[caption id="attachment_11803" align="aligncenter" ] Inspired Fire[/caption] Sometimes, there is nothing better than exploring your artistic side. Luckily for those of us nearby or visiting the Greater Lafayette area, there are many opportunities for you to do so. You can do so much more than view works of art here - learn to create your own masterpieces! Check out some of the fantastic classes offered around our two great cities. All Fired Up - In the heart of the Wabash Landing is All Fired Up! There are four important steps to the process here. First, select what piece you will make. A bowl, vase, cute critter, etc. Second, paint and decorate it to your heart's content! Third, let the experts glaze and fire up your work of art. You can collect it in just one week! Flourish Studio and Classroom - New to downtown Lafayette is the Flourish Studio and Classroom. There are classes for kids of all ages, and their grown-ups... sensory play, art education, create-with-me and many more fun classes for you and your little ones! Reserve your spot on their website here. Learn more about art and bond with your favorite kiddos in your life! [caption id="attachment_11806" align="aligncenter" ] Flourish Studio and Classroom[/caption] Art Museum of Greater Lafayette - Part of this amazing art museum is the Manya Fan Art Education Center! The Center is dedicated to instructing and educating artists in our community. There are studio art classes, art workshops, exhibitions and more! Learn more about their classes here. The Creative Clayground - If you know someone that loves art and has a special event coming up (birthday, wedding shower, baby shower)...The Creative Clayground is a paint-your-own pottery studio that offers unique pieces like teapots and chess pieces! Stop in for their special Muggy Mondays for 10% off mug creations! Inspired Fire Glass Studio and Gallery - Ever tried glass blowing? If you haven't, you are really missing out. Owner Sharon Owens and her staff are absolute experts, waiting to show you the ropes! Along with open studio hours, there is a wide selection of classes available at Inspired Fire. Beginners classes, fire-less classes, and more - there is something for everyone. What a treat! LaLa Gallery Studio - Pop into Lala, Greater Lafayette's premiere artist studio specializing in art & pottery lessons. Angela Taylor (LaLa) teaches lessons, classes, parties, groups, and students with special needs starting with children (3+) to adults in her private studio located in the Bindery Artist Studios. Make your appointment here. [caption id="attachment_11802" align="aligncenter" ] Handmade Mugs from Lala[/caption] Painting with a Twist - You've probably heard of this super-fun group painting studio, [caption id="attachment_11804" align="alignright" ] Painting with a Twist[/caption] Painting with a Twist. Whether you reserve a private room for your group or join in on a public class, you will not be disappointed in your masterpiece. Select the class that fits your style best, and don't be scared! The staff and teachers will walk you step-by-step through painting your piece. There is no excuse for you to not become a master artist with classes like these right in Lafayette-West Lafayette. Let us know which classes you've enjoyed! This blog is shared by VLWL Visitor Information Specialist, Samantha Martin.