Those who know they learned everything they need to know in kindergarten know that painting ceramics is an explosion of creative awakening on par only possibly with the popsicle-stick-log-cabin building and macaroni gluing that spur kindergarten imaginations to glowing realms of ecstatic craftitude. With today's Groupon, $10 gets you $20 worth of paint-it-yourself pottery and more at Art Attack in the Hill Country Galleria area.
Unlike raccoon attacks and heart attacks, Art Attacks attack the heart, sending slight tingling sensations through the body and into extra-corporeal artworks. Each pottery painting begins with a modest studio fee—$8 for adults, $6 for kids younger than 12—which includes all decorating materials and kiln firings. Would-be Picassos then select from a variety of figurines, frames, and kitchenware starting as low as $7. Nuclear fission is complicated, but glass fusing, a sculpting alternative, is simply rewarding and carries no studio fee. Just select a starting glass piece (starting at $6) and add more melted sand shapes, and the Art Attack experts will cook and fuse your creation at a sweltering 1,475 degrees. Additional projects such as tiled mosaic construction are also available.
Art Attack's 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 make it a family affair—or let loose with paint-slinging thrills on a girls’ night out or all-ages bachelor party. Call ahead for a reservation if you're bringing a group of four or more.
Seven Citysearchers give Art Attack five stars:
- Art Attack is more than a pottery studio, they also have mosaics and glass fusing. And they keep adding more options like painting on canvas. They have great ideas for the holidays and keepsake gift items as well as homewares. –S13C
- Love to bring my kids in. They have lots of fun with their friends. The staff is really nice and accomidating [sic]. – James 4 Austin
Art Attack Inc.
In 2009, Linda and Greg Racino were reaping the benefits of more than two fast-paced decades in the tech industry. Something was missing, though—creativity. So in February of that year the couple left behind the cold digital world for a brightly colored studio warmed by a blazing kiln. Lining their shelves with finished and unfinished clay and glass pieces, the Racinos today deal solely in creation. They guide customers through pottery painting and glass fusing—from picking out a blank bisque piece to arranging a unique design of glass pieces. Guests can also check out the calendar of events to learn about upcoming discounts and special projects, or to find out what day it is.
Hill Country Galleria
13500 Galleria Cir
Bee Cave, Texas 78738Get Directions