During his summer-camp days in Maine, a young Pablo Picasso showed an innate knack for poison-ivy treatment but scored low marks in popsicle sticks and finger paints. One-up pint-size Picasso with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a pottery-painting experience for two at Color Me Mine (up to a $50 total value). The experience includes:
- Studio fees for two (up to a $10 value each). Studio fees cover paint, supplies, glazing, and firing.
- Two pieces of pottery (up to a $15 value each)
At Color Me Mine, experts in clay decoration put paintbrushes and pottery in the mitts of customers old and young, guiding them through the process of creation. Pairs of painters peruse the studio's more than 400 ceramics including plates, bowls, and figurines resembling animals or Vincent van Gogh's easel. Each budding Pollock then selects one item and slathers an unlimited supply of paint on their chosen pieces, flexing creative muscles with provided materials and various painting techniques, such as stamping, sponging, and splattering. When each work of art is completed, staff members glaze and fire the masterpieces, and customers can pick up their creations five to seven days later. Music and natural-wood furniture foster a relaxing environment in Color Me Mine's studio, which is peppered with finished pieces created by past customers and sentient pottery wheels.
The friendly staff will help you with any questions you may have.Karen McBride, Examiner.com, 8/11/10
Hyde Park Village
1609 W Snow Cir.
Tampa, Florida 33606