Crafting at Home Made Easy. DIY Art Studios are bringing the crafts to you!

Crafting at Home Made Easy. DIY Art Studios are bringing the crafts to you!

During the “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order many businesses and organizations are adapting to the new normal and finding fun ways to stay connected with the community. Whether you’re the creative type or not, these DIY Art Studios are bringing the crafts to you! Local art studios are providing creative projects you can easily create at home through step-by-step directions or a virtual class.

Live Laugh Love Art of Beaverton (livelaughloveart.com) is offering customizable paint at home kit options including paint your own pottery, paint pouring, canvas painting and wood sign painting. Or join in an online party when you and your friends enroll in one of the many virtual online art sessions available, allowing your group to paint along together in real time with a talented studio staff member. All supplies can be picked up curbside or delivered right to your door.

Led by their expert hosts, Yaymaker (yaymaker.com) is also going virtual with live streaming paint classes. Just purchase your complete paint kit through their website and then tune in to your class at your registered date and time to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to display in your home.

AR Workshop Hillsboro (arworkshop.com/Hillsboro) has introduced DIY-to-go kits including fun wood, canvas or knit blanket crafts to do any night of the week. Just choose your design, paint and stain and then pick up at your designated time. Then it’s time to get crafting!

Vine Gogh Artist Bar & Studio (vinegogh.com) has a wide selection of Painting to Gogh Kits available for purchase. These painting projects include a painting surface, paints and brushes. Then follow along during the livestream or on their Gogh Box YouTube Tutorial at your convenience. This artist bar and studio also offers monthly subscription boxes with two new projects for you to discover.

In addition to offering sign painting take-home projects, Lovejoy Workshop in Hillsboro (lovejoyworkshop.com) also offers tote bag projects that are perfect for an afternoon craft. Pick from one of the many design templates and paint color options online and then order for pickup or delivery.

If the “Stay Home, Save Lives” order has been lifted, these businesses may no longer be offering virtual events.

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