Whitepine Studios January Newsletter

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” (Georgia O’Keeffe)

We hope everyone enjoyed holiday celebrations with family and friends. As we reflect on 2022, our hearts are filled with gratitude for all the creative experiences we’ve shared. When the studio opened in July 2021, we never imagined the incredible outpouring of support from our community and the pure joy of observing artistic growth in aspiring artists of all ages. It has been an honor to celebrate special occasions with you and to be a part of making lasting memories and new friendships. Thank You! 

As we look forward to 2023, we are excited about new classes, camps, and special events. Stay tuned! Follow us on F/IG @whitepinestudiosart or visit the website.

We invite you to browse through all of the creative adventures now on our calendar and open for registration! Registration from (Find A Class)

After School Classes (Jan-Feb)

Classes for elementary, middle school, and high school students are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the studio.

  • Elementary

Drawing Woodland Animals

Watercolor Wintery Scenes

  • MS/HS

Learning Perspective

Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered in the studio. These one on one sessions afford both new and more experienced artists an opportunity to improve skills that support their artistic interests and goals. Our instructors are graduates from the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design.  Call the studio for available times. 

Mobile Studio

  • After School Classes 

We teach after school classes at both Woodland Meadows on Mondays and Pleasant Ridge on Wednesdays. New sessions begin the week of January 23rd. Refer to Saline Community Ed’s website for upcoming classes and to register.

  • Homeschoolers

We teach classes for homeschooled students at Explorers on Tuesday mornings. New sessions will begin again in February. Refer to their website for upcoming classes and to register.

  • Private Events

We can bring an art activity to your church, home, or place of business. Consider hosting a fundraiser for your special charity. We bring all the supplies and take the mess with us!

Mommy” and Me

Once a month during the school year, we offer a class for young children (ages 3-5) with their caregivers to enjoy an art activity together. We welcome Moms, Dads, Grandparents, anyone over the age of 21! Our classes for 2023, are now open for registration. These classes fill up quickly so register early. 






Monthly Kids’ Painting pARTys 

Once a month we offer a painting pARTy for young artists ages 5-12. Kids will have fun painting on an 11×14 canvas board and enjoy a complimentary treat! January is sold out; February has only 6 seats left.




Sound and Art with Ann Arbor’s 7 Notes Natural Health   

If you have yet to experience this incredible workshop, join us on Saturday evening February 25th for our fifth collaboration and listen to the melodic sounds of the singing bowls while painting a beautiful sea turtle using watercolors.  No art experience necessary!

Friday Evening Painting pARTys for Adults 

February is the month of love. Stay tuned for an evening of celebrating the love between spouses, friends, and/or family! Mark your calendars, Friday, February 10th 7-9 pm. More details coming soon!

Birthday Parties and Private Events

  • Kids Birthday Parties

Consider a creative experience for your child and their friends for their birthday celebration. Whitepine Studios is unique in that with two weeks’ notice we will customize a project to fit your child’s party theme or interests! Dates are now booking through March. Call the studio to reserve your date.

  • Teen and Adult Parties

Creative celebrations are not just for kids. Whitepine Studios hosts parties for all occasions (teen and adult birthdays, showers, bachelorette parties, team building, employee recognition, and more).  Call the studio for additional details or to reserve your date. 

Spring & Summer Adventure Camps

Spring staycation? Looking for something fun for the kids to enjoy on their time off? Spring Art Adventure Camp is scheduled from March 27- March 31, 2023, from 9 am to 4 pm for artists ages 6-12. Our camp theme this year is Road Trip Across the US. Registration for this camp is now open and will be limited to the first 16 registrants.

Summer Art Adventure Camps (June – August), will be open for registration on or around February 1st.  Our camp themes this summer are: 

*Birds and Mammals Around the World, *Deep Sea Diving, *Road Trip Across America, *Enchanted Forest, *Storybooks and Novels, *Time Travelers, *Mystery Week, *Circus and Carnivals, *Board Games and Toys.

Pet Portraits and Commissions    

Kaili Dence, Whitepines’ Creative Director and co-owner enjoys creating pet portraits. Want a painting or charcoal drawing of your beloved pet? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner; these make unique and special gifts for the animal lover in your life. Call the studio to inquire. To see all of Kaili’s artwork: