Crafting your way into someone's cupboard is the craftiest way into their heart. With today's Groupon, $10 gets you $20 worth of paint-your-own pottery at Alpha Fired Arts, off Auburn Boulevard on Aldona Lane. This Groupon is valid for studio fees and basic bisque pieces, but it can’t be used for retail items or specialized pottery glazes and materials.
Upon arrival at Alpha Fired Arts, your creative process commences with your choice of a ceramic bisque piece from the studio's extensive collection of ready-to-paint artifacts, including plates, platters, cookie jars, and flower pots. Next, dig into the depths of your thinker to come up with a design, sketch it out with pencil, and select your glaze colors. If your creativity gets hit with a ceramic block, draw on Alpha's collection of stamps and stencils for inspiration as you craft your masterpiece. Leave your work behind for one final firing in the kiln, and pick up the completed piece of art shortly thereafter. After applying the first part of this Groupon to Alpha Fired Arts' studio fee ($9/adults, $7/kids), which includes the use of brushes, underglaze colors, stamps, and stencils, you can use the remaining value toward your ready-to-paint bisque piece (many are in the $5–$20 range).
Alpha Fired Arts' cheerful studio is a great place to get friends together for a small ceramics gathering, ceramics rave, or first ceramics date rave. If you don't know how to paint, or only know how to paint the Venus of Urbino on a divan made of butter, the friendly staff can help you draw a stegosaurus. Kids love learning crafts, so get up to four Groupons and make it a family affair—or let loose with paint-slinging thrills on a girls’ night out or an all-ages bachelor party.
Though reviews are limited, three Yelpers give Alpha Fired Arts a glowing five stars:
- This is a great place to take kids, or just go by yourself or with some friends. Alpha rocks. – Faith C.
- Took my 3 y/o there today and they were friendly, helpful and (best of all) patient with my little creative, hand-painting diva. – lisa s.
- These folks are THE BEST! Patient, helpful beyond belief, kind, and soooo knowledgeable. – Kelly O.
4675 Aldona Lane
Sacramento, California 95841Get Directions