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Sisters Deborah Ulrich and Suzanne Buxton have joined forces, uniting their extensive backgrounds in the culinary and visual arts to serve the Lake Oswego community. Hands-on classes are open to students of all ages and include cooking, painting, jewelry-making, sewing, and entertaining.

cooking, painting, jewelry-making, sewing, and entertaining
Our focus on quality means using only the freshest of ingredients and ensuring students are involved in every part of the cooking and creating process. It also means using locally sourced and organic choices whenever possible. A focus on community means actively partnering with others to promote and support local businesses, enhancing how we live where we live.

Meet the Sisters

Deborha10bChef Deborah Ulrich, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and owner of Bake Me Happy Dessert Catering, views On A Whim Studios as the perfect opportunity to combine her passion for the kitchen with her love of the arts.  With 15 years experience teaching students of all ages, Deborah is excited to share her joy for creating celebrations that engage and delight all of the senses.

Artist and instructor Suzanne Buxton of Buxton Design Studio On a Whim Studios Sewingreceived her BA in Art and Education from Oregon State University. As both an educator and a professional artist, Suzanne served the WA/OR community as a K-12 Fine Arts teacher for 23 years, developing school art programs and supporting their expansion. She has worked in a variety of artistic mediums including architectural layout, alterations, wedding dress creation, upholstery, cabinetry, millwork, matting and framing all genres of art. She is an award-winning artist and primarily works in watercolor, acrylics and oil.

Come visit the studio to learn more about classes or browse the unique gifts and culinary treats available for purchase.

hands-on classes

Need a venue?

On A Whim Studios offers a creative and dynamic space to host your small or large group functions. Our studio is perfect for reconnecting friends and family or for corporate team-building events.

Call the Studio or stop by to register for classes.