"Thanks for contributing to a great vacation. I love my silk scarf."
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Bring home a vacation souvenir you've made yourself!
The Artery Studio is a do-it-yourself Gulf County destination, offering patrons a walk-in art experience, no reservations needed. Here is how it works: Each artist (person working on a project) pays a low studio fee of $7. This studio fee is only charged once per daily visit, no matter how many projects you work on. You as the artist can choose from a variety of art projects including mosaics, Paint-Your-Own ceramics, canvas painting and a selection of wood pieces to paint and decorate. The cost of each project varies, but the range of project prices are $10 – $45. Of course, there are a bunch of projects below and above this price range. Some of the projects may be taken home the same day, while some of them require additional time before pickup. Shipping is available for a fee.
Our Studio Hours are listed below.
Like to paint?
Drop in during our Open hours and paint a canvas - we've got acrylic paints and a variety of canvas sizes, all the brushes you'll need and lots of painting ideas and references - even some step-by-step painting designs - for adults and kids!
Our “Paint Your Own Pottery” studio is a place to paint bisque pottery pieces (you don’t need to build it from clay) with ceramic glazes. No experience is necessary and the only limit is your own creativity. You don’t need to make reservations – just come in! Although if you have a group of 4 or more, we do suggest that you call ahead of time. Children are welcome in our studio with an adult. Choose from figurines, coin banks, plaques, boxes and photo frames – even functional serving pieces, coffee mugs, beer steins and Margarita Glasses. Maybe it’s cute, maybe it’s sophisticated, either way, it’s a blank canvas for your vision.
Acrylic painted pieces are fun and decorative (although not food-safe), and great fun for a rainy day! Painted pieces may be taken home the same day.
We also have an impressive selection of food safe glazes for you to paint with - everything from vivid, glossy colors and stylish mattes to earthy stoneware-looks. Glazed pieces will incur a firing fee, and will be available for pickup in approximately three days.
Painting pottery is fun and relaxing. It’s a great activity to do together with your friends, your date, or your child.
(Prices vary by project chosen.)
We have a variety of wood shapes to start with including mirrors, frames and plaques.Create a design from ceramic and glass pieces. There is no glass cutting required so mosaics are great for all ages. We'll grout it for you. Available for pickup the next day. (Prices vary by project chosen.)
Silk Scarf Painting
Regardless of your art skills, you'll have fun creating a stunning piece of wearable art with us. The scarves are 100% silk and the colors are permanent and won't wash out. We start you off with some basic instruction and a small practice piece. The effect of dyes on silk and various techniques will enable you to create a lovely silk scarf - no drawing ability or experience required! Scarves will available for pickup the next day. Please call ahead to reserve space for silk painting during open studio. Groups of three or more wishing to paint scarves together must setup a private "class" because of the amount of space that silk painting requires. We'll work with you to plan a class that fits with your vacation schedule.
Prices: Silk Scarf, size 11"x 60", $40 plus studio fee, $25 plus studio fee for repeats (those who have already made a scarf as a drop in or in a class).Silk Scarf, size 14"x 72", $45 plus studio fee, $30 plus studio fee for repeats.
Drop-In Studio Hours
Tuesday - 1-5 pm & 6-9 pm
Wednesday - 1-5 pm
Thursday - 1-5 pm
Friday - 1-5 pm
Saturday - by appointment only
Sunday & Monday - Closed
Please note that we often hold classes during hours that we are not "open". Please see our Classes tab for information about classes.
Events, Parties and Private Group Lessons
Our studio can accommodate group events for scouts, home schooling, birthday parties, Girls' Night Out, corporate team building and private group lessons. We can tailor these events/classes to your needs - Clay, Paint Your Own Pottery, Mosaics, or Canvas Painting (Paint 'N' Sip).
Rates: $25 per person, minimum of 5.
Includes approx. 2 hours of instruction and studio rental. Materials charges may apply, depending on the project you choose. The Artery does not provide any catering, but can provide a place for food and drink at your event. Add 30 minutes and $10 flat fee for events with food.
To Book your Party or Event, call Leslie at 850-227-5741, or use the Contact Form to send an email to her.