4 Things to do in Ann Arbor on New Year’s Eve
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The year is almost over and it’s time to celebrate. Wave away 2020 with a big “buh-bye” with these things to do around Ann Arbor on New Year’s Eve. Cut loose with NOW Studios, new to downtown Ann Arbor, at its free virtual NYE express your mess Eleganza Extravaganza. Join Ann Arbor District Library for a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration! Print out these coloring pages and games courtesy of City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation for some light-hearted fun.
Bring the fun home with pottery-to-go
One art studio in Downtown Rochester is helping you bring the fun of painting pottery home for your family to enjoy. The Painted Pot is a paint-it-yourself pottery art center. Since the pandemic, The Painted Pot has been selling pottery-to-go kits. You can paint your piece at home then bring it back to the studio to be fired. Watch the video to learn how to bring the fun of pottery painting home with you.
Watch the art of glass blowing LIVE over social media
If you ever had the pleasure of watching the art of glass blowing, you know how mesmerizing it can be! The Glass Academy in Dearborn has been bringing this art form to our community since 2003, and they are not letting the quarantine stop them. Michelle Plucinsky, the co-founder of Glass Academy, joined Tati Amare over Skype to tell us more about how you can still enjoy the magic of glass blowing while social distancing. Videos like this one are what they are sharing over Facebook Live, gaining them a global audience. For those with kids at home, the academy did several Facebook lives talking about the science behind glass blowing, as part of STEM education.
Stay at home birthday parties that make a splash
The stay at home order has unfortunately canceled big and small life events like children’s birthday parties. Katy Werely of Mini Picassos in Harper Woods joined Jason Carr via Skype. Katy is sort of an expert at throwing fun and creative birthday parties. Her studio hosts all kinds of events including birthday parties. Watch the video to see how these crafts work and to see how Katy can keep your kids entertained even when it’s not their birthday.