Handmade Glass Plate for Mother’s Day

Handmade Glass Plate for Mom!

Stop by Garage Door Studio on Saturday, April 30th, 11 am – 2 pm for the perfect mother’s day gift-making a handmade creation for mom! Join glass artisan Brenda Griffith of Siyeh Glass to make a 6″ square fused glass plate. Only $18 per plate. You’re welcome to make one or more gifts-it’s your choice!

Brenda will provide a variety of colors of glass in all shapes and sizes to build your very own unique design. Plates will be fired offsite, and your creation will be available for pickup on or after Thursday, May 5th, just in time for Mother’s Day on May 8th! Adults and kids are welcome to create.

Plates take 10-30 minutes to complete depending on amount of detail. This project is appropriate for ages 4+, but ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


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Valentine Terrariums

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Handmade Valentine Terrariums for the One You Love

Available for Special Order or Grab n’ Go!

Who’s tired of the same old bouquets of flowers that wilt and die after a few days? The Garage Girls are rolling up their sleeves and creating Valentine terrariums either available as special orders or grab and go. These sweet gestures of love are unique and LAST-just like true love!

Small $25
Either in a glass globe or coffee mug, approximately 6” high

Medium $35
Glass hurricane, approximately 10” high

Large: $65
Glass vessel with lid, approximately 15” high

Special Orders
Pick up February 13th or 14th

1. Choose from 3 sizes (prices ranging $25-$65) featuring live moss, polished stones or glass beads and miniature plants specifically for terrariums. Each design will be one of a kind! We’ll also include instructions on how to care for your terrarium.

2. Select a “whimsy” to add to your terrarium to give the perfect personality. Examples include: a message in a bottle (you get to write the message!), a tiny red deer, a handmade clay conversation heart, or a delicate butterfly-just to name a few! We’ll have a variety of options to choose from.

3. Payment: You may either call to reserve with a credit card or pay in store. Orders must be placed by February 10th.

Grab n’ Go
Available February 12-14

Stop in the shop February 12-14 and choose from our ready made terrariums. (while they last!)

Summer Camp Early Bird Registration

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Summer Camp Early Bird Registration
June 6-July 29

Register by March 1st, 2016 and receive $20 off!

If you’re already thinking about summer, then take advantage of our early bird summer camp discount! Register by March 1st and save $20 off our weekly rate. Our camps fill quickly as summer approaches, so why not get ahead of the game and save some bucks at the same time!

Garage Door Studio presents a truly, one of a kind arts and crafts camp for girls and boys ages 8-12. Campers will find inspiration to make art and creative projects led by professional artists and crafters. Each week is curated by one lead artist with a visiting artist each day to mix it up!  Your kids will have such a memorable time they’ll beg to come back for more, so we’ve themed out our sessions so each week offers something different.

Camp fees: $260 per week, (early bird rate: $240)
Sibling Discount: $10
Camp hours: 10 am – 3 pm Monday-Friday.
Please bring a snack, sack lunch and water bottle.

Counselors in Training

Too old for summer art camp? 13 years and older may wish to join our CIT (Counselor in Training) Program – which teaches the how to’s of helping and interacting with younger campers. This program lets older campers help, assist and contribute to the success of our camp. There is no fee to participate. In return, we are happy to offer letters of recommendation or community service letters tailored to their needs. Email us for more information.

Martin Luther King Day of Giving

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Martin Luther King Day of Giving

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Garage Door Studio is hosting a camp for kids ages 7-13 on Monday, January 18th to make fleece scarves and put together care packages for the homeless in Atlanta. GDS will be donating items, but we could also use extra donations so the kids can make as many care packages as they can!!

Items needed: oversized ziplock bags, toothbrush/toothpaste, notepads/pens, gloves/mittens, socks, hats, comb/brush, soap, shampoo, lotion, tissues and first aid items are some examples. Drop at GDS anytime between now and Sunday, January 17th. 119A Center St., Avondale Estates.

Thank you in advance! With the cold weather upon us, every little bit helps those who are less fortunate.

Register your kids for our awesome day of giving! Space is limited.

2016 Winter Session Art Classes

2016 Winter Session Art Classes

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After School Art Classes for Kids

Starting the week of January 19th, our winter session art classes after school begin. Choose between five-week or four-week sessions, running through March. Kids will learn to draw and cartoon, paint and create in 3D mixed media, sewing 101, photography and more! Sessions are led by working artists or a GDS owner in our spacious and cozy art center. Classes are held 4:15-5:45 p.m. Ages 8 and up.


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Adult Art + DIY Classes

Choose from oodles of fun classes, including home decor sewing, beginning and intermediate embroidery, calligraphy, encaustic painting, watercolor, mixed media, jewelry making and other fun craft-based classes! Working professional artists teach our classes and some have their work represented in our shop! Learn more about each instructor in the bio section of class descriptions. All levels are welcome and we definitely encourage those with no art experience to check us out!


Jingle Mingle Mile, a handmade market

Jingle Mingle Mile, a handmade holiday market

We’ve combined forces with Wild Heaven Craft Beers and Little Tree Art Studios for a holiday experience you don’t want to miss! Join us in the Rail Arts District of Avondale Estates on Saturday December 12th for the Jingle Mingle Mile, three holiday markets all within one walkable mile. Each stop features local artists selling their handmade goods, festive holiday activities and a variety of treats. From craft beer and food trucks to sugary sweets and treats, this artwalk has something for everyone (even a visit with Santa)! Parking is free at each location.

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Wild Heaven Craft Beers, a craft brewery creating beers inspired by the traditions of Europe and charm of the South, will be featuring a dozen local artists, the Meatballerz food truck, photos with Santa and brewery tours that include 36 oz of draft beer. (Brewery tours are $15, admission to the handmade market is free). www.wildheavencraftbeers.com

Garage Door Studio, a cooperative boutique featuring 70+ artists and art center, will be highlighting local artists and guests in the studio including Magpie Dreams eclectic jewelry and funky apparel, Candice O’Mary Jewelry Designs and Board Silly home and organization accessories. Enjoy sugary delights from Icing Sweets & Boutique, a bit of wine and complimentary libations from Wild Heaven while you shop for that perfect handmade holiday gift. www.garagedoorstudio.com

Little Tree Art Studios, is home to 25 established and emerging artists working in a variety of disciplines ranging from sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, and textile design. In addition to the studio space there is also a music rehearsal studio and a performance venue. Drop in to tour the artist’s studios, sip on something sweet and pick up a last minute holiday gift. FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW from 4pm to 8pm featuring a live performance from Underhill Rose! www.littletreeartstudios.com

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Shop Small Saturday, November 28th

Shop Small Saturday

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Garage Door Studio boutique

The Rail Arts District is celebrating the holiday season on Saturday November 28th for Small Business Saturday. Shop Local, Buy Handmade, and Support Artists. MudFire, Atlanta Hot Glass, and Garage Door Studio will be open to celebrate the holiday season with you!

Garage Door Studio: 10 am – 6 pm
Featuring 65+ local artists in the boutique, celebrate by purchasing local and handmade this holiday season. Save 10% off all day. We’ll have hot cider, tea and sweets for our shoppers. A FREE craft in the studio and special artist guests, Turnrow Bath, Body & Home and Chilipepper Woodworks. www.garagedoorstudio.com

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MudFire: 12pm – 8pm
10% off in the gallery. MudFire will feature pottery by over 100 local and nationally known artists. www.mudfire.com

Paper Trail Art Center: 10 am – 6 pm
Art dolls, book jewelry, photo albums, pennants and banners, journals, and more. Refreshments will be provided. Besides our resident artists, we’ll also be hosting a few of our artist friends. www.papertrailartcenter.com

Atlanta Hot Glass: 10am – 4pm

For directions and info about each location, visit the RAD website:www.railartsdistrict.com

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Artorama, handmade holiday pop-up market

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Artorama, handmade holiday pop-up market

Saturday, November 7th, 10 am – 6pm
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Artorama, a handmade holiday pop-up market hosted by Garage Door Studio in Avondale Estates. Kick off the holiday shopping season and shop local for a carefully curated selection of handmade, artisan-quality items all with a focus on unique gift items. Doors open at 10 am with GDS canvas tote bags filled with local goodies for the first 20 attendees!

In addition to featuring over 60 artists in the boutique, we’re transforming our arts center into a pop-up market! This is our biggest event of the season and we’re thrilled to give you the opportunity to make a dent in your holiday shopping list.

Participating artists and artisans:

Candice O’Mary Designs, jewelry
Cherry Laurel Studio, letterpress cards and stationery
Dreaming Fawn, jewelry
Lisa Arnold, polymer clay jewelry and decor
P Creates, apparel and accessories
Susan Wachler, jewelry
Tamu Creations, leather goods
Vintage by Tosi, scarves and accessories
Wenchcraft, bath and body

Preview party: Friday, November 6th, 6-9 pm

Attend the preview party on Friday night and enjoy light bites and complimentary wine. $5 suggested donation automatically enters you into a raffle for a collection of local goods.

Candice O’Mary Designs will have a “bracelet bar”. Create your own unique bracelet from a selection of beads and stones.

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Fall Kids Classes at GDS

Fall kids classes kick off the week of September 21st!

8 weeks, 4:15-5:45 pm

After school classes begin the end of September and we’re excited to have our kids back in the studio! We have some great classes planned this fall ranging from mixed media and photography to drawing and sewing. We pride ourselves in coming up with some quality projects where kids can earn their bragging rights showing off their creations!

Class Offerings:

Create Mixed Media will be led by Jen Singh on Mondays. She’ll show ages 11-14 techniques like printmaking, creating stencils and incorporating your own drawings into lively compositions. Students will learn new techniques while working on developing  their own style.


Tuesdays, Brook Hewitt will show ages 9-12 Photography Tricks and Hacks with DSLR cameras. The greatest part of this class is all cameras and equipment is provided! Kids will explore motion, lighting and other fun tips.

Show up on Wednesdays with your sewing machine and favorite fabric and learn Sewing Basics with Rachel Herzog.  Ages 8-11 learn how to thread, wind the bobbin, and assorted other tidbits about their sewing machine. Beginning projects include making a tote bag, a zippered pouch and small, stuffed critters.


Join Steve Sweny, working professional illustrator, for Drawing & Cartooning. Kids ages 8-12 will illustrate characters, create a comic strip and be given other conceptual assignments. Students will mostly focus on line drawing, but pen and ink and watercolors will be explored.

Get your craft on with Paige Lievano’s Fashion Trends Sewing, Tweens and teens ages 10-14 will design and create handmade unique accessories and wearables to show off! There will also be some no-sew projects including cutting t-shirt designs and embellishing fabric with bleach pens.


Register for all classes online at www.garagedoorstudio.com. Questions? Call Garage Door Studio at 404-748-9476.

Scoutmob Workshop at GDS

Cut It, Stamp It, Make It, Wear It:

Leather Jewelry Making Workshop at

Garage Door Studio

$45 through Scoutmob Handpicked Local Experiences, Ages 21+, this is a sip and create workshop.

Instructors: Garage Girls, Patty Rollins & Lou Callaway

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We know you enjoy rolling up your sleeves for a DIY decor project, but how often do you get to make wearables for your wardrobe? The creative ladies behind Garage Door will lead you in a session of leather cuttin’ and metal stampin’ (and, if you so desire, a little wine sippin’) to fashion a new accessory that you can proudly show off every time you leave the house.

You’ll create a soft, suede leather bracelet (or vegan leather!) Garnished with beads of your choice: amethyst, coral, lapis, hematite or citrine. Learn how to stamp onto a metal charm. You’ll love all the tactile, creative, hands-on learning to make a one-of-a-kind bracelet to adorn your sunkissed wrist.

What to Expect

• A two-hour session of leather jewelry makin’ and metal stampin’ with the ladies of Garage Door Studio (P.S. vegan leather options are available for all you do-good DIYers)
• A sweet treat provided by Icing Cake Design & Sweets Boutique
• Attend with a friend and bring a bottle of wine to enjoy during your workshop session; this class is BYOB
• An envy-inducing piece of jewelry to add to your accessory stash

The following class dates are available:

Tuesday, August 11th: 7-9 pm
Thursday, August 13th: 7-9 pm
Saturday, August 16th: 3-5 pm
Wednesday, August 26th: 7-9 pm
Saturday, August 29th: 3-5 pm

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