Hand-painted pottery has a rich legacy of storytelling, from the Grecian urns that document the perils of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern coffee mugs that foretell epic tales of the world's greatest grandpa. Paint your own story with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of bisque pottery painting and glass fusion or $50 toward any art class, camp, or party at Artistic Way, located in Forest Hill. This Groupon covers the studio fee ($5 for children younger than 12, $7 for adults).
Artistic Way's community-focused facilities guide families and individuals of all ages to self-expression through art making. Choosing from a stock of 200 pottery pieces, including a round-rim dinner plate ($18) or cupcake box ($14), pottery painters expand ceramic horizons with colourful brush and sponge work. Glass fusion, on the other hand, puts a glossy sheen on visitors' artistic aspirations as they embellish and meld ornaments, bowls, and picture frames formed from fragments of nature's kaleidoscopic vanity plate (starting at $12). Completed ceramic pieces are glazed or gently reassured before a kiln firing, while glass pieces are either kiln fired or moulded to bowl form by slumping ($6).
Gaggles of artisans come together to celebrate the creation of fully realized projects at instructor-led art parties (average $230), and art camps encourage budding artists ages 4 to 18 explore the flat and formful arts in morning or afternoon sessions ($195/week, $60/day for half day, $350/week, $85/day for full day). All-ages class programs foster further understanding of multidimensional media such as drawing, painting, glass making, animation, and invisible squid-ink calligraphy (starting at $300).
To Artistic Way’s team of experienced instructors, a community touched by art becomes a stronger, healthier community. Keeping this philosophy in mind, the staff seeks to unleash the shrink-zapped Monets living in artists of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds via a host of programs that encourage self-expression. Professional artists helm art classes for kids and adults alike, and an ever-changing roster of workshops includes BYOB ladies’ nights and opportunities for intensive independent study. Creative endeavours such as mosaic making and sculpture ensure that Artistic Way’s summer and winter camps capture youngsters’ imaginations, preventing boredom or bouts of nostalgic pencil sharpening. While specializing in painting and drawing, Artistic Way also offers make-your-own jewellery, ceramics, and glass sessions, and a school of animation combines art and entertainment.
Humewood - Cedarvale
1003 Eglinton Ave. W
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