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“Fun Day! Even for "grown ups".”

Hands On Art Studio
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Create Your Own Art! Paint Ceramics, canvases, wood-ware. Create Mosaics, Fused Glass Art and Metal Sculptures. $7/Daily Art Pass + Projects Cost. We have over 8,000 square feet of projects to choose from, possibilities for any budget! Open everyday 10am-6pm; Friday 6:30pm - 10pm (Adult Night 21+)
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went here not really knowing what to expect. Got there right at 10am (I recommend you go early, it appears to get quite crowded as the day goes on). The two of us (both adults...okay...kids at heart) had hoped to do the metal sculpting but after a less-than-friendly reception in the metalworking building (perhaps they thought women couldn't weld) we headed over to the mosaic area and settled in there. A few hours later, projects complete, we went on our way. Project pickup is the next day for some of the stuff. make sure you know that before you start. There is food and drink available for purchase although I question the safety of eating and drinking in an art studio.

The project areas appreared to be standard-fare in terms of supplies, options and prices. Most of the staff was great, helpful for the kids and us kids at heart. There is a building for ceramics, jewelry, glasswork, mosaics, painting and of course the metals building with the angry men. The clientele are mostly families with kids (in the summer, most from Illinois) but if you know that going in, then it's not too annoying. They also have "adult nights" which look to be fun for us elderly folks.

My recommendations would be - 1. Be prepared to go early. 2. Be prepared to spend more money than you thought (but that's not a bad thing), family bonding and all that 3. Be prepared for many kids and cats in the art studios 4. Be prepared to get crative and have fun! 5. Be warned that you will likely spend more TIME here than you thought. Do not book your day too full. As i said, we went right at 10, I thought we would be there an hour. We were there close to three.

Thank sierraphoenix
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

I took a group of 14 to the Art Studio. We all were astounded by the art and gardening outside. Everything was so gorgeous, you couldnt keep our eyes on one thing without being distracted by another beautiful sculpture or piece of art. The group's budget paid for the $7/person materials cover charge so the art items were affordable! It was really great to let the kids roam around and choose their own art to design. We all really enjoyed the hours we spent there!!! The staff was VERY helpful and so friendly. Amazing atmosphere

Thank jerianne b
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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We went with our four kids and spent 2.5 hours on mosaics which we will take home with us as a. great memory of our trip to Door County. The place alone is worth seeing, even if you don't do a project. If you have kids that work faster than others, they can go play on the playground. The price is a little steep, but all the art is grouted and ready to pick up the next day!

Thank TWestt
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Loved this place, grounds, concept,etc. We went as a family of four to the studio to work on fused glass. We enjoyed the outdoor work area, took our time and made some memories as well as great projects. The people who worked there were knowledgeable and kind. The grounds were clean and everything was so laid back-great experience. You can make several different projects, but the glass is what we all worked on. You have to pay a 7 pp studio fee and then pay per project. Depending on your project, the day could become expensive. We had two kids and each did a 20 dollar project and my husband and I worked on a larger one together that was 42 dollars Plus the 28 studio fee. Totally worth the experience! Handmade souvenirs that won't end up at the garage sale next month!

Thank Granolamama
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Nothing like I imagined it to be! Attended the Friday adults only night thinking our group of 4 gals would show up have a couple of drinks and paint a coffee mug or something. We could not have been more wrong or more surprised. The 'farm' has several out buildings each with its own speciality. One for painting glassworks and making jewelry, another for ceramics and t shirt spinning. We chose the glass fusing. Lots of different projects offered at various price points so you can pick what is just right for you. LOVE this place and would recommend this hidden gem to others visiting Door County looking for a unique experience and souvenir!

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