Clay pots and humans are more alike than most think—they both have ancient origins and are generally stuffed with entire batches of cookies. Fill a significant other with love using today's Groupon: for $39, you get a date-night pottery session at ART Station in Stone Mountain (a $79 value). Sessions are typically held on the second, third, and fourth Saturdays of the month (view current list of dates here), and couples should call to reserve their spot.
Creative couples come together for evenings of romantic artistry thanks to the ART Station's date-night program. Duos arrive at 7 p.m. to nibble on fine cheese, elegantly sip wine, and get to know the other pairs with whom they'll be molding masterworks. Afterward, a knowledgeable ART Station staffer guides visitors on a tour of some of the goods within the facility's five art galleries, finally leading them into the ceramics studio. A 30-minute informational session teaches tactile twosomes the basics of clay-crafting, clay-whispering, and advanced clay-hair removal etiquette. From there, couples are free to hand-mold the manifestations of their shared dreams, which will later be kiln-fired and available for pickup in about two weeks. A steady flow of wine and cheese ignites creative neurons and keeps taste buds tingling throughout the experience.
The ART Station's all-encompassing, pro-creativity ethos makes it a more fitting place to realize earthenware aspirations than during off-hours at a pizzeria. In addition to its galleries and ceramics studio, the center houses a theater, gift shop, dance and music studio, and suite of classrooms, all aimed at educating and enabling the latent artistry of its more than 50,000 yearly patrons and students.