Carly Pochop loves to see people of all ages leaving her art studio feeling empowered by their own creative energy, especially if they had some doubts about their artistic abilities going in. “For many people, especially busy adults, if they haven’t created for a long time, painting or doing anything like that can seem pretty daunting, so it is such a joy to see them find that avenue and get creative again, because it gives them that sense that they can conquer anything.”
Carly opened Colorful Creations Art Studio in June, 2015. The space offers several different options for finding your inner artist. The first is their walk-in paint your own pottery studio. Visitors can stop in anytime when the store is open, choose their own piece of pottery, and design and paint it any way they wish. A large variety of pottery pieces like home décor items, dinnerware, and figurines are on hand to pick from. The studio provides all the paint and materials needed to complete the projects and does the glazing and firing of the pottery in-house.
Another way to get creative at the studio is to attend one of their monthly canvas painting or wooden board decorating classes. Participants are guided through each class step-by-step and get to take home their finished piece of art. Colorful Creations also hosts customized painting parties, either in studio or traveling, for events ranging from birthday and work parties to BYOB bachelorette parties and date nights. Also on their schedule for this summer are their youth art camps. //— Jenny Roth
Colorful Creations Art Studio is open Wednesday-Thursday from 12:00-8:00 PM, Friday from 12:00-9:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00a.m.-9:00 PM. For more information on their studio, classes, and summer art camps call 605-725-CLAY or visit www.thecolorfulcreations.com.