Archaeologists have allowed us to learn much about ancient cultures, uncovering stone weapons and clay mugs that say "World's Greatest Roman." Create your own artifacts with this Groupon.
$12 for $25 Worth of Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Studio Time
After paying a studio fee that grants unlimited access to paints and brushes ($10/day for adults; $7/day for children younger than 12), aspiring artists decorate pottery items such as pitchers, bowls, and heart-shaped figurines ($3+) with imaginative designs or Valentine's Day hearts. Staffers then fire the finished wares, readying masterpieces for pickup one-to-three days later.
Terra Mia Ceramic Studio
Since 1994, when the first iteration of Terra Mia Ceramic Studio opened, Christine Simmons and her team have been helping kids and adults get creative. The studio eventually relocated to its current site, a large space full of natural light and color splashing from finished ceramic pieces. The wide variety of paintable pottery the space contains, as well as the helpful input of friendly staffers, earned the studio SF Weekly's award for the best DIY ceramics shop in 2012.
After adding finishing touches to pottery, guests can sit for spells on an outdoor patio loaded up with plants. The patio leads to a cozy, sunny-walled room that's ideal for birthday parties, girls' nights out, or private gatherings of people born with brushes for fingers.