginning skill level.  Sight/size and grid systems are taught for proportion and volume, shading using graphite, and understanding light sources are covered.   Students will work in a variety of drawing mediums including charcoal, pastel, pen and watercolor. Beginners to intermediate students are welcome. Projects are determined by students’ interests and abilities.

Bring a sketch pad and pencils, as well as samples of your work.

Material list sketch book & Beginner set of pencils;  full material list will be given on the first day. 

Tuesdays Session 1: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6

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Tuesdays Session 2: Feb 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20

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$80 | 5- 8pm | Ages: 14 +

Student From Oil & Acrylic Class

Student From Oil & Acrylic Class

Our Oil & Acrylic Painting class is a great option for anyone with fundamental knowledge and experience in painting. Students will learn the similarities and differences between oils and acrylics as well as each medium’s fundamental properties, tools and techniques. The instructor will work with each student to choose the medium that is right for them and to move their basic skills to the next level.

All students new to the oil and acrylic painting class will begin by doing the same color theory project designed to provide a basic, common skill base.  After completion of the first project, students are free to select their own subject matter and work independently – with instructor guidance.

Many students return to this class again and again as they develop their painting skills.

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Drop in Rate: $18 (call the studio to register)

Tuesdays Session 1: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6

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Tuesdays Session 2: Feb 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20

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Focus on ink & watercolor (Mixed wet media)

$80 | 3:30-5:30pm | Ages: 14 +

Students will learn to do a flat wash, a gradated wash, wet on dry and wet on wet techniques, plus how to dry brush and use other watercolor techniques to create different textural effects. Then students will learn the process of inking and drawing over the watercolors. Techniques will be taught then students can focus and create a piece of their choice.


Drop in Rate: $18 (call the studio to register)

Fridays Session 1:Jan 12, 19, 26 Feb 2, 9

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Fridays Session 2: Feb 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23

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$80 | 1-4pm | Ages: 14+

Students will learn different watercolor techniques with instructor Jenny Walker. Students will pick a subject of there choice and learn the techniques they desire individually. Each student will work independently on their own subjects. *Please bring a photo of a nature scene for the first day to practice with the instructor.


Wednesdays Session 1: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb 7

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Wednesdays Session 2: Feb 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

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Clothed figure Drawing

$80 | 5-8pm | Ages: 14+

In this class you will learn the basics of the human figure. It”s a great class for beginners or returning students. Students will learn the proper figure proportions and will study off of a live clothed model. Instructor Joanie will teach you all there is to know about drawing realistic figures.

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Thursdays Session 1: Jan 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8

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Wednesdays Session 2:Feb 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22

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