Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Paint-Your-Own Ceramics
Patrons begin by purchasing a ceramic piece in one of more than 100 designs ($5–$75 each), including mugs, vases, and banks. They then decorate the pottery using provided patterns, stencils, paints, and brushes before a staff member applies a clear glaze and fires it in the kiln. The artwork is available for pickup after seven days, and finished pieces are safe to use in both the dishwasher and microwave.<p>
A dragon perches on a rock and bares its fangs, desperately wanting to take flight. But it remains chained to the ground. For this snarling beast lacks one important thing: colour. That’s where Paula Harvie comes in. As owner of Club Colour, she opens her studio to 40 people at a time to add pigment to more than 100 available ceramic pieces, from the dragon to cupcake trinket boxes and coffee mugs. Whether using stencils and patterns or following the lead of their sugar-stimulated day dreams, patrons can apply artistic designs to the ceramics using the studio’s stock of non-toxic acrylic and glaze paints. Handy staff members then glaze and fire the projects in a kiln to make them dishwasher and microwave safe. Club Colour also runs electric pottery wheel lessons for those who want to build their creation from scratch.