Taking a ladies night is a much easier way to foster female friendships than forming the country's first all-female softball league or replacing your state legislature with a girls-only clubhouse. Get together with the girls with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a two-hour BYOB Ladies Night Out workshop in ceramic and pottery painting or glass working at Artistic Way (a $70 value). This Groupon also covers the studio fee ($7 for adults). Ladies Night Out workshops are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Artistic Way's community-focused facilities guide families and individuals of all ages to self-expression through art making. Potluck-friendly Ladies Night Out workshops include personalized instruction from a local artist and party-goers are welcome to bring snacks and refreshments. Choosing from a stock of more than 300 pottery pieces, including a round-rim dinner plate or cupcake box, pottery painters expand ceramic horizons with colourful brush- and sponge-work. Groups of five or more can call Artistic Way to schedule a private class.
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. Completed ceramic pieces are glazed or gently reassured before a kiln firing, while glass pieces are either kiln fired or moulded into bowl form by slumping. Students can craft wares in a casual, communal ambience, savouring sips of self-toted wine or beer between brush strokes.
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
Toronto, Ontario M6C 2C7