Celebration of Artists

Supporting the Arts

Patron of the Arts – A CALL TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ART COMMUNITY! Today, we will talk about the importance of recognizing the impact of supporting artists and investing in their original creations.

Original artwork represents the purest form of an artist’s vision and creativity. Their livelihood often depends on the support they receive from patrons and collectors. When you purchase original artwork, you contribute directly to the artist’s ability to sustain their practice and allowing them to continue refining their craft.

Each piece of original artwork expresses the artist’s emotions, experiences, and unique perspective. Owning an original work of art, establishes a personal connection between the collector and the artist. Art often captures moments in time; its timeless beauty can endure and be shared with future generations, ensuring its lasting influence for years to come.

Many wonder why original pieces are more costly than reproductions. The higher cost of original artwork is a reflection of the investment and time that goes into its creation. Artists invest not only in materials but also in years of education, training, and honing their skills. The endless hours dedicated to perfecting their craft, coupled with the expenses associated with quality materials, contribute to the value of each original piece. When you purchase an original artwork, you are not just buying a one of a kind physical object; you are investing in the artist’s dedication and passion to their craft.

We invite folks to visit local art galleries and support local artists. Like any small business, they need your support to survive!


February Newsletter

Our February Newsletter is now posted. Check back often on the website as we continue to add new classes and workshops.



Happy New Year!

Our latest newsletter is out. All new workshops and classes are now on the schedule. Check back as we add more creative opportunities for all ages and abilities.


Celebration of Artists

Grand Opening of the Gallery and Shop

Join us for the Grand Opening of the Gallery and Shop at Whitepine Studios on Friday, October 13th from 6:30-9:00 pm.

The Gallery at Whitepine Studios Grand Opening Press Release

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Fall Programming Newsletter

All new and exciting classes and workshops scheduled for the Fall! Something for everyone!


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Grand Opening

On Thursday, june 8th Whitepine Studios hosted their Grand Opening at their new location in downtown Saline located at 105 W. Michigan Avenue.

The Saline Chamber began the festivities with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by food, music, art activities for the kids and a soft opening of the new dedicated art gallery. It was a day filled with welcoming our patrons, the City of Saline, Saline Main Street, and meeting many new faces!

The Grand Opening of the art gallery is being planned for September!

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Recent Press Coverage

Whitepine Studios moved to its new location on June 1, 2023.

Follow the links below to read some of the most recent coverage of our move and future plans for the new space.




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Lucy Ann Lance Podcast

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Whitepine Studios is Relocating!

In the next few months we will be transitioning to a larger, more inviting space at 105 W. Michigan Ave. As many of our classes/camps are oversubscribed, this space will allow us to offer more evening events for adults to create, craft, shop and socialize and to double the capacity for our summer camps for children. With the addition of a new dedicated art gallery, it is our vision to create a downtown arts and cultural hub that attracts the Midwest’s most accomplished artists and collectors while delivering on our mission of providing a fun, inclusive and creative environment for all ages and all skill levels. This new venue is the perfect place where we will continue to offer high quality art instruction, a unique venue for events and celebrations and a new beautifully designed dedicated art gallery.

We look forward to seeing you all at our Grand Opening. Stay tuned for more details as we transition to this new location! If you would like to be added to our email Newsletter, send us a message on

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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: